Attractions and Amenities
Shops, Restaurants, Businesses and Medical Care
Gowrie Village is set within Nottingham Road village in the central KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. There are numerous advantages to living here, including a wide range of shops, shopping centres (The Junction, Coffee & Life Centre and Meander Square) and landmark hospitality outlets (this is the centre of the renowned Midlands Meander tourism route, after all).
You don’t even need to leave the village: within the perimeter there are several shops including Wildfly for fishing aficionados (033 266 6981), coffee shops Village Café (082 823 0751) and Flamme Rouge (076 600 0567), Attorney Carmen Seele (033 266 6083) and medical practitioners including a GP, Dr Ashika Dhulam (033 266 6357), Kirsten Venning Physiotherapy (033 266 6174) and a Chiropractor, Dr Carine Smit (083 999 2728). At Gowrie Pharmacy (033 266 6300), pharmacist Graham Black serves the community’s needs. There are also excellent medical facilities including two clinics in Howick and Hilton, just minutes away. Caledonian Insurance (033 347 0009) , Dave Batchelor Jewellery Design (082 890 2609/ 072 927 5556), Lady Grey.
Schools and Sports
There are many acclaimed educational institutions in the area, including Clifton Preparatory School, Treverton, Michaelhouse and Hilton College.
For those enjoying the outdoor life, there is a choice of superb golf courses (including Gowrie Golf Course, a 12 green, 18 T-box golf course which is soon to be a full 18 hole course (in process of development currently) that delivers a challenging and enjoyable game), as well as Bosch Hoek and the nearby Mooi River golf course.
The Midlands is known for its trout-fishing in nearby rivers and dams, and the wide open spaces are ideal for those wanting to hike or walk, explore mountain-bike trails, saddle up for horse rides through the foothills of the Drakensberg, or work out at Ion Gym at Gowrie Village (083 774 2610) – the options are endless.
There are numerous beauty salons and spas in the area, including Sacred Hands Healing, Reiki and Massage (065 337 5868) and Beauty Fusion (071 090 8074) at Gowrie Village, along with the upmarket Brookdale, Brahman Hills and Fordoun spas close by.