If you are starting your meander from Howick Tweedie Junction should be your first stop.
We have tried to create a place reminiscent of the old meander when you traveled from farm to farm to see crafters at work and buy their wares.
Sample a delicious coffee followed by a home cooked breakfast at the coffee shop. If you are a late riser you may prefer a light lunch instead.
There is a delightful courtyard surrounded by owner run interesting shops. You will find talented women working away making Morano glass beads or mosaicing an old birdbath turning it into an artistic treasure. They give one on one classes where you can learn their crafts. Or come with a group and spend the morning at the centre learning something new. A leather shop sells handcrafted bags, belts, shoes and Nguni skins. If it is a gift you are looking for one of the shops has a large selection of locally manufactured items, previously loved clothing as well as old enamel and other interesting treasures. There is a deli if you are looking for trout, homemade ice cream and more locally produced goodies. Here too you will find an artist at work either painting one of her landscapes or another pet portrait for which she is becoming well known for. The antique shop is filled with such interesting pieces of furniture, china and many collector’s pieces.
Whilst the women shop the men can enjoy sitting quietly in the courtyard enjoying their surroundings.
If you are coming from Nottingham Road end your journey here with the last shop and a waffle and milkshake.