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On a Meander

Kamberg Road

Off the R103 @ the Country Courtyard, Nottingham Road. Open for over 10 years now and still serving their fresh, wholesome, country fare. This is an awesome spot for a great coffee, a creamy breakfast, a decadent, fresh cake or a healthy, home-grown lunch. The...

Highmoor is a spectacular nature reserve located 25 minutes from Giant’s View Estate. It forms part of the Drakensberg Mountains and is situated in the central region of the Berg with the Kamberg Nature Reserve to the South and Giants Castle Nature Reserve to the...

For anyone interested in the recent and more distant past, the KZN Midlands has plenty to offer. To start at the “beginning” of what we are certain of – but not of course at the real beginning when early man first entered the area –...

If you have spent any time at all in the KZN Midlands you will know the value of having a camera at hand, there is so much beauty all around and those special scenes can pop along at any time. If you walk in the...

One of my greatest personal pleasures is the abundance of wildflowers to be seen in the Little ‘Berg and Midlands in spring and summer. Even winter in the Little ‘Berg has its special blossoms: the golden Leonotis, blood flowers (Haemanthus) and Natal bottlebrush sheltering near...

There are hundreds of painted rock shelters and free-standing boulders in the KZN midlands and in fact throughout southern Africa. The Drakensberg paintings are well-known for their rich images of eland and other animals, painted in shaded reds, browns, yellows and whites with touches of...

One of the lesser-known pleasures of the Midlands Meander is the number and diversity of restaurants. These are located throughout the length and breadth of the Midlands from Kamberg to Dargle, Karkloof, Rosetta, Fort Nottingham, Nottingham Road, Lidgetton and Balgowan. They range from quite basic...

The Natal Midlands is quite a well-known destination for fly-fishing, perhaps not quite as much as Dullstroom in Mpumalanga, though there is no reason why this should be the case. There is a large range of venues and locations in the Midlands, enough to satisfy...

The Serval, according to the guide books, is apparently a completely nocturnal animal. Yet as with all books there are exceptions and the Giant’s View Serval have been seen on numerous occasions during the day. On one such occasion while lounging on the porch and...

The Midlands used to have plenty of cranes flying in its skies and visiting the numerous wetlands in the area. Unfortunately with the advent of powerlines, and the depletion of viable wetlands the numbers have increasingly dropped. Thankfully the KZN Crane Foundation opened recently with...