Time to Reflect

As 2014 draws to a close, we take time to reflect on some of our favourite things about the Midlands. We pay particular attention to those little things unique to our own backyard – the Karkloof…

  • Natural Beauty: From the indigenous tiny Karkloof Blue Butterfly to the majestic Karkloof Falls, no matter how you choose to explore the Karkloof, you will be surrounded by lush, green, abundant Nature.
  • History: The Midlands is home to both the Nelson Mandela Capture Site (just outside of Howick) which is a “Must See” site when staying with us. The name John Goodman Houshold may not ring a bell to many, but…
  • Culinary Leader: A little bit further afield than the Karkloof, but we’re still very proud of Cafe Bloom in Nottingham Road for being awarded Best Country-Style Restaurant in the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. Also in the spotlight is Abingdon Wine Estate as they open the KZN School of Wine in early 2015.
  • Community: Rockwood Lodges proudly supports its local Howick community from where all our dedicated staff hail. Through our affiliation with the Karkloof Conservation Centre, we also support their local farm school initiatives. As a member of the Midlands Meander Association, we couldn’t be prouder of the Midlands Meander Education Project for the work the “Bugs” do in the local schools.
  • Being Active: With a number of prominent Mountain-Biking races held in the Karkloof every year, we love to welcome riders from Gauteng down to the Western Cape! On our own property, within the private Karkloof Nature Reserve, we strongly recommend you take up a hike or two; the one to Godwini Falls is particularly rewarding!
  • Taking it slow: Perhaps a polar opposite to the point above, but we also support the Midlands Meander Association‘s ethos of living life at a gentler pace. Take some time out in Nature and you’ll be rewarded by beautiful birds such as the Narina Trogon, the Cape Parrot and more. Albeit in much smaller numbers than before, you may also spot an Oribi while taking a walk along our farm paths…

Do as much or as little as you please when you stay with us!