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Why should you live in, or at least visit, the Upper Highway Area? Well, because nowhere else in the world will you encounter so many different cultures, adventures, city life and country life, all in one place. Every need is catered for and there is so much to be explored.

The local communities are home to people who care and foster a neighbourly attitude; giving the area that extra touch of magic.

This “articles section” is dedicated to showcasing the community, local businesses, events, local hot spots and so much more…. Take a look!

Buzz Off Countryside Blues
Many will argue that there is simply nothing better than living in the Country Side. Country life and farming are
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10 Pizza Perfect Places
Hungry? Love Pizza?  If you answered YES, then the Upper Highway Area is a good place for you to be
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Waterfall Equestrian Centre
Waterfall Equestrian Centre  (WEC) Whether you are looking for casual or competitive horse riding, children and adults alike can enjoy
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Shingler and Associates
 5 Signs you need an accountant  ✔️ You aren’t familiar with accounting ✔️ You don’t know anything about taxes ✔️
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Watercrest Mall
Welcome to Watercrest Mall Watercrest Mall embraces the upper highway ethos, being a friendly, warm and welcoming neighbour. Delighting in
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2nd Chance Landscaping
Landscaping and Gardening Services in the Upper Highway Creating beautiful outdoor spaces and servicing all suburbs from Waterfall to Hillcrest
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Doing Yoga Now
Yoga, in the Upper Highway, fast become a popular activity and exercise of choice. What better way to explore the
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Hillcrest Corner
Welcome to Hillcrest Corner Hillcrest Corner opened its doors in 2007 as the first community shopping centre in Hillcrest, providing
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Oxford Freshmarket
Oxford Freshmarket A fresh fruit, vegetable and grocery market with an in-house butchery and bakery. Situated in the Oxford Village
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Cotswold Downs
EXCLUSIVE LIVING IN COTSWOLD DOWNS BY SMITHS PROPERTY GROUP Gorgeous views, rolling hills, indigenous bush, world-class golfing, spectacular birdlife, free-roaming
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Misty Mountain Timberworks
Your Local Carpenter! Finding Carpentry and Timberworks in Hillcrest, and surrounds, for Home Decor & Interiors, Creative Woodworks, Hardwood Floors,
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The Puzzle Place
Having fun at The Puzzle Place  Ideally situated in the Valley of a 1000 Hills, Durban, South Africa, you will
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The Halfway Mark
The Halfway Mark Esmé’s Take Away, Café, Bakery & Convenience Store Situated near The Comrades Marathon Wall of Honour in
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Crystal Princess
Crystal Princess Whether for a kids party, public event or product launch, the Crystal Princes crew are ready to wave
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Cavalo Guesthouse
Welcome to Cavalo Guesthouse and Equestrian Center. Enjoy your time with us and relax on our patio overlooking the picturesque
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Win a Kids Party worth R4250!
SOME LUCKY KID GETS TO WIN A PARTY VALUED AT R4250! Enjoy a free kids party for up to 20
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Phezulu Safari Park
Phezulu Safari Park Whether you are after a tranquil light snack overlooking the extraordinary Valley of a Thousand Hills, on
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Coastal Horse Care Unit
Welcome to CHCHU The Coastal Horse Care Unit (CHCU) is a Section 21 company, independently directed and operated from any
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Waterfall SuperSpar
Waterfall One of the leading convenience stores in the Upper Highway area, Waterfall SUPERSPAR is located in the Watercrest Mall
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Win Tickets! W&F Networking Event
#WIN TICKETS TO THE BEST WEDDING INDUSTRY NETWORKING EVENT! Are you or a friend in the wedding industry? Then you
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Win Tickets to the Movies
🏆 Want to #WIN tickets to Ster-Kinekor Theatres at Watercrest Mall? 🏆 Simply Join us on Facebook and enter the monthly competitions. 🎫 HOW
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Hillcrest Pet Store
ASSAGAY FEEDS Hillcrest Pets can get their favourite treats delivered! Based in the Upper Highway Area, Durban Outer West KZN,
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Fencing your property?
Considerations for a new fence… Fencing! Decide how important the fence is and make sure you choose the right fencing
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Candles by Aurora Fae
Although it is one of the oldest light sources, candles have not changed much throughout history. Candles have been used for
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KZN Valley Dogs
KZN Valley Dogs was started in May 2015 by Anthony Asher-wood, and his Fiance Danielle, a local who grew up
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Bloomsberry Cafe
Life made delicious. Although just recently opening their doors on the 5th December 2018, Bloomsberry Cafe has fast become a
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Cafe Mayfair
Cafe Mayfair The Upper Highway recently welcomed a new addition to the popular list of restaurants in Hillcrest. Brad Parsons
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Natural Balance
Natural Balance When last did you do a mental health awareness workshop? Or enjoy a holistic healing experience? Do you
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Tiago’s Open Flame
Your Favourite Chicken Joint All about Healthy, Affordable, and Delicious Take-Away that makes you say “Smaak-it Bru”. Take advantage of
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Upper Highway Baby Home
ABANDONING of babies a rising issue The Hillcrest Fever recently covered a very serious and growing epidemic in our country.  CASES
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Robert Bloxham visits the Upper Highway
Coastal Horse Care Unit Welcomes Robert Bloxham Underprivileged horse owners from rural areas recently gathered for a saddle making a
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The Irish Owl
The vibrant design caught my eye as we were leaving the Conscious Cafe at the Castle on Old Main Road.
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APH Rescue & Re-home
Through Passion for Hedgehogs, a rescue centre is born 23-year-old Veronica Strydom is striving to make a difference in the
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The Potting Shed
The Potting Shed    Pop into The Potting Shed for all your garden requirements!! A beautiful new addition to the
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The Pot & Kettle
In the Valley of 1000 Hills, situated along the Comrades Route, nearly halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, you will find
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Monteseel Conservancy
Monteseel – A slice of Heaven Monteseel, an area in the Valley of 1000 Hills, between Drummond and Inchanga, on
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Find The Rocks & Win
THIS COMPETITION IS OVER Rocking the ripple effect of kindness! This campaign is to raise funds for a local artist
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Alpine VW Rocks the Ripple Effect of Kindness
Explore the Upper Highway, find the ROCKS and WIN! Read the full article below to find out more….. Proudly sponsored by
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4 Summer Essentials for your Horses!
4 Summer Essentials for your horses! Hot summers often present problems for you and your horses. High temperatures and drought-like
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Top Ten Summer Tips for Dogs
Assagay Feeds With an express store in Hillcrest and the main branch in Assagay, the Assagay Feeds team are easily
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Bath for all your senses
When you need to unwind after a stressful day, a relaxing bath is the perfect remedy. For a full body
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Aloe Ridge B&B
Aloe Ridge B&B With a wide range of Accommodation choices in the Upper Highway, there is something to suit every
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Nyala Guest House
Welcome to Nyala Guest House Nyala Guest House is the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle
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Animal Farmyard & Tea Garden
Animal Farmyard Looking for some outdoor fun for the kids? Then this is for you! A delightful venue situated in
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The View Café
The View Café You will find The View Café situated on the Comrades Marathon route, this little gem is ideally located
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Lindisfarne – Bed & Breakfast
Lindisfarne Bed & Breakfast This Elegant Homestead situated on 2 acres of park like gardens has become sought after by
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Travelling With Horses
Horse Crazy in the Upper Highway With Shongweni, Crestholme, Drummond, in fact, all areas of the Upper Highway Area being
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Focus on iThemba
Focus on iThemba The 41-acre iThemba campus based in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is ideally situated for working with previously
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Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust
The Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT) HACT is a registered non-profit organisation dedicated to tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic through holistic,
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African Conservation Trust
African Conservation Trust The African Conservation Trust (ACT) is an 18-year-old, KZN-based conservation charity Trust with a historical footprint of working throughout
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Upcoming Events at Conscious Café at The Castle on Main!
Conscious Café is a wonderful venue to enjoy varied events and musicians, and each musician/musical act is chosen based on
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10 Fun Activities in the Upper Highway
Summer is always cooler up the hill… 10 Fun Activities to do in the Upper Highway Area The Upper Highway
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Kloof Country Club
Kloof Country Club – Where you are always Welcome! Kloof Country Club boasts an 18 Hole golf course, putting green
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Shongweni Club
Welcome to Shongweni Club The ultimate outdoor venue and equestrian paradise! The Durban Shongweni Club is a beautiful and priceless equestrian venue
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Nu Driving Range
Nu Driving Range has over 300m of driving space and ample width so you can hit your Driver with confidence.
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5 Benefits of Corporate Team-Building
WHY SHOULD CORPORATES USE TEAM-BUILDING? There are many reasons why you should incorporate team building into a corporate calendar. One
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Woza Moya EmboCraft Store
Woza Moya (Come Spirit of Change in IsiZulu language) is the economic empowerment project of Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust. Woza Moya’s
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IT Solutions for your business
IT Solutions for your business With the evolution of IT advancing much faster than we can keep up it can
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MUDDY PAWS FARM
NB – Kindly note that this establishment is no longer open to the public. Please contact Charmaine on 083 942 0720
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The Hacienda in Monteseel
Welcome to the Hacienda Nestled in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, is a well kept secret The Hacienda Pub
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Party Perfect in the Upper Highway
Party Ideas in the Upper Highway Area Kid’s parties & events, while a whole lot of fun for the little
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How to find the right school
How do you pick the best school for your child? Whether you are choosing a public or private school or
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A night in Punjab
Can YOU imagine a night in Punjab?! But where is Punjab you might ask? Punjab is a state in Northern
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Tips For Travelling With Your Pets
TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH YOUR PETS The holidays are almost upon us again and if you’re planning a family getaway
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Boot-Camp SA Durban
BOOT-CAMP DURBAN  Boot-Camp Durban has a unique outdoor venue in the Giba Valley where you can experience exciting team building activities that
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5 Things to consider when buying a car
Things to consider when buying a car Nothing says FREEDOM like your own set of wheels! When the time comes
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6 Reasons Why You Should Go Karting
6 Reasons Why You Should Go Karting If you are looking for Go Karting Tracks in the Upper Highway then
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Drummond Farmers Market
If you love markets then the Upper Highway is the place to be! The Upper Highway Area is home to
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Conscious Cafe Events
The Conscious Café is a vegetarian/vegan eatery located in an old stone house, affectionately known as The Castle, with loveable resident
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The Chantecler Hotel
THE CHANTECLER HOTEL Bordering the majestic Valley of a Thousand Hills, Botha’s Hill, The Chantecler Hotel lovingly known as the “singing rooster”, with
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3 Fun Activities For Couples
Couples who play together stay together It’s a common theme for many couples—he likes to do “guy stuff” like playing
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Health Benefits of Chinese Food
Health Benefits of Chinese Food You already know that Chinese food is delicious, but you might not be aware that
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Decorating Tips for a Small Space
Most people are hesitant to decorate a small bathroom. You may feel as though you are just going to clutter
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Alcatraz Fencing
When last did you check your fencing? The fence. How often do you think about this important security feature? When
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History of Women’s Day
Looking for Women’s Day Specials in Hillcrest, Kloof, Waterfall and other areas of the Upper Highway? Take a look at
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Are you ready for spring?
Spring is around the corner! Its that time of year again, many homeowners dread spring cleaning, but it’s a necessary
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drummond
DRUMMOND
With beautiful countryside and home to one of South Africa’s oldest steam trains, Drummond is a small town in the
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See Upper Highway Information on restaurants activities accommodation Monteseel
MONTESEEL
Monteseel; Inchanga, Outer West Durban is a quiet area often found in a thick blanket of mist. Home to the
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WATERFALL / CRESTHOLME
Waterfall and Crestholme, Upper Highway Area Between 1959 and 1967 the Hillcrest Estate Agency formally developed the township of Crestholme
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See Upper Highway Information on restaurants activities accommodation Bothas Hill
BOTHAS HILL
Bothas Hill is an appealing suburb situated in the Upper Highway area approximately 30km from Durban KwaZulu Natal. Botha’s Hill
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See Upper Highway Information on restaurants activities accommodation Gillits
GILLITS
Gillitts Park is situated on what was know as the Emberton farm and the Dovehouse farm. The farm was owned
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shongweni
SHONGWENI
Shongweni offers a variety of leisure activities. On the outskirts of Hillcrest, the Shongweni Dam and Nature Reserve offers a
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See Upper Highway Information Restaurants Activities Accommodation
KLOOF
Welcome to Kloof Kloof is a suburb in the Upper Highway area (Durban Outer West) Not much is known about
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HILLCREST
Hillcrest is a suburb in Durban, South Africa. It is part of the outer West suburbs of Durban. The suburb of Hillcrest
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Emberton Estate
Emberton Estate Emberton Estate is, without doubt, the most exciting Residential Property Development to be launched in the KZN Upper
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10 Business Travel Tips
10 Business Travel Tips  Travelling for business? Constantly unpacking and re-packing?  Or is it just a once-off trip that you
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3 Major benefits of investing at a young age
Investing at a young age isn’t always easy, but the benefits are numerous! Wise spending is part of wise investing
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Hair By Claire
Do you enjoy going to the hair salon? Or are you one of those girls that avoids it? No matter
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Matusadona Guest Lodge
Matusadona Guest Lodge “Matusadona – creating exceptional experiences for guests, whether they’re business travellers, moms out for a girls’ weekend
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Did you know this?
Something interesting you may not know… Karl Benz from Germany created the first true automobile in 1885/1886. In the “olden
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Punjabi’s Indian Restaurant
Authentic North Indian Cuisine Punjab is a state in Northern India. Being the richest state in the Indian sub-continent, Punjab
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10 Things you didn’t know about Décor-Art Interiors
Decor Art Interiors KZN This is not your average antique or décor store and certainly no run of the mill
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Lunch at Punajbi's
10 differences between North and South Indian Food
India is a very diverse country and has multiple different cultures that differ in language, traditions and of course cuisine.
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table setting
6 Reasons this is a Fantastic Venue for a Family Outing or Function Hire
Linga Longa Country Pub can be found halfway from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on the Valley of 1000 Hills tourism route,
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Things to consider when buying property
Investing in property? Buying your first home is an exciting experience, although it can also come with its own challenges.
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7 Benefits of horse riding…
There are many reasons and many benefits of horse riding and everyone should experience horse riding at least once in
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You Get 3 Votes Per Day
Vegan-Friendly at the Conscious Café The wonderful thing about food is you get three votes a day. Every one of
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Making The Move Affordable
Have you considered a move ‘up-the-hill’ but left feeling frustrated with the assumption that Hillcrest is too expensive, and out
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3 Reasons To Choose Gas
Why Gas? Using Liquid Petroleum (LP) gas has fast become a popular choice in new property developments as it serves a great
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We present Royal Bathrooms…
Just in time for the Royal Wedding… We present: “A Royal Bathroom” We all work hard and need a time-out don’t
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Decor-Art Interiors
Decor Art Interiors Creativity is food for the mind then this special store will have you inspired! If you are
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8 reasons to go Epic Karting
Finding something to do that the whole family will enjoy is a tall order, there’s no doubt about that. This is especially true for families with teenagers. At Epic
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5 Reasons why you should choose Rambling Rose
Rambling Rose Rambling Rose Self-Catering Accommodation is a well-kept and beautiful self-catering lodge situated in Hillcrest, KZN. Rambling Rose Self-Catering Accommodation
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5 things about Chinese Cuisine you may not know….
5 things about Chinese Cuisine you may not know…. Soupy ending: Unlike most world cuisines, the soup is part of
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10 Benefits of Holiday Camp
School Holiday Camps Camps are fun and there are many awesome School Camps in KZN that have each got their
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Alpine VW Hillcrest do it again…
VW Hillcrest does it AGAIN!   After a recent delivery of sponsored vehicles to the Hillcrest Primary School and Hillcrest
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10 Reasons you need Extreme Inflatables KZN
Looking for Jumping Castles in KZN? Extreme Inflatables KZN are the go-to for inflatables if you’re planning events such as
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It’s MOVIE time!
There is no better time than MOVIE TIME so be sure to explore the latest movies screening at the Ster-Kinekor
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Makaranga Garden Lodge
Makaranga Garden Lodge In the rolling hills of Kwa-Zulu Natal, fifteen minutes from the bustling city of Durban you will
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Perfect Idea for Mother’s Day
Being a mother is one of the hardest careers in the world, we need to celebrate, honour and remind these
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Rambling Rose
Rambling Rose Pet-Friendly, Self-Catering accommodation can be hard to find! Luckily the Upper Highway Area is home to a well-kept
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Go Deli …
  Ready pre-prepared meals, outside catering, platters and confectionery at it’s finest is served at this Delicatessen in Hillcrest!  
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Nonna Restaurant & Deli
NONNA, our contemporary style restaurant and deli spill out onto a covered deck! Offering the most beautiful views over the
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Yangs Chinese Restaurant on Old Main Rd
  Here at Yang’s, you will find yourself surrounded by Chinese culture. The cuisine is an important part of Chinese
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Mozambik Hillcrest
Mozambik Hillcrest This special restaurant offers you the opportunity of experiencing the sounds, tastes and atmosphere of Mozambique without you
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The Conscious Cafe
The Conscious Café at the Castle on Old Main Road If you are looking for something magical to do in
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Makaranga Botanical Gardens
An attraction at Makaranga is the garden. Guests are able to make their way down winding paths to an oasis
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Epic Karting Watercrest Mall
WELCOME TO EPIC-KARTING We have imported the latest karts with Honda engines especially for your enjoyment on our challenging indoor
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Giba Gorge Horse Trails
Horse Riding in Durban  One of the most amazing things about the Upper Highway Area (Durban Outer West) is that
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10 Reasons to book your function here
Mozambik Hillcrest Year-End Functions, Private Events and Birthdays are most memorable at Mozambik! You get to travel to Mo-Zam-Bik without
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10 Tips to finding the perfect conference venue
When the time comes to arrange that managers meeting or annual conference you will want to ensure you have a
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