- Cathedral Peak
- Van Reenen
- Monks Cowl
- Champagne Valley
- Giants Castle
- Mooi River
- Sani Pass
- Bushmans Nek
- Drakensberg Gardens
- Nottingham Road
- Currys Post
- Lions River
- Fort Nottingham
- Bushman Rock
- Hiking Trails
- Hot air
- Horse trails
- Helicopter & Microlight
- Arts & Crafts
- Canopy Tours
- Midlands Meander
- Fly Fishing
- Game Viewing
- White Water rafting
- 4x4 Offroad trails
- Battlefield Tours
- Wine Tasting
- Bicycle tours
- Wellness & Spas
Karkloof - Natal Midlands
Karkloof is situated between Curry's Post, Rietvlei and Howick in
the kwa zulu natal midlands, south africa
The Karkloof is an area little visited by tourists but inevitably rewards
those that do. The Karkloof is a flat topped range that forms a barrier between
the Natal coast and the Drakensberg.
The highest point at Karkloof is Mount Gilboa almost 1800m above sea level
and commands unsurpassed views of the Midlands. Most of the Karkloof is heavily
wooded either with plantations or protected indigenous forest.
The Karkloof Nature Reserve is a 900ha area of yellowwood and stinkwood
in which the rare martial eagles breed. The Karkloof Falls is a delightful
spot with picnic, swimming and braai spots.
It was also in the Karkloof the some of the firsts in aviation history was
accomplished here. John Goodman Household fabricated a glider based on the
form of a vulture he had killed. It was made of oiled fabric and bamboo.
In 1871, fearlessly launching himself from the top of a kloof, he glided
the full width of the Karkloof Valley - well over a kilometre - before crashing
into a tree and breaking his leg. His mother dissuaded him from any more
- Karkloof nature reserve situated on the east
side of the Midlands
Meander. The first white settlers found this beautiful area of Karkloof virtually
empty...abandoned first by the ancient San hunter-gatherers in response
to encroaching black tribes, then by these same black tribes as King
Shaka carved out and expanded his Zulu Empire.
- Karkoof Falls. It
is well signposted and you take the road to the right into the
plantation. It is a gravel road of at least 5km, but the drive
is well worth it, especially during the months December to April.
The Karkloof Falls is a fantastic sight and for those who have
time to spare, there are picnic sites where you can view the water plunging
down into the valley.
- The Karkloof Canopy Tour is a unique eco-experience that takes people
on a 3-hr adventure through the magnificent Karkloof indigenous forest.
The canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another along
a steel cable suspended up to 30m above the forest floor. The tour comprises
seven platforms and eight slides that zig-zag down a pristine forested valley.
The scenery and birdlife is spectacular and professional guides provide interesting
facts about the forest ecology during the tour.
- The Karkloof Spa is a Destination Spa of vast spaces and intimate
exclusivity. Enhanced with the big heart of African sensibility and inspired
by flowing water, Karkloof Spa captures your senses like no other. With
a personal butler, your experience is tailormade to suit you, complemented
with unfailing luxury and impeccable standards, Karkoof Spa encapsulate
the vibrant yet restful allure of nature’s beauty and embrace every
aspect of a relaxing journey to your complete restoration and wellness