My favourite place right now is Hawklee Country House and the whole Midlands Meander Experience in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Hawklee Country House is situated on the banks of the Lions River, with breath-taking views of the exquisite river. The cottages also have private Jacuzzi spa baths that overlook the flowing river.
Relax in a luxurious spa and let the stress drain away with the only sounds around being the flowing river, birds in the fields and absolute tranquility!
Take a leisurely trip by day to all the unique and amazing little spots of interest situated along the Midlands Meander  places such as cheese farms, candle and glass making, studios, a place with hundreds of chimes of all sizes and sounds.

Fairies rule and lavender is found in abundance

And the Hobbits Hut where fairies rule, and the Lavender Co. where bath salts and body goodies are made from homegrown herbs. This place is an absolute delight…where time moves slower than usual and every moment there helps to ease the stress from modern city living. There are no hectic malls in sight  – just good, simple country living.
Get in touch with the sounds of nature and enjoy the most relaxing weekend break ever!
Ashlyn Bechan