Lazy days in the Karkloof

Guests often ask “What can we do?” while staying at Rockwood Lodges in the Karkloof, KZN Midlands. As the long weekends and school holidays loom, we share the inside scoop of what’s best to do during those lazy days…

Rockwood Farm House and Farm Cottage Itinerary:

Day 1: 

Arrive and unpack (our friendly staff will help you with your luggage).
Sunset “Otter Walk” around the dam.
Sundowners on the stoep for the grownups, tadpole and fish catching at the dam edge for the littlies.
Big Green Egg braai for dinner (if you need to stock up in town, there’s a handy Woolworths Food in Howick – 20kms away).
Games for the whole family.

Day 2:

Drive or morning bike ride to Karkloof Farmers Market (60km return) or Karkloof Country Club (30 km return). Take a coffee break and stock up on some yummy food purchases.
Dam swim and paddle.
Relax and read on private veranda or trip to the jungle gym with small kids.
Garden walk for seasonal vegetables and herbs.
Lunch and an afternoon nap.
Tube and paddle or leisurely farm stroll.
Sundowners picnic at Mountain Lodge viewing deck (5kms drive up the hill towards the Eastern part of the private Karkloof Nature Reserve).
Home for dinner, charades, videos, TV or games round the fire.

Day 3:

Early breakfast.
Morning Karkloof Canopy Tour and lunch (20 minute drive away).
Mid-afternoon relax / swim.
Farm walk to work to work up an appetite or hike up to Godwini Falls at Forest Lodge.
Dinner and games.
Pack for next day departure.

We strongly encourage you to “Create your own adventure” while staying at Rockwood Lodges. So, use our itinerary as a guide but feel free to make it your own!

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Consult the Midlands Meander brochure in the lodge for more ideas for day trips, activities and restaurants.