Our KZN Midlands blog
Our blog celebrates the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and all the amazing things to do here.
The weather is glorious at this time of the year in the KZN Midlands. Hot days, flourishing plant and animal life, storms in the afternoon. If you’re visiting or a local looking for things to do this December, this guide is just for you. Six things to do in the KZN Midlands in December 2018. Enjoy.read more
A wonderful article about slackpacking and Spekboom Tours, written by author and journalist, Teigue Payne.read more
Looking for the perfect wedding venue? The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is home to a variety of stunning wedding venues. All of them are located in picturesque locations, offering elegance, beauty and an unforgettable experience. Here are 5 of our favourite Midlands wedding venues:read more
Our perfect Sunday morning involves waking up bright and early to freshly-brewed coffee and croissants, and then going for a gentle walk to say hello to the cows and horses on the farm, before heading on a slow drive to explore the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. To highlight some of the wonderful things to do, we’ve put together one of our favourite Sunday itineraries.read more
The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is home to some amazing restaurants and cafes. In this post we’ve listed 7 of our favourite spots to enjoy delicious food and drinks in and around Howick. These wonderful establishments are listed in no particular order- we sincerely love them all!read more
At the beginning of June, Amber Avenue Guesthouse hosted a number of photographers at our bed and breakfast in the KZN Midlands. The photographers were in town for the 2018 KZN Photographers' Congress, which took place at the Amber Camera Club in Howick. We launched...read more
We recently heard about an amazing initiative to honour Madiba’s legacy and wanted to share with you in case you haven’t heard about it yet. The #27KmScarf campaign On Sunday, 29 July, 67 Blankets South Africa aims to smash the Guinness World Record for the longest...read more
If you find yourself in the Midlands Meander on a Saturday morning, one of the most delightful things to do is visit the Karkloof Farmers Market, open from 7am - 11am. It's a cheerful and colourful market full of friendly folk selling locally-grown produce. It’s also...read more
We have 2 beautiful Percheron horses here at Amber Avenue Guesthouse. Their names are Amber and Avenue. Percheron horses get their name from the former province of Perche, part of what is now the Huisne River Valley in France. Originally bred as a war horse, the...read more
The Karkloof100 miler is one of South Africa’s most epic trail running endurance events, and the only event of its kind in KwaZulu-Natal. The race will be taking place from 21-23 September 2018 in and around the stunning Karkloof Valley near Howick. Now in its second...read more
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