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Go Cycling, Rafting, Abseiling or Canopy Lining on a Day Trip

With the KZN Midlands situated conveniently close to Johannesburg, Durban and Pietermaritzburg, we understand why the combination of green hills, forests, clean rivers and magical mountains makes such an excellent playground for city dwellers.

Many folk who come through to the Midlands to attend weddings and parties are also itching to explore the surrounding hills and dales, so we've come up with some excellent day trip solutions along the Midlands Meander route.

Our day trip offerings include horse riding in the Currys Post area, guided mountain biking (morning or full day) in the hills of Karkloof and Howick, Tree Top Canopy Tours (flying through indigenous forests on a zip line), abseiling, spa treatments, gourmet picnic lunches…we've thought of it all. It's everything Midlands locals like to do, made accessible for out-of-towners.

Another really popular activity is white water rafting! We like to send our Active Escapists down to the Umkomaas River where Grade 3 to 4 rapids provide a full day of adrenaline pumping fun. With so much available to try out in the Midlands, it's worth setting aside that extra day to get loose in the outdoors. Whether it's cappuccinos in peaceful surroundings or whizzing down sublime single track you're after, we have it all right here. enquire with Active Escapes


  • mountain biking in the Howick Forests


    Come and do a half or full day's MTB ride with Active Escapes. Whether its flowing single-track, scenic farm roads and cuppuchino's or thrilling descents that you after.... we have a route to entice.

  • rafting on the Umko


    Just 1hr from Durban a rafting trip on the Umko makes a great day trip adventure. With Grade 3 -4 rapids during summer, this river section is regarded as the biggest traversable whitewater south of the Zambezi.