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Greytown and Tranquili-Tea
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Greytown and Tranquili-Tea

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...
A Quick Bite at Mo-zam-bik in Ballito – a review
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A Quick Bite at Mo-zam-bik in Ballito – a review

It was date night on Friday night, but more to the point I really didn’t feel like cooking so my husband and I headed to Ballito for a quick bite to eat. We had heard good reviews about a restaurant called Mo-zam-bik so thought we would give it a try. The ...
Dinner at Al Pescatore in Ballito – a review
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Dinner at Al Pescatore in Ballito – a review

A few weeks ago we had lunch at the well known Ballito eatery Al Pescatore. This Italian and seafood restaurant has been operating since 1989 and is well of the oldest and most popular restaurants on the Dolphin Coast. Located slap bang on the beach – overl...
Mundo Vida in Umdloti –  A Review
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Mundo Vida in Umdloti – A Review

A friend of mine from the Eastern Cape was recently in KwaZulu Natal for a 40th birthday party so we used the opportunity to catch up over lunch. Our venue of choice was Mundo Vida in Umdloti.  I had eaten there a number of years ago but it definitely doesn’t ...
Zoete Zonde in Ballito
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Zoete Zonde in Ballito

On Monday, January 7th I slipped back into routine again, and with that came the end of the festive season indulging, or should that be overindulging? Luckily for me however the line in the sand was drawn on January 7th which meant I had enough time to slot in...
Skye Bistro at Fordoun Hotel and Spa – A review
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Skye Bistro at Fordoun Hotel and Spa – A review

Skye Bistro is a fine dining restaurant situated in the heart of the spectacular KwaZulu Natal Midlands and has a reputation as being one of the best eateries on the popular Midlands Meander. From scrumptious farm style breakfasts to tasty light lunches to sum...
Traffords Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A Trip Down Memory Lane
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Traffords Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A Trip Down Memory Lane

Situated at 43 Miller Street in Pietermaritzburg, Traffords restaurant is one of Pietermaritzburg’s newest culinary attractions and is a unique establishment, as I discovered when I had dinner there recently. Owned by local businessperson Penny Hatting, Traffo...
Tandoor The Clay Oven restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A review
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Tandoor The Clay Oven restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A review

Tandoor The Clay Oven is a relatively new eatery in Pietermaritzburg that specialises in traditional Indian cuisine. Conveniently situated at 319 Bulwer Street, directly opposite Merchiston School, Tandoor is only a short drive away from most of the city’s sub...
Tea On 23 in Pietermaritzburg – A Tea Garden With A Difference
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Tea On 23 in Pietermaritzburg – A Tea Garden With A Difference

When a friend recently suggested I visit Tea on 23 in Pietermaritzburg, I was a little surprised since I had never heard of this eatery before. As it turns out, Tea on 23 is situated a mere kilometre away from my home, at 23 Carbis Road, Scottsville to be exac...
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, ...
The Terrace Tea Garden and Animal Farm in Illovo Beach – A Review
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The Terrace Tea Garden and Animal Farm in Illovo Beach – A Review

The Terrace Tea Garden in Illovo Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is a delightful eatery that caters for a wide variety of age groups, tastes, and preferences. Situated within the lush greenery of the Illovo Nursery in Elizabeth Avenue just opposite the ...
The Sticky Fig Coffee Shop and Bistro in Hilton – A review
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The Sticky Fig Coffee Shop and Bistro in Hilton – A review

Hilton is a small town that lies on the brow of the escarpment above Pietermaritzburg and is home to a number of restaurants, eateries and coffee shops. One of those establishments is The Sticky Fig Coffee Shop and Bistro situated at the well-known Rotunda cen...
Flavour Café in Pietermaritzburg – A review
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Flavour Café in Pietermaritzburg – A review

There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as Sunday lunch with friends, and Flavour Café in Pietermaritzburg certainly delivered the goods when we visited them recently. Situated in the attractive surroundings of the colourful Dunrobin Nursery in the upmarket suburb ...
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...
Fego Caffé in Pietermaritzburg – A Review
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Fego Caffé in Pietermaritzburg – A Review

Fego Caffé at the Liberty Midlands Mall in Pietermaritzburg is a modern coffee bar and casual restaurant that has became a popular eatery frequented by people from all walks of life. The Fego Caffé concept works well because they always strive to serve the bes...