Midlands Meander History

On a summer's evening at Caversham Mill in 1985, four potters, a weaver and a couple of artists got together to discuss how to work together. They decided to invite the public to visit and meet the artists in their countryside studios, and the Midlands Meander was born.
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San paintings, Kamberg, South Africa www.midlandsmeander.co.za

San paintings, Kamberg, South Africa www.midlandsmeander.co.za

Michaelhouse School in Balgowan, founded in 1896.

Michaelhouse School in Balgowan, founded in

2001 Midlands Meander Guide

Midlands Meander, so many amazing things to see on such a scenic backdrop

What's left of the old mill at Caversham Mill, the Midlands Meander, #KwaZuluNatal, #SouthAfrica www.midlandsmeander.co.za

What's left of the old mill - Caversham Mill, the Midlands,

Kamberg is known for its excellent fly fishing and recently a Bushman Rock Art Site has been opened to the public.  Amazingly clear rock art is within short hiking distance. See more: www.midlandsmeander.co.za

Kamberg Nature Reserve is within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park of South Africa and is situated centrally in the foothills of the mountains. Kamberg is known for its.

The town of Mooi River was initially named Weston in 1866 after the first Governor of Natal. The railway line from Durban arrived in 1884, cutting across the land of Alexander Lawrence; and a village was created near Weston called Lawrenceville. In 1921, that village was declared a town and was renamed Mooi River. Mooi River can be found on the Midlands Meander route in KZN, South Africa www.midlandsmeander.co.za

Share this Fact: The town of Mooi River was initially named Weston in 1866 after the first Governor of Natal. The railway line from Durban arrived.

The Rawdons Hotel was built in 1952 and has been part of the Midlands Meander for almost 30 years. See more: www.midlandsmeander.co.za

The Rawdons Hotel was built in 1952 and has been part of the Midlands Meander for almost 30 years. See more: www.midlandsmeander.co.za

2003/2004 Midlands Meander Guide - featuring our map and hospitality and tourism hotspots on the Midlands Meander, KZN, South Africa. Visit www.midlandsmeander.co.za

2003/2004 Midlands Meander Guide - featuring our map and hospitality and tourism hotspots on the Midlands Meander, KZN, South Africa. Visit www.midlandsmeander.co.za

The famous Midlands Meander Guide, with a travel  map of the tourism routes and details about each of the establishments (shops, accommodation, arts, crafts, activities, and more!)  - this is the cover from 1996. www.midlandsmeander.co.za #throwback #kznhistory

The famous Midlands Meander Guide, with a travel map of the tourism routes and details about each of the establishments (shops, accommodation, arts, crafts, activities, and more!) - this is the cover from 1996. www.midlandsmeander.co.za #throwback #kznhistory

These days, most of the Midlands Meander roads are tarred. For those who don’t care for dirt, be grateful you’re not driving up the Curry’s Post Road in the early 1900s! www.midlandsmeander.co.za

These days, most of the Midlands Meander roads are tarred. For those who don’t care for dirt, be grateful you’re not driving up the Curry’s Post Road in.

The Fern Hill Hotel building was built in 1851 by the Swann family. In 1881, the farm became a trading post and boarding house for the Trekkers who stopped off before descending the treacherous Umngeni Gorge. Pin this #TBT fact. www.midlandsmeader.co.za

The Fern Hill Hotel building was built in 1851 by the Swann family. In the farm became a trading post and boarding house for the Trekkers who.

The Granny Mouse Country House & Spa Cellar was “christened” with its first round of drinks in 1986. Pin this #TBT fact www.midlandsmeander.co.za

The Granny Mouse Country House & Spa Cellar was “christened” with its first round of drinks in 1986. Pin this #TBT fact www.midlandsmeander.co.za

Construction work began on Midmar Dam in July 1961, submerging 5 000 acres of land. The dam cost R4.5 million to build. www.midlandsmeander.co.za/history

Construction work began on Midmar Dam in July submerging 5 000 acres of land. The dam cost million to build. Share this Midlands Meander fact!

e Fannins were some of the 1st settlers in the Midlands in the 1840s, naming the Dargle after the Dargle Valley in their native Ireland. Generations of Fannins grew up on the beautiful Old Kilgobbin farm. www.midlandsmeander.co.za

Share this fact: The Fannins were some of the settlers in the Midlands in the naming the Dargle after the Dargle Valley in their native.

Check out our logo pre-2004. Wow, the year go by quickly! www.midlandsmeander.co.za

Check out our logo pre-2004. Wow, the year go by quickly! www.midlandsmeander.co.za

Cafe le Fort was the setting for a gathering of the first Midlands Meander members in the winter of 1993. They decided to expand by including more Midlands establishments. See more history: http://www.midlandsmeander.co.za/about-meander/history

Cafe le Fort was the setting for a gathering of the first Midlands Meander members in the winter of They decided to expand by including more.

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