Lions River Places of Interest

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

Attractions IN/AROUND Lions River

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 ...

Howick Falls

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

Howick Falls Gorge Walk

The Gorge Walk at Howick Falls is probably one of the best ways to see some pretty spectacular views of the falls and the gorge, through which the uMngeni River flows, some 20 kilometres north of ...

Karkloof Conservancy

The Karkloof Conservancy protect a beautiful 40 000 hectare area of land set high in the Natal Midlands – a series of wetlands, grasslands and natural forests within which live a range of wildlife that include ...

Karkloof Nature Reserve

The Karkloof is an exceptional, unspoilt area in the north of the Midlands, filled with mistbelt grasslands, wetlands and huge tracts of mistbelt forest. Much of it is now protected as part of the Karkloof ...

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 ...

Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

The large stretch of fresh water from the uMngeni, coupled with 1000 hectares of game park that contains red hartebeest, blesbok, reedbuck, black wildebeest, oribi and zebra, is what makes the Midmar Dam ...

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 ...

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 ...

... and little further afield

Burger Street Jail

The Burger Street Jail was closed in 1989 and sections of the jail are open today for tours. The building is now run by Project Gateway, a Christian self-help project, and features a craft shop and coffee ...

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 ...

Gowrie Farm Golf Course

Gowrie Farm Golf Course, one of KwaZulu Natal’s 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 ...

Mooi River Country Club

Taking advantage of the Drakensberg Mountain Range’s breath-taking display of KwaZulu-Natal’s natural splendour, the Mooi River Country Club is just about everything that an avid golfer could ask for. This ...

Natal Zoological Gardens

The Natal Zoological Gardens are a collection of both local and unusual animals - 44 different animal species to be precise. Aside from the fossas, there are leopards, various primates, a series of birds that ...

Old Colonial Building

Part of Pietermaritzburg’s colonial history lies in the proud Old Colonial Building, which has stood on Church Street since 1899. The colonnaded front facade was completed in 1901 and was home to various ...

One O'Clock Gun

The One O'Clock Gun is a naval cannon that stands outside the City Hall of Pietermaritzburg. Its name hails back to the time when it was fired every day, bar Sundays, at one o'clock to announce the arrival of ...

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, ...

Scottsville Racecourse

Scottsville Racecourse is popular for a number of good reasons, not least of all its excellent facilities and its being the setting for the movie Racing Stripes, a 2005 children’s movie about a racing zebra. ...

World's View

A local heritage site, World's View, lies at the edge of the world along a road also called World's View. From up here there are excellent views over Pietermaritzburg, Table Mountain (not the one in Cape ...

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