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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...

Do the JumpStart Challenge  #JustStart

Join local sporting celebrities and Ballito’s FunTribe for the JumpStart Challenge at Holla Trails, Sugar Rush Park on Sunday, March 13. Walk, run or ride to help break the cycle of poverty and inequality among South Africa’s youth in an event powered by Mr Price Foundation.   The Foundation empowers young, unemployed South Africans through the JumpStart skills development programme.  FunTribe member Jenny Viljoen said, “Stay fit and have fun, while doing it for a worthy...

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...

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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...

House Ebony

Words by: Jordan Lotter Zimbali Estate on the North Coast is known for luxurious homes and tranquil living, and House Ebony is no exception. Creating the perfect home requires time, patience and a team of skilled professionals.   The building contractor, Leucor Enterprises, has been developing residential properties in KZN for the pats 18 years. The dynamic duo, co-Directors Shaun Lotter and Shaun Smith, pride themselves on building dream homes, on time and within budget....

Head North: It’s the Gem of KZN’s Coast

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...

SA Tourism welcomes decision to waiver Unabridged Birth Certificate

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) acting CEO, Sthembiso Dlamini, has welcomed the news that international minors travelling to South Africa no longer require Unabridged Birth Certificates or consent letters when travelling with their parents. The announcement made by the Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi,  yesterday comes into effect immediately. All ports of entry, as well as the airline and maritime industries, have been informed following the signing of the waiver by Minister Motsoaledi on...

Flagstone Sauvignon Blanc crowned as Best SA Young Wine!

The South African Young Wine Show gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of the current vintage. This year, Flagstone’s un-wooded Sauvignon Blanc claimed the competition’s most coveted General Smuts Trophy as 2019’s Best SA Young Wine. This is the second time Flagstone has achieved top honours as overall champion at the SA Young Wine Show, following 2010’s triumph with a Sémillon. In addition to the General Smuts Trophy, Flagstone’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc...