About Lions River

Lions River is situated in the Natal Midlands, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

KwaZulu Natal DestinationsLions River, Natal Midlands

The little hamlet of Lions River lies between Lidgetton and Howick right in the heart of the Natal Midlands about an hourís drive from Durban; a tiny modest Ďif you blink you might miss ití village, with not much beyond a trading store to lure you to stop.

But Lions River is a lot more than the tiny village. From Lions River there are gorgeous views over the Dargle Valley and conservancy that offer an element of country charm that is the midlands of KwaZulu Natal - mistbelt grassland, rivers, dam, veld and an incredible array of bird life all contribute to the splendour.

As part of a conservancy, the Dargle Valley has set out to protect the natural beauty and biodiversity in a bid to ensure that it remains for future generations. With this in mind, a coalition of people living here avidly promote conservation and try to maintain the rural character of the valley and its surrounds.

When it comes to things to do, the Trading Post in Lions River is worth the aforementioned stop for its collectables and antique furniture, whilst Howick is only 10 minutes away and offers restaurants, bars, shops, and the beckoning invitation of the Howick Falls.

The Midlands Meander is right on your doorstep and the Karkloof Canopy tours is worth the effort to cross to the other side of the N3 to the top of the Karkloof Valley from where you launch yourself through the forest canopy via platforms built up in the trees.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Lions River

St Ives Lodge and Restaurant


St Ives Lodge and Restaurant

St Ives Lodge and Restaurant is situated in Lions River in the beautiful Natal Midlands, 10 kilometres from Howick. Our ... more

Amberleigh Guest Farm

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Amberleigh Guest Farm

Amberleigh Guest Farm is a working farm situated in the Lions River Valley in the Natal Midlands just 12km outside ... more

Hebron Haven Hotel


Hebron Haven Hotel

Hebron Haven in the picturesque Dargle Valley which has been an established hospitality outlet since the 1880s, offers ... more

Reviews of Lions River

I think Lions River is nice for people who don't like tourist places. There's not much to do here, but most tourists we meet like the views - they always...

Dorcas, Lions River

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