It’s Monkey Business

I remember as a kid, my brother and I would watch something like Animal Planet because it was interesting to see different animals in their natural habitat. I realised later that I’m not too fond of seeing animals in unnatural environments. But recently, I visited somewhere completely different and felt a passion for this sanctuary.   Monkeyland KZN is the second free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary in South Africa. The first opened in 1995 in Plettenberg...

Adventure Time

The FabMags family was hosted for an epic team building experience by the team from Adventure Valley, one that challenged our strength, minds and took us to new heights.   Do you ever feel so much excitement that you struggle to sleep? The last time I felt that way was Sports Day in high school. That’s the day you get to represent your team; I was a proud Shark. On Wednesday, 24 August, I was...

Diane Duncan is the owner of Old North Karibu Pub and Restaurant, situated along a dam on Karibu Farm in Umhlali. She is nothing short of phenomenal, and so is her story. My story begins at Karibu, a place where people can come together for a holistic experience rather than just a meal, where the quality of food, cost-effectiveness, customer service, musical atmosphere and safety are high priorities.Besides my family being my biggest passion, my...

An Adrenaline filled Father’s Day

Sometimes the best gift for dads is doing an activity with the people he loves most, his family! We took a look around our hometown to find a few places that offer some different activities that can get all the fathers’ ‘inner child at heart’ out and excited. We found things ranging from water to trees and land activities – for everyone to enjoy! Calling all adventurers!! It’s time to get up high in the...

Drifting with the Lavery’s

I’ve known the Lavery’s since I was a little girl, and they are one of our family friends. I got to speak to them about their new lives aboard their yacht and how things are going. Robin, born and raised in Salt Rock, and Charlotte have lived together in Sheffield for 14 years before packing up and leaving in 2019 with their daughter, Moya, to live and travel aboard their yacht. The Lavery’s bought their...

Fuel Your Love

Where are my lovebirds at? Our amazing Ballito has so much to offer to express and build your love for each other. Have you heard of the 2.2.2 rule? Every two weeks you go out, may it be dinner or an activity, every two months you have a weekend away and then every two years you go on a big trip. This rule is perfect for busy couples and for the not-so-busy couples and it...

Do the JumpStart Challenge  #JustStart

Join local sporting celebrities and Ballito’s FunTribe for the JumpStart Challenge at Holla Trails, Sugar Rush Park on Sunday, March 13. Walk, run or ride to help break the cycle of poverty and inequality among South Africa’s youth in an event powered by Mr Price Foundation.   The Foundation empowers young, unemployed South Africans through the JumpStart skills development programme.  FunTribe member Jenny Viljoen said, “Stay fit and have fun, while doing it for a worthy...

FROM INLAND TO THE SANDY BEACHES

Glamping in the Midlands The Midlands never ceases to amaze me with its gorgeous views, fresh air and country roads. Nirvana outpost is situated on Curry’s Post Road. It is right next door to the alpaca sanctuary, Endeavour Alpacas, run by the same owners, Wendy Canning and Terrence Watkins, who are the most welcoming and friendly hosts that love to make your stay extra special. We stayed in one of the four tepees; the extra-large...

The North Coast is a wonderful place for those with a sense of adventure, and these activities are sure to give you an adrenaline rush and get your heart racing a little.  The Jump Park  A visit to The Jump Park, an all-weather, indoor trampoline park, will have the kids jumping with excitement. It’s a fun outing for the whole family with no age limit, where you also take advantage of our viewing lounge with...

R85 million Olympic standard equestrian facilities confirmed for Seaton

South Africa is home to a passionate equestrian community. The horseracing industry alone contributes approximately R2,71 billion to South Africa’s annual GDP. Having taken inspiration from South African and internationally renowned elite equestrian and lifestyle estates, the Royal Shaka Property Group has officially launched Seaton’s first phase, The Club. Pushing the boundaries on estate living, The Club presents an unrivalled equestrian lifestyle with the introduction of KwaZulu-Natal’s first Olympic-sized indoor and outdoor arenas for show...