About Dargle

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

KwaZulu Natal DestinationsDargle, Natal Midlands

The Dargle Valley and conservancy area is set in the midst of the Midlands Meander in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg - a land of magic waterfalls, river gorges, grassland, indigenous forest, wild flowers and wetlands.

Home to a variety of bird species and a major attraction to the fishing enthusiast - the area around Dargle, Fort Nottingham and Balgowan, is renowned for excellent fly-fishing. The Dargle Valley experiences dry, cold winters - sometimes with snow - and hot, wet summers with intermittent late afternoon thunder storms followed by heavy rains. No surprise then that the countryside has sprawling wattle and pine forests, and rock pools that invite closer scrutiny.

The Midlands Meander, a collection of artists, shops, restaurants and accommodation that gives new meaning to the term ‘arts and crafts’ was initiated some 20 years’ ago by Dargle potter, Ian Glenny, whose work includes porcelain, stoneware and terracotta and whose address is simply - ‘first farm on the right, Dargle’.

An exciting cycle trail, which offers an alternative model to the current and ever-increasing threat of inappropriate development and ‘estatification’ of the Midlands, has been set up by the Guduza Trust and offers those with ‘armour-plated rear ends’ the chance to ride through indigenous forests, past huge old trees, grasslands, wide blue streams and rocky waterfalls. Get hold of the meander for details.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Dargle

Ferndene Farm

Self Catering

Ferndene Farm

Nestled in the Dargle forests, Ferndene Farm is a lovely old stone and thatch farmhouse offering self catering ... more

Tillietudlem Game and Trout Farm

Guest House / Self Catering

Tillietudlem Game and Trout Farm

Set on 1600 hectares in a secluded valley on the southern side of the Inhluzane Mountain, in Upper Dargle, Natal ... more

The Potato Shed

Self Catering

The Potato Shed

Situated in the tranquility of the Dargle Valley in the Natal Midlands, this three bedroom holiday home supports all that ... more

Reviews of Dargle

Dargle is simply beautiful, everything that the "countryside" should be. It is so green and lush, I felt like I could be anywhere in the world. The farm...

Rebecca, St Francis Bay

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