The Drakensberg and Midlands Meander offer many activities for tourists on a rainy day. Just remember that the Drakensberg and Kwazulu Natal Midlands often experience very local weather so you may find locating just 50km in a different direction that you are back to the sunny days.
Drakensberg rainy day activities
- Winterton Museum. This small museum has interesting displays on the history of farming in the Winterton are. It also features a blacksmith shop and a traditional Zulu beehive hut.
- Cathedral Peak Wine Estate This estate produces an award wining Pinotage. Additionally, a famous blend known as “UNESCO”.
- Thokasisa Craft Center
- Ardmore Art Gallery – A new gallery and museum has just been completed. The work displayed here is inspiring and will be one of the top things you do while in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands.
- Drakensberg Brewery. They have a range of excellent craft beer.
- Berg Air, there is a chocolate factory and specialist coffee shop.
- Drakensberg Boys Choir Concert on a Wednesday afternoon.
- Ladysmith Siege Museum. This excellent museum, provides a fascinating overview of the South African War or Second Anglo Boer war.
- Negosie Museum worth the trip down memory lane. Should appeal to all of us who were growing up in the 60’s and 70’s
- Nelson Mandela Capture Site – The new apartheid museum is great to keep you occupied for and hour and if the rain lets up for 15 minutes go and see the Mandela Capture site sculpture. This is even worth braving the rain
- Thatam Gallery – Spectacular art gallery in Pietermaritsburg. The exhibitions vary and you often catch some really great South African artists exhibiting here.
- Natal Museum – One of the best natural history museums in the world right here in Pietermaritsburg
- Midlands Meander offers a collection of quirky coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, crafters, cheese and wine tasting, chocklate dipping which are all perfect on a rainy day in the Natal Midlands.