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...

A Place To Connect – The Cavern

Embark on a Drakensberg holiday where the peaks and valleys not only echo with the exhilaration of adventure but also set the scene for romance. At The Cavern, there’s a perfect blend of family fun and intimate moments, making it an ideal destination for both cherished family getaways and romantic escapes. Founded in 1941 by the visionary couple Bill and Ruth Carte, The Cavern’s legacy is one of love and determination. Despite the initial loss...

#HeresToHome

Builders invites you to make every moment count this season with their “Summer memories made of #HeresToHome” campaign. As the leading destination for DIY, home improvement and building materials, Builders offers an extensive range of products and services that are designed to enhance your summer experience.   Transform Your Home into a Summer Paradise Their diverse product categories, available both online and in-store, cater to all your summer needs:   Gardening Galore: Dive into their...

Creating Local Stories

I first started writing picture books when my children were young. Having an inspirational mother who read profusely to me as a child, I also read numerous picture books to my own children. Most of these books came from England, but when I started writing and publishing, I found that publishers wanted South African stories featuring our local landscape.   One of my most successful children’s picture books is The Gift of the Sun, which...

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...

EXCELLENCE ACROSS INDUSTRIES

From concrete and timber suppliers to foundation experts and electricians, the North Coast is home to stellar businesses offering top-quality products and services to upgrade or renovate your space. Framing Views North Shore Group is synonymous with excellence as suppliers of aluminium and glass products. They equip architects, developers, builders, renovators and homeowners with a comprehensive range of aluminium and glass systems including frameless and framed products for commercial, residential, home improvement and industrial applications....

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE

MAKING YOUR HOME A SMART HAVEN A house is so much more than a structure of bricks and mortar – it’s a place where memories are created, bonds are formed, and love is nurtured. It is these experiences that make a house a home and, although not seemingly evident, home automation technology, through effective application, both enhances these experiences and creates new ones. Home automation is the control and monitoring of a home’s systems from...

OUR EYES & EARS – Neighbours Keeping Neighbours Safe

For more than two decades, the Ballito Neighbourhood Watch has been a dedicated and integral part of the protection of the Ballito community, ensuring we can walk around town safely, raising awareness, and fostering a sense of community. They work tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents. Ballito enjoys a relatively low crime rate, but the Neighbourhood Watch doesn’t rest on its laurels. Instead, they use this as motivation to maintain or...