As a family we make a point of escaping to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands at least twice a year – more often if possible. And there are many reasons why we turn our backs on the sea and head for the hills.
The Garden Route National Park is a treasure trove of ancient indigenous forests, clear lakes, mountains, rivers and estuaries, where you can swim, hike, canoe, go horse riding, or just meander along a forest trail.
Williamsburg is a private nature reserve forming part of the Middle Keurbooms Conservancy. Although the main activities here are trout fishing and 4×4 routes, mountain bikers will love the challenging rides in the region.
If you’ve seen the film Spud, with John Cleese, and liked the look of the natural scenery featured in the cinematography, you should make plans to visit the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where the story is set