Family Activities


The Midlands Meander is an 80km network of sightseeing routes winding through the green belly of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, an easy hour’s drive from Durban. Meander means to “wander at random” and this is exactly what the route is about. Green hills, canopy tours, arts and crafts, family friendly farms, outdoor activities, child friendly accommodation, and restaurants with colourful playgrounds and kiddies’ menus make the Midlands Meander a no-brainer when it comes to family road trips. No amount of “are we there yet” will bring you down, because every bend in the road uncovers an exciting new activity.



If you’re searching for a top class equestrian facility in Pietermaritzburg look no further than Canterbury Equestrian Centre.  

Owned and passionately run by Laurie & Martin Minett, only 2km’s for PMB airport  and borders the beautiful Bisley Park Nature Reserve. Our trail rides and hacking encompass some fabulous off road riding including meeting giraffe, impala and zebra.

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chocolate dipping

Who would have ever thought, the finest chocolate in all the land, would have it’s origins in an old antique shop in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands?


Good old fashioned hard work and some crazy ideas replaced the dusty old furniture, and made way for hand-crafted artisanal chocolates, Not much has changed, they still use old school methods and the finest quality ingredients in our pure couverture Belgian chocolate, free of preservatives, palm oils, hardeners or extenders. 

Their wide selection of over 40 delicious combinations include, biltong, curry and koeksisters, to traditional favourites like fudge, caramel, Turkish delight, shortbread and freshly dipped strawberries! If its fun, adventure and great chocolate you looking for, then head on over!



The Candle Dipping Shop, located in The Junction Centre, Nottingham Road, is a fun filled activity highlight for children and adults alike.

Visitors can choose from a variety of candles to dip, and assistance is to hand to guide you in creating beautiful candle art to take home. Another fun-filled activity we offer is SandArt, for which we also offer guidance for visitor and which is a very easy and creative activity for kids to experience.  They love it!


art & sculpture

ZULU LULU Art House and gallery at Piggly Wiggly (near Howick) on the Midlands Meander specialises in showcasing work from leading South African ceramic makers, together with quality fine art and sculpture from well known, top selling artists. 

Owner-managed by Charles and Vanessa Cadman, this is an ever-changing space filled with a gorgeous selection of ceramics, fine art, sculpture and more.

Perfect for kids and adults alike, families can spend a morning decorating a range of blank pottery at the ZULU LULU ART BAR. The Art Bar is a fun place to meet and get creative in a relaxed casual environment. Bring the kids, your friends and family.  No person is too young or too old. And there’s no booking necessary for individuals or smaller groups.