Meander Square

Meander Square sits in the heart of Nottingham Road, just a toddle over from Gowrie Village Estate. Having recently undergone a revamp, it now offers a serene and tranquil courtyard to relax over a sensational cup of coffee whilst making use of all the convenient services available. Miche Bakehouse (Miche being a large rustic sourdough loaf) natural yeast bakery was born out of lockdown and the love of bread. A small team is baking naturally...

Swinging Easy on the Greens

For the golfing enthusiasts out there, we explore three unique golfing venues, each offering different events and features worth mentioning. Oh, and did we mention they are primed and ready for your next hole-in-one? Putting with the “hole” family  This year, the club celebrated turning 110 years, which makes it one of the oldest establishments in the Howick area. The club was originally leased from the Borough and the South African Railways stretching from the...

Explore the Gems of Hilton

We visited a few spots worth mentioning in Hilton, from beauty to bread, hotels, and railway stops! A unique few gems guaranteed to fulfil your needs – whether you are hungry or need a haircut!   Welcome to Hilton, although it’s not a very big place, nestled between Pietermaritzburg and Howick, it still offers a large selection of things to do, see and eat! Follow us as we take you on a small tour, highlighting...

Things to do this Festive Season

You better not pout, you better not cry, you better not shout; I’m telling you why Midlands is full of fun this year! This festive season, everyone has their ‘lights and decorations’ up for you to enjoy. From markets to activities, you will always have something to do. Midlands is full to the brim with things to do! You’ll surely find something for you and your family. Markets: The Karkloof Farmers’ Market has a Christmas...

Midlands Under the Christmas Tree

If you are not sure what to do for Christmas gifts this year, look no further than right here on your doorstep – the Midlands, of course. We are shining the Christmas spotlight onto a couple of local places, offering some unique and eclectic gift ideas. These are our 12 “unique places” of Christmas.   The Ellenbird Christmas time is fast approaching, and here at The Ellenbird, we feel as if all Santa’s elves are...

The Midlands is not just farmers’ markets, local shops and meandering – it’s also filled to the brim with exciting, adrenaline-inducing activities that are fun for both adults and kids! Make the holidays one to remember with some of these local activities.   Karkloof Canopy Tour  Based in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, the Karkloof Canopy Tour has been built in a spectacular valley of the mist belt Podocarpus Karkloof Forest Reserve. The tours first started in...

Polo in the Midlands

The Midlands has always been the heart of polo in South Africa, and even though the sport is now played in other parts of the country too, the families, history and tradition of the game in the Midlands are something special. We recently caught up with the South African Polo Association to find out more about the history of polo in the Midlands, where it is heading and what’s to love about this exhilarating game....

Khaki Chef – A Food Journey Through The Midlands

Khaki Chef is the brainchild of Wildman Safaris – a specialist tour operator, and Kirsty Price – a Cordon Bleu graduate of Silwood Kitchen’s School of Cookery. When society’s fascination with farm-to-table cooking became increasingly popular, Khaki Chef designed a range of customisable experiences, where a scintillating fusion of artisanal food and synergistic safaris remained at the core of each tour.   From 3-night beach safaris to 6-night bush expeditions, Khaki Chef is able to...