The Impumelelo Bead Artists are also situated here. Internationally recognized, this highly skilled group of women has produced commissions for corporate, national and international collections including the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Malmo Museum in Sweden, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg. Their outstanding beaded artwork and jewelry is available for sale at the site.
As you enter the quaint little town of Howick, make sure you stop off at Angels Shoes, 74 Main Street, and discover their impressive range of ladies and men’s leather shoes. Just a little bit of history, Angels Shoes was started in the late 1980’s by James Shankland when he designed and made shoes for his wife whose name was Angel. The shoes and sandals were hand-made from beautiful, soft hand-painted leather. He was one of the first shoemakers in South Africa to use so many different colours of leather on one shoe. He established a niche for a wider fit and his shoe sizes went up to a size 10 for ladies, offering all ladies a vibrant new level of design and comfort. Over time the factory has changed hands and now the manufacturing arm of the business has been outsourced to Corvari Footwear, a family-run business based in Pinetown, Durban. As the owner Tracey Kenyon-Slade says: I am very proud of my Angels brand and know that they really are Heaven for Feet. Come in and say hello any time. If we aren’t open, give us a call and we will be at the shop in 5 minutes to […]
Every comfort for a truly unique and restful getaway is at your fingertips. Perfect for a quiet, soulful retreat, an adventure, a romantic interlude, an anniversary or special occasion, a stay at St Andrew’s is a celebration of tranquility, nature, love, and the greatest of life’s gifts and bounty. With views across lush pastures to the lilac foothills of the Drakensberg, it offers four beautifully appointed en-suite double bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen and dining area, nooks, and snugs for a quiet moment with a book, fountain-filled gardens for open-air reflection, and even a majestic bell tower. Come … and count your blessings.
It all began with a dream … family life on a farm somewhere in the Midlands. One Midmar Mile weekend back in 2003, a small farm overlooking the Balgowan Valley with a charming thatch farmstead stole our hearts. Before long plans were underway to start a guest house, a gallery and a coffee shop and live the simple life like all the other locals who shared their worlds with the weekend urban escapists doing the Midlands Meander. Hazel, Jen’s mom came to live on the farm followed by Paul’s parents, Pat and Brian, and sister Sandy, and what followed was a creative journey of building new cottages, renovations, garden designs, planting fields of lavender and rosemary – underneath it all was a burgeoning desire to share the gentle, healing nature of this enchanting place in which we found ourselves, and so the idea of an African Day Spa was born. Over time we have become exclusively a unique spa retreat so that we can focus wholeheartedly on the needs of our guests, whether day spa or staying over. Indigo Fields is our life, it is how we choose to live and so ensuring that you have the most meaningful, worthwhile […]
Newstead Farm is our very special home that we look forward to sharing with you. Built in 1848, it is the original homestead of the valley and exudes charm and elegance. The location offers you the relaxed farm life but yet with easy access to so many of the wonderful things to do in the Midlands from excellent restaurants, top golf courses, wedding venues and schools. Newstead Farm is your escape in the countryside! This is a working farm with cows, horses, plum trees and 2 dams where you can enjoy some relaxed bass fishing or a picnic on the lawns. We have a tennis court for those of you that wish to be more energetic! There are some lovely walks and excellent mountain biking routes directly from the farm. We have a selection of one and two-bedroom fully equipped self-catering cottages as well as rooms with a tea and coffee station.
A Modern Country Bed and Breakfast aimed at experience fulfillment, tranquility and class. Willow and Lily are a team of friends with a passion for people, beautiful decor, memorable experiences, great food and quality living. Coming from Dalton / Wartburg, two life-loving mums, Margie and Candace, and Margie’s son Lance, fell in love with the KZN Midlands in 2019; they all moved to Notties in January 2020. The three decided that with Lance’s dream of cheffing, combined with Margie and Candace’s love of people, it was the perfect mix to take on their adventure. Margie and Candace each have three children, all of whom have grown up together and are good friends. The decision for Margie to leave the family farm in the care of her eldest son and begin the Bed and Breakfast came when Lance felt his calling was in his love for food; growing it, preparing it and serving it! Willow and Lily Bed and Breakfast on the Curry’s Post Road in Balgowan is home to beautiful decor, simplistic rooms, and fine finishes. The team has taken almost 18 months to renovate the building, restore what could remain and refresh every cornice whilst always striving to maintain […]
Succulent Gems KZN is a succulent nursery situated on Rivendell Farm, Curry’s Post, in the heart of the KZN Midlands and the Curry’s Post Conservancy. Whether you pop in for a succulent or two, take advantage of the grassland walks, or simply book into the up-market self-catering house that accommodates a maximum of 8 people for a couple of nights. You will be delighted with the peace, quiet, tranquillity, and bird song. You may even be lucky enough to encounter a duiker or reedbuck on the lawn. Why not cool off in the dam for a bit. Or enjoy the vast variety of succulents available and propagated in the nursery. A huge tunnel protects and houses most of the plants, and the rockery displays bursts of colour, texture and inspiration for novel and expert gardeners alike. Opening hours are on fb.
Tucked away secretly in an old Orchard on an Alpaca farm is our Luxury Tepee Camp, with a Fire-Pit, communal ablutions, communal Kitchen and 4 luxury Tepees. Our comfortable Tepees sleep 2 per tent and are the ideal luxury private glampaway. Hear the jackals call and wake with birdsong. Sit under the stars, smell the coffee and get into touch with nature. Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your cheeks, read a book in a hanging hammock or simply relax in the wood-fired hot tub (coming soon). In the full moon, rumour has it there is even a resident “orchard ogre” visiting nearby. Visit the alpacas on the monthly open day, or by prior appointment, and purchase a hand processed alpaca beanie or two as a memento.
Ultima Thule Cottages is situated on a small working farm in Curry’s Post and offers a cosy and intimate hideaway for where guests can enjoy views of the Drakensberg mountains in the distance. Our focus is to offer a tranquil and secure retreat far from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and to ensure that your stay leaves you refreshed and relaxed. The location offers access to restaurants in the Midlands, the Midlands Meander, Midmar Dam, the town of Howick and Howick Falls. Accommodation comprises 2 cottages. The Boutique Cottage comprises a queen-size bed with a lovely warm winter duvet for those chilly nights, a bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet, a small, but well-appointed kitchen, and seating for 2. The Land’s End Cottage is a secluded, secure cottage for 4 with uninterrupted views of the Drakensberg. The cottage has been completely refurbished and consists of 2 newly furnished comfortable bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and the other with a choice of 2 singles or one king size. All the beds have lovely warm duvets for the cold winter nights. There are 2 bathrooms, one with bath, shower, wash hand basin and toilet, while the other has […]
Situated in the heart of the Natal Midlands, on a farm with manicured lawns, a pool and magnificent views. You have various party options to choose from, we especially like our Pizza making Party. We are able to Social Distance, thanks to the beautiful wide spaces. We have cleaned and sanitized and will continue to do so. No more than 50 people as per government restrictions. At Rocklog Farm, we offer a perfect venue for children’s parties, office parties and other events. We also provide beautiful Self-Catering Cottages for those who would like to enjoy a complete break. We aim to take your stress away, whilst keeping the fun on your special day. Please contact us to discuss party options, accommodation, dates, and prices.
Troutbagger Farm is situated 12km from Nottingham Road and 4km from the main freeway. The Farm is run by ex-charter-boat captain and Springbok angler Gary Maas. Anyone who fished on Gary’s boat Carpetbagger will know that Gary always goes out of his way to ensure good fishing and a come-back-for-more weekend! Troutbagger Farm offers excellent fishing in three dams. The best fish caught so far weighed just on 7.4kg-trout and 6,0kg-bass, and anglers have had a lot of broken tackle to land these beauties – so be prepared Rods and tackle can be hired from the farm, Gary offers a guiding service to fish for trout and bass on other dams in the area for professionals and beginners. For the Ladies and non-fisherfolk, the area offers some splendid walks and opportunities for bird watching. Garys wife, Shirley, is a great walker and can arrange guided walks across the farm, so bring your walking boots and get fit, Of course, if you prefer, you can just relax and enjoy red wine at the fireside, lot of natural game and peace and quiet. The farm is close to the temptations of the Midlands Meander and all the local shops, Come on over and bag a trout!
Opening 1st August 2021 Explore the beautiful Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands on bicycles. Based at The Junction in Nottingham Road, The Bicycle Shed is the ideal place to start your ride. We also deliver bicycles within a 100 km radius. Suggested routes cater for the casual cyclist of various levels of fitness. A perfect activity for friends, families, and small company team-building outings. Picnics are available by prior arrangement. Stop along the way for coffee or refreshments at a variety of venues. We also arrange various specialty tours. Set routes, picnics and special offers available on request.