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Midlands & Battlefields

Midlands & Battlefields

The enchanting KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander has always been home to artists and crafts-people. In 1985 local artists, potters and weavers joined forces to create an arts and crafts route. Six studios opened their doors to the public and the KZN Midlands Meander was born.

The aim of the Midlands Meander was to encourage the public to take to the country, and to give visitors a chance to find interesting accommodation in the Natal Midlands and see crafts-people at work. By selling directly to visitors, the studios were able to keep prices down, and with the active support of hospitality establishments in the area, such as Midlands Bed and Breakfasts and Natal Midlands self catering accommodation, a unique route was formed. Other artists and crafts-people were encouraged to move to the area and today the Midlands Meander is a stimulating arts and crafts route with quaint and exciting Natal Midlands accommodation options.

The Natal Midlands Meander reaches from the N3 freeway to well into the Drakensberg Mountain Range. Holiday Travellers between Johannesburg and Durban would benefit from an overnight stay in one or two of the Natal Midlands accommodation bed and breakfast or Guest House options.

Scenic beauty and picturesque villages

The Natal Midlands can boast an excellent road infrastructure, which takes travellers through scenic beauty while linking Midlands Meander outlets and picturesque villages along with some of South Africa's leading hotel accommodation and Midlands guest houses, and a host of delightful Drakensberg or Midlands bed and breakfast establishments. Bird watchers and fishermen will enjoy a visit to the Chelmsford Nature Reserve just south of Newcastle, which also forms a part of the Midlands Meander route.

There are many historical buildings in the Natal Midlands, several of which date back to the 1880's. A number have been declared National Monuments including some well preserved Settler Churches.

Whether you're a Natal Midlands local discovering the doorstep experiences of the region for the first time, an overseas traveller exploring this enchanting Midlands Meander countryside, or a holidaymaker en route to the coast, the Midlands Meander has something for everyone - all year round.

The National Botanical Gardens in Pietermaritzburg is a very pleasant place to take a stroll under the shade of beautiful magnolias, some dating from the Victorian era. The Natal Museum in Pietermaritzburg has impressive collections of insects and moluscs, as well as excellent exhibits of dinosaurs and early human habitation, all adding to the interesting activities dotted around the Midlands Meander.

THE BATTLEFIELDS Accommodation and activities

It is difficult to imagine that the scenic and tranquil landscape of central and northern KwaZulu-Natal was once the focal point of major military clashes; where over a time span of 70 years, one historical drama after another unfolded in the Natal Battlefields  / Midlands region, and all of this against the backdrop of the African veld and the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. This region can get quite cold in Summer and scorching hot in Winter which calls for comfortable accommodation in this Battlefields Region.  Air conditioned accommodation or adequate heating should be considered when booking into a Natal Battlefields bed and breakfast or Guest House. Battlefields Self Catering accommodation which is generally more cost-effective should also be considered, for larger parties. If you are uncertain about comfortable midlands accommodation options, then check out the star-graded properties on Where to Stay.

Largest concentration of battlefields in South Africa

The Natal Battlefields Region boasts the largest concentration of battlefields in South Africa drawing visitors from all over the world, especially British holiday makers who take advantage of a healthy exchange rate and book into some of the wonderful Battlefields accommodation guest houses and Midlands bed and breakfasts. In these Midlands Battlefields military engagements were to shape the course of South African and world history, and rock the pedestal of the British Empire. Battles raged over the green hills and sweeping grasslands of the Natal Midlands.

Every town, historical building, battle site and memorial has a fascinating tale to tell, an event to commemorate, a poignant memory to recall.

But don't let the KwaZulu Natal Battlefields description mislead you into thinking you are going to spend your time in the past. The region has the climate, scenery, wildlife, cultural diversity, cuisine and Midlands accommodation hospitality to make your visit unique and memorable.

Although the towns of Colenso forms a part of the Natal Midlands Battlefields Route, accommodation options are very limited.

Estcourt, Ladysmith, Newcastle and Dundee bed and breakfast or Guest Houses form the "bigger town" options, not to say that you should not visit some of the smaller, historic Midlands accommodation options on Where to Stay.

Accommodation in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands

Wys 1 tot 20 van 116 eenhede
Slaap: 82 in 31 eenhede/kamers
Van R 330,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Green Lantern Inn

Hotel Akkommodasie in Van Reenen

Geleë in die klein Van Reenen dorp (bevolking 23), op die N3-hoofweg by die top van Van Reenen Pas, The Green Lantern Inn is bekend onder reisigers en sportmanne as 'n halfpad, verfrissende ruspunt en bied ongeëwenaarde ou skool gasvryheid in 'n unieke hi

Slaap: 5
Van R 380,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Crags Cottage

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Rosetta

Geniet ‘n wegkomkans in die pragtige KZN se middelande met vistas van groen valleie naby die Drakensberg.

Slaap: 13
Van R 280,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Waterhoek Valley Cottages

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Mooirivier

Waterhoek is geleë in die hart van die Midlands, 20km rivier-af van Mooirivier. Waterhoek het 6km rivierfront wat hengel die hele jaar bied. Daar is 1kothuis: Heron.

Slaap: 16 in 5 eenhede/kamers
Van R 650,00
Per eenheid per nag.

Kusane Farm Cottage

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Howick

Kusane Farm Cottage is hoog geleë bo die pragtige Karkloof-vallei, halfpad tussen Howick en Curry's Post in die Midlands Meander, met kwaliteit restaurante en inkopie-geleenthede.

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Slaap: 8
Van R 235,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Station House Waterside Getaway

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Rosetta

Station House is gerieflik geleë naby aan winkels, banke en vulstasies, maar ver genoeg weg van ontwikkeling sodat net natuur geluide hoorbaar is. Station House is uniek geleë binne die skilderagtige, welige melkboerdery gebied van Natal Midlands.

Slaap: 10 in 3 eenhede/kamers
Van R 300,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

At Home Self Catering 24

Selfsorg Vakansie Woonstelle in Pietermaritzburg

At Home is luukse, stylvolle, selfsorg woonstelle en bied gerief en gemak teen groot waarde. Dit is nie net ons wat so dink nie, ons is onlangs aangewys as die beste waarde en die beste selfsorg akkommodasie in ons area!

Slaap: 5
Van R 550,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Devonshire Cottage

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Nottingham Road

Devonshire Cottage is ‘n bekoorlike plattenlandse kothuis, geleë in ‘n private tuin in die skilderagtige Nottingham Road dorpie. Gerieflik en luuks, hierdie selfsorg-eenheid is ‘n populêre keuse vir egpare en gesinne wat vir die perfekte wegbreekplek soek

Slaap: 88 in 13 eenhede/kamers
Van R 450,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Orchards Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Ontbyt Akkommodasie in Camperdown

Orchards Bed en Ontbyt is 8 km vanaf KZN Leeu Park en 10 km vanaf Tala Privaat Wild Reservaat geleë. Al 5 kamers het hul eie TV's en en-suite badkamers.

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Slaap: 12 in 4 eenhede/kamers
Van R 690,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Forty Winks

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Rosetta

Besoek die Forty Winks selfsorg eenhede in die pragtige Kamberg Vallei,die hart van vlieg hengel (“fly fishing”) bestemmings in Natal se nuwe Springrove Dam in die Kwazulu Natal Midlands.

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Van R 1 500,00
Per eenheid per nag.

Lavender Trout Farm

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Nottingham Road

Lavender Trout Farm in Nottingham Road is geleë op die R103, op die Midlands Meander, net 3 km van Michaelhouse Skool en 7km vanaf die middel van die dorp.

Van R 200,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Schuilklip Game Farm

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Newcastle

Hartlik welkom by ons stukkie van die hemel, Schuilklip Game Farm. Kom ervaar verskeie Suid-Afrikaanse wildspesies en vind uit hoe naby jy aan die natuur kan kom op ons 2000 hektaar wilde, golwende grasvlaktes.

Slaap: 15
Van R 480,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Mission House

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Currys Post

Hierdie pragtige huis is geleë op 'n rant met ‘n asemrowende 360 grade uitsig oor die Drakensberge en die golwende heuwels van die Middellande.

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Slaap: 8 in 4 eenhede/kamers
Van R 550,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Otters Den Cottages

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Nottingham Road

Welkom by ons afgeleë selfsorg eenhede, wat geleë is op 18 akker ongerepte landskap, in die hart van die kuns en kunsvlyt roete, van die Midlands Meander. Hierdie goed toegeruste kothuise is gebou in 2004, en kyk uit oor Lions River en bied 'n vreedsame e

Gegradeerde:
Slaap: 24 in 4 eenhede/kamers
Van R 1 996,00
Per eenheid per nag.

Rockwood Lodges

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Karkloof

Diep binne die drie duisend hektaar Karkloof Natuur Reservaat lê Rockwood Lodges. Vier heeltemal private, selfsorg eenhede komplimenteer die pragtige omgewing.

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Van R 580,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Lions River Country Cottages

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Dargle

As jou hart smag na 'n rustige mengsel van afsondering en luuksheid dan is Lions River Country Cottages, bekroonde akkommodasie, jou perfekte ontsnap plek in die afsondering van die platteland.

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Gegradeerde:
Van R 800,00
Per eenheid per nag.

Trenchgula Guest Lodge

Bed & Ontbyt Akkommodasie in Ladysmith

Geleë in 'n rustige wildsplaas omgewing, omring deur die oorlog grafte van die Anglo-Boereoorlog op die top van Trenchgula Hill, lê 'n luukse 4-ster gastehuis met 8 kamers onder grasdak, elk met 'n dubbel bed en 'n enkel bed in die solder. Die Lodge is ro

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Slaap: 6
Van R 625,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Thatcher's Rest Self Catering Cottage

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Dundee

Thatcher's Rest Self Catering Cottage, “Vrede, Rustigheid en Goeie Hengel”, is geleë op 'n plaas binne die Biggarsberg gebied in Noord-KZN.

Slaap: 25 in 7 eenhede/kamers
Van R 395,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Lincoln Cottages

Bed & Ontbyt Akkommodasie in Pietermaritzburg

Lincoln Cottages is beplan, ontwerp en uitgelê deur Ken en Monica Phillips. Die smaakvol versierde kothuise is met die hand gebou deur die eienaars, en dus weerspieël die akkommodasie die liefde, en toegewydheid tot perfeksie, van die eienaars.

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Slaap: 13
Van R 350,00
Per persoon per nag (wat deel).

Merci Dieu

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Hilton

Merci Dieu is die ideale plek vir reünies, feeste en familie byeenkomste. Merci Dieu kan 12 - 14 gaste akkommodeer met 6 slaapkamers (3 slaapkamers het hand wasbakke), 3 badkamers, 3 sitkamers, 'n groot ten volle toegeruste kombuis en 2 ruim buite patio’s

Slaap: 24 in 2 eenhede/kamers
Van R 600,00
Per eenheid per nag.

Egerton Manor

Bed & Ontbyt Akkommodasie in Ladysmith

Ons is sentraal gelee en n druppel petrol van alles af. Ons het onderdak parkering en n sekuriteitswag.

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