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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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Natal Midlands Information
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 ...

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...

Strawberry Picking, Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Strawberry Picking, Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

Strawberry picking in Camperdown bursts into full swing each year between July and December offering family fun and ripe pickings.

Illovo Eston Mountain Bike Challenge Illovo Eston Mountain Bike Challenge

The Illovo Eston mountain bike challenge takes place every August and attracts riders from far, promising an adrenalin fueled race

Hilton Railway Museum, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal Midlands Hilton Railway Museum, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal Midlands

The Hilton Railway Museum situated in the Natal Midlands, allows visitors to view vintage memorabilia and station treasures...

Bosch Hoek Golf & Country Estate, Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal Bosch Hoek Golf & Country Estate, Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal

Situated in Balgowan in the Natal Midlands, this picturesque Golfing estate will provide a tough terrain for any scratch golfer ..

Mpophomeni Township Tours, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal Mpophomeni Township Tours, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal

Mpophomeni is a town that is rich in Zulu culture and history. They offer a unique Township Tour with traditional music and ...

Doreen Clark Nature Reserve, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal Doreen Clark Nature Reserve, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal

The 3ha Doreen Clark Nature Reserve in the Natal Midlands near Hilton is great for birding, netting butterflies and family picnics

Yellowwood Church , Bulwer, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal Midlands Yellowwood Church , Bulwer, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal Midlands

This historic church in Bulwer, KwaZulu-Natal was built in 1885 from hand-sewn yellowwood timber and attracts visitors from far ..

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal Midland Queen Elizabeth National Park, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal Midland

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to a variety of buck, zebra and rock hyrax. The scenic surrounds are ideal for a picnic.

Baynesfield Estate, Richmond, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal Baynesfield Estate, Richmond, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal

Visit the beautiful Victorian house or do the 14km hiking trail with overnight accomodation on the Baynesfield Estate, Richmond.

Bird Watching, Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal Midlands Bird Watching, Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal Midlands

Balgowan, in the Natal Midlands, forms part of the “KwaZulu-Natal Birding Route” - a Bird Watching paradise. This route consists

Mountain Biking at Rockwood Forest Lodge, Karkloof Mountain Biking at Rockwood Forest Lodge, Karkloof

This trail follows beautiful and scenic roads around the Karkloof Nature Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal...

Mountain Biking on the Groundcover Trail, Curry’s Post Mountain Biking on the Groundcover Trail, Curry’s Post

This is a relaxing ride in the heart of the Midlands Meander in KwaZulu-Natal, and has plenty of great refreshment stops...

The Midlands Meander Tourist Route, KwaZulu-Natal The Midlands Meander Tourist Route, KwaZulu-Natal

The Midlands Meander is one of South Africa's premier tourist routes, set in the heart of Kwazulu-Natal...

Dirt Road Traders, Curry’s Post, Midlands Meander Dirt Road Traders, Curry’s Post, Midlands Meander

Dirt Road Traders is the manufacturer of premium outdoor, safari and leisure goods in Curry's Post on the Midlands Meander route..

Chocolate Heaven, Rosetta, Midlands Meander Chocolate Heaven, Rosetta, Midlands Meander

The experience at Chocolate Heaven in Rosetta on the Midlands Meander is like no other, and is tasteful fun for the whole family.

Viva Voce, Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander Viva Voce, Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander

Michael John Mawdsley Jnr. is one of South Africa's most celebrated bronze sculptors and has a real heart for South Africa...

Astrid Dahl, Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander Astrid Dahl, Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander

Astrid Dahl is one of KwaZulu-Natal's most celebrated artists, famed for her astonishingly beautiful works of clay...

Aladdins-de-Light, Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander Aladdins-de-Light, Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander

Aladdins-de-Light is a uniquely satisfying arts and crafts experience on the Midlands Meander.

Zulu Lulu Trading, Lions River, Midlands Meander Zulu Lulu Trading, Lions River, Midlands Meander

Zulu Lulu Trading in the Midlands Meander is one of the most celebrated ceramic studios in KwaZulu-Natal...

Groundcover Leather Company, Curry’s Post, Midlands Meander Groundcover Leather Company, Curry’s Post, Midlands Meander

Groundcover Leather Company is a quality leather manufacturer on the Midlands Meander route...

Hi-Fly Kites, Merrivale, Midlands Meander Hi-Fly Kites, Merrivale, Midlands Meander

Hi-Fly kites is the largest manufacturer and distributor of outdoor kites in Africa...

The Weaver’s Hut, Howick, Midlands Meander The Weaver’s Hut, Howick, Midlands Meander

The Midlands Meander is a famed area of South Africa for its arts and crafts. The Weaver's Hut, which operates from...

Karkloof Spa, Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal Karkloof Spa, Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal

Karkloof Spa in the Midlands Meander is renowned for being the most eco-friendly spa in Africa.

Kleinbosch Wine Estate, Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal Kleinbosch Wine Estate, Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal

Wine tasting in KwaZulu-Natal doesn't get better than Kleinbosch Wine Estate in Mount West....

Kwazulu-Natal Tours with Ron Gold, Midlands Meander Kwazulu-Natal Tours with Ron Gold, Midlands Meander

Ron Gold is an accredited tourist guide with Kwazulu-Natal tourism and has established specialised tours in the Midlands Meander.

Old Kilgrobbin Farm, Dargle Valley, Midlands Meander Old Kilgrobbin Farm, Dargle Valley, Midlands Meander

The Horseplay experience in the Kwazulu-Natal midlands is a horsewhispering experience like no other...

Cranford Country Lodge Horse Trails, Howick, Natal Midlands Cranford Country Lodge Horse Trails, Howick, Natal Midlands

Cranford Country Lodge Horse Trails is one of the premier horse trail operators in the Natal Midlands...

Kamberg Nature Reserve, Rosetta, Midlands Meander Kamberg Nature Reserve, Rosetta, Midlands Meander

The Kamberg Nature Reserve is nestled in the foothills of the Umkhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage site.

Tillietudlem Game and Trout Lodge, Boston, Midlands Meander Tillietudlem Game and Trout Lodge, Boston, Midlands Meander

Tillietudlem is a special discovery on the Midlands Meander, and a place that will certainly work its magic on you...

Rockwood, Karkloof Nature Reserve, Midlands Meander Rockwood, Karkloof Nature Reserve, Midlands Meander

Rockwood, in the Karkloof Nature Reserve, is the ideal Midlands Meander getaway...

Karkloof Canopy Tour, Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal Karkloof Canopy Tour, Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal

This unique eco-adventure experience takes guests on a 3hr adventure through the magnificent indigenous forest at Karkloof.

Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve, Midlands Meander Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve, Midlands Meander

The beautiful Umgeni Valley lies in the heart of the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands, created by the Umgeni River as it cascades over...

Midmar Resort, Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal Midmar Resort, Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal

Midmar is a beautiful dam on the Umgeni River, situated in the stunning Umgeni valley in the Midlands Meander.

The Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa The Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

The Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg dates back to 1903, and is one of the major art museums in South Africa.

Victoria Country Club, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal Victoria Country Club, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

Victoria Country Club golf course is situated less than 5 minutes from the CBD of Pietermaritzburg in scenic parklands ...

Natal Midlands Articles
Best of Friends Best of Friends Date: 24/08/2013

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

Snapshots of Notties – aka Nottingham Road, Natal Midlands Snapshots of Notties – aka Nottingham Road, Natal Midlands Date: 10/11/2012

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

Easy Rider Easy Rider Date: 19/08/2012

A wonderful way to discover the Natal Midlands is by mountain bike on the Midlands MTB Meander and the best thing about this ...

History in a Pot History in a Pot Date: 21/12/2010

Zulu culture and the natural world as depicted by the Ardmore artists is a history book in clay....