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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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 early 1900s! www.midlandsmeander.co.za

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 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 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 1961, submerging 5 000 acres of land. The dam cost R4.5 million to build. www.midlandsmeander.co.za/history

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 at Caversham Mill, the Midlands Meander, #KwaZuluNatal, #SouthAfrica 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

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

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