Leaving a Legacy

  Sometimes being legendary happens, and other times we need to make it happen, which is a bit of both in Mongezi’s case. “Legacy” is a loaded word we often associate with leaving, as in “leaving a legacy”. It’s a big deal and a lot of responsibility. Have you ever thought about the legacy you would like to leave one day? You might need a moment to think about it.   While you think about...

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...

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...

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We look to the intricacies of Sugarcane Farming in the Midlands for this edition’s Farming Feature and just how a husband-and-wife team makes a huge difference in achieving business success. And did we mention they produce their own handcrafted rum? Words by: Brad and Marisa O’Neill, & edited by Nick Nel. Photos: Marisa O’Neill Brad and Marisa O’ Neill proudly share their little slice of Mkhuzane magic, Seafield Farm, with us. Seafield, ensconced in the...

We’ve got loads of stuff in this edition that you’re going to love! Six Dogs Honey Lime Gin Is an irresistible combination of farm honey, home-grown limes, and the finest botanical spirit. Sip it and you’ll taste classic notes of juniper, coriander, and the earthy tones of angelica, complemented by a bite of zesty limes and a subtle infusion of honey to soften and sweeten the overall taste. Retail price R450 www.sixdogs.com NeoVita – Probi-Tum...

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...

Café  Classic: The Classy, Local Coffee Shop

Café Classic opened in July 2014, and they are no ordinary service station café. You will notice something quite special about them from the moment you walk through the door!   Starting with the most important thing, their Café Classic Coffee is roasted as per strict instructions ensuring that they have the very best cappuccino in the area. All of their delicious cakes and teatime treats are made right here on-site in their kitchen. Try...

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...