What
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  • Art & Craft - Other
  • Artist & Crafter Studio
  • Eating & Drinking
  • Leizure & Activities
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  • Weddings & Conferences
Where

Saunter 5

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Pietermaritzburg and the Midlands

This area extends from Pietermatitzburg and then rises sharply as you journey into the mellow Midlands. On the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg there is a crafter who tie dyes, a raptor rehabilitation and breeding stop and a delightful butterfly centre.

Pietermaritzburg nestles sleepily below the massive Town Hill which leads to Hilton and the start of the Midlands. It has an interesting history and this very multi-cultural South African city, is easy and safe to explore on foot. Find out about Ghandi and see his statue and the City Hall. It is an old University town and former seat of power for both the short lived Boer Republic and then the capital in Natal under the British. There are some good Victorian buildings left. The museum is good for pre-history.

Our crafters include a craft project training and selling for rural crafters, ceramicists, a silver jeweller, superb leather work, mosaic artists, weavers, cheese makers, craft brewers and a very special vineyard. The artists have a wonderful variety of styles. Subjects range from township life, to abstract, to wildlife and dot paintings. The quality of what you will see is exceptional. One of the artists is the current Head of Fine Art at the University another is a photographer. The galleries are well worthwhile as well.

One of the highlights of this saunter are the artisanal food stops. There are a couple of great places to eat including a cookery school restaurant.

There is a lovely country club for golfers, MTB and trail running routes with panoramic views.

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Drakensberg Slack Packing Trail

3 day luxury slack packing hike in the lower Drakensberg

cat-icon Fenhurst Farm, Giant's Castle Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal

Tatham Gallery

One of South Africa's top galleries with good collections

cat-icon Chief Albert Luthuli St, Pietermaritzburg, 3200, South Africa

ZuluWaters Game Reserve and Lodge*****

Exclusive private, eco game reserve and retreat in the Drakensberg

cat-icon ZULU WATERS GAME RESERVE, Mooi River, South Africa

The Platform

An interesting space with work by talented local artists and crafters

cat-icon Lions River Station Unit 2 R103 Lions River, Howick, 3260

Siyabonga Sikosana. Artist – painter

Captures life in the townships of new South Africa with irony and colour.

cat-icon 13610236 Bulwer Road, Willowfontein, Pietermaritzburg, KZNatal

Victoria Country Club Venue

Celebrate your special day in an elegant atmosphere with scenic surroundings

cat-icon 170 Peter Brown Drive, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Arusha Designs Gallery

A focus on quality wood artistry - cabinetry, turning & sculpture

cat-icon 19 Sutton Road, Worlds View, South Africa

Touchwood Interiors

Passionate about making homes beautiful. Exclusive, affordable décor & giftware

cat-icon 97 Chatterton Road, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Wearable Craft Boutique

For delicately hand crafted products, with a vibrant African touch by locals.

cat-icon 4 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

The Tie Dye Lady

Fashion and fabric tie dying of high quality. Wide clothing range

cat-icon 18 Wally Hayward Drive, Ashburton, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZuluNatal, South Africa

Ground Coffee House

Roasting and serving specialty coffee overlooking the Drakensberg Mountains.

cat-icon 1 Cowan Road, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
cat-icon 3 The Ridge, Sweetwaters, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Shuttleworth Weaving

Unique creations of handwoven carpets and throws made in the KZN Midlands

cat-icon 1 Notties Road, Nottingham Road, KZN, South Africa

John Buck and Emily Louise

We manufacture genuine leather shoes, bags and accessories.

cat-icon Tweedie Junction, Main Road, Howick, South Africa

Tala Collection Game Reserve

Game reserve with masses of game & bird life without the malaria risk

cat-icon Tala Private Game Reserve, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Blackwoods Home of Gardening

Love your garden with Blackwoods

cat-icon 97 Chatterton Road, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Queen Elizabeth Park

Nature reserve with walks, wildlife and good birding

cat-icon Queen Elizabeth Park, Duncan Mackenzie Drive, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

Loving Cup Coffee Shop

Peaceful cafe for good coffee and lunch set amongst the trees

cat-icon 200 Zwartkop Road, Boughton, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Beverley Country Cottages****

Where you’ll feel welcome, relaxed and at home!

cat-icon Beverley Farm, Impendle Road, Dargle, KwaZulu Natal

Tamara Frittella Jewellery

Bespoke sterling silver jewellery. Designed by heart, created by hand.

cat-icon 11 Colleen Place, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Sagewood Cafe ****

Top artisan restaurant, a foodies delight in a beautiful location

cat-icon 97 Chatterton Road, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Mendola Self Catering Cottages

Up- market self catering fully equiped cottages

cat-icon 1 Hilton College Road, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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