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It’s been a rough few months, but with businesses operating again, here are some great spots to relax and recuperate for the year ahead.   Get Your Hair Done Lauren, the salon owner, alongside Michelle, Ria and the rest of the team at Scissor Sisters Hair Studio will make you feel welcome and at home from the moment you walk through the door, and you will leave with gorgeous locks and a smile on your...

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The North Coast is growing! We catch up with some of the top developers in Ballito to find out more about them and their exciting upcoming projects.   Murray Collins of Collins Residential We catch up with the owner of Collins Residential, Murray Collins, about what he’s up to at the moment.   Tell us more about yourself as a developer. Having been born into a family in property (H. Collins and Sons) and watching...

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Words by: Collins Residential    Ballito has grown from being a chilled holiday town, to now being the place where individuals seek that live-work-play lifestyle. While still upholding that charming coastal feel, this node has transformed and grown over the last decade, where the population alone has gone from 12 000 to 30 000 residents. It has even been revealed that 10% of South Africans from central provinces find KZN’s North Coast the ideal retirement...

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We all have visions of how we want our homes to look and feel. These home experts on the North Coast can bring those visions to life, helping you create the home of your dreams!   Gerhard Architect “A passionate, award-winning and proudly South African architectural firm.” We believe in architecture without reference and a client centred, sustainably driven and progressively modern approach. From our inception in 2006, our aim has been to provide cutting...

We’re showcasing some of our local businesses and the amazing products and services they offer the North Coast.   Curro Castle Mount Richmore Curro Castle Mount Richmore has a special motto: “Your family is our family”. This is the sentiment felt by Group 1 and 3 teachers, Chantal and Mika. Chantal is a Group 1 teacher. “My children generally start with me at three months old and will graduate out of my class at 12...

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Whether it’s for work or play, these fibre providers are keeping the North Coast connected!   Bundu NetworX: Defining Connectivity through Fibre   Bundu NetworX is an ISP based in Kwazulu-Natal. We have been supplying internet to home and business customers since 2005, not only to the coastal areas, but to outlying and hard to reach parts of Kwazulu-Natal too. We can proudly say that we have supplied internet from sea level to the top...

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We’re celebrating Women’s Month by meeting some of our incredible local businesswomen on the North Coast. We learn more about them, their business and what inspires them to be amazing boss ladies. Go girl power!   Schane Anderson and Debbie Steinhobel from OLALA Interiors OLALA Interiors was founded in 1993 by Schanè Anderson, and Debbie Steinhobel joined in 2014, and over the past 27 years the business has soared. OLALA Interiors is an inspirational interior...

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In a time when things are tough, we are feeling inspired by these go-getting, young male entrepreneurs. Not only are they local, but they have some amazing products and services to offer Ballito residents. We caught up with them to find out more about their businesses, what they have learned and what they love about being local!   Trystan Hobart – From the Woods  Originally from Zimbabwe, Trystan moved to South Africa a little over...

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Opening photo by Barry Bowditch Photography   A sense of community in the North Coast is one of the things we love most about living here! When times are tough, we come together and support one another, because without each other, this town wouldn’t be the same. We caught up with some local business owners to find out more about what they offer, and why they love Ballito.   Curro Castle Mount Richmore    Curro...

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Flag Animal Farm is well-known amongst both locals and visitors of Ballito, so when they were facing hard times during the lockdown, Chris and Emily Allan, local photographers, started the Flag Animal Farm project to raise awareness and encourage people to donate and assist the farm where they can. We caught up with Chris to find out more about the project.   What sparked the idea for the project? We have loved the idea of...