Right on our doorstep begins the Midlands Meander, a haven for city weary souls to reboot and realign themselves. There are too many popular places to mention, from hiking and cycling, to picnicking in either the Kamberg, Karkloof, Midmar dam, Highmoor or Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve.
For a different pace, you can choose to sit back and be served at any of the numerous culinary gems, ranging from trendy coffee shops and pubs, or spoil yourself at some of the upmarket restaurants, like the famous La Lampara.
Whether shopping, browsing or just pottering around the endless gems waiting to be discovered…one thing is guaranteed…you will want to return.
The varied arts, crafts, decor, clothing and ethnic shops cater for all, from the trendy and hip, to the fly-fishing enthusiast.
Also to be found are earthy shops like Groundcover and Born in Africa, and it is also the birthplace of the famous Tsonga, maker of local leather shoes and bags, with outlets worldwide.
Never running out of options in the Midlands is a sure guarantee, where you can fly above the trees on a Karkloof Canopy Tour, or find your way to a massage table for some pampering at a spa, the drive from Africa’s Eden is never too far.
Also not to be missed along the way is the Nelson Mandela Capture Site and Museum.