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The recently unveiled business lounge at Hilton Durban has us in awe of the attention to detail and sheer elegance.


The brand new Shisa Nyama Awards came about to bring recognition of the value of this South African cultural phenomenon.



PASSION, INSPIRATION AND POWER These take center stage at Africa’s first ever Essence Festival 2016 in Durban.


At last. A health food cafe serving food that isn’t about self-mortification.




CNN says; “Durban is one of the best cities in the world for street food”… But wait! - there’s more!

BACK TO THE BEACH With Surf Riders Cafe

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We are used to pairing wine with dinner, so why not whisky?


REGULARS THE SHOWCASE: DURBAN 16 Accommodation, Dining, Shopping, Local Designers, Art, Museums, Markets, Entertainment, Activities, Bars & Nightlife, Jewellers, Spas & Wellness and Services

THE SHOWCASE: EXPLORE KZN 52 Midlands & Pietermaritzburg, Battlefields, Drakensberg, North Coast, Elephant Coast, Zululand and South Coast





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FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY The recently unveiled business lounge at Hilton Durban has us in awe of the attention to detail and sheer elegance, in true Hilton style. By Meredith Haywood


egular patrons of Hilton Durban will know that the experience is unsurpassed, and with new additions like their executive suites, renovated rooms, the esteemed Big Easy Restaurant and Wine Bar and now this spectacular Business Lounge - it’s easy to see why Hilton is renowned for excellence. Located in the Lobby of the Hotel, the


spectacularly well appointed Business Lounge is not only exclusive to their Executive floor guests, but is also offered to the public for a small “day access” fee for meetings, small conferences and general business activities. The Business Lounge is a newly created concept based on Hilton Durban’s research of international hotel and airport lounges. The space is an integral part of their full-service offering,

providing a serene and comfortable environment. The look is chic and modern - with incomparable attention to detail executed to perfection. With exclusive, yet affordable personal service and sophisticated comfort, patrons can enjoy officelike convenience and some pretty clever extras like power points all over - even on side-tables. Amazing Wi-Fi, great seating options, a “chillzone” (with a putting green outside) and a really 5Durban

inviting spread which includes food throughout the day, High Tea and evening finger snacks in the self-service banqueting area, which also happens to boast a very comprehensive range of hot and cold beverages and a coffee machine second to none! This first class experience is sure to entice many business people to spend many a day in the comfort and convenience of this top establishment. Comfort is an experience at Hilton Durban’s First Class Business Lounge. Situated in the lobby of the hotel and offering all day complimentary food and beverages - not only to Executive floor guests but for anybody looking for office-like conveniences, sophisticated comfort, personalised service and a place for your private meetings.  5Durban

Hilton Durban’s new Business Lounge offers: • Office-like conveniences • Sophisticated comfort • Personalised Service • Private Meetings • An Exclusive Check in and Check out facility • Complimentary Daily Newspapers available • Complimentary Wifi Services • Internet connectivity station including printing facilities. • Private boardroom, accommodating up to 6 persons for small meetings • Food and Beverage offerings throughout the day: - Complimentary Continental Breakfast - High Tea - Evening Finger Snacks - Non-alcoholic Beverages throughout service - Alcoholic Beverages available between 18h30 – 21h30 • Outdoor Terrace Seating – Designated Smoking Area • Outdoor Putting Green Day access fees for outside guests: R 900 pp Complimentary for Executive Floor guests Standard Room guests: R 750 pp


Bless Makhanya, owner of Cafe Skyzer in Cato Manor

SIZZLING COMPETITION The brand new Shisa Nyama Awards came about to bring recognition of the value of this South African cultural phenomenon. By Meredith Haywood


he Shisa Nyama Awards were started this year in Durban, driven by Michelle Lewis, founder and owner of Durban-based publicrelations agency Have Your Say. A culinary award with a difference and the only body of their kind in South Africa, the Shisa Nyama Awards recognise and reward excellence in food, service, venue and ambience. The Awards also aim to drive business to the outlets and to stimulate township tourism in a real, more engaging way. It’s not just about food, it’s about celebrating and growing small businesses – the more establishments like these thrive, the greater the impact on their communities and the economy. The competition curator, Ingrid Shevlin, is a renowned journalist of more than 30 years’ experience and organiser of the 13-year-standing Café Society Awards. The judging line-up consists of well-known restauranteurs, South African editors and food critics: Andrew Draper; Buhle Mbonambi; Dennis Ngxongo; Lungi Nhlanhla; Meleney Cunniff and Sdu Gerasch The first round winner of this ground-breaking competition will be announced on September 25th at a massive Shisa Nyama Festival to be hosted at People’s Park in Durban. In 2017 the Shisa Nyama Awards move on to Johannesburg and Cape Town to crown the best in each city, following



Shisa Nyama - A Zulu phrase, meaning “hot meat” used in many South African townships to describe a barbecue or “braai”, where meat is cooked on an open fire. Patrons of Shisa Nyama Restaurants can select and have their meat grilled for them, and enjoy it in a restaurant environment. Shisa Nyama has also become a term associated with Butcheries/Restaurants that sell and cook the meat as selected by the patron. Shisa Nyama has become one of the most authentic South African food experiences, synonymous with authentic flavours, friends, family and good times. And, of course, loads and loads of flame-grilled meat. Shisa Nyama is more than just a meal at a restaurant, it’s an experience, and for many locals, it’s a part of their way of life.

which a national final round of judging will commence, with the winner of SA’s best city shisa nyama announced at the second Shisa Nyama Festival on September 24, 2017. Says founder Michelle Lewis, “I wanted to tell the world about the true entrepreneurs in our society – like these shisa nyama owners – many of whom started out from humble beginnings and now command the attention of our country’s largest brands. I also crucially wanted to highlight the chefs behind the scenes who create delicious food for millions of South Africans each day but who are largely unknown.” The judging process kicked off on the 1st of July, when the team of six judges visited 25 of the city’s hottest venues. The good news for the public is that all of these establishments guarantee a full belly, great vibes and maximum customer satisfaction. The great news for the public is that the winner among these will be announced at a Shisa Nyama Festival on Heritage Day, Sunday 25 September, at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium, in Durban. Because if there’s one thing South Africans love to do more than eat loads of flame-grilled meat, it’s party. The Head of Durban Tourism, Mr Phillip Sithole, confidently stated that the city is proud to support new and innovative initiatives that proudly recognise the value and growth of Township Tourism and its unique product offerings. “The shisa nyama restaurants are one of our key tourism products that we have been actively promoting for years and has fast become a must visit experience for all our domestic and international visitors. We are proud that today, we have a selection of these well managed, world class township restaurants that are rapidly growing in all spheres of the city. The unique culinary experience portrays the lifestyle and culture of our locals and the added exposure of the Shisa Nyama Awards will help towards the empowerment and expansion of these entertainment and lifestyle hubs, that play a vital role in boosting tourism." 


Durban’s top seven venues were selected through the gruelling judging process (which, let’s face it, involved eating loads of flamegrilled meat) and ranked according to a 50-point scoring system. These are: • Cafe Skyzer, Mayville • Eyadine Lounge, Umlazi       • Max’s Lifestyle, Umlazi  • One and Only, KwaMashu • Sbu’s Lounge, Inanda • Tate’s Kasi Grill, Clermont    • Under The Moon, Inanda   The judges also selected a list of venues that didn’t quite make the top seven but still come highly recommended:   • Artizen Lounge, KwaMashu  • Comfort Zone, Clermont • Magic Gents, Umlazi • Meat Junction, Point Area • Emseni, Clermont • Kwa Thusi, New Germany

For more information on the Shisa Nyama Awards & Festival 2016, please visit:


Max Mqadi from Max’s Lifestyle T J Zama, owner of Eyadini he hotel will offer stunning views of the Umhlanga Coastline.

“The shisa nyama restaurants are one of our key tourism products that we have been actively promoting for years and has fast become a must visit experience for all our domestic and international visitors.” Phillip Sithole, Head of Durban Tourism

More of the team from Cafe Skyzer: Zandile Makhanya, Malindi Ndlovu, Wanda Nhlangulela, Penny Gama.



PASSION, INSPIRATION AND POWER These take center stage at Africa’s first ever Essence Festival 2016 in Durban.


ourism Month in Durban kicks off with the announcement of the first-ever Essence Festival Durban; a sister event to the annual Essence Festival New Orleans. The Essence Festival Durban will take place on the 8th to 13th November 2016 at two of the city’s iconic attractions, the Durban ICC and the Moses Mabhida Stadium and will feature international performers, world renowned speakers and local artists. The Durban Business Fair is taking place simultaneously with the Essence Festival which strives to connect local businesses globally.






“This inaugural Essence Festival Durban will bring together voices of influence and power from the continent of Africa, the U.S. and across the globe to connect communities and empower women spanning the diaspora” Michelle Ebanks, Essence President

The City of Durban has been blessed to have hosted some of the most iconic events on the continent in recent years. Her Worship the Mayor of Durban, Cllr, Zandile Gumede said “We are excited as the City of Durban to be hosting an event of this magnitude. The Festival will provide an opportunity for local exhibitors, visual artists and businesses to showcase their capabilities. Gumede said hosting such an historic and beneficial programme is part of the City’s plans to create exchange programmes focusing on skills development, especially since the festival will focus mainly on the youth and women. We want every young person in Durban to be armed with a skill, a trade, a qualification and knowledge that they can apply to grow the economy of the city. Through partnering up with Essence in the Essence Festival Durban we want our city to showcase its cultural diversity, arts and heritage as well as its business acumen to South Africa and the rest of the world. Our vision is that Durban should be “Africa’s most caring and liveable city by 2030”, and this festival will not only help us to create a diverse economy but also make Durban a desirable place to live in,” she added. “This is a milestone year for the Essence brand as we get ready to bring one of our most beloved events to the heart of South Africa in the coastal city of Durban which represents an exciting mix of cultures,” said Essence President Michelle Ebanks. “This inaugural Essence Festival Durban will bring together voices of influence and power from the continent of Africa, the U.S. and across the globe to connect communities and empower women spanning the diaspora.” Phillip Sithole, Head of Durban Tourism confidently stated that "hosting major international events, with high media impact has been a long term focus of our destination visitor marketing strategy. This festival enhances our destination image

by creating global awareness and attracting tourism business to generate future inbound travel. We are hoping that through this partnership we can infiltrate the USA Market and the rest of the African continent to encourage visitor arrivals to our city. Special tour packages have already been formulated and marketed to the USA as we speak,” concluded Mr Sithole. Free and open to the public, Essence Festival Durban will fill you with inspiration. It will inform, entertain and change you. Amongst other things the festival will include; Beauty and Stylefeaturing designers from across the continent showcasing and selling their products, Lifestyle & Wellness Experience, a Music and Entertainment showcase as well as Money and Technology (which will include the Durban Business Fair). The Arts, Craft and Design pavilion will showcase some of the best visual arts South Africa and the African continent have, whilst foodies will also be treated to the different tastes Durban has to offer. Some of the music talent on show will include South Africa’s top artists such as Thandiswa Mazwai, Black Coffee, Big NuSz, Babes Wodumo, DJ Zinhle, featuring Wizkid from Nigeria and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Yolanda Adams from the USA (who will perform in the Gospel concert). Power and inspiration speakers include author and radio personality Steve Harvey, singer/songwriters Kelly Price, Estelle and distinguished civil rights activist, community leader and television/radio host Rev. Al Sharpton. This live event is expected to draw massive crowds to the must attend gathering and prove to be a powerful economic engine for the City.

Power and inspiration speakers

include author and radio personality Steve Harvey (above) and singer/ songwriter Kelly Price (left), as well as many other international performers, world renowned speakers and popular local artists.

The festival will take place at two of the city’s

iconic attractions - the Durban ICC and the Moses Mabhida Stadium


The very best in places to stay, eat, drink & shop, as well as things to do & experience from all across the Zulu Kingdom.








The Sugar Club, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Umhlanga




We only list quality, so you know you’ll enjoy your stay

SOUTHERN SUN ELANGENI & MAHARANI HOTEL Tel: +27 (0)31 362 1300 Situated on the spectacular Durban beachfront, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is undoubtedly the brightest star on the Golden Mile. The city’s finest beaches lie metres away, from the long boardwalk and many other local attractions. While leisure travellers favour the hotel for its location, family-friendly facilities and attention to detail, business travellers will also find plenty to add to their comfort at this stylish hotel. 63 Snell Parade, Durban HILTON DURBAN Tel: +27 (0)31 366 8100 One of the best-reviewed hotels in Durban, this five-star property is renowned for its service and great location in the heart of the city and next door to International Convention Center. Awarded the 2013 & 2014 World Travel Award for Best Business Hotel in South Africa. As at all Hilton Worldwide properties, authentic and personalized service is the highest priority at Hilton Durban. 12-14 Walnut Road, Durban THE SQUARE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA Tel: +27 (0)31 566 1814 The Square Boutique Hotel & Spa is situated in a prime position among the energetic, active mix of retail and commercial properties on Umhlanga Ridge. A stone’s throw away from Gateway Theatre of Shopping and 15 minutes’ drive from the King Shaka International Airport. This retro hotel offers the ultimate in luxury for business and leisure travellers in a safe, pleasant, and exciting development node where people live, work and holiday on a subtropical coastline with year-round summer. 250 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, uMhlanga

THE BENJAMIN BOUTIQUE HOTEL Tel: +27 (0)31 303 4233 The Benjamin Hotel has forty three double rooms, all air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms with satellite TV, wireless internet and power points located at a desk. The Benjamin Hotel is ideally suited for the individual business person. View our Corporate Mid-Week specials for our unbelievable rates. 141 Florida Road, Durban


WOODHALL GUESTHOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 266 6057 A historic and original Tudor house set amongst tranquil gardens within a guarded estate in Westville. With a grand triple-volume entrance hall, boasting a vaulted cork panelled ceiling, parquet floors, partridge, walnut and teak wooden panelled walls. Custom made fittings and crystal chandeliers continue this stately reception throughout the house, and the 9 gorgeous suites. 24 Kings Avenue, Westville

COWRIE COVE GUEST HOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 572 6171 Cowrie Cove Guest House is a five star establishment in Umhlanga. Situated on unspoilt beach in La Lucia, Cowrie Cove promises to be the Guest House of choice for the discerning travelers and businessmen alike. Visitors can always be assured of a warm welcome and a choice of coffees, Espressos or Cappuccinos while we check you into your luxury accommodation. 4 Cowrie Terrance, uMhlanga

VALLEY LODGE Tel: +27 (0)31 765 6408 There is a sense of retreat, a few minutes from the vibrant village of Hillcrest and 20 minutes from the famous Durban beaches. Perfect for the discerning business executive and spacious enough for tourists wanting space and a home away from home. Each guest can dine in the comfort of their own suite with self-catering facilities, or in the elegant dining room situated in the main house, where scrumptious breakfasts are served daily and an a-la- carte menu is available for lunches and dinners. 2 Valley Drive, Hillcrest

THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL Tel: +27 (0)31 561 2211 The sun-drenched coastline of uMhlanga Rocks is one of the premier coastal locations in South Africa, and is a spectacularly romantic setting for the Beverly Hills Hotel. This luxurious hotel attracts local and international guests who indulge in the near-perfect subtropical weather that the region has to offer. The proximity to the unspoilt beaches of uMhlanga, surrounding tourist attractions and landmarks makes it the ideal destination for rest, rejuvenation and exploration. Lighthouse Road, uMlhanga

SUNCOAST TOWERS HOTEL Tel: +27 (0)31 314 7878 A tranquil 37 room boutique hotel - here you can enjoy a host of decadent features that enhance your stay. Choose from enticing en-suite room options such as Premier Rooms, Junior Suites and Luxury Suites, each of which includes free WiFi, tea and coffee station, as well as indulgent private bathrooms with separate bath and shower. Our lavishly appointed Penthouse Suite includes a living area, kitchen, study and even a personal butler to add to the experience of coastal luxury. 20 Battery Beach Road, Durban

THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL Tel: +27 (0)31 514 5000 Colonial in style, with direct beach access and views over the warm Indian Ocean and iconic lighthouse, the legendary Oyster Box is renowned for its fine dining, magnificent views, world-class facilities and exceptional service. Indulge in the sumptuous High Tea served in the Palm Court restaurant. Enjoy sundowners and views ‘to die for’ from the Lighthouse or Oyster Bars or unwind at the pool or in the award-winning Spa. The city of Durban, world-renowned game-reserves, the Drakensberg Mountains and Battlefields are all within easy access. Lighthouse Road, uMhlanga

AFRICAN PRIDE AUDACIA MANOR +27 (0)31 303 9520 A beautifully restored Colonial Mansion, built in 1928, on the slopes of Durban’s Berea overlooking the Indian Ocean. All our rooms have balconies that provide 180 degree views of the city and the ocean, while our Coach House offers private courtyards with outside spa baths and outdoor showers. We offer a personalised service to all our esteemed guests, so whether you are in town for business or leisure, our team will ensure a fantastic stay. 11 Sir Arthur Road, Morningside, Durban

SICA’S GUEST HOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 273 3400 Colonial charm, warm hospitality, comfort and convenience await guests at Sica’s Guest House, which is owner-run, and conveniently situated on three acres in Durban’s Berea. Easy access to beaches, shopping malls and other attractions, for which this holiday city is renowned, make this the perfect venue for you. 19 Owen Avenue, Berea



FOREST MANOR GUESTHOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 572 5400 Forest Manor is ideally situated a stone’s throw away from the beach and the warm Indian Ocean. We are surrounded by some of the worlds finest golf courses and are 20 minutes away from the Moses Mabhida World Cup Stadium, the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) and the King Shaka International Airport. 62 Forest Drive, La Lucia ESSENWOOD HOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 207 4547 With gorgeous views of the city and Indian Ocean from high on Durban’s trendy Berea, Essenwood House’s quiet & peaceful surroundings offer a relaxing oasis. Six beautifully appointed spacious bedrooms have large bathrooms, with separate baths and showers. These include four rooms that have their own private verandas, of which three have private entrances. 630 Stephen Dlamini Road LAMBERT HOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 312 5149 Owner’s Lisa Woodhouse and Willard Maseko have opened the doors to Durban’s delightfully grand guesthouse and a stylish new location for weddings and private events. The revitalisation of this majestic property, rich in architectural heritage, has resulted in a spectacular accommodation offering for the discerning traveller who cannot live without their luxurious home comforts. 210 Lambert Road, Morningside, Durban

SANDALS GUESTHOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 561 3973 Centrally situated in a quiet residential area, just 200 meters from the beach and one block away from uMhlanga Village, our four 5-star luxury en-suite rooms are all uniquely and individually styled in warm earthy tones. For tranquility and some light stress relief, you can relax and soak up the sun around our beautiful swimming pool, whilst taking in the view of the sea from the expansive patio or enjoy a sundowner while watching the Umhlanga sunsets from our open bar area. 39 Chartwell Drive, uMhlanga


AUBERGE HOLLANDAISE Tel: +27 (0)31 564 8568 Ideally situated in the prestigious coastal suburb of Durban North, Auberge Hollandaise is a luxurious five star guesthouse tailored to the discerning corporate traveller and both local and international leisure traveller. Opulent comfort is standard with warm wooden floors, sumptuous décor and thoughtful attention to the smallest detail. A stylish and contemporary 5 star boardroom featuring all the essential mod-cons is available for strategy sessions, brainstorming meetings and business indabas for up to 20 guests. 106 Kenneth Kaunda Drive, Durban North PROTEA HOTEL EDWARD Tel: +27 (0)31 337 3681 A rare example of South African’s Art Deco, Hotel Edward overlooks the Indian Ocean from its position right on Durban’s Golden Mile. It features a panoramic roof-top pool, ideal for sunbathing and sundown cocktails. Guests will add their name to the long list of princes and presidents, millionaires and celebrities that stayed overnight since the Protea Hotel Edward opened its doors in 1911. 149 OR Tambo Parade, North Beach WESTVILLE B&B Tel: +27 (0)31 266 5867 A 5 star B&B in the beautifull suburb of Westville, Durban. Rated number one in Westville on TripAdvisor, owners Emma and Nic Jacobs offer personal and professional service.With 15 stunning guest rooms across three prime properties, each room is named after an artist and indivudually decorated.Each house has a pool and garden, and there is a 30 seater Conference Venue. WIFI. 8A and 9 Haven Road, Westville TEREMOK MARINE LODGE AND SPA Tel: +27 (0)31 561 5848 This luxurious five-star boutique lodge is situated in the leafy, quiet suburb of Umhlanga. Prestigiously positioned on Marine Drive, just 1km from the ever-popular Umhlanga Village Centre, award-winning Teremok Marine provides a serene, homeaway-from-home experience for the most discerning of business executives and leisure travelers alike. This impeccably decorated lodge boasts 8 luxury suites, as well as a spa offering a wide range of treatments. 49 Marine Drive, uMhlanga

USHAKA MANOR GUESTHOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 561 2028 With a choice of six luxury suites, or a twobedroomed self-catering unit, each tastefully decorated to provide the comforts that only a home can. Combining style and warmth with generous hospitality and personal service, situated in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, within walking distance to shops and beach, ideally positioned for business or leisure. 24 Stanley Grace Crescent, uMhlanga

COASTLANDS UMHLANGA HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTRE Tel: +27 (0)31 514 6500 Just a 15-minute drive from King Shaka International Airport in La Mercy, this 4-star hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flatscreen TV. Facilities include an outdoor pool and sun deck. Set overlooking the Dolphin Coast, Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel and Convention Centre offers air-conditioned rooms featuring a modern interior decorated with warm colours. 329 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, uMhlanga SANCHIA GUESTHOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 572 5742 Incorporating stylish yet comfortable trends with breathtaking views, this luxurious home-away-from-home caters to the more discerning leisure and business traveler who enjoys the intimacy of a guesthouse or bed and breakfast, with the class and elegance of a 5-star hotel. Offering luxurious accommodation and exceptional service, careful attention has been paid to every detail to ensure that every stay is most pleasant and memorable. 4 Savell Avenue, Glenashley, Durban North

ENDLESS HORIZONS +27 (0)31 564 0360 This sumptuous hotel offers contemporaryclassic elegance in naturally beautiful surroundings, exquisite food and generous hospitality. Guests can enjoy our tastefully furnished lounge, spacious alfresco deck, inviting infinity pool and stylishly appointed superior and deluxe rooms. All this, coupled with attention to detail and personalized service. 108 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Durban North


A Natural Concept with Food and Wellness At last. A health food cafe serving food that isn’t about self-mortification. By Ingrid Shevlin


must admit when my friend Megan Harker suggested we lunch at the Tree Natural Cafe (weird name, or not?) I was dubious. I’ve eaten at enough health eateries – including Neal’s Yard in London – to know I was more than likely to end up with indigestion and a sore jaw after chewing my way though a pile of raw, grated veggies like carrot and cabbage. And, anyway, I’m kind of over lentils and chickpeas and butternut and definitely courgettes. Worthy, rather than delicious foods. It’s not that I’m against healthy eating. It’s how I have eaten my whole adult life. I was a vegetarian for 10 years and once, for three months, ate only raw food – which nearly did my head in. It’s just that I don’t like loads of raw food that have been assembled entirely for health rather than flavour reasons.

But Tree Natural Cafe, from now on called TNC, was a very pleasant surprise. Someone in the kitchen understands the concept of contrasting textures and flavours and that healthy doesn’t preclude indulgence. TNC’s menu is divided in to all-day breakfasts; tree top eggs; salad bowls which can be converted into wraps and wraps. Also a good selection of yummy soundings smoothies, cold-pressed juices. Also coffees. I must admit I was worried when my eyes settled on the Nutty Thai; chicken mixed with peppers, carrots, cabbage, celery, cucumber, spring onions, mango, coriander, nuts, lemongrass and chilli with peanut dressing. No, no, no said my body. Then I spotted the Kale and Cranberry salad, with crispy kale, cranberries, cashew nuts, avocado, feta and croutons drizzled with a lemon-thyme dressing, R83. I chose to have it in a wrap with chicken, another R28. From the first bite I was delighted. It was crunchy, smooth, sweet and savoury. Yum. I love contrasts i food. And the wrap, wholewheat I think, was soft not chewy. A winning and filling dish. I could have opted for the the Zesty Cauli-rice, which would be enough to gladden any Banter’s heart, but I’m not a Banter. If you are, it’s cauli-rice topped with cabbage, celery, hemp and pumpkin seeds, sprouts and lemon-theme dressing. They also

have a Pesto Zucchini with broccoli, olives, walnuts, pumpkins seed and pea shoots. And a Super-Grain Curry with quinoa, buckwheat, cabbage, celery, macadamia, cucumber, coriander and mint with a curry coconut dressing for R90. Chicken is R28 extra. There’s also the Mexican Superfood with beans and chickpeas, salsa and mashed avocado with a cashew-soy dressing, which sounds interesting, R79. The dressing that is. Megan opted for a meal from the wraps section, Omega. This is smoked trout, poached eggs, avocado, cream cheese and sesame seeds with a lemon-tyme dressing, R115. She was totally, totally smitten with it. The breakfast section is interesting; activated coconut chia (whatever that is) with berry coulis and a nutty seed cream; frozen yoghurt, cacao, banana, coconut, goji berries and a milk toffee sauce. How decadent does this sound? An almond waffle with frozen yoghurt, banana, almonds, vanilla and honey. Or this? Three crepes with almond butter, cinnamon, natural sweeter/Nutella/ banana. For dessert we opted for a Salted Caramel Delight smoothie with almond butter, almond milk, dates, banana, cinnamon, vanilla and walnuts, R50 for 350ml. This was so rich and so thick it was like having an entire meal in a cup. Delicious though, but perhaps not sensible after a hearty meal. As befitting a health and wellness centre, TNC uses only free range eggs and chicken and unrefined sugar. They offer gluten, dairy and sugar-free options along with Paleo meals. Their ingredients are very, very fresh and meals are prettily presented. Food is pricey, though. Our meal, one wrap and smoothie each came to R326. But these kind of quality ingredients don’t come cheap. The eating area is on an enclosed courtyard and, despite being on a busy road, it’s surprisingly peaceful. Ambiance is a mix of sophisticated and natural. Only jarring note was service. Despite the open plan kitchen being literally thronged with staff, we had to place our order at the counter, which we had to work out for ourselves. Which we did. Eventually. TREE NATURAL CAFE Tree Natural Concept Wellness Centre & Yoga Studio 21 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga 031 561 1169

INGRID SHEVLIN has three passions. Food. Books. Gardening. Her only regret is that she can’t eat, read and garden at the same time. More seriously, she has written about food and restaurants for over 25 years, first in the print media, and now on her website - - and her Facebook page. Like eating, writing about the amazing world of food is a compulsion, and is about sharing her passion and knowledge. SHREWD FOOD Facebook: Website:


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BEL PUNTO RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)31 568 2407 There is a feel of the Med at Bel Punto, a stylish spot with a large indoor dining area and an equally large terrace with uninterrupted views of the ocean. Bel Punto is a modern, casual chic Restaurant. It is a family run, authentic Italian Restaurant (owned by Italians) specializing in seafood, steaks, poultry, game and Italian specialties. Umdloti Centre, 1 South Beach Road, Umdloti Beach AL FIRENZE RISTORANTE AND PIZZERIA Tel: +27 (0)31 572 5559 One of Durban’s culinary gems, this unpretentious eatery has a warm and welcoming vibe, offering diners simple and tasty dishes. There is something pleasingly old-fashioned about this casual trattoria with its red checked tablecloths, flags and aromas of the wood-fired oven. It’s down-to-earth charm at its best and the ever-present buzz proves that that’s just what people enjoy! 21 Ray Paul Drive, La Lucia LA VUE LUXURY FLOATING RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)62 450 3170 A luxurious venue on water, La Vue is the largest floating restaurant and events venue in South Africa. Open six days a week, this 85ft luxury catamaran offers a variety of recreational entertainment options. Set sail on this magnificent 200 passenger vessel and live your own “city experience” 18 Boatmans Road, Wilson’s Wharf THE GRILL ROOM Tel: +27 (0)31 514 5000 When it comes to the legends associated with The Oyster Box, one of its finest gems is the celebrated Grill Room Restaurant. With a history stretching back almost 60 years, The Grill Room has always been the epitome of style and fine dining in Durban. The Oyster Box Hotel, Lighthouse Road, uMhlanga PREP ROOM Tel: +27 (0)83 794 5875 Situated inside the grounds of Glenwood Preparatory School and overlooking the playing fields, Prep Room's menu caters for vegetarians, banters and those who are sugar or gluten intolerant. There is also plenty to please the hedonists. Bath Road, Glenwood


THE PALM COURT Tel: +27 (0)31 514 5000 Inspired by the hotel’s original, colonial architecture The Palm Court, with its lush green palms, natural sunlight and elegant chandeliers is a favourite spot for a delcious Buffet Breakfast, including fresh Oysters and Sparkling Wine, traditional High Tea or a quiet place to have a meeting. Oyster Box Hotel, Lighthouse Road, uMhlanga 9TH AVENUE BISTRO Tel: +27 (0)31 312 9134 9th Avenue Bistro has continued to remain at the forefront of the Durban dining scene since its inception in 2001, consistently winning awards and remaining ranked among the top restaurants in the country. Showcasing fresh seasonal cuisine, the menu is constantly evolving and diners are encouraged to try the six course tasting menu. 2 Avonmore Centre, 9th Avenue, Morningside CHINA PLATE Tel: +27 (0)31 564 6437 George trained as a Master Chef in Shanghai and on his travels became a regular chef to President Arap Moi of Kenya. Spreading his wings now sees George in his own restaurant here, where we welcome you to our warm hospitality and friendly service. Park Boulevard Centre, 11 Brownsdrift Road CALIFORNIA DREAMING Tel: +27 (0)31 332 0037 The most exclusive address on Durban’s Golden Mile. Beach cocktails, signature drinks, an extensive wine list and a tasty menu...relax and enjoy while overlooking the Indian Ocean and promenade from our beach facing deck - the perfect sundowner venue. 150 O.R. Tambo Parade, Durban OLD TOWN ITALY Tel: +27 (0)31 566 5008 Old Town, the very word, evokes a sense of history and a portal back to a time when life itself was defined by a seemingly more romantic set of values. Romantic values based on a simpler, slower and better quality of life. There was a time when a visit to your local grocery store was more of a social event than a chore. Where the butcher knew your preferences and the baker greeted you by name. A place where product knowledge, a hearty smile and sound advise was given freely. Old Town Italy’s mission is to restore these qualities and rekindle those experiences. 39 Meridian Drive, Meridian Park, uMhlanga

RESTAURANT ILE MAURICE Tel: +27 (0)31 561 7606 On warm evenings sit out on the sun deck and watch the sun go down, as you enjoy magnificent food, romantic evenings and the true Mauritian warm hospitality. Specialities include Rougaille de Boeuf - slices of fillet cooked with onions, garlic, ginger, chilli and fresh coriander; Prawn Chicken Curry - a typical Mauritian curry with Chinese and French influence and the Crevettes Calamare Creole - prawns and calamari the Creole way with coconut milk. 9 McCausland Crescent, uMhlanga DARUMA JAPANESE RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)31 337 0423 Japanese cuisine is unique to the Japanese archipelago where it originated and developed over the centuries. The majority of Japanese dishes are contrived to accent the natural flavours of fresh fish. We carefully select the best grade of meat and seafood from local suppliers. An old Japanese saying holds - “If you have the pleasant experience of eating something that you have not tasted before, your life will be lengthened by 75 days.” Ground floor, Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel, 63 Snell Parade, Durban THE BIG EASY Tel: +27 (0)31 366 8100 The Big Easy Wine Bar and Grill is a place to relax, meet friends and enjoy some of life’s extravagances. The Wine Bar offers an expansive selection of South African premier wines along with fine whiskies, craft beers and some of the world’s choicest cigars. Take advantage of Durban’s balmy weather and soak up the sun on the Terrace or opt for the private dining room. Whatever you choose, you will have a range of outstanding fare, all fulfilling a lifestyle experience in the essence of golf icon Ernie Els. Hilton Hotel, 12-14 Walnut Road, Durban THIRTEEN - EAST COAST EATERY Tel: +27 (0)71 108 0063 Thirteen East Coast Eatery offers Mediterranean influenced food, produced using Local, Non Gmo and occasionally foraged, Durban ingredients. It also showcases a variety of cured meats, sausages, pâtés and terrines produced in-house. 275 Florida Road, Durban



CNN says; “Durban is one of the best cities in the world for street food”… But wait! - there’s more! By Meredith Haywood

A recent article by CNN listed not one, not two, but three Durban establishments - praising their “Street Food” for the world to see:

14 on Chartwell on Chartwell Drive in uMhlanga Village is a gastronomical party on a plate, their fine dining is already a firm favourite among locals. (a must-try is their pork belly!)

LITTLE GUJARAT, on Prince Edward Street - "a humble but revered institution that remains true to the classic Tea Room takeaway" for their vegetarian, distinctly Durban bunny chow.

SUNRISE CHIP & RANCH, better known as Johnny’s Rotis, for their rotis; "The ultimate Durban street food experience supported by generations."

Green Parrot is an experience your tastebuds will yearn for forevermore. Their menu is simple, unadulterated perfection. Their divine steamed Japanese buns and yakitori are addictive!

And of course the infamous and adored AFRO’S CHICKEN on Addington Beach, for their delicious chicken strips and burgers.

Surf Riders Cafe on South Beach, a short jaunt from uShaka Marine World is the epitome of beachfront dining, with delicious food, and milkshakes, aaaaand amazing cocktails plus, you just can’t beat the location and pet friendly vibe!

Pinxada - Tapas restaurants aren’t common around Durban, but Pintxada in Grenada Square, Chartwell Drive uMhlanga Village is tops at serving up bite sized portions of yummy eats, they also serve incredible daily specials ranging from oysters to Risotto.

ERA Ice Cream is a delightfully vintage little cafe, situated on Cowey Rd. Durban - with the character and charm of times gone by - ERA serves up home made ice cream, cakes and other mouth watering eats. Perfect for a taste of something different.

"Perhaps it's because of Durban's lovely year-round weather, or maybe it's the Indian influence, but the city is southern Africa's reigning street food champ. Local culture and cuisine is a blend sourced from Zulu, Indian and white South Africans, who each bring a little something to the mix. The city is known for its curries, which over the generations have adapted to South African ingredients and tastes." said CNN. Although these establishments are now internationally renowned for their street eats - Durban has such a rich food culture that it’s nearly impossible to pick out just a few. But I did say nearly impossible... Some of our Durban favourites that don’t necessarily fall into the “Street Food” category but are well deserving of a visit are: •

Pop-Up Society on Helen Joseph Rd in Glenwood, famous for their phenomenal milkshakes (read “Mammoth Serving of Awesomeness”) and their superb burgers.

There are just so many fine examples of exceptional food in Durban though - couldn’t possibly list them all!  ALSO: NEW IN TOWN! • Catch - a Seafood and sushi restaurant on Chartwell Drive uMhlanga Village • Chefs Table - A unique dining experience serving dishes that borrow tradition, techniques & styles from all over. Also on Chartwell Drive uMhlanga Village • Prep-Room - An open-air café serving healthy and tasty eats, a great play area for kiddies and occasional special themed dinner night too! in Bath Rd, Glenwood • Thirteen - A real “East coast” eatery, cooking up Mediterranean dishes inspired by our lovely region, non-GmO and occasionally foraged ingredients. Florida Road, Morningside.


CHEZ NOUS Tel: +27 (0)31 266 7011 Chez Nous opened its doors in 2007 and boasts a gorgeous bright and open layout with beautiful walls and fittings right down to the ornate mirrors in the bathrooms. Intimate for a nice Date Night as a couple and great for friends getting together over a bottle of well selected, affordable wine. But what makes it even more special, at least for couples with young families, is the huge “kiddies” area. There are game consoles, a TV and arty things too, as well as a very capable and lovely child minder to watch them and facilitate activities. Shop 1, Westville Junction, 31 Westville Road, Westville

CAPSICUM RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)31 303 2266 The new Capscium Restaurant, with its unique range of cuisine, is widely held in high esteem. Our dishes are prepared with a host of select spices and condiments, blended in such a way as to render it characteristically Durban! We have received many, many accolades by food critics and have featured on TV, in local newspapers, in food magazines and even in inflight magazines of two domestic airlines. Our patrons are treated to delectable dishes, from our range of western cuisine like our famous grilled prawns to eastern delights like our very special mutton curry. Britannia Hotel, 1299 Umgeni Road, Durban

THE SUGAR CLUB Tel: +27 (0)31 561 2211 The stylish Sugar Club restaurant offers dramatic views of the Indian Ocean in a romantic setting . Specialising in international cuisine, only the finest local produce is used, and each dish crafted into works of art to create an exceptional culinary experience. The Sugar Club has been accredited with membership of the Chaine de Rotisseurs, affirming it’s standing as a truly unique and memorable dining experience. Beverly Hills Hotel, Lighthouse Road, uMhlanga

LUPA RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)31 765 3059 (Hillcrest) +27 (0)31 266 8793 (Westville) +27 (0)31 941 1181 (Durban North) Lupa is a neighbourhood Osteria where one feels comfortable enjoying a casual affordable family dinner of pizza and pasta with a carafe of house wine or dining on shellfish, fresh fish and veal with corporate clients. We offer an inviting bar for a pre or post dinner cocktail or grab a pizza and a craft beer at a bar table. Pasta is homemade and pizza is wood fired using only imported 00 Italian flour, organic free range chickens and the finest veal we can source add to the authentic Italian experience. 14 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 124 Jan Hofmeyre Road, Westville 6-12 Swapo Road, Durban North


EBB & FLO CAFE Tel: +27 (0)31 566 3084 Ebb & Flo is a 60 seater restaurant / deli situated in the heart of gateway. We are open, 6am through lunch and into the evening 7 days a week. Our venue is well situated for corporate meetings, lunches & launches. We regularly cater to the Barnyard theatre situated next to us as well as providing healthy office catering platters to the surrounding areas. Our menus are designed by leading Durban chef personalities & managed by Brendon Newport. Our food & catering is designed to suit regular eating trends with a focus on healthy well balanced meals. G158, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga JEERA RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)31 314 7878 Jeera Restaurant at Suncoast Towers offers guests a taste of the finest authentic Indian food in Durban. Dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients and the chef ’s signature blend of exotic and aromatic spices– the name, Jeera, meaning ‘earthy’ and ‘warm’, reflects this. The menu offers a range of classic Indian dishes with a contemporary twist and a little bit of Durban inspiration. Flavourful curries, grills, tandoori dishes, Indian breads, a number of vegetarian options, and truly decadent desserts all feature prominently on the menu. Suncoast Towers Hotel, 20 Battery Beach Road, Durban



MARCO PAULO Tel: +27 (0)31 502 2221 Local favourite bistro restaurant Marco Paulo lies in the heart of Mount Edgecombe’s country club district. It is always a treat to visit, and the friendly staff value their clientele, are wonderful hosts and will bend over backwards to cater to particular requests. Shop 3, Accord House, 2 Golf Course Drive, Mount Edgecombe REMO’S VILLAGGIO Tel: +27 (0)31 561 7143 In 2012 Remo’s expanded and the much anticipated Villaggio store was opened in Umhlanga Village. A charming and exciting venue for an all day, all night hot spot certain to become your local after your first visit. The unique and beautiful bar lends itself to an afternoon drink with friends or a late night aperitif. Shop 2/3 Protea Mall, uMhlanga JOOP’S PLACE Tel: +27 (0)31 312 9135 Established in 1993 by your hosts, former butcher Joop Mol and his wife Wendy, with the aim of providing food and service of consistently high quality. You will have to go a long way to find a better steak! Shop 14 Avonmore Centre, 9th Avenue, Morningside

THE WOK BOX Tel: +27 (0)31 564 2939 Are you looking for that Trendy Thai bistro? Well you’ve found it! At The Wok Box, it’s all about serving authentic Tasty Thai Food! We have dedicated ourselves to making sure our Thai Food Woks! Shop 10.D 8-12 Mackeurtan Avenue POP UP SOCIETY RESTAURANT & BAR Tel: +27 (0)31 201 5566 Pop-up Society and Bar is a trendy, comfortable and modern family restaurant situated in the heart of Glenwood. When founding members Mike and Chef Rev decided to open a restaurant the menu was the only clear aspect in their mind, they wanted to create a warm restaurant with all the food they enjoyed eating from their many travels around the world…and craft beer. In a nutshell they wanted a real food adventure right here in Durban. 132 Helen Joseph Road, Berea


FOUR15 Tel: +27 (0)31 573 2614 Four15 is a passionately South African Burrito Bar, which offers the community wholesome and fresh Mexican food in a unique, and unpretentious setting. At Four15, we believe that ‘a house divided cannot stand’, which is why we not only work hard to house the perfect blend of flavours and textures inside each and every one of our handcrafted tortillas, but also, encourage integration of ‘mixed ingredients’ within our society. 41 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North BARRIO RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)31 566 7456 Barrio is a culmination of cultures, cuisines and experiences. We invite our patrons to share in our culinary delights and rich atmosphere. We select many different tastes and traditions from across the Mediterranean to include in our establishment, keeping it lively. Our carefully selected dishes reflect the Mediterranean way of life that dining is a ritual for the senses and the sharing of flavours amongst companions, the necessity of occasionally indulging and experiencing every moment to the fullest to fully appreciate being alive. Shop 7, 12 on Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge PINTXADA RESTAURANT & BAR Tel: +27 (0)82 688 1310 Eat alfresco in the Square or cosy up in our Tarantino booths to share an elegant range of tapas and pintxos. They call it savouring a dozen heavenly flavours in one meal and that’s what we do at Pintxada. We serve small plates of food, enjoyed over glasses of wine or vermut among friends in the evening or at lunchtime. This starter-sized creative concept for eating out is hugely popular in Europe and London. Its ancient culinary roots are tapas from Barcelona, pintxos from San Sebastian and cicchetti from Venice. Granada Square, 16 Chartwell Drive, uMhlanga THE MARKET RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)31 309 8581 Market is a world-class garden café/restaurant, situated in a quiet courtyard behind a classic 1930’s colonial building at the foot of Durban’s Berea in Marriott Road. Market serves simple quality cuisine using locally and/or organic sourced ingredients in a professional, unique, and caring environment. The fine dining dinner food specials change regularly and provide the perfect catalyst for any occasion. 40 Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) Road, Essenwood

LOLA’S BISTRO Tel: +27 (0)31 828 7011 Passion for People. Passion for Food. A full dining experience. Lola’s Bistro is situated in the beautiful Quarters Boutique Hotel in the heart of Durban’s trendy Florida Road, offering a wonderful fine dining experience in a relaxed and friendly environment. The Quarters Boutique Hotel, 101 Florida Road, Durban THE GRILL JICHANA Tel: +27 (0)31 362 1300 A modern and stylish Grill House that offers a short and sizzling menu. From prime beef cuts and Karoo lamb to free-range chicken, fish and vegetarian dishes. Guests can enjoy great food in a convivial African ambience with simple, friendly and quick service. Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, 63 Snell Parade, Durban 14 ON CHARTWELL Tel: +27 (0)31 561 1017 Fourteen on Chartwell serves innovative dishes that are on trend and speak to food lovers. Food is sourced locally and chosen based on ‘perfection of its origins’. This means that local quality and flavour to the food is represented in all the dishes. There is also an extensive drinks menu of craft beers on tap, carefully selected wines and classic cocktails. 14 Chartwell Drive, uMhlanga MAX’S LIFESTYLE Tel: +27 (0)31 906 1393 An authentic township experience in a VIP setting offering traditional “Kasie” (Ethnic Township Location) culture. Tourists and locals alike can enjoy, feel and experience unique township culture in upmarket trendy and safe surroundings. People from all walks of life, cultures and races, young and old come to enjoy our best service when they want something to eat or drink and maybe just to wind the down for the day. V1328 Mbe Road, Umlazi EL TORO Tel: +27 (0)31 564 3015 At El-Toro Mexican Tapas and Tequila Restaurant, we strive to provide you with a great dining experience and freshly prepared tapas platters delivered to your table with Mexican hospitality by our friendly staff. Join us to enjoy good food, good folks and good times. 5 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North



ROMA REVOLVING RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)31 337 6707 Opened in February 1973, Roma is a Durban experience not to be missed - it is a genuine revolving restaurant overlooking the whole of Durban and surrounding areas with excellent sea and bay views. Roma’s speed control mechanism allows for a revolution of anything between 60 and 90 minutes. Specialising in Italian cuisine, delicacies include continental dishes, seafood and fresh game dishes. 32nd Floor John Ross House, Margret Mncadi Avenue, Durban THE CHEFS TABLE Tel: +27 (0)31 001 0200 Fresh produce from local, organic farmers arrives in the morning and the dishes are tweaked and arranged accordingly. The open plan kitchen is at the heart of the restaurant - for the theatre of it but also for the chefs, to stay connected to the energy of the diners. Watch the chefs at work and feel the connection to the food and the beautifully plated dishes being prepared.a! 23 & 24 First Floor, Protea Mall, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga CAFE 1999 Tel: +27 (0)31 202 3406 Cafe 1999 offers a dining experience to excite the senses: a vibrant ambiance, gracious service and a delectable menu in the heart of Durban’s trendy Berea. The menu is au fait with the seasons, using only the finest local and imported ingredients and culminating in fresh and innovative seasonal dishes. Cafe 1999 remains a firm favourite for locals and visitors alike. 117 Vause Road Berea JACK SALMON FISH HOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 572 3664 Jack Salmon Fish House prides itself in sourcing only the freshest seafood available. This is where exceptional seafood and world class views meet. Truly inspired by the sea! Shop 15, Glenore Centre, 1 Aubrey Drive, Glenashley ATASCA Tel: +27 (0)31 563 2603 The Portuguese word “tasca” describes quaint cafes, bistros or tavernas. These small, well known restaurants are delightful places to eat, where good food is prepared with love and consumate skill. At atasca, we prepare each meal from order, so we ask you to be patient and to relax and enjoy your stay with us the Portuguese way… saude ! 53 Adelaide Tambo Drive, Durban North


BAR BA COA Tel: +27 (0)31 561 4106 Bar Ba Coa is a celebration of the age old relationship between fire and food. Traditionally Barbacoa is a form of cooking meat over hot coals or fire and was widely practiced by the Gauchos of Argentina. Meat prepared this way is traditionally eaten with Chimichurri sauce, a delicious combination of olive oil, parsley, garlic, origanum, white wine vinegar, and sweet red pepper flakes. Shop 1, Lighthouse Mall, Lighthouse Road, uMhlanga

GREEN MANGO RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)31 312 7054 The Green Mango was opened in 2005 and inspired by the famous “Green Mango” restaurant in Thailand. It is the brainchild of two well-known Durban Restaurateurs and master Thai/sushi chef Watchara Sirbajanakul. The Green Mango has become famous for Thai, Japanese and Sushi Dishes, along with the Chef ’s daily specials, which one should always enquire about. Shop 12a Avonmore Centre, 9th Avenue, Morningside

THE GREEDY BUDDHA Tel: +27 (0)31 566 4383 Tapas is originally a Spanish concept designed to provide small portions of food for sharing. Our menu is inspired by popular dishes from South East Asian countries like China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam. We aim to present these dishes using a worldly influence that celebrates our South African cosmopolitan society. 12 on Palm Boulevard, Gateway, Umhlanga

AFRO’S CHICKEN SHOP Tel: +27 (0)71 522 3070 Afro’s Chicken Shop is a famous little yellow container situated right on the beachfront promenade, just a few metres from the sands of North Beach. It is highly sought after by locals and visitors alike, serving arguably the best, most succulant chicken strips and burgers in Durban. With a view over the Indian ocean and relaxed beach vibe, it is the ideal stop after a swim or walk along the beach! 2 OR Tambo Parade, North Beach, Durban

BUTCHER BLOCK STEAK HOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 566 3547 Butcher Block was founded in 2003 by Manuel, and has since grown into a wellknown and highly respected steakhouse company. Whether you’re stopping by for a light salad or you need to feed the beast, we’ve got you covered with the tastiest, heartiest meals in town! Holiday Inn Express, Durban, Umhlanga THE OCEAN TERRACE Tel: +27 (0)31 514 5000 The Mediterranean inspired Ocean Terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean is the Oyster Box’s casual dining restaurant. A Bistro-style menu offers everything from freshly caught seafood, fish and chips and burgers, to tasty homemade Pizza baked in the wood-fire oven. In addition, a full English breakfast Buffet and an a la carte menu are available. Enjoy live entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays. Oyster Box Hotel, Lighthouse Road, uMhlanga MUNDO VIDA RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)31 568 2286 With its prime location on Umdloti Beach, Mundo Vida offers patrons seafood and bistro fare in a casual, yet professional environment. Our contemporary menu honours both our produce and great chefs who’ve gone before, by fusing traditional cooking methods with modern influences and tastes. 1 South Beach Road, Umdloti

SURF RIDERS CAFE Tel: +27 (0)31 825 8528 Our evolving menu is based around the ultrasimple concept of taste. We believe that food should taste good and do you good. When we looked around for inspiration, we were drawn to the richness, flavours and natural healthiness of Mediterranean cooking. We use good fats like olive oil and use herbs and spices instead of salt to flavour our dishes. We choose the more difficult route of preparing everything from scratch, it means that our job is a little harder, and that our food may take a little longer, but the result is something we can be proud of & most importantly, something our customers love! 17 Erskine Terrace, Addington Beach LITTLE HAVANA Tel: +27 (0)31 561 7589 Set above the buzzing Granada Square in Umhlanga, Little Havana offers patrons a fresh and airy indoor-outdoor dining experience. Decorated with a hint of Cuba, a dash of plantations, and a touch of colonial, Little Havana’s design and decor create a space that’s elegant and relaxed yet sophisticated, making it the perfect choice for anything from a meal with family and friends, to a private celebration or business get together. Granada Square, 16 Chartwell Drive, uMhlanga


BACK TO THE BEACH with Situated on the Golden Mile, South Beach Precinct - popular beachfront hangout Surf Riders Cafe is famous for their food, gourmet milkshakes, doggy menu and a vibe second to none. To kickstart Summer Surf Riders Cafe have introduced two special weekly events that are sure to get you in the mood! TAPHOUSE FRIDAYS Open for early dinners and sundowners every Friday with light entertainment, music, craft beer specials, inspired tapas selections, burgers, pizzas and summer menu options for you and your crew. Sam – your fabulous, energetic hostess is sure to keep you entertained as the afternoon builds up into a special evening. A heap of fun, a little camp, a little quirky, a little left of centre – you know they have the right mix for your after work fun. Live, relaxed tunes played by Scissor Hands & DJ Ryan Renaud easing you in from the week’s stresses into a fun-filled good old Durban vibe on the beach. Come down from 15h00 every Friday and stay for the last DJ set at 20h00. Specials run from the same time. Food includes summer inspired tapas, light snack options, fire-roasted prawns. All meals are prepared simply, using the freshest of ingredients, none of our line fish is frozen, and all fire-roasted fish is on the green list. #031BEACHSATURDAYS #031BeachSaturdays kicks off in the morning - where you can relax on the beach, get served virgin dacquiris and hotdogs, then come for an afternoon lunch listening to relaxed Saturday sessions starting @ 12h00. Featuring new afternoon entertainment every Saturday from noon to sunset - so pull in and get your funky beach breaks fix. The new outdoor cocktail bar is ready, and Surf Riders Cafe look forward to featuring a cool range of Sam’s new mixed cocktails and chilled tequila shots. So if you are looking for a great meal with chilled beach vibes this season, be sure to head down to the best beach - South beach Precinct! :-) For further information contact Sam on (031) 8258528 or 


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WINDERMERE CENTRE Tel: +27 (0)31 312 5959 Situated in a convenient and central location in Lilian Ngoyi Road (old Windermere Road), Windermere Centre has recently undergone a major upgrade and has been completely renovated. Visit us at Windermere Centre and enjoy our new pop up shops! 163 Lilian Ngoyi Road, Durban

GATEWAY THEATRE OF SHOPPING Tel: +27 (0)31 514 0500 Described as both the largest shopping centre in Africa and the largest in the southern hemisphere, Gateway Theatre of Shopping offers fashion, fun, variety and entertainment for the upmarket shopper. We have everything under one roof for the techno savvy, the fashion forward, party animals and socialites. We offer a gateway to satisfy every whim, a place where you can leave all your troubles behind. We’re more than just a shopping centre - we’re a destination. That’s why everyone loves Gateway. 1 Palm Boulevard, uMhlanga THE PAVILION SHOPPING CENTRE Tel: +27 (0)31 275 9800 Just 5 minutes from Durban, the Pavilion Shopping Centre offers customers a variety of fun, food and fashion for the whole family. Over 230 outlets retail everything from homeware to high fashion to sporting goods and electronics - while food, entertainment and convenient parking provide a one stop shopping experience for the over 1.4 million shoppers it attracts each month. Jack Martens Drive, Westville

WATERCREST MALL Tel: +27 (0)31 763 1551 Watercrest Mall brings all that's good about city life right into the countryside. Enjoy a sense of laid-back luxury whilst you browse and shop at over 120 stores. Embracing the upper highway ethos - being a friendly, warm and welcoming neighbor - Watercrest Mall delights in celebrating the beauty and bounty of this special corner of South Africa. 141 Inanda Road, Waterfall MUSGRAVE CENTRE Tel: +27 (0)31 277 8420 Musgrave Centre is located in the cosmopolitan suburb of Musgrave on the Berea. With its convenience and style, it’s the perfect shopping destination for locals and international visitors alike. Musgrave has recently undergone extensive renovations. The result is a modern, aesthetically pleasing and stylish shopper’s paradise. Treat yourself and enjoy the freedom of choice our expanded selection of stores offer you. Feel at ease when you visit the place where you can live the good life. 115 Musgrave Road, Berea


BALLITO LIFESTYLE CENTRE Tel: +27 (0)32 946 3923 Ballito Lifestyle Centre provides a convenient shopping oasis for residents and holidaymakers alike. A place where international trends and local flavour mix perfectly to create a hub of fun and non-stop entertainment. It’s a place where a fun day of shopping for yourself or your loved ones can end in a cool sundowner, a mouthwatering meal and loads of laughs. The casual, alfrescostyle shopping centre offers an open-skied, friendly and welcoming shopping experience with customer satisfaction our top priority. Main Road, Ballito THE CRESCENT AT UMHLANGA RIDGE Tel: +27 (0)31 566 2887 The Crescent Umhlanga Ridge is an elevated centre of high convenience that houses approximately 60 interesting and essential tenants. The unique circular design of the centre in a somewhat protected outdoor environment allows for exceptional convenience (in that parking where customers wish to shop is easy) as well as allowing for a close and warm environment making access to all the stores in the surrounding vicinity effortless. 1-3 Sunset Crescent, uMhlanga

LA LUCIA MALL Tel: +27 (0)31 562 8420 La Lucia Mall is an exclusive shopping destination situated on the beautiful East Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Offering a wide range of over 130 international, national and local retail, restaurants and service related businesses under one roof, the mall is conveniently located in the heart of La Lucia. 90 William Campbell Drive, La Lucia GALLERIA MALL Tel: +27 (0)31 904 2233 Situated on the sapphire coastline of Amanzimtoti, Galleria is a regional shopping centre deluxe. With combination of retail giants as well as exclusive boutiques, plus entertainment, fashion, dining and more, Galleria offers the retail therapy that everybody deserves. The centre encompasses an all-in-one shopping experience - balancing convenience with entertainment in a safe, modern shopping environment - just for you. So whether it’s shopping for everyday essentials, a search for something more stylish, or just a fun night out, Galleria is the place to meet! Cnr Moss Kolnik and Arbour Road, Amanzimtoti 5Durban


Local designers and local goods. Because local is lekker!

WHITE SUMMER FASHION BOUTIQUE Tel: +27 (0)71 403 8552 White Summer is an intimate ladies fashion boutique that stocks a diverse range of South African design labels. Fashion never stands still, and neither do we. We are constantly changing and introducing new labels and looking out for the seasons must haves. We also have an in house White Summer range, which has relaxed easy to wear pieces. We strive to always offer a good quality product and a shopping experience that is always new and interesting. Ballito Junction, Ballito

SHOPPE Tel: +27 (0)83 626 6088 Limited edition and bespoke pieces by local artists are mixed with quirk and tongue-incheek vintage which has been selected to play on our heritage and includes ceramics, recycled pieces, textiles, candles, lighting, art, décor, books, soap, plants, cards and furniture. 40 Gladys Mazibuko Road, Morningside, Durban ZARTH DESIGNS Tel: +27 (0)31 201 2319 Zarth is a luxury brand that is distinguished by its stylistic originality combined with the superior sartorial content of its creations. Driven by a passion for quality, creativity and craftsmanship, the ZARTH atelier has developed a style signature that has made it a household name in Durban and KZN- with a growing army of fans across South Africa. 27 Cohen Road, Davenport, Durban

SAM - SOUTH AFRICAN MADE Tel: +27 (0)82 568 3682 South African Made provides a great retail platform for talented creatives to showcase their locally produced, high quality goods. From art to decor, clothing and accessories, our little family of local talent is always expanding giving you, the customer, a fantastic choice of locally made goods coupled with great service from everyone working at SAM. Umhlanga Centre, 185 Ridge Road, uMhlanga 5Durban

ROLLIN VINTAGE Tel: +27 (0)74 507 7558 Based in Glenwood, Durban – This clever team makes use of those odd bits and bobs of silverware left forlorn and lost to the world, and up-cycle the pieces into interesting and sometimes truly breathtaking designer jewelry. From “Fork-Elephants” to “Teaspoon-wrap rings” and “Spoons full of Africa”. these guys are truly talented. You can also order custom made jewelry from your very own treasured pieces! This quirky team is sure to have something you will absolutely love! Available at Wonder Market, Market at the Square and I Heart Market 100% CO-OP Tel: +27 (0)31 584 7550 Purveyor of fine South African fashion and interesting, quirky goodies, 100% Co-Op stocks local, South African & Durban Based Designer Clothing and goods including AfroChic designer Lables – All available at budget friendly prices. Featuring designers like Sane Ndlovu, Burkimina and many others, there truly is something for everyone. You are sure to find a cute trinket or jewelry piece too! Shop F211 ,Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, uMhlanga DIRTY INDIGO Tel: +27 (0)71 637 9073 Dirty indigo was conceived out of a need for authentic localism. Cut and sewn locally each item is touched by the hand of its creators from its conception of artwork to the pulling of each print through a traditional hand held screen. Available from most markets, check out our Markets page to see when the next market will be, and you’re sure to find Dirty Indigo there! Alternatively you can contact them via Facebook and order your very own special item!

THE SPACE Tel: +27 (0)31 566 3166 Gateway, +27 (0)31 265 1292 Pavilion Established in 1999, housing some of the most creative fashion designers in South Africa, and an ever-changing home-ware component, The Space celebrates individual style. With one of the largest selections of exclusive South African designer apparel, there is something for everyone in this whimsical and funky store. The growing selection of random gifts and cute little trinkets is an ever changing inspiration for gifting. Shop F130, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, uMhlanga Shop 331, The Pavilion Shopping Centre, Westville KATHRIN KIDGER Tel: +27 (0)31 566 4436 Kathrin Kidger established her signature label in 2009. She manufactures locally and carries both a ready to wear line and upscale events wear garments. Kathrin Kidger is committed to creating proudly South African garments and aims to create gorgeous pieces that not only cater for the local moderate market but international cliental as well. Shop F229 Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga BIANCA WARREN DESIGNS Tel: +27 (0)31 827 4955 Bianca Warren is a proudly South Africa woman’s wear brand based in Durban. All design and manufacturing is done in house by herself and her extremely talented machinists. We specialize in commercial wear as well as evening cocktail and wedding dresses. After finishing at Durban university having studied fashion design and textiles Bianca won best commercial range on show followed by Sa fashion week she now supplies stores nationwide with her commercial wear and has two flag ship stores. The Square, 250 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, uMhlanga COLLEEN EITZEN DESIGNS Tel: +27 (0)31 717 2761 Colleen is an award winning South African Designer, having wowed the crowd at 2014 Durban Fashion Fair and many other shows, her collection is both elegant and edgy. This KZN bred talent is sure to please even the most sophisticated fashionista. Her full collection is stocked at The Space nationwide! The Space, Shop F130 ,Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, uMhlanga The Space, Shop 331, The Pavilion Shopping Centre, Westville





We have some serious talent here in KZN...

THE GREEN GALLERY Tel: +27 (0)31 502 2757 The Green Gallery houses an extensive selection of extraordinary art by renowned local artists, making visiting the gallery a delightful experience. The ladies combine their knowledge, insight and enthusiasm to create a gallery of international standards. Shop 19, Flanders Mall, Flanders Drive, Mount Edgecombe 1000 HILLS ARTS AND CRAFTS VILLAGE Keddah is an african art, curio and gift store, stocking the best and most interesting pieces for you to take home as your memento of your African holiday. From hides to teacups, and everything in between, our colourful trinkets are all of the highest quality, to last a lifetime 168 Old Main Road, Bothas Hill, Durban

ARTSPACE DURBAN Tel: +27 (0)31 312 0793 artSPACE durban (aSd) offers a contemporary arts gallery adjacent to and in collaboration with dedicated artists’ studio spaces that offer tenancy to artists both local and foreign. artSPACE durban exhibits work of emerging and established artists and provides a space for artists to converge and interact with one another. aSd encourages the public to view the exhibitions to help open up a dialogue between them and the artistic community. artSPACE durban exhibits a variety of art media from paintings to installation works. 3 Millar Road, Durban ETCHINGS ART GALLERY Tel: +27 (0)31 563 6431 Etchings etc was started in 1993 by Garnet, an architect and Wendy, an interior designer, who saw the development of the gallery as an extension of their talents and disciplines, and are able to offer well-sourced and selected pieces, backed up by high quality and inventive framing. Shop 10, Park Boulevard, 11 Browns Drift Road, Durban North

KEDDAH Tel: +27 (0)31 566 3281 Keddah is an african art, curio and gift store, stocking the best and most interesting pieces for you to take home as your memento of your African holiday. From hides to teacups, and everything in between, our colourful trinkets are all of the highest quality, to last a lifetime Shop F243, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, uMhlanga


SPRINGBUCK ART AND JEWELLERS Tel: +27 (0)31 304 8451 A family owned business has for over 45 years, specialised in the supply of authentic and high quality merchandise to discerning souvenir collectors at excellent and competitive prices. We offer an extraordinary selection of the finest African arts and crafts and jewellery all under one roof. Unique designed gold and diamond/elephant hair, and semi-precious stone jewellery can be purchased tax-free by Foreign Tourists. We also offer shipping worldwide, so you can shop to your hearts content! Shop 2A&2B, The Workshop Centre, Samora Machel Street, Durban ETCHINGS ART GALLERY Tel: +27 (0)31 563 6431 Etchings etc was started in 1993 by Garnet, an architect and Wendy, an interior designer, who saw the development of the gallery as an extension of their talents and disciplines, and are able to offer well-sourced and selected pieces, backed up by high quality and inventive framing. Shop 10, Park Boulevard, 11 Browns Drift Road, Durban North THE ARTISAN ART GALLERY Tel: +27 (0)31 312 4364 Situated on Florida Road in the epicentre of Durban’s social scene is the the Artisan Art Gallery. The Art Gallery is a quaint 1926-built house converted into a stunning light-filled space which acts as the perfect canvas for a wide selection of artwork. Ranging from contemporary fine art to jewellery and cutlery, the Artisan Art Gallery also showcases many of South Africa’s award-winning ceramicists. 344 Florida Road, Durban THE DODDS ART GALLERY Tel: +27 (0)31 220 2041 The gallery aims to showcase excellent works of art by inspirational South African artists, specializing in originals of current top SA artists and old masters. Works by 63 artists are always on display. They will source any art you require. The Dodds Art Gallery has a new exhibition every six weeks and aims to bring to Durban, renowned artists who have never had solo exhibitions before. Owned and run by Michelle Dodds who has been dealing with South African art for the past 14 years we continue to please the public with our excellent displays of rather amazing South African art . We also do framing and restoration of paintings. 281 Vause Road, Berea, Durban

ANDREW WALFORD POTTERY GALLERY Tel: +27 (0)31 769 1363 Indigenous bush surrounds this mountain studio and working alongside Gumede, his Zulu handyman, Andrew draws much inspiration for his decoration from the many trees and birds there. Andrew Walford is one of the few potters who digs his own stoneware clay and meticulously prepares it to his own high standard. Working in the Japanese tradition with thick chun glazes sifted by hand from wood ash, colours of rich resonant tenmokus, fatty whites and shades of celadon, he then decorates the pots with specially imported Japanese brushes. The kiln which he designed and built himself is fired about eight times a year with paraffin oil to a temperature of 1380 degrees Celsius. It takes 18 hours to fire and 3 days to cool. B9 Zig Zag Farm, Shongweni THE BAT CENTRE Tel: +27 (0)31 332 0451 This non-profit centre, originating from a grant by the Bartel Arts Trust, exhibits temporary shows by young artists and craftspeople. It encourages first-timers in the Democratic Gallery and more established artists in the Menzi Mchunu Gallery. Housed in a converted wharfside building, it has a café and overlooks the harbour. 45 Maritime Place, Durban AFRICAN ART CENTRE Tel: +27 (0)31 312 3804/5 The Durban African Art Centre Association provides thousands of unemployed artists and craftspeople with opportunities of selfemployment, economic upliftment and the ability to earn a sustainable living. We reach out to some of the poorest communities in KZN; the youth, rural women, the disabled, the unemployed and persons affected by HIV & AIDS. We have built a reputation for supplying specialized, high quality, hand crafted products. Every purchase made provides a sustainable income for more than 1000 crafters supported by the Centre. 94 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban KWAZULU NATAL SOCIETY OF ARTS Tel: +27 (0)31 277 1705 The KZNSA is a membership based, non-profit organisation committed to the promotion of contemporary art through extensive exhibitions and educational programmes. It occupies a custom-designed building by Architect Cindy Walters. Boasting superlative double and triple volumes with state of the art lighting, the KZNSA offers a truly beautiful exhibition space. 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban



Brush up on some fascinating history, and learn about our heritage

DURBAN CITY HALL Tel: +27 (0)31 311 2264/9 Durban Art Gallery Tel: +27 (0)31 311 2256 Natural Science Museum The City Hall was built in the early 1900s due to the rapid growth of Durban, which had resulted in the original town hall taking on a new mantle as the Durban post office. The city fathers commissioned the new town hall in 1903, choosing what they termed a ‘bold and progressive’ design submitted by architect Stanley Hudson. Hudson set about creating a replica of the Belfast City Hall in Northern Ireland. In addition to the mayor’s parlour and municipal chambers, the building houses a public library, auditorium, and the Durban Art Gallery and Natural Science Museum. The art gallery showcases an array of South African and international artworks, while the museum displays a selection of fossils – including that of a dodo – animals, birds, reptiles and insects. Durban City Hall, Anton Lembede St, Durban OLD FORT AND WARRIOR’S GATE Tel: +27 (0)31 307 3337 Set in beautiful gardens is the Old Fort where the British population of Durban took refuge in 1824 during the month-long siege of the town by the voortrekkers. Adjoining is Warriors’ Gate, designed on the lines of a Norman Gatehouse and displays various worldwide medals, firearms, edged weapons, uniforms and a large range of other militaria memorabilia. Stones of varying hues and textures are let into the walls and come from widely separated places in distant parts of the world. Upon each is engraved the name of the battlefront from which the particular stone came. 208 K E Masinga, Durban Open: Tues-Fri & Sun: 11:00-15:00, Sat: 10:00-12:00 Closed: Mondays OLD COURT HOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 311 2229 Explore the Durban Room with a replica of an early sugar cane press, Henry Francis Fynn’s Cottage, an early pharmacy, haberdashery store and the Costume Room. 77 Samore Machel Str, Durban Open: Mon-Sat: 8:30-16:00, Sat: 08:30-12:30 Closed: Sun & Holidays

CAMPBELL COLLECTIONS Tel: +27 (0)31 260 1720 The Campbell Collections are housed in a neo-Cape Dutch style house, Muckleneuk, formerly the home of Natal sugar farmer and politician Sir Marshall Campbell (1848 - 1917). The Campbell Collections were established by Marshall’s son William (1880 - 1962) and his daughter Killie Campbell (1881 - 1965). Killie Campbell, a well known africana collector, lived in Muckleneuk until her death in 1965 when her collections were bequeathed to the University of Natal. The Collections comprise of an Africana Library, a Furniture and Picture Collection and a Museum of Ethnology 220 Gladys Mazibuko Rd, Durban LUTHULI MUSEUM Chief Albert Luthuli was an extraordinary South African leader who set the standard for peace, humanity, equality and non-racism on the African continent. The Luthuli Museum is about six kilometres from the N2 highway along the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Visitors can walk through his original 1927 home, sit under the tree where he met United States senator Robert Kennedy or listen to his original Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street, Groutville The Museum is open every day of the week. It is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

KWA MUHLE MUSEUM Tel: +27 (0)31 311 2237 The KwaMuhle Museum in Durban has the unenviable reputation as once being one of the most hated buildings in the city when it was the former Department of Native Affairs, an authoritative body responsible for enforcing punitive apartheid legislation. Ironically, today it provides a home for the historical records of the many different cultural groups whose contributions shaped Durban into the colourful and vibrant city that we know today 130 Bram Fischer Rd, Durban

PORT NATAL MARITIME MUSEUM Backed by a panoramic view of Durban Harbour, the Port Natal Maritime Museum offers an insight into the influence of maritime culture on local life whilst also reflecting on the rigors and romance of lives lived at sea. Amazing voyages, dramatic tales and old yet inspiring collections form the basis of an unforgettable experience with attractions including the multi-ton floating vessels. Durban Yacht Mole Mon-Sat 08:30-16:00, Sun 11:00-16:00 Closed : Good Friday & Christmas Day OLD HOUSE MUSEUM Tel: +27 (0)31 311 2261 The museum features a recreation of the home of one Sir John Robinson, Natal”s first Prime Minister, who also owned the Natal Mercury, Durban’s daily morning paper. The house with its antique furniture, set in park-like gardens, offers visitors respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life and provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of the upper middle class settlers. Time-travellers can reflect on an era when the use of wagons was almost as common as our use of cars today and how a former Prime Minister was smuggled from Dundee to Greytown in a post cart. 31 Diakonia Street, Durban Open: Mon-Sat 8:30-16:00 Closed: Weekends & Holidays MAHATMA GANDHI’S PHOENIX SETTLEMENT One of the major tourist attractions on the Inanda Route. See where Gandhi lived and the printing press which he founded. The house is named Sarvodaya - meaning “Well Being for All” and was originally built for Gandhi when the settlement was established in 1904. This is a reonstruction of the original, which was burnt down during the 1985 Inanda Riots. Gandhi’s Phoenix Settlement, Inanda Mon-Sat Closed : Sundays

PHANSI MUSEUM Tel: +27 (0)31 206 2889 Phansi is pronounced ‘punzi’, meaning ‘below’ or ‘beneath in IsiZulu, after the basement location where it began. ‘Phansi’ is also traditionally known as the place beneath, where the ancestral spirits dwell. The museum was started in 2000 as a small private museum, and has since expanded to host one of the biggest and most spectacular collections of African arts and crafts in the world. 500 Esther Roberts Road, Berea



MARKETS Durban boasts some of the best!

THE MORNING TRADE The Morning Trade is Durban’s weekly source of farm fresh ingredients and artisan goods situated at 15 Station Drive Every Sunday 8am - 1pm 15 Station Drive, off Umgeni Road ROOF TOP NIGHT MARKET Slow food and local craft stalls. Live music and great vibes. Come wanting, leave happy. The Roof Top Night Market is here for your entertainment. First Friday of every month, 5pm-9:30pm, Musgrave Centre Parking Lot Level 5, 115 Musgrave Road ESSENWOOD CRAFT MARKET Set under a glorious canopy of luscious, evergreen trees, this keeps the day cool and makes for a very pleasant meander through the aisles of stalls arrayed with beautiful, unique and interesting products. Our traders produce merchandise of the highest quality and are an invaluable source for African curios, arts & crafts, unique designs of hand crafted jewellery and fashion clothing, just to mention a few. Saturdays 9am-2pm. Berea Park, Essenwood Road, Durban I HEART MARKET Nestled under the iconic arches of Moses Mabhida Stadium is where you’ll find the I Heart Market. After three and half years of trading and huge support from the fellow Durbanites, it has blossomed into one of South Africa’s largest design markets. True to the spirit in which it was first conceived, all products are carefully selected for originality and design appeal – from locally made and designed jewellery, art, fashion, home décor and accessories to environmentally friendly upcycled or repurposed goods, and highly desirable second hand gems. First Saturday of every month 9am-2pm, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Isaiah Ntshangase Rd 5Durban

THE TWILIGHT MARKET The evening market will have traders selling artisinal crafts such as concrete planters, art, wooden apparel, leather accessories, clothing, jewelry, delicious cupcakes and sweet treats as well as scrumptious food and drink. There will be plenty of picnic areas with trees lit up in fairy lights lending to a Shabby Chic theme, as well as tables and chairs where you can sit comfortably while having a meal and listen to some incredible live entertainment. Entrance and parking will be free of charge. Fridays 5pm-9pm, Kloof Country Club, 26 Victory Road, Kloof THE LITCHI ORCHARD A lovely country market in an open shed set amongst the litchi trees. Get your fix of tasty food stuffs & enjoy a bit of traditional trading bustle. Live music and kids entertainment also on offer. Day Market: Second Saturday of every month from 9am to 2pm. Night Market: Last Friday of every month. Seaforth Avenue, Foxhill (Umhlali) MARKET AT THE SQUARE Welcome to Umhlanga’s first night market, Market at the Square! The Market Co. team wanted to do something different in Durban by creating a unique and exclusive market such as this, a space where people can spend their leisure time once a month on a Friday evening. Think open-air, festival lights, artisan wares, delicious specialised food, and live entertainment, a stellar setting for marketgoers to meander through. Essentially, this is Umhlanga’s trendiest new gathering– an event not to be missed! Last Friday of every month 6pm-10pm, Granada Square, 16 Chartwell Dr, Umhlanga

UMHLANGA FARMERS MARKET KwaZulu-Natals freshest produce and home cooked goodies! Exquisite subtropical fruits, fresh fish from the sea, fresh herbs and flowers, and traditional home-made Indian curries and snacks await at the Umhlanga Farmers Market on Wednesday mornings. Every Wednesday 9am-12pm, 206 Autumn Drive, Umhlanga Rocks SHONGWENI FARMERS MARKET This market oozes with stereotypical country charm. Treat yourself with breakfast and, from your vantage point on a hay bale, decide your method of attack. Peruse stalls at a leisurely pace as hands-on producers passionately talk you through their wares from traditional English sausages to decadent baked goods, handcrafted organic cheeses, breads and rustic French staples like terrines and rillettes. You’ll also find Middle Eastern and Mediterranean specialities from baklava to falafel. Every Saturday 6:30am - 10:30am Cnr Alvestone and Kassier Roads, Shongweni WONDER MARKET Wonder Market - last Sunday of every month! Representing KwaZulu-Natal’s best in craft, design and food in a beautiful location for friends and family to come together. It’s a day that is sure to inspire with all the creative young talent that is represented. The Wonder Market supports the local community and is truly a community event each month offering food, craft and treasure. Last Sunday of every month 9am-2pm, Chris Saunders Park, 14 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga



Catch a show at the theatre, or roll with laughter at a live comedy show THE CATALINA THEATRE Tel: +27 (0)31 837 5999 Created to be the voice of Durban’s playwrights, poets and musicians, Catalina UnLtd is constantly on the search for new works – and this is what makes us unique! Not to mention the setting - which is probably the most beautiful in the city, with its panoramic views of the harbour. Whether it is comedy or drama, musical theatre or poetry, you are promised a theatrical journey of a lifetime. 18 Boatman’s Road - Entrance #2, Wilson’s Wharf, Durban ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE Tel: +27 (0)31 260 2296 Founded in 1981, the EST has the proud reputation of being the first theatre to service a drama department at an academic institution. The theatre also hosts a wide variety of independently produced events, ranging from corporate functions and launches to dance programs, children’s’ shows, music reviews, rock concerts, comedy, satire and drama. In addition, the EST plays host to such internationally reputed events as the Durban International Film Festival, Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience, the Time of the Writer and Poetry Africa festivals. University of Kwazulu-Natal Howard College Campus, Mazisi Kunene Road, Glenwood KRAKATOA SHOW BAR Tel: +27 (0)31 580 5000 Krakatoa is Sibaya’s three-tier show bar guaranteed to leave you reeling with sensory satisfaction. The venue features a stage for revues, cabaret and live bands with two massive balconies overlooking the dance floor. The circular dance floor and high tech stage with a 6 x 4,5 metre screen makes this an ideal entertainment venue. 1 Sibaya Drive, uMhlanga THE BARNYARD THEATRE GATEWAY Tel: +27 (0)31 566 3045 The Barnyard Theatre’s 400-seater venue offers Durban theatre-goers a unique experience in evening entertainment. The appeal of The Barnyard, and what distinguishes it from other supper theatres, is that patrons are able to take their own food. Although a new kitchen was added to the venue at the beginning of 2007, The Barnyard retained its “bring your own” food policy, but now provides the convenience of food (gourmet pizzas, platters and hot meals) available in the venue. Shop F222, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, uMhlanga


OLD MUTUAL MUSIC AT THE LAKE Tel: +27 (0)31 322 4021 Set in the Durban Botanical Gardens, the series promises you great music in the surrounds of a picturesque lake setting, beneath a canopy of majestic old trees. Held once a month on a Saturday or Sunday, these open-air concerts cater for all music tastes, from rock, funk and folk to philharmonic orchestral grooves. Bring your friends and family and slip blissfully into another week listening to music on the Durban Botanical Gardens lawns with a bottle of wine and a delicious picnic. Durban Botanical Gardens, 9A John Zikhali Road, Durban

IZULU THEATRE Tel: +27 (0)31 580 5000 The thatched iZulu Theatre is an open-sided venue ideal for major theatre productions, events and product launches with the capacity to seat up to 577 guests. The dome is the largest thatched dome of its kind in the world. 1 Sibaya Drive, uMhlanga

THE PLAYHOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 369 9555 Durban’s Playhouse complex links the city’s present with its past. The current theatre facade preserves two of the city’s most famous landmarks, situated adjacent to each other in central Anton Lembende Street opposite the City Hall, first conceived as cinemas, namely the glamorous Prince’s Theatre, which originated in 1926, and the grand, Tudorstyled Playhouse, which originally opened its doors to public fanfares and capacity house in 1935. Opposite City Hall, Anton Lembende Street, Durban



Durban isn’t called “South Africa’s playground” for nothing! BAC HELICOPTER CHARTERS Tel: +27 (0)31 569 1531 Your destination is our command! We also offer specialised helicopter tours and trips – picnic flights, coastal scenic helicopter tours, twilight city helicopter trips, low level charters up the Umgeni Valley and more! 6 Greystone Park, 135 Old North Coast Rd

HAKUNA MATATA CHARTERS Tel: +27 (0)31 307 3782 BIG RUSH Tel: +27 (0)31 312 9435 Hakuna Matata Charters is based in Durban, South is proud be the leading The BigAfrica Rush and Big Swing hastobeen officially charter the boatworld’s company. Weswing boastby two named tallest theof the most luxurious 58 Records foot catamarans, ‘My Girl’ Guinness Book of since 14 May 2011. and your ‘My Girl Too’.swing, ‘My Girl’ was launched Not average the aptly named Big on 7thallows December 2007 Girl Too’ Swing you to takeand the‘My thrilling leap on the 16th 2008, and have swinging outOctober into a massive 220m arcsince where beensoar providing withGo on, you into thecountless centre ofsea-farer’s the stadium. memorable take the leap.experiences out to sea. Durban off Margaret Mncadi Avenue Shop 15, Marina, Moses Mabhida Stadium, 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban

OCEAN BLUE SCUBA Tel: +27 (0)31 561 8120 Many reefs and shipwrecks make Durban a superb diving destination. Shallow shore entry dives are available at Vetch’s Pier and along the harbour’s northern breakwater which also includes the Odd Wreck. Boats launch daily from Vetch’s Beach heading to the reefs and wrecks in the area. Wrecks suitable for recreational diving include the Fontao, T-Barge and the mysterious Cooper’s Wreck. Many other wrecks below 40m can also be dived for those with technical diving training. Shop 3, Cabana Beach Resort, 10 Lagoon Drive, uMhlanga

DURBAN SKYDIVE CENTRE Tel: +27 (0)72 214 6040 Experience the exhilaration of a tandem skydive, no previous experience is required. Due to Durban’s excellent weather, we are open year round, 7 days a week. During the parachute decent you get the opportunity to fly the canopy - the instructor will take over for the landing. We can film your jump and put it onto DVD for you. Tala Valley Citrus Estate, Tala Valley Rd, Eston MITCHELL PARK ZOO Tel: +27 (0)31 303 2275 Opened in 1910, Mitchell Park has a whole host of small animals and birds for you to visit, including crocodiles, buck, raccoons, cranes, flamingoes, wallabies, monkeys and tortoises. A sand-filled playground allows small children to enjoy playing on jungle gyms, swings, slides and other equipment. While you play, mom can relax and enjoy tea or a meal at the Blue Zoo tea garden, nestled among trees and attractive flowerbeds.. 10 Ferndale Road, Durban MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM Tel: +27 (0)31 312 9281 This iconic 62,760 capacity stadium offers a variety of attractions. Take a trip on the SkyCar or make the 550-step adventure walk to the top of the arch, enjoying panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and Durban. Adrenaline junkies can try the 106-metre tall Big Swing, officially the world’s tallest swing by the Guinness Book of Records. Segway Gliding Tours allows for guided Segway tours of both Durban’s stunning Golden Mile beachfront, and the landmark stadium itself. 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban 5Durban

SHARK CAGE DIVING KZN Tel: +27 (0)82 373 5950 Operated by scuba diving expert John Miller who is a pioneer in Shark Cage Diving in KwaZulu Natal. John has 20 years of Scuba Diving experience, both in diving with sharks and diving coral reefs. He, together with his experienced team, will ensure you have the most unforgettable shark diving experience! Landers Dive Centre, Rocky Bay, Park Rynie DURBAN GREEN CORRIDOR Tel: +27 (0)31 322 6026/7 Fun days out in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Mountain Biking Birding, Canoeing, Hiking Trails and Cultural Tours. The Durban Green Corridor is a service point for Eco tourists looking for authentic, unique and exciting nature experiences within the city of Durban. Durban Green Corridor specializes in information and reservations for leisure and outdoor activities ranging from exciting adventures to authentic cultural experiences or simply enjoying unforgettable natural beauty. 31 Stiebel Place, Durban

DURBAN ICE ARENA Tel: +27 (0)31 332 4597 The Durban Ice Arena boasts an Olympic size ice arena, offering the coolest fun in town. We offer the ideal space for all ages to enjoy a day out, with a range of fun-filled recreational skating activities, the Durban Ice Arena now offers so much more! Whether you’re coming down for a weekend skating session, our Friday night discos or for a birthday party with a twist, we guarantee that you’ll leave us in high-spirits, as we offer you something completely different.. 81 Somsteu Road, Durban



GROOVY BALLS Tel: +27 (0)84 330 3112 Groovy Balls is one of South Africa’s leading parks situated in Durban, we are also one of the best team building and adventure venues in Durban. We are the only park in KZN that offers Zorbing. Our grooves/courses have been professionally designed to ignite the senses and our friendly team is on hand to make sure you have the most amazing experience. Lot 152, Off Capital Hill Drive, Cliffdale. DURBAN BOTANIC GARDENS Tel: +27 (0)31 309 9240 The Durban Botanic Gardens is currently the oldest surviving botanic garden on the African continent and our City’s oldest public institution. It was developed in 1849 as a botanic station for the trial of agricultural crops. Today the Gardens has progressed as part of a network of botanic gardens internationally to focus on core areas of biodiversity, education, heritage, research, horticultural excellence and green innovation. 70 St Thomas Road, Durban PHEZULU SAFARI PARK Tel: +27 (0)31 777 1000 Whether you are after a tranquil light snack overlooking the extraordinary Valley of a Thousand Hills, on a 4x4 game drive through the Phezulu Safari park, enjoying an exhilarating live crocodile show, or marveling at a wide variety of indigenous snakes at Phezulu Snake Park – we will make you feel welcome. 5 Old Man Road, Durban KING SHAKA AVIATION Tel: +27 (0)31 563 7226 King Shaka Aviation presents a unique and highly personalised air charter operation, one that combines a fixed-wing service throughout Southern Africa (and the Indian Ocean Islands) with a KwaZulu-Natal helicopter charters and pilot training focus. Hangar 4 Virginia Airport, Durban North DIAL-A-PICNIC DURBAN Tel: +27 (0)82 790 6611 Whether you want to plan just a quick happy family picnic and need a basket full of sumptuous goodies, or you want to go all out and surprise that someone special in your life, Dial-A-Picnic will make it a memorable experience. Offering packed picnic baskets and picnic rentals, romantic couples picnics, romantic beach proposal picnics and more, as well as weddings and special events.


HORSEBACK BEACH ADVENTURES Tel: +27 (0)84 467 0752 Horseback Beach Adventures invites you to experience our world famous beach rides, one of Durban’s most exclusive activities! Our trails meander through a hidden area that few in Durban know exists and onto the incredible Reunion Beach. If you too want to go galloping off into the sunset like a movie scene, give us a call! STREET SCENE CITY TOURS Tel: +27 (0)31 321 5079 Street Scene offer a variety of tours across a host of transport mediums - cycle through the heart of Durban, ride a horse in the foothills of the Drakensberg, cruise down the St Lucia river, meander through the Midlands or 4×4 through one of the country’s many game parks. Options keep things interesting. Single and multi-day tours available. 39 Station Dr, Berea, Durban TIM BROWN TOURS Tel: +27 (0)71 453 2781 Durban day safaris and overnight safari tours to visit the ‘Big 5’ nature reserves, Drakensberg mountains and the historical battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, as well as cultural Zulu tours. Tim Brown Tours can also tailor make a safari or tour from Durban to suit your specific requirements. 151 Snell Parade, Durban SKY ADVENTURES Tel: +27 (0)73 334 7911 If you’ve been there and done that and are looking for a thrill to top all the rest, then the sky’s the limit. Sky Adventures offers a variety of aviation flight experiences to both the corporate and private sectors. From aerobatic flights to balloon rides, give us a call! LEARN 2 SURF Tel: +27 (0)83 414 0567 Learn to surf with SA’s top instructors in Durban – the birth place of surfing in South Africa! Ensure you receive the best and safest introduction to the sport of surfing by choosing Learn 2 Surf ’s professional, SSA Approved Surfing Instructors. ZULUMOON GONDOLAS Tel: +27 (0)84 730 8784 Welcome to Zulumoon Gondolas, one of the most magically relaxing boat rides you will experience. We offer a range of options from family day rides to uniquely romantic proposals as well as customised events. Durban Point Waterfront Canal

KWAZULU-NATAL SHARKS BOARD Tel: +27 (0)31 566 0400 The only institute of its kind, offering safe bathing to tourists by maintaining shark safety gear at 38 localities, while also conducting research into shark life history and educating the public. Visitors are able to view an audiovisual presentation and shark dissection, from which important data is collected for research purposes. Motor cruisers takes members of the public on a shark safety gear experience to see firsthand the maintenance of the nets off Durban’s Golden Mile at dawn, enjoying the opportunistic viewing of dolphins, whales and seabirds that may be in the area. 1a Herrwood Drive, uMhlanga SPIRIT D’ SULIS Tel: +27 (0)31 301 0660 Cruise on Durban’s most popular catamaran - The Spirit D’ Sulis - a luxury 5 berth Royal Cape catamaran. Escape and relax for an hour or two...the pleasure of cruising with the most modern and luxurious yacht at Wilson’s Wharf. We pride ourselves on style, exceptional comfort, and warm Durban hospitality. Wilson’s Wharf, Durban USHAKA MARINE WORLD Tel: +27 (0)31 328 8000 Ushaka Marine World is a 16-hectare themed marine park located between the beachfront and harbour. It offers a world of ocean activities, rides, oceanarium, amusement park, displays, shopping, and beach activities. uShaka Sea World is the 5th largest aquarium in the world with 32 tanks totalling 17,500 cubic meters of water. Entertainment is nonstop, extending from the day-time operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk. 1 Bell Street, Durban DURBAN COUNTRY CLUB Tel: +27 (0)31 313 1777 A course steeped in tradition and history, Durban Country Club boasts the unique claim of being the only course on the African continent to be rated in the Top 100 Golf Courses of the World by Golf Magazine USA and is rated in the top 11 in South Africa by Golf Digest SA. Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban KZN ENDURO ADVENTURES Tel: +27 (0)83 565 0292 Kzn Enduro Adventures offers dirt bike adventures and tours in Kwa-Zulu Natal. We offer full weekend tours as well as day rides to all levels of riders from complete novices to full blown extreme! Valley of a Thousand Hills 5Durban



BARS & NIGHTLIFE Party like a rockstar, and know we won’t send you somewhere dodgy BOULEVARD RESTAURANT AND NIGHTCLUB Tel: +27 (0)31 303 7631 Situated in the heart of Durban’s night life centre - Florida Road - Boulevard Nightclub is the place to be seen on a Thursday night. Boasting local and international DJ’s on two dance floors, Boulevard also has a spacious and comfortable outside bar area, as well as a VIP area on the deck with its own bar. 153 Florida Road, Durban REPUBLIK Tel: +27 (0)31 573 1429 Gourmet Burgers, Craft Beer, Boutique Wine and Hand Roasted Coffee is who we are, and what we do. Unit 8 Broadway, Durban North

TACO ZULU Tel: +27 (0)31 303 9584 Taco Zulu is Durban’s upbeat Mexican grill house and cocktail bar situated in the trendy Florida Road restaurant area. Come and enjoy the carnival atmosphere, friendly service, contemporary Mexican cuisine and legendary cocktails 237 Florida Road, Durban

CONNOR’S PUBLIC HOUSE Tel: +27 (0)31 563 4462 Connor’s Public House plays live music, televises all the sporting action and offers daily specials on their food and drinks menu. A true Irish Pub usually bears the name of the owners. We are the Connor’s, this is our house, and we are open to the public. Most people don’t realise that Pub is short for Public House, which communicates something far greater than a simple watering hole. 11 MacKeurtan Avenue, Durban BREWHAUS Tel: +27 (0)74 297 5746 Brewhaus is a Durban North based Craft Bar that specializes in all craft liquor products. We have Great Tapas and an amazing view to enjoy! 1st Floor, Cnr Broadway & Kensington Dr, Durban North THE DUTCH Tel: +27 (0)31 561 6969 An exceptional bar offering the very best in cocktails, wine and craft beer. Combine this with old school live music and a great menu... Welcome to The Dutch! Protea Mall, 1-3 Chartwell Drive, uMhlanga


DROPKICK MURPHY’S Tel: +27 (0)31 825 1858 Situated at the heart of the Durban social scene, on the ever-buzzing Florida Road, Dropkick Murphy’s is dedicated to providing a truly Irish experience, from the frost that forms around our Guinness and Kilkenny taps right down to the artful combination of brick and mahogany. 219 Florida Road, Durban SUNCOAST CASINO Tel: +27 (0)31 328 3000 Set amongst towering palm trees and nestled against the beachfront along Durban’s “Golden Mile”, you will find 26 hectares of entertainment heaven - Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment. The complex is a haven of sun and fun with its Miami South Beach Art Deco style architecture, and offers an array of gaming, shopping and entertainment pursuits. The casino is the largest in Durban, boasting 1 450 slot machines and 57 gaming tables. Suncoast Boulevard, O.R. Tambo Parade THE SANDBAR Tel: +27 (0)31 568 2140 The brain child of 4 locals that have lived in Umdloti for many years. After a few cocktails on the beach, one sunny December day, they envisaged a restaurant & bar that reflected a cool, vibrant, fun place for locals & holiday makers to meet and enjoy good honest food, combined with great wines & colourful cocktails. Umdloti North Beach, Umdloti FRANKS SPEAKEASY Tel: +27 (0)31 502 2221 Hidden doors, secret passwords and a gentleman’s code of conduct. A home away from home with bootleg liquor and hardworking friends. That was the original speakeasy...this is yours. Shop 3 Accord House, 2 Golf Course Drive, Mount Edgecombe WAXY O’CONNORS Tel: +27 (0)31 266 2565 A place to unwind, take shelter from the cold, or just share a few pints with the lads. Waxy O’Connors is an authentic Irish restaurant and pub situated in Westville. In true Irish spirit, Waxy’s is where you can kick back, relax and enjoy your meal and the music. 124a Jan Hofmeyre Road, Westville

THE OYSTER BAR Tel: +27 (0)31 514 5000 Overlooking the pool and Indian Ocean, the celebrated Oyster Bar is a haven of luxurious tranquility, perfect for enjoying a plate of oysters on ice freshly picked from our own oyster beds and other mouthwatering snacks. Ooh – and don’t forget a glass or two of your favourite chilled champagne! With its gently, rhythmically swaying palm fans and views of the bright blue sea a glance away this is the place to settle down with a friend or two to catch up on the latest news, share the latest stories and savour the here and now. The Oyster Box Hotel, 2 Lighthouse Rd, uMhlanga SIBAYA CASINO Tel: +27 (0)31 580 5000 Explore the dizzying array of entertainment and state-of-the-art, technologically advanced gaming that the Sibaya Casino in Durban has to offer. With over 1 200 smart card operated slots incorporating modern touch screen technology and a great selection of Roulette, Blackjack and Poker tables, you’ll be enticed to tango with Lady Luck and stand to walk away a winner. Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, 1 Sibaya Drive, uMhlanga HARRY’S COCKTAIL BAR Tel: +27 (0)31 561 4977 Harry’s Cocktail Bar is located at Harvey’s Restaurant, an award winning restaurant in uMhlanga. This elegant bar epitomises culture and sophistication, where you can relax on Harry’s couches and enjoy his take on life. Harry’s is fast becoming Durban’s definitive cocktail bar, with chilled vibes, beer on tap and light convivial menus and signature cocktails to be enthralled and captivated by. Harvey’s Restaurant, 189 Ridge Road, uMhlanga LUCKY SHAKER Tel: +27 (0)78 450 6751 Umhlanga’s newest cocktail bar. We pride ourselves on providing you with seasonal drinks served in fun and innovative ways to bring the excitement back into your drinking experience. So sit back and sip on one of our fresh fruit drinks, savour a fine whisky or a share a punch bowl between friends while you soak up the atmosphere and have a little fun. Think of us as the hosts of the best house party you’ve ever been to. 9B Mayfair on the Lake, 5 Park Lane, Parkside, uMhlanga 5Durban


CUBANA DURBAN Tel: +27 (0)31 303 4383 Cubana is South Africa’s only authentic Latino Social Caffe and eatery which provides the services of a cocktail bar and cigar lounge with a unique flavoursome cuisine. Come see.. and be seen 128 Florida Road, Durban KRAKATOA NIGHT CLUB Tel: +27 (0)31 580 5000 Krakatoa is Sibaya’s three-tier show bar guaranteed to leave you reeling with sensory satisfaction. The venue features a stage for revues, cabaret and live bands with two massive balconies overlooking the dance floor. Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, 1 Sibaya Drive, uMhlanga BILLY THE BUM’S Tel: +27 (0)31 303 1988 Billy The Bum’s is a trendy bar located in the popular Berea area. Busy from early evening until late, the comfortable setting is perfect for a drinks evening with friends. Complementing the delicious burgers and tasty finger foods like jalapeño poppers, Billy’s also has some of the best cocktails in Durban! 504 Lillian Ngoyi Road, Morningside, Durban HASHTAG Tel: +27 (0)31 837 8762 Found in the heart of Durban, Hashtag is a gourmet restaurant and cocktail bar. The food comprises mainly of delicious pizzas and burgers, but there are also other tasty options to choose from. 18 Lillian Ngoyi Road, Morningside, Durban THE CHAIRMAN Tel: +27 (0)78 387 1408 A sophisticated world class bar that stimulates the imagination and bends all rules and conventions. Situated in the historic point precinct of Durban with an illustrious story. No better location for The Chairman. 146 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban VIRGINIA BAR Tel: +27 (0)31 580 5506 The Virginia Bar is a smoking bar located within the Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, adjacent to the Asia to Africa Restaurant. It offers comfortable couches that exude a mellow and relaxing atmosphere. Take time out to enjoy a refreshing beverage at this great bar. 1 Sibaya Drive, uMhlanga 5Durban




QUITE THE PAIR! We are used to pairing wine with dinner, so why not whisky?


cotch whisky is by far the most popular type of whisky internationally and is made exclusively from grain, yeast and water. The distilled liquid is lovingly matured in oak casks for a minimum of three years and this is where the magic happens. Up to 70% of a whisky’s final flavour profile is achieved through the influence of the cask – and when that golden nectar is finally ready to be released from its wooden slumber, we get to sample the hopes and dreams that once lay dormant in that oak. And now to drink……….. but how? One of the reasons that people can be intimidated by whisky is that once you navigate your way through the maze of different single malts and grain whiskies from Scotland and settle on your dram of choice; you then have to figure out how to drink it – neat, with a splash of water, with a mixer, on the rocks and how many rocks? Compare this to the decision making process when drinking a beer! Alas, there is hope because I can confidently recommend the best way for you to enjoy ALL whiskies: any way you like it! Whether in a tall glass with tons of ice and refreshing soda after a long day’s work, or as the base of an elegantly crafted cocktail served before dinner, or served neat in a tumbler with your meal – either way can accentuate different qualities of the whisky, leaving your palate dizzy with the experience. Now that you are relaxed, enjoying your favourite whisky just the way you like it, let me jolt you with a suggestion: whisky paired with food. We are used to pairing wine with dinner, so why not whisky? Grassy, nutty, honeyed, citrus, floral, spice, treacle, coffee, tannin, chocolate, stone fruit, dried fruit, fruitcake, sherry, wood and smoke – are but a few of the flavours found in whisky. Left in the hands of a capable chef, whisky can of course pair with food – provided that there is any left after the chef samples the liquid! A recent collaboration with Eversheds law firm and Marco Polo restaurant in Mount Edgecombe saw exactly that happen. Owners Paul Sheppard and Billy Franks created a bespoke three course menu to match 3 great whiskies. The evening kicked off with a cherry and orange old fashioned cocktail that featured the Singleton Tailfire. The same whisky was then paired with a warm duck confit salad that brought out the summer fruit flavours of this Speyside single malt whisky. The main course was cider roasted pork belly with scallop and chorizo tortellini in a veal broth – a wonderfully complex dish that was deservingly paired with Johnnie Walker Green Label. This 15YO blended malt whisky is a testament to almost 200 years of blending excellence from the House of Walker – the art of creating a blend of strong individual malts is a perfect parallel of the chef ’s art of combining strong individual food elements on one plate. Classic pear tarte tatin with gorgonzola panna cotta for dessert was then paired with the rich, hearty and smoky Lagavulin 16YO – a single malt from Islay with the power and depth to pair with both sweet and savoury. As a final twist to the evening, guests were served a glass of Ron Zacapa rum on the rocks. This delicious luxury rum from Guatemala is slowly aged above the clouds on a volcanic mountain, imparting flavours that make the rum nothing short of sensual. An exquisite evening of great company, great ambience, great food and of course great whisky.

HAROON HAFFAJEE is privileged to work as the Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador for the beautiful KZN region, representing whiskies from across the four corners of Scotland. I love whisky and its amazing broad palate of flavours that can tickle every single taste bud; and I strive to educate people and demystify this wonderful incarnation of the spirit. HAROON HAFFAJEE - DIAGEO RESERVE Twitter: @hfoodandbev Instagram: @hfoodandbev

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Lasting memories are made of diamonds, tanzanite and gold! wink-wink, nudge-nudge!! MARK GOLD Tel: +27 (0)31 303 4417 For 25 years Mark Gold has set himself apart by maintaining high standards of quality and retaining the tradition of artianship whilst demonstrating a devotion to innovation, detail and design. As a brand driven by the culture of pure excellence, we encourage you to express your individuality with our bold and distinctive design. 469 Innes Road, Durban BRETTLANDS FINE JEWELLERS Tel: +27 (0)31 562 8009 Brettland’s focus is on the specific design requirements of the customer – providing a personalised service that matches their needs with new ideas and design trends to ensure a uniquely valuable piece for each customer. Shop 209A, La Lucia Mall, 90 William Campbell Drive, La Lucia BEVERLEY JEWELLERS Tel: +27 (0)31 265 0466 There is no mistaking the elements of success at Beverley Jewellers – product, quality and service. With many of the world’s leading watch brands in store, no other jeweller in KZN offers a more varied or reputable range of quality watches - these include stunning pieces from Cartier, Rotary, IWC, Tissot, Mont Blanc, Tag Heuer, Rado, Michel Herbelin and Panerai. Shop 157/158, The Pavilion, Westville

POULSEN ROBERTSON Tel: +27 (0)31 572 6135 Founded on two trusted family names, Poulsen Robertson has been a household name since 1910. Having been in the bespoke jewellery industry for 98 years, we are clearly different from run-of-the-mill jewellers. Quality, handmade, one-off pieces designed and fashioned in our workshop adorn men and woman around the world - discerning people who are pursuers of fine jewellery. Shop 121, La Lucia Mall, 90 William Campbell Drive, La Lucia PREMJIS JEWELLERS Tel: +27 (0)31 566 3030 Premjis Jewellers is a third generation family business established in 1940. Specialising in 18ct and 22ct gold and diamond jewellery, as well as platinum sets, our expert gemologists and jewellery designers operate in-house to give the client the most cost-effective jewellery. Shop G085, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga CHERRY DESIGNS Tel: +27 (0)31 566 5665 A place where service meets quality and experience meets integrity. A place where work becomes a craft and the personal experience means everything. A place in which the finished product is more than a shiny piece of silver but a piece of exclusive art that mirrors the passion, originality and creativity of its maker. Shop G318, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga ARTHUR KAPLAN Tel: +27 (0)31 566 6741 Arthur Kaplan is a luxury jewellery and watch retailer with stores located in major shopping centres in South Africa. The business is privately owned and managed, continuing the proud story of family business started by Mr Arthur Kaplan over 40 years ago. Today Arthur Kaplan is managed according to this legacy of personal attention and has earned a reputation as a quality jeweller to discerning clients. Shop G045, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga TOMMY D FINE JEWELLERY Tel: +27 (0)82 612 7474 At Tommy-D Fine Jewellery we design and manufacture custom made jewellery. We work in mostly Platinum, 18ct. white gold and and supply Diamonds and coloured Gems of all cuts and sizes.We are extremely proud of the high level of craftsmanship!! 45 Marriot Road, Essenwood, Durban





SPAS & WELLNESS Fancy a treat 5Durban style?

SUN-KISSED SPRAY TANNING Tel: +27 (0)82 568 9438 Services: Spray Tanning, Mobile & In-Salon 30 Wager Avenue, Prestondale, uMhlanga THE SKIN CLINIC Tel: +27 (0)31 829 3149 Services: Facials, Micro-dermabrasion, Massage, Body Treatments, Pedicure, Hair Removal. Products: RegimA & Babor 23 Ennisdale Drive, Durban North LUNATIC FRINGE Tel: +27 (0)31 572 6858 Full service unisex hair salon Glenore Shopping Centre, Park Drive, uMhlanga TERRY SCOTT HAIRFASHION Tel: +27 (0)31 572 6911 Full Service Unisex Hair Salon Shop 211, La Lucia Mall, 90 William Campbell Drive, La Lucia

PINK PETALS BEAUTY Tel: +27 (0)31 764 3744 Services: Facial, Body Treatments, Manicure, Pedicure, Hair Removal, Makeup, Tanning, Eyelash Extensions, Piercing. Products: Environ, Dermalogica, Bio Sculpture Gel, Gelish, Luscious Lashes, Lamelle, Mama Mio, Essie. Shop 213/232, Kloof Village Mall, Kloof PAMPER ROOMS Tel: +27 (0)31 266 2805 Pamper Rooms offer services for all your skin, body, make-up, nail and tanning requirements. We also offer a wide range of superior quality products for you to use at home for maintenance between salon visits. We boast four lovely treatment rooms and four passionate, highly skilled, professional therapists. You all need to take some time out! We invite you to look after your skin, body and stress levels with us. Look good, feel great! 45 Rodger Sishi Road, Westville

GERALD WELLS HAIR PROFESSIONALS Tel: +27 (0)31 568 1919 Gerald Wells Hair Professionals in Umdloti is unique in that it has an intimate and tranquil atmosphere, offering a high quality service with all the comforts of a ‘home salon’. The salon has teamed up with La Belle Vie Skin and Body Professionals, who specialise in beauty and personal care. All in all you can receive a complete and holistic hair, skin and body treatment at one unique location. Shop 28, Umdloti Beach Centre, Umdloti 7TH HEAVEN Tel: +27 (0)31 562 1768/9 Welcome to 7th Heaven one of Umhlanga’s best beauty salons, where Tracey and her team offer you peace and tranquility whilst being treated. No interruptions - just total calm. Come in and relax to soothing music as our therapists provide you the perfect treatment. Services: Facials, Hot Stone Massage, Massage, Spa Body Therapy (Dermalogica), Manicure/pedicure, Hair Removal, Laser Hair Removal. Products: Dermalogica 48 Armstrong Avenue, uMhlanga THE LASER CLINIC Tel: +27 (0)31 202 6698 (Durban) +27 (0)31 765 8845 (Hillcrest) Services: Laser Treatments - Hair Removal, Facial and Leg Vein Removal, Pigmented Lesions, Skin Rejuvenation. Beauty- Microdermabrasion, Collagen Induction Therapy, Lamelle Peels and Facials, Dermalogica Facials, Massages, Waxing, Skin Care Products, Tints. Other TreatmentsBotox / Fillers, Permanent Makeup Products: Lamelle, Dermalogica, Dermastine. Suite GO3, Musgrave Park, Musgrave Road, Durban OR Suite 7, Centenary Medical Centre, 55 Old Main Road, Hillcrest




BODY GURU HAIR AND BEAUTY SALON Tel: +27 (0)31 584 9302/3 Services: Full service Hair Salon, Full Service Beauty Salon, Laser Hair Removal, Waxing, Facials, Massage, Body Treatments, Spray Tan, Makeup, Eyelash Extensions, Manicure, Pedicure, Nail Art Products: RegimA, QMS, Alexandria, L’Oreal, Bio Sculpture Gel, EZFlow Shop 2 Lincoln On The Lake, 2 High Street, uMhlanga (Behind Chris Saunders Park) CHRYSALIS HAIR AND BEAUTY Tel: +27 (0)31 566 5540 Full Service Unisex Hair & Beauty Salon Products: Wella, Nioxin, Redken, GHD, Cloud 9, Corioliss and more in store Shop 1 African Palm Building, 9 Palm Boulevard, uMhlanga TEREMOK SPA Tel: +27 (0)31 561 5848 Teremok Spa, located at Teremok Marine in Umhlanga, is true to the meaning of the Russian name, being a “little hideaway” for lodge guests and a discerning outside clientele. Services: Teremok Spa offers a wide range of face and body treatments available using products from Dermalogica, Mama Mio and Lillian Terry International, and state-of-the-art BT anti-ageing technology. Teremok Marine, 49 Marine Drive, uMhlanga GERALD WELLS TREND Tel: +27 (0)31 584 7099 Trend is a specialized salon dedicated to ethnic styles. The talented stylists do wonders with weaves, braiding, dreadlocks, relaxing and any other ethnic style imaginable. The stylists all attend the Gerald Wells in-house academy and are amongst the most skilled hairdressers in the country. The salon uses only the best professional products, which are also available for purchase. Once you have experienced the genius of a Trend hairdresser… you will be truly enchanted! Shop F62/24 Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, uMhlanga TERRY SCOTT HAIRFASHION Tel: +27 (0)31 265 2959 Full Service Unisex Hair Salon Shop 156, Pavilion Shopping Centre, Westville PAMPER N POLISH BEAUTY CLUB Tel: +27 (0)84 848 0514 Services: Facials, Manicures, Pedicures, Peels, Threading. Products: Gelish 23 Ennisdale Drive, Durban North


THE SPA AT SUNCOAST TOWERS Tel: +27 (0)31 314 7900 This beautiful Spa encompasses the entire 9th floor of the Towers at Suncoast Hotel. Each of the treatment rooms offers private en suite facilities to create very private and comfortable space for your comfort and enjoyment and all have the most spectacular view of the Indian Ocean. The practitioners have been trained by Indonesian therapists in our Signature massage ‘The Sea Whisperer’. 20 Battery Beach Road, Durban THE SPA AT THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL Tel: +27 (0)31 514 5072 Offering an extensive range of carefully crafted treatments along with a well equipped private fitness club, two swimming pools for guests to use at their leisure, exquisite spa dining and ample space to stretch out on the terraces, The Spa defines personal care. Products: B|Africa, Elemis International Spa Range, Mama Mio, Dermalogica Oyster Box Hotel, Lighthouse Road, uMhlanga GERALD WELLS HAIR PROFESSIONALS Tel: +27 (0)31 566 3317/8 Consisting of top stylists from all over the country and a team of highly skilled and experienced staff who are dedicated to meeting your needs. Whether you are looking for something chic and stylish or flamboyant and gorgeous, this salon does it all. Shop G086, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, uMhlanga LIME JUICE Tel: +27 (0)32 946 0798 Services: Acrylic, Gel & Silk Nails, Full Service unisex Hair Salon, Manicures, Pedicures 6 Gregory Park, Garlicke Drive, Ballito AQUA SPA Tel: +27 (0)31 566 4562 The luxury Aqua Spa, situated on the third floor within the Square Boutique Hotel & Spa spoils with personal attention, quality products & revival therapy.With a myriad of facilities and a full range of body and facial treatments, that stimulates & enriches mind, body & soul in a serene & tranquil setting. The Square Boutique Hotel, 250 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, uMhlanga 5Durban

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Why not take a little road trip to see all that KZN has to offer?







FORDOUN HOTEL AND SPA Tel: +27(0)33 266 6217 Fordoun Hotel and Spa offers luxury 5 Star Accommodation in Nottingham Road in the scenic KZN Midlands, which is at the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg. Our fine dining restaurant, Skye Bistro, uses only the freshest local produce available and is open seven days a week for hotel guests and also visitors in search of excellent cuisine in a tranquil setting. We have a wide selection of Spa Treatments, Spa Day Packages and Overnight Spa Packages for you to enjoy during your stay. Nottingham Road, Midlands NELSON MANDELA CAPTURE SITE Tel: +27 (0)71 834 4349 Unveiled by President Jacob Zuma in 2012, the unique sculpture by artist Marco Cianfanelli, is made up of 50 steel column constructions between 6.5 metres and 9.5 metres tall that come into alignment to form a portrait of Nelson Mandela against a backdrop of rolling hills and valleys of the Natal midlands. The columns are meant to represent Mandela’s imprisonment at the very place he was captured before being exiled to Robben Island. The site also features a museum where the capture of Madiba in 1962 is documented along with more information about South Africa’s political history. R103 just outside Howick

NOTTINGHAM ROAD HOTEL Tel: +27(0)33 266 6151 Established in the 1800s as a staging post between the interior and Pietermaritzburg, and boasting one of the oldest pubs in KwaZulu-Natal, Notties Hotel is a historical landmark in the picturesque KZN Midlands. Its unique charm answers the needs of travellers seeking a hotel steeped in history, with ageless beauty and a time-honoured reputation. Its historic pub with crackling fires and time-scarred wooden panels evokes many a tale of battles lost and won, love lost and found, and friendships made and renewed. Nottingham Road, Midlands SWISSLAND CHEESERY Tel: +27 (0)82 418 3440 A visit to the midlands wouldn’t be complete without a bit of cheese tasting at the familyrun Swissland Cheesery. Visitors will be greeted by lush green lawns and grazing goats and can sample a range of goats cheese including chevin and a mild blue cheese, as well as learn about the cheese-making practice that has been handed down from generation to generation. Old Main Road R103, Balgowan


BUTTERFLIES FOR AFRICA Tel: +27(0)33 387 1356 The Prime attraction of Butterflies for Africa is the impressive walk through butterfly house where visitors are able to come into close contact with butterflies from around the world as they fly freely in an attractive, lush environment. It provides the perfect home for both international and indigenous butterflies and has already become a prime tourist attraction for the region. 37 Willowton Road, Willowton, PMB TALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE Tel: +27 (0)87 740 9292 Three Cities Tala Private Game Reserve is a wildlife conservancy hidden in the hills of a quiet farming community not far from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. We are ever aware that as guardians of this precious piece of Africa we have a responsibility to pass this sanctuary on to future generations. Tala is ideally located for conferences, weddings, celebrations or simply a short retreat to rejuvenate and relax. R603 Umbumbulu Road, Pietermaritzburg WOODRIDGE COUNTRY HOTEL & SPA Tel: +27(0)33 234 4423 Set in beautiful surroundings, on the rolling hills of Balgowan, this highly sought after wedding, conference and leisure venue is completely unique. The quite elegance, heartfelt hospitality and excellent cuisine & service are enhanced by the diverse activities on offer both on site and in the surrounding Midlands Meander. Facilities include a spa, picturesque chapel and Wildlife Nature Reserve ideal for local and destination weddings, conferences, corporate events or just to relax, catch up & unwind. Off the R103, Balgowan FORT NOTTINGHAM MUSEUM Tel: +27 (0)31 566 3210 Fort Nottingham derives its name from Nottinghamshire’s Regiment - the 45th ‘Sherwood Foresters’, who were stationed there in 1856. This fort was originally developed when a small body of troops manned it to protect settlers in the foothills of the Drakensberg from San cattle raids. Visitors can visit the Fort Nottingham Museum located 15 km southwest of Nottingham Road. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00. Closed Monday to Tuesday. Fort Nottingham

KARKLOOF CANOPY TOUR Tel: +27 (0)33 330 3415 Glide above the amazing Karkloof Forest in the KZN Midlands! A kilometre long zipline divided into 8 separate slides of varying lengths. These slides take you from wooden platforms hidden in the tree tops past a sheer cliff face and a cascading waterfall. Sometimes you will be as high up as 35 metres above the forest canopy! Off Karkloof/Rietvlei Road, follow the signs CROWHURST PLACE Tel: +27 (0)31 767 5202 This breath-taking and lavish 5 Star Manor House is situated in the prestigious suburb of Kloof outside Durban. Offering modern sophistication with old fashioned hospitality. Crowhurst offers guests a relaxed alternative to city hotels along with superb accommodation, conference and function venues, with personal, friendly service. Kloof borders Krantzkloof Nature Reserve which features a wide variety of wildlife and birds who make their homes in the indigenous forest habitat. The Reserve is situated on the Kloof Gorge with the river providing spectacular waterfalls. 74 Everton Road, Kloof HARTFORD HOUSE Tel: +27(0)33 263 2713 There are too many luxury hotels in the world offering the same: a chocolate on the pillow, canned romance, and cuisine called “haut” because it’s spelled in French. Hartford stands apart for its authenticity. Its architecture, views, dining, sounds, smells, its racehorses and its people are all exhilarating surprises, unique to this Zululand, this culture, to Africa. Yes, you come here to be pampered, but at Hartford luxury is the journey, not the destination. Hlatikulu Road, Mooi River DUMA MANZI ECO LODGE AND SPA Tel: +27 (0)31 566 3210 Duma Manzi Eco Lodge and Spa is a Wellness and Wildlife retreat, a sanctuary offering unique African wilderness. Nestled in the forest valley, set amongst a backdrop of some of Kwa-Zulu Natal’s most spectacular scenery, lies a small, luxurious boutique EcoLodge, providing the most affordable 5-Star experience with an elegant and personal touch. This extraordinarily beautiful and tranquil African wilderness setting is the ideal retreat for those seeking privacy, exclusivity and absolute serenity. Umkomaas Valley



GRANNY MOUSE COUNTRY HOUSE Tel: +27 (0)33 234 4071 This classic Country House hotel, with its reputation for excellence, is located an hour and a half from Durban and four and a half hours from Johannesburg. Award winning restaurants offer a range of menu items from relaxed Bistro though to Fine Dining in the Eaves restaurant. The refurbished property has retained its reputation for a relaxed gourmet experience, whilst introducing new menus and concepts to diners. The Granny Mouse Spa has three couples rooms with treatments ranging from skincare through to therapeutic massage, supported by a steam room, jacuzzi and hydro bath. Therapists also offer a full make up service and are supported by the Hair Salon for special events. Welcome Home! Balgowan TATHAM ART GALLERY Tel: +27 (0)33 392 2810 The Tatham Art Gallery, one of the major art museums in South Africa. The core collection, founded in 1903 by Ada Tatham, is Victorian and Edwardian in character, expanded with a gift of over four hundred British and French artworks and objects d’art from Colonel Robert Whitwell between 1923 and 1926. The South African collection, initially acquired to complement the European collection, now includes traditional and contemporary art and craft from South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal. Old Supreme Court Building, Pietermaritzburg


ARDMORE CERAMICS Tel: +27 (0)33 940 0034 Over the years, Ardmore’s artists have won numerous awards and exhibited widely in South Africa and around the world. Ardmore artworks feature in leading galleries and collections, including the Museum of Art & Design in New York, the Museum of Cultures in Basel, Switzerland, and the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The acclaimed auction house Christie’s has acknowledged Ardmore artworks as “modern day collectibles”. Caversham Road, Lidgetton THE UMGENI STEAM RAILWAY Tel: +27 (0)87 808 7715 Trains run from Kloof Station (Stokers Arms) to and from Inchanga Station, on the last Sunday of each month along the edge of the picturesque Valley of a 1000 Hills. Inchanga is a colonial station (built in 1895) & is 45 minutes ride away along the old main line. The line was built in the late 1800`s and is one of the oldest active railway lines in South Africa today. At Inchanga Station one will find the popular Inchanga Station Craft Market where many hand crafted items can be found. Numerous food outlets help to satisfy the weary traveller. Kloof Station (Stokers Arms Restaurant)

LORDS OF THE MANOR Tel: +27 (0)33 263 2733 This magnificent Boutique Hotel definitely won’t disappoint the avid tourist / traveller. Luxurious accommodation, a highly rated à la carte restaurant renowned for fine dining, cosy crackling fires and a welcoming vibey bar are just a few of the hotel’s memorable features. An enchanting wedding venue with on-site chapel and spa makes Lords of the Manor the romantic getaway you’ve always wanted. D487, Hidcote, Mooiriver

KARKLOOF SAFARI SPA Tel: +27 (0)33 569 1321 Guests will experience Africa’s most luxurious and largest award winning safari spa. Karkloof Safari Spa wellness & wildlife Retreat is located 20km from Pietermaritzburg, within a private game reserve that is home to 3 of the Big 5 and Africa’s game, breath-taking waterfalls, absorbing topography and more than 300 different species of birdlife. The winner of the Best Luxury Spa at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2012, with 17 luxurious treatment rooms, hydro facilities, flotation pool, sauna / steam rooms and Moroccan Rassoul facilities. Ihlanze Ranch, Otto’s Bluff Road, PMB ZULU WATERS GAME RESERVE Tel: +27 (0)36 352 0100 Set in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain range in KwaZulu-Natal, ZuluWaters Game Reserve, a malaria free area, promises a uniquely intimate experience with the African wilderness. To ride adventurously close to the herds of Wildebeest and Buffalo whilst on a guided game trail, casting for wild brown trout in the 15km stretch of Bushmans River or just listening to the sound of the breeze in the grasses, ZuluWaters’s blend of exclusivity and adventure makes for an experience of Africa unlike any other. KZN Midlands 5Durban


ESIWENI LUXURY SAFARI LODGE Tel: +27(0)31 202 5481 A hidden jewel in one of the most beautiful private reserves in South Africa. Here You will enjoy the peace and serenity of the great outdoors in the comfort and privacy of your suite. Delight in the traditional French “savoir vivre” dining under the stars, gazing out over the world from your panoramic terrace overlooking the Sunday River. Here you can also encounter the “Big Five” accompanied by your ranger. You will have a unique experience in the heart of Zululand with your family or friends. Esiweni, a dream lodge for an unforgettable one-on-one with nature. Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Ladysmith

ISANDLWANA LODGE Tel: +27(0)34 271 8301 Isandlwana Lodge offers twelve luxury rooms all en-suite and tastefully decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. The Lodge is carved into the iNyoni rock formation on top of which the Zulu commander stood during the battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879. Enjoy unparalleled views from the crisp early light of a sparkling Zulu dawn to the splendour of the African sunset. Rob Gerrard, resident historian, or one of his associates will make history come to life when they relate the stories of the Battles of Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift. Isandlwana

TALANA MUSEUM Tel: +27(0)34 212 2654 The Zulu name “Talana” meaning “the shelf where precious items are stored” is a most appropriate name for this large and varied museum. The museum comprises 17 buildings, dedicated to subjects as diverse as war and agriculture, mining, industry and domestic life. We are situated just outside the town of Dundee, Kwa Zulu Natal - South Africa, and are within short driving distances of some of the most famous battlefields in the country; Blood River, Rorkes Drift, Fugitives Drift, Isandlwana, Elandslaagte, Spioenkop, Colenso and the Siege of Ladysmith. Battlefield and Heritage Park, Dundee

PENNY FARTHING COUNTRY HOUSE Tel: +27 (0)34 642 1925 Penny Farthing is situated on a 3 000 hectare cattle and game farm in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields and is in close proximity to Rorke’s Drift, Isandlwana and Blood River. The house is built on the original foundations of the colonial home founded by the Vermaak family in 1847. Present owners 5th generation. Foy’s late wife, Marinella was a descendant of Dougald McPhail, a founder of the town of Dundee, and one of the few survivors of the battle of Isandlwana. Foy is a registered tour guide, with a passion for history, and conducts regular tours of the battlefields. Dundee

THREE TREES AT SPIOENKOP Tel: +27 (0)36 448 1171 Against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains, and overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, lies Three Trees at Spioenkop. This intimate, luxury 18 bedded lodge is owner-managed by Simon & Cheryl Blackburn whose passion and enthusiasm for Africa’s wildlife, history and culture is immediately evident. You are welcomed into their home, and invited to experience the warm hospitality, and relaxed atmosphere in their four star family-run lodge. Spioenkop

FUGITIVES’ DRIFT LODGE Tel: +27 (0)34 271 8051 The Zulu War of 1879 is famous throughout the English-speaking world for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. The spectacular Fugitives’ Drift property, a Natural Heritage Site, overlooks both Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, and includes the site where Lts. Melvill and Coghill lost their lives attempting to save the Queen’s Colour of the 1/24th. Led by the finest guides in South Africa, thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. The reserve offers a choice of accommodation in either the Lodge or the Guest House, both with spacious and luxurious en-suite cottages with private verandahs and swimming pools. Fugitives’ Drift Lodge, Rorke’s Drift

LADYSMITH SIEGE MUSEUM Tel: +27(0)36 637 2992 Acclaimed as one of the best Anglo Boer War museums in South Africa, its displays on the famous Siege and Relief of Ladysmith have thrilled countless Boer War enthusiasts. Built in 1884 as a market house, it served as a ration post for civilians during the siege. This museum has a comprehensive display of memorabilia, maps, uniforms, relics and interpretive panels relating to the Siege of Ladysmith and the Anglo Boer War 151 Murchison Street, Ladysmith ISIBINDI ZULU LODGE Tel: +27 (0)35 474 1473 iSibindi Zulu Lodge is situated in a private game reserve in the ruggedly beautiful Zululand. An architectural celebration of the Zulu nation, the lodge is a peaceful bushveld retreat which also offers a host of activities for our guests wanting to experience a combination of luxurious accommodation, gameviewing, battlefields and Zulu cultural experiences. Isibindi Eco-Reserve


NAMBITI PLAINS PRIVATE GAME LODGE Tel: +27(0)71 680 4584 The Nambiti Plains Lodge, a Five Star African Eco Lodge, lies nestled within the smouldering beauty of a picturesque landscape of the spectacular Nambiti Game Reserve, a private Big Five bush retreat and game conservancy set on 20,000 acres of malaria-free bushveld. The abundance of natural water, perennial rivers and beautiful waterfalls on the Sundays River make Nambiti a unique sanctuary attracting several rare bird species and an enviable array of raptors and vultures. Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Ladysmith UMZOLOZOLO PRIVATE GAME LODGE Tel: +27(0)31 826 2002 The Lodge features 5 luxurious suites with panoramic views. Each suite is a freestanding unit, constructed with local materials and thatch to seamlessly blend into the environment. Umzolozolo is situated in the Nambiti Game Reserve and area steeped in history and beauty. Nambiti is situated 25 km’s east of Ladysmith and is only 4 hours from Johannesburg, 2½ hours from Durban and 40 minutes from the Drakensberg. Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Ladysmith

SPIONKOP LODGE Tel: +27 (0)36 488 1404 Relax by the pool situated on an expansive 700 hectare game farm,Spion Kop Lodge is the perfect base from which you are able to explore battlefields, berg, bush and birds of this region of Kwazulu Natal. The lodge offers visitors an awesome sense of space and beauty, supreme comfort and warm hospitality. The turn of the century farmhouse has been beautifully restored in Natal colonial style. The converted barn now forms the magnificent dining room that boasts spectacular views. Guests savour fine cuisine and excellent service whilst appreciating the African landscape and battlefields. On the R600 between Ladysmith and Winterton



WILD HORSES LODGE Tel: +27(0)58 622 7000 Occupying pride of place within the Sterkfontein Nature Reserve, Wild Horses Lodge is a Sandstone villa facing the breathtaking expanse of the Sterkfontein Dam and the Platberg Mountains. This Drakensberg Lodge was built with living in mind. Kitchen, lounge, and bar area merge, and regardless of which room you choose to inhabit you are treated to the most magical view. A private library, wine cellar, Koi pond, rim-flow pool, rose garden and landscaped indigenous garden complete the picture. Sterkfontein Dam, Harrismith MONTUSI MOUNTAIN LODGE Tel: +27(0)36 438 6243 Space, comfort and peace are what you will find when you treat yourself to the natural splendour and peaceful, romantic ambiance of this Drakensberg haven. Situated in the Kwazulu-Natal Drakensberg, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, Montusi Mountain Lodge is the only upmarket destination in the area with a full and uninterrupted view of the Drakensberg’s most famous part, the Amphitheatre escarpment. D119, Northern Drakensberg, Bergville ALPINE HEATH RESORT Tel: +27(0)87 075 0864 Set high in the majestic northern Drakensberg, midway between Durban and Johannesburg, 45km from Bergville in Kwazulu-Natal, Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort is a stylish four-star village in the berg, surrounded by crystal-clear streams and mountain fresh air that blends perfectly with the landscape, and widely regarded as one of South Africa’s premier conference and family holiday Drakensberg resort. Cavern Road, Northern Drakesnberg


CHAMPAGNE SPORTS RESORT Tel: +27(0)36 468 8000 Champagne Sports Resort has been striving to make this award winning resort the perfect place for work and play. This is a difficult balance to achieve but we believe we have created a truly unique destination catering for all guest requirements in an absolutely spectacular setting. Central Drakensberg CLEOPATRA MOUNTAIN FARMHOUSE Tel: +27 (0)33 267 7243 Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, we are a luxury, gourmet lodge dedicated to sumptuous food and rustic luxury. With just 11 rooms we are a haven for those looking to break away from their fast-paced life to enjoy mountain walks, roaring log fires, 7 course dinners and time for relaxation and pampering. We at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse look forward to welcoming you Drakensberg

BUSHMAN’S NEK BERG AND TROUT RESORT Tel: +27(0)33 701 1460 Situated in the Southern Drakensberg just 37km from Underberg, Bushman’s Nek Berg and Trout Resort offers a selection of 58 luxury hotel rooms, self-catering apartments and rustic log cabins. With a restaurant serving delectable cuisine and offering regular specials, a wellness spa, horse riding, paintball, conference and wedding facilities and loads of entertainment for the whole family, Bushman’s Nek is bound to captivate your imagination and quench your thirst for outdoor adventure. Bushman’s Nek Road, Underberg District, Drakensberg

CATHEDRAL PEAK HOTEL Tel: +27(0)36 488 1888 Nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site) lies Cathedral Peak Hotel, one of SA’s premier resort hotels. Since the hotel first opened to guests in 1939, the van der Riet family has succeeded in offering warm hospitality, combined with exceptional service and value for money. Central Drakensberg WILD SKY PARAGLIDING Tel: +27(0)82 395 3298 Bulwer (Amahwaqa) mountain is world famous as a spectacular flying site, both for its views and the fact that we fly all year through all the seasons. It is also a perfect training site for students as it has friendly grassy slopes, and very reliable breezes. The area around Bulwer has many hills and there are ten different take-off sites allowing us to fly in various wind directions The area has spectacular views of the rolling KwaZuluNatal hills and also the Drakensberg. Bulwer MOORCROFT MANOR Tel: +27(0)33 702 1967 Lose yourself in the sheer comfort of our kingsize beds, while enjoying,the overall luxury of the rooms.the underfloor heating in both the bath- and bedrooms to keep away the midnight chill during winter. Our two executive suites are the epitome of luxury, beautifully furnished and providing thoughtful touches. The ambiance and comfort will perfectly match your most romantic moments and leave you feeling relaxed, revived and rejuvenated. Sani Road, Himeville





THE BOATHOUSE Tel: +27 (0)32 946 0300 The Boathouse is Ballito’s hidden gem – a treasure chest of wondrous discovery nestled into the beautiful coast of South Africa. This luxury venue boasts endless ocean views, four star accommodation and wedding and conference facilities to make your event one of a kind.This elegant landmark is over 16 years old, and makes the ideal destination for exclusive, upmarket weddings, conferences, events and escapes. 33 Compensation Beach Rd, Dolphin Coast THE VINEYARD ON BALLITO Tel: +27 (0)32 482 0005 Inspired by the distinctive beauty of the South African vineyards and the country’s rich viticulture, our luxurious guest house provides a friendly haven in the sea-side town of Ballito. Enjoy superb sundowner ocean views from the terrace, a pleasant tea in the forecourt with its shady grapevine, or relax in the quiet privacy of the pool surrounds. Airy patios and bedroom balconies all make the most of the sweeping views, invigorating sunshine and fresh ocean breezes of the balmy KwaZuluNatal climate. 11 Ashley Road, Ballito HOTEL IZULU Tel: +27 (0)32 946 3444 The 5-star Hotel Izulu is situated in Ballito on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. With the personal ambiance Hotel Izulu has to offer, it is the perfect place to commence and or conclude any KwaZulu-Natal holiday adventure. This boutique hotel is a short drive from Durban and ideally situated near to the new King Shaka International Airport -ideal for leisure or business guests. Hotel Izulu’s warm friendly atmosphere and attentive staff contribute to an unforgettable experience of relaxation, peace and tranquility. Rey’s Place, Ballito THE LUTHULI MUSEUM Tel: +27 (0)32 559 6822 The Luthuli Museum was officially opened on 21 August, 2004. It includes the original 1927 home of Chief Albert Luthuli that is situated on 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street, Groutville, KwaDukuza. Today the home is a national monument. Set in lovely landscaped gardens, the grounds provide the ideal setting in which to absorb the history and achievements of a man who became the first African to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace. He was a leader ahead of his time whose commitment to non-violence, non-racialism, democracy and human rights has left an enduring legacy. 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street, Groutville, KwaDukuza


FAIRMONT ZIMBALI RESORT Tel: +27 (0)32 538 5000 An unspoiled shoreline, rolling hills and lush flora have come to define the Zimbali Coastal Resort region. Set along South Africa’s sublime east coast, nestled between a forest reserve and a shimmering sea, the resort’s exquisite natural beauty is dotted with pockets of urban flair and enhanced by the rich Zulu heritage of the KwaZulu-Natal province. Zimbali Estate, Kwazulu-Natal North Coast THE LODGE AT PRINCE’S GRANT Tel: +27 (0)32 482 0005 The 4 star Lodge at Prince’s Grant is situated on the magnificent Dolphin Coast of Kwazulu Natal, known locally as the Dolphin Coast. The 15 beautifully appointed rooms face out over the award winning golf course, with sweeping views over the Indian Ocean. We also offer self -catering holiday homes on the Estate. A state of the art conference centre and world class recreation facilities are available to Lodge and self catering guests. 1 Babu Bodasing Ave, New Guelderland CRAZY MONKEY BEACH BAR Tel: +27 (0)32 946 2987 The crashing waves of the ocean add to the beach vibe of Crazy Monkey in Ballito – the perfect sundowner venue to end a day trip away from Durban. Relax into a cushioned conversation pit, order a mezzo platter with your friends and prepare to dance the night away as the casual eating venue morphs into a hip entertainment spot as the night moves in. 29 Sandra Street, Shop 5, Ballito KING SHAKA MEMORIAL The Shaka Memorial is a provincial heritage site in Stanger in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It marks the resting place of the Zulu King Shaka near the site where he was assassinated by his half-brothers Dingane and Mhlangana while sitting on a rock near the barracks at his capital Dukuza. Adjacent to the memorial is the rock on which King Shaka was alleged to be sitting at the time of his assassination on 22 September 1828. KwaDukuza/Stanger FAIRMONT ZIMBALI LODGE Tel: +27 (0)32 538 5000 Zimbali Lodge hotel overlooks the incredible Indian Ocean and is surrounded by lush vegetation and beautiful indigenous gardens. It is a 5-Star boutique hotel offering five-star luxury accommodation, and is decorated to complement the natural surrounding forest. The classical architecture is accentuated by warm wood and russet autumn tones. Zimbali Estate, Kwazulu-Natal North Coast

COCO DE MER BOUTIQUE HOTEL Tel: +27 (0)32 946 1034 The hotel itself is distinctively Afro- Bali styled, perfectly situated in the midst of a natural eco forest and backdropped by the sultry and warm tropical Indian Ocean, boasting a fusion of creative interior design marrying its natural element surrounds along the friendly Dolphin Coast. The Hotel’s 14 luxurious suites are well appointed and fitted out with all amenities with views of either the ocean or coastal forest, fresh sunrises and late tropical sunsets provide visual delight. 63 Compensation Beach Rd, Dolphin Coast BEIRA ALTA PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)32 946 2388 Our menu has, from its inception, earned a reputation for its flame grilled chickens and platters piled high with pan-fried prawns, smothered with a blend of spices, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. The South African desire for red meat remains unabated so Beira Alta serves unashamedly large portions, smothered in Chef ’s unique sauces, guaranteed to keep any meat eater happy. Seafood however, remains the top seller. Shop 6, Ballito Lifestyle Centre, Ballito ZIMBALI HOLIDAY HOME Tel: +27 (0)71 446 9473 Zimbali Holiday Home is an established accommodation provider in the well-known Zimbali Coastal Resort, boasting over 6 years of satisfied guests. We offer two luxurious self-catering villas in the estate. The 5-star Acaciawood villa, located on 22 Acaciawood Drive, is a large 5 bedroom freestanding house which can accommodate up to 10 adults. While our 4-star Baluwatu villa, located at 3 Baluwatu on Yellowwood Drive, is a 4 bedroom unit which can accommodate a maximum of 8 adults. Both guest houses have magnificent views of the ocean, surrounding natural habitat and a huge span of the Zimbali Country Club’s fairways. Zimbali Coastal Estate, Dolphin Coast FIAMMA GRILL Tel: +27 (0)32 946 1029 Fiamma Grill’s focus is on our superb cuts of grain fed and matured meat, spectacular seafood dishes and seasonal specials that keep our guests wanting more. Attention to detail is an aspect of the restaurant that can be seen in the emphasis we put on service, ambience and in the research we have undergone in the construction of our menu, wine and cocktail list. Being a family owned and operated restaurant we thrive off of close and personal interaction with our guests and we welcome all patrons to experience our hospitality. Coco De Mer Boutique Hotel, Ballito





ST LUCIA KAYAK SAFARIS Tel: +27 (0)35 590 1233 St Lucia Kayak Safaris offer exciting kayaking trips in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park UNESCO World heritage site in St Lucia, South Africa. Quiet tranquility is what we offer with a hint of adventure. Float along with the hippos and crocodiles while fish eagles and herons fly over head. As an official licensed operator, we offer trips to restricted areas such as Catalina Bay as well as snorkeling in the clear waters of Cape Vidal on the Eastern Shores with fun in the surf for the more adventurous. St Lucia Estuary PHINDA ZUKA LODGE Tel: +27 (0)11 809 4300 Four thatched ensuite cottages cluster around a central guest area with an open, interactive kitchen, a large wooden dining table for friends and family, and a cosy fireplace for evening gatherings. With all views pointing towards a busy nearby watering hole, guests are guaranteed never to run out of experiences to share. A private butler, chef, ranger and tracker are ready to indulge your every need and an open 4x4 safari vehicle is provided for exclusive use. Phinda Private Game Reserve THONGA BEACH LODGE Tel: +27 (0)35 474 1473 Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast, KwaZuluNatal, South Africa. This 24-bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of the most unspoilt wilderness beaches left on the African continent. Mabibi is a magical place of coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. Its crystal clear, warm waters offer South Africa’s best snorkelling and fantastic off-shore scuba diving. iSimangaliso Wetland Park Mabibi PHINDA VLEI LODGE Tel: +27 (0)11 809 4300 Fringing &Beyond Phinda’s unique vlei (wetland) system at the edge of the sand forest, Vlei Lodge offers an intimate safari experience, with elegant and gracious spaces designed for quiet contemplation of the African wilderness. The six elegant thatched suites look out onto an ever-changing parade of animals on the open vlei. Here you can indulge in game viewing from the comfort of your private plunge pool. Experience delicious dining with an African twist on expansive viewing decks open to the night sky or in a beautiful and remote bush setting. Phinda Private Game Reserve


RHINO RIDGE SAFARI LODGE Tel: +27 (0)35 474 1473 Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is situated on the western boundary in the first private concession within Africa’s oldest proclaimed Game Reserve Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Set in a 96 000 hectare park Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge enables guests to enjoy 4 star luxury at a private lodge for the first time within the park, offering spectacular scenery and excellent safari opportunities within the heart of Big 5 territory. Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park THANDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE Tel: +27 (0)35 573 1899 More than a luxury lodge, more than a dream safari destination, more than an African escape… Thanda Private Game Reserve offers an authentically South African wildlife experience matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. Meaning ‘love’ in isiZulu, Thanda is a proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World and multiple winner of World’s Leading Luxury Lodge. Hluhluwe PHINDA FOREST LODGE Tel: +27 (0)11 809 4300 Set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest, the award-winning Forest Lodge fuses architecture and conservation. The lodge was hand built by local artisans, with a minimal footprint on the forest floor – not one tree was felled during construction. An exquisite contradiction, floor-to-ceiling glass walls invite the forest inside, while the dense tree canopy shelters and provides privacy. Floating on stilts above the forest floor while dainty suni graze below, the 16 Zulu Zen suites blend harmoniously into the dappled shade. Phinda Private Game Reserve GHOST MOUNTAIN INN Tel: +27 (0)35 573 1025 At the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain in Mkuze lies the Ghost Mountain Inn. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the abundance of wildlife and the scenic splendours of this rich and diverse region during game drives, guided walks, cultural excursions and boat cruises in the company of knowledgeable rangers. Those who prefer the relaxing sound of birdsong and the warmth of the African sun will find their respite at the poolside within the glorious gardens of Ghost Mountain Inn. Fish Eagle Road, Mkuze

PHINDA ROCK LODGE Tel: +27 (0)11 809 4300 Carved into the rocky mountainside, Rock Lodge sits in sheer seclusion, suspended in air over the deep valley below. Six stone and adobe suites burrow into the heart of the cliffside, with solid wooden shutters and doors opening out onto a private viewing deck and plunge pool balanced on the very edge of a breathtaking precipice. Warm, intimate interiors and rough hewn walls shelter guests and from everywhere the views are simply breathtaking. Phinda Private Game Reserve PHINDA MOUNTAIN LODGE Tel: +27 (0)11 809 4300 With wraparound views of the ancient Ubombo mountain range, Mountain Lodge balances itself majestically above its panoramic surroundings. The 25 suites scattered along the mountainside offer complete privacy and luxury. There’s no end to the choice of taking in the view – spacious verandas with private plunge pools and layered guest areas each provide their own magnificent outlook. Delicious Pan African meals are enjoyed in the dramatic stone and reed boma, lit by the warm glow of dozens of candles and lanterns. Phinda Private Game Reserve PHINDA HOMESTEAD Tel: +27 (0)11 809 4300 In this exclusive sole-use safari villa, the beauty of Africa’s wide open spaces is drawn indoors. Large sliding doors in four luxurious suites let in breathtaking vistas of the vast landscape below. Personal touches and the warmth of The Homestead’s dedicated staff, including a private ranger, tracker, butler and chef, bring renowned African hospitality to life. The exclusive use of an open 4x4 safari vehicle allows you to set your own game drive times. A rim-flow pool on multi-level viewing decks shows off the bush view from dawn to dusk. This is safari luxury on quite another level. Phinda Private Game Reserve MOKARRAN DIVE CHARTERS Tel: +27 (0)84 953 0487 For the most exclusive diving experience in SA, come and dive with us at Mokarran Dive Charters, situated at Rocktail Dive Centre, adjacent to Rocktail Beach Camp. Rated as one of the top ten dive destinations in the world, with rich coral encrusted reefs and over 1200 species of fish, this is a divers paradise. Rocktail Dive Centre, adjacent Rocktail Beach Camp, iSimangaliso Wetland Park



MKUZE FALLS PRIVATE GAME RESERVE Tel: +27 (0)34 414 1018 Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is one of only two Private Game Reserves in the region where you can view the ‘Big 5’ - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant. For bird lovers, nearly 430 species of birds are resident. Experience the unique richness that this peaceful part of Africa has to offer. It is a place of pure tastes and simple delights, celebrating the thrill of nature. The lake cruise is a must for avid birders or the leisure fisherman. Pongola SHAKALAND Tel: +27 (0)35 460 0912 Shakaland offers a comprehensive Zulu experience, from foot-stomping tribal dancing by assegai-wielding warriors in traditional animal skins to consultations with a sangoma (spiritual leader) and an inyanga (traditional herbalist). It’s a worthwhile addition to any South African itinerary offering a variety of cultural experiences. Normanhurst Farm, Nkwalini Zululand SHAYAMANZI HOUSEBOATS Tel: +27 (0)34 413 2299 Little can compare with the superb wildlife to be seen on the shores of Lake Jozini. On board the Shayamanzi Houseboat, soak up the stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and Pongola Game Reserve. Enjoy calm serenity on the water or the thrill of Tiger fishing! Jozini Tiger Lodge, Pongola


AMAKHOSI SAFARI LODGE Tel: +27 (0)34 414 1157 Our safari lodge is situated on the banks of Zululand’s Mkuze River in Amakhosi private game reserve. Artistic décor, African fusion cuisine and prompt attentive service, makes AmaKhosi a bush lodge difficult to match. St. Lucia Wetlands and Sodwana Bay are a mere 2.5 hours away from the lodge and are well worth incorporating into your itinerary. Pongola WHITE ELEPHANT SAFARI Tel: +27 (0)34 413 2489 Offering game drives and incredible boat cruises on Lake Jozini. The lodge captures the history and romance of a bygone era. Eight luxurious safari tents, each with romantic ball and claw bath, outdoor canvas shower and private patio provide an evocative safari in the Pongola Game Reserve Wilderness. The Bush Camp is an ideal self-catering escape from the busy hurried world for families and friends. Seven spacious thatched en-suite chalets with quality linen and overhead fans, open plan kitchen, dining room, bar, swimming pool and spectacular views ensure a “close to nature”, relaxed ambience. Pongola Game Reserve

JOZINI TIGER LODGE AND SPA Tel: +27 (0)35 572 1020 Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa is the perfect luxury getaway in the heart of nature. Incredibly positioned along the banks of the picturesque Lake Jozini, and backed by the splendour of the Lebombo Mountain range, the Lodge boasts superb facilities, including a Mangwanani Spa, gym, rim-flow swimming pool, exceptional dining experiences, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, and a wide range of activities for all ages. 1 Main Road, Jozini PAKAMISA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE Tel: +27 (0)83 229 1811 Pakamisa – the name in the language of the Zulu means “to lift up” and we assure our guests that their spirits will soar in this African Shangri-La. Imagine being able to experience the sights, smells, sounds and excitement of the African veld so that you literally become one with the environment. We offer discerning visitors luxury, comfort and great hospitality with excellent gourmet cuisine amidst the pristine African wilderness. Pongola



PEERMONT MONDAZUR Tel: +27 (0)39 313 0011 The 4-star Peermont Mondazur Hotel and Spa is near Southbroom on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast at San Lameer Golf Estate, and is situated on the banks of the Umhlangamkulu Lagoon with access to a pristine Indian Ocean beach. The intimate hotel offers 40 rooms and suites elegantly decorated in contemporary Indonesian style. In this exclusive and secure beach and golf coastal reserve, guests are surrounded by beauty, luxury and tranquillity. San Lameer

DAYS AT SEA BEACH LODGE Tel: +27 (0)39 313 0013 Days at Sea - a luxury hotel with just 6 suites, is a hideaway in the true sense of the word, a refuge for lovers of nature, first-class cuisine and fine wine. Each suite is a world on its own, a masterpiece of design in exquisite shades of aqua blue. The spacious pool set over the ocean is illuminated at night. Above it are the restaurant and lounge with projected images and music ranging from Pavarotti to Café Del Mar. The five-star country house is surrounded by three world-class golf courses Wildcoast, San Lameer and Southbroom – and several leading game reserves, home to the “big five”, are within driving distance. 39 Effingham Parade, Trafalgar

LA CAPANNINA Tel: +27 (0)39 317 1078 “La Dolce Vita” of La Capannnina and “La Vita e Bella” of Italy. “Rome” on in and taste a Little Italy at our Restaurant in Ramsgate on the South Coast of South Africa. 206 Marine Drive, Ramsgate

THE GORGE PRIVATE GAME LODGE & SPA Tel: +27 (0)39 687 4000 The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa is nestled in an unspoiled part of South Africa’s South Coast region of KwaZulu-Natal, the majestic Oribi Gorge. Situated only 32km from Port Shepstone, it offers one of the most spectacular natural wonders of our diverse country. Our exclusive, luxury villas are built on the edge of the impressive sandstone cliffs offering spectacular views of the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. Oribi Gorge


THE WAFFLE HOUSE Tel: +27 (0)39 314 9424 Established in 1957, this historical South Coast landmark is nestled in tranquil subtropical edge of the Ramsgate Lagoon. Once you’ve tasted our unique waffles, finish your visit with a leisurely walk across the quaint wooden bridge to the beautiful Ramsgate beach for a swim or a laze on the sand. Lot 839, Marine Drive, Ramsgate

THE VIEW BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA Tel: +27 (0)31 903 1556 Wake up in the morning to breathtaking sea views of the Sapphire coast. Built by the Lithgow family as a homestead and then converted to a five star exclusive boutique hotel. Relax in stylish rooms with hand carved beds, crisp white linen, private spa baths and balconies which open onto tropical gardens overlooking two sparkling pools. 9 Hillside Road, Doonsideheights, Amanzimtoti

ALIWAL DIVE CENTRE Tel: +27 (0)39 973 2233 We offer some of the most exciting scuba diving in the world here on Aliwal Shoal. Dive with Ragged Tooth Sharks, Tiger Sharks and Manta Rays, Dolphins and Whale Sharks. Enjoy our great South African hospitality at Aliwal Dive Lodge and further your Dive education at our PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre. When you choose Aliwal Dive Centre, you can rest assured that our professional and dedicated team will have one aim in mind, to ensure you have a holiday of a lifetime. No. 2 Moodie Street, Umkomaas

FLAVOURS RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)39 314 4370 Located in the popular village of Southbroom, Flavours Restaurant offers a variety of delicious cuisine from the shores of Spain, Italy, Morocco and Greece. Relax and enjoy a culinary journey of the Mediterranean bursting with great food and flavour at Flavours Restaurant. 1303 Marine Drive, Ramsgate

THE GAZE GALLERY Tel: +27 (0)39 314 4011 Dealers in fine art, exhibiting works by leading South African artists and potters. From Old Colonial paintings to modern sculptures we place style and elegance at your fingertips. Next to the Waffle House, Lot 839, Marine Drive, Ramsgate

CROCWORLD CONSERVATION CENTRE Tel: +27 (0)39 976 1103 Crocworld Conservation Centre exists to connect people to nature and encourage people to embrace it as part of their lifestyle. Besides being able to offer a fun and exciting day out for the whole family we believe we also have a role in furthering knowledge of the environment. School tours are warmly welcomed to Crocworld with a full range of lesson plans, talks, and resources available for educators to use. Similarly our indigenous gardens are being developed to encourage people to introduce ecologically appropriate plants into their gardens at home. Take Scottburgh exit on N2 and follow boards

WILD GORGE SWING Tel: +27 (0)82 566 7424 The Wild Gorge Swing is an unbelievable experience that leaves you breathless yet exhilarated. Situated at the top of Lehr’s Waterfall, this is the highest gorge swing in the world. Hurl yourself (or simply step) off the edge of the waterfall to swing into the gaping depths of the gorge - 165m. Unlike a bungee, where you are strapped by the ankles, you experience the swing securely and comfortably fastened in a full body harness. Oribi Gorge Hotel, Oribi Gorge

FISH EAGLE RESTAURANT Tel: +27 (0)39 311 2675 Established in 1996, The Fish Eagle Restaurant rapidly became one of the top five dining venues on the South Coast. Our head chef is renowned for his ability to produce fabulous cuisine and will take you along an unforgettable taste experience. Our menus emphasise the goodness of fresh, natural foods, carefully prepared and beautifully presented. Local produce and seasonal ingredients feature strongly. Estuary Country Hotel, Main Road, R61, Port Edward






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