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...

Through The Eyes Of A Local

The Rawdons Craft Gin and Beer Experience – join us as we explore a best-kept secret of the Midlands through the eyes of a local, but don’t say anything. We all know how famous the Nottingham Road Brewery is. If you don’t, be sure to taste the most outstanding, smooth, and well-rounded Craft Beers made from the finest quality hops and malted barley, drawing the best water from an artisan well on the grounds. You...

Eat. Play. Discover.

Boston, Dargle and Impendle have an incredible Community Tourism Organisation which was formed back in 2018 by owners and managers of a myriad of bed and breakfasts, cottages, hotels and farms partnering with the Impendle Municipality that now helps promote awareness to this spectacular part of The Midlands. If you are a tourist or local there is a wide variety of activities and establishments in the area that will cater to your needs and allow...

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...

Love, The Midlands

L is for the lovely views you get to see. O is for the one on one time you get to have. V is for the variety of things to do. E is for the extraordinary relationship you have to keep building. L.O.V.E is all we feel for Cupid’s month of February (my birth month *wink, wink*), and what a great way to spoil your partner than with a romantic getaway in the Midlands. I...

Gems of Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road is the heart of the Midlands, a place worth stopping by for locals on a weekend excursion or for those who need a countryside breakaway. Below we pin a few gems for you to seek out and visit. Fabulous Fordoun  Set within fertile farmlands, this old dairy farm, complete with milking sheds, a grain silo, and a plethora of old stone buildings, was transformed to become the renowned Fordoun Hotel & Spa, an...

Pooches are Coming With

We’ve retaken to the countryside, but this time in search of places to stay for a weekend away or a holiday getaway that is perfect for you and your plus one. And yes, we mean for you and your pooch. Your bags are packed for you and your pooch; you are ready to go; it’s holiday time. You cannot contain your excitement, and your best friend is following and sniffing, along knowing he is going...

Beverley Country Cottages 1 - Kate Kelly
Copperleigh Trout Cottages, Ashley Crookes - Inhlosane Mountain with snow
Nikki Brighton

Unearth the wonders of Boston, Dargle and Impendle with what this all-inclusive and environmentally friendly Community Tourism Organisation has to offer. The iconic Inhlosane ridge, visible from across the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, rises to 2026m from the surrounding settlements of Impendle, Boston, and Dargle. From the peak, the views of the countryside and the Drakensberg are incredible. In this area, you are likely to spot the Cape Parrot flying between patches of indigenous forest, Wattled Crane...

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...

Escape to the Midlands

Looking for the perfect spot for a weekend away in the countryside? Try one of these amazing locations in our beautiful Midlands!   The Old Hotel The Old Hotel was once the trading post between Durban and Joburg, and in many of the old photographs you can see donkey carts and horse carts outside of the main area. When the current owners stumbled upon this gem in 2012, it had not been lived in for...