There is the most beautiful area from the East coast around Durban and up to Hilton. From golden sandy beaches to wonderful gorges with waterfalls and lines of mountains as far as the eye can see. It is more varied and dramatic than the Midlands, with the exception of the Drakensberg. There are outstanding artists working here, some of whom are only known to the upcountry or overseas market. Yet …. people drive past us to stay in the upper Midlands. So, it is time to redress that. This is the start of showcasing and promoting this amazing area under a series of art, craft, collectable, food and activity trails called The Saunter. The Saunter is a town and country feast of things to do, studios to visit of those who are exceptionally gifted and hand-picked food places.
The art and craft trails include amazing painters, sculptors, textile designers, potters, wood craftsmen, weavers, ironworkers and glass artists. The variety is wide so that many tastes can be appeased but overall it is about uncovering these gems and allowing people to visit their studios to see what they do and how they do it. All the way through are yummy food places to stop and refuel. The activity trails take you to beautiful places to walk, bird watch, ride, run, boat or have a scenic picnic. We include a handful of good places to stay so visitors can stay over and imbibe our unique chill … that is, become totally laid back. There is something for everyone and all tastes as there are over 180 participants and about half of these are artists and crafters.
Find out who is part of The Saunter in Hilton and Pietermaritzburg on our website: www.thesaunter.co.za Choose who you would like to visit, grab your partner, family or a friend and have a wonderful day sauntering!
5 April 2018 in HiltonVillage.co.za