Nottingham Road in the Natal Midlands is one of my most favourite places in South Africa. I visit at least once a year so I’m surprised that Blueberry Hill has snuck past me! Situated on a hill in Notties, Blueberry Hill is a complex of artists, artisans and those who love sipping on a cup of coffee. The complex acts as a gallery space for local artists and craftsmen and with opening hours from 9am to 4.30pm (every day except Wednesday) you have ample time to appreciate their creative talents.
The story behind Blueberry Hill … Blueberry Hill opened its doors at the end of 2008 and was planned originally as a small coffee shop serving scrumptious baked goods. It has now grown to serve breakfasts, lunches and sweet treats. If you stop off do try the famous blueberry cheesecake!
The blueberry is obviously the star of the show and they come packaged in many different guises; blueberry jam, blueberry spiced chutney and liquered berries all sound very moreish indeed! If you live in the area or are planning a weekend visit you can call the shop and pre order their freshly made scones, muffins, brownies and cheesecake – what a brilliant idea! Also in the shop is the Blueberry Hill collection of porcelain home ware as well as pure linen oven mitts, aprons and serviettes.
The gallery is home to artists such as Michael John Mawdsley Jnr and David Oosthuizen.
The 360 degree view of the Midlands and Drakensberg is spectacular – the perfect place for a quiet hour or two sampling the Blueberry Hill menu which is based on using the freshest produce available and although there are a few staples that never change, other items do tend to change from week to week.
Blueberry Hills sounds wonderful and I look forward to visiting as soon as possible!
Blueberry Hill Contact Details:
Blueberry Hill, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal
Telephone: +27 (0)33 266-6899