Lidgetton is located five kilometres north of Dargle in the valley of the Lions River, along the famous Midlands Meander tourism route. This area of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is full of inviting home craft industries, hospitality and accommodation.
The Lidgetton area consists largely of scenic grassland with indigenous yellow wood forests and commercial plantations of pine and blue gum trees.
There is a community initiative based in Lidgetton, drawing on the skills of the local people, who produce wonderful items that can be bought at the nearby craft shops. Here one will find various craft outlets which sell pottery, leatherwork, beadwork, hand-made furniture home-made preserves, clothing and much more.
Outdoor activities include hikes, horse riding, mountain biking, 4x4 trails, and climbing. Birding is popular in the area, with more than 160 various species recorded, including the rare and elusive Cape Parrot and the Martial Eagle. Cape Otters can also be seen along the Lions River. The river has refreshing swimming, tubing, and canoeing. Trout fishing is popular in the in many of local dams and rivers. Golf enthusiasts are well catered for with the scenic Bosch Hoek Golf Course or the Sakubula Golf Course near Howick.
Visitors wanting to be pampered, can make their way to the local health spa, where they can receive a variety of relaxing massages, manicures and pedicures, or just inwind in a Jacuzzi or sauna and take in the tranquil views.
Historical sites of interest in Lidgetton include the dry stone walls which were built by Italian prisoners of war during the second world war. The interesting St Mathews church in Lidgetton was opened 1869. The district also has many fine restaurants, where you can enjoy a hearty home-style meal. One of the more popular establishments in Lidgetton is the Cooking Bear, where visitors can enjoy a relaxing meal on the wooden deck overlooking the serene country garden, weather permitting, or make your way inside to enjoy your meal near a warm log fire.