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Antbear Guest House is rated as the TOP Drakensberg accommodation. Superb food, comfortable and artisticly styled this boutique hotel is perfectly positioned to experience all that the Drakensberg has to offer. Check out the luxury cave too.

 

Northern Drakensberg
- Royal Natal
- Cathedral Peak
- Bergville
- Ladysmith
- Oliviershoek
- Van Reenen

Central Drakensberg
- Monks Cowl
- Champagne Valley
- Injasuti
- Giants Castle
- Highmoor
- Kamberg
- Winterton
- Estcourt
- Mooi River
- Weenen

Southern Drakensberg
- Lotheni
- Vergelegen
- Sani Pass
- Cobham
- Bushmans Nek
- Drakensberg Gardens
- Underberg
- Himeville

Natal Midlands
- Rosetta
- Nottingham Road
- Balgowan
- Howick
- Lidgetton
- Currys Post
- Karkloof
- Lions River
- Fort Nottingham
- Hilton
- Dargle

Drakensberg Attractions
- Bushman Rock Art
- Hiking Trails
- Hot air ballooning
- Horse trails
- Helicopter & Microlight flights
- Restaurants
- Arts & Crafts
- Drakensberg Boys Choir
- Canopy Tours
- Midlands Meander
- Fly Fishing
- Game Viewing
- Golf
- White Water rafting
- Birding
- Quad Biking
- 4x4 Offroad trails
- Battlefield Tours
- Wine Tasting
- Museums
- Bicycle tours
- Abseiling
- Wellness & Spas

Weddings

Conferences

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Dargle Valley - Natal Midlands

The Dargle Valley and conservancy area is set in the midst of the Midlands Meander in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg

Dargle is an area South West of the N3 and is accessed from Lions River off the R103. Dargle Valley is located between Fort Nottingham, Lions River and Boston The Dargle is a beautiful valley, carefully nurtured and protected by the residents, it comprises a farmland charm and wilderness flavour. Amidst the beauty of the area the people here have warm hearts and a tenderness similar to the natural flora. Dargle provides a perfect natural retreat in wide open spaces.

The Dargle Valley and conservancy area part of the Midlands Meander as well as the the Southern Drakensberg and boston bulwer beat. The Dargel Valley is a land of waterfalls, river gorges, grassland, indigenous forest, wild flowers and wetlands; home to a variety of bird species and a major attraction to the fishing enthusiast - the area around Dargle, Fort Nottingham and Balgowan, is renowned for excellent fly-fishing.

The Dargle Valley experiences dry, cold winters - sometimes with snow - and hot, wet summers with intermittent late afternoon thunder storms followed by heavy rains. No surprise then that the countryside has sprawling wattle and pine forests, and rock pools that invite closer scrutiny.

Attractions in the Dargle Valley

  • The Midlands Meander, a collection of artists, shops, restaurants and accommodation that gives new meaning to the term ‘arts and crafts’ was initiated some 20 years’ ago by Dargle potter, Ian Glenny, whose work includes porcelain, stoneware and terracotta and whose address is simply - ‘first farm on the right, Dargle’.
  • An exciting cycle trail, which offers an alternative model to the current and ever-increasing threat of inappropriate development and ‘estatification’ of the Midlands, has been set up by the Guduza Trust and offers those with ‘armour-plated rear ends’ the chance to ride through indigenous forests, past huge old trees, grasslands, wide blue streams and rocky waterfalls.
  • Eclectic Magpie, a treasure nest filled with precious pieces, on the Piggly Wiggly farm. We had tea and home made treats surrounded by roses and open spaces. It’s the perfect spot to unwind, children can get creative at the ceramic store and paint and play.
  • The Lavender Co. sells the most beautiful soaps, bath salts, oils, French homeware and bits and pieces. Hills of lavender surround the shop and the visit is worth it
  • Corrie Lynn & Co - interesting wooden furniture crafted in Dargle
  • hululeka - craft kits, leather craft and fabric painting kits available from Dargle
  • he Woodturner - experience the Early's wooden function art, made on their Dargle farm
  • argle Valley pottery is long considered the best gallery on the Meander
  • terlings Wrought Iron is located at the end of the Dargle Valley and boasts a 200 meter squared showroom and museum.
  • Andile Sibaya exhibits his art at the Corrie Lynn Gallery