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Monday, 6 April 2015

Lemonwood cottages.

A couple of weeks ago a friend and I spent a weekend at a small holiday resort on the "Midlands Meander", in the Natal midlands. The Midlands Meander is a tourism promotion entity which promotes tourism in the area between the towns of Mooi River and Howick on the N3 highway heading east to the harbour city of Durban. Howick is about 40km eat of Mooi River.

All sorts of artist and crafts people have settled here, you can buy hand made furniture, pottery, leather work, paintings, etc., etc.You can have you're pick of the kind of accommodation or holiday you would like to have, from five star hotels and spas to very basic camping facilities. My favourite place is the second hand bookshop at "Piggly Wiggely", promise you that's the place's name and more about that in the next post.

It covers a huge area and as you travel on the winding roads through lush farm lands you see signs directing you to Wedding and Conference resorts, I counted about six, (it's the in thing to have your wedding at one of these places), Golf resorts, health spas, beauty spas, you name it they've got it.

My friend and I choose one of the smaller and cheaper places called Lemonwood at R325 per person per night, (less than $30 US dollars).Two bedrooms two bathrooms, loung/dining room and fully fitted kitchen. You do you're own cooking, (if you don't feel like cooking there are restaurants that cater for every taste, and pocket, in every direction). The cottages come with bedding, towels, crockery, cutlery, etc. You don't have to clean up or make your bed as the cottages are serviced every day, just bring your own food and drink.

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A view from Lemonwood, looking over lush, intensely cultivated farm land.

The road leading into the resort.

One of the smaller cottages.

The cottage we stayed in, large swimming pool right in front.

Indigenous forest behind the cottages. Lemonwood is part of the Dargle conservancy. A conservancy is where the land owners get together and protect the fauna and flora of an area, like in the Dargle distrct.

Google Natal Midlands Meander, a great place to spend some time.


L. D. said...

You live in such a beautiful area of your country. Really would like to visit such a place.

Gorges Smythe said...

Pretty place!

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Looks like a nice place to spend a quiet weekend.