The Midlands, in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, is most famous for its collection of arranged routes called the Midlands Meander. Visitors have traditionally visited the area for its arts and crafts, but there are many more things to do in the Midlands and its beautiful surroundings.A popular destination for family holidays, adventure tours, weddings, and romantic getaways, Midlands accommodation is varied. Between the Mooi River in the north, Hilton in the south, Karkloof in the east and the foothills of the Drakensberg in the west, you’ll find places to stay in the Midlands to suit all types of travellers.
Only an hour's drive from Durban, the Midlands is a popular weekend destination for city dwellers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life. It’s not a long drive from Johannesburg either – at around 4.5 hours on the N3 highway, you can visit for a long weekend or extended Midlands holiday. Here, you’ll experience the concept of “slow tourism” – an opportunity to immerse yourself in the country andenjoy the wide range of outdoorsy Midlandsactivities on offer, from birding, fishing, hiking and horse riding to cultural attractions like museums and the Nelson Mandela Capture Site.
Things to do in the Midlands
Go mountain biking in Howick and Karkloof.
Visit the Karkloof farmers market on Saturdays.
Visit the Nelson Mandela Capture Site. Nelson Mandela was arrested on 5 August 1962 outside Howick.
Go on a treetop canopy tour.
Visit a working pottery and take home some beautiful crafts.
Explore the forests and waterfalls around the area.
Are you ready to experience life in the slow lane? Get in touch with us to book your 2024 Midlands accommodation so that you can enjoy the gracious hospitality, artistic atmosphere, adventure activities and great wining and dining for which the area is renowned.
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