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The Natal Midlands is a water rich district, known for its breathtaking waterfalls, lakes, dams and rivers nourishing the lush green landscape. Stretching from Pietermaritzburg to the Drakensberg Mountains, the region is simply magical, combining small town charm and Mother Nature's charm to provide a spectacular backdrop for the most special day of your life.
First off, this part of the country is known for its numerous small towns all of which are popular tourist attractions. With artists, poets and writers travelling from afar to experience the charm and tranquillity, these little villages are packed to the brim with coffee shops, gift shops, crafters, art galleries and the loveliest little guest houses. What's more, local craft markets give couples the unique opportunity to spoil guests with home made gifts and treats, while cheese farms in the area offer a range of mouthwatering cheese products with which to indulge their pallets.
The Midlands Meander is a long and breathtaking route that takes you through 150 places that are worth a pop-inn, from places to eat to places to shop – the perfect way to find that caterer, florist and designer that makes your heart skip a beat. While shopping and stopping all over the place, you also get the opportunity to experience the region and travel past some of the Midlands' top wedding venues. If you've lost your heart on the Midlands, but haven't settled on the finer details yet, travelling down the Midlands Meander is a must. And what you don't find in the Midlands, you're sure to find in Durban, which lies just around the corner.
Venues in the region pretty much range from lodges, game reserves and retreats located out in the natural environment. to small town chapels and surrounding guest farms. Many of these towns, like Estcourt for example, are located in the lush green valleys at the foot of the Drakensberg, while others like Dargle and Greytown are situated out in the wide open grassland or savannah landscapes.
Moving away from the quaint and homey towns, the region's many forests, hillocks, waterfalls, valleys, horse ranches and enchanting riverbanks open the door to an astounding array of photo backdrops, each more spectacular than the last. This also makes the Midlands a majestic outdoor wedding destination, offering all the space you need to pitch a marquee right near Mother Nature's heart, provided of course you keep your eye on the weather channel. In summertime you can expect hot climate with a light drizzle of summer rain to cool things down every so often, while winter season is cool and dry and brings light snowfall and frost.
While the shopping route and natural surroundings provide ample entertainment – abseiling, sailing, hiking and river rafting, just to name a few the – it's really the serene and relaxing atmosphere of the landscape that makes this a prime spot to say “I do”.