Tourist Attractions in Balgowan, Midlands & Battlefields, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Wedding Chapel - Granny Mouse

courtesy of John Forbes Panomario
Whats left of Caversham Mill

courtesy of Paul Keene Young Panomario
Culamoya Chimes

courtesy of Winterskloof Panomario

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Balgowan Attractions
Grape Crushing Festival: 9 km
KwaZulu Natal Beer Route: 10 km
Fort Nottingham Highland Games and Festi: 10 km
Aladdin's De-Light: 10 km
Midlands Meander Creative Festival: 14 km
Dargle Valley Pottery: 15 km
Midmar Dam: 23 km
Nearby Towns
Curry's Post
Karkloof Nature Reserve

Caversham mill

courtesy of Paul Keene Young Panomario

Midlands Forest Lodge
Midlands Forest Lodge in Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal
Midlands Forest Lodge offers ten twin roomed chalets (i.e. two rooms to one chalet, each room sleeping two guests) on a bed and breakfast option. Each room has an ensuite shower and toilet, a small verandah, and facilities to make tea/coffee
Burnside Lodge
Burnside Lodge in Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal
Burnside Lodge is in a prime location on the Midlands meander, close to many good restaurants, Nottingham Road, Michaelhouse school and Bosch Hoek golf course. It is newly decorated, with great attention to detail. The main house has 3 queen sized ...
Twin Pools Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Twin Pools Lodge Bed & Breakfast in Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal
There are times in a man's life, to fill the car with petrol, grab the missus and kids, pack the fishing rods & mountain bikes, and head for Twin Pools in the heart of the Natal Midlands. At Twin Pools we offer frazzled city dwellers a quiet ...
Abberley Guest House
Abberley Guest House in Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal
Abberley Guest House is set in the beautiful Balgowan Valley in the heart of the Natal Midlands. Tucked behind an avenue of pine trees, this country-style homestead offers comfortable accommodation for any traveler, wedding goer or Michaelhouse parent.
Beacon Vlei - Self Catering
Beacon Vlei - Self Catering in Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal
Five charming self catering dwellings exist on the farm, The Boat House, Crane Cottage, Otter Cottage, Rose Cottage and Heron Cottage. Guests need not leave the farm to enjoy Bass fishing, birding, boating or a picnic after a leisurely walk around

Balgowan is a tiny hamlet situated in the heart of the enchanting Natal Midlands. Balgowan's central location in the Midland's Meander makes it an ideal base from which to explore the numerous cottage industries and studios which characterise this art and craft route, and is also known for the Boschoek Golf Estate built around the pretty, but challenging 9 hole golf course.

The art of country hospitality has been perfected in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Art and pottery studios, herb and flower gardens, cheese factories and weaving workshops are just some of the delights visitors to Balgowan can indulge in, as well as a spot of trout or bass fishing or an exhilarating round of golf.

Originally part of a Zulu Royal hunting Preserve the Balgowan area was inhabited by the Voortrekkers and the British in the early 1800s and has inherited a distinct British Colonial atmosphere. With its hilly terrain, lush green vegetation and its not infrequent winter snowfalls, it is little wonder that the area has been called "Little England".

Balgowan can be reached, either by branching directly off the N3 between Mooi River and Pietermaritzburg, or by taking the R103 which is the more scenic old Johannesburg to Durban road.