Nottingham Road is situated 19 km south of Mooi River and 59 km north-west of Pietermaritzburg. It was founded in 1905 and named after the Nottingham Regiment which was stationed there when trouble was expected from the Basotho in the 19th century.
With the grandeur of the majestic Drakensberg mountains dominating the horizon to the west, and the green and gold of the sub-tropical Indian Ocean coast an easy 90 minutes drive to the east, Nottingham Road is a haven of tranquility, set in lush undulating countryside.
There are scenic riverside walks and lazy swimming in crystal clear rock pools, amiable country rambles and splendid birding opportunities. The more energetic will indulge in cycle touring, horse trails and nearby golf courses.
For the fly-fisherman the area offers numerous opportunities – remembering that it was at nearby Balgowan that trout were first introduced to South Africa. And there is the challenge of Hawklee’s nine-hole riverside pitch and putt course.
For those on a self-drive getaway, Nottingham Road is the ideal base from which to set out and explore further afield. There are the military memories of the Anglo-Boer War battlefields, the arts and crafts attractions of the internationally recognized Midlands Meander, the natural splendour of wildlife reserves, the fascinating traditions and culture of the Zulu nation, and the natural beauty of a lush and inviting land.
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