Posts – Routes & Trails

Meandering through the Midlands

  • 24 April 2013 by Christine Marot

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.

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Hide-and-seek on the Garden Route

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.

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Veering through Venda

Meet Thomas Kubayi, whose metal fish signpost is almost as famous as the whole Venda art route.

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Zen Dust

When you venture off South Africa’s main highways, you find the real soul of the country. Buddhist teacher Antony Osler has written a new book about travelling the Karoo back roads.

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Mountain biking at Williamsburg Mountain Reserve

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.

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The rush of Route 62

The rush of Route 62 is that there is no rush at all. It’s just a long meander between the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape for those who truly love a road trip.

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Slack-packing around Green Mountain

One of the most gorgeous slack-packing trails can be found at Green Mountain, part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.

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Vinehopper

One of the greatest ways to experience the Stellenbosch wine route is by using Vinehopper, a hop-on, hop-off vehicle service.

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On the African Ivory Route

If you’ve a spirit of adventure, a 4x4, and a week to spare, then like me, follow the legendary African Ivory Route.

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The uMngeni Footprint Route

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

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