The location, which includes pristine pine forests, is a break-away from city living yet very close to some of the country’s best schools – Hilton, Michaelhouse and St Anne’s. The Midlands Meander, the arts and craft region famous across the country, provides creative expression, while the allure of multi-awarded fine dining establishments promise culinary delights. It is what nature provides that makes our location just north of Howick so special.
The undulating grasslands, dissected by streams and river valleys, are home to a myriad species. Patches of the cool, moist south-facing slopes is habitat to savannah grasses while the Blue Swallow, endemic to the Ngongoni mist-belt, is typical of the region. Look out for the majestic cranes with their wattles and crowns that make their nests in the extensive Wetlands or the Dwarf Chameleon that is only found in the Natal Midlands. The Chubbyhead Barb swims upstream to spawn after the summer rains and tropical thunder storms. In the cold of winter, the Midlands are mild while yet only a short distance from the snow-capped Drankesberg mountains and ski resorts.
The site is bound by Hilton in the south and Hidcote in the north, and spans the Dargle Valley in the west and Curry's Post in the east. All destinations are easily accessible from the N3 linking Durban and Johannesburg.