Things to Do in Natal Midlands

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Wagendrift Dam

Wagendrift Dam

Dams Vleis in Estcourt (411.3 km from Natal Midlands)

Wagendrift Dam is a picturesque dam named after a drift through the Bushmans River used by transport wagons on their to the Witwatersrand goldfields. The dam is surrounded by the Wagendrift reserve, a protected area. Boating and fishing are the main activities. There is a 3 km self-guided trail along the Bushmans River. Look out for fish eagle and...

Sani Spoors

Sani Spoors

Mountain Biking Trails in Underberg (413.1 km from Natal Midlands)

Have a blast in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg. Situated 4 km from the country village of Underberg, Sani Spoors is the ideal mountain biking and trail running venue. The diverse trails range from single track through pine forests to riverbanks, offering some of the finest mountain biking trails in KwaZulu-Natal. The routes are on...

African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

Animal Parks in Camperdown (508.7 km from Natal Midlands)

Home to eleven of the twelve owl species, five of the eight vulture species and numerous magnificent raptors found in Southern Africa, the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is well worth a visit. Dedicated to conserving indigenous raptors, the haven is also a base for continuing research, breeding and rehabilitation projects for birds of prey,...

Fort Nottingham Museum

Fort Nottingham Museum

Galleries and Museums in Fort Nottingham (435.5 km from Natal Midlands)

Fort Nottingham is very quiet and there’s not much to do except visit the smallest town hall in South Africa – it’s more like a medium-sized garden shed – and spend an hour or so in the museum that’s now housed in the old fort. Fort Nottingham derives its name from Nottingham shire's Regiment - the 45th 'Sherwood Foresters', who were stationed...

Garden Castle Nature Reserve Hiking

Garden Castle Nature Reserve Hiking

Hiking Trail in Underberg (399.5 km from Natal Midlands)

Garden Castle Nature Reserve is situated in the Ukahlamba Drakensberg National Park and 25 km from The Old Hatchery. The reserve offers a number of stunning hikes ranging from short and easy to long and challenging. The caves, rivers, natural pools and surrounding majestic mountains are astonishingly beautiful.

Pennygum Rafting and Tubing

Pennygum Rafting and Tubing

Popular Attractions in Underberg (412.2 km from Natal Midlands)

Pennygum Country Cottages offer rafting and tubing down the Umzimkulu River in season. Trips range between 1 to 4 hours depending on the level of the river. Adventures can relax watching wildlife while tubing down the river or use a bit of skill to navigate the rafts. Tube and raft hire as well as pickups and take-outs are arranged.

The Underberg Studio

The Underberg Studio

Galleries and Museums in Underberg (417.1 km from Natal Midlands)

The Underberg Studio is situated in the scenic village of Underberg in the southern Drakensberg. Owned by fine art photographer and ceramicist Lawrance and Catherine Brennon, the working pottery studio and gallery houses their work as well as several leading South African artists. Open daily 10:00 – 16:30 pm (Closed on Tuesdays out of...

The Funky COW

The Funky COW

Shops in Underberg (417.6 km from Natal Midlands)

The Funky Cow is a quaint, eclectic little shop rooted in Underberg opposite the local Spar. Its well worth a visit as it sells gorgeous traditional Basotho blankets (since they’re on the border of Lesotho and the famous Sani Pass). You’ll also find funky jewellery, antiques, vintage clothing, awesome gifts and souvenirs to take home.

Giants Cup Trail

Giants Cup Trail

Hiking Trail in Underberg (417.7 km from Natal Midlands)

The five-day Giant's Cup Trail is one of the easier hiking trails in the Drakensberg. The best time to do it is in during spring or autumn when the weather is milder. Winters can be extremely cold and it often snows. Overnight accommodation is in mountain huts and an old farmhouse. You will need to leave your vehicle at the start of the trail, a...

Scarecrows Antiques & Collectibles

Scarecrows Antiques & Collectibles

Shops in Natal Midlands (441.9 km from Natal Midlands)

Scarecrows Antiques & Collectibles is a well established shop in the Sherwood Centre Nottingham Road. We have a wide variety of antique furniture as well as rare collectibles. We also have a wonderful gift section.

Fordoun Spa

Fordoun Spa

Spa and Wellness in Nottingham Road (443.6 km from Natal Midlands)

Fordoun Spa is in the heart of Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander and boasts a team of experts that include skilled masseurs, Reiki and Bio-energy specialists, a traditional African Healer and highly trained aestheticians. The spa features internationally acclaimed treatments such as the rasul, (a Turkish steam and clay treatment room), a saline...

Wild Sky Paragliding

Wild Sky Paragliding

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Bulwer (443.8 km from Natal Midlands)

Wild Sky Paragliding school has been operating since 1993. We have an excellent reputation and are accredited with SAHPA (the South African Hanggliding and Paragliding Association) and a member of the Aeroclub of South Africa. The paragliding school operates FULL TIME seven days a week. We have top instructors and tandem pilot with the...

Swissland Cheese

Swissland Cheese

Shops in Balgowan (449.3 km from Natal Midlands)

Swissland Cheese is an established, unique enterprise that pioneered in 1992 by Fran Isaac. The opportunity presented itself in those years when Frans’ 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 known to the South African...

Stormy Hill Horse Trails

Stormy Hill Horse Trails

Popular Attractions in Impendle (454.1 km from Natal Midlands)

Stormy Hill is Caroline's home on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment where horses and hounds flourish. Come and enjoy a delightful morning in the conservation corridors of forestry and farmland areas. Here, guests are entertained to a lifestyle experience constituting an introduction to the horses of the hill, a hands-on grooming session and a...

The Hidden Valley Trail

The Hidden Valley Trail

Four By Four Trails in Mooi River (460.1 km from Natal Midlands)

The Hidden Valley Trail or Southern Cross is a scenic and mountainous 4x4 trail, 40 km from Mooi River. The trail is ideal for both the experienced and beginner 4x4 driver with a difficulty grading from 3 to 5. Low range, high clearance vehicles are necessary for this trail. The trail can be completed in about 3 hours. Please call for further...