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Beverley Country Cottages

Cottages, Self Catering in Dargle, Midlands

Ideal for families and honeymooners. There are 4 different comfortable, clean, well equipped cozy cottages varying in...

Braai Area
WiFi
Bar
Pet Friendly
Full Kitchen
TV

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R650.0

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Millgate Cottage

Cottages, Guest Farms, Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Midlands

Within five acres, Millgate's two guest cottages and three guest suites welcome the weary city-dweller to stress-free...

Braai Area
Conference Facility
Parking on Premises
Bar

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R600.0

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Waterwoods (Fort Nottingham)

Cottages in Midlands

Our self catering cottages are fully equipped, luxuriously furnished and most have braai facilities.
In addition, t...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R650.0

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Lions River Country Cottages

Cottages in Dargle, Midlands

The cottages have large comfortable bedrooms, with queen-size beds and the larger cottages also have two single beds ...

Braai Area
Dishwasher
TV
Full Kitchen
DSTV

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R440.0

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Crab Apple Cottages

Cottages in Dargle, Midlands

Architecturally designed and delightfully comfortable, our three AA Superior Crab Apple Cottages are set on the edge ...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Pet Friendly

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R550.0

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Hillhouse

Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Dargle, Midlands

Hillhouse Accommodation was featured in Elle Decoration - The Country Issue June/July 2013. Also in House and Leisure...

Braai Area
Wheelchair Friendly
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
Conference Facility

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R360.0

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Solitude Retreat Centre

Cottages in Dargle, Midlands

Solitude Retreat Centre is a space set apart from the busy-ness of life for connecting with ourselves, each other and...

Braai Area
Conference Facility
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

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R800.0

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Popular Destinations

Dargle

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Dusi Canoe Marathon, Midlands Meander

More info about Midlands

What makes the Midlands region stand out is the beautiful verdant scenery and the sense of peace you have when all around you is nothing but tranquil beauty.

The Midlands area is located in the centre of KwaZulu-Natal Province, north of the capital Pietermaritzburg and stretching west to the Drakensberg Mountains, and eastward to Karkloof. The landscape is blessed with shimmering streams, indigenous forests, waterfalls, green pastures and undulating hills. Amongst this epitome of natural beauty are Zulu villages, farms and welcoming towns. 

The Midlands is best known for the Midlands Meander, a series of pioneering arts and craft routes that span several towns and veer off the beaten track.

It’s the perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday, however, golden beaches and mountain climbing activities are both no more than an hour’s drive away.

Top 8 reasons to visit Midlands

1. You can get a map and take a few days to travel the 5 routes on the Midlands Meander. Each route offers something unique and the entertainment options are endless; nature parks, unusual craft displays, quirky road stalls, craft brewers, basket weavers and restaurants to name a few.

2. Adventure lovers will enjoy the 2-hour Karkloof Canopy Tour, a sequence of zip lines ranging between 40m and 180m and spanning an indigenous forest.  

3. Visit the 95m Howick Falls, an idyllic picnic site. The place is shrouded in mystique and myth. According to local legend, a serpent inhabits the pool below the falls.

4. The Zulu-Mpophomeni Tourism Experience is a fun and educational tour of a township and Zulu kraal, with customary beehive huts. The tour includes a traditional Zulu meal and sorghum beer served in a clay pot, Zulu dancing and praise singing.

5. You could take a leisurely drive to the large city of Durban to enjoy the golden beaches along this stretch of the coast.

6. Lovers of architecture will appreciate the magnificent colonial buildings perfectly maintained in Pietermaritzburg. This city is known as the last outpost of the British Empire.

7. The Midmar Resort and Nature Reserve is surrounded by a vast body of water, a favourite destination of water sport enthusiasts and anglers. The reserve includes a wildlife park, hiking and cycling trails.

8. The Midlands is filled with entertainment. Other options available are fly fishing, bird watching, a visit to spas, wine cellar tours, horse riding and olive oil tastings, with ample children’s activities at most venues.

Transport

The nearest airport is King Shaka International Airport roughly 120km from the Midlands area. There are many car rental agencies in Durban city centre and at King Shaka airport, or you could order a rental online. You may find a shuttle service company willing to transfer you to the Midlands, however, expect the cost to be prohibitive and to truly enjoy the area, rather hire a car.

Did you know?

The Midlands has some of the finest and most expensive private schools in South Africa, the best known being Hilton College, Michael House and Kearsney College. The popular novelist Wilbur Smith is a Michael House alumni.

In 1893, a young lawyer named Mahatma Gandhi was evicted from a Whites Only train carriage at the Pietermaritzburg station. Gandhi became an anti-war hero whose peaceful campaigns for justice inspired the world. There is a statue of the man in the Pietermaritzburg Church Street Mall.

About Cottages

Guests escape the noise and bustle of lodges by opting to stay in either fully self-catering or bed and breakfast cottages. Self-catering cottages are a home away from home and come fully equipped with everything guests need. Most self catering cottages also come with a cleaning service, Dstv, and a private patio/entertainment area. Guests who opt for bed and breakfast cottages enjoy their own private patio/entertainment area, luxury amenities, Dstv, and cleaning service. There is often a small kitchenette, if guests wish to do a little cooking, and a relaxing lounge area. Cottages are ideal for families, small groups of friends and couples wishing for a more private retreat.