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Stonehouse: Garden Shop, Book Shop & Café

A perfect autumn Saturday found me browsing books, bromeliads, breadboards… and brunch at the quaint Stonehouse not far from Kearsney College. “Its so beautiful here. Couldn’t you… Read more »

Woza Moya Crafters have been busy!

Woza Moya Crafters have been busy!

The new ranges at the Woza Moya shop are truly world class, and quite unlike anything I have seen elsewhere: fruity beadwork, flower-inspired jewellery, angelic animals, functional… Read more »

3 of our favorite markets in the Valley of a 1000 Hills

Winter is the perfect time to explore the markets around Durban. Here’sour favorite 3 markets in the Valley of a 1000 Hills, just 25 min from Durban

Celebrate Mother’s Day in 1000 Hills

Celebrate Mother’s Day in 1000 Hills

This weekend we remember and honour Motherhood: our mothers, our grandmothers, our adopted mothers; our carers and those women who play an important role in our lives…. Read more »

Vicious Velociraptor: the brawling, smart turkey dinosaur with the killer claw

Vicious Velociraptor: the brawling, smart turkey dinosaur with the killer claw

Photo by Shelley Kjonstad Velociraptor Awareness Day on April 18 gives us a reason to ponder this extraordinary creature that roamed the earth 70 million years ago…. Read more »

Easter Family Fun at the SPCA

I enjoyed a morning of Easter bonnets, squealing kids, sing along vibes, a real live Duracell bunny and all round family fun at the Kloof and Highway SPCA just before Easter.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we present “Bukekayo” at PheZulu Safari Park

The baby giraffe at PheZulu Safari Park has been named: Bukekayo meaning fine and handsome

Honouring Alan Paton

This month we honour respected South African author, anti-apartheid activist, essayist and poet, Alan Paton, one of KZN’s most distinguished sons, and one of the heroes of the Valley of a 1000 Hills – as 12 April marks 33 years since he died.

Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market – a great Saturday morning out

I spent a Saturday morning at Shongweni Market and I now i know what the fuss is about! You have to come and visit.

Download Your Copy of the 1000 Hills Visitors Guide

The Valley of a 1000 Hills Visitors Guide is now available for download. The guide is the perfect way to explore and discover all there is to do in the Valley of a 1000 Hills long before you arrive.