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Cuisine: All of it.

Looking for some culinary variety for your palate? Good news! You don’t need to leave Ballito to try food from around the world. The Best of Asia  Nestled in the very heart of Ballito, right behind Lifestyle Shopping Centre, the Dumpling Bar has become the go-to place to experience the traditional dishes that are most loved by all Asian cultures. Stunning geisha art adorns the walls and the restaurant’s stairs, and they’re all done by...

Meeting Local Mom-neurs

I got to speak to three lovely ladies about their lives as busy working moms and how they balance kiddies and a job. Robynne-Leigh McNeill Meet Robynne, a wife and mom first, and with a heart full of entrepreneurial dreams. She is currently finishing her 200YTT yoga teacher training (I am excited to attend one of her sessions) and is also the co-founder of Oil Life with her lovely mom, Amanda. Oil Life is an...

Iconic and Trending

A town like Ballito is made up of businesses that have been around forever and some newcomers. In this edition, we focus on food and are so proud to focus on two amazing businesses, one that has stood the test of time and the newbie in town. The Place of Memorable Food Back in the day, Ballito was no more than three hotels, the Boulevard centre, the bottom Spar and one fine dining restaurant. Trevor...

World’s Best Surfers Set to Compete in Upcoming Ballito Pro Presented by O’Neill 29th June – 10 July 2022

The 2022 Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill launch was held on Friday, 03 June at Fiamma Grill. (Image © Leticia Cox/ Lens Traveller). The Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill, the world’s longest-running professional surfing event, in its 53rd edition, will celebrate the return of international surfing to South African shores, this time as a World Surf League (WSL) Challenger Series (CS) for men and women. The Challenger Series is the ultimate battleground for surfers fighting...

Celebrating Super Schools

Many students have had to adapt to operating during the pandemic, and students have achieved greatness through the amazing schools on our North Coast. We find out more about some of our schools and look at what the new year holds for them. Ashton International College At the Matric Valedictory the Class of 2021 lit candles. Light is a symbol to all humanity – signifying many things. A source of illumination and intelligence and often...

Not Just Coffee

Built on the principles of respect, love, and passion.   People often say that the journey makes the difference and not the destination. For Sbu, from Coffee Lab, this couldn’t hold more truth. Originally from Zimbabwe, Sbu arrived in South Africa in 2010 on empty promises. With little to nothing, Sbu started his journey to becoming Ballito’s favourite coffee guy, which is evident by the amount of people cheerfully greeting him and enjoying his brews...

Single…so what?

This is not a pity party. Do you hear me? It’s twenty-twenty-two, and it’s all about YOU! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It also lands on a Monday, and I don’t know about y’all, but the real LOML is my career right now, so I’ll likely be spending my Valentine’s Day knee-deep in deadlines and behind my screen because I need to pay my bills. Okay, I’m just kidding (maybe not, though). I’ve...

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...

Let’s Walk Down The Aisle

Planning your dream wedding can be stressful, especially when you want everything to be perfect. One major aspect of a wedding is the venue and sometimes it’s almost impossible to find the right one so, we have this beautiful and magical venue that could make your dream wedding come true. The Groves Contemporary, elegant and romantic, The Groves’s beautiful events venue is set in the rolling hills of the Caversham Valley in the sought-after Midlands....

I’m such a wedding person. I love weddings and anything to do with them. And when I heard about these two totally unconventional weddings – I was so excited to share them with you all.   LET’S GET MARRIED IN 72 HOURS JARED + STORM OPPERMAN Have you ever heard of an engagement followed by a wedding a mere 72 hours later? Well, you’ve officially heard it first here! Jared and Storm Opperman got engaged...