10 things to do in the KZN Midlands

  1. The beauty of the Midlands is its own drawcard, but the locals have turned the area into a true tourist attraction. The Midlands Meander is a collection of arranged routes to be explored by car, with beautiful accommodation, wedding facilities, restaurants and coffee shops, historic landmarks, wildlife conservation and unique arts and crafts. https://midlandsmeander.co.za/

  2. Glide through the trees on a canopy tour of the Karkloof Forest Reserve. The Karkloof Canopy Tour consists of 12 platforms and 10 zip-line slides, the longest of which is 200m! This aerial tour lasts approximately two hours and is finished up with light lunch. https://www.canopytour.co.za/

  3. Eaves Restaurant at Granny Mouse Country House and Spa will delight your epicurean senses. Nestled in the eaves above the main dining hall, this cosy setting radiates romance while combining award-winning menus and wine lists. Talented chefs have perfected a range of eclectic dishes that now make up stunning seasonal menus to tease and satisfy even the most highly sophisticated palates. http://grannymouse.co.za/fine-dining/

  4. Fly fishermen will love Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse with its well-stocked dams and rivers. Fishing is available at Highmoor and Kamberg dams as well as Little Mooi River on the property. Rods are available for hire from the Lodge. https://www.cleopatramountain.com

  5. Get a taste of traditional Zulu hospitality through the Zulu Mpophomeni Tourism Experience. Visitors are introduced to the rich local history, fascinating traditional culture, vibrant township life and warm and welcoming people that make up Mpophomeni. Dedicated to enriching and empowering the local community, the Zulu-Mpophomeni Tourism Experience is a grass roots organisation that embodies the qualities of Ubuntu. http://www.zmte.co.za/

  6. Nelson Mandela was arrested on 5 August 1962 outside of Howick. This site has been commemorated with an unusual sculpture and a visitor centre dedicated to educating the public about the life of South Africa’s first democratically elected President. https://www.brandsouthafrica.com/people-culture/mandela/capture-site-open

  7. If you enjoy a really good cup of coffee in an idyllic setting, head out to Terbadore Coffee Roasters. An intriguing coffee menu is accompanied by a breakfast and lunch items to round off the experience. https://www.terbodorecoffee.co.za/

  8. Everything Shop Ismail Wholesale House is a small unassuming shopfront next to Tweedie Junction, where you can buy just about anything. But the real treasure here are the shelves and shelves of enamel cookware. There’s the classic white with blue edging, but you can choose from other colours as well, in all shapes and sizes – roasting pans, pie dishes, plates and so much more. Unfortunately they don’t have website, but you can get directions from Google Maps.

  9. If you’re looking to unwind further, book a treatment or two at the Brahman Hills Spa. Indulge in a wealth of pampering options or while away an afternoon in the relaxing Tranquillity Lounge and spoil yourself with treats from the Champagne, Coffee and Chocolate Bar. https://www.brahmanhills.co.za/spa

  10. Chocolate connoisseurs will definitely want to visit Chocolate Heaven where old-school methods are still used to turn pure couverture Belgian chocolate into delectable taste sensations. Over 40 delicious combinations include biltong, curry and koeksister as well as traditional favourites like fudge, caramel, Turkish delight, shortbread and freshly dipped strawberries! http://www.chocolateheaven.co.za/