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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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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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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...

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With the new Omnicron variant driving a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections, concerns have been raised about health and safety and public events. Fortunately, event organisers of the 2021 Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill have implemented a stringent Covid-19 safety programme to protect contestants and visitors. This will allow the KwaDukuza event to go ahead as scheduled from 9 to 19 December. “In planning for The Ballito Pro, our Covid-19 safety programme has taken into...

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Words: Jordie Trotter   Show your partner some love without breaking the bank! The month of love is here, and couples around the world take this time to celebrate one another and their relationships. While showering one another with gifts and enjoying romantic experiences together is wonderful, it can get expensive very quickly. We share some fabulous, affordable ways to show some love at any time of the year.   Play Board Games Together Most...

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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 FabTeam has been missing our favourite local food and drink spots during the lockdown. It has been really tough, and we’ve missed visiting our favourite spots for a great meal and some drinks with friends and family! Here’s what the FabTeam has missed most…   Sharlene Odayar – Production “I really miss Wimpy breakfasts with the team and half-price sushi on Tuesdays.” “What I’ve missed most during the lockdown is having a quick stop...

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If you follow I Love Ballito on social media or our The Ballito page, you might have seen or heard of the Love Local initiative. The campaign involves a series of Zoom sessions, four so far, where members of the community come together to discuss a particular topic related to businesses and the community affected by the lockdown, focusing on what was happening and where to next! I Love Ballito owners, Tim Johnson and Justin...

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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...

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No, you didn’t read that wrong! We take a look at some of the North Coast’s best golf clubs, and all their food and beverage offerings.   Community at Simbithi Country Club   About the Course Although Simbithi has some wonderful facilities, Simbithi Estate would not be what it is without their beautiful 18-hole golf course. It has a par of 60, comprising of par 3s, par 4s and one par 5, so the course...