The Midlands Meander is a beautiful weave of routes that takes you through the magnificent Zulu Kingdom. The region stretches through the most spectacular parts of KwaZulu-Natal, highlighting the fascinating features of this region. From Wildlife conservations, to extraordinary local events, the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander is a must-see destination when visiting the region.
View some trains at Natal Railway Museum
Nestled in the misty town of Hilton, Pietermaritzburg, sits this historical gem that was once the Hilton station. Its main rail lines run between Durban and Johannesburg and is over 125 years old. There are various steam locomotives and railway memorabilia on display-including some antiques from the famed Blue Train. The Museum has a monthly flea market where you can find some interesting oddities.
Buy some glass souvenirs at Buchanan Interiors
Each item is handcrafted individually and is utterly unique. They are formed by using a kiln and moulds, and some are coloured by enamel powder, enamel paint, or on-glaze, which happens before firing. Some of the glassware is specially decoupaged for an extra unique feeling. The shop doesn’t just sell glassware but also decorative items like cushions, linen, and wooden ornaments. Give this a visit if you are looking for a truly unique gift or item to take home.
Karkloof Farmer’s market
There’s nothing like some fresh, locally farmed produce. The farmers market takes place every Saturday on the La Petite France farm. This market has everything you would expect of a local farmers market; local crafts, delicious food, and most important of all- ample parking! The farmers market is situated in a barn, which means that its suitable even for those chilly winter days. It’s the perfect place to visit if you are looking to explore a place that is less “touristy” (and who can resist a slice of home-made bread with a thick layer of apricot jam!)…
The Midlands Meander is a treasure trove of wonderful sights and places. Stay at ANEW Hilton and discover what this region has to offer.