A Showstopper for Performing Arts in Durban

KZN matriculants with a passion and talent for the performing arts often have to move across the country to complete further studies in the industry, where they may not even receive the qualifications needed to pursue a global career.   Welcome to the stage the International School of Performing Arts.   Located on Florida Road in the heart of Durban, ISPA is a tertiary musical theatre academy dedicated to comprehensively training young talent in all...

Unleash the Fun

It’s finally the much-anticipated December holidays! But the novelty of sleeping in late and watching TV all day is wearing off quickly, and those restless, little bodies are searching for something to do. Fear not, parents! We have put together a few awesome places and activities to keep the busybodies entertained.   Something for Everyone Open every weekend and on public holidays from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Ballito Farmer’s Market is the perfect...

A Tour from Above: BAC Helicopters

We are truly lucky to live on the North Coast, with its great weather, ocean views, and community lifestyle. So, what’s a better way to further explore our coastline than from the sky? BAC Helicopters has widened its horizon from Virginia Airport to its newly completed, second hangar at their Head Office in Imbonini Helistop, which allows visitors to take to the sky on a wonderful tour of our coast.   Established in 1992 as...

A Coastal Christmas

The weather outside isn’t frightful and the sun is so delightful. And since we live on the coast, it’s time to host, host, host! This season, we have added a Ballito twist to the Christmas feast with the help of Phillippa & Janine Hill from Phill’s Food. Invite your family and friends to indulge in a beautiful seafood spread to celebrate a sunny, merry Christmas.   CRAYFISH COCKTAIL Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 4 crayfish tails 1...

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,...

Just Bust a Move!

If you’re not part of the local dancing scene, you may not be aware of the incredible number of studios and classes in Ballito to get your groove on. So, I slipped on my dancing shoes and shimmied my way through a series of lessons!   We put on our most colourful outfits and headed to a Bollywood in Ballito class. Suvina Mahadaw, who has loved dance since she was six years old, offers Bollyfit,...

A Tropical Escape

Imagine yourself surrounded by the smell of the sea, your skin kissed by the sun, and a delicious cocktail in hand as you dip your toes into a shimmering pool. It’s the stuff dreams are made of, and Ballito is blessed with a boutique hotel that brings that dream to life. The Beach Wood Boutique Hotel & Resort beckons with its stunning white facade, inviting you to step into a paradise unlike any other.  ...

Let’s Go Girls!

Where are my ladies? It’s time to schedule some fun girls’ days out with your favourite friends. Don’t freak out! I have a few fabulous activities you can do with the gal pals. From food and drinks to nails and dancing, it’s all covered. But let’s do it Shania Twain style! If you know the song, we’re best friends now!   “IS THE PREROGATIVE TO HAVE A LITTLE FUN AND…” Book your calendars for every...

Creating Your Imagination

Super fun stationery, essentials, groovy gadgets and gifts. New to the Ballito Junction Regional Mall, Yokico aims to provide uniquely designed products that are not only colourful but engaging and delightful for kids to enjoy. Standing out from the rest, they offer kids an alternative to their screens that is just as enticing, with hopes to inspire children to put away their tablets and pick up their pencils again.” Yokico’s name has no literal meaning....

Ciao, Italia!

In our little coastal town, we are truly blessed to be able to embrace international cuisines! La Piazza Continental Cafe, nestled in the buzz of The Well Centre, is everyone’s go-to spot. A colourful play area happily entertains the kids with easy access to the outside tables for family-friendly seating and a more cosy seating area inside. La Piazza exudes an Italian ambience. Its warm lighting and the friendly, yet very vibrant, atmosphere is the...