Natal Midlands Travel Guide

Map of Midlands

The Natal Midlands is the lush farmland area lying between the Drakensberg Mountains and the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. The arts and crafts trail of the area, the famous Midlands Meander – is a unique mix of more than 160 places to eat, drink, sleep and shop.


The Natal Midlands is a myriad of waterfalls, lakes, dams, Zulu cultural villages, game reserves and historical battle sites. It is without doubt a great place to relax and restore the soul.


Top things to do in the Natal Midlands: 


  • Explore the Midlands Meander with its coffee shops, art galleries, cheese farms, trout farms, potters, weavers and painters, not to mention the quaint villages’ enroute
  • Go trout fishing
  • Go hiking
  • Explore the waterfalls
  • Play Golf
  • Explore Pietermaritzburg, he old administrative capital with its graceful Victorian Architecture and fine colonial buildings 
  • Visit Butterflies for Africa – a sanctuary for these beautifully delicate creatures – it is a great family day out   
  • Visit one of the many day spas and relax and rejuvenate