Taste the Midlands

The Festival in the Midlands – Taste the Midlands 2018

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Taste the Midlands Festival


The idea for this festival was borne out of wanting to bring South Africans together with a common passion. The enjoyment of food. As with most good stories, it comes with a struggle. The struggle of an idea trying to break through the red tape that it takes to organise a successful event.


But when Sphiwe Sithole of Our Chefs (Pty) Ltd thought of this idea, the creativity and enthusiasm he had fueled his communications and efforts. Three years later, this event is becoming a reality in one of the prettiest places in South Africa, the Natal Midlands at the iconic Nelson Mandela Capture site.

Meanderings : Midlands sunsets


Food & Beverages

The festival is to be held at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site on the centenary year and in conjunction with the #BetheLegacy campaign.

Taste the Midlands focuses heavily on food, but it is not just that. This festival will involve food vendors, food demonstrations by Celebrity Chefs, a craft beer garden, a bubbly corner, an expo featuring what is available on the Midlands with lodges and B & B’s, a secure children’s area to keep the young ones entertained and of course; live musicians performing on stage.



Following the News morsels definitely is whetting the appetite, with musos starting put their hands up to perform and DJ’s arriving on the scene. There will be space available with hay bales and people can bring their picnic blankets along to really absorb and enjoy the festival atmosphere.

Festival times


Celebrity Chef Food Demonstrations

The gates open at 11am, so this will be the Midlands hottest place to picking up your choice of a banging brunch to power your festival browsing. With Celebrity Chefs from the Midlands and beyond, you will be able to enjoy food demonstrations with experience home grown and abroad with a variety of cuisines that have been influenced and built all over the globe.

Imagine that you are able to travel through years and countries for a sumptuous show of skills and learn something that you too could take home and prepare to wow your family and friends.



The children are not forgotten either. There will be an area that is secure where they can be checked in to play to their hearts content so that parents are also able to spend a bit of time browsing hands free.

The festival schedule is listed on the website and makes it conclusion at 10pm, giving people time to browse, eat, learn, and enjoy the music. All the best of the Midlands on display and more. I think this is something we have been waiting for for a long time.

I like to support local and this provides a perfect opportunity to do this while enjoying myself 🙂



Tickets are being sold on the website and the costs are at follows:

Adults R90

Pensioners R60

Children 10 – 16 R60

Children under 10 are free


Pop by the Taste the Midlands website or follow them on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to keep up with the news.


Until then… See you on the Road!


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