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The Midlands Camino

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The Midlands Camino a 12-day walk circumnavigating the areas in which we serve. 

Walkers will navigate their way from Howick through the forests of the Karkloof and Curry’s Post districts, the green rolling hills around Nottingham Road and past the eclectic mix of arts and crafts and restaurants to Rosetta. The trail will take you into the most beautiful Kamberg valley, past stud farms and sheep farms dating back to pioneering days, all this set against the backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains.  Across the Kamberg Nature Reserve, and through rarely seen beautiful dairy farms into the very wee village, Fort Nottingham. The iconic 1976m Inhlosane for a stopover, where we encourage all to join us for our Day Hike.  Then the Dargle Valley region of blue streams, forests opening up to grasslands with beautiful wildflowers, allowing walkers to see 360 degrees of most beautiful views!  Down through the Dargle Forests alongside cascading rivers and up over Mount Ashley near Midmar Dam.  Walkers will experience the vibrance of the Mpophomeni community that Midlands Hospice has closely worked with, past the country escapes of the Birnamwood district and across the misty Hilton planes to the edge of the uMngeni Valley Gorge. The last stretch will be the ultimate challenge, navigating the steep slopes and impressive cliffs of the Umngeni Valley and Gwen’s Gorge, across the Umngeni River, up out of the valley, back to Midlands Hospice from where you started. 

PACKAGES

11 nights / 12 days  (April 20- May 1)? (Midlands Hospice, Howick to Midlands Hospice, Howick)  R20,000

4 nights/4 days (April 24 – April 28)? (Kamberg – iNholsane) R8,500

INCLUDING all meals, accommodation and transport

1 Day Walks

Day 1 April 20 -Midlands Hospice to Karkloof approx. 14.92km R1000

Day 2 April 21 -Karkloof to Curry’s Post approx. 22.58km R1000

Day 3 April 22 -Curry’s Post to Nottingham Road approx. 20.81km R1000

Day 4 April 23 -Nottingham Road to Rosetta approx. 17.54km R1000

Day 5 April 24 -Rosetta to Kamberg approx. 20.9km R1000

Day 6 April 25 -Kamberg to Lower Loteni approx. 27.29km R1000

Day 7 April 26 -Lower Loteni to Fort Nottingham approx. 19.06km R1000

Day 8 April 27 -Fort Nottingham to iNholsane approx. 21.03km R1000

Day 10 April 29 -iNhlosane to Mpophomeni approx. 35.41km R1000

Day 11 April 30 -Mpophomeni to Hilton approx. 25.99km R1000

Day 12 May 1 -Hilton to Howick tbckm R1000

INCLUDING lunch, transport from a central meeting point to join the walk and back again.

1 Day Hike

Day 9 April 28 -iNholsane Hike approx. 6km R100

Join us for a Day Hike, meet at Mount Park Guest Farm.