Midlands Meander

The Natal Midlands stretches from Mooi River in the lower foothills of the majestic Drakensberg, to the city of Pietermaritzburg. The Midlands Meander takes you through the rolling green countryside, with points of interest with great historical significance, or venues that offer everything from handmade crafts, art galleries, wine cellars, inviting restaurants, and adventure activities.

Buy @ Midlands

For some retail therapy, you’ll find various shops in the area with beautiful handmade items and crafts like furniture, pottery, leather goods, antiques, and collectibles.


Tsonga Shoes

Dargle Pottery

Johnson Brothers

Mill Trading

Taste @ Midlands

For the foodies amongst you come to taste the best the local producers have to offer or stocking up the pantry with freshly ground coffee, homemade cheese, nougat, jams, olive oil, or artisan meat products.

Nottingham Road Brewery

Get the true taste of the Midlands with an ice-cold locally brewed beer or for the ladies a handcrafted gin from Nottingham Road Brewing Company.

Abingdon Wine Estate

Stock up your wine collection from the small family-run Abingdon Wine Estate after drinking a few glasses with friends under the pergola overlooking the stunning vineyard.

Terbodore Coffee

Longshadow Farm

Romesca Olives

Dargle Valley Port

Explore @ Midlands

Explore one of the protected areas that are open to the public like the Bill Barnes Nature Reserve, Karkloof Conservation Centre, or the uMngeni Valley Nature Reserve. If you are intrigued by our local history visit Fort Nottingham, Howick uMngeni Museum, Rhode House Museum, or The Capture Site Visitor’s Centre/Museum.


Karkloof Centre

Umngeni Valley

Capture Site

Fort Nottingham

Experience @ Midlands

Tick off your bucket list by learning to fly fish at a well-stocked trout dam or enjoy a round of golf with your friends at one of the many golf courses the Midlands have to offer.For the adrenalin junkies get your kick from mountain biking the scenic country roads, hike one of the many trails, or book a horse trail through the foothills of the Drakensberg.


Fly Fishing



Horse Riding