Eat. Shop. Relax. at Yard 41

Nestled in the heart of the Midlands, in a town called Howick, the location of the Howick Falls and the Mandela Capture Site made famous by the impressive sculpture of Nelson Mandela, you will find Yard 41.

Yard 41 is a unique retail and lifestyle experience with splendid views across the Umgeni Valley offering a one a place to Eat. Shop. Relax.

The industrial architectural design with a modern touch, creates a perfect blend of old and new offering a distinctively curated retail space.


  1. Treatery
  • Treatery, specialises in artisan baked goods, cakes, good coffee, healthy smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. Breakfast and Light lunches are also available.

2. Village

  • Village is a family style restaurant with a very dynamic space. Upfront it has a cafe feel to it, the veranda has more relaxed, slow paced vibe and upstairs has a boutique bar.


  1. The Ruby Orchard
  • A décor, homeware, furniture and gift store.

2. Collective @Yard 41

  • Specialises in vintage, industrial, retro furniture and décor.

3. Blackwood Gardenette

  • A nursery that belongs to the Blackwood’s group of retail garden outlets in KwaZulu Natal Region.


The beautiful views of the Umgeni Valley, create a peaceful environment and there’s a lovely play area and garden for the little people to run around.

It truly is a great space not just for locals but tourist visiting Howick and looking for a place to unwind.

Stay Splendid!

The Jungle

It’s always such a treat when one finds hidden gems in Jozi, my recent discovery is a place called The Jungle in Craighall. The place has been transformed from an old antique/furniture showroom to an awesome retail concept space.


Inside the Jungle you will find a florist, a café, and a creatively structured retail space that offers beauty products, home décor, books and some splendid apparel.

The Cafe
The Cafe

The cafe is a great place to work from or meet a friend or client.

The Retail Space
The Retail Space


The Jungle has a warm and inviting feel to it, one of those places I will visit frequently to get away from the 4 corners of my office.

Address: 357 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, Johannesburg

Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 17:30

Saturday 09:00 – 15:00