The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Nottingham Road

Afrikaans name: Nottingham Road

The main road heads through the village of Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road

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Nottingham Road is a small village just off the N3 near Mooi River.

Nottingham Road weather


Sometimes it is referred to as the heart of the Midlands Meander. The Midlands Meander is the name for a collection of diverse attractions spread out across the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. This route is a popular destination for tourists and day visitors alike.

The area around Nottingham Road is very scenic with lush rolling grasslands. The Drakensberg Mountains are not that far away and can be seen in the distance.

Nearby is Fort Nottingham. In the 1800's the garrison here were kept busy trying to defend farmers flocks and herds from raids by the San people who had living on the lands for centuries before English colonization.

Nottingham Road is a good place to stop if you are looking for a place for coffee and something good to eat, after which you can visit the many craft stalls in the area. The town is also well known for its brewery.

References and further reading

Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Published: 1983 - Page: 186

Where to see Birds in Natal - Author: Gordon Bennett - Published: 1989 - Page: 40

Where to see Birds in KwaZulu-Natal - Author: Bennett and Herbert - Published: 1995 - Page: 67

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 80

Road Tripping South Africa - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2014 - Page: 102

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 133

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 120

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 121

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 125

Getaway - Vol 32 No 03 - Author: - Published: 2020 - Page: 100

Mooiloop! The Book - Author: SABC 2 - Published: 2016 - Page: 46


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