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    Default Travelling the KZN Midlands

    We plan a six day trip to the Midlands. What to do and what to see, please.
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    Default Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    Quote Originally Posted by Let's Play View Post
    We plan a six day trip to the Midlands. What to do and what to see, please.
    Refer to Markus & Zelda's thread re this.
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    Default Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    Do you have a link?
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    Refer to Markus & Zelda's thread re this.
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    Default Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    Quote Originally Posted by Let's Play View Post
    Do you have a link?
    Let me look ....

    Got it I think:
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    Default Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    If you need a very nice basecamp in the Pietermaritzburg area get hold of Thole here on the forum. He has "Ekukhanyeni Farm House" on their farm where you can camp or stay in the original farm house. It's a stunning area.
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    Default Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    We want to go self catering and not camping. I need a list of historical places, places of beauty, places of wat and that sort of stuff.
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    Default Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    Quote Originally Posted by Let's Play View Post
    We want to go self catering and not camping. I need a list of historical places, places of beauty, places of wat and that sort of stuff.
    The Ekukhanyeni (Thole) campsite has a self catering house as well. Fantastic setting, as Paul mentioned. Our ham club camped and used the house last weekend. This is not far from he Midlands Meander, where you will find most (everything?) you wish for.
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    Default Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    Have a look at this thread and the posts with the photos from Ekukhanyeni Farm House. Errol (Thole) took us for a quick tour of the farm and we went to a fantastic viewpoint on a close by farm that overlooks the Duzi River. He would the ideal person to get information about the hidden treasures around the area. I have said that I would like base myself on the farm for a few days and explore in the area.
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    Default Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    What I've done in the past is to start the first day "North of the Midlands".

    Since you have also mentioned historic significance, perhaps consider your first stop around Spioenkop? We've stayd at Easby B&B in the past. Main house was build in 1897 and used by Genl. Louis Botha's right flank during the siege of Ladysmith. After Ladysmith was relieved it was used as a British quarters for Gen. Sir George White. It is close to the Battle of Spoeinkop site. One of my favorite ABW sites to visit.

    We've also stopped in Winterton a few times on our way down (Olivier's Pass is a lot more scenic than Van Reenen's). Mostly as an excuse to have breakfast at the Waffle Hut outside Winterton (towards Giants Castle)

    In the Midlands I never miss the Bierfassl in Nottingham Road. Mostly for the beer of course but I usually flush it down with a Eisbein (Schweinshaxe/Stelze). Swambo then usually makes me go to Chocolate Heaven in just up the road afterwards.

    Although I do not care too much for the Mandela's, I did find the statue at the Nelson Mandela Capture site in Howick quite interesting.

    My wife told me to tell you to take your wife to Piggly Wiggly (I'm just going to leave this there)

    Sycamore Avenue Treehouses & Cottages is still on our list. My brother and sister-in-law have stayed there and really enjoyed it.

    Swissland Cheese Farm also a good stop.

    Apologies for the spam. Apart from the Bushveld, the KZN Midlands is one of my favorite places. Cannot get enough of it
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