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...

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...

Nelson Mandela Memorial Capture Site

Nelson Mandela Memorial Capture Site

Popular Attractions in Howick (464.4 km from Natal Midlands)

The Nelson Mandela Memorial, at Madiba's Capture Site, marks the 50-year anniversary of what began Nelson Mandela's "long walk to freedom". A highly acclaimed sculpture by artist Marco Cianfanelli is centre point of the Memorial Site.

Harry Gwala

Harry Gwala

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Scottsville (493 km from Natal Midlands)

Harry Gwala Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Premier Soccer League club Maritzburg United. In 2008 the stadium had a capacity of 10,000, but around September 2009 it was upgraded to 12,000 seats. The stadium is named after ANC politician...

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...

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...

Mandela Capture Monument

Mandela Capture Monument

Popular Attractions in Howick (464.4 km from Natal Midlands)

Madiba fans and struggle history buffs all make their political pilgrimage to the Mandela Capture Monument. This significant site is where the world's most famous anti-apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, was apprehended while driving incognito from Durban to Johannesburg. On the 5th of August 1962 Mandela was arrested at a point on the main R103...

Howick Falls

Howick Falls

Waterfall in Howick (472 km from Natal Midlands)

Abseil Howick FallsIf life has become a little dull, why not walk over the edge and abseil down the second tallest waterfall in South Africa. At the bottom of the thundering 107-metre-high Howick Falls, you plop into an inflatable boat that takes you to the start of an indigenous forest walk.The trail takes you through the Howick Falls Conservancy...

Scottsville Racecourse

Scottsville Racecourse

Racecourses in Scottsville (494.2 km from Natal Midlands)

Scottsville Racecourse's modern facilities incorporate all the very best in racecourse comfort, elegance and intimacy. Easily one of the most attractive racecourses in South Africa, Scottsville is situated 2.5 km from Pietermaritzburg’s city centre. The Spanish-style course buildings include a number of restaurants, an pub and a picnic enclosure...

Karkloof Farmers Market

Karkloof Farmers Market

Village Marketplaces in Howick (471.6 km from Natal Midlands)

The Karkloof Farmers’ Market is an authentic and unique indoor market with a wide variety of stalls offering everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to delicious home-baked treats and organic products.

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...

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