10 ideas of things to do further afield

Tuesday, 07 May 2013 08:21
If you are happy to venture out a little bit further whilst you are staying at Macadamia Lodge, take a look at some of our tried and tested ideas for inspiration.
 
  1. Visit Mkhuze Game Reserve, part of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, fantastic birding and game viewing and never too crowded.
  2. Venture out to Eshowe and go on the Dlinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk to get a bird’s eye view of life above the trees; then take in a few of the hiking trails.
  3. Combine your Eshowe hiking with a visit to Fort Nongqayi Museum Village, learn about Zulu arts and craft and some Anglo-Zulu War history. On Sundays, Adam’s Outpost restaurant does a fabulous Sunday buffet lunch – bookings are necessary.
  4. Visit Richards Bay for some retail therapy at the Boardwalk, followed by a leisurely lunch at the marina watching the boats come and go.
  5. Divers should not miss Sodwana Bay, reputed to be one of the top 10 diving destinations of the world.
  6. Spend the day at Umlalazi Nature Reserve, near Mtunzini, the northern section of Siyaya Coastal Park, with lovely hiking trails.
  7. Take a day trip to Charters Creek for a spot of fishing.
  8. False Bay near Hluhluwe also has some easy walking trails taking you through the sand forest and alongside Lake St Lucia. Nature lovers and birders will not be dissapointed.
  9. Interact with Elephants at Bayete Zulu, a must for elephant lovers.
  10. If you fancy a pamper day and don’t’ mind the drive then look no further than Lavender Lane just outside Mtunzini. Massages, beauty treatments, natural herbal body products, delectable lunches all available through this community based project helping to empower local women.