Natal Midlands

Midlands Howick FallsNatal Midlands

Green, gently rolling pastures and pine forests. The Midlands is genteel and olde worlde with art and craft galleries and antique shops. Battles were fought here amongst the Boer, British and Zulu impis. The Midlands is a good gateway to the Drakensburg, Lesotho and the Wild Coast.

What to see and do

  • National Botanical Gardens

    This beautiful garden is a bird lovers and horticulturist paradise. It is an all season garden with over 100 different bird species and a home to a small variety of game. Take leisurely strolls along the duck pond and enjoy a meal at the restaurant near by. While exploring the gardens visit the muthi garden (African medicinal herbs). The gardens can also be enjoyed at night, after you have done it all, make a wish as you toll HMS Princess the old gal might just make your wish come true.

  • Tatham Art Gallery

    Tatham Art Gallery has paintings from well known artists, such as Picasso, Degas and Matisse complimented by a great collection of African art. The experience and atmosphere are made even more enjoyable by the café on site which serves good food and the gallery shop where you can take away your own little piece of art. The shop sells bead work, basketry as well as wooden creations

  • Pietermaritzburg

    PietermaritzburgThis Victorian city is known as the City of Flowers with many public parks. Pietermaritzburg is a good gateway to Drakensburg, Lesotho and the Wild Coast. It is green with gently rolling pastures and pine forests, it is genteel and olde worlde with art and craft galleries and antique shops. Pietermaritzburg is a historic city set amidst the rolling countryside of the Midlands also associated with two long distance races, the 90km Comrades Marathon to or from Durban, in June and the Dusi Canoe Marathan also a race down to Durban in July.

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