This article as appeared in the April copy of British Airways Magazine, photography and print by Narina Exelby
All roads lead to Curry’s Post. It’s a simple fact that can be corroborated by almost anyone who has driven the
back roads of KwaZulu-Natal’s enchanting Midlands. In the farming district of Karkloof, alongside the edge of verdant pastures, the signs show: Curry’s Post,
this way. Curry’s Post, over there, point the signs near the old station in Lidgetton. Around Nottingham Road, Balgowan, Lions River and Howick, almost every T-junction in the Midlands, it seems, the signs show: Curry’s Post, that way.
So where exactly – and more specifically, what is Curry’s Post? Because if one follows the signs, one will stumble across…
well, nothing in particular. Once the wagon trail along the only route connecting Durban with Johannesburg, the Curry’s Post
Road is now a collage of patched and faded bitumen that is often dimpled with potholes. After 19km, without ever passing through a significant ‘centre’, the tar ends and Curry’s Post which you would have passed without noticing – becomes lost in a trail of dust.
But look a little deeper, because therein lies the area’s charm…