In December Ross and I went to the Midlands for a couple of days to be with special varsity friends for their wedding. We stayed a day on either side of their wedding so we could explore the area. When we arrived we went and had a very yummy lunch at St. Ives – it was a very HOT day so it was so lovely to sit under the misters looking at the dam drinking Rock Shandys.
While we were there we stayed at Twin Pools Lodge – very comfortable with beautiful views. For those of you who don’t know already I have an obsession to Coffee! When I saw there was a coffee roastery down the road I couldn’t resist and I am so glad we went. Terbadore is a beautiful and simply elegant place. As I call it – it was food for my soul. I could have sat there for ages drinking iced coffees, eating cheesecake and enjoying the fresh air. I have a huge dream to own a coffee shop with my photographs on the wall so I was daydreaming sitting there on how I could achieve this dream – watch this space 😉 [ps. Any help welcome]
We asked the owner of our accommodation for a pamphlet of the places in the area while we were there. On the front cover is an amazing statue tributed to Nelson Mandela and where he was captured. It only opened in August so we had to go and check it out. This monument/ statue is incredible – it is so clever. You can only see Mandela’s face if you stand in one spot – with a beautiful view in the background. If you are in the area – it is a must!!!
South Africa is a country with the most beautiful scenery, people and places and the midlands meander does not disappoint. If you havent been – take a few days and just drive around the area and stop at all the little shops and restaurants.
Next door to the wedding venue was Ardmore Gallery. My favourite part of this area were the stables with the most gorgeous horses (now I am not a horse person at all but these fine animals looked beautiful).
Where a very special couple got married – at Caversham Mill.