About Balgowan

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

KwaZulu Natal DestinationsBalgowan, Natal Midlands

North of Howick, in the central part of the Midlands Meander that lies between Nottingham Road and Lidgetton, lies Balgowan, one of the most beautiful parts of the country with weather that invariably rolls all four seasons into one, but which gives your visit an element of mystery that makes this part of the world so attractive.

This is the land of green, of soft wavy hills dominated by pastures and pine forests through which crystal-clear streams meander interspersed by waterfalls. Balgowan began its existence as an old trading store and train station, where local timber was received for the surrounding farms in the Natal Midlands. Today it is a geographical area, rather than a town, that starts somewhere between Nottingham Road and Lidgetton and ends before you hit Caversham.

There are landmarks that are synonymous with the area like Michaelhouse School, the reputable boarding school for boys, which includes wonderful English gothic style architecture and a chapel that is open to the public.

The Glass Studio is another where the creators of glass and wrought-iron works of art produce 80% of the sand-blasted items and iron-work themselves, some to their customers’ specifications, and include anything from salt and pepper cellars to lamp work, decorated mirrors and clocks.

The iHashi Forest horse trails lie in Balgowan along Caversham Road, and the Balgowan Conservancy is working together with the Balgowan Conservancy Project to establish a mist belt forest tree trail for those with two feet. The Bosch Hoek Golf course, rated as one of the top nine-hole golf courses in the country, lies near Balgowan.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Balgowan

Bosch Hoek Lodge


Bosch Hoek Lodge

Bosch Hoek Lodge offers Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a selection of rooms on a converted farmstead. This luxury ... more

Granny Mouse Country House

Hotel / Self Catering

Granny Mouse Country House

This picturesque, thatched country retreat is situated among 52 acres on the Midlands Meander on an outcrop overlooking ... more

Beacon Vlei

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Beacon Vlei

Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, Beacon Vlei Guest Farm offers comfortable B&B and self-catering ... more

Reviews of Balgowan

Balgowan really doesn't have much to offer except for its exquisite scenery, which suited us just fine. It was the very definition of "peace and quiet"...

Marie, Nelspruit

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