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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...

FROM INLAND TO THE SANDY BEACHES

Glamping in the Midlands The Midlands never ceases to amaze me with its gorgeous views, fresh air and country roads. Nirvana outpost is situated on Curry’s Post Road. It is right next door to the alpaca sanctuary, Endeavour Alpacas, run by the same owners, Wendy Canning and Terrence Watkins, who are the most welcoming and friendly hosts that love to make your stay extra special. We stayed in one of the four tepees; the extra-large...

WELCOMING IN A NEW ERA OF HEALTHCARE

RIBUMED Medical Care is a state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary medical precinct situated on the lower level of the brand-new Odyssey Mall, Ballito. Two years since the inaugural RIBUMED Day Hospital opened its doors in Glenwood and Durban Central, RIBUMED has extended its medical footprint to the North Coast. Offering leading-edge medical technologies, highly qualified staff and world-class treatments, RIBUMED ensure that all their patients receive the right procedure by the right specialists with the right care, all...

A Voyage Awaits You

It is time to expand your horizons and open up the future of retail as we depart together on this path of progress. Start your next chapter of the story through shopping, fitness, living and health that the Odyssey brings to you. The Odyssey, the epic poem by ancient Greek poet Homer, recounts the long and arduous journey of the hero Odysseus as he desperately fights to return home. It is one of the most...

Soaking in the sun on Sunbird Lane

Bringing self-sufficient farm-style living into the superb Brettenwood Coastal Estate. Wendy Bouwer from Bridgewater Spencer Architecture and Margaret Berichon from B Design Studio collaborated in creating this breathtaking home for a client in one of the most exclusive, sought after estates on the North Coast, Brettenwood Coastal Estate situated in Sheffield.   The house has stunning views of rolling hills, which makes you feel like you are on a quintessentially gorgeous KZN farm, and boasts...

Pet-friendly Living

Whether you’re furry, feathered or scaled, all friends are welcome! As people realise that Ballito is for sure one of THE best places to live, we see flocks of families moving here to experience the North Coast way of life. Here, as for most South Africans, our pets are our family. The lifestyle of those here embraces the outdoors and the ability to lead an active way of life. Our town aims to be wholly...

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...

Get that festive feeling at Lifestyle Centre

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...

The Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill to go ahead with its COVID-19 safety programme

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...

Restaurant Review: Col’Cacchio

Words by Jordyn Trollip   Situated in Salt Rock, Col’Cacchio is an Italian experience you won’t forget!   In December 2020, Col’Cacchio opened an amazing restaurant in the New Salt Rock Shopping Centre for our locals to enjoy. And, oh boy, have they! We stopped by to have a taste of what Col’Cacchio is all about: great Italian food.   As we arrived, we were welcomed by smiling faces and were shown to our table....