Currys Post, Natal Midlands
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Curry’s Post is a beautifully scenic area in the heart of the Midlands Meander that lies between Mooi River and Howick. It has a quaint history that involves the Curry Family, after whom Curry’s Post is named, who settled here, establishing an overnight wagon and cart stop - in essence a staging post.
And The Coach House, still in existence today, is where George Curry and his rather large extended family lived - he went on to have as many as 20 grandchildren. Curry’s Post was to play an important role as a ‘watering hole’ during the gold and diamond rushes as the hustle of traffic - in the form of wagons, carts and weary travellers - made this their stop en route to the old ‘Transvaal’ reef. The Curry’s Post of today is considered one of the hidden treasures of the Natal Midlands, for its sheer beauty. It is now a combination of farms - mostly cattle, dairy and vegetable - and natural forests, which appear to extend for miles.
The Midlands Meander is a treasure trove of arts, craft, shops, restaurants and accommodation - a collection of weavers, potters, woodcrafters, leather workers, artists, metalworkers, herb growers, cheese makers and beer brewers - well over 100 stops on four routes that extend over a distance of 80 kilometres between Pietermaritzburg and Mooi River.
The meander is a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable way to spend a couple of days, and Curry’s Post is ideally placed to accommodate visits to the first, largest and arguably the most popular art and crafts route in the country.
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"When we planned a stopover in Currys Post, we really didn't think we'd be kept so busy! Although it's small, it's on the Midlands Meander, which meant that ..." - steve and michelle, east london
Featured Attractions in (or near) Currys Post
The source of the uMngeni River lies in the uMngeni Vlei area, an ancient wetland bounded by hills. From here it meanders eastward through undulating pastoral countryside until just before Midmar Dam, where it is joined by the Lions River. Below Midmar Dam the river plunges some 111 metres down ... more information
The enchantment of the Midlands has long inspired many a visitor and resident to creativity and as a result, local artists, potters and weavers combined to create an arts and crafts route in 1985, which was to become the highly successful and popular Midlands Meander. The route stretches ... more information