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A Visit to the Minerva Museum and Private Nature Reserve
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A Visit to the Minerva Museum and Private Nature Reserve

Many of you might, like me, not know very much about the Minerva Museum and Private Nature Reserve or for that matter have even heard of them. To put you in the picture, the museum is a Natural Heritage Site and is part of the private nature reserve at the ver...
The Eaves Restaurant At Granny Mouse Country House
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The Eaves Restaurant At Granny Mouse Country House

Known for its award-winning menu and fine dining, The Eaves restaurant at Granny Mouse Country House in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands is indeed a fantastic restaurant as I discovered when I visited the establishment for lunch recently. Situated a little way off t...
10 Top Things To Do In The Natal Midlands
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10 Top Things To Do In The Natal Midlands

The Natal Midlands conjure up a picture of green undulating hills, clean air, country villages, pubs, a collection of artists, waterfalls, forests and the foothills of the Drakensberg.And indeed, if you add to this some of the greatest birding spots, super...
I Love Rosetta Because …
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I Love Rosetta Because …

Hi, I’m John Wetton from Jolo Guest Farm in Rosetta in the Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal.ROSETTA IS BEST KNOWN FOR peace, tranquillity, a real village atmosphere having no 21st century  commercialism.GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Blueberry Hill for magnifi...
I Love Mooi River Because …
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I Love Mooi River Because …

Hi, I’m Arlene Arnold from Wild Berry Guest Farm in Mooi River.Originally called Lawrenceville, the town of Mooi River nestles in a valley some 1401m above sea level.  The Zulus called the river “Mpofana” or “place of the eland”, while the Dutch named it “...
Rawdon’s Restaurant – Good old fashioned service and hospitality in the Midlands
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Rawdon’s Restaurant – Good old fashioned service and hospitality in the Midlands

Situated in the heart of the Midlands Meander and only a five minute drive from the N3 highway is Rawdon’s Estate, probably one of the oldest hospitality establishments on the Midlands. The first thing that struck me about Rawdon’s was its unique, old world ch...
Gunthers – A little piece of Switzerland in the Midlands
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Gunthers – A little piece of Switzerland in the Midlands

I’ve never been to Switzerland, but I got the chance to experience just a taste of what that might be like when I visited Gunthers on the Midlands Meander recently. Gunther’s is not really a restaurant in the traditional sense, serving only light meals of Germ...
La Popote Restaurant in Hilton – a little oasis of peace and tranquillity in the Midlands
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La Popote Restaurant in Hilton – a little oasis of peace and tranquillity in the Midlands

The quaint little village of Hilton in the Natal Midlands is a pleasure to visit no matter what time of the year. The crisp, clean air is always refreshing and with a number of quality eateries to choose from, you are almost always guaranteed to find the perfe...
St Ives Restaurant in the Midlands – A Review
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St Ives Restaurant in the Midlands – A Review

St Ives Country Estate has to be one of the most attractive venues in the Midlands and quite possibly one of the most well-known as well. Situated on the R103 just up the road from the Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop, St Ives is hard to miss.It’s a huge estate s...
I Love Pietermaritzburg Because …
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I Love Pietermaritzburg Because …

Hi, I’m Sharon Clarke from Gecko Hill in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal.Pietermaritzburg IS BEST KNOWN FOR its vibrant culture, natural beauty and historical Victorian architecture.GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Rosehurst Café, because of its quaint, m...
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...
I Love Dargle Because …
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I Love Dargle Because …

Hi, I’m Carol Fynn from Tillietudlum Guest Farm in Dargle.Dargle IS BEST KNOWN FOR rolling green hills in summer, snow in winter, wild flowers, crystal clear springs and rivers, abundant birdlife and peace!GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN with your trophy trout ...
Jaxx Restaurant in Hilton – A review
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Jaxx Restaurant in Hilton – A review

The beautiful and quaint village of Hilton in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is home to a number of fine eateries, many of which have been around for quite some time. A recent visit to village’s popular Quarry shopping centre, however, revealed the presence of Jax...