It’s always a great time to visit the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, but when the mercury plummets really low, this pretty region becomes even more magical beneath a blanket of snow. But before seting off to see the Midlands in winter, do make sure that roads are open and safe for travelling.

Once there, a good place to stay is Hartford House near Giant’s Castle. See fantastic pics of recent snowfalls at Hartford House.

The gracious Hartford House homestead is just the place for snuggling up beside crackling log fires with a good sherry in hand. It’s also one of the best places around for satisfying the senses with incredible meals prepared by people who are utterly passionate about what they do. Hartford’s restaurant has been rated Number 1 in KwaZulu-Natal and placed amongst the country’s reigning Top Ten. Sit back to a sumptuous five-course dinner at Hartford and you’ll see why.

On the estate – a racehorse stud farm – there’s horse riding and trout and bass fishing. The wider area offers historic battlesites, the Drakensberg World Heritage Site, Giant’s Castle, and several beautiful game and nature reserves. The Midlands Meander is a must-see array of arts and crafts nooks, cosy pubs and restaurants. There’s also golf in the area, as well as hot air ballooning, Karkloof Canopy Tours and helicopter flights.

For more information mail our Getaway Consultants or call 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122 (international).