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Dulce Café in Pietermaritzburg – A Review
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Dulce Café in Pietermaritzburg – A Review

The first Dulce Café was franchised in 1987 in Port Elizabeth and there are now over 60 outlets trading for business in South Africa. The Dulce concept came to Pietermaritzburg a few years ago with the Parklane Spar in Commercial Road selected as a venue.T...
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 ...
The Pickle Pot – Anyone for a trip into the country?
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The Pickle Pot – Anyone for a trip into the country?

Situated just outside the small farming town of Boston in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands the Pickle Pot is a good 45 minutes drive from Pietermaritzburg and is the furtherest venue south on the popular Midlands Meander.Advertised as a locality that s...
The Bangkok Wok – Add some spice to your life
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The Bangkok Wok – Add some spice to your life

I’ve always considered myself something of a traditionalist when it comes to cuisine, preferring to stick to the usual fair of burgers and chips, toasted sandwiches and other well known offerings from the western world. So when some friends invited me to accom...
Skippers Fish and Chips – Great food and great value for money
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Skippers Fish and Chips – Great food and great value for money

I usually don’t enjoy doing restaurant reviews, or any review for that matter, on my own, but a recent lunch time visit to Skippers Fish and Chips, situated in the heart of the Pietermaritzburg CBD, proved to be an exception to the rule.Established in 1994...
A visit to the Crafty Duck Village in Pietermaritzburg
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A visit to the Crafty Duck Village in Pietermaritzburg

I spent the best part of Sunday afternoon visiting the Crafty Duck Village in KwaZulu-Natal with some friends and what an enjoyable experience it proved to be! Situated just 10 kilometres from the Pietermaritzburg, the Crafty Duck offers locals a chance to get...
Yellowwood Cafe in Howick – A Review
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Yellowwood Cafe in Howick – A Review

A recent lunchtime excursion to Yellowwood Cafe in Howick in picturesque KwaZulu-Natal proved to be well worth my time with a combination of delicious food, friendly staff and scenic views making for a memorable visit. The Café is a country restaurant and prid...
Try the ‘Crop to Cup tour’ at Beaver Creek Estate in Port Edward
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Try the ‘Crop to Cup tour’ at Beaver Creek Estate in Port Edward

Situated near Port Edward on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal is Beaver Creek Farm. This farm is probably a bit more unique than other farms in this area, because they harvest and produce coffee! Tours are available at the estate with Beaver Creek offering the...
Nino’s Coffee Shop in Pietermaritzburg – A review
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Nino’s Coffee Shop in Pietermaritzburg – A review

With over 42 outlets in six provinces nationwide Nino's Coffee Shops are a familiar sight to most South Africans. Pietermaritzburg is also home to the brand with the Liberty Midlands Mall being the venue for the only Nino's outlet in the city. After finishing ...
Mundo Vida in Umdloti – a review
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Mundo Vida in Umdloti – a review

I spent part of the recent long weekend on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu Natal and had lunch on Saturday at a new eatery, Mundo Vida in Umdloti.  The theme of the restaurant is ‘world food’ and the menu ranges from a Vietnamese starter platter to steamed langou...