7 Things To Do in Balgowan

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Balgowan Arts & Crafts

Herb House on Woodridge

Herb House can be found on the Woodridge Country Hotel property in the Natal Midlands where they make handmade old fashioned cold process soap using vegetable oils including lots of olive oil to produce castile ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Balgowan Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Caversham Mill Restaurant

The Caversham Mill Restaurant is situated on the banks of the Lions River, overlooking a waterfall. When the river is in full flow, the noise of the water rushing by is immense. The estate is a paradise for ... more

WHEN?
Breakfast from 08h00 to 10h00, Monday to Sunday.
Lunch from 12h00 to 14h00, Monday to Sunday.
Dinner from 18h00 to 21h30, Wednesday to Saturday.

Balgowan Cafés & Eateries / Fine Dining

iSibaya Restaurant

Located at the renowned Woodridge Country Hotel and Spa in the heart of the Natal Midlands, Isibaya a la Carte Restaurant offers a menu inspired by the riches of the African continent. Open daily for dinner, ... more

WHEN?
Booking is essential.
Open daily from 07h00 to 14h30 and from 18h00 to 21h00.

Balgowan Fishing

Summer Fishing at Caversham Mill

Caversham Mill Estate comprises a restaurant, manor house and quaint cottages, all within the beautiful tranquility of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands of South Africa. This estate has magnificent gardens that lead ... more

WHEN?
Available from November and March to guests at Cabersham Mill.

Balgowan Nurseries / Parks & Gardens

Peters Gate Herbal Centre

For a herbalishious experience, make sure you visit the Peters Gate Herbal Centre. Discover the largest selection of herb plants in the Caversham Village, near Balgowan in Kwazulu Natal. Take in the exquisite ... more

WHEN?
Daily from 09h30 to 16h30.
Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Balgowan Birding / Fishing / Walks & Hiking

Balgowan Conservancy Information Centre

This fabulous centre situated in a log style cabin near the entrance to the Michaelhouse School is filled with photos and information about the surrounding area. Here you can find out about popular nearby ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours

Balgowan Farm Stalls & Markets / Malls & Shopping

Swissland Cheese

The natural splendour of the Natal Midlands is combined with the enticing allure of Switzerland on the Swissland Cheese Farm. Situated in Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal, Swissland is all about fantastic cheeses made with ... more

WHEN?
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and public holidays and school holidays from 09h00 to 16h30.
Closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Christmas and New Years day.

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Eston Extreme Sports / Scenic Flights

Skydive Durban

Some like to enjoy the sites of KwaZulu Natal by sitting in a perfectly good car and some like to enjoy the sight of Durban by jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane. From either perspective the KwaZulu ... more

WHEN?
Daily - by appointment.

Pietermaritzburg Wheelchair Friendly / Animal Sanctuaries

Butterflies for Africa

Butterflies for Africa has been developed to combine the best elements of top butterfly houses from around the world with some unique features of its own. The complex currently houses a walk-through Butterfly ... more

WHEN?
Tues to Friday from 09h00 to 16h30; Saturday 09h30 to 15h30 and Sundays from 10h30 to 15h30. Closed on Mondays (Except on Public holidays). We are closed on New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Nottingham Road Health & Beauty

Rejuvenate at Brookdale Day Spa

In the quaint village of Nottingham Road in the scenic KwaZulu Natal Midlands, one can retreat to the tranquility of Brookdale, a haven bordered by forest and farmland with a meandering stream. At Brookdale ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Saturday from 08h00 to 17h00. Advance bookings are essential due to limited numbers.

Howick Extreme Sports

Karkloof Canopy Tour

Warm summers and temperate to cool winters make Howick and its mother province of KwaZulu-Natal ideal for visitors all year round. The gorgeous landscapes are very special, infusing their spectators with a sense of ... more

WHEN?
Booking is essential. Departure times: Every hour from 8h00 to 15h00.

Nottingham Road Fishing

Fly-fishing in the Midlands at Fordoun

The Natal Midlands is one of South Africa's premier fly fishing destinations. At Fordoun we have two dams where guests are welcome to fish at. Both dams have been successful in producing many fish in the local ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement

Nottingham Road Family Entertainment / Wheelchair Friendly

Take the kids 'Candle Dipping'

Situated at The Junction Complex in Nottingham Road, The Candle Dipping Shop is a great destination for fun-filled activities for children of all ages, and fun for the whole family. Choose a candle and dip it in ... more

WHEN?
09h00 to 16h00.

Natal Midlands Bird Sanctuaries / Birding

African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

The African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is dedicated to the conservation of indigenous raptors and is base to ongoing research, breeding and rehabilitation projects for birds of prey. The majority of these projects ... more

WHEN?
Open on Tuesday to Sunday from 09h00 to 16h00. (Closed on the day of the Comrades Marathon and Christmas Day).

Howick Health & Beauty

Granny Mouse Spa

With a newly opened Spa and Wellness Center, this retreat Has one of the most complete and indulgent all-round packages in Kwazulu Natal. The new spa offers a full range of massage and skin treatments, as well as a ... more

WHEN?
By appointment only. Monday to Saturday from 08h00 to 19h00 and Sundays from 08h00 to 17h00.

Nottingham Road Bistros & Pubs / Nightlife & Theatre / Cafés & Eateries / Wheelchair Friendly

Bierfassl Restaurant & Pub

Come and join us at this quaint Austrian Tavern where you and your friends and family can sample our fine selection of the Nottingham Road draught brews, or you can carouse in true European-style with our extensive ... more

WHEN?
Advisable to book, especially over weekends. We are open from Monday to Sunday, from 11h00.

Howick Wheelchair Friendly / Nature Reserves / Dams & Vleis

Spend a day at the Midmar Dam

Day visitors to the Midmar Dam will find shady picnic spots along the shoreline of the dam and braai (barbecue) facilities that make picnicking here such a pleasure. Water sports abound, swimming is fun for ... more

WHEN?
The gate is open 24 hours a day to residents. The office is open from 08h00 to 16h00.

Pietermaritzburg Museums

Run into the Comrades Museum

An old restored Victorian house holds the history and memorabilia of an old race that is the ultimate human race. Comrades Marathon House serves as the headquarters for the Comrades Marathon and a museum to the ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 13h00.

Pietermaritzburg Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

Visit the Natal Museum

Trade in an afternoon playing with mini plastic dinosaur toys for an afternoon spent gazing at a life size models of Stegosaurus, Triceratops and the ruler of the Cretaceous period, T-Rex, at the Natal Museum one ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 08h15 to 16h30; Saturday from 10h00 to 16h00; Sunday from 11h00 to 15h00, Closed Easter Friday, Christmas Day, Day of Goodwill (26th of December) and New Year's Day.

Howick Nightlife & Theatre / Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs / Casual Dining

Corner Post Restaurant & Bar

The Corner Post Restaurant & Bar is just that: a beautiful bar with a relaxing lounge and dedicated kitchen for bar meals and snacks and a full restaurant with inside dining, a deck for outside dining and a quiet ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Sunday from 10h00 to Late

Nottingham Road Wine Tours & Tasting / Brewery

The Nottingham Road Brewery

Nestling in the shady grounds of the elegant Rawdons Hotel, in the heart of the Midlands Meander, you’ll find a thriving independent brewery which has long been delighting locals and visitors with a range of ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Nottingham Road Arts & Crafts / Malls & Shopping

Visit Shuttleworth Weaving

Shuttleworth Weaving is a set in one of the beautiful natural forests of the Natal Midlands in South Africa. Set in the foothills of the Drakensberg, a winding country road will lead you to a quiet studio on a ... more

Balgowan as a destination

If you are considering visiting Balgowan or have already booked your Balgowan accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Balgowan and come back and submit your Balgowan review or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

Also in the neighbourhood

Baynesfield, Boston, Bulwer, Cramond, Currys Post, Dargle, Estcourt, Eston, Fort Nottingham, Greytown, Hilton, Howick, Karkloof, Lidgetton, Lions River, Mid Illovo, Mooi River, New Hanover, Nottingham Road, Pietermaritzburg, Richmond, Rosetta, Wartburg

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