Guaranteed to take your breath away with its beauty,
the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander is one of the country’s most famous routes. It’s also known as the ‘arts and crafts route’ and this piece of the world is nothing short of majestic but it doesn’t stop at the Midlands Meander. If you’re passing through the area for any reason take some time to stop and enjoy the attractions. Here is my pick of the best things to see and do.


Midmar Dam

Midmar Dam, a popular recreational destination, is situated off the N3, 24 km from Pietermaritzburg

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

One of South Africa’s more interesting historical sites, the Nelson Mandela Capture Site on the R103 just ...

Treetop Canopy Tours

Located 10 km outside of Howick in the spectacular valley of the mistbelt podacarpus Karkloof Forest Reserve,

Howick Falls

At 95 metres high (310 feet) the Howick Falls are located on the Umgeni River and have become a popular tourist attraction and the site boasts a...


Not only is it stunningly beautiful, but the Drakensberg Mountains are right on your doorstep. Even though they’re not technically in the midlands...
Sanlee Country Lodge

Nottingham Road

The quaint little town of Nottingham Road is so tiny that if you blink you might miss it. The picturesque town...


A visit to WESSA (The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) in the uMgeni River valley is a must. Most of the reserve is located in the...


One of South Africa’s most famous schools, receiving more attention in the last few years due to the Spud...

Zulu Mpophomeni Township Experience

Zulu Mpophomeni Tourism Experience (ZMTE) is an award winning...