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KarLa<br />

TaLJaarD<br />

Beautifully<br />

spirited<br />

The art of<br />

walking<br />

FOODIE<br />

TRENDS<br />

FOR 20<strong>23</strong><br />



Tips for teen skin.<br />

Fitness, food and fun.<br />

Cheers to your best you!<br />


MARCH 20<strong>23</strong>

contents<br />

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04 Listen to an orchestra, visit a farmer’s market,<br />

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or learn a new skill<br />

06 It’s <strong>Mar</strong>ch (gasp!) and our book club list is<br />

chock full of great reads<br />


08 Fun things to do this month!<br />

people<br />

10 Karla Taljaard embodies the spirit of beauty on both<br />

the inside and the outside<br />

BEAUTY<br />

14 It’s time for teen beauty to strut its stuff<br />

with a little help from the experts<br />

HEALTH<br />

16 We chat to the energetic Megan Andersen about adventure racing,<br />

having a healthy body image and naked nutrition<br />

FOOD<br />

20 The 20<strong>23</strong> foodie trends that are here to stay,<br />

and how to make the best of them<br />


24 Glorious orchids and why their preservation<br />

is so important<br />


26 TC Hillicks is protecting an age-old legacy<br />

TRAVEL<br />

30 A walk on the wild side<br />

Win<br />

32 A fab R10 000 voucher to spend at Thulestore.co.za<br />


Karla Taljaard.<br />

Make-up: Elsabé Steyn - Elsabé Steyn Styling Studio.<br />

Photographer: Tanya Erasmus - Something Timeless Photography.<br />

Shot on location at The Capital Hotel, Mbombela.<br />

march 20<strong>23</strong><br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ch 20<strong>23</strong> Get It <strong>Lowveld</strong> 03

A hot date!<br />

Pencil these events into your <strong>Mar</strong>ch diary right now<br />

18<br />

Experience music like never before with Helena Hettema in Cabaret in the Sudwala Caves. She will<br />

wow audiences with music of French legends, divine divas and local stars, and much more. This not-to-bemissed<br />

event begins at 6:30pm and tickets cost R130pp. Restaurant and cash bar available. Details: info@<br />

sudwalacaves.com, or call 083 446 0228 or 072 497 8268<br />

Join us for a fab macramé<br />

4 plant hanger workshop at<br />

Hippo Waterfront Lodge outside<br />

Mbombela. Hosted by Knot So<br />

Hippie, the event starts at 11am.<br />

Snacks will be provided, but bring<br />

your own drinks and glasses. Tickets<br />

cost R400pp. Don’t miss out! Details:<br />

Charlene on 071 473 0412<br />

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Bring along friends and family<br />

5 for a marvellous time at The<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ket @ Casterbridge, White<br />

River. Browse through a wide<br />

variety of stalls, while sampling<br />

delectable food and drink. There<br />

is bound to be something for<br />

everyone. 9am to 1pm. Entry is free.<br />

Details: 082 331 0712<br />

11<br />

On your marks, get ready ... Get<br />

active for a good cause and join in<br />

Child Welfare SA Nelspruit’s Amazing<br />

Race. Register a team of colleagues<br />

or family members, and prepare for a<br />

fantastic day of fun. The starting point<br />

is Penryn College outside Mbombela.<br />

Meet at 11:30am. It cost R3 000 per team.<br />

Details: 013 753 3330 or www.amrace.co.za

20<br />

Get swept away in the magic of the internationally acclaimed<br />

Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra with a one-night only performance in<br />

the <strong>Lowveld</strong> at the Skukuza Golf Club. Enjoy this first-of-its-kind concert as part<br />

of the orchestra’s tour for conservation. It starts at 5pm and tickets cost R950pp.<br />

Details: Linda on 082 933 1011 or Sandra on 082 853 7885<br />

The most brutal poetry<br />

25 competition is back, and<br />

we’re so ready for it. Poets, get<br />

ready to say it or spray it during<br />

this occasion of words. Slam<br />

League, season 3, episode 1, takes<br />

place at 12 Suikerriet Street,<br />

Valencia Industrial, Mbombela at<br />

2:30pm. R50 entry fee. Details:<br />

www.wordsinmymouthpoetry.co.za<br />

26<br />

The ever-popular Dullstroom<br />

Country Festival awaits you!<br />

Join us for the fourth instalment of<br />

country lifestyle, local music, amazing<br />

food and entertainment for the whole<br />

family! Held at Dunkeld Country &<br />

Equestrian Estate, the fest begins at<br />

10am. Tickets start at R125 and can be<br />

bought via www.quicket.co.za. Details:<br />

www.dullstroomcountryfestival.co.za<br />

If you have a date for our diary, email the info at least a month in advance to jess@lowvelder.co.za<br />

18<br />

it’s time to get running. We’re super excited for the run City of<br />

Mbombela Jock of the Bushveld 4-in-1 <strong>Mar</strong>athon. Distances<br />

are 4.9km (R50), 10km (R150), 21.1km (R<strong>23</strong>0), and 42.2km<br />

(R350). The starting point for the 10km, 21.1km and 42.2km is<br />

Madiba Drive/r40 Barberton. The 4.9km begins at Barberton<br />

Bouwer Park. Medals to all finishers. Tickets can be bought online<br />

through www.entryninja.com. Details: 082 740 8839

Book club<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ch (already!) and our shelves are groaning with the weight of<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ch (already!) and our shelves are groaning with the weight of<br />

brilliant book club reads<br />

Judge Julia Cummins had no obvious<br />

enemies. There was no forced entry<br />

to her apartment, where the bodies<br />

of her and her bodyguard are found<br />

brutally murdered. Her ex and her<br />

teenage son both have strong alibies,<br />

the neighbours heard nothing, and<br />

the killer left behind a strange calling<br />

card. It’s up to FBI agent Amos Decker<br />

to investigate ... kicking off with the<br />

question as to why the judge felt she<br />

needed a bodyguard in the first place.<br />

And while he investigates, he’s also<br />

dealing with personal baggage ... the<br />

suicide of a close friend, the receipt<br />

of a letter concerning a personal,<br />

and possibly life-changing, issue,<br />

and a new partner. Long Shadows is<br />

another superb American detective<br />

tale from David Baldacci. Macmillan,<br />

available at Exclusive Books<br />

Paserene is a small Franschhoek estate with an impressive portfolio of awardwinning<br />

wines in three high-end luxury ranges – The Elements, The Paserene<br />

and The Shiner – each with their own unique features. At this <strong>Mar</strong>ch Book Club<br />

we’re serving Bright 2021 from the Elements range - the drawing of a swing<br />

on the label perfectly representing Paserene’s playful side. The ideal mid-week,<br />

easy-drinking wine, it’s made from 100 per cent Chardonnay grapes, with fresh<br />

citrus-centric aromas, which carry through to the palate, this lighter styled<br />

Chardonnay is lovely on its own or with a light seasonal salad, any type of<br />

poultry dish or with fresh tuna and salmon. Available directly from the Tasting<br />

Lounge at R190 per bottle. Details: paserene.com<br />

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Kyla Zhao wrote The Fraud Squad at the height of the<br />

pandemic, while studying in California. Set in Singapore, it’s the story<br />

of Samantha, a working class girl who dreams of having her own<br />

byline in a high-society magazine. instead, she works at a drab PR<br />

firm and lives vicariously through her socialite co-worker Anya, and<br />

her new friend, Timothy, the disillusioned son of one of Singapore’s<br />

elite families. With the help of both, she infiltrates high society and<br />

her dreams all start to come true. Until the arrival of a reporter on<br />

the prowl for high-society gossip, which could see her exposed! Kyla<br />

started writing in secret, not confident she’d finish the book ... then it<br />

was snapped up in a six-figure deal. Love it! Headline<br />

Aeons and Ancients. Outcasts and<br />

crazies. Witches back from the afterlife.<br />

Suzanne Wright’s The Wicked In Me isn’t<br />

for the fainthearted. Piatkus • Legends<br />

and Lattes from Travis Baldree is all high<br />

fantasy, ancient magic, delicious pastries<br />

... and a perfect cup of coffee. Macmillan<br />

• There are two sides to every story.<br />

And then there’s the truth. In Sandie<br />

Jones’ The Blame Game, a psychologist<br />

specialising in domestic abuse - and<br />

who finds it hard to not become overly<br />

invested in her clients’ lives - helps a<br />

middle-aged man make the decision to<br />

leave his wife. But she may have gone<br />

too far. Macmillan • The dynamics are<br />

simple in the Wolf family. Kill or be killed.<br />

The owner of a business empire has<br />

been found dead ... his daughter finds<br />

herself the new head ... but her brothers<br />

are trying to take over. All of them<br />

have reason, and motive, to kill. Murder<br />

runs in the family of house of Wolves<br />

by James Patterson and Mike Lupica.<br />

Century • A mother disappears from a<br />

busy festival, leaving her baby alone in a<br />

pram, never to return. Full of suspense,<br />

mystery and twists, Exiles by Jane<br />

Harper is a rip-roaring read. Macmillan<br />

• From local author Ron Irwin, My Side<br />

of the Ocean revolves around an<br />

American artist and a surfer who meet<br />

when the two are tracked by a great<br />

white shark in the ocean, leaving them<br />

deeply traumatised. An affair follows ...<br />

does the artist stay with the man who’s<br />

reawakened her passion for art, or return<br />

to New York with her wealthy husband?<br />

Macmillan All these titles available at<br />

Exclusive Books.<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

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Wish list<br />

Save water, kiss a frog and other fun things<br />

to do this <strong>Mar</strong>ch!<br />

if your taste is a little offbeat, you’re going to love Shnook ... who describe<br />

themselves as the site which is a safe space to allow your weird tastes to<br />

run wild. Fabulously fun cushions, totes and quirky vinyl stickers ... like<br />

this Queen Frog (for those looking for a fairy tale, there’s<br />

a King Frog too, worth kissing). The i’m a Pansy tote bag<br />

is made from slightly stretchy fabric, to fit everything you<br />

could imagine! Bags R180, stickers from R10 each from<br />

shnookthebrand.com<br />

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Getting your vitamins and minerals<br />

is now as easy as popping a<br />

translucent sticker onto your wrist.<br />

Vitamin patches, also known as<br />

transdermal patches or vitamin<br />

skin patches, are an easy way to<br />

deliver a dose of vitamins, minerals<br />

or even medication, through your<br />

skin and into your bloodstream.<br />

The Patch Brand has options<br />

of Sleep, Immunity, Stress Relief,<br />

Energy and Focus. R<strong>23</strong>0 each from<br />

thebeautybag.co.za and Dis-Chem.

The little big solution to your water needs<br />

Besides being climate friendly and helping<br />

cut costs, water tanks are becoming almost<br />

as important as inverters, with water outages<br />

striking hard. Harvesting and storing may, in<br />

our future, be essential ... there’s already an<br />

increasing demand from buyers and renters<br />

for off-the-grid and back-up solutions. But<br />

generally it’s only larger homes that have<br />

space for big tanks, with smaller properties<br />

and townhouses losing out. So ... a small<br />

solution for a big problem. The new Slimline<br />

tanks from JoJo are ideal for limited spaces.<br />

Smallest of the range is the 1000-litre<br />

SuperSlim tank ... perfect for city living, where<br />

limited space requires a snug fit into corners<br />

and down narrow walkways. It attaches to<br />

a wall to keep it secure and is supplied with<br />

the basics required for installation. Designed<br />

for ease of use, it has various connection<br />

options to ensure seamless installation into<br />

your setup, can be installed with some simple<br />

DIY, and if you’re a renter or selling up, you<br />

can remove it and take it with you. Jolly nifty<br />

... and it’s available in a couple of colours, too.<br />

Details: jojo.co.za<br />

Add a personal touch to your home or work with a beautifully designed<br />

monogram, crafted to your specifications. Available from Anlea<br />

Custom Creations. Details: 060 333 6406<br />


adventure<br />

Spirit of<br />

Local businesswoman, adventurer and go-getter Karla Taljaard always thought she’d be<br />

a big-city girl living a big-city life, but boy, was she in for a surprise.

fter getting her BSc<br />

in consumer science<br />

and business<br />

management, Karla<br />

started working<br />

for Imperium<br />

Negotiations and<br />

Linda Paige, both family-owned<br />

companies, which enabled her<br />

to travel.<br />

“We went to the UK, Israel and<br />

the States, where we visited<br />

Texas, Florida, California, and<br />

even Vegas, baby!” the bubbly<br />

blonde laughs. “It was great; I<br />

loved every minute of it. We<br />

travelled for nine months living<br />

out of just a 20kg suitcase and<br />

a carry-on! Texas is my favourite<br />

place; everything there really is<br />

bigger and better.”<br />

‘I am motivated by<br />

people who walk<br />

with confidence;<br />

people who invest<br />

in themselves’<br />

Working for Linda Paige was a<br />

game changer for Karla, who<br />

grew up a quiet and self-aware<br />

little girl. “Our role was to<br />

empower and equip women<br />

to step up and be confident.<br />

This inspired me, helping<br />

me on my own journey of<br />

overcoming fear and stepping<br />

into confidence. Believing<br />

that I have the spirit of beauty<br />

inside me, just like everyone<br />

else, enables me to say with<br />

confidence that I no longer<br />

have that fear, because I chose<br />

to work on myself and break<br />

through those barriers.”<br />

This is partly why people who<br />

have strong opinions and<br />

values inspire her, as do people<br />

who believe in themselves.

“I am motivated by humility,” she<br />

smiles, “and by people who walk with<br />

confidence; people who invest in<br />

themselves. People that get out of<br />

their comfort zone, which is also their<br />

dead zone.”<br />

In keeping with this spirit, Karla<br />

stepped out of her own comfort<br />

zone and left Linda Paige, starting<br />

work in an entirely new industry. “I<br />

believe in taking action and adapting<br />

if you want to make your dreams<br />

come true. That’s one of the reasons<br />

why I made the choice to move<br />

to Mbombela in April 2022, and<br />

immediately started working for Volvo<br />

Nelspruit as a finance and insurance<br />

assistant. Seven months later, I was<br />

asked if I wanted to step into another<br />

challenge by managing the new car<br />

sales department, and now I’m the<br />

acting new sales manager. I love it; I<br />

learn something new every day.”<br />

This wasn’t always on the cards for<br />

the chocolate-, bubbly-, surprises-,<br />

shopping- and family-loving Karla,<br />

who always saw herself as the CEO in<br />

the most important positions of all -<br />

housewife and mum. “I have always<br />

thought those are often overlooked<br />

and don’t get enough praise. I still do,<br />

but have also since discovered that<br />

I’m someone who loves taking action<br />

and who chases after challenges. I<br />

want to have a positive impact on<br />

lives everywhere I go.”<br />

The lure of new opportunities wasn’t<br />

the only reason she found herself<br />

Karla and her close friend, Lizani<br />

van Riel<br />

making the move to the <strong>Lowveld</strong><br />

countryside, the other was perhaps<br />

the oldest motivation in the book<br />

- she moved for love. Karla initially<br />

met Thomas Hattingh when they<br />

were both students. A mutual friend<br />

introduced them, but at the time, Karla<br />

wasn’t interested. “A few years later I<br />

was at my best friends’ wedding, and<br />

Text: MELLISSA BUSHBY. Photographer: TANYA ERASMUS<br />

The lovebirds, Thomas Hattingh and Karla Taljaard<br />

12 Get It <strong>Lowveld</strong> <strong>Mar</strong>ch 20<strong>23</strong>

I walked into him at the bar. I said to him I knew him, and<br />

that his name is Timothy. We had a good laugh and the<br />

rest is history, and here I am in the <strong>Lowveld</strong>!”<br />

Karla has embraced her new home with gusto, and<br />

loves being so close to nature, although she says the<br />

heat takes some getting used to and she hasn’t quite<br />

acclimatised yet. Thomas, who is an avid birding and<br />

camping enthusiast, has introduced her to these two<br />

favourite pastimes. “Birding is something I have learnt<br />

from Thomas, although I’m not sure if it was by force or by<br />

choice,” she laughs. “In the beginning it was definitely out<br />

of my comfort zone, but I have come to enjoy it. I never<br />

thought I’d be the type to like camping! We usually go to<br />

the Kruger National Park, camp there and then go birding,<br />

or we go on trips with friends to spot new birds.”<br />

When she’s not working (or birding), Karla says keeping<br />

fit is a priority for her. She enjoys CrossFit to make sure<br />

she remains at the top of her game, but also loves a day<br />

at the spa, spending time on herself and getting<br />

pampered. “I also love a good bottle of wine,” she adds,<br />

“which is something I’ve learnt from Thomas and his wineloving<br />

father.”<br />

What does the future hold for this go-getter, who always<br />

thought she’d be a city girl, but ended loving a life on<br />

the farm? Karla says she intends stepping up and out,<br />

investing in herself and becoming the person she is<br />

meant to be. “The best life lesson I ever learnt was that the<br />

greatest investment you can make is in yourself. How can<br />

you expect someone to invest in you if you don’t invest in<br />

yourself?” Well, there’s that. But we also anticipate plenty of<br />

camping and birding adventures along the way!<br />


Clean. Kind. Ethical. We’re all over<br />

Eco Diva, a local, brand that’s<br />

all 100% natural plant-based<br />

ingredients. If you’re prone to<br />

breakouts, try the Acne Mini<br />

Solution Set - a 30-day starter kit<br />

that targets acne, breakouts and<br />

scarring through plant-based skin<br />

superfood formulations designed<br />

to balance skin pH and hormones.<br />

The set includes a natural face<br />

wash, an exfoliant skin polish, an<br />

hydrating masque, their Liquid<br />

Vitamin Hydra Mist, and The<br />

Ultimate Face Cream. R895, from<br />

ecodiva.co.za<br />

You’re a Gen Z ... and you want some major success with<br />

your skin-care routine. You’d also like it to do it’s thing quickly<br />

(preferably right now – but a little patience and some<br />

dedication = results). Oh! And be super authentic! Hello RITES.<br />

An extensive range, including The Fresh Crusader pack<br />

of 20 toner face wipes, perfect for on-the-go cleansing for<br />

prob areas like that pesky T-zone.<br />

Great for after sport, these help<br />

unclog pores and give hydration<br />

with just one swipe. (R180) and<br />

Disappearing Act spot control<br />

gel ... a targeted treatment for<br />

embarrassing breakouts of which<br />

it visibly reduces blemishes and<br />

prevents them coming back. R150.<br />

Details: rites.co.za<br />

The My Clarins range consists<br />

of simple recipes, and is jampacked<br />

with plants, fruit, seeds<br />

and flowers. Formulated for<br />

18-29, this new generation<br />

skincare can be used on all<br />

skin types, every day, making<br />

it easy to get rid of toxins<br />

and pollutants and feed your<br />

skin the healthy diet it needs,<br />

chock full of minerals, vitamins<br />

and trace elements. We love<br />

the Clear-Out targeted<br />

blemish lotion, R325,<br />

from Mopani<br />

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Pigment Ease-up ensures a<br />

redistribution of pigmentation<br />

cells, helping to diminish<br />

pigmentation marks over time,<br />

which it does by blocking<br />

melanocyte stimulation. It<br />

improves the structure of the<br />

skin while moisturising and<br />

protecting against UV rays, and is<br />

suitable for all skin types and all<br />

ages. R520, from Aniska Skin and<br />

Art, 082 686 6295.<br />

The Sh’zen Natural Essence range<br />

is perfect for teen skins. Try the<br />

Purifying Cleansing Wash foaming<br />

cleanser with a natural antibacterial<br />

action (R349), the Skin Life Oil,<br />

with 100 per cent natural plant and<br />

essentials oils works to purify, repair,<br />

restore and rebalance skin - use<br />

whenever skin needs extra comfort<br />

(R465). For stockists, visit shzen.co.za

Teen beauty<br />

Apply a<br />

small tab<br />

of RITES<br />

Sweet<br />

Sidekick<br />

sugar lip<br />

scrub for<br />

smooth lips.<br />

R80, from<br />

rites.co.za<br />

happi Eau De Parfum<br />

- a clean sparkling<br />

fragrance, delicately<br />

fragranced with the<br />

floral notes of lilies,<br />

peonies, violet leaves<br />

and patchouli.<br />

R539. For stockists,<br />

visit shzen.co.za<br />

Keep one of these Gatineau<br />

Clear & Perfect SOS<br />

Spot Sticks in your bag.<br />

A self-sterilising rollerball<br />

applicator, it’s soothing antiinflammatory<br />

formula can be<br />

applied throughout the day<br />

to reduce redness, tighten<br />

pores and limit shine. R470,<br />

from orleanscosmetics.co.za<br />

For Insta selfies and party confidence,<br />

try applying your foundation with this<br />

Bubble Makeup Sponge. Used wet,<br />

it’s mega soft and mimics skin pores to<br />

give you a natural, airbrushed look ... no<br />

special skills or IG filters required.<br />

R370, from Woolworths.co.za<br />

Girls just wanna have fun.<br />

Missguided Babe Heat<br />

fragrance has just launched ...<br />

and you’re going to love it!<br />

R655, from Mopani<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ch 20<strong>23</strong> Get It <strong>Lowveld</strong> 15

NAKED<br />

nutrition<br />

From early on, Megan Andersen has been<br />

passionate about fitness and health. From<br />

starting out as a swimming and water aerobics<br />

instructor to completing a 550km adventure race,<br />

she is truly living her dream.<br />

egan’s formal<br />

education journey<br />

was somewhat<br />

unconventional. She<br />

left home at an early<br />

age, before attending<br />

Penryn College outside Mbombela<br />

for a few years. From there she<br />

started homeschooling, but left<br />

to start working. Throughout all of<br />

this, her love of health and wellness<br />

stayed constant. “Growing up with<br />

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an active father and a mother who<br />

was a talented cook and baker, I was<br />

surrounded by a healthy and active<br />

lifestyle, which had a major impact on<br />

me, fuelling my passion for nutrition,<br />

sports and self-care,” she explains.<br />

“My love of these things is so strong<br />

that I couldn’t ignore it, and eventually<br />

I was able to make the time to study<br />

nutrition and coaching. This led me<br />

to where I am now with my company,<br />

Nutritiously Naked, and I haven’t<br />

looked back since!”<br />

Megan is a firm believer that the<br />

increasing influence of social media<br />

has led to us losing touch with<br />

ourselves and our bodies’ individual<br />

needs when it comes to nutrition.<br />

“The endless diets, detoxes and<br />

weight loss fads can make us forget<br />

the basics of nutrition and instead<br />

focus on external factors, such as<br />

appearance and weight. The result<br />

is that we are often ruled by what

the scale says and what we see on<br />

social media, rather than how we feel,<br />

perform and focus,” she says. Megan<br />

adds that shifting our focus back to<br />

the basics of nutrition is important.<br />

“We need to learn to understand<br />

the unique requirements of our own<br />

bodies for nutrition, sleep, and overall<br />

well-being. Instead of conforming to<br />

societal expectations, let’s prioritise our<br />

own health and well-being by listening<br />

to our bodies and meeting their needs.”<br />

Having struggled with emotional<br />

and binge eating, which originated<br />

from personal traumas in her own life,<br />

Megan understands the challenges<br />

and hardships that come with it. This<br />

led her to recognise and understand<br />

the harmful effects this, and stress<br />

- and at certain times, overtraining -<br />

was having on her body. “On top of<br />

this, I was trying numerous diets and<br />

detoxes. I soon learnt the importance<br />

of proper nutrition, gaining valuable<br />

personal experience in the process.<br />

I am driven to help others who may<br />

be going through similar experiences,<br />

letting them know that they are not<br />

alone and that they too can overcome<br />

their challenges, adopting a healthier<br />

lifestyle while still enjoying food<br />

and life.”<br />

Megan’s strong conviction is that food<br />

conveys crucial information about<br />

our lives, wat has happened and what<br />

is currently happening. She explains<br />

that not only does it matter what<br />

we eat, but also the manner, timing<br />

and circumstances surrounding our<br />

eating habits. “By gaining a deeper<br />

understanding of our nutritional and<br />

lifestyle habits, we can tackle the<br />

underlying challenges we face and<br />

develop new and healthier habits to<br />

practise stronger self-care and love for<br />

ourselves,” she smiles.<br />

When she isn’t advocating healthy<br />

eating habits, Megan is extolling the<br />

virtues of adventure racing. Perhaps<br />

not for the faint of heart, her first<br />

dip into these waters took place<br />

in 2021, with a 120km challenge<br />

she embarked on after joining the<br />

Slowvelders Adventure Racing Team.<br />

“That experience got me hooked on<br />

the physical and mental demands,<br />

teamwork, planning, and the pure<br />

fun of being outdoors and pushing<br />

myself with my team,” Megan says with<br />

enthusiasm. “Last year, we took on the<br />

Expedition Africa Lesotho, which consisted of a 500km trek of mountain biking,<br />

kayaking and trekking through Lesotho.”<br />

Despite the sleep deprivation, cold, rain and a teammate having to pull out due<br />

to an injury, Megan loved every minute of it, describing it as an absolute blast<br />

and a true adventure. “My teammates, Wihan Jacobs and Stephen Pinker, and<br />

I completed the race in five days and 550km, with our fourth teammate, Harry<br />

Wiltshire, cheering us on at the finish line. Now I’m gearing up for the 20<strong>23</strong><br />

Adventure Racing World Championship in the Kouga region of the Eastern Cape,<br />

where we will be facing a 700km adventure race. I still have some training to do,<br />

but I’m so excited and can’t wait to tackle this new obstacle!”<br />

She explains that ultra-endurance races are more than just a physical challenge<br />

for her. They also allow her to explore her love of the outdoors and to push her<br />

limits. But what she finds most fascinating is the mental aspect of these races.<br />

“It’s a journey of self-discovery, on which I get to learn about my own strengths,<br />

determination, grit and capacity,” she smles. “I race for the love of the sport and<br />

the thrill of the outdoors, but most importantly, I race for myself. It’s a way for me<br />

to continuously improve and better myself in every aspect. I highly recommend<br />

it. To anyone who wants to start adventure racing … my best advice would be to<br />

just start! Get your team together, go out there and have a jol! It’s not always easy,<br />

but it’s definitely worth it.”<br />

Megan’s philosophy is simple - a healthy lifestyle encompasses a state of<br />

contentment with yourself, your choices, and your relationship with food. A<br />

place where guilt, shame or comparisons are no longer factors in our relationship<br />

with food or ourselves. “A healthy lifestyle encompasses a harmonious balance<br />

of a healthy mind, soul and body,” she says, “all of which need to be cherished,<br />

nourished and protected, as they make us truly unique individuals. They make<br />

you uniquely you!”<br />

Details: megan@meganandersen.co.za or 076 385 8160<br />


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Wrap it up<br />

One of these hip and happening food<br />

fads is the Vietnamese or Thai wrap. Wraps<br />

have been around forever, but are enjoying<br />

brand-new popularity in culinary circles.<br />

Rice paper, once considered exotic<br />

and foreign, is available at many local<br />

supermarkets around the <strong>Lowveld</strong>, and<br />

the fillings are really all about the occasion<br />

and the mood. Mastering them at home<br />

may seem like a big ask, but what they<br />

may lack in structure and shape, they will<br />

more than make up for in taste. You’ll soon<br />

realise they are an almost perfect food, and<br />

can be eaten as a snack or as a meal - the<br />

possibilities are endless.<br />

Wraps are first and foremost packed full of<br />

goodness. While this depends to a certain<br />

degree what you put inside, for the most<br />

part they are chock-a-bloc full of fresh, raw<br />

veggies, prawns and rice noodles. The roll<br />

itself is gluten-free, the only starch coming<br />

from the rice.<br />

Experiment with bean sprouts, spring<br />

onions, coriander and carrots, different<br />

types of lettuce, rocket, radishes, and a<br />

large variety of herbs. One of the benefits<br />

of wraps is that they are suitable for almost<br />

all dietary requirements. You can choose<br />

to make your wraps vegan, add tofu, lentils<br />

or chickpeas, or include seafood with tuna<br />

or prawns. The main thing is that whatever<br />

you put inside must be raw, crunchy and<br />

fresh. Traditional Vietnamese ingredients<br />

are fresh chilli, shallots, lemongrass, ginger<br />

and garlic. Mix and match!<br />

They make the perfect party food as they<br />

can be made in advance and can be cut<br />

into smaller, bite-sized pieces. It’s also<br />

a lot of fun to invite a couple of friends<br />

over before the time, open a bottle of<br />

something cold and lay the ingredients out.<br />

That way, everyone can make their own<br />

combinations.<br />

Apart from parties, snacktime, lunch and<br />

dinner, Vietnamese wraps make perfect<br />

lunchbox fodder. Simply make up a dipping<br />

sauce and add it to your lunch bag along<br />

with your wraps. It’s also the ideal way of<br />

disguising veggies for fussy kids.<br />

These darlings also pair very well with a<br />

delicious dipping sauce, traditionally sweet<br />

chilli or spicy peanut satay sauce. Hot<br />

sauces and flavours (especially swicy!) are<br />

another 20<strong>23</strong> trend, so pack in the chilli!<br />

Fresh, flakes or ground, the choice is yours.<br />

And, if spicy isn’t quite your thing, soy sauce<br />

works just as well, especially if you add a<br />

little wasabi and pickled ginger.<br />

Food trends for the year ahead are an interesting<br />

array of healthy, from mocktails to plant-based and<br />

raw. A few old favourites are making a comeback,<br />

while some are standing the test of time. Either<br />

way, it seems that from speciality mushrooms and<br />

cannabis-infused cake, to butter boards and gutfriendly<br />

probiotics, interesting cuisine is here to stay.<br />

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vietnamese wrap with dipping sauce<br />

Ingredients<br />

For the rolls:<br />

• 10 spring roll wraps • 1 cucumber, finely sliced • 1 red pepper,<br />

seeded and finely sliced • 2 large carrots, peeled and finely sliced<br />

• ½ head red cabbage, sliced • Coriander<br />

For the sweet chili sauce:<br />

• ½ cup and 2 tbsp water • ½ cup sugar • 2 tbsp garlic and chilli sauce<br />

• 1 tbsp cornstarch<br />

Method<br />

For the rolls:<br />

To reconstitute the wrappers, follow the directions on the packaging.<br />

Place a few slices of cucumber, red pepper, carrots, cabbage and<br />

coriander in the middle of the wrapper. Roll the bottom half of the<br />

wrapper up over the vegetables and then again over each side,<br />

towards the centre. Then roll the wrap tightly towards the top.<br />

For the sweet chili sauce:<br />

Put all ingredients except the cornstarch in a small pot and bring to<br />

the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Stir the cornstarch and water<br />

together separately. Once dissolved, add the cornstarch mixture into<br />

the saucepot and leave to simmer until thickened. Remove from heat<br />

and allow to cool.<br />

Serve with a chilled glass of bubbly, or better yet, mix up a couple<br />

of glasses of our sublime Paloma and indulge in a delectable twist<br />

on a classic.

Listen to your gut<br />

Maintaining good gut health is crucial when it comes to keeping a healthy<br />

balance. Live organisms known as probiotics provide beneficial bacteria,<br />

which in turn supply the body and brain with powerful benefits, including<br />

good heart health, improved digestive health, and enhanced mental health.<br />

By improving the flora balance in the digestive system, probiotics also boost<br />

immunity and reduce inflammation. There are many supplements on the<br />

market, but home-made and all-natural are always best. Probiotic foods are all<br />

the rage in 20<strong>23</strong>, and include miso, tempeh, kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi,<br />

kombucha and pickled vegetables. We love this quick and easy recipe for<br />

fermented orange juice.<br />

Kefir orange juice<br />

Ingredients<br />

• 2½ cups fresh orange juice<br />

• ½ tsp water kefir grains (available<br />

at health shops and online) • Water<br />

• Sea salt<br />

Method<br />

Wash and dry a 1L lidded jar. Pour<br />

in the orange juice, then add the<br />

water kefir grains and a dash of sea<br />

salt. Fill the jar with around 1 cup of<br />

water. Cover and shake well. Allow<br />

to ferment at room temperature<br />

for 48 hours, then refrigerate for<br />

two to three hours.

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Let’s toast to<br />

avOS<br />

a celebration of the trendy and healthy avo<br />

Over the years, foodies and consumers have been ‘adding an avo’ to<br />

their meals. This year avos tick many of the boxes on the Everyday<br />

health Top 10 healthy Food Trends list for 20<strong>23</strong> as well!<br />

One of the listed trends, ‘plants in more places’, encourages new<br />

ways to eat fruits and veg. It cites an ‘upswing in the creative use<br />

of vegetables and fruits as people strive to hit that five-a-day<br />

recommendation. For example - using avocado in the place of butter.<br />

Other trends in the report, where the avo is right at home, include:<br />

‘more plant-based options’, ‘Mood-boosting foods’ and ‘food<br />

for your gut’. ‘More plant-based options’ speaks to the growing<br />

trend of people consciously choosing to eat less meat. As a result,<br />

interest in meat alternatives and interesting fruit and vegetable<br />

options is increasing across the globe. This is where avos come into<br />

their own as an incredibly versatile fruit.<br />

The ‘mood-boosting foods’ trend refers to feel-good foods<br />

that help ward against depression and support brain health.<br />

Foods higher in good fats may lower the risk of depression and<br />

anxiety and considering one avocado contains 13g of healthy<br />

monounsaturated fatty acids, there’s definitely a spot for them in<br />

that category!<br />

New research has also shown that eating avos may benefit healthy<br />

gut flora. This puts avos on the list as one of the good guys when it<br />

comes to the ‘food for your gut’ trend as well. As you can see, there<br />

are plenty reasons to ‘add an avo’ to your meals this year!<br />

avocado Halves,<br />

White Bean and<br />

Sundried Tomato Salad<br />

Serves 4, preparation time: 20 minutes<br />

Ingredients:<br />

2 large ripe avocados, 30 ml (2 tbsp)<br />

avocado or olive oil, 125 ml (½ cup) spring<br />

onions (chopped), 30 ml (2 tbsp) salted<br />

capers (rinsed), Fresh basil leaves, to taste,<br />

120 g / 250 ml (1 cup) pitted green olives<br />

(finely chopped), 2 cloves garlic (grated),<br />

60 ml (¼ cup) red wine vinegar, 1 chilli<br />

diced (optional), 410 g can white beans<br />

(drained), 120 g / 250 ml (1 cup) marinated<br />

sundried tomato (chopped), 200 g cherry<br />

tomatoes (rinsed), microgreens to garnish<br />

Method:<br />

1. Cut the avocados in half and<br />

remove the stones.<br />

2. Place the oil, spring onions,<br />

capers, basil, olives, garlic,<br />

vinegar and chilli into a<br />

bowl and mix to combine.<br />

3. Mix the remaining<br />

ingredients in a separate<br />

bowl, and spoon into<br />

the avocado halves,<br />

drizzle with the olive<br />

mixture.<br />

4. Serve with<br />

crusty bread.<br />

For more info and recipes, visit avocado.co.za , like us on Facebook @iloveavocadoSa and follow us on Instagram @iloveavossa

Glorious orchids<br />

The <strong>Lowveld</strong> is well known for its diverse natural beauty and rich biodiversity,<br />

attracting visitors from far and wide to appreciate the abundance of fauna and flora.<br />

One of the most unique and<br />

fascinating aspects of the local flora<br />

is the numerous orchid species in the<br />

area, found in an array of different<br />

habitats such as forests, savannas and<br />

wetlands.<br />

Orchids are known for their beautiful<br />

and exotic flowers, coming in a<br />

variety of shapes, sizes and colours,<br />

and ranging from delicate and dainty<br />

to large and showy. Many of them<br />

are also known for their unique and<br />

intricate patterns and designs, which<br />

are often distinctive to each species.<br />

It’s not all show and ceremony,<br />

though - there is a more to these<br />

exceptional plants than mere<br />

magnificence, they also play an<br />

important role in the ecosystem.<br />

Orchids serve as a habitat and food<br />

source for many insects and other<br />

pollinators, including bees, butterflies<br />

and moths. They also play a role in<br />

seed dispersal and help to maintain<br />

the balance of the ecosystem<br />

by facilitating the transfer of<br />

genetic material between different<br />

plant species.<br />

Sadly, despite their vital role in<br />

the ecosystem, many indigenous<br />

orchids are under threat. Habitat<br />

loss and degradation, along with<br />

the increasing pressure of human<br />

activities like agriculture, mining and<br />

urbanisation, have resulted in the loss<br />

of numerous habitats, leading to a<br />


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decline in the population of a number<br />

of wild orchids. In addition, overcollection<br />

for horticultural purposes<br />

has also contributed to the decline in<br />

the population of some species.<br />

To protect and conserve these unique<br />

and valuable plants and their natural<br />

habitats, various initiatives have been<br />

implemented, along with education<br />

and awareness programmes aimed<br />

at educating the public about the<br />

importance of orchids and the<br />

significant need to conserve them.<br />

Orchids are an important and<br />

fascinating aspect of the area’s rich<br />

biodiversity. By taking steps to protect<br />

their habitats and educating people<br />

about their importance, we can ensure<br />

that they continue to thrive and enrich<br />

our lives for generations to come.<br />

orchid Farmstall<br />

Run by Robby and Urna Stevenson, the Orchid Farmstall and Nursery on the<br />

N4, which is situated 16km outside Mbombela, is a quiet little oasis where you<br />

can stop off and recharge while immersing yourself in the wonderful world of<br />

these glorious blooms.<br />

The farmstall, which started out as a small retail nursery in 1990, selling Louise<br />

Stevenson’s beautiful exotic orchids to loyal Johannesburg and Pretoria<br />

customers travelling home from the <strong>Lowveld</strong>, has now become an upgraded<br />

retail stopover.<br />

With the addition of a small, newly developed barista area and coffee shop,<br />

the farmstall is the perfect destination shop for orchid and plant lovers alike.

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Preserving a<br />

In <strong>Mar</strong>ch 1915, Mosaburo Makita founded Makita Electric Works in<br />

Japan and began selling and repairing lighting equipment, motors<br />

and transformers. In 1958, Makita marketed a portable electrical<br />

planer in Japan and became a manufacturer of power tools the<br />

following year.<br />

It was a labour of love for Makita, who<br />

took great pride in his work and tools,<br />

and his biggest dream was that his<br />

legacy of quality would live on. Fastforward<br />

more than 100 years and<br />

thousands of kilometres away from<br />

Makita’s birthplace, BUCO Nelspruit<br />

intends on giving this legacy the justice<br />

it deserves.<br />

When you make your way to the brandnew<br />

power tool service centre at BUCO,<br />

you will find that it is in the capable<br />

hands of TC Hillicks, devout employee for<br />

more than 25 years. The centre does not<br />

only carry the flag for being the official<br />

Makita service centre in the <strong>Lowveld</strong>, but<br />

the equally legendary Bosch brand has<br />

also awarded it the same official name<br />

for its products. We wanted to meet the<br />

man behind the carefully serviced and<br />

repaired power tool.<br />

A born and bred <strong>Lowveld</strong>er, TC started<br />

his school career at Laerskool Bergland.<br />

The family moved around within the then<br />

Transvaal as his father worked on various<br />

mines around the area. After spending<br />

some time in Lydenburg and Belfast, TC<br />

matriculated from Hoërskool Sybrand van<br />

Niekerk in Sabie, and from there it was off<br />

to the army.<br />

Wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps,<br />

he applied for an apprenticeship at a<br />

local mine. With the fitting and turning,<br />

his trade of choice, it was already clear<br />

that he had a passion for machinery and<br />

working with his hands. In an unfortunate<br />

twist of events, TC was unable to<br />

complete his tradesmanship due to<br />

health issues, which caused him to move<br />

back to the <strong>Lowveld</strong>. It was here that he<br />

was offered a position with a local<br />

company that specialised in the<br />

maintenance and repairs of hydraulic and<br />

other forestry equipment.<br />

Through this employment, his path<br />

crossed with the late Louw Sevenster’s.<br />

Louw was a well-known and respected<br />

long-time employee of the then Laeveld<br />

Bouhandelaars. He was also a supplier<br />

to the same company for which TC was<br />

working at the time. Louw knew that the<br />

company values aligned with TC’s, and<br />

he offered him a position in the debtors<br />

department. TC eventually moved over<br />

to the creditors department, which then<br />

led to him managing BUCO Nelspruit’s<br />

receiving department for four years. The<br />

stage was set and the way was paved for<br />

him to apply his years of experience, love<br />

of machinery and dedication to BUCO<br />

to take up the task of opening the new<br />

service centre.<br />

We chatted to him on a rainy morning<br />

and he sounded like the sun was shining<br />

outside. Upbeat and ready for the day, he<br />

tells us that he’s been married for 33 years<br />

to a well-known local business-woman,<br />

Daleen. The couple has a 25-year-old son,<br />

David. Even more brightness emits from<br />

his voice when he speaks about his two<br />

dogs, Frikkie the fox terrier and Vlooi the<br />

sausage dog. He says the family love to<br />

travel and that they have a special affection<br />

for Mozambique, where they own a<br />

property.<br />

We also discover that TC is man of many<br />

talents. When he’s not travelling and<br />

exploring with his family, he can be found<br />

in one of two special places. He’ll either<br />

be in his garden sowing, pruning and<br />

mowing, or you can find him in his model<br />

workshop. TC builds plastic model planes,<br />

trucks and cars as a hobby.<br />

It is clear why BUCO Nelspruit chose TC<br />

to spearhead its new project with Makita<br />

and Bosch. The new service centre does<br />

services, repairs and warranty repairs on<br />

all Makita and Bosch products. It also sells<br />

mowers and brush cutters. The next step<br />

will be to set up a glass-cutting operation.<br />

Like every other BUCO project, this<br />

undertaking was approached with<br />

careful consideration of the ethos of<br />

both Makita and Bosch, intertwined<br />

with the value and vision of the company<br />

itself. TC was handpicked to be captain of<br />

this project and to start this ship on its<br />

maiden voyage. We look forward with<br />

great excitement to see where it is<br />


TC Hillicks



If there is one thing <strong>Lowveld</strong>ers<br />

love, it’s a good walk in the<br />

spectacular area we call home.<br />

From donning a backpack and<br />

hitting the Queen Rose, to a<br />

sedate ramble with the dogs<br />

on a Sunday afternoon, not<br />

only is walking good for you,<br />

but it’s the perfect time for selfreflection,<br />

to bond with friends<br />

and family, or to indulge in a<br />

little breathtaking scenery.<br />

While it may seem straightforward, walking isn’t quite as cut and dried<br />

as you may think. There are specific varieties, such as rambling, hiking,<br />

trekking, and bushwalking, a popular pastime for visitors to the Kruger. The<br />

local parkruns at Hall’s and Klipspringer Lodge are also a hit, with plenty of<br />

people who are otherwise busy during the week donning their lycra and<br />

joining in on the fun, often with a dog (or three) in tow.<br />

Firstly, depending on the type of<br />

walking you intend to do, you will<br />

need to consider the appropriate<br />

gear. While a sturdy pair of walking<br />

shoes will suffice for a Sunday<br />

afternoon stroll, a hike or bushwalk<br />

needs sterner stuff. Consider<br />

spending a bit extra, especially<br />

when it comes to footgear - your<br />

feet will thank you. Walks do not<br />

require special equipment other<br />

than perhaps a water bottle, and<br />

can usually be enjoyed by any age<br />

and fitness level. Similar is rambling,<br />

which has become a favourite local<br />

pastime. Rambling usually means a<br />

group of people, especially a club<br />

or association, that get together<br />

on a regular basis to explore the<br />

countryside.<br />

A walk on the<br />


Taking time out to go for a walk is one of the best things you can do for your physical<br />

and mental well-being, and we are fortunate to have the cream of the walking/<br />

hiking/outdoor trail opportunities right on our doorstep.<br />


Hiking is walking ramped<br />

up a bit. More strenuous<br />

and usually with defined<br />

time and distance markers,<br />

a hike entails walking<br />

through more rugged<br />

terrain, although usually on<br />

marked or established trails<br />

through mountainous or<br />

bushveld territory. Proper<br />

equipment is essential, and<br />

hikes are often overnight or<br />

even a few days, so a sturdy<br />

but lightweight backpack<br />

and comfortable clothing<br />

is a must. In South Africa,<br />

trekking is often used to<br />

define more remote, rough<br />

landscapes, with trails not<br />

readily visible and quite a<br />

bit of bushwhacking, and<br />

a good level of fitness is<br />

required!<br />

There are a number of excellent walks, hikes and bush trails in the <strong>Lowveld</strong>. We<br />

have the perfect climate and gorgeous surroundings. It makes perfect sense<br />

to start incorporating a daily stroll into your routine. If this is already something<br />

you love to do, maybe opt for something a little more strenuous and sign up<br />

for one of the many hikes in the area, or join the Ramblers. Kaapsehoop is also<br />

a wonderful place to wander around, and getting a little lost is all part of the<br />

fun. You can follow the hiking trails, go for a walk to the old cemetery, or hike<br />

up to the escarpment, where the view of forever will take your breath away.<br />

The birdlife is also spectacular, and there are regular guided walks to the area<br />

specifically made for birdwatchers.<br />

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Friends Café in Mbombela has<br />

a 1.8km and 5km walking trail<br />

in beautiful, indigenous bush<br />

surroundings. Afterwards, you can<br />

pop into the restuarant for an icecold<br />

beverage, delicious meal or<br />

quick snack before heading home.<br />

The <strong>Lowveld</strong> Botanical Garden is a<br />

haven for walkers. You can take a<br />

book and a picnic basket, or simply<br />

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