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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...

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The North Coast is evolving with a new generation’s wants and needs that allow work and play in the same area. The idea of Mixed-Use precincts are not new, but they are certainly evolving. Whilst the North Coast has long been a leading player in the residential developments sector, boasting some of the most successful and desirable destinations in South Africa, there are some exciting new development offerings that are set to add even more...

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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...

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I got the opportunity to interview and connect with a close family friend and spiritualist, Richard Kidd (known as Richey), about stepping into a new year and a new perspective for those New Year’s Resolutions. Richey practically grew up on the beach, and from a very young age seeing his friends surfing and coming out the surf with huge smiles got him to ask for a surfboard for one of his birthdays. He dived headfirst...

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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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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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Lifestyle TOPS in Ballito, in collaboration with Durban’s Distillery 031, officially launched their D’Urban Lifestyle Gin to a small group of media and customers in the intimacy of the beautifully designed and curated Gin Room of their liquor store in Lifestyle Centre. Exclusively produced by Distillery 031 for Lifestyle TOPS in Ballito, D’Urban Lifestyle Gin is inspired by the Dolphin Coast of Kwa Zulu Natal. This unique region enjoys wide, unspoilt beaches. Lush subtropical vegetation....

We’re showcasing some of our local businesses and the amazing products and services they offer the North Coast!   Lotus Aesthetic Clinic The Ballito Junction is home to Lotus Aesthetic Clinic, a family-driven business, which is fueled by passion and the ambition of two young women. Our Aesthetic Clinic is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 19:00 and on Sunday from 8:00 to 18:00 to accommodate your busy lifestyle. We offer a wide range...

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Featured image: Behn Photography    We might have been in a lockdown, but these couples still enjoyed gorgeous, intimate weddings.   Tania & Kegan Govender Tania and her now hubby were meant to get married in Johannesburg with 150 guests, but the COVID-19 lockdown meant that they had to re-think their special day or save the large celebrations for a later date. This beautiful couple said their “I do’s” at Colisheen’s Drive-Through Wedding Venue. We...