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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...
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...
Sapore in Nottingham Road
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Sapore in Nottingham Road

As mentioned in a previous blog, we spent the Woman’s Day long weekend in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands town of Nottingham Road. We were guests of a wedding at Bellwood and with the service taking place at 14h00 but dinner to only be served about five hours later...
Blueberry Hill Cafe in Nottingham Road
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Blueberry Hill Cafe in Nottingham Road

Perched on the top of a hill, in a fairly nondescript, barn-like building on Netherwood Farm in Nottingham Road is Blueberry Hill Cafe. We attended a wedding at Bellwood over the Womans Day long weekend and with our self catering accommodation at Netherwood at...
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...
Nottingham Road Photographs
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Nottingham Road Photographs

Nottingham Road, one of my favourite places in South Africa is a quaint farming village in the heart of the Natal Midlands in KwaZulu Natal.  Surrounded by spectacular scenery; think green rolling hills, snow capped mountains in the winter (actually Notties ha...
The Junction restaurant and coffee shop
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The Junction restaurant and coffee shop

Established in 2000 and situated in Nottingham Road in the heart of the spectacular KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, The Junction restaurant and coffee shop is the perfect place for families to enjoy a great tasting meal out in the country. Strangely enough I had never...
Linga Lapa Restaurant and Butchery – An eating experience par excellence in the Natal Midlands
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Linga Lapa Restaurant and Butchery – An eating experience par excellence in the Natal Midlands

Linga Lapa Restaurant and Butchery situated in Nottingham Road in the Natal Midlands is highly recommended for its quality steaks, relaxed atmosphere and cosy warm fires so I decided to pay the establishment a visit this past weekend to see what all the fuss w...
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...
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...
Blueberry Hill in Nottingham Road
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Blueberry Hill in Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road in the Natal Midlands is one of my most favourite places in South Africa. I visit at least once a year so I’m surprised that Blueberry Hill has snuck past me!  Situated on a hill in Notties, Blueberry Hill is a complex of artists, artisans and ...