Food & Family – Meet the Michielins

Food is a big part of our Ballito community, with so many incredible restaurants where people can come together, creating long-lasting memories over a great meal. Meet Brett and Lesely Michielin, two restaurantier pillars in our town whose food is loved far and wide by not just locals but annual holidaymakers as well. Brett, who is originally from Durban, was previously living in Johannesburg and wanted to return to the coast. In 2007, he decided...

Discover Great Dude Food – Tiger’s Milk Ballito

Step out and experience the vibrant atmosphere and incredible dining that makes Tiger’s Milk stand out from the rest. The first Tiger’s Milk restaurant opened its doors to the Muizenberg community in December 2014. They took a neglected site in the famous Muizie’s Surfers Corner, added some beer, benzine and burgers, threw in a match, lit the flame, and the fire’s been burning ever since. Life & Brand Portfolio’s latest instalment of their ever-popular and...

Restaurant Review: Dumpling Bar

In our town, you can explore a world of diverse cultures and cuisines. One standout place is Dumpling Bar, a charming restaurant that immerses you in Asian culture, featuring stunning geisha art created by the talented local artist That Damn Vandal.   Recently, Dumpling Bar introduced new dishes to their menu that we couldn’t resist trying. Their Kimchi and Veg Dumplings, filled with the traditional Korean fermented vegetable dish, were a delightful surprise with their...

Where Art and Food Collide

Are you hungry for more than just a delicious meal? Nando’s, the renowned restaurant chain famous for its mouthwatering chicken, has reopened its Drive-Thru at Lifestyle Centre, offering not only a feast for your tastebuds but also a visual delight for your eyes.   The Drive-Thru boasts a stunning modern-Afrocentric design that enhances your dining experience. Created by Proportion, a cutting-edge interior design agency, the exterior of the restaurant draws inspiration from African tribal scarification,...

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...

Restaurant Review: Jimbo’s Burger Bar

Looking for a tasty meal? Head to Jimbo’s Burger Bar in Ballito, a new American-style diner with an authentic vibe. The place is decked out with pink neon lights, 3D art, arcade games, and even a 3D-printed pink dog at the entrance. Despite a small menu, the quality is top-notch, especially their three flavorful burgers.   Each burger has a choice of either one or two smash patties for an extra juicy experience. We had...

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.  ...

Coastal Cuisine

Beneath blue skies, where waves hit the shore, dine on treasures of the sea at one of Ballito’s great restaurants. Al Pescatore has been delighting customers with fantastic food for over thirty years, and we were so excited to try some of their delicious dishes. When we stepped inside, we were greeted by a stunning ocean view and the scent of salty air and mouthwatering aromas from the kitchen. If you haven’t been to Al...

BEERS AND BURGERS WITH THE BROS

THE BARREL We all know that The Barrel is a great spot to get the gang together for delicious burgers and ice-cold beers. What makes their offering unique is the Whacko Wednesday special (two burgers and two 300ml Stella Artois draughts for R159!) – the ideal midweek break from cooking at home. You’re likely to see all the local faces and friends taking advantage of this amazing special designed for two people or one hungry...

EAT-PLAY-SHOP

MEET THE BUSINESSES OF BURNEDALE FARM Burnedale Farm is an iconic destination on the North Coast, from the bistro to the animal farm, playground and everything in between. We can all agree that it’s an incredible place, but do you know about all of the wonderful businesses that call Burnedale home? The farm itself has changed a lot over the years and is undergoing more changes with new businesses moving in and others expanding. It...