Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in The Midlands

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

On 5 August 1962, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was captured by apartheid police on the R103 outside of Howick. This would mark the start of his 27 years of incarceration. In 2012 a monument was installed here in the fo…
Park in The Elephant Coast

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site, stretches for 200 glorious kilometres, from the Mozambique border to Maphelane, at the southern end of Lake St Lucia. With the Indian Ocean on one side, a…
Park in The Elephant Coast

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is one of South Africa’s best-known, most evocative parks. Covering 960 sq km, it is best visited in the dry winter months (May to September) as the animals congregate at water sources (the White i…
Park in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Sodwana Bay

Spectacular Sodwana Bay is bordered by lush forest on one side, and glittering sands on another. Yet this beautiful place offers more than stunning scenery. Popular activities include guided walking and birding trai…
Park in Northern Berg

Royal Natal National Park

Fanning out from some of the range’s loftiest summits, the 80-sq-km Royal Natal National Park has a presence that far outstrips its relatively meagre size, with many of the surrounding peaks rising as high into the …
Park in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

uMkhuze Game Reserve

The uMkhuze Game Reserve is, in a phrase, a trip highlight. Established in 1912, and now part of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, this reserve of dense scrub and open acacia plains covers some 36,000 spectacular hectares.…
Park in Zululand

Ithala Game Reserve

Ithala Game Reserve is severely underrated. It has all the assets of a private wildlife reserve but much lower prices. It also doesn’t get the crowds that flock into Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, as it’s slightly off the main …
Park in The Elephant Coast

Ndumo Game Reserve

The Ndumo Game Reserve is beside the Mozambique border and close to the Swaziland border, about 100km north of uMkhuze. On some 100 sq km, there are black and white rhinos, hippos, crocodiles and antelope species, b…
Arts Centre in The Midlands

Ardmore Ceramic Studio

This extraordinary gallery was started by artist Fée Halset-Berning in 1985. She trained Bonnie Ntshalintsahli, the daughter of a farm employee. Sadly, Bonnie has since passed away, but the studio flourished, firstl…
Gallery in Durban

Campbell Collections

These collections are well worth seeing. Muckleneuk, a superb house designed by Sir Herbert Baker, holds the documents and artefacts collected by Dr Killie Campbell and her father Sir Marshall Campbell (KwaMashu tow…