Balgowan, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg - Things to do
OVERVIEW:Balgowan is situated in the central portion of the Midlands Meander between Nottingham Road and Lidgetton.
Balgowan has extended its orginal geographical location from a romantic old trading store and a train station where the local timber is picked up to surrounding farms in the Midlands.
The area Balgowan begins somewhere between Nottingham Road and Lidgetton on the Midlands Meander's R103 and extend towards The N3 highway, but ends before you get to Caversham.
Landmarks to define this area would be Indigo Fields, near the magnificent Michaelhouse School (the boarding school for boys with the best reputation in South Africa. The huge complex, built in the English brick gothic style, als has a beautiful and spacious chapel which is open to the public.), Millgate Cottage & The Glass Studio, La Lampara Restaurant and Kingdom Weavers, however some residents even talk of Upper and Lower Balgowan! (Could the Colonial blood be back again?!) Never-the-less, this is a beautiful part of the Midlands and well worth spending time here.
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EVERGLADES COUNTRY HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE The High Point in the Midlands The Everglades country Hotel is situated beneath the imposing Inhlosane Mountain in the beautiful Dargle Valley on the Midlands Meander. A great family getaway with numerous facilities, such as a Wellness Centre, tennis court, sparkling swimming pool, volley ball, kiddies play area, bowls, gym and hikes up the mountain. Everglades ...
Things to do near Balgowan, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg
Balgowan is situated in the central portion of the Midlands Meander between Nottingham Road and Lidgetton. Balgowan has extended its orginal geographical location from a romantic old trading store and a train station where the local timber is picked up to surrounding farms in the Midlands. The area Balgowan begins somewhere between Nottingham Road and Lidgetton on the Midlands Meander's R103 ...
Bulwer is a picturesque village that is towered over by the mighty Magwaqa Mountain, which means "frowning one" in Zulu. Bulwer is the centre of a large forestry industry, with the tourism industry a close second. The slopes of the Magwaqa Mountain are rated as one of the best paragliding and hang-gliding sites in South Africa. Wild Sky Adventures, offers para-gliding, while Ride the Wind - ...
Dargle is a beautiful valley, carefully nurtured and protected by the residents, it comprises a farmland charm and wilderness flavour. Amidst the beauty of the area the people here have warm hearts and a tenderness similar to the natural flora. Dargle provides a perfect natural retreat in wide open spaces. The Dargle Singisi Plantation and picnic site, although beautiful represents mans influence ...
Estcourt is ideally situated with easy access to various towns, which also make up the well known tourist attractions, namely the Drakensberg Region, The Midlands Meander, Ladysmith, Weenen, Colenso which also form part of the world renowned Berg, Bush and Battlefields Route. The new Drakensberg Route which was recently launched, incorporates the uMtshezi area. Estcourt is also the start of ...
The Museum is situated in Scott Street between Durban and Voortrekker Streets in a building erected by Dr Birtwell in 1879 and sold to the Colonial Government as "The Residency" or "Drostdy" for the local magistrate. It remained as such until 1971 when the then Magistrate found it unacceptable and persuaded the authorities to build a new residence on adjoining land. The then Borough Council acquired ...
Welcome to the fascinating South African and KwaZulu-Natal Midlands town of Howick. Howick is in the heart of the uMngeni Municipal region and hub of the Midlands. It is known as the place of many waterfalls for it is here that the uMngeni River and its tributaries tumble down gorges and over precipices on a journey to the Indian Ocean, some 95 km to the east. Some of the key villages found in the ...
Lidgetton is a very small trading post that today has a cafe and post office. A township has formed around Lidgetton and boasts an artist community. Places of interest around Lidgetton * Culamoya Chimes - beautiful wind chimes * Peter's Gate - herbs grown in the Midlands * Miguel's Handmade Leather Crafts * Decadence ...
Pietermaritzburg is a vibrant African city set in the breathtakingly beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands that caters for your every holiday whim and desire. With so much to offer, Pietermaritzburg is definitely the City Of Choice. Pietermaritzburg, set amidst forested hills and the rolling countryside of the Natal-Midlands, is one of the best-preserved Victorian cities in the world. The city is the administrative ...
Wartburg is a 'little piece of Germany' and is surrounded by hamlets of definitive origin - Harburg, Kirchdorf, New Hanover, Lillienthal, Schroeders and Hermannsburg. Wartburg itself is named after the castle in Eisenach where Dr Martin Luther translated the bible into German...and the village crest also depicts the immigrants' arrival by sailing ship, the Luther Rose and the call to 'pray ...
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 3' 21" E / 29° 23' 42" S
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Directions to Balgowan Tourism in Balgowan, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg
|Departing: King Shaka International Airport|
|Address: M65, La Mercy 4405, South Africa|
|Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 1 hour 36 mins|
|1.||Head southeast||1.3 km|
|2.||Take the 1st left onto Mdloti St|
|3.||Continue onto M65|
|4.||Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2|
Partial toll road
|5.||At the interchange 165-E B Cloete, keep left and follow signs for N3 toward Pietermaritzburg/Johannesburg||1.6 km|
|6.||Turn left onto N3|
Partial toll road
|7.||Take exit 107 toward Tweedie||0.4 km|
|8.||Turn left onto Main Rd||1.4 km|
|9.||Turn right onto R103||18.7 km|
|10.||Turn left at Currys Post Rd|
Destination will be on the left
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Things to do near Balgowan, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg
|Balgowan, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg »||Current||Current|
|Lidgetton, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg »||9 mins||8.8 km|
|Dargle, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg »||19 mins||18.8 km|
|Howick, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg »||25 mins||25.9 km|
|Pietermaritzburg, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg »||40 mins||45.8 km|
|Estcourt, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg »||42 mins||56.7 km|
|Wartburg, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg »||1 hour 1 min||76.4 km|
|Greytown, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg »||1 hour 22 mins||96.6 km|
|Bulwer, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg »||1 hour 19 mins||103 km|