Looking for an idyllic country retreat, a classic golf course, conference venue, and great trout fishing with all the conveniences and upmarket style of the city? Gowrie Golf Course Estate and Accommodation in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is a…
Celtiskloof Shoppe, surrounded by the original nursery, with café & kids playgrounds, offers a wide range of foodstuffs & non-foodstuffs. Recently added: art studio, pump-track, running-cycle track & sports arena for mini-soccer & basketball. New: health-nutrition-exercise hub with outdoor exercise park. Coming soon: speciality cellar: imported-local-craft beers, wines & liqueurs.
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 […]
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 […]
Shayse 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.
With panoramic views of the Drakensberg Mountains, in a tranquil country setting, the feeling of relaxation and romance is almost tangible. We have five luxurious self-catering lodges which are set on the Invermooi Angus Stud farm in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg, 22 km’s outside of Nottingham Road KZN. Invermooi Estate has established numerous self-catering lodges to cater for a picturesque and peaceful getaway from the city, providing numerous activities. An ideal setting for relaxation and the enjoyment of the outdoors. Invermooi Estate Lodges are conveniently situated around Invermooi Estate to give our guests the privacy they require when experiencing the wonderful facilities including fly fishing, hiking and relaxing in beautiful surroundings. Our lodges are exquisitely furnished for the comfort of our visitors. Invermooi Estate is a premier trout fishing holiday venue. The location is ideal for both anglers and non-anglers alike. The Estate has 2 dams, McNab and Malachite and 8km of river fishing. Set on a working farm, it is a great place to enjoy the countryside, watch the birds and other wildlife, as well as to fish. There is plenty to do for family and friends in the surrounding area, and the local Nottingham Road village […]
Themba Creations is a community-based initiative supporting women in Mooi River who are grass mat makers, seamstresses & crocheters. Thier work can be viewed at the Midlands Meander Association Information Centre and Gallery at based at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site. Themba Creations is Funded by the N3TC emerging Artist & crafter Programme.
By appointment only. A working pottery, producing garden & tableware. Handmade using centuries-old techniques set in the idyllic country village of Fort Nottingham. The pottery courtyard, potager & little summerhouse is open on select weekends throughout the year. Mick Haigh started making pottery in 1998, working mostly in tableware production, he now turns his attention to garden urns, which is a culmination of skill, knowledge and a love of all things botanical. Having lived and worked in the small rural hamlet of Fort Nottingham Kwa-Zulu Natal since 2005, Mick has now developed a clay with which to build and fire garden scale pots. These fine urns are available to order from this website and are available to view and purchase at the family restaurant Cafe Bloom in Nottingham Road Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands.
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.
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.
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.
Dr E.M Ndlovu’s indigenous herb farm offer’s a variety of medicinal plants & bulbs. The herb farm also produces cosmetics such as medicinal soaps and various heath products. Kwa-Malulekoes also offers ethno-medicinal plant consultations, cultural tour organising, medicinal learning courses and spiritual support.
Karkloof Safari Villas is an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime five star destination, made up of vast spaces & intimate exclusivity. Boasting 16 ultra-luxurious private villas in the tranquil Kwa-Zulu Natal countryside, Karkloof is surrounded by magnificent terrain, abundant in wildlife, & ideal for those in search of effortless luxury, solitude and jaw-dropping scenery.