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The Midlands is renowned for its rich agricultural history, sustainable farming practices and unwavering embodiment of the South African phrase: “Local is lekker”.  At the forefront of fair market farming in the Midlands are the dynamic husband and wife duo, Andre and Kaitlynn Kaueraf. Prior to the valuable insight I gleaned from the couple, I was very much in the dark regarding the existence of so-called “REKO Rings”. Thankfully, through their passionate advocacy for small-scale...

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The Midlands is heralded as one of the most fertile pockets of land within South Africa. With its rich agricultural history and sublime biodiversity, farmers in this region are celebrated for their consistently excellent produce and livestock. In this article, we shine a spotlight on three local farmers in order to get the inside scoop on all things cattle, poultry and trout!   Maggie Scratcher  Maggie Scratcher is a family-run business located on a third...

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Located in the chic new Athlone Circle Development in Pietermaritzburg, Elephant & Co is a haven for design enthusiasts and die hard foodies alike! With its striking triangular structure, this steel framed restaurant is as captivating as it is glamorous. Inspired by international architecture, Elephant & Co bears a significant resemblance to the famed Flatiron building in New York City. Mirrored after the sophisticated storefronts on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, this local restaurant boasts large brass...

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As I listened for the dial tone to end and the first “hello!” to be uttered, I took a moment to process who the friendly voice on the other end of the line belonged to. Celebrated as a national treasure in the realm of South African rugby, Gavin Ross is synonymous with consistency, honesty and accountability.   As a decorated retired sports coach and current educator at Michaelhouse, Gavin, or rather, “Gav”, as he prefers...

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  The fun-loving Fogg family is comprised of a powerhouse husband and wife duo, Devlin and Katie, as well as their two beloved children, Sophia (age 9) and Joshua (age 7). From their shared love of the great outdoors, to their passion for mountain biking, this local Midlands family are literal trailblazers!   Growing up amongst the beautiful natural surrounds of Hilton, Katie always knew that she would one day return to her Midlands roots....

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The Midlands is a popular wedding destination for couples from all corners of the country and has some of the most beautiful wedding venues around. We got to chat with two of the newest wedding venues in the Midlands to find out what they love about weddings and what sets their venue apart from the rest.   Dargle Forest Lodge This gorgeous venue is in Upper Dargle, about 45 kilometres from Howick town. Owners Bridgette...

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  A friendship founded upon a mutual love of fabric, fashion and wanderlust is a friendship that is destined to succeed. Nobody understands this better than childhood friends turned business partners, Andrea and Sarah. From their inherent creativity to their social media savvy, these local ladies are prime examples of entrepreneurial excellence.   When Andrea and her family relocated from Johannesburg to the Midlands, they had no idea that a single shift in geography would...