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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 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...
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...
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 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...
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 ...
The Ultimate Human Race; the Comrades Marathon
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The Ultimate Human Race; the Comrades Marathon

Arguably the world’s greatest ultra marathon, Comrades was started by Vic Clapham to honour and remember those who fell during the Great War of 1914 – 1918.  Run between the KwaZulu Natal cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, the first race started outside th...