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Set amid the rolling green foothills of the Drakensberg, the Midlands encompass waterfalls, lakes, reservoirs, forests, fields, Zulu villages, game reserves, and battle sites. The climate is pleasant most of the year, though summers tend to be hot. The area has long been an enclave for craftspeople—weavers, potters, woodcrafters, metalworkers, cheese makers, and beer brewers—who escaped
As a way to draw customers to the area, the crafters created four routes, called the Midlands Meander, in 1983, which include more than 160 shops, galleries, cultural activities, restaurants, and accommodations. Running through the towns of Curry's Post and Howick in the northeast and Nottingham Road, Mooi River, Balgowan, the Dargyle District, Lion's River, and Midmar in the southwest, the routes provide a great opportunity to shop for authentic South African arts and crafts while enjoying the tranquility and beauty of the countryside. The area is filled with top accommodations and dining options.
The tiny hamlet of Babanango is a major agricultural center and a great place to base your exploration of the battlefields. ...
Located about an hour north of Durban, the Dolphin Coast (aka North Coast) lies along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, making it a popular...