The Kwazulu Natal Midlands lies inland of Durban between Pietermaritzburg and the Drakensberg. The Kwazulu Natal Midlands is known for its beauty and its wonderful arts and crafts route called the Midlands Meander. This picturesque scenery bordering on the sublime is known as the Midlands.
An easy one-hour drive from Durban and four and a half hours on the N3 highway from Johannesburg, there is much to explore and do in the Midlands. For all that is on offer, life is lived at a gentler pace, we take time to chat to strangers in the trading store and we grow our own vegetables.
If you’re not here to hike then spend time exploring the many coffee shops, art galleries, cheese farms, trout farms, potters, weavers and painters who have made this region their home. The Midlands Meander is now a wonderfully refreshing mix of over 150 places at which to eat, drink and shop.
With Howick Falls on your doorstep, the Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve with its nature trails, picnic spots, some of the best bass fishing and great birding; the Kamberg Nature Reserve, framed by the Drakensberg Mountains with some incredible scenery and place to walk and picnic; and the Loteni Nature Reserve – a great place for trout fishing, there is plenty for one to do.
But you would be forgiven for using your time here simply to drink in the sights, sounds and fresh air of the Kwazulu Natal Midlands, for without doubt here is a place to restore the soul.