What
  • Accommodation
  • Art & Craft - Other
  • Artist & Crafter Studio
  • Eating & Drinking
  • Leizure & Activities
  • Saunter Shopping Treats
  • 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.

Browse This Saunter's Listings

The Platform

An interesting space with work by talented local artists and crafters

cat-icon The Platform, Lions River Station, R103 Lions River Road, Howick. 3260
cat-icon Patchwood Elephant, R103, Lions River Road, Twedie, Howick.

Shuttleworth Weaving

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

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

Queen Elizabeth Park

Nature reserve with walks, wildlife and good birding

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

Beverley Country Cottages****

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

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

il Postino Pizzeria & Sports Bar

The best traditional thin based wood fired pizzas in the Midlands

cat-icon D20, P134, Dargle/Impandle Road, Dargle

Swissland Cheese

Delicious handmade cheeses, friendly goats, stunning views, picnic and music.

cat-icon Awissland Cheese, Old Main Road, R103, Balgowan 3275

Groundcover, Curry’s Post

Handcrafted leather footwear & accessories, made locally for 30 years!

cat-icon Groundcover Farm, Currys Post Rd, Howick, 3290, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Romesco Olives

The scrummiest olives and olive products south of the equator !

cat-icon Midlands Business, 7 Prospect Place, Howick 3290, KwaZulu Natal

The Nguni Guy

The ultimate destination for Cowhide Rugs and Home Furnishings

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

Dargle Valley Pottery

Beautiful range of handmade pieces including fire proof tagines & pizza ovens

Karkloof Conservancy

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Wonderful biodiversity conserved for walking, watching birds and enjoying the bush

cat-icon Karkloof Road, Howick, South Africa

Zulu Lulu Art House

Showcasing some of South Africa's top artists across disciplines

cat-icon Piggly Wiggly Centre Cnr The R103 & Dargle Turn Off, Howick, 3290

Tamara Frittella Jewellery

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

cat-icon 11 Colleen Place, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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

Touchwood Interiors

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

cat-icon 97 Chatterton Road, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

The Graceland Cheesery

Experience Hilton's hidden treasure.

Arusha Designs Gallery

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

cat-icon 19 Sutton Road, Worlds View, 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

Mendola

Wedding Venue • Conferences • Upmarket Self Catering Accommodation.

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

Loving Cup Coffee Shop

Peaceful cafe for good coffee and lunch set amongst the trees

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