Situated in a beautiful valley, our guest house will delight your senses. The 16-hectare property and surrounding area provide great opportunities for walking, biking and birding in a picturesque setting. Stylish, comfortable accommodation, warm ambiance, delicious meals and an excellent selection of wines await you.
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 […]
Our exciting ‘Ethnicks’ shop in Howick is jam-packed with our own individual stunning ‘Ethnicks Beadwork’ ranges designed, developed & produced in collaboration with over 30 Zulu rural women in addition to a very comprehensive selection of other gifts, curios & handmade crafts well suited to both locals and overseas tourists.
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.
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 […]
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.
The Meander Hall is a lavish 250 seater wedding & conference venue. The Hall offers basic decor, a large kitchen, outdoor seating area, change rooms & disabled toilet facilities. Catering, tables & chairs can be arranged on request. Situated in Lions River, with accommodation & various activities a stone throw away. The venue is ideal for large weddings, conferences, social functions & birthday parties.
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.
A new hidden gem on the Midlands Meander Route… Forget about your cell phone, tablet or television….come and enjoy the peace and tranquility you deserve here at our estate, 6km from the Currys Post Road on the D293. Totally secluded in a cul de sac boarding the Sappi Forests. Enjoy the scenery, go for a walk, bring your bicycle or just relax with a good book. The estate is in close proximity to the Karkloof Reserve, Sappi bike trails, many local restaurants and coffee shops with Howick 26km away. There are four self-catering lodges on the estate sleeping two up to six people. The farm is the perfect spot for a garden wedding with picturesque sunrises and sunsets.
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 […]
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.
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.