What To Do


The 1000 Hills area has much to offer visitors to the area. with entertainment for young old. Visitors can enjoy golf at any of the number of estates or families can enjoy a bit of horse-riding, or perhaps a bit of adventure at the paintball park or even zorbing at Groovy Balls!

PheZulu Safari Park

Free entry to Phezulu Safari Park includes: two restaurants, kids play area, view, shield factory and two curio shops. Charged activities are Reptile Park, Cultural Village and Zulu dance show and game drive into our beautiful private game reserve. We have 2 restaurants providing a variety of meals from Crocodile to Burgers. Our accommodation is […]

Country and Coastal Touring

KwaZulu-Natal is one of the best destinations worldwide to if you are after wildlife, conservation, adventure, sport, luxury or a combination of everything! From day tours and safari’s in the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve (the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa) to hiking in the uKhahlamba/Drakensburg Mountains (one of two UNESCO World Heritage site’s in KwaZulu-Natal), there’s sure to be something for everyone! We have a […]

Highstakes Venue

Highstakes Venue is situated on a scenic farm 3 kms from Cato Ridge, and 20 minutes from Pietermaritzburg, Hillcrest and Tala Game Reserve. The Venue is used extensively for team building, conferences, kids , 21st and bachelor parties. There are 2 conference centers , the smaller for maximum 40 guests, the larger one maximum 150 […]

Tim Brown Tours

Durban Day Safaris and Overnight Durban Safari Tours to visit the ‘Big 5′ nature reserves, Drakensberg mountains and the Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa We are an owner run Specialist Big 5 Durban Safaris and Durban Tour Operator company based near Durban. We have been operating out of Durban since February 2010 and focus our tailor made Durban Safaris and Durban Tours around the Durban […]

Bothas Hill Food and Craft Market

The Bothas Hill Food and Craft Market is open every Sunday from 10am to 3pm at the corner of Rob Roy Crescent and Old Main Road, Bothas Hill. It is a happy and colourful market, set in leafy green terraces with large shady trees and a swimming pool. There is plenty of parking on Old […]

Aqua Wild Africa

Aqua Wild Africa, run by Daniele Marco Pavan, is a Gillitts/Durban-based scuba diving course and diving adventures facilitator. Daniele, grew up in Umkomaas on KwaZulu-Natal’s golden South Coast and started diving at the age of 16. With Daniele’s 25 years of diving experience, few can argue that when you dive with Aqua Wild Africa – […]

Casablanca Lifestyle

Casablanca Lifestyle in Molweni is an authentic Kasi or township vibe destination in the 1000 Hills area. Our famous SUNDAY Sessions are a mix of music, beats, treats and a best place to find or bring your mates. “Casa” as it affectionately known to its patrons, offers a total feel good package, safe parking, top […]

Shongweni Farmer’s Market

This market oozes with stereotypical country charm. It’s almost mandatory to pack up the family and dog, take a sturdy basket and arrive early. Treat yourself with a breakfast and from your vantage point on a hay bale, decide your method of attack. Peruse stalls at a leisurely pace as hands-on producers passionately talk you […]

 

Shongweni Farmer’s Market


This market oozes with stereotypical country charm. It’s almost mandatory to pack up the family and dog, take a sturdy basket and arrive early. Treat yourself with a breakfast and from your vantage point on a hay bale, decide your method of attack. Peruse stalls at a leisurely pace as hands-on producers passionately talk you through their wares from traditional English sausages to decadent baked goods, handcrafted organic cheeses, breads and rustic French staples like terrines and rillettes. You’ll also find Middle Eastern and Mediterranean specialities from baklava to falafel. If you’re shopping with a conscience you can buy organic veg or a pre-installed, irrigated system to grow your own organic vegetables.

The Shongweni Farmers Market was started back in 1998. Initially just 12 stalls selling food and fresh produce, it was located on a field belonging to the Shongweni Polo Club which is in the far outer west region of Durban. From humble beginnings the market grew rapidly, attracting stall holders and customers from far and wide initially starting with 12 stalls and now has more than 150 of which over 80 are food and fresh produce related. Shongweni is probably the only market where dogs are welcome. Indeed, the more indulgent among us think of it as a chance for our best friend to engage in some social climbing, not to mention the biltong sampling when the opportunity arises. The market is open every Saturday from 6.30am to 10.30am.

Our aim is for people to realise the importance of purchasing locally produced, every day, items such as bread, milk, cheese, vegetables, fish and meat… as well as more luxury items such as homemade cakes and pies. Knowing where your food is made, grown, reared or produced will ensure quality & peace of mind. It can actually be a less expensive option as Farmers’ Markets cut out the middle man, not forgetting it is also a more environmentally friendly way to shop!

If one had to sum up what it is about the Shongweni Market that draws people week after week, you could say it’s the ambiance, the fact that you can buy there most of what you need often directly from the maker, the safe environment, the professional management, and above all, the feeling of a real community. It’s a rare combination, which undeniably makes this the most authentic market around.

(taken from the Shongweni Farmers Market Website)