Things to do in the Midlands Meander
During your stay at ANEW Hotel Hilton, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a variety of activities in and around the Midlands Meander in KZN.
The Midlands Meander covers over 80kms and is a sight-seeing network of routes through the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
Soak up all the local sights and sounds in the form of canopy tours, family-friendly farms, picturesque scenery, handmade pottery, jewellery and so much more. Use our midlands meander guide as a starting point for your adventures in Pietermaritzburg.
Karkloof Canopy Tour
The Karkloof Canopy Tour consists of 12 platforms and 10 zip-lines. A typical tour takes 2-hours and the minimum age requirement is 6 years.
Refreshments are included in your tour fee, as well as a light lunch when you’re done.
After a short and scenic drive to the top of Karkloof valley, you’ll be escorted through the forest canopy by an expert guide who will ensure your safety as you slide from tree to tree.
Marvel at the sight of the endangered Cape Parrot, Emerald Cuckoos, plenty of other birdlife and interesting mammals such as the Samango monkeys.
Nuts about Books and Toys
Looking for a few games and crafty merchandise to keep the kids entertained during the holiday?
A visit to Nuts about Books and Toys is the answer to your child-entertainment woes.
This country toy shop in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal midlands is a treasure trove of toys, games, crafts, puzzles, books and children’s clothing.
Dargle Valley Pottery
Established in 1975, recognized as one of South Africa’s premier potters after winning national awards,
the Dargle Valley Pottery is an essential pitstop on your list of things
to do in Pietermaritzburg.
On the list of collectables available are garden pots, glazed garden pots, oven-proof baking and roasting pots, vases, general kitchen crockery, fire-proof handmade Tajines, pizza ovens and fireplaces.
The Celtiskloof Centre is a tourist venue and business centre that has a little bit of everything for everyone, including the little ones.
Visit this tranquil outdoor haven which consists of a nursery, café, spacious kids play area and a 9-hole putt-putt course.
The café has a variety of food options and non-food items on sale such as leather hats and bags.
Florentine’s Luxury Belgian Chocolates
Treat yourself to a homemade chocolate delight at Florentine’s.
Eleven years strong, this little piece of chocolate heaven has expanded over the years and evolved from a chocolate shop, to providing home-baked goods, a coffee shop and chocolate dipping for weddings and private functions.
Enjoy delectable high-quality Belgian chocolates, homemade biscuits and delicious Belgian Brussels waffles.
Nottingham Road Brewery
This independent brewery is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike, and promises a range of naturally brewed ales and lagers.
Using the purest spring water drawn from an artesian well on the grounds, together with the finest quality hops and malted barley, they bring you beers of outstanding quality.
They also have a range of gifts and merchandise available in their Brew Shop which includes beer gift packs, chubby kegs, branded clothing, keyrings, coasters, biltong and beer cheese.
The Midlands Meander is much larger than this list would have you believe, so here’s a comprehensive Midlands Meander Map for more info.
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