Curry’s Post is a beautifully scenic area in the heart of the Midlands Meander that lies between Mooi River and Howick. It has a quaint history that involves the Curry Family, after whom Curry’s Post is named, who settled and established an overnight wagon and cart stop becoming a staging post.
The Coach House, still in existence today, is where George Curry and his rather large extended family lived – he went on to have as many as 20 grandchildren. Curry’s Post was to play a significant role as a ‘watering hole’ during the gold and diamond rushes as the hustle of traffic – in the form of wagons, carts and weary travellers – made this their stop en-route to the old ‘Transvaal’ reef.
The Curry’s Post of today is considered one of the hidden treasures of the Natal Midlands, for its sheer beauty. It is now a combination of farms – mostly cattle, dairy and vegetable – and natural forests, which appear to extend for miles.