Let’s Go Yachting!

Embark on a captivating journey with Braiden, a seasoned Second Officer with seven years in yachting, Kimberly, a 23-year-old stewardess and spa therapist, and Michayla, an accomplished Chief Stewardess of eight years. Together, their stories offer insights into the diverse and exciting world of yachting.   Braiden Coates (26) Second Officer Braiden’s yachting journey began with a life-changing spearfishing trip on his dad’s friend’s catamaran yacht after high school. “I fell in love with being...

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...

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...

Discover Tranquility and Adventure

Nestled within the scenic landscape of the “Ballito countryside”, Yembeni Bush Lodge is just 25 minutes inland from our coastal town, providing the perfect balance of tranquillity and accessibility. The family-run lodge stands as one of the region’s best-kept secrets, offering a unique experience that combines the comforts of modern living with the great outdoors.   Yembeni Bush Lodge affords guests an escape surrounded by indigenous forest. The dedicated staff ensures every need is met,...

DOCUMENTING THE WORLD OF ANIMALS

The beauty of our world is baffling. From the microscopic details of leaves on plants to the wrinkles on an elephant, we can’t forget the overwhelming views you can find in our country alone. Mother nature is astonishing, and we have people who love documenting it. Growing up, we’d watch National Geographic and learn about animals we had never heard of before. You sit there in awe and wonder how these people get so close...

DOCUMENTING THE WORLD OF ANIMALS

The beauty of our world is baffling. From the microscopic details of leaves on plants to the wrinkles on an elephant, we can’t forget the overwhelming views you can find in our country alone. Mother nature is astonishing, and we have people who love documenting it. Growing up, we’d watch National Geographic and learn about animals we had never heard of before. You sit there in awe and wonder how these people get so close...

BEACH TO BERG

SPLENDID DESTINATIONS TO SPEND YOUR WINTER HOLIDAY Just over six hours away from Ballito, Umngazi Hotel & Spa is a unique destination that offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, making it a unique and unforgettable destination for families and couples alike. Located in a stunning location along the Wild Coast of South Africa, Umngazi Hotel & Spa is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens, unspoiled beaches, and rolling hillsides. For families, they offer a...

TRANQUILITY IN THE MOUNTAINS

Located in the heart of the Northern Drakensberg, Montusi Mountain Lodge offers breathtaking views of the Drakensberg Mountains, valleys and rolling hills of the KwaZulu-Natal countryside, providing a perfect escape for those looking to unwind and reconnect with nature. The resort is situated on a 1,000-hectare conservation estate, which is home to a variety of wildlife, birds and plant species. Guests can enjoy panoramic vistas of the Amphitheatre, which is a massive rock wall that...

LA MONTAGNE A LOCAL LANDMARK

Many years ago, Ballito was a very small coastal town with only one main road. Most of our main attractions, like the mall, were only sugarcane fields. Over time, more and more tourists visited our coast, so the town grew to accommodate those who wanted to visit Ballito for a great holiday. This called for places where holidaymakers could stay and relax on their vacation. With a heritage that dates back 51 years and what...

FIVE REASONS TO PUT RAIN FARM GAME LODGE & SPA on your to-visit list in 2023

Situated just outside the main town of Ballito is a world of adventure and tranquillity awaiting your arrival. Come and experience what Rain Farm Game Lodge & Spa has to offer. North Coast Foodie Destination Indulge in a combination of world cuisines from Chris and his wife Cara’s menu using ingredients sourced from local farmers. They are constantly trying to push the boundaries to improve the food and wine experience. Seasonality and simplicity are two...