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The most well-known event is the Midmar mile, but their are other little festivals and sporting events that drape the year in the Midlands, be sure to find out if there is anything going on whilst you stay in the KZN Midlands
No, your maths is not wrong! 1921 to 2020 should be 99 but the Comrades marathon was stopped during the war years from 1941 to 1945. Crazy that although there has been many smaller wars, this race has been able to continue every year since 1946.
So this year is a down run which means runners start in Pietermaritzburg, the southern most part of the KZN Midlands and end in Durban, needless to say accommodation is hard to find but there are a couple of beds still available. Please call or e-mail us and we will see if there is still space!
Is there accommodation still available for the Hilton Art Festival? Yes, but it is limited. View live availability by clicking in the region images below.
The Hilton Arts Festival is the largest theatrical event of its kind in KwaZulu-Natal. Established in 1993, the Festival aims to bring the pick of south Africa’s high quality performing art to KwaZulu Natal. This primary aim is enhanced by all other aspects of the festival: art exhibitions, quality craft, food and drink, live music. It offers the opportunity to showcase the cream of South African theatre and to support South African writing.
The 2019 Comrades Marathon will be an ‘up run‘ and take place on Sunday 9 June 2019. The event will be run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg and will be 87km or 54 miles in distance with 1166m or 3827ft of vertical ascent with a maximum elevation of 821m or 2696 ft.
Need Advice? Use Ultimate Comrades Marathon Resource Guide
Need Accommodation before and after the race? Use https://za.trvl.com to find a place that matches your preference.
For those wanting a quiet place to recuperate after the Comrades Marathon, why not consider staying in the Midlands while you walk off that post limp and enjoy the fresh air and countryside along the Midlands meander? Simply send us your enquiry below and we will send you suitable available venues.
Come to the Midlands for the White Mountain Festival
Lilly Million – one of many reasons to head to White Mountain this year
Not to be missed at this year’s White Mountain Festival is Johannesburg singer-songwriter Lilly Million, an exciting new talent whose soulful organic folk vibe is creating a stir on the South African music scene.
With a sound reminiscent of Tracy Chapman yet uniquely her own, this charismatic artist is the real deal, delivering rich poetic lyrics expressively framed in simple melodies. If you haven’t seen her live or heard her songs on radio, be sure to catch Lilly Million at White Mountain over the Heritage Day long weekend, September 21 to 24.
Now in its 7th year, the festival is held at White Mountain Lodge near Giant’s Castle in the Central Drakensberg, less than 200km from Durban, 400km from Johannesburg and only 25km off the N3 on tarred roads.
Known for its intimate, relaxed atmosphere, plentiful amenities and idyllic setting, it offers acoustic performances by some of the country’s top artists, as well as arts and crafts, assorted food stalls, a beer market and loads of fun outdoor activities for the whole family.
A limited number of Early Bird tickets are now on sale at Computicket for R450, which includes camping for the entire festival. This offer runs until the end of June, after which advance tickets will cost R550.