Our Love Story

From first dates and chance encounters to forever… We spoke with a few local couples abo their relationships and journeys together. Whether they’ve been together for one or 50 year these stories will make you believe in true love! Luyanda & Carla Mothiba Married for Six Years THE TIMELINE Luyanda, my husband, and I met in November 2010 on a night out. The following day, he invited me on a date to go house shopping...

For The Love Of Our Bodies 

A Look into Hormonal Health with Dr Jess Beningfield Hormonal health is a crucial aspect of a woman’s overall well-being, yet it often remains shrouded in misconceptions. In recent years, women have gained more control over their health thanks to a shift in medical practices. To get the details on all things hormonal health and how to improve it, I chatted with Dr Jess, an expert in the field, to shed light on women’s health...

SOLO CELEBRATIONS

We all know about Valentine’s Day. You may have even heard of Galentine’s Day. Now, let me introduce you to ‘Solo Celebrations’. Whether you are single, in a relationship, or “it’s complicated”, Love Month 2024 is all about self-love and treating yourself. It’s the best day of the year! read a lot about why self-love is so important – how you should love yourself before you can love someone else. But how exactly do you...

Eternal Love

Embark on tales from local brides that encapsulate the joy, resilience and surprises that come with the journey to “I do”.   Micaela & John Kim HOW DID YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND MEET? John and I met online during lockdown in 2020. He lives in New Zealand and I live in SA, so we were long-distance until we got married. We would fly back and forth to spend as much time together as possible, but...

TOURISTS GIVE THE ILEMBE DISTRICT A R2.2 BILLION BOOST IN JUST SIX MONTHS

Tourists spent a whopping R2,2 billion in the north coast’s iLembe District in the first six months of 2023, and this figure could double by the time the year ends as KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is looking forward to a successful summer season.  Supporting this outlook, Enterprise iLembe reported that accommodation on the North Coast is already 80% booked and it expects to be fully booked between 15 December and 5 January 2024.  Speaking at the North...

Get a Hobby

It’s time to be more productive and bring more joy to your life in 2024 by joining a club or starting a new hobby to feed your mind, body and soul.   Ever heard of Ikigai, the Japanese concept meaning ‘reason for being’ or ‘life purpose’? It’s a philosophy divided into four essential areas: passion (what you love), mission (what the world needs), vocation (what you’re good at), and profession (what you can get paid...

‘Tis the Season: Christmas at Ballito Junction

The holiday season has arrived in our town, and no place is more festive than Ballito Junction Regional Mall. With captivating lighting, rustic charm and festive decor, the mall will be transformed into a magical woodland setting to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.   The newly refurbished cornerstone section will captivate young and old with firecracker lights erected on the trees, a gloriously illuminated giant “JOY” selfie station, and a cosmic light...

Coastal Cuisine

Beneath blue skies, where waves hit the shore, dine on treasures of the sea at one of Ballito’s great restaurants. Al Pescatore has been delighting customers with fantastic food for over thirty years, and we were so excited to try some of their delicious dishes. When we stepped inside, we were greeted by a stunning ocean view and the scent of salty air and mouthwatering aromas from the kitchen. If you haven’t been to Al...

OPEN HOUSES & CLOSING DEALS

OPENING IMAGE ELALENI COASTAL FOREST ESTATE We spoke to a few real estate agents and agencies about being part of the real estate market on the North Coast. They share their history and what they love about selling local homes. Reliable & Experienced HOW LONG HAS PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES BEEN OPERATING IN BALLITO? We are turning 28 years old this year! This alone provides our clients with confidence in our experience and knowledge, which certainly...

DEAR, COCKTAILS

Let’s take something trending and create a bit of magic! With the launch of Dear Custard, we asked the amazing mixologist Aryn Geekie from Conchilla to create fabulous cocktails inspired by their delicious custard slices, each one influenced by a different flavour. Simple, tasty and easy to make at home – bring out the mixologist within you and create your new favourite cocktail! Mr Choc Chip Inspired by: Chocolate Chip Flirt INGREDIENTS • 1 scoop...