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On a Meander

Kamberg Road

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...

As Africa’s largest rodent it has successfully adapted to a wide range of habitats, even braving the cold Rosetta winter nights to forage for tasty roots, sometimes feasting on the neighboring farmers crops. It has thus inherited the dubious title of ‘pest’ although if witnessed...