5 Reasons to Move to the Midlands Meander

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You may be living in a city and looking at the year ahead thinking you cannot do another busy year in the big smoke. The thought of facing another year full of hours wasted in traffic and frantic schedules can be all too overwhelming at the beginning of the year and maybe, just...

Christmas Day Lunch at Fordoun

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In November last year, we decided as a family that it would be a fabulous idea to ditch the recipe books, hours of slaving away in the kitchen and the endless holiday cleaning up by going out for Christmas lunch. After many years of hosting wonderful Christmas lunches we felt it...

Giant’s View Estate Wetland Rehabilitation

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Our vision at Giant’s View Estate has always been to create a development that celebrates the outdoor environment and gives buyers the opportunity to enjoy to the fullest the country lifestyle and the beauty that the area has to offer. This is why our development is low...

The Ruby Orchard – home decor heaven

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The Ruby Orchard is an absolutely beautiful home and decor shop situated at Yard 41 in Howick. This is the ultimate home decor and gifting store which exudes taste and style, a creative oasis in the little country town of Howick. Being a person who is passionate about decorating,...

Kamberg Nature Reserve – the beautiful wilderness

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Kamberg Nature Reserve is one of the smallest of the KZN Wildlife resorts which lies in the foothills of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. It’s an easy 40 minute drive from Giant’s View Estate and is an unspoiled beauty with so few visitors you really feel that you are...

La Petite France – Charming Cheese Cafe

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La Petite France is a beautiful and charming cheese factory and cafe situated on the Karkloof road near Howick. It is a hidden gem on the meander which is home to the best brie and camembert to hit South African shores. La Petite France cheese factory is located on Preston Farm...

Flamme Rouge Cycle Cafe – fresh cafe vibes

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  Flamme Rouge Cycle Cafe is a fairly new, trendy little cafe situated in the Gowrie Village in Nottingham Road. This is such a fresh concept, combining cycling with coffee, a meandering cyclist’s dream. The perfect spot to fuel up at during your energetic Sunday ride....

The Gourmet Greek: double cream decadence

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We recently took a Sunday drive down the Meander to explore some new Midlands treasures. One of the Cafe’s we visited was the The Blue Cow Deli and Coffee Shop at The Gourmet Greek. It is situated on a beautiful estate in Lion’s River. The first thing you notice as...

Stacks O’ Fun at Checkpoint 103

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We recently visited Checkpoint 103 Activity Hub to check out what they had in store for my very active kids. The question looming on my mind as we contemplated our visit was, “Did they have what it takes to tire out my super energetic, sporty, 7 year old son?”. With a...

Your Golfing Guide to the Midlands

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The Midlands Meander has loads to offer the golfing enthusiasts out there. The courses on the Meander present the widely-loved game in a beautiful natural setting, boasting spectacular mountain and country views, open panoramas, local wildlife and interesting cours...