In 1985 came forth the birth of the Midlands Meander as several potters and weavers came together to form and arts and craft route through the county.
The Midlands Meander is one of the largest arts and crafts route in South Africa, and spreads over 80km between Pietermaritzburg and the Mooi River with spectacular sites and scenery along the way. Driving through the Midlands Meander is such a soothing drive which delights the soul because of the lush green forests and farmlands.
The Midlands Meander landscape is like that of an English countryside, beautiful, lush and green with beautiful midlands accommodation. As you drive through the Midlands Meander you will enjoy magnificent panoramas over hidden valleys, rolling hills and you will come across numerous stopping points at private home-galleries where you can indulge in the arts and crafts of the local artists.
You will also see meadows of dairy cows, numerous crafty small villages with fascinating charms, you can also brush up on your history as the Midlands Meander has some very interesting historic landmarks.
There are many fanciful accommodation in Midlands Meander to stay, lots of welcoming guesthouses and tranquil hotels. There is no shortage of small cafes and bistros along the way.
The Midlands Meander is definitely a place of utmost beauty, it is a place for both the timid at heart people and also for those adventurous sorts. Yet it has earned a title as the arts a craft route but there are many other exciting things to do.
The scenic Midmar Dam is the spot where most action takes place, a place where many water sports take place, including the world’s largest open water swim race, the Midmar Mile.
You can lease a yacht from Midmar Boat Hire, and there is also water-skiing and canoeing available. One of the most popular things to do in the Midlands is fly-fishing for trout. Be sure to check into the accommodation in midlands you book to make sure they offer these activates.
There is no shortage of things to get up to as the Midlands has so much to off any traveller, holidaymaker or passer-by. The Midlands is stunning region, filled with hospitable people a place so full of history, arts and crafts, and great kindness, where you can relax and enjoy the quiet tempo of country life. A place that should be explored with loved ones.