Things To Do

Whether you enjoy eating, drinking, or sight seeing. You will always have things to do at Waterford Manor
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For The Wine Lovers

The Wine Cellar

Situated right next door to Waterford Manor this OG of wine cellars in the midlands establish in 1996 they have the biggest selection of wine in KZN stocking over 2000 different labels. It is a family run business that prides themselves on personal knowledgeable service.


Abingdon Wine Estate

A beautiful 4 ha wine estate, in the picturesque KZN Midlands. This Family run estate beat the odds by successfully growing grapes in the Midlands. The Smorthwaite family are very hands on when it comes to running the estate.

Jane is a fantastic host and very knowledgeable in her tastings. Ian and his daughter Laurie are involved with every step of the process form picking to blending to ensure each batch and bottle is perfect. This is a lovely place to spend an afternoon and even enjoy a home cooked lunch on weekends.

High Gate Wine Estate

Rudy and Cindy Kassier are the owners and along with the winemaker Thornton Pillay  they make their wines from grapes grown on the 5 hectare estate. This estate offers lovely tastings and cheese boards as well as tapas it’s a great spot for lunch or a light bite after a day of meandering.



Notthingham road Brewing Co.

Better known as Notties brewery can be found in the heart of the meander on the Rawdons estate.

Notties is now officially the oldest independently owned craft brewery in South Africa, they use only the purest spring water and finest hops and malted barley to produce smooth flavourful beer. Their success lies in the outstanding range of beers they produce from ales to larger they cater to every taste to keep the locals happy and the visitors coming back for more

Lions River Craft Brewery & Beer Garden

A Family run brewery owned and operated by the Mc Clelland family they specialise in homemade craft beer. They offer small group brewery tours to share their knowledge and love for beer.


L a Lampara

Authentic Italian cuisine with breath- taking views

Bierfassel Restaurant & Pub

Hearty Austian fare in a rustic setting providing god hearty meals.

Caversham Mill Restaurant

Seasonal comfort food by a waterfall

Nottigham Road Hotel

Hearty meals that showcase the diversity of the midlands


Zulu Lulu Art House

Located at pigly wigly this facility offers fun pottery classes for the whole family.

Chocolate Heaven

Using the best Belgium chocolate a great place to get creative and get your hands dirty by moulding your own chocolates.

Horse & Pony Rides

At the Kleinbosch estate they offer amazing riding options for the whole family as well as clay pigeon shooting.

St. Ives Dam

Perfect for fishing, mountain biking, and there are picnic facilities too!

Karkloof Canopy Tours

For the more adventures ones, an amazing canopy zip line tour through the Karkloof mountain range – not for the faint hearted.

Historical & Natural


Howick Falls

Known by the local zulu people as “KwaNogqaza”place of the tall one, Howick falls cascades 95 m into the Umgeni river, you can hike the falls or enjoy a swim and picnin at the bottom of the falls.

Midmar Dam

Midmar dam is set in a beautiful nature reserve with picnic and braai sites. You can also find hiking and biking routes and a great variety of water activities such as, canoeing, kite surfing, boating or fishing.

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

A beautiful piece of history as 50 steel poles at the perfect angle make the face of former resident Nelson Mandela

Bed & Breakfast Units

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