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The Wonders of Mtunzini

The Wonders of Mtunzini
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In December, while we had a bit of free time we decided to try and see a bit of our local area … our journey took us to the coastal town of Mtunzini which is located just 90 minutes drive north of Durban. The word Mtunzini is derived from the Zulu word emth...
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Greytown and Tranquili-Tea

Greytown and Tranquili-Tea
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A few weeks ago a friend and I took a trip from where we farm in Kearsney to the town of Greytown. I must admit, I had driven through Greytown on my way to the Natal Midlands many times before but had never taken the time to stop and see what the town has to o...
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Bring On The Barnyard Theatre

Bring On The Barnyard Theatre
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I am a big fan of the vibey, laid back atmosphere the Barnyard Theatre creates, but never seem to get to their fantastic shows often enough. In fact I only seem to get myself organized when friends and family visit from the USA every two years and they request...
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The Exceptional Bakery and Deli is popular with the local crowd
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I've discovered somewhere that is fast becoming my favourite coffee spot. Located in the village of Umhlali, The Exceptional Bakery and Deli has only been open for six short weeks but is quickly gaining popularity with the local crowd. What makes this venue...
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Durban Botanic Gardens Music at the Lake
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When I used to live in Cape Town, one of my favorite things to do during the summer months was to pack a picnic and, with tickets in hand, head to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a Sunday concert. The Durban Botanic Gardens have not disappointed, with th...
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Spring Into The Stihl Open Gardens

Spring Into The Stihl Open Gardens
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Every spring marks the return of the Stihl Open Gardens which take place in the town of Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas. Gardeners are kind enough to open their beautiful gardens to the public and are delighted to share their gardening tips and secrets!...
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Dining at Hamiltons Restaurant in Malelane
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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of dining not once, but twice in the same day at the superb Hamiltons Restaurant in Malelane. Located just outside the well known Leopard Creek Golf Estate and named after Stevenson Hamilton, the first Kruger National P...
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Dining at The Royal Coachman in Dullstroom
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We recently did a bit of a road trip to Malelane in Mpumalanga and spent a night en-route in the quaint town of Dullstroom. Although we had booked a self catering unit at Treelands Estate, who really wants to self cater when there is such a choice of restauran...
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KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra

KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra
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It’s that time of the year again; the time when the KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra strut their stuff in their Spring Season series of concerts. I must admit, I’ve been half asleep and have already missed a number of the series of concerts but have made a...
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Old Main Brewery

Old Main Brewery
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We popped in to Old Main Brewery in Hilton for a quick bite to eat before heading to our evening show at the Hilton Arts Festival last week Saturday. Formerly known as Crossways, this Hilton institution has undergone a bit of rebranding and is cementing itself...
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Karkloof Farmers Market

Karkloof Farmers Market
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Our Saturday morning breakfast ritual when visiting my in-laws in Hilton is a visit to the popular Karkloof Farmers Market. I’m a huge market fan and I must admit that the Karkloof Market is probably my most favourite. Karkloof Farmers Market  just seems to...
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Time For The Hilton Arts Festival

Time For The Hilton Arts Festival
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I am so looking forward to this weekend; we are meandering our way to the village of Hilton and will be attending not one, not two but three productions at the Hilton Arts Festival! Now in its 22nd year, the Festival, which takes place from September 18th to 2...
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The Marvellous Makaranga Botanical Gardens
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I had wanted to go to Makaranga ever since I first saw photos of it on a friend’s FaceBook page and although we made a first attempt earlier this month we didn’t quite make it so were determined to get there this time around. Located in the KwaZulu Natal subur...
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Pop In To Chuck and Bobs

Pop In To Chuck and Bobs
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Saturday morning saw us, once again, heading through to Durban for the ParkRun which starts outside the Sibaya Casino and follows the promenade for 2.5kms and back again. After popping in at my sister-in-laws house for a shower and change of clothes, we made o...
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