In the 'hood, Balgowan as a destination

North of Howick, in the central part of the Midlands Meander that lies between Nottingham Road and Lidgetton, lies Balgowan, one of the most beautiful parts of the country with weather that invariably rolls all four seasons into one, but which gives your visit an element of mystery that makes this part of the world so attractive. This is the land of green, of soft wavy hills dominated by ... cont.

Beacon Vlei Farm, Balgowan, Curry's Post, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Beacon Vlei Guest Farm

From Johannesburg:
From Johannesburg, take the N3 (Toll Road) to Durban. Shortly after the Mooi River Toll-Gate there is an off-ramp to “Nottingham Road” At the top of this off-ramp go RIGHT to Nottingham Road. At Nottingham Road do NOT go Left or Right anywhere. Stay on the road you are on and follow the sign to “Balgowan” (Balgowan is where you wish to get to). 10km after Nottingham Road you will pass Michaelhouse school on your Right. Immediately after the school is a sign “Currys Post 12km”. Turn Left here and Beacon Vlei is 350m up the dirt road on your Left. There is a Beacon Vlei board. You have arrived. The Manor House and the Boat House are at the bottom of the drive which is about 800m.

From Durban:
From Durban, take the N3 (Toll Road) to Johannesburg. After Pietermaritzburg and after Hilton there are 2/3 turn-offs to Howick. Take the “HOWICK (NORTH) / TWEEDIE” off-ramp. At the top of the off-ramp turn LEFT. You go under a railway bridge, up a hill and come to a T junction. At the T junction go RIGHT. You will now be on the R103. You will shortly see a sign BALGOWAN 19km. (Balgowan is where you wish to get to.) After 19km you will see a sign “Currys Post 12km”. Turn RIGHT here up a dirt road and Beacon Vlei is 350m up the dirt road on your Left. There is a Beacon Vlei board. You have arrived. The Manor House and the Boat House are at the bottom of the drive which is about 800m.

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  • Bus Line (25 km)
  • Internet Café (25 km)
  • Shopping Mall (40 km)
  • Car Hire (60 km)
  • Airport (120 km)

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