Top 10 Things to do in Balgowan, South Africa

December 20, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Discover the best top things to do in Balgowan, South Africa including Swissland Cheese, Piggly Wiggly, Culamoya Chimes, The Wine Cellar, Bosch Hoek Golf Club, Chocolate Heaven, Ardmore Ceramics, Fordoun Spa, Terbodore Coffee Roasters, Zulu Lulu Art House.
Restaurants in Balgowan

1. Swissland Cheese

Old Main Rd, Balgowan, South Africa +27 33 234 4042
Excellent
47%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Swissland Cheese

Reviewed By Brian M - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Returned for the first time since I proposed to the wife there many years ago. Was pleased to see that many improvements had been made in the interim.
Platters of cheeses were on sale with option to taste included. Biscuits/ crackers also available, drinks in fridges, baskets to pack/ carry contents to picnic site, blankets part of the deal as well as cutting board and knife. We found a site and found the atmosphere pleasantly relaxing with families relaxing on the lush grass. There was a zip line for little kids and plenty of grass to run around on. We had some cold meats with the cheese for an enjoyable lunch.
Some tips- follow the boards in the Balgowan area. The driveway is around 2km and not for the faint hearted. In parts is really rough but is easily do-able. I took a fairly low car over the terrain with no issues.
There were also other products on sale- mustard, jams etc.
For a different experience, tables or grass, sun or shade, kids, families or couples. Come check this out!!

2. Piggly Wiggly

R103 Lions River | Midlands Meander, Nottingham Road 3290, South Africa +27 33 234 2911
Excellent
46%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 368 reviews

Piggly Wiggly

What started out as a humble farm stall, Piggly Wiggly has developed into one of KZN's premier eat-shop-play destinations. Situated on the Highgate Wine Estate in Lions River, Piggly Wiggly Country Village now offers over 25 unique shops and loads of family entertainment including the Biggest Maze in Africa, Piggy Putt (rockventure golf) and soon will see the launch of The Biggest Piggy Bank in the Southern Hemisphere of which all proceeds will go to selected charities. Situated on the ever popular Midlands Meander route, Piggly Wiggly Country Village showcases the finest arts, shopping and entertainment offerings and is ideal for any family, corporate event and club activity.

Reviewed By lisasplaces - Leeds, United Kingdom

This is a great place to spend a couple of hours - shopping, eating, relaxing. There is something for everyone here from a chocolate and wine shop to linens and ironwork! Children's play area, a toy train, pizza restaurant, coffee shop. I just shopped and had a coffee. But it was very relaxing just wandering between the shops. Well placed right on the side of the R103.

3. Culamoya Chimes

Lidgetton Valley Road, Lidgetton, South Africa +27 76 934 5595
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Culamoya Chimes

Reviewed By Jules09Wales - Wales

We had been recommended here by our family who have many chimes. We are so pleased we went. Lola told us all about her chimes and we were enchanted. We got one to bring home to the UK and also a couple as presents. A magical place!

4. The Wine Cellar

Old Main Road, Rosetta, South Africa +27 33 267 7044
Excellent
62%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

The Wine Cellar

Reviewed By dik-bardon - Worksop, United Kingdom

This place is a wonderful find. Tucked right next to Riverside Manor to the west of the R103 approaching Rosetta.There is even a gate from Riverside Manor so stay there to have easy access to this treasure trove of wines. I was recommended a wine...MoreI am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Riverside Manor. It is always lovely to meet customers who enjoy our hobby as much as we do! Hope to see you again.

5. Bosch Hoek Golf Club

Bosch Hoek Farm, Balgowan 3275, South Africa +27 33 234 4232
Excellent
58%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Bosch Hoek Golf Club

Opulence resonates throughout every facet of the Bosch Hoek Golf Club where you are able to savour elegance & comfort set against a mesmerising countryside backdrop. After a lavish day spent on the fairways, you'll be able to enjoy your favourite tipple alongside a decadent clubhouse menu - truly unrivalled grandeur.

Reviewed By TracyUnitedKingdom - United Kingdom

An attractive nine hole course played as 18, it offered variety, good quality fairways and interesting greens. The staff were delightful and the clubhouse was charming (unlike Gowrie Farm which we found to be the opposite and decided not to play). Halfway house orders placed before teeing off were promptly delivered, together with lovely cool towels. We played the course twice during our stay and would have returned a third time if we were staying longer.

6. Chocolate Heaven

Shop1The Junction Complex | R103, Nottingham Road 3280, South Africa +27 33 266 6870
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Chocolate Heaven

We hope you are ready for a chocolate adventure! Indulge in our finest hand crafted Belgian chocolates, decadent hot drinks or come and join us for the Original Chocolate Dippingz Experience! For the LOVE of chocolate

Reviewed By robinpillay77 - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

My family and had the Chocolate DippingZ and it was heavenly! you can choose from a whole variety of things to dip into your chocolate - from marshmallows, nuts, fruit & gherkins to cheese and chillies. It was an awesome experience sitting around the table...MoreThank you for reviewing Chocolate Heaven. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Chocolate Dippingz experience and enjoyed the taste sensations that the different combinations offered. We look forward to your next visit.

7. Ardmore Ceramics

Caversham Road, Lidgetton, South Africa +27 33 940 0034
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Ardmore Ceramics

Reviewed By nessiethegreat - Godalming, United Kingdom

I am lucky enough to have a collection of Ardmore and have always wanted to visit
which finally a few weeks ago i did on a road trip with my daughter. For me it was completely awe inspiring to see these brilliantly talented artists at work. Fee s charming daughters showed us round the workshops and we loved the museum all the amazing ceramics on display and also the fabulous new Ardmore wallpapers which have been designed together with Cole and Son in London . I have my eye firmly fixed on the monkey design ! Dont miss Ardmore if you are in Natal. We also loved Fee s dogs !!!!!!!!!!

8. Fordoun Spa

R103 Nottingham Road | Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant, Nottingham Road 3280, South Africa +27 82 334 2189
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Fordoun Spa

Luxurious self catering facilities situated in Nottingham Road. The Fordoun Farm Village offers panoramic views of the Drakensberg Mountains in a tranquil country setting.

Reviewed By GraceWatson007 - Margate, South Africa

Spectacular place for a wedding, great venue, beautiful views of the ice capped Mountains, staff where very efficient and friendly. And the food absolutely mouth watering.Thanks for the feedback!

9. Terbodore Coffee Roasters

87 Old Main Road, Howick 3290, South Africa +27 33 330 2380
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Terbodore Coffee Roasters

Terbodore Coffee Roasters is an artisinal coffee roastery, restaurant and coffee shop situated at 87 Old Main Road,Curry's Post, Howick district. We are open from Thursday to Monday, with breakfast being served from 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Lunch is served between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Cakes and coffee available throughout the day. Over weekends bookings are advisable to avoid disappointment. Best Cappuccino Winner for 2010,2012 and 2014 in the Sunday Tribune Cafe Society competition and proud member of the Midlands Meander association. Second branch now open in Franschhoek.

Reviewed By Berdine N

Worth a visit when you are in the Howick area. The dogs are definitely the attraction but it shouldn't take away from the lovely lunch served by an attentive service team. The meals were delicious.
They were even willing to assist with the wheelchair and getting our grandfather in and out of the car.
And life is too short to have bad coffee so make your way there! It offers a great variety.

10. Zulu Lulu Art House

R103 | Piggly Wiggly site, Lidgetton 3270, South Africa +27 83 627 3491
Excellent
40%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Zulu Lulu Art House

ZULU LULU ART HOUSE is home to quality ceramics, fine art and sculpture from top selling artists across our Province and beyond... You can also enjoy a fun time ceramic painting in the Zulu lulu Art Bar

Reviewed By Diane M

Zulu-lulu Art Bar and gallery is a real gem in the KZN Midlands. It's at the popular Piggly Wiggly and has gorgeous ceramics, many by Trayci Tompkins (including the quirky and iconic Dlamini figurines) plus an art bar and a kids area where the little ones can decorate a ceramic item of their choice (was R70 when I was there). You can either collect it there about a week later, I think, or have it posted or sent to Hillcrest where there is an outlet you can collect from. Trayci is so talented and I loved my visit.

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