My Holiday in Kwa-Zulu Natal

I was fortunate to join my sister and her family on holiday to Kwa-Zulu Natal. It is a beautiful province and I’ve fallen in love with the people, food and culture. Here are a few highlights of my trip.

We stayed at a lovely holiday complex called Barrington in Ballito. Ballito is a small town located in KZN and is situated about 40 kilometres north of Durban.



Barrington is one of the nicest complexes in Ballito and is very secure. This complex is away from the hustle and bustle yet only a short walk to Surfers and Willard beaches. This complex has two swimming pools, a tennis court, squash court and a clubhouse. The ideal getaway for family, friends or couples.

IMG_6212IMG_6211IMG_6213IMG_6234IMG_6242IMG_6235The sun sets at approximately 18h30 and rises at 05h40.


Bunny Chow

A hollowed out loaf of bread filled with meat/chicken/vegetable curry. I ordered a  3/4 bunny chow and could not finish half of it. The bread is soft, yet firm enough to hold the bunny chow. The flavours and the aroma of the curry is delicious and comforting. 

Midlands Meander

The Midlands Meander in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, is a collection of arranged routes that offer visitors hospitality in truly beautiful surroundings. For me, the Midlands Meander is the most beautiful part of KZN. We visited the Swissland Cheese store and had a picnic on the hills. The cheeses are made from goats milk and there is a small herd of healthy, happy, free roaming goats. The pure healthy milk, provides the creation of the large range of Swissland goat cheeses, free of antibiotics and colourants.  This range provides a delight for all palates, from the soft, fresh Chevre to a hard, mature Pecorino.




We also visited the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum in the Midlands. The temporary exhibition, hosted in the converted shed, tells a story of Nelson Mandela’s journey through life and how he built a new nation from within a conflicted South Africa.IMG_6484

The coolest part of the museum is the sculpture of Nelson Mandela outside. The sculpture, a collaboration between artist Marco Cianfanelli and Jeremy Rose, significantly comprises 50 steel column constructions – each between 6.5 and 9.5 metres tall – set into the Midlands landscape. From afar, it looks like a tall structures of steel, but from a certain angle, you see Nelson Mandela’s face. Very creative!



These kids from the neighborhood visited the museum and sang freedom songs whilst walking to the sculpture.


I hope you enjoyed reading the article. This was the highlights of my Kwa-Zulu Natal holiday.

Please feel free to comment below, I love interacting with my readers.

Until next time folks.

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9 Discussion to this post

  1. Awesome post, I’ve been to KZN a few.times and didn’t even know this exists there, will need to plan a family trip there in the future, keep up the good work,looking forward to part 2

  2. Megan says:

    Thank you so much George! KZN is a beautiful province, you should definitely take your family there 🙂

  3. Lalannie says:

    Oh, now this looks simple perfect. Glad you got to experience this. What a way to stop, reflect and refresh. Love KZN although I haven’t seen much of it yet. Defs want to go meander in the Midlands. Yummy bunny chow!
    Great informative post Megan.

  4. Megan says:

    I really needed this getaway/holiday. I’ve fallen inlove with the Midlands. I don’t think a picture can capture its beauty, you have to go and experience it yourself darl.

    Thank you my Lalannie 🙂

  5. Celeste says:

    Such a lovely write-up Megan! It was a memorable holiday and I am already dreaming about our return trip next year. I would really recommend the accommodation for families with young kids. It’s ideal and very affordable. There is enough to do in the complex itself if you just wish to chill at ‘home’. I found the accommodation on Airbnb, here is the link

  6. fatima white says:

    Looks absolutely Awesome Megan, I’m sure you had a fabulous stay.

    Now about that Bunny Chow….yum xx

  7. Megan says:

    Thank you Fatima and Celeste. I definitely want to go back next year. Such a memorable trip! 😉

    Fatima the bunny chow was delicious!!

  8. Anthea says:

    Thanks for the tour Megan. It’s laways great to get firsthand reviews from trusted sources (that’s you:)). I would love to visit the Midlands. Another hidden gem in our lovely country!

  9. Megan says:

    Hello Anthea, thank you for your kind words.

    You have to see the Midlands, I am definitely going back next year and spending more time there. Its beautiful!

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