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20 Best Secret Scenic Spots In KwaZulu Natal
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20 Best Secret Scenic Spots In KwaZulu Natal

The next in our series on where to find the 'secret' spots not normally advertised by travel brochures for perfect scenic #instagram pics, this one explores KwaZulu Natal. KwaZulu Natal is only just coming of age. Durban, its capital, was voted one of the t...
Offbeat Route 56 – Take The Alternative Route Through The Transkei
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Offbeat Route 56 – Take The Alternative Route Through The Transkei

Route 56 is a surprisingly well-maintained, provincial route that links Middleburg in the Eastern Cape, with Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal. On the map it looks as though someone has taken a crayon and drawn a squiggly line east, north east through the coun...
Beauty and Wellness in Pietermaritzburg
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Beauty and Wellness in Pietermaritzburg

Pietermaritzburg is the formal capital city of KwaZulu Natal, second only to Durban in terms of tourist appeal. While it may be popular for many things, every busy traveller needs time out, and there is no better way to relax and escape the stress of the ‘real...
Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg – A beautiful venue for Cars in the Park
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Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg – A beautiful venue for Cars in the Park

Established in 1860, Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg boasts an impressive array of flower and other plant species, while the cricket Oval, with its fascinating Victorian Pavilion (a national monument), regularly hosts many of the KwaZulu-Natal capital’s cul...
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...
Nicolsons Country Cafe in Hilton – A Review
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Nicolsons Country Cafe in Hilton – A Review

Situated on the picturesque grounds of Garlington Estate in the small town of Hilton in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Nicolson’s Country Café is an upmarket restaurant that specialises in fine cuisine. Interested to see what they had to offer I visited them for ...
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 ...
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...
Boyd Café in Pietermaritzburg – A review
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Boyd Café in Pietermaritzburg – A review

The Hayfields shopping centre in Pietermaritzburg is home to a number of small businesses, one of which is the well-known and popular coffee shop and eatery Boyd Café. Now owned by father and son combination George and Marco Paulo, Boyd Café sports a new look ...
Coffeeberry Café in Pietermaritzburg – A Review
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Coffeeberry Café in Pietermaritzburg – A Review

Situated in the heart of the Cascades shopping centre in Pietermaritzburg, Coffeeberry Café is an upmarket coffee shop and pancake bar that has enjoyed much success since its inception a number of years ago. The café pays tribute to the humble coffee berry by ...
Circus Café in Pietermaritzburg – A Review
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Circus Café in Pietermaritzburg – A Review

Circus Café is a relatively new addition to the Pietermaritzburg restaurant scene, having recently taken over premises previously occupied by a Piatto franchise at the Liberty Midlands Mall. Being rather eager to find out what they had to offer, I booked a tab...
Cappello Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A review
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Cappello Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A review

Although the brand has been around since 2001, Cappello is relatively new to the Pietermaritzburg restaurant scene having only opened in the KwaZulu-Natal capital a few months ago. I recently popped in for lunch to see what they had to offer and was rather imp...
Butcher Boys restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A superb culinary experience in the capital of KZN
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Butcher Boys restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A superb culinary experience in the capital of KZN

There are quite a number of upmarket eateries in Pietermaritzburg these days and as far as steakhouses go you aren’t likely to find anything more upmarket than Butcher Boys. Located in Armitage Road just opposite the Bird Sanctuary, Butcher Boys Restaurant is ...
La Vita Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A Review
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La Vita Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A Review

La Vita restaurant has had a reputation as being one of the most upmarket and expensive eateries in Pietermaritzburg for a while now. Situated in the popular and well-known Invesco Centre just a few kilometres from the CBD, La Vita specialises in Italian cuisi...
Essence Café in Pietermaritzburg – A Review
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Essence Café in Pietermaritzburg – A Review

Location plays a critical role in the success of any restaurant and Essence Café is most certainly well situated at Wetherlys Centre, probably the most upmarket location in the Pietermaritzburg CBD. On the day of my visit there were a number of luxury cars, in...