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...

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As part of exploring the talented people right here in the Midlands, we decided to take to the skies. Well, not really, but we heard from Kelly, who is a pilot and savvy businesswoman, spreading her wings and taking to the skies, all while staying grounded throughout it all. What if I told you there is a place that’s magical, a place of peace, where you don’t look over your shoulder or lock your doors....

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...

A Feast Made with Love

Highlighting local producers from the greater Midlands area. This Christmas, Notties Spar hopes to inspire you to shop local and create your own “Midlands Festive Feast” combining some of their incredible suppliers within your menu. Starters Chef ‘n Thyme Christmas Spiced Salad Fresh and colourful for the festive season and all made from scratch. Serve this beautiful salad with a Chef n Thyme Beef Wellington. Available from Notties Spar in the frozen section. Chef ‘n...

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...

Spurwing: Feeding Horses the Right Way

In the beautiful Karkloof Valley, the sun rises through the frosty mist to bathe the morning in golden light. To the backdrop of the magnificent Loskop Mountain, a feed mill starts up for the day with a bustle of activity… glorious green lucerne waits to be offloaded, a hum of machinery comes from the mill and above it all, the delicious scent of freshly milled horse feed hangs in the air.   This is the...

Keeping It in the Family

We’re catching up with some of our local, family-run businesses in the Midlands.   Indigo Fields Indigo Fields started out with owners Paul and his wife Jennifer and their dream of owning a farm in the Midlands. It has become so much more than that – a place which has nurtured and grown all of its people into a dedicated and passionate team, who all strive to give the best Indigo Fields experience possible, and...

BOMA Food Bar at St Ives

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...

Off the Beaten Track – The Fogg Family

  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....