If you are wanting to explore some of the many attractions of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Thistledown Country House is an ideal base.
These attractions cater for those seeking more physically adventurous activities or those wanting to do something more sedate. Not far from Thistledown, you are able to go hiking, biking, fly-fishing, golfing or play polo. You can also go abseiling or sliding on cables over the canopy of the indigenous forest. On the Midlands Meander, you can visit the studios of artists and crafters or you can have a drink or something to eat at one of the many pubs and restaurants.
The nearby city of Pietermaritzburg is worth visiting for its fine examples of Victorian architecture.
The Drakensberg resorts, the Battlefields and other KwaZulu-Natal attractions are also easily reached from Thistledown Country House.
Brigitta O'Grady, South Africa
Perfect communication between guest and host. Warm welcome. Request for sandwiches before dinner was dealt with superbly. Great log fire. Dinner menu out of this world. Breakfast selection could feed Africa. Magnificent country side.