Qambathi is the ultimate romantic getaway. Excellent service supports the superb cuisine and is sure to turn any day into a fairytale experience. Great care has been taken to create unique and inspiring luxury accommodation, where you can sink into total comfort of meticulously designed rooms defined by a blend of nature’s colours and contemporary use of natural materials.
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.
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. email@example.com www.tumbledowns.co.za
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. Click Here To View our Brochure: Item Brochure
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.