KwaZulu-Natal - Midlands
KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Travel Directory
Visits by the likes of Gandhi, Mandela and Twain, the Comrades and Dusi Marathons, museums, art galleries, rolling hills, waterfalls and a special style of country living are some of the things that make the Pietermaritzburg and Midlands region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa famous.
Pietermaritzburg is home to quaint antique shops, markets, restaurants, art galleries and museums, and more recently a casino. This is the town in which the annual Dusi Canoe Marathon starts, and is the beginning or ending point of the world renowned annual Comrades Marathon between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, which attracts about 15 000 participants each year.
The Midlands Meander, the first route of its kind in the country, opened up the wonders and beauty of the interior of KwaZulu-Natal over a decade ago. It has grown into an eclectic and fascinating mix of arts and crafts, world-class restaurants and homely comforts, with a wide range of sporting environmental and historical pursuits.
Take a few days to wander through the green fields and picturesque farms of the Midlands, home to prize dairy herds, staying along the way in country-style B&BS, or guest lodges for personal service.
Activities in the Midlands
The magnificent Howick Falls located in Midlands provide picnic facilities. Trout and bass fishing are plentiful and for the more adventurous there is paragliding off Bulwer Mountain or taking a slide across the canopy of Karkloof's indigenous forests.
There are plenty of activities to do in this region, please see our activities directory for more information.
Accommodation in the Midlands
There many visitor accommodation options that are available from guest houses to self-catering cottages, bed and breakfasts and much more. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on the accommodation in the area.
For information on the businesses you can find in the Midlands region of KwaZulu-Natal, please view our business directory.
The Midlands region offers a variety of restaurants to suit every taste.