Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
7 minute read
21 Feb 2021
7:00 am

Midlands Meander: Community tourism at its finest

Brendan Seery

Good substitute for overseas travel– especially the rolling hills and pubs of the UK and Ireland.

The mountainbikers are bright flashes of colour against the distant hillside. Cows watch us, dumb and wide-eyed as we walk past. Hang on, we're not walking … we're dawdling as we take in the Drakensberg mountains, blue on the horizon with the green patchwork quilt of fields, farms and forest at their feet. We're meandering – not caring of time or destination, savouring the moment, attracted by the diversions slightly off the beaten path. After all, this is the Midlands Meander and the rolling hills of central KwaZulu-Natal invite you to chill and lose your way (if only slightly). The...