Things to do while in the Midlands

Rawdons is an ideal base for any visitor to KwaZulu-Natal. In the heart of the Midlands Meander, only a five minute drive from the N3 highway, Rawdons has easy access to nature trails, local arts and crafts shops, restaurants, the train museum and scenic mountain walks. Many other places of interest and merit are only a short drive from the hotel.

Grab your rod and get your hat, leave your worries behind and direct your feet along the scenic walks of Rawdons Hotel, following The Ale Trail through the extensive estate offering some great dam fly fishing, ending up in the convivial Bierfassl with a frosty tankard of Austrian Draught and a sense that all’s well with the world.

A choice of two of KZN’s finest golf courses to choose from – Gowrie across the road, a 18 hole golf course, and Boshoek only ten minutes away.
There are other courses in the area – contact us for our special ‘Comrades in arms deal’ with these prestigious courses.

Explore the Midlands, either on or off-road on a bicycle. The Bicycle Shed is a locally based bicycle hire company offering well-maintained Mountain Bikes, safe routes, and personalised service. They cater for cyclists of any level of fitness and capability, aiming to make cycling fun for all. The Notties Tasting Tour combines enjoying local specialities with a short cycle and is loads of fun. For details speak to reception or contact The Bicycle Shed directly on 0745805363.

Retreat to the tranquility of a haven bordered by forest and farmland with a meandering stream. At Brookdale Health Hydro, the focus is on providing an escape from the stresses of everyday life. The focus is on re-establishing a healthy lifestyle and restoring mental composure where stressful living has taken its toll. The special environment creates an incomparable sense of tranquility conducive to deep relaxation and instilling peace of mind.

Fordoun Spa boasts a team of experts that include skilled masseurs, Reiki and Bio-energy specialists, a traditional African Healer and highly trained aestheticians.

The spa features internationally acclaimed treatments such as the rassoul, (a Turkish steam and clay treatment room), a saline Floatation pool, heated swimming pool, a gymnasium, sauna, steam room, vichy shower, hydrotherapy room, and a couples’ treatment suite with hydrotherapy bath.

Bookings essential – contact us for our special ‘comrades in arms deal’ with Fordoun.

In the nearby Kamberg, delve into history of bygone era’s and visit the great San paintings.