Travel: Blueberry Cafe, Natal Midlands

Today is Garden Day in South Africa, so I thought it appropriate to share these photos from my visit last month to BlueBerry Cafe in the Natal Midlands.

They have the most beautiful gardens, where they grow their own salads and veggies for the restaurant, but my favourite were the hanging baskets, and gorgeous displays inside the cafe!Talk about indoor plant goals!

I was on a sneaky break from the wellness centre I was staying at, in desperate need of coffee I ordered a large cappuccino, downed it like a women who hadn’t had caffeine in 3 days and promptly ordered another. The staff and management were so warm, friendly and very obliging when I asked if I could take photos. ( and probably a little intrigued too )

Set on a hill overlooking the rolling fields of the Midlands, and part of the Netherwood Farm, the cafe has glass doors opening onto a lawn with stunning views across the fields to the Drakensberg Mountains in the distance.It was a sunny but very windy day, so the doors were closed and a big wood fire was lit in the spacious open plan restaurant, inviting me to snuggle up on one of the leather couches, with another coffee and a good book.

Tempted as I was to drink coffee and eat cake in front of the fire all day, I dragged myself away (the guilt of facing the stern receptionist at the wellness centre upon my return was motivation enough) and instead  had a lovely morning wandering around the gardens, and practising my photography.I didn’t eat at the cafe either because of the aforementioned wellness centre, so I’m looking forward to stopping there again in December on our way down to the coast. I see from their website that Netherwood also have accommodation in self catering cottages on the farm, which is good to know for future retreats! then I won’t have to sneak out for coffee-fueling.

Are you into gardening? I used to be, but somehow time just isn’t allowing for it these days, so I enjoy getting out to other peoples gardens when I can., especially kitchen gardens.
For now I’m going to go show my rather neglected houseplants a little love and hopefully keep them alive a bit longer.

Happy Garden Day friends!

This is not a sponsored post.

For more details about Netherwood Farm and Blueberry Cafe this is their website, or click the links.

www.netherwoodfarm.com

Photos: Taryne Jakobi 

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