Love Bread

Not many people get to wander along moonlit country roads on their way to work in the morning.  Thembi and Lungi Hadebe set off from their Lidgetton home in the quiet hours after midnight to get to the bakery, so that Midlanders can enjoy fresh, wood-fired loaves with their lunch.  Before there is even a…

Liphina Zondi

A little house on the edge of Lidgetton Village is abuzz with happiness. It’s the day the Care Bears will be collected.  A beaming Liphina Zondi, has put out tables and chairs for friends and neighbours who arrive with bulging bags stuffed with colourful bears.  There is much laughter as they admire one another’s work…

Gift to the Desert

Many Midlanders spend a lot of time getting rid of invasive wattle. Sculptor Kim Goodwin spends quite a bit of time creating beautiful objects from this much maligned tree.  Recently, he and his Midlands crew of ten spent a month in the Tankwa Karoo building the Temple //Xam at Afrika Burn. Afrika Burn is community of…

A-Z Midlands Villages

The gentle rolling countryside of the KZN midlands just north of Pietermaritzburg is home to South Africa’s premier country route. The Midlands Meander provides a different perspective for the visitor to the “Zulu Kingdom”, with a diverse range of experiences from luxurious pampering to antique collecting or milking the cows. During the 1970’s a group…