Epic music line-up planned for this year’s Ballito Pro Festival

As preparations get underway for the 54th Ballito Pro Presented by O’Neill taking place at KwaDukuza’s Willard Beach from 27 June to 9 July, music lovers can get ready for another epic line-up of top South African musicians and DJs. This includes the free Ballito Pro Music Concerts coinciding with the final weekend on 6 and 7 July at Salt Rock Main Beach from 5pm to 10.30pm, with After Dark Parties planned throughout the event....

Extreme skating and biking action gets visitors revved up for 2023 Ballito Pro Festival

The epic sporting action isn’t limited to KwaDukuza’s surf for the 2023 Ballito Pro Presented by O’Neill – visitors can expect top-level trials biking demonstrations and skateboarding action as part of the Festival events. Things get started with the Ballito Pro Skate Jam at the Ballito Bowl on Saturday, 1 July from 12pm, with Brent Le Riche returning to perform his world-class moves as part of the Monster Energy Programme from 7 to 9 July....

Ndlovu Youth Choir Concert Marks Launch of New North Coast Lifestyle Event

The thrilling Ndlovu Youth Choir, one of South Africa’s most talented and vibrant musical acts, promises to take greater Durban and the North Coast by storm, with ONE live performance only on Saturday, 3 June 2023, at The Manor House in Salt Rock. Presented by ZA Fest, in partnership with Seaton Estate, this highly anticipated concert will be a spectacular event, showcasing the choir’s unique blend of African rhythms, contemporary beats, and world-class vocals. Located...

Keep Calm and Enjoy The Farm

Ever since I was a little kid, things to do in and around Ballito that weren’t to do with the beach were scarce. But there was always one place we’d go to, the Flag Animal Farm. This amazing animal sanctuary has been around for many years and has always been a part of every Ballito kid’s childhood, including mine. I love seeing the younger generation still enjoying the memories I got to experience when I...

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...

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...

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...

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...

KZN Markets

Kwa-Zulu Natal has so many amazing markets to visit, and they are all coming back now after the craze that COVID brought over the past two years. Oh boy, am I excited! I have researched some of the markets around that I think everyone should, at least once, go see and support. Here in my lovely hometown of Ballito, we have a new market that has kicked off this year and an oldie finally coming...

Get that festive feeling at Lifestyle Centre

Lifestyle Centre is feeling festive and has been gearing up for the December and January summer holidays. The Centre’s minimum trading hours will be extended to 8am – 7pm for the period 9 December 2021 – 8 January 2022, including all public holidays, with only a few tenants opting not to trade on 25 December and 1 January. Anchor tenant, Lifestyle SUPERSPAR, will be opening 7am – 8pm daily for the period 3 December 2021...