Cultural Activities


The rolling hills of the Midlands in KwaZulu-Natal will be sure to leave an everlasting impression on you. Winding roads cross streams and lead through quaint towns like Howick, working farms, and exquisite terrains that are peaceful enough to soothe any soul. Marvel at the changing and scattered scenery along this route, from misty forests to grassy plains and rocky cliffs. Stop off at towns so small that if you blink you might miss them. This tranquil pocket of KwaZulu-Natal has been dubbed the Midlands Meander, and, when gliding around lush mountains and rolling farmland, I’m sure it won’t take you long to see why. 


Ecabazini - traditional Zulu homestead

Ecabazini Zulu Homestead is situated in a beautiful valley on the shores of the Albert Falls Dam. It offer visitors an overnight stay in a truly authentic Zulu homestead. 

There are five traditional huts which sleep up to a maximum of four people each. As stated, this is truly authentic with no electricity, and cooking is done over fires. Lights are provided by paraffin lamps and whilst the huts are not en-suite, proper individual modern ablutions are provided with hot showers. All linen and towels are provided for guests convenience. 


farmers market

Walk through locally-sourced produce from the Midlands and indulge in delicious breakfasts and lunches on offer at the Karkloof Farmer’s Market.  

This unique indoor market supports local farmers and has numerous stalls offering fresh fruit, vegetables, home-baked treats, and organic products. Open every Saturday, this is the perfect place to sip on delicious coffee or fruit juice and treat yourself to a tasty breakfast while the kids play outside.



aardmore ceramics

Visit this unique gallery revealing vibrant and exquisite ceramics, beautifully hand painted with unbelievable detail. 

Ardmore has succeeded at exhibiting African fauna and flora in a captivating way and has taken the overseas market by storm. African animals and plants wrap around vessels, cups and trays and are truly masterpieces.