Day 4 - Meandering to Petermarizburg on the Arts & Crafts Route

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Aloes - South Africa - July 2006

Image by Martin_Heigan via Flickr


27 Jan

After a leisurely breakfast we set out for the Midland Meander towards Petermarizburg,a stunning stretch of 80 kms long and brimming with amazing sights,sounds,and activities.In 1985 local artists, potters, and weavers decided to join forces to create an arts and crafts route and The Midland Meander was born.

Today we explore, eat, drink, shop, play and enjoy the diverse and fascinating mix of arts, crafts through the villages set in picturesque landscapes offering magnificent views.

Makaranga Lodge is the premier lodge in South Africa catering for people with physical disabilities and one of the few resorts in the world providing wheelchair users with the opportunity to enjoy luxurious facilities and 30 acres of private botanical gardens.The grounds and buildings of Makaranga have been designed to be totally wheelchair friendly with 18 ponds,waterways
 and profilic birdlife and sleeping facilities for carers.

There is even a swimming pool with full access for wheelchair users.

Located in the rolling hills of KwazuluNatal and near the Valley of Thousand Hills this is the perfect place to unwind, relax,be enchanted by the scenery after your exertions of a long flight.The beautiful gardens are a oasis of peace and serenity with indigenous and exotic plants and provide the ideal backdrop to achieve the desired levels of relaxation for all who
 visit. Soak up the spirit of our special slice of Africa while enjoying refreshments on the Tuscan Terrace which overlooks a pond. (Lodging Makaranga Lodge)

~ Itinerary arranged by Jennae Bezuidenhout, Access2Africa

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Shopping? Souvenirs? Looking forward to photos!
Thanks for the updates...Have Fun!

Scott, looks like an amazing experience in Africa. I'm in line for your next Travel Companion! I have to get some international experiences under my belt!
Enjoy the adventure! I'm reading all your Travelogues and imagining being there! Can't wait to see all your pics - Stay safe and have fun!

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