Where to stay at the Midlands Meander 2 – with kids

Mayholiday2 (22)Without the grandparents but with the children we loved our stay at Bellwood Estate close to Nottingham Road. What a lovely stud farm with a lot of olden days charm!

There are modern and very historic cottages to choose from, located on a 585-acre stud farm with some of the most impressive walks and wide-open spaces that KwaZulu Natal has to offer. Children are welcome! Farm life provides considerable entertainment with an abundance of farmyard animals and ‘goings-on’ to keep them out of mischief. A two and a half kilometer ramble brings you to the quaint village of Nottingham Road which forms a central part of the famous arts and crafts Midlands Meander and has some of the oldest pubs in the province. For those with a sporting inclination, tennis and golfing facilities can be pre-arranged.

On the farm, a ‘cast’ away from the cottages, are two dams, one a spacious 17 acres and the other a smaller five acres in size. The larger dam is 30 feet deep at the wall and is liberally stocked with rainbow trout, while the smaller dam is filled with both rainbow and brown trout.

Our kids loved roaming around. We went in May and it got quite chilly at nights, so the fireplace was used well.

Bellwood is really a charming perfect family getaway right smack in the middle of one of the most romantic destinations in South Africa. Loved it sooo much. Perfect cure for a homesick German heart.

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4 Comments

    1. Thanks! South Africa is THE rainbow country for me – it’s like at every journey there are at least 2 or three rainbows so I have almost come to expect them. I am sure it’s due to the climate extremes causing the weather to change quickly in just a day. I love it, though, the air after the storm – golden trees in front of dark skies.

  1. Gotta love South Africa! I’m mesmerised by your posts, as I spent 30 years in SA!! Nothing else really compares. I’m so glad I’ve found your blog! Thanks 😉

    1. Hi, that’s sooo wonderful! I am glad you found my blog. South Africa is unique and has so much variety. With my blog I am trying to open people’s eyes to do away with preconceived stereotypes and give different places a new chance. Your response makes it all worth while! It’s a wonderful country to grow into…

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