Let’s Go Yachting!

Embark on a captivating journey with Braiden, a seasoned Second Officer with seven years in yachting, Kimberly, a 23-year-old stewardess and spa therapist, and Michayla, an accomplished Chief Stewardess of eight years. Together, their stories offer insights into the diverse and exciting world of yachting.   Braiden Coates (26) Second Officer Braiden’s yachting journey began with a life-changing spearfishing trip on his dad’s friend’s catamaran yacht after high school. “I fell in love with being...

Seaton Estate Street Party

Overlooking the expansive ocean at Christmas Bay, a vibrant celebration at Seaton Estate unveiled a momentous occasion marking the next batch of transfers. It was more than just a party; it was a reflection of progress and a promise kept.   Since its inception, Seaton Estate has steadily transferred multiple precincts, including four residential precincts, each step a testament to its commitment to growth. These events serve as reminders of what’s been achieved and what...

Worldwide Adventures

A young local accepts the challenge to travel to 30 countries before she turns 30! Yente shares her exciting journey with us.   Meet Yente, a 31-year-old whose heart has found solace in the picturesque coastal town of Ballito since early 2020. She has travelled across 35 countries on six continents, each adventure leaving a unique imprint on her soul.   Yente’s interest in international travel first began with academic pursuits. Bursaries and research projects...

Exclusive Luxury

Coast to Cape, the team from local business OLALA INTERIORS creates homes for their clients with passion. They tell us about the one-of-a-kind home they brought to life in Clifton.   As a collaborative, the OLALA INTERIORS team is a talented bunch of designers and craftsmen who travel and work all over the world to bring home the best of internationally acclaimed designs and trends. They install complete, unique and exquisite interior projects for high-end...

The Best Residency Programme in Europe

“99% of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” – Andrew Carnegie   A growing number of South Africans are exploring the option of purchasing a property overseas to acquire permanent residency and leave a legacy for their family. But, the choice of where to invest can be daunting. Cyprus – a full member of the EU – currently has the BEST permanent residency programme on offer, where two generations of the same family...

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...

Summer Hair with Jena Morgan

In the world of beauty and style, there’s a player on the scene that’s been turning up the heat. Jena Morgan Hair Studio, now celebrating its first year, has become a beacon of creativity and excellence. Honoured as the “Best Hair Salon in Ballito” by the residents themselves, this boutique hair salon has emerged as the crown jewel of our town. Jena, the visionary owner, isn’t just a master of hair; she’s a culinary champ...

Creatives by the Coast

Carving your path and following your passion takes incredible courage and perseverance. We got to meet inspiring local women who have turned their talents into a career.   Kerry Michau has been painting her entire life. “I studied an honours degree in fine art at the University of Stellenbosch and work in both watercolour and oils.” She paints everything from miniature abstract watercolours to bold contemporary botanicals, tropical jungle scenes and aerial seascapes. So, Ballito...

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.  ...

Timeless, Elegant & Chic: The DE TIAMNO Lifestyle

Every successful entrepreneur will tell you a similar story: you quickly learn to embrace failure as a learning opportunity and need to consistently maintain a growth mindset to keep your goals in focus. But, it’s also important to add one more attribute: courage for the times you need to take that leap of faith!   Debbie, the founder of the popular DE TIAMO linen clothing range, looks back at her journey, fondly remembering her first...