Situated between Pietermartizburg and the picturesque Drakensberg mountains, the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands is made up of several small towns. Property for sale in the Midlands varies to include free-standing family homes, modern apartments and townhouses. This area also recently gained recognition as a wine producing region and many residents who long for larger plots or farmland buy property in the Midlands due to its lush green pastures and beautiful vegetation.   

The Midlands consists of Howick, Merrivale, Hilton, Lions River, Dargle, Lidgetton, Balgowan, Nottingham Road, Rosetta and Mooi River. One of the biggest attractions is the Midlands Meander – a collection of tourism routes that offer visitors the chance to view a bevy of arts and crafts produced by local artisans. Dotted along these routes are many great bistros and restaurants, resulting in guest houses in the Midlands brimming with tourists during the beautiful summer months. While it’s popular with visitors, the Midlands is also home to some of South Africa’s top private schools, which makes property in this area highly sought-after by individuals with families. Browse the beautiful houses for sale in the Midlands below and discover country living like never before.

Areas within The Midlands

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Hilton Property for Sale


Hilton is a village situated in the hills above Pietermaritzburg and is an integral part of the Midlands Meander. Many of the properties have views towards the mountains or overlooking the lights of Pietermaritzburg. It is a ch

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Find houses for sale In Howick


With houses to rent or buy that are as charming as they are beautiful, a country lifestyle awaits in Howick. Property for sale in Howick guarantees an easy pace of life and a warm, inviting community. 

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Houses for sale in Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road

The Midlands and Drakensberg region with its spectacular scenery, comfortable climate and easy accessibility is a popular tourist destination, offering mountain and trout fishing retreats.

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Houses for Sale Pietermaritzburg


Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, is a city immersed in history with a wide collection of beautiful Victorian and Colonial buildings contrasted against modern architecture.

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Explore The Midlands



The Midlands Meander is a selection of popular tourists routes that run from Howick to Nottingham Road. The routes are peppered with artists, craft shops, cottage industries, boutique shops, and eateries, and is extremely popular amongst tourists and locals.  

History & culture

History & culture

The Nelson Mandela capture site just outside Howick, is a must-see historic and cultural opportunity while the Ghandi Memorial in Pietermartizburg is just one of many significant memorials and museums to visit.

Sport & recreation

Sport & recreation

The Midlands is home to various sport clubs. It also plays host to a number of national and internationally recognised sporting events: the Comrades Marathon, the Duzi Marathon – the oldest canoe race in Africa – and the Midmar Mile.

Nature’s finest

Nature’s finest

Howick Falls, Albert Falls Dam, Zulu Falls Game Farm – a natural heritage site – and Karkloof, which means “Hidden Valley of Beauty” are to name but a few of the natural gems to discover in the KZN Midlands.

Living in The Midlands


Property for sale in the Midlands is well suited to families as it’s home to some of the country’s finest private schools, including Hilton College, Michaelhouse and St. Anne’s Diocesan College. Many students rent property in the Midlands and attend the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal or Technicon Natal located in nearby Pietermartizburg.



The Midlands boasts various government and private healthcare facilities, including Greys Hospital, Howick Private Hospital and the Midlands Umgeni Hospital. A private, sub-acute specialist centre, Oatlands, is located in Howick.



Pietermaritzburg’s Midlands Mall is the largest shopping centre in the area and offers popular chain stores, a food court and cinemas. There are a number of independent and boutique stores located in Hilton, Howick and along the stretch of Nottingham Road, most notably Piggly Wiggly.


The Midlands is situated between Durban and the Drakensberg and is easily accessible via the N3 toll road. King Shaka International Airport is located 1 – 1.5 hours’ drive away.

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