Midlands Accommodation

The Midlands refers to scenic area in the heart of KwaZulu Natal, lying between the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains in the west and the Indian Ocean in the east. Accommodation in the Midlands is a good call owing to the array of activities in the area as well as its accessibility to both Durban and Pietermaritzburg via the N3 highway. The midlands, with its warm, wet summers and cool dry winters make a pleasant getaway in any season.

The Midlands are a particularly beautiful part of KwaZulu Natal comprising rolling farmlands, undulating hills and tracts of indigenous forest. The towns in the area are quaint and pretty and include settlements such as Hilton, Howick, Belgowan, Nottingham Road, Karkloof and Curry's Post. One of the main draw cards for visitors to the Midlands is the bucolic atmosphere. Country life is showcased at its best here and a weekend break to this region will simultaneously energise and relax you.

One of the main attractions in the area is the Midlands Meander, an 80 kilometre tourist route taking in a variety of arts, crafts, restaurants and country-style accommodation. Along the route you can visit studios and shops of metal workers, potters, weavers, painters, glass-blowers. Foodies will be delighted by the array of cheese producers, craft-beer breweries, delightful bakeries and delis as well as highly acclaimed restaurants.

The scenery and terrain in the Midlands lends itself to outdoor activities like walking, hiking, horse-riding and picnicking. These activities are best pursued in some of the area's conservancies and nature reserves such as the Midmar Nature Reserve (close to the Midmar Dam - a water-sport and fishing hub), Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve and Karkloof Nature Reserve. Karkloof is the second largest indigenous forest in South Africa and those with a real taste for adventure can take one of the canopy tours offered there.

If you are looking for a place to relax for a while, accommodation in the Midlands will certainly tick that box. Have a look at our varied Midlands accommodation options.

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Qambathi Mountain Lodge
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Looking for something different in the Drakensberg, visit Qambathi Mountain Lodge. Original art form an integral part of the exclusive handmade furniture and decor used, setting new standards in the ... More Info

Gum Tree Glen
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Charming studio cottage overlooking the Karkloof Valley. Queen-size bed plus pull-out sleeper couch which can sleep another two. Ten minutes from Howick and 15 minutes from Midmar Dam. Quiet and tranq... More Info

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Leopard's Lair
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At Leopard's Lair we extend a warm welcome to families and offer a relaxing, fun, child-friendly environment and a chance to meet new friends. Our cottage is set at the heart of an active cattle a... More Info

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The Knoll Guest Farm
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The Knoll Guest House and budget accommodation is situated at the gateway of the Midlands Meander close to Pietermaritzburg. Knoll Guest House offers travelers comfortable accommodation on their beau... More Info

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Mountpark Guest Farm
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Mount Park Guest Farm is situated in the beautiful Dargle region of KwaZulu Natal Midlands at the foot of the Inhlosane mountain. The diverse combination of grassland, indigenous forest and wetlands ... More Info

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Abbots Cove
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We have 10 en-suite bedrooms with their own private entrances and with tea/coffee making facilities. Our rooms are tastefully and comfortably furnished, DSTV and the Sports Channel are included. A ful... More Info

Granny Mouse Country House
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Granny Mouse Country House and Spa is situated in the picturesque Midlands Meander at the foothills of the Drakensberg where we offer upmarket Accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast basis. With Golf ... More Info

Old Rearsby Farm
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We are an established bed & breakfast in the Natal Midlands, bordering on Hartford house, and overlooking Summerhill stud farm, secretly deemed, The Land of Legends. We cater for guests who are in se... More Info

Fourwinds Courtyard
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Fourwinds is probably the oldest farm house built on the largest piece of flat land in Winterskloof, five minutes from Hilton and has been the family home of Dennis & Jill Bailey-Edkins and their thre... More Info

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Gwahumbe Game & Spa
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Gwahumbe Game & Spa offers guests the ultimate intimate, relaxing bush experience. Located in a Malaria free environment and easily accessible from both Durban and Pietermaritzburg. A variety of cate... More Info

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Midlands Reviews

Dargle
Would love to own or manage a bed and breakfast there
- Marius Brits

Scottsville
Good
- Mark Patern Kaonga

Hilton
Great. Nice place to stay.
- Riyaz Karodia

Scottsville
I felt safe and it was close to my function.
- Rosmin Vice

Balgowan
Great.
- Ross Hartley