Balgowan Places of Interest

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

Attractions IN Balgowan

Bosch Hoek Golf Club

Bosch Hoek Golf Course in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands must qualify as one of the most picturesque layouts in the country. The estate is conveniently positioned at Balgowan near Howick, just a four hour drive ...

Attractions AROUND Balgowan

Albert Falls Amble

The Amble, also sometimes referred to as the Albert Falls Amble, is a complementary route to the Midlands Meander and Boston Beat. The route markets itself as 'the road less travelled'. But where the Midlands ...

Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve

The source of the uMngeni River lies in the uMngeni Vlei area, an ancient wetland bounded by hills. From here it meanders eastward through undulating pastoral countryside until just before Midmar Dam, where it ...

Dargle Conservancy

The Dargle Conservancy is about protecting and conserving the wonderful array of plants and animals that can be found in the region, showcasing them to local and international visitors, and promoting their ...

Howick Falls

Howick Falls' other name is KwaNogqaza, the 'place of the tall one', for obvious reasons Ė the waterfall is a 95 metre cascade into a broiling, restless pool, regarded by the local Zulus with grave ...

Marutswa Forest

The Marutswa Forest is home to the rare Cape parrot. The forest does not lie in the Cape, however, but just outside the little village of Bulwer in KwaZulu-Natal in the Marutswa Nature Reserve. Which gives you ...

Midlands Birding Route

The Midlands Birding Route is a sub-section of the Southern KwaZulu-Natal Birding Route, which boasts not only all three of the country's crane species (blue, grey crowned, and wattled) but also includes the ...

Midlands Meander

The enchantment of the Midlands has long inspired many a visitor and resident to creativity and as a result, local artists, potters and weavers combined to create an arts and crafts route in 1985, which was to ...

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site is a cultural and historical exhibition that is situated at the site at which Nelson Mandela was apprehended for his anti-Apartheid activism acts in August 1952. Mr Mandela had ...

... and little further afield

Gowrie Farm Golf Course

Gowrie Farm Golf Course, one of KwaZulu Natalís finest golf courses, was built in the traditional way with push up greens and rugged bunkers. The fairways and tees are Kikuyu with bent grass greens and ...

Habibia Soofie Masjied

Up on the northern end of Langalibalele Street, in Pietermartizburg, are three Hindu temples and a Soofie mosque. Habibia Soofie Masjied, the mosque, was built by the Sufi saint Soofie Saheb on a piece of land ...

Highover Wildlife Sanctuary

Surrounded by steep rocky hills, Highover is set on 3 000 hectares of some of the most incredibly scenic land, in the area known as Hella Hella. The sanctuary includes a number of habitats Ė savannah, ...

Khyber Pass

The Khyber Pass lies roughly 20 km north of Howick, off the Curry's Post Road. Travel for 18 km along Curry's Post Road, taking a left at both forks. Then take a right just before Curry's Post Primary School ...

Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens

One of eight national botanical gardens, Pietermaritzburg's Botanical Gardens occupy an ancient floodplain and hillside on the edge of a mist belt that creates an atmosphere, on days when the mists roll in, ...

Pietermaritzburg Railway Station

The attractive red brick Railway Station building in Railway Street in Pietermaritzburg dates from the Victorian era, and is notable for its contrasting stone facings and cast-iron lace work. Mahatma Ghandi ...

Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve

The Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve serves as the headquarters of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, KwaZulu-Natalís nature conservation service. Situated in Hilton, the nature reserve is home to many beautiful species, ...

Rhode House Museum

Mooi River is well known for its hospitality and one of the tourist spots to visit is the Rhode House Museum. The museum comprises an old house, displaying various exhibits of local history, including ...

St Cathrynís Golf Course

Although this is a 9-hole course, St Cathrynís holds its own amongst some of the more challenging in the country. This means that, whether you are a regular golfer, a pro or a beginner, St Cathrynís will suit ...

Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

In the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands lies a valley created by the Umgeni River, after cascading over the majestic Howick Falls. The greater part of the Umgeni Valley nature reserve lies in the ...

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