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Quincy’s Café and Restaurant – A review
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Quincy’s Café and Restaurant – A review

Pietermaritzburg has grown considerably in recent years – a by-product of which has been the arrival of a number of new eateries, café’s and restaurants. Quincy’s Café, however, is not one of them, having been established 13 years ago to meet a need for an upm...
The Bierfassl country pub and restaurant – A review
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The Bierfassl country pub and restaurant – A review

The Bierfassl country pub and restaurant, situated in Nottingham Road, the heart of the renowned Midlands Meander, is one of the more well-known establishments in the area and just as was the case with my last visit some nine years previously, I wasn’t disappo...
The Duck Pond Restaurant – A review
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The Duck Pond Restaurant – A review

I always enjoy taking a break from my often-busy schedule in tranquil surroundings. Not only is it good for the mind, it’s also good for the soul and one’s overall well-being. The Duck Pond Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg is a venue that fitted the bill perfect...
Ba Lonkas Bohemian Restaurant and Pub – A review
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Ba Lonkas Bohemian Restaurant and Pub – A review

Some friends and I recently visited Ba Lonkas in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and, a few quibbles aside, we were rather impressed with our findings. Situated just opposite Gowrie Village in Nottingham Road, Ba Lonkas is certainly unconventional, sporti...
Coconut Grove in Pietermaritzburg – A Review
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Coconut Grove in Pietermaritzburg – A Review

Eating out these days is expensive and finding a restaurant that offers genuine value for money is no easy task. However, a Sunday evening visit to Coconut Grove at the Liberty Midlands Mall in Pietermaritzburg proved that dining out can still be affordable an...
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 ...
African Bird of Prey Sanctuary – A must visit for everyone
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African Bird of Prey Sanctuary – A must visit for everyone

My interest in birds of prey began at the age of 11 when a school outing to CROW (Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife) in Durban left me marvelling at the beauty and strength of these magnificent predators of the air. Soon I was reading up on every type of b...
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...