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Looking to update your home or office space? These experts are here to help!   Taryn Flanagan Interiors Taryn Flanagan Interiors started in 2012 from a love of ever-changing spaces, fabrics, textures and design inspiration. Their passion is creating grand and timeless interiors that seamlessly merge with the architecture and landscape. The mixture of old and new, combined with beautiful textures and organic feels, makes the spaces they create unique, personal and original. Offering a...

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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...

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The Midlands is one of the most popular destinations in South Africa for good reason! We take a look at some amazing places to stay when you are visiting this magical part of South Africa, escaping from the hustle and bustle of city living.   Granny Mouse Country House & Spa As one of the oldest establishments in the Midlands area, Granny Mouse is well-known for its romantic atmosphere and culinary delights. Guests come from...

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If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting Hartford House Hotel and Summerhill Equestrian, you will understand what a spectacular place it is. Recently, the farm was bought by renowned farmer and horseman Henning Pretorius. Those in the equestrian world might know Henning as the owner of Capital Stud, who produces some of the best warmblood horses in Africa. His purchasing of Hartford and the stud is something incredibly exciting and, as Mick Goss...

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In times like these, we really learn what it means to be a community! In this edition, we’re showing our local businesses some love and support.   St John’s D.S.G St John’s D.S.G. is aptly described by its pupils as a “small school with a big heart”. It is a medium-sized, independent girls’ school situated in Pietermaritzburg. From Grade RR to Grade 12, the school offers a liberal education on the foundation of a strong...

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Built on family foundations, BOMA Food Bar at St Ives is perfect for any sort of gatherings, such as birthdays (adults or kids), family reunions or just mates wanting to watch the rugga or get together and enjoy BOMA’s famous pizzas. Boasting a huge playground with a mini zipline and a trampoline, the kids can have fun and get rid of all their energy while the parents are free to chat, eat and drink in...

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When it comes to luxury long and short stay accommodation in the Midlands, The Living Collective offers something truly unique. We caught up with their founder, Wendy Nwankwo, to find out more about their accommodation.   The Midlands is full of wonderful places to stay, but nothing long term. This is where The Living Collective comes in. Wendy Nwankwo was born and bred in Pietermaritzburg and, after graduating with a Masters of Business Administration from...

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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....

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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...