48 Places of Interest in the Natal Midlands

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Nature Reserves

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 all three of the country's endangered crane ...

Nature Reserves

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 Conservancy, a group of local landowners who ...

Mountain Passes

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 and a third fork in the road, onto a gravel ...

Golf Courses

Maritzburg Golf Club

The Maritzburg Golf Club in Pietermaritzburg is one of the oldest golf clubs in South Africa, dating back to 1886. It has lush, smooth cynodon greens; pine trees line many of the fairways and water hazards feature on seven holes; numerous bunkers; very ...

Forests / Mountain Reserves / Nature Reserves

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 an idea of where to find it, but not how ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

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 rare blue ...

Popular Tourist Routes

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 become the highly successful and popular ...

Lakes / Dams / Nature Reserves

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 Nature Reserve so attractive. And the fact that ...

Golf Courses

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 scenic course is nestled amongst farmlands and ...

Museums

Natal Museum

Situated just south of Pietermaritzburg’s City Hall in Jabu Ndlovu Street, the Natal Museum is one of South Africa’s five national museums, set in a particularly pretty building that dates back to 1905. The name, Natal Museum, which is in the process of ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

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 include the black swan, crowned crane, ...

Memorials / Mandela Route / Landmarks / National Monuments

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 been travelling in disguise as the chauffeur ...

Landmarks / Memorials

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 government offices over the years. The design of ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

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 the post from Durban. The 5.5kg naval gun is ...

Airports / Landmarks

Pietermaritzburg Airport

Visitors that have a fun trip to the Natal Midlands planned can fly in from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport to the Pietermaritzburg Airport. Also known as Oribi Airport, this is a small, but efficient airport that serves the whole area ...

Botanical Gardens

Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens

One of ten 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, something like that of a Dickens novel. The city ...

Landmarks / Museums / National Monuments

Pietermaritzburg City Hall

Pietermaritzburg's City Hall, which claims to be the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere, lies in the middle of the Pietermaritzburg city centre. The building is a national monument and is a beautiful piece of Victorian architecture, with ...

Landmarks / Museums

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 was evicted from a train here in 1893, a famous ...

Nature Reserves

Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve

The Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve serves as the headquarters of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, KwaZulu-Natal’s nature conservation service. Situated in Hilton, the nature reserve is home to many beautiful species, including impala, blesbok, zebra, bushbuck, ...

Museums

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 activities of the area such as dairy farming, polo ...

Natal Midlands as a destination

In the neighbourhood

Balgowan, Boston, Currys Post, Dargle, Estcourt, Eston, Fort Nottingham, Greytown, Hilton, Howick, Karkloof, Lidgetton, Lions River, Mid Illovo, Mooi River, Nottingham Road, Pietermaritzburg, Richmond, Rosetta

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