Women’s Day in 1000 Hills

Celebrating the tenacity of Women: We commemorate South African Women’s Day on Monday 9 August and honour and applaud women’s resourcefulness, tenacity, resilience and optimism – especially during these challenging times.

We are inspired by and remember the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Building in Pretoria on 9 August 1956 to protest Pass Laws for women which would monitor and restrict the movement of black women in urban areas. It was one of the biggest demonstrations in our country’s history.

Our generation of women stand on the shoulders of these brave trailblazers.

Over the past two years, we once again have particular cause to honour our women. Lockdown has meant huge adjustments and compromises – different work situations, home schooling children and adjusting to Covid protocols and regulations.  

Celebrating South Africa’s extraordinary women are the team from Gofresh Cafe and Juice Bar at the Mushroom Farm: Nomlindo Mpetshwa, Portia Mdlambusi, Liezl Meyer, Princess Xaba and customer Veronique Garbutt.

The 1000 Hills hospitality, eventing, retail, community support and tourism sectors have all had to make enormous sacrifices and come up with creative solutions to stay in business and be Covid regulation compliant. We have seen wedding venues offer intimate events, we have seen restaurants become drive-in diners, we have seen pop-up markets open to support people’s side-hustles, we have seen special deals, voucher systems, pay it forward initiatives and a flurry of outdoor activity – all while wearing masks, all while keeping our distance.

Long Weekend

This weekend we celebrate South Africa’s extraordinary women! We invite you to take advantage of the long weekend to visit the 1000 Hills, stay over, enjoy a meal and an outdoor activity or two. We are open for business – do come and say hello!

Ready to welcome you to 1000 Hills is Housekeeper Mandisa Mzisi from Valley Lodge Hillcrest.

Some ideas are – World Beer Day is Friday 6 August and Pot & Kettle is offering a special of R75 for a cheeseburger and beer. The Pot & Kettle can be found at 136 Old Main Road, Botha’s Hill and is a relaxed family eatery, offering indoor and outdoor spaces all capitalising on the magnificent views.

Sunday Morning Nature Trail and Market

Honey Trails Second Sunday fun days are being picked up from this Sunday after a break imposed by Covid lockdown.

On offer will be a fun run starting at 7am – trails are 2km, 5km, 10km and 15km and one can walk, hike, run or cycle. After hiking, there will be vendors offering food choices from traditional breakfasts to bunny chows, breakfast smoothies and interesting home-made eats. Trail running and outdoor apparel will be for sale. There will be live music and artisanal beer, as well as arts and craft stores.

Take advantage of the long weekend by heading outdoors. Honey Trails is offering Sunday morning nature hikes.

Honey Trails is at the top of Inchanga Hill, old Main Rd Drummond – halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is a relatively untouched reserve boasting beautiful flora and fauna against the backdrop of beautiful 1000 Hills vistas.

Bespoke Events

There are also events lined up at Talloula Celebrations. Typically, Talloula offers a fabulous meeting venue; the light and airy Treats Cafe, a chapel / garden conservatory, guest accommodation, and a spa.  They also offer a floral and décor service for their weddings and events.

To navigate the lockdown protocols, they are hosting a series of intimate bespoke events:

Fri 6 Aug – Evening market

Wed 11 Aug – Fundraising ladies’ brunch with Caitlyn De Beer

Sat 14 Aug – In conversation with photographer Matthew Willman

Wed 1 Sept – Spring Day flower arranging workshop

Indeed Kindness Matters at Talloula! Nomsa Zenze, Lydelle Goddard and Pat Phellto offer thanks and gratitude to our amazing women this Women’s Day long weekend

Good to Know

Pot & Kettle is open from Wednesday until Sunday from 8.30am until 4pm.

Tel 031 777 1312

Honey Trails entry is R20.

For more info visit Honey Trails on FB / Insta / www.honeytrails.co.za

Tel 084 4411 141 

Talloula Celebrations

For more info, or to pre-book for events, Tel 031 777 1586

61 Old Main Road, Botha’s Hill

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