Today, Daleen and her mother Mats are hands-on and Bedmat has adapted to changing times. Daleen has embarked upon an ambitious expansion plan, opening a branch in Nelspruit as well as in White River town and begun an online service. “It’s personal for us,” Daleen says, “we’re not working for anybody else.” Their traditional business is strongly repeat based, often the third generation of Eddie’s original customers are still shopping at Bedmat.

Hoërskool Rob Ferreira

The school is dual medium facility with classes offered in both Afrikaans and English. Healthy, active bodies are important foundations for inquisitive adolescent minds and to that end Rob Ferreira has 14 different sporting codes, so every one of the almost 800 student will find an activity to his or her liking.


Kaapsehoop is often shrouded in mist and much colder than its neighbouring towns of Nelspruit and Barberton. The town as we know it today was formed in 1882 when gold was discovered in a small creek running through the town.

Casterbridge Hollow

If a bit of Lowveld peace is what you are looking for, the beautiful gardens and pool deliver just that and there is absolutely no pressure to head off to the adjacent gym, although a trip to the Wellness Centre may be on your agenda. Staying in the heart of Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre means shops, art galleries, restaurants and even a cinema are a gentle stroll away.

Water wise vegetable gardens

Growing vegetables in containers really need to have good soil to thrive. Most potting mixes that you can purchase these days will be fine. However, by adding a little lime to this kind of soil you will grow better lettuces, beans, and in fact most vegetables. Add 1 heaped teaspoon of either garden lime or dolomite mixed thoroughly with 10-12 litres of soil mixture.