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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.


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

Central Drakensberg
- Monks Cowl
- Champagne Valley
- Injasuti
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- 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



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Balgowan - Natal Midlands

Balgowan is situated in the central portion of the Midlands Meander between Nottingham Road and Lidgetton

Balgowan is situated in the central portion of the Midlands Meander between Nottingham Road and Lidgetton.

Balgowan has extended its orginal geographical location from a romantic old trading store and a train station where the local timber is picked up to surrounding farms in the Midlands.

The area Balgowan begins somewhere between Nottingham Road and Lidgetton on the Midlands Meander's R103 and extend towards The N3 highway, but ends before you get to Caversham.

Landmarks to define this area would be Indigo Fields, near the magnificent Michaelhouse School (the boarding school for boys with the best reputation in South Africa. The huge complex, built in the English brick gothic style, als has a beautiful and spacious chapel which is open to the public.), Millgate Cottage & The Glass Studio, La Lampara Restaurant and Kingdom Weavers, however some residents even talk of Upper and Lower Balgowan! (Could the Colonial blood be back again?!)  Never-the-less, this is a beautiful part of the Midlands and well worth spending time here...

Places of interest in Balgowan

  • The Glass Studio is located in the southern section of Balgowan
  • Lavender Trout - restaurant, children's play area, fly-fishing, animal farm, in  Balgowan
  • Mole Hill clothing is situated just off the R103 in Balgowan
  • La Lamapara Restaurant offers Italian cuisine in Balgowan
  • Swissland Cheese is set amidt beautiful scenery in Balgowan
  • Ihashi Forest Trails are Horse trails taken across farms & through forest in Balgowan
  • Jim Green Footwear and Saddlery - leather products, Balgowan
  • Indigo Fields African Day Spa
  • Millgate Gallery - realistic art in Balgowan
  • Born in Africa Lizzard & Sishika - sandles in Bagowan
  • Indigo Fields Gallery and Coffee Cafe
  • Bosch Hoek Golf Course, near Balgowan
  • Michaelhouse, the Anglican Diocesan College of Natal, situated in Balgowan