Main image: The Windmills Kitchen
Winter is coming, so it’s only right that you make the most out of the cold days ahead. In Durban, you’ll find a host of things to do on the social calendar. We recommend pencilling in one of these special activities to ensure that your month of May is well spent. From watching a dance production to visiting a farmer’s market, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy!
This dance production pays homage to Africa’s rich cultural heritage with sublime choreography by Mzo Gasa. On at The Playhouse Company from 23 to 26 May. See playhousecompany.com for more information.
The Oyster Box Hotel offers visitors a delightful dinner-and-movie combo every week or so with a complimentary box of popcorn and glass of sparkling wine in the cinema, too! Next screening is on 3 May; see quicket.co.za for more information.
Every second Saturday of the month The Litchi Orchard hosts a Makers’ Market where all things made by hand by local artisans are celebrated (and for sale!). There’s top-notch food, live music and drinks available, as well as several local traders so be sure to take your family along on this outing. Next market is on 11 May; see facebook.com/pg/litchiorchard for more information.
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Author Elana Bregin will be your host on this two-day writing workshop that will include writing walks, fireside talks, writing support and a feeling of serenity in the countryside. If your inner creative voice is itching to tell a story then don’t hesitate to sign up for this retreat. On at the Solitude Retreat Centre from 17 to 19 May; call 071 493 0791 or email [email protected] for more information.
With a total of nine albums to his name, Dan Patlansky is undeniably one of the greatest local blues musicians in SA. His soulful, foot-tapping performances are always outstanding – a marvellous spectacle is guaranteed! On at the Suncoast Barnyard Theatre on 25 May; see barnyardtheatre.co.za for more information.
Previously known as The Midlands Kitchen, the newly revamped The Windmills Kitchen is a must visit if you’re in the mood for fresh farm cuisine. Located at the turn-off for Nottingham Road (Exit 132), at the Windmills garage, visitors (especially foodies) are spoiled for choice! Whether you feel like freshly-squeezed juices and smoothies, free-range chicken, traditional Neapolitan style pizza or the best pies in the Midlands, this is the place to be. For more information call 033 266 7046.
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Tired of bad food, dismal service & unsanitary restrooms every time you make a pit-stop? Don’t let the experience spoil your journey – stop over @thewindmills to fuel up with quality food & fast service this side of the highway! Fresh Farm Food Fast – only @thewindmillskitchen #thewindmills #thewindmillskitchen #freshfarmfoodfast
Compiled by Features Writer, Marike Watson
Features writer by trade, music lover and fine-line illustrator by nature. As an expert on the ’70s era, Marike will happily introduce you to her record collection. She’s passionate about African art and culture. And if she’s not off on an adventure, you’ll most likely find her making coffee.