Fire or Ice this Winter?
When it comes to winter, you can have the best of both worlds in the N3 Gateway region! Think warm fireplaces in country inns, whizzing around snow-glazed ski slopes, or making like a snow monkey in a heated spa pool… (Editor: Seen those memes showing fuzzy monkeys chilling in a hot spring? Not? Click here)
Get ready to enjoy cosy weekends away, comfort food, mulled red wine, pots of tea … and knee rugs!
Embrace winter this year – there’s no time for being a hermit! Travel ignites the soul and warms the heart and winter travel makes sense – no crowds!
❄️ Sani Pass’s Frozen Waterfall
Travellers up the iconic Sani Pass nearly always stop for photo opportunities at the Frozen Waterfall! The Sani Pass joins the Eastern Highlands of Lesotho and kwaZulu-Natal and offer visitors the opportunity to experience the adventure of climbing to a height of 2874 metres above sea level in a 4X4 vehicle. Take your own 4×4 or let a recognised Tour Operator drive you.
🔥 Warm fire at a Country Inn
The Midlands Meander abounds with delightful old-style country inn’s, many of which sport a welcoming fireplace. An easy one-hour drive from Durban and four and a half hours on the N3 highway from Johannesburg, there is much to explore and do in the Midlands.
❄️ Snow-boarding in Lesotho
In winter Afriski attracts skiers and snowboarders, from beginners to those more experienced, but all love the action on the 1.5 kilometer slopes. Its everything you’d expect from a ski resort including ski lifts, freestyle snow park, lessons, kid’s clubs, bumboarding, tubing and a vibey après-ski scene in the bars and restaurants, it’s a holiday for all.
🔥 ❄️ You can have it all on the 1000 Hills Route!
1000 Hills has cool days, chilly nights and magnificent winter sunsets. And although KZN is typically green all year round, the majestic vistas tell of the subtle change in season.
The 1000 Hills is still mild – even in the midst of winter – crisp but still balmy to enjoy the great outdoors – a round of golf, a nature walk, adventure sport, a game drive, a horse trail or a bike ride. And if watching the hills, rather than walking them, is your thing – we can help there too! From the window of a steam train, the deck of a tea garden, the back of a game-drive vehicle or the bay window of a restaurant.
The 1000 Hills has put together a very comprehensive list of what to enjoy just on your doorstep this Winter with their Winter is Coming blog.
🔥 Let your Troubles Float Away
All staying guests at Fordoun on the Midlands Meander have free use of the large (1m x 7m) indoor heated pool, the floatation pool with underwater music, as well as the sauna, steam room and gymnasium. Yessssss……
🔥 Fire in the Sky
Leave the urban sprawl behind and retreat to the tranquility of the Southern Drakensberg foothills at Willowbrooke Cottage
Recharge your batteries in this World Heritage Site and enjoy an abundance of simple pleasures in an unspoilt landscape. It’s all about the fire this winter with a jacuzzi off your front patio, a boma area with a braai, a fire pit situated right on the waters edge and of course those incredible Southern Berg fiery sunsets….
Wherever you find yourself this winter, get ready for cool days, chilly nights and magnificent winter sunsets! But we’d rather you enjoy them with us, along the N3 Gateway route.