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Natal Midlands

Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal The Natal Midlands lies between the coastal areas of KwaZulu-Natal and the Drakensberg Mountain Range in the west of the province. The city of Pietermaritzburg is the gateway to the Midlands but the character of this beautiful part of South Africa is defined by rolling hills, rivers, waterfalls, dams, lakes and verdant farmlands with towering peaks forming the backdrop in the west. The world -famous Midlands Meander will take you on a picturesque journey through many charming villages and towns...

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Seyffert, Walker to tackle TransCape Seyffert, Walker to tackle TransCape

After a lengthy association with Hanco Kachelhoffer, mountain biking professional Pieter Seyffert will reveal a new partnership wh

For the love of stories: things to do in KwaZulu-Natal For the love of stories: things to do in KwaZulu-Natal

I went on a quest to root out the tradition of storytelling in KwaZulu-Natal and found these great places to visit...

Meet the Midlanders Meet the Midlanders

Who hasn't heard of the Midlands Meander in KwaZulu-Natal? We seek out a dozen members of this tourism route to show just why...

Village of Visions Village of Visions

The famously misty town of Hilton is the gateway to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and the Midlands Meander.

Best of Friends Best of Friends

Friends of Howick are the guardians of the natural assets of this quaint town in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands.

Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal

On 5 August 1962, Nelson Mandela was captured by the South African Police on the R103 about 5km outside the town of Howick ...

Pietermaritzburg Botanical Garden, Natal Midlands Pietermaritzburg Botanical Garden, Natal Midlands

Pietermaritzburg Botanical Garden was established in 1874 as a research station to test the viability of growing exotic trees ...

Alexandra Park, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Midlands Alexandra Park, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Midlands

Alexandra Park is the green lung of the city of Pietermaritzburg in the Natal Midlands. The park provides the perfect ...

Burger Street Jail, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Midlands Burger Street Jail, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Midlands

The Burger Street Jail was built in the middle of Pietermaritzburg in 1862 by the British to replace the original prison built...

KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal Museum is one of only five national museums in South Africa. Situated in the city of Pietermaritzburg near the ...

Ntsikeni Nature Reserve, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal Ntsikeni Nature Reserve, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal

Ntsikeni Nature Reserve is situated in the southern area of KwaZulu-Natal about 50km north of Kokstad between the Midlands ...

Snapshots of Notties - aka Nottingham Road, Natal Midlands Snapshots of Notties - aka Nottingham Road, Natal Midlands

As the Nottingham Road Farmers' Association turns 125, Andrea Abbott visits the iconic Natal Midlands village. You might wonder...

Bulwer Paragliding and Hang Gliding, Natal Midlands Bulwer Paragliding and Hang Gliding, Natal Midlands

Bulwer is known as one of South Africa's top paragliding and hang gliding sites, attracting both local and international pilots ..

Natal Lion Park, Camperdown, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal Natal Lion Park, Camperdown, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal

The Natal Lion Park, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is a one-stop destination to see a wide selection of game and birds ...

Albert Falls  Dam and Game Reserve, Natal Midlands Albert Falls Dam and Game Reserve, Natal Midlands

The Albert Falls Dam, close to Wartburg in the Natal Midlands is a premier bass fishing destination. Water sports, birding and...

Hilton Farm Stall, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal Hilton Farm Stall, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal

The Hilton Farm Stall in the Natal Midlands is a unique and exciting shopping experience. Fresh and pickled produce and delights..

Eston Sugar Mill, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal Eston Sugar Mill, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal

The Eston sugar cane mill, in KwaZulu-Natal is known as the Illovo Sugar Mill. The mill crushes millions of tons of sugar cane...

Marutswa Forest Trail and Bird Watching, Natal Midlands Marutswa Forest Trail and Bird Watching, Natal Midlands

The Bulwer Biosphere - Marutswa Forest Trail and Bird Boardwalk in Bulwer, KwaZulu-Natal is a marvel of natural beauty and birding

Blarney Cottage, Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal Midlands Blarney Cottage, Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal Midlands

Blarney Cottage in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal is the oldest and last surviving settlers home in the area. It was built in the 1800's.

Richmond Museum, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal Richmond Museum, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal

The Richmond Museum in KwaZulu-Natal depicts the turbulent history of those that shaped the town and Midland surrounds...