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...

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...

Loteni Nature Reserve – a true mountain escape

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Not many people know about the beautiful parks board gem called Loteni Nature Reserve. It is an absolutely beautiful camp set right in the Drakensberg mountains with majestic views of the various mountain peaks and the river winding down through the valley. We grew up going on...

Indigo Fields – spa getaway perfection

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The first time we went to Indigo Fields was 2 years ago, my sister and I went for the half day spa package and we were very impressed, it was incredibly relaxing and a beautiful time together. We decided to return this year for a girls weekend away and it was the best decision...

Mist in the Midlands

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CHANGING SEASONS South Africa doesn’t really have massive season changes, except in the mountains. During our stay in the Midlands over Easter the seasons definitely changed from Summer to deep Autumn in just a few days. As the season changes the mist rolls in each day to...

Christmas on the Midlands Meander – pure.restful.escape.

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Each year when November approaches everyone’s lives become a bit manic. One tries to wind up every goal for the year, finish all the projects that you had set out to do and diaries become frantically full with more year end functions than you can shake a stick at. Lists upon...

Fordoun’s Skye Bistro – fine dining elegance

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Fordoun Hotel and Spa is a beautiful 5 star establishment situated on the Mount West road near Nottingham Road. They offer 5 star luxury accommodation, a refreshing and sophisticated spa with top class facilities and an elegant fine dining restaurant that is open for breakfast,...

Highmoor – the Drakensberg’s best kept secret

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Highmoor is a spectacular nature reserve located 25 minutes from Giant’s View Estate. It forms part of the Drakensberg Mountains and is situated in the central region of the Berg with the Kamberg Nature Reserve to the South and Giants Castle Nature Reserve to the north, Highmoor...

Midlands Meander Restaurants

One of the lesser-known pleasures of the Midlands Meander is the number and diversity of restaurants. These are located throughout the length and breadth of the Midlands from Kamberg to Dargle, Karkloof, Rosetta, Fort Nottingham, Nottingham Road, Lidgetton and Balgowan. They...

Fly-Fishing in the Midlands

The Natal Midlands is quite a well-known destination for fly-fishing, perhaps not quite as much as Dullstroom in Mpumalanga, though there is no reason why this should be the case. There is a large range of venues and locations in the Midlands, enough to satisfy the needs and...