Michaelhouse, the Anglican Diocesan College of Natal, was founded in 1896 and is an internationally renowned boarding school for senior boys. Situated on a secure estate in the beautiful Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the school has a…
Siyaphambili Disabled Crafts is a co-operative group of disabled basket weavers. Their work can be viewed at the Midlands Meander Association Information Centre & Gallery at based at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site. Shiyase Disabled Crafts is Funded by the N3TC emerging Artist & crafter Programme.
The Nguni Guy, a Midlands local and third generation Nguni farmer, offers the widest selection of Hides, Cushions, and Nguni furniture in the Midlands, with over 100 hides on display 7 days a week. The Meander’s place to get all things Nguni, you are sure to find exactly what you’re after.
Swissland Cheese is an established, unique enterprise that pioneered in 1992 by Francine Isaac. The opportunity presented itself in those years when Fran’s Family background of dairy farming and her own passion for the farm life she grew up with, came together just before the time when the only cheeses available and know to the South African public, was the Annatto coloured Cheddar and Gouda. At the same time, cheeses such as Camembert and Brie paved the way for an interest and demand for different styles of cheeses in South Africa. It was the beginning of a new food culture, where healthy wholesome foods were being sought after. This also collided at the start of the well known Midlands Meander tourist route, incorporating artists, artisan and agri-tourism. A route that has become popular in providing and sharing an insight to the lives of these people and the beautiful area in which they live in. The Natal Midlands’ rolling green hills and the lovely farm where Fran grew up, provided a spring burst for her passion and a healthy farm life for her own children. The high hill where the Saanen Goats roam and the valleys that stretch below is where Swissland grew into a fairytale following the […]
A fresh produce market showcasing local growers & producers. Find a selection of locally grown, hand-made produce including organic & artisanal products. There is ample seating & a variety of breakfast & coffee stalls to choose from. Enjoy the morning with family & friends in a child-friendly environment.
Experience old-world charm in the Pietermaritzburg Midlands. Situated right on the doorstep of the Midlands Meander, the four-star architectural showpiece that is ANEW Hotel Hilton, the elegant and upmarket hotel consisting of 97 rooms and boasts all the modern amenities expected from vacationing families and businessmen alike.
If you are starting your meander from Howick Tweedie Junction should be your first stop. We have tried to create a place reminiscent of the old meander when you traveled from farm to farm to see crafters at work and buy their wares. Sample a delicious coffee followed by a home cooked breakfast at the coffee shop. If you are a late riser you may prefer a light lunch instead. There is a delightful courtyard surrounded by owner run interesting shops. You will find talented women working away making Morano glass beads or mosaicing an old birdbath turning it into an artistic treasure. They give one on one classes where you can learn their crafts. Or come with a group and spend the morning at the centre learning something new. A leather shop sells handcrafted bags, belts, shoes and Nguni skins. If it is a gift you are looking for one of the shops has a large selection of locally manufactured items, previously loved clothing as well as old enamel and other interesting treasures. There is a deli if you are looking for trout, homemade ice cream and more locally produced goodies. Here too you will find an artist at […]
Alson Zuma is a gifted wood carver who creates amazing hand carved panels. His work has featured on the walls of The Palace Hotel, Mala Mala Game Reserve & the KZN cultural Museum. His work can be viewed at the MMA Info Centre /Arts & Crafts Gallery based at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site. Alson Zuma is Funded by the N3TC emerging Artist & crafter Programme.
Sharing a passion for food and hospitality, Werner & Michele invite you to indulge in the dining pleasures of the country enjoying the panoramic views of both the Kamberg Mountains & Karkloof Valley. With the ethos of freshly prepared and tastefully presented meals, we create a full dining experience for family – young and old. firstname.lastname@example.org www.tumbledowns.co.za
Khanya Themba is a co-operative group seeking to uplift jobless women by employing them to produce bags, mats, baskets blankets & toys out of recycled plastic bags. Their work can be viewed at the Midlands Meander Association Information Centre & Gallery at based at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site. Khanya Temba is Funded by the N3TC emerging Artist & crafter Programme.
Lythwood Lodge nestles in the hills of the mystical Natal Midlands providing the perfect setting in a 275-acre estate, bordered by the Lions River and natural forest in the form of an amphitheatre. Lythwood Lodge offers a variety of accommodation, from self-catering cottages to executive suites. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath (excluding the 2 wheelchair-adapted rooms which have a large shower area only) and a crackling fireplace. The furnishings are crafted from mahogany wood to an exceptionally high standard and provide an ambiance which is both tranquil and comfortable. Artwork adorning the walls boasts largely local artists works and varies from grand landscape designs, to more intimate animal or bird designs. In-Room Facilities As part of our exceptional service each room has local fresh fruit, homemade biscuits, tea and coffee facilities and satellite television. Each room has a deposit box for valuables. Laundry service, shoe cleaning and room service are available. The lodge is covered by a Wi-Fi network that enables you to stay in touch whilst resting or conferencing in the tranquil Midlands. Facilities Our main formal lounge, bar and restaurant have spectacular views of the gardens and amphitheatre surrounding the lodge, with […]
Bosch Hoek Lodge offers 12 Luxury appointed rooms set in a tranquil setting surrounded by diverse shrubbery and trees as well as inquisitive Vervet Monkeys, Grey Crowned Cranes, Bush Buck and Reed Buck. Enjoy Breakfast warming up in the sun while enjoying views of the surrounding wildlife.
We are a family-run wine estate, who grow and make our wine on the farm. Experience a unique KZN certified wine tasting and cellar tour in our beautifully newly built wine cellar at Piggly Wiggly.