No matter whether you are holidaying in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands or on business or pleasure, you will discover that the Midlands accommodation offers you a choice of affordable places to stay, ranging from magnificent hotels with three, four and five star ratings, holiday resorts and spas, safari lodges, bed-and-breakfasts and guest houses. In fact, whatever kind style of accommodation you are looking for, you will find it in this part of the world. The Natal Midlands is a truly magnificent area with fertile landscapes, crystal-clear rivers and dams, and majestic forests and mountains. Not only that, the Natal Midlands is steeped in history of battles fought and won.
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Stay in a lodge or self-catering cottage while you do the Midlands Meander
The Midlands Meander which is very popular with arts and crafts lovers should not be missed, with the most amazing show of arts and crafts in the area of Zululand, the homeland of King Chaka. This area also has some of the best game reserves and game lodges to stay in. When experiencing the Midlands Meander, you will absolutely love what is known as an eco-experience and that is the Karkloof Canopy Tours. For those seeking a real thrilling adrenalin rush, you are going to love this. State of the art climbing and safety equipment have been used, and then you are suspended on a pulley that is attached to a steel cable which is thirty meters above the Karkloof indigenous forest floor. If you are wondering what the Karkloof Forest is, it is literally pristine forest, and judging by the size and growth of the trees, you will know that those trees have been there for years and years. When you are in there forests, you will be able to come up closed to the Karkloof Blue butterfly which live and breed within a few hundred square meters of the forest. And furthermore, these butterflies are found nowhere else in the world.
While in the forest you will experience nature at its best
The whole canopy tours conception has been designed with the strictest civil engineering standards in mind. First of all, everyone will start off with a safety briefing. Then your harness and gear will be checked over and then double-checked by the lead guide of the tour. The next thing is, you will be leaping off the side of the first of the seven platforms on your journey of eight slides, the longest one being about one hundred and seventy meters long, whizzing and zigzagging your way down to the forest floor of the Karkloof forest valley. On your way down, you will have noticed a twenty meter waterfall and a river, plus you might have noticed extremely rare bird life as well as the Samago monkeys.
Stay in a romantic tree house while you discover this area
This area is jam packed with a variety of accommodation establishments and things to see and do. Apart from guest houses, lodges, private farm cottages, country houses and nature reserves, you will also find something very romantic when it comes to Midlands accommodation and that is treehouse accommodation. You will drive through an avenue of Sycamore trees to reach your charming accommodation. If you love something eccentric then this type of accommodation will be just what you will enjoy. The accommodation is built high up in the old oak or cedar trees and even comes with Jacuzzis from where you can sit and sip your cocktails and watch the sun set.