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...

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...

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...

A Kids Guide to the Midlands Meander

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The Midlands Meander is full of wonderful activities for the whole family. What could be better than a day out on the countryside where kiddies and parents are entertained in the fresh, clean country air. Views for days and fun for all, old and young. We thought we would put...

The Delicious Relish Cafe

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Relish Cafe is the new restaurant at the Junction Center in Nottingham Road. It is right in the heart of Nottingham Road and this little center is the booming metropolis of this country town. My mom and I visited this spot in November and were absolutely delighted to see that...

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...

Tumble Downs – the perfect country lunch

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One may ask what makes for the perfect country lunch?….Some may say a beautiful setting is a must, others may say warm country hospitality is important while the men might insist its all about the grub. Tumble Downs is one of my perfect country lunch spots as it ticks all...

Run ‘N Ride Trail Running & MTB Fundraiser

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On Sunday the 7th of May the Rosetta Nottingham Road (RNR) Conservancy hosted a fantastic trail running and mountain biking race at the Springvale Farm in Rosetta. It was a fabulous family day out with young and old getting stuck into the various trail running and mountain biking...

Cafe Bloom – a new serene venue

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We recently visited Cafe Bloom at their new venue in Nottingham Road and it was totally beautiful. Their new venue really enhances their home-grown soul food manifesto and atmosphere. This is a country cafe venue to beat, so much character and beauty in one spot. They have two...