About the Episode
In this episode, Hayden explores traditional KZN cuisine with celebrity chef Jackie Cameron, and gets down with dairy at Fairfield Farm, where he prepares a decadent no-stir ice cream. Hayden explores the area’s renowned great outdoors at length, taking in the Midlands’ sights and sounds from the air, the water and dry land.
About the Midlands:
Stretching from the misty slopes of Hilton to the foothills of the Drakensberg, the Midlands is fast becoming one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. And it’s easy to understand why. Characterised by expansive farmlands, top-notch country restaurants and quirky shops and stalls proffering all manner of things you never knew you needed, it’s the kind of place that perplexes and delights in equal measure.
What’s Hot in the Midlands
Take in the rolling hills of the Midlands from a truly unique vantage point. Bill Harrop’s original balloon safaris offer you the chance to see this beautiful part of the country like you’ve never seen it before.
This 105 metre plunge is one of the country’s most dramatic, and was known by early settlers as ‘the most beautiful waterfall in the land’. Just outside of Howick, the falls and the Karkloof River that feeds them provide ample swimming and picnicking opportunities on those balmy KZN days.
This authentic and unique indoor market proffers a range of locally produced products – everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to baked goods and delicious nougat. The market is a popular meeting place for locals, who congregate there on Saturday mornings for coffees, catch ups and a spot of retail therapy.
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The epicentre of the Midlands’ burgeoning culinary scene, Hartford House is the ultimate retreat from the hustle of day-to-day life. Home to a flourishing stud farm and a restaurant consistently rated among the country’s top 10, Hartford House is a haven for holidaymakers, with on-site spa and fishing facilities adding to the hotel’s pervading sense of tranquility.
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