The Kwazulu Natal Midlands

It’s hard not to fall in love with the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. Snuggled between the mighty Drakensberg and the incredible Kwazulu Natal Coastline, the Kwazulu Natal Midlands offers lush green valleys into tranquil streams, dams and lakes.  The northern reaches of the Natal Midlands are dominated by the foothills and mountains of the Drakensberg.

If you’re not hiking then spend time exploring the many coffee shops, art galleries, pretty guest houses, cheese farms, trout farms, potters, weavers and painters who have made this region their home. The Midlands Meander is now a wonderfully refreshing mix of over 150 places at which to eat, drink and shop, and extends from Estcourt and Curry’s Post to Dargle Valley and Fort Nottingham – 80 kilometres of activity.

With Howick Falls on your doorstep, the Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve with its nature trails, picnic spots, some of the best bass fishing and great birding; the Kamberg Nature Reserve, framed by the Drakensberg Mountains with some incredible scenery and place to walk and picnic; and the Loteni Nature Reserve – a great place for trout fishing, there is plenty for one to do.

But you would be forgiven for using your time here simply to drink in the sights, sounds and fresh air of the Natal Midlands, for without doubt here is a place to restore the soul.

Slackpacking trails in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands