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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...

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...

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...

Pet-friendly Living

Whether you’re furry, feathered or scaled, all friends are welcome! As people realise that Ballito is for sure one of THE best places to live, we see flocks of families moving here to experience the North Coast way of life. Here, as for most South Africans, our pets are our family. The lifestyle of those here embraces the outdoors and the ability to lead an active way of life. Our town aims to be wholly...

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...

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“It has been touch and go as to whether the 2021 event would even be able to take place this year,” says Alene Naidoo, Organiser of The Durban Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights. “Last year was such a disappointment, when we had to close early, due to adjusted COVID restrictions; but we have received the go-ahead from the relevant authorities and barring any major announcements from the President, we are optimistic that the 2021 show...

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Candy Cane Lane Holiday Light Drive-Through – A First for Durban Admittedly, the usual festive cheer that takes hold of Durbanites and visitors around December, has been a bit wanting over the past two years, with the COVID-19 pandemic scuppering the holiday plans for many.   The team that brings you KwaZulu-Natal’s largest holiday light show got thinking about a complementary experience that would cater to the many that would not be able to enjoy...

Enterprise iLembe: #seeyousoon #supportlocal

We chatted to Enterprise iLembe CEO Nathi Nkomzwayo about supporting local businesses during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The #seeyousoon tourism campaign has inspired many South Africans to travel locally as the lockdown restrictions lift. Why is this so important?  The #seeyousoon campaign seeks to remind tourists why the North Coast should be at the top of your travel list once the lockdown ends by presenting visuals of some of the amazing tourism...

Honeymoon Hotspots

SERENDIPITY A honeymoon might seem like an extravagant fantasy vacation, but it’s actually a very valuable, much-needed time away after your big wedding day. Travelling with the person you love is the best way to take a break from your everyday life, while amplifying your passion. Here are Serendipity Travel’s suggestions of the perfect honeymoon destinations: Bali: For couples who love nature, healthy food and creativity. This tranquil destination will make you feel as though...