Monday, 15 October 2012

Driving Drummond

What started as a leisurely drive to nowhere soon resulted in a pit stop in a fantastic little shop called 'Ye Olde Second Hand Shoppe'...what a little treasure! This gem is found next to the dilapidated 1000 Hills Hotel and hosts a variety of gorgeous items from Mahogany sleigh beds to antique beer crates. Go and have a look! It was here where we got directions down to Akimbo...
Have a squizz at Akimbo's website and then be sure to 'like' their Facebook page for updates. I wasn't armed with my trusty camera and had to opt for the poor quality of photos that my phone produces for this post. These images certainly do not do Akimbo justice!
 Venue: We loved it! The grounds are big, certainly a great deal bigger than anything else I have visited. There are a variety of different areas for the children to play; inside, outside and with party 'huts' for hire too. Both inside and outside areas are divided according to ages so for those with small kiddies you don’t have to worry about the bigger kiddies.
Food: It is a basic menu with coffee shop type toasted sandwiches and so on...if you are looking for a big heart meal such as curry or prawns this is not the place to go. We had heavenly toasted sandwiches! Why were they heavenly you ask? For no reason, they added basil pesto to our Mozzarella, Salami and tomato choice. Wow! My husband also treated himself to a slice of carrot cake (his favourite!) and the coffee was great.
Staff: Super friendly and pleasant! Two people in particular stood out to me: our waitress Zama who kept us laughing throughout our visit and the VERY friendly security/car guard.

Contact Akimbo:
031 783 7892 or 083 261 2742
If you have a Blackberry join their group: Pin 28595800
Where one can pop Akimbo a message to see what the weather is like before heading out!
It is not that far...have a look:
40 Meadway Road, Drummond 
From Durban/Hillcrest (quick and easy way): Take the M13/N3 towards Pietermaritzburg, take the Peacevale/Cliffdale offramp and turn right at the stop street. Go under the bridge and follow the road for 1.6 km (do not turn right at 1000 Hills Rd). We are the lime green building on your right.

From Botha's Hill: Go past Pot & Kettle to the old 1000 Hills Hotel, turn left and go over the railway line. Follow 1000 Hills road (keep right) until you get to a T-junction. Turn right, we are the lime green building on your right.

From PMB: Take the Hammersdale offramp and turn left, then immediately right. Follow the road for approx 1.2 km. We are on the left hand side (lime green building).

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