The Everglades Hotel is located 35km from Howick in the spectacular Kwazulu-Natal Midlands. Situated at the foot of the Inhlosane Mountain and in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains with all it’s beautiful forests and streams.
The Everglades hotel is is 5 and half hours drive South of Johannesburg and 2 hours drive North West of Durban. Pietermaritzberg is one hour away.
The gentle rolling countryside of the KZN Midlands just north of Pietermaritzburg (uMgungundlovu District) is home to South Africa's premier country route. The Midlands Meander provides a different perspective for the visitor to the “Zulu Kingdom” with a diverse range of experiences from luxurious pampering to antique collecting to milking cows!
Please look at The Midlands Meander Web site for further information on the area.
Midlands Meander HistoryDuring the 1970s a group of crafter's already living in this beautiful area came up with the idea of forming a collective to encourage visitors to their studios and hopefully, shop. It was the simple, authentic lifestyle of handmade, home-homegrown and lovingly created that they sought to achieve. This seemed the ideal way to maintain that. This lifestyle and these values still echo in the hills today. Each year, more creative souls are drawn by the gentler pace, bringing fresh ideas and new energy. There is always something new to explore among the comfort of old favourites. Discover unexpected gems, be utterly charmed by gracious hosts, learn a new skill at the annual Creative Festival or simply watch a spider spin her web. The Midlands Meander is sure to entice you back for more of it’s magic.