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The 9 Best Small Towns in KwaZulu-Natal
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The 9 Best Small Towns in KwaZulu-Natal

What’s so great about the small towns in KwaZulu-Natal? Well, first of all there’s a lot to be said for small-town living. People love the experience, even if it’s only for a weekend, or a few days. And secondly, KwaZulu-Natal has some of the best subtro...
8 Fabulous Self-Drive Routes in KwaZulu-Natal – Making Travel Easy
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8 Fabulous Self-Drive Routes in KwaZulu-Natal – Making Travel Easy

There is no better way to get a feel for a place than from the seat of your car, the open road before you; nothing to do, nowhere to be but exactly where you are, exploring and appreciating the scene as it unfolds before you. The scenic beauty and rich hist...
Durban’s Top 10 Foodie and Lifestyle Markets
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Durban’s Top 10 Foodie and Lifestyle Markets

Durban is brimming over with food and lifestyle markets. Craft and flea markets, farmers' and organic food markets, indoor markets, open-air markets – whatever your preference. They manage to combine live music, foodies, crafters and enthusiasts in a way that ...
Weekend Road Trips perfect for Locals
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Weekend Road Trips perfect for Locals

South Africa is one of the best country's in the world for road trips – with nigh on 750 000 kilometres of road (the longest road network on the continent, and one of the ten longest road networks globally). The country is probably best known for its Garden...
Mandela’s South Africa – Mandela-infused sites to visit
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Mandela’s South Africa – Mandela-infused sites to visit

Mandela was branded a communist terrorist by the apartheid government and spent 27 years in prison as a result. Despite this, he was instrumental in bringing about a peaceful reconciliation in a country torn apart by racism, was loved and revered throughout th...
Paintballing In KwaZulu Natal
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Paintballing In KwaZulu Natal

The game of paintballing is the perfect solution for those addicted to computer or Xbox games that involve combat. Instead of sitting in your revolving chair and clicking away at the controls, get out there and enjoy some real-life combat with friends. Thos...
The Victorian Café in Howick – A Review
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The Victorian Café in Howick – A Review

The small town of Howick in the picturesque Natal Midlands is home to a number of eateries and restaurants. One of those establishments is The Victorian Café, a small restaurant situated in Main Street just opposite the beautifully restored Agricultural Hall, ...
Snooty Fox Restaurant – A touch of class and style in the Midlands
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Snooty Fox Restaurant – A touch of class and style in the Midlands

The Snooty Fox Restaurant is an award-winning à la carte restaurant situated just opposite the entrance to Midmar Dam in the stunningly beautiful Natal Midlands in KwaZulu Natal. I had not visited the establishment in quite some time and was interested to find...
The Calabash Café – A quaint little coffee shop in the Midlands
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The Calabash Café – A quaint little coffee shop in the Midlands

The Calabash Café is a quaint, little coffee shop situated just off the busy N3 near Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. I decided to pop in for Sunday lunch there recently, persuading friends Mary-Anne, Peter and Lisa to join me for what proved to be an int...
Terbodore Coffee Roasters – A fine culinary experience in the Midlands
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Terbodore Coffee Roasters – A fine culinary experience in the Midlands

Situated on the Curry’s Post Road in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, Terbodore Coffee Roasters are renowned for their award winning cappuccinos made from the finest roasted coffee in the area. Not being a coffee drinker however, I had never really shown much inter...
Delish-Dish family restaurant and pub – A review
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Delish-Dish family restaurant and pub – A review

While driving through the small town of Howick in the Natal Midlands recently I spotted an eatery that I had not previously been aware of, the Delish-Dish family restaurant and pub. Not usually the spontaneous type (I generally prefer to plan even the smallest...
I Love Howick Because …
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I Love Howick Because …

Hi, I’m Nicky Wallis from Sunbird Guest House in Howick in the Natal Midlands. Howick IS BEST KNOWN FOR being the the hub of the Midlands and waterfall country and of course its know for its approximately 100m high Howick Falls, and its proximity to the Mid...
Tumble Downs Café and Restaurant – A review
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Tumble Downs Café and Restaurant – A review

There’s nothing quite like visiting the Natal Midlands in autumn. The hues of yellow, red and orange are something to behold and the fresh, crisp air is the perfect anti dote for even the most jaded psyche. Friends Mary-Anne and Curran agreed and we were soon ...
Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop – A review
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Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop – A review

A recent mid morning breakfast with some friends at The Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop in the beautiful Natal Midlands, proved to be the perfect start to what turned out to be a rather enjoyable and memorable weekend. The drive from Pietermaritzburg to Lion’s River...
Nutmeg Bistro – A little bit of heaven by the Falls
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Nutmeg Bistro – A little bit of heaven by the Falls

A recent lunchtime visit to the Nutmeg Bistro brought back some fond childhood memories of visits to the majestic and beautiful Howick Falls, situated just a stone’s throw from this quaint little eatery. The Bistro is one of the many restaurants located close ...