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Covering a distance of around 80 kilometers between Pietermaritzburg and Mooiriver, the Midlands Meander opens up a world of creative diversity to those who take the time to explore it. Not only is the Midlands Meander the oldest route of its kind in South Africa, it is widely considered to be the longest and the most popular as well.
When Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama first set eyes on the verdant shores of KwaZulu Natal on 25 December 1497, he named his new discovery “Natal”, being the Portuguese word for Christmas. Since those early days of discovery, KwaZulu Natal has seen its fair share of historical triumphs and tragedies, but it has also seen tremendous growth and development.
The evergreen rolling hills and valleys of the Natal Midlands really is a piece of paradise, far removed from the frantic pace of the modern world. This scenic region of KwaZulu Natal draws visitors from far and wide to explore its pine forests, pastures, lakes, rivers, dams, waterfalls, nature reserves, historical battle sites, Zulu cultural villages and picturesque towns.