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places to visit enroute jo'burg to durban

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places to visit enroute jo'burg to durban

Hi,

we'll be driving jo'burg to durban in august, 2 adults and 2 kids and looking for recommendations as to somewhere to stop over for a night or two.

We're thinking drakensberg or a game reserve but will consider anything... eagerly awaiting your recommendations!

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1. Re: places to visit enroute jo'burg to durban

Hello and August is a lovely month to be in KZN but it is mid winter. My in-laws live in the Drakensberg foothills and having spent a lot of time there it should be clear dry days with temperatures in the high teens, with very cold nights. There is also a chance of snow in the Berg. A few places to stay in the Berg are Cathedral Peak Hotel, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat and the KZN resorts of Didima & Giants Castle. If you love food Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is stunning! For a game reserve Nambiti is perfect and some lodges there specialise in taking children. We have been there in August and it was great for game viewing as the grass is very short and dry. All places mentioned are just over half way from Joburg to Durban. There are lots of choices and budgets to choose from. You are also close to the Battlefields to.

Mark - Owner - SafariKZN

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I agree 100% about Cleopatra's but it's probably wasted on non-foodies. We enjoyed the Midland Meander. It's a beautiful area. We've driven to Cleo's from Jo'burg and from Durban, but never stayed anywhere else on that route. Ivwould look at the Portfolio B+B website. Their quality is 1st rate.

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The Midlands Meander is well worth considering. As Mark says somewhere with roaring log fires and electric blankets is probably necessary in August.

www.midlandsmeander.co.za

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4. Re: places to visit enroute jo'burg to durban

have a look at admore guest farm in winterton

cozy fires in 3 bed cottages with buffet style home cooked food

good value too

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5. Re: places to visit enroute jo'burg to durban

ps cant believe you are from Swansea, us too

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