So many places to eat, just add time!

Caversham Mill Restaurant



One of our favourite places!  The Caversham Mill Restaurant is on the banks of the Lions River, overlooking a waterfall.  It is often busy, so you should book in advance.  Food is delicious - both breakfasts, but especially the lunches.  So relaxing and totally enjoyable!  Take a walk down to the river and along the "forest" path.

The area is a paradise for birdwatchers and it is often possible to watch a Kingfisher bird hunting while sitting on the deck of the restaurant.  Or in summer, enjoy watching Yellowfish trying to jump the waterfall while you sip red wine and eat a superb meal.





Something many visitors forget is KwaZulu-Natal’s large German population, while they may only be decedents of Europeans, they still retain much of their heritage.

 Gunter’s is tucked down a little side road off of the R103 in what is as close to an Alpine setting as one can get in South Africa with the rolling green hills and forests. Gunter serves delicious grilled German sausages and traditional German beer.  The Swiss "Lapa" is decorated with extraordinarily large cowbells!




Rawdons Country Estate        

An old favourite – this hotel has been around since the 1950′s yet it has plenty of old-world charm, full of “ye olde English cottage” décor.  It  will take you back to a bygone era.

Rawdons is home to “The Nottingham Road Brewing Company”, famous (among locals) for its excellent local beer & ale.  The old-school English pub serves the most delicious traditional pub grub.  


Café Bloom

If you are in need of refreshments after a hard morning meandering through the Natal Midlands, Café Bloom is a relaxed, easy going coffee shop and restaurant serving fresh, simple food … try the coffee and brownies for a mid morning treat or something more wholesome and substantial for lunch.

 The dining space is casual with a small menu, "canteen" concept kitchen. 

Dishes are determined by the season as the kitchen garden contributes to the fresh fare.  Bloom cakes and breads are delicious.

Located in the Country Courtyard just off the R103.

Closed on Tuesdays




    Swissland Cheese


The seasons and the scenery will captivate you, drawing you to a lingering visit at Swissland Cheese.

Sample and purchase the cheeses in the quaint Swiss style Chalet.  The rolling lawns and trees provide an idyllic setting, comfortable for an impromptu picnic and the cheese packs and delicious accompaniments make it an easy decision.  If the timing is right, you may even be lucky enough to witness the birth of a goat kid, if not, just feed the goats with the food provided in the shop.  Milking can also be viewed daily between 3.30pm and 4.30pm, during the season between August and May.

Monthly live music - first Sunday of every month.





                     Granny Mouse

This beautiful venue has a few award winning restaurants, offering a range of menu items from relaxed Bistro for a casual meal, though to fine dining in the Eaves restaurant. 

The menu covers all bases. Using local produce, the dishes are fresh and well thought out.  The evening menu allows one to choose either a starter portion or main portion for every dish, encouraging diners to experiment.

The menu changes regularly.  Mouth watering recipes include the likes of salted calamari served with homemade aioli, local lamb and duck and, of course, a great selection of Midlands cheese.

Granny Mouse is the proud holder of a Diners Club Wine list "Diamond Award" for our 2011 and 2010 wine list. This follows on from the 2009 & 2008 Platinum Awards. The chefs are renowned for creating pairing menus which can be served in the intimate setting of the wine cellar or in one of the restaurants.





 The Bierfassl 

The Bierfassl Restaurant and pub is an Austrian themed tavern, providing welcome respite for hungry and thirsty "meanderers". 

Situated conveniently right in the heart of Nottingham Road with a our shady veranda and lawns as well as a cosy wood-panelled pub. Sample specialties from mouth watering Eisbeins, Austrian style sausages and warm soups, to local trout and pork products. Sip on an ice cold Nottingham Road draught, whilst the kids entertain themselves in our exciting play area.

Open from 11am daily.