Points Of Interest Near Hillhouse, Dargle

Midmar Dam

3.7km North of Hillhouse

The Midmar Dam Nature Reserve situated near the KwaZulu Natal Midlands towns of Howick and Pietermaritzburg, is fed by the Umgeni river, and incorporates the dam, various recreational activities, and a nature reserve. The Nature reserve covers an area...

Dargle Valley Pottery

4.1km North West of Hillhouse

Dargle Valley Pottery is situated on a farm in the Dargle Valley, where national award winner with over thirty years of experience, Ian Glenny creates his unique wares. The artwork produced at Dargle Valley Pottery includes stoneware, terracotta and...

The Umgeni Water Marathon

4.6km North of Hillhouse

Hosted by Collegians Harriers and Howick Athletics Club, the Umgeni Water Marathon takes place Sunday 20th March at the beautiful Midmar Dam, situated along KwaZulu Natal's scenic Midlands Meander. The route follows a figure of eight pattern which runs...

Midmar Mile

5.6km North of Hillhouse

The Midmar Mile, is recognised as the world's largest open water swim. The race was established in 1973, when three friends, Mike Arbuthnot, Dick Park and Brian Glover, who were unable to compete in the Buffalo Mile in East London due to petrol restrictions,...

Inkanyamba

10.2km North of Hillhouse

Howick Falls, situated in the picturesque midlands of KwaZulu Natal, has set the scene for much mystery and itrigue over the years. The falls are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the province, but the place is feared by local Zulu folk,...

Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

10.8km North of Hillhouse

Situated in the heart of the magnificent KwaZulu Natal midlands, a short distance below Howick Falls, is the Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve. The reserve covers an area of 650 hectares, and is managed by the Wildlife Society of South Africa. The Umgeni...

Peter's Gate Herbal Centre

11.3km North West of Hillhouse

Peter's Gate Herbal Centre was established in the mid 1990's by Geoff and Karen Makin and provides visitors with a unique South African herbal experience. Peter's Gate is home to the largest variety of herb plants in KwaZulu Natal. It is located in...

The Balgowan Conservancy

14.0km North West of Hillhouse

The Balgowan Conservancy was established in 1978 by a group of concerned landowners, and was the first area in South Africa to be declared as a conservancy. The recently completed Balgowan Conservancy Information Centre, is situated near the entrance...

Doreen Clark Nature Reserve

16.6km North of Hillhouse

The Doreen Clark Nature Reserve is situated a short distance north of Pietermaritzburg, in the mist belt area between Hilton and Winterskloof. The small seven hectare reserve which consists largely of an area of mixed mist belt podocarpus forest with...

Pecanwood Pig & Beer Fest

17.2km North of Hillhouse

The annual Pecanwood Pig & Beer Fest takes place at Pecanwood, between Hilton and Howick in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The event features plenty of beer to quench mighty thirsts, spit roasts to feed the appetites, live bands, bonfires and...