Springholm at Brahman Hills – Featured Durban Blog

Springholm at Brahman Hills: Recently headed into the hills of the Midlands for some time out – honestly it’s one of my best places to totally defrag and leave the pace of the city behind. The team at Brahman Hills has recently launched Springholm, situated in the valley of the Blue Crane Nature Reserve, 4.5km from the hotel overlooking a tranquil dam next to the Reserve. Springholm currently has 3 waterfront cottages sleeping up to 4 people and 3 hillside cottages sleeping up to 6 people, all available on a self-catering basis, with breakfast … [Read more...]

Renishaw Hills’ Elsa Pooley shares tips on getting a vibrant springtime garden

Renishaw Hills’ Elsa Pooley shares tips on getting a vibrant springtime garden: Spring has arrived and this is the perfect time of year to breathe new life into your coastal garden. Elsa Pooley – one of the country’s leading botanists, instrumental in creating the indigenous gardens at Renishaw Hills on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast – has outlined the best practice to get your garden in shape this season. “After the long dry winter, everything is looking a bit thin and lanky,” explained Elsa. “Some plants will have died or are past … [Read more...]

5 tips from Renishaw Hills to ensure your financial security in retirement

5 tips from Renishaw Hills to ensure your financial security in retirement: You should be planning for your retirement from the first pay cheque, but too often financial planning is put off until much later in life, leaving retirees with insufficient funds to fully enjoy their leisure years. Phil Barker, managing director of Renishaw Property Developments, said there are ways to ensure retirement is not marred by financial concerns – and it’s never too early to start. “South Africa doesn’t have a culture of saving, but it’s important to adopt … [Read more...]

Indigenous gardens of Renishaw Hills attract kaleidoscope of birds and butterflies

Indigenous gardens of Renishaw Hills attract kaleidoscope of birds and butterflies: As the venue for this year’s Botanical Society of South Africa’s Winter Gardens, visitors were able to witness the magnificent bird and butterfly life attracted to the Renishaw Hills mature lifestyle village. Located within the Mpambanyoni Conservation Development on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, this estate boasts some of the area’s most diverse indigenous flora and fauna – largely due to the work done by Dr Elsa Pooley and her team. “The Renishaw Hills mature … [Read more...]