What makes a KZN midlands holiday truly great? If you said the Midlands Meander, you’re about one-fifth correct!
Vacationing in the Natal midlands this December 2017? You’re in for a treat, guaranteed! We’re taking a look at the 5 elements that make up a GREAT KZN midlands meander holiday below…
Yep, you DID guess correctly! The Midlands Meander is known around the world as one of the most scenic tours you can take through South Africa, with interesting stops along the way.
The Meander officially starts at the Rotunda Trading Stall just outside of Hillcrest, KZN, and ends just before Mooi River.
Make sure you’re visiting the KZN midlands in your own car (or a rental) as you’ll want to take your time rolling along the kilometres of country roads – they don’t call it a meander for nothing!
A KZN midlands holiday would not be truly GREAT without visiting the many roadside stalls, curio shops, cafes, restaurants and craft markets.
KwaZulu-Natal is thoroughly rich in heritage and cultural pride, and this can be seen when visiting the Meander’s ‘must-see’ stops which include The Ugly Duckling, Spiral Blue, Indezi Creamery, and so many more!
So, we’ve covered meandering along the Midlands Meander, as well as checking out the smorgasbord of cultural arts and crafts along the way. The next element to a GREAT KZN Midlands holiday is witnessing the indigenous fauna and flora!
While there are wild horses and nomadic groups of cattle roaming the rolling green roadside hills along the Midlands, you’ll see so much more at our Tillietudlem Nature Reserve.
Our farm, which offers self-catering midlands accommodation, is home to a great variety of animals – including eland, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, blesbuck, reedbuck, bushbuck, and more!
Avid bird watcher? Our farm boasts regular sightings of blue crane, secretary birds, yellow-breasted pipit, ground woodpecker, and the critically endangered Cape parrot.
We probably shouldn’t be boasting on our own blog, but our midlands accommodation units are so stunning – it’s hard not to!
While the KZN midlands offers many smaller accommodation options for singles or couples visiting the area, should you be travelling with the whole family, our self-catering KZN midlands holiday accommodation is perfectly suited!
Choose from our 10 or 8 sleeper holiday homes, both nestled snuggly within the lush green fauna that are allowed to flourish naturally on the nature reserve.
With dams aplenty along the KZN Midlands Meander, if you’re a fly fisher, you’re going to love it here!
Activities to be enjoyed on a KZN Midlands holiday include pottery, chocolate dipping, archery, zipline canopy tours, hiking, game drives, and more!
Some KZN midlands accommodation venues, like Tillietudlem, offer so many on-site activities – you won’t want to leave!
Our Tillietudlem nature reserve activities include fly fishing, nature walks, game viewing, mountain biking, bird watching, and herding our free-roaming Nguni cattle (if you’re fast enough).