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Looking and feeling wonderful this spring is easy with the help of these health and beauty experts!   Renée’s Health Shop The Health Nut was established in 2006 by Renée Mitchell when she relocated to Howick. What began as a tiny health store with a small range of whole foods, herbal teas and some tinctures, gradually evolved into a fully-fledged health shop over a period of 12 years. “When the St John’s Lifestyle Centre was...

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These local businesses and talented people make some truly beautiful products right here in the Midlands.   The Green Needle Where does The Green Needle and I intersect? The answer to the obvious question has determined the journey I find myself ‘meandering’ along. The Green Needle provides a range of beautiful, handmade, zero-waste products, forming part of the global zero-waste movement as they serve to replace modern-day disposable products.   It was while sitting around...

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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...

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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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Nova Beauty Studio is located in the heart of Hilton and is very accessible to the N3 and the Midlands Meander. It’s in a quiet area where the sound of birds chirping echoes in the background. Nova is a one-stop shop that offers every treatment from hairdressing to lash services, self-tanning, massages, facials, nails and a whole lot of TLC. The team prides itself on offering the best service to their clients and tailor-making every...

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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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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...

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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...

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A lot of people who join CrossFit Howick have one goal in mind: to become stronger and to start looking and feeling beautiful. What they don’t realise is the fact that they came in looking beautiful and strong and we just enhance that! Confidence must be built up on the inside first, and then it will show on the outside. Eating healthy, being active, being in the company of other like-minded folk, having a positive...

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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...