Mooi River is a small town situated at 1,389 m above sea level and 160 km from the coast. The first European settlement in the area was at Mooi River Drift in 1852. This was formally named Weston in 1866 after the first Governor of Natal, Martin West.
The Natal Midlands is an area of gently rolling hills with green farmlands, lovely rivers and streams, and indigenous and commercial forests. The area has been a haven for rural and creative people since the early 1800s.
In spring and summer, the hillsides are covered in carpets of green, dotted with abundant wild flowers. During the crispy cold autumns, the leaves and grasslands turn burnt orange and yellow, and during winter, the air is frosty and sometimes there is even snow.
You will also find some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the province, excellent fly-fishing, and an amazing variety of craft shops and home industries along the route known as the Midlands Meander.
In the area attractions include golf courses, horse riding, trout fishing, forest canopy tours, hot-air ballooning, sightseeing, fantastic restaurants and pubs, and close to the Drakensberg.
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