The coal industry provided prosperity in Dundee, among other things, a theater was built and beautiful, gracious houses. Today the main source of income is agriculture, you will see many sheep and other cattle in the region. The climate is described as a subtropical highland climate which means that the summers are pleasant with a temperature around 26 degrees during the day and the winters cool and dry with temperatures during the day around 19 degrees and at night around 4 degrees.
Dundee is part of the so-called ‘Battlefield Route’ in Kwazulu Natal. Near Dundee history has been made by the Boers / Voortrekkers, the English settlers and the Zulu’s. In the Talana museum you will learn a lot about the different battles that took place here and also about the origin of Dundee. The Battlefield Route is a must for history lovers. Between Dundee and Vryheid is a special memorial place to the battle between the Boers and the Zulu’s. Here you will find a life-size replica of the bullock carts that were set up for the ‘Battle of Blood River’ at the time. Incidentally, the history of Dundee begins with the San Bushmen who lived here 4000-5000 years ago. In a number of places in the area you will find rock drawings of these first inhabitants in caves and shelters.