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Balgowan is a valley in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in South

Balgowan is a valley in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in South Africa.

The Midlands Meander Route (a unique mix of more than 160 places to eat, drink, sleep, shop, play and have fun) on the R 103, runs through Balgowan in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

Balgowan is not much more than an old trading store and a train station where locally grown timber is picked up. However, there is something special about Balgowan: Michaelhouse, the Anglican boarding school for boys in the Diocese of Natal, widely regarded as one of the top schools in South Africa. The school complex, built in the English gothic style from red Pietermaritzburg brick, includes a beautiful chapel, featuring a stained glass rose window by Erwin Bossanyi, which is open to the public.

As elsewhere in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Balgowan has some wealthy farmers, mostly in the timber production industry (pine and eucalyptus) or in dairy and cattle farming.

Accommodation in and around Balgowan

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa    accommodation in Balgowan
Granny Mouse Country House and Spa is in the magnificent Caversahm Valley in Balgowan and surrounded by gardens overlooking conservancy areas on the Lion's River. This classic Country House Hotel, with its reputation for excellence, is located ... More

Hunters Lodge    accommodation in Balgowan
TGCSA 4 Star graded Self-catering cottage,in the heart of the Midlands, 4km from Michaelhouse and within easy reach of many Private Schools. Simple access 200m off the R103. The cottage has been tastefully converted and is situated on a small Stud Fa... More

Woodridge Country Hotel    accommodation in Balgowan
Woodridge Country Hotel is set in the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. It is a four star country style retreat for the nature lover who desires fine food, fine wines and a chance to rejuvenate their body, mind and soul. Guests can step out of the... More

Little Paradise Guest Farm    accommodation in Balgowan
Little Paradise is a guest farm in the heart of the Midlands Meander of KwaZulu-Natal, 3 kilometres from Balgowan Station and Michaelhouse School. Our farm is situated on a hillside with a breathtaking view over the Balgowan valley to Nottingham Road... More

Twin Pools Lodge B&B    accommodation in Balgowan
There are times in a man's life, to fill the car with petrol, grab the missus and kids, pack the fishing rods & mountain bikes, and head for Twin Pools in the heart of the Natal Midlands. At Twin Pools we offer frazzled city dwellers a quiet ... More

Little Forest    accommodation in Balgowan
This is what you have been searching for, Little Forest is set in the most beautiful surrounds with rolling lawns to a fully stocked trout dam and swimming pool on the water's edge. Little Forest is in the beautiful Balgowan Valley, behind the re... More

Otter's Creek    accommodation in Balgowan
This retreat is uniquely set in the Caversham Valley overlooking the Impafana River and lush indigenous forest. Walk scenic riverside trails through natural forest and grassland, enjoy the bird and wildlife species typical to riverine forest and gras... More

Gowan Valley Guest Farm    accommodation in Balgowan
Gowan Valley guest farm offers the ultimate in old-fashioned hospitality in the Natal Midlands near Michaelhouse and other Natal private schools.Meander down into the valley of peace and quiet, where you can relax and unwind in our picturesque settin... More

Ferns at Abberley Guest House and Cottages    accommodation in Balgowan
On the fringe of the Majestic Drakensburg in the heart of the Natal Midlands lies a charming guest house - Abberley, for "Place of Happiness". Tucked behind an avenue of oak trees, this victorian style homestead offers comfortable accommoda... More

Newstead Farm    accommodation in Balgowan
Newstead Farm was built in 1848 and is one of the Natal Midlands oldest homesteads.Set in the grounds of the house are five exquisitely appointed en-suite rooms.  Roaring log fires, tennis court, swimming pool and a comfortable guest lounge whic... More

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