Today was an impulse decision to take a drive up to the midlands .I have often heard people talk about the Midlands Meander but have never really had the time or the opportunity to visit this beautiful place so it really was a long overdue trip.

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The Midlands Meander in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, is a collection of arranged routes that offer visitors hospitality in truly beautiful surroundings, outstanding accommodation, conference and wedding facilities, fascinating local events, fabulous cuisine and restaurants, revitalising outdoor activities and over-the-top adventure sports, historic landmarks, wildlife conservation, and best of all “shop-till-you-drop” unique arts and crafts. An easy one-hour drive from Durban and four and a half hours on the N3 highway from Johannesburg, there is much to explore and do in the Midlands. For all that is on offer, click on the map icon on the left

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The drive up was rather long but the scenery more than made up for the long journey. We did not have a planned day ahead and without a map as well we decided to just drive along and inquire with the locals should we get lost..

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It was certainly a lovely trip and an opportunity to tick this destination off my list of things to do and places to visit.