Brahman Hills – Featured Durban Blog

Brahman Hills: I have a special place in my heart for the KZN Midlands area, it’s where we got engaged, it’s full of the most amazing foodie places and it’s literally right on our doorstep, yet a trip makes you feel like you were in a distant location, far removed from city life. I’ve stayed in countless Midlands venues over the years – some good, some not so good, some amazing. And my recent stay at Brahman Hills slots right into the amazing category. Previously known as The Windmills, the venue has undergone a massive renovation and is under new ownership and now boasts hotel and self-catering accommodation, a restaurant, various event venues and an underground bar and cellar, as well as an on site spa to rival others in the area. We stayed in the self-catering Oribi Cottage which has the most magnificent view across rolling hills, which can be admired from inside your perfectly heated private jacuzzi, set inside your decked verandah! What a fabulous way to watch the sunset – I recommend you pack some bubbles to sip on and really do it in style. The cottages are set well away from the hotel, on the Blue Crane Nature […]

Olly Polly Play: My dear friend Genevieve has creativity that knows no bounds. So when her business Olly Polly took off and she found the perfect niche for kids decor that was both on trend and well made, it was a natural step to develop a play range, which includes beautifully crafted, locally made toys which will delight and inspire. All products are designed to be mixed and matched with your own decor pieces, to create easy bedroom updates that are both beautiful and affordable. The range includes a doll’s house which is personalised and made with care for each recipient, so that no two houses are the same, plus they come with miniature versions of all the Olly Polly kids furniture – from the house bed, mouse ear chairs, cloud table and clothing rails – they’ve thought of it all. Special details such as tiny book ledges, teepee shelves and crocheted rugs are included, as well as the cutest hand painted wooden peg dolls – I seriously have doll’s house envy!!! What I have my eye on most though is the South Africa road map play mat bag, with its custom illustration by Andrea Barras. The monochrome scandi-style graphic depicts a road map of […]

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