Rosetta is situated in the Natal Midlands on the Midlands Meander. The town originated as a small farming town and has become an integral part of the colonial farm-pioneering boom of the mid-to- late 1800s, Rosetta ‘s future looked more secure in 1895 when Natal authorities built the Meshlyn Bridge and finally secured a place on the map a year later with construction of its still-standing hotel.
Rosetta is surrounded by modern smallholdings, the village centre today features Crispin’s Corner, a small shopping centre where – in addition to locally produced handicrafts history buffs may find that significant piece in its antique shop. This town is part of the Midlands Meander a major tourist attraction in the area. Rosetta has become a hub for cheese tasting and wine tasting.
Attractions In Rosetta
- Marakesh Farm Cheese Visit the farm shop to sample or take part in a tasting with one of the farm’s cheese makers. Cheeses include Gorgonzola, creamy chevin, halloumi, three different goudas, parmesan, pecorino, gorgonzola and cottage cheese made from either pure goats’ milk or a blend of goats’ and cows’ milk. The feta is particularly good. You can also find homemade jams, marmalade’s, pickles and spicy chutney.
- The Mousetrap at the Wine Cellar has a section of fine cheeses for sale and tasting
- The Wine Cellar offers a huge range of great wines at exceptionally good rates.
- The Ugly Duckling has an extensive area of unique and eastern goods, ranging from jute rugs, furniture, rain sticks, didgeridoo, bamboo chimes, mobiles, weapons, instruments, clothing, cloths, curios and handicrafts.