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DISCOVER DURBAN AND SURROUNDS

SUMMER ISSUE 2019/20 CO M P L I M E N TARY CO PY

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DISCOVER DURBAN & SURROUNDS See, Stay, Play, Eat and Meet! View all the top officially recommended attractions and latest upcoming events by visiting

www.durbanroutes.co.za

Tourists from all over the world have been coming to Durban for more than half a century, attracted mainly by the City’s famous beaches and the all year-round sunshine. But once they arrive here, they soon discover that this city has a lot more than beautiful, golden beaches to offer.

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t is a centre of world-class sport and hosts major international events. It is a shoppers’ paradise with sophisticated shopping malls and precincts, craft markets and street bazaars. It is an entertainment and hospitality centre offering a wide range of accommodation from swish beachfront hotels to themed lodges, guesthouses, self-catering apartments and homely B&Bs. It is also a bustling commercial and manufacturing centre connected to the business capitals of the world, and is built around one of the busiest ports in Africa. Durban’s people are friendly and laid-back, and reflect a rich cultural diversity that includes African, Eastern and Western influences. Perhaps it’s this blend of culture, art and environment that makes Durban so unique. There’s nowhere else quite like it. There is an abundance of breathtaking scenery just beyond the City. To the north lies the bustling coastal town of Umhlanga, packed with hotels, restaurants and beautiful beaches. To the south is the Sapphire Coast, an endless stretch of sub-tropical paradise dotted with holiday towns. To the west lies the verdant Valley of 1000 Hills with its nature reserves and cultural villages. A little further afield, the Big Five game reserves are just a few hours’ drive away, while further west the mighty uKhahlamba Drakenberg Park – a World Heritage Site – beckons. Durban is a modern African city that has opened its arms to visitors from around the globe. Tourism has played a major role in the growth of the city for decades, and consequently, there is a well developed hospitality infrastructure that is dedicated to exceeding visitors’ expectations. The following publication highlights all the top officially recommended attractions in the city and surrounding regions, from its natural beauty, historical and cultural heritage, to all the top recommended places to see, stay, play, eat and meet the locals.

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Wet ‘n Wild | Sea World | Village Walk | Kids World | Rope Adventure Sea Animal Encounters Island | Dangerous Creatures

www.ushakamarineworld.co.za


The Team Producers

Tourism Lifestyles (Pty) Ltd. & Computer Artwork Services cc 078 526 5165 | 031 303 6466

Managing Editor

Darryl Moodie 078 526 5165 darryl@durbanroutes.co.za

Graphic Design & Layout Artworks 031 303 6466 www.artworks.co.za

Website Management & Social Media M-Squared Designs 082 773 7204 www.m2designs.co.za

Printing

Process Litho www.processlitho.co.za

Marketing/Sales/ Tourism Consultants

Focus Marketing Economics & Logistics 078 526 5165 www.focusmarketing.co.za

Photographers

Justin Klusener | 082 441 9195 Kierran Allen | 082 228 5410 Copyright: ©Tourism Lifestyles (Pty) Ltd. Reg. 2016/022758/07 All material in this issue is subject to copyright and belongs to Tourism Lifestyles (Pty) Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. No part of the material may be quoted or reproduced without the prior written permission of the Company.

Disclaimer

While every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this publication, information may change. Neither the author nor publisher will bear any responsibility for any errors, omissions and/or the consequences of any actions based on information contained herein.

Cover Credit Kierran Allen

D I S C OV E R D U R B A N A N D S U R RO U N D S

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A guide to using this Summer 2019/2020 magazine

Info Offices

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his magazine has been produced to provide locals and visitors to Durban with a summary of all the top natural, historical and cultural places to see – as recommended by our team of advisors and local tourism authorities and business associations. It provides you – the discerning traveller – with recommended routes to explore and places to discover with confidence, irrespective of whether you are a resident in Durban or visiting for the first time. There are plenty of useful tips and recommendations of where to go, what to do (and what not to do), but most importantly, this magazine provides a collection of top photographs designed to whet your travel appetite and provide you with the best insights of what Dynamic Durban and surrounds have to offer. We believe this is something to hold on to as a keepsake for a holiday of great memories.

(T) 031 322 2858

B Florida Rd

(T) 031 322 4164

C Glenwood

(T) 031 201 2212

Finally, this magazine is best used in conjunction with our website www.durbanroutes.co.za – which is fully integrated with Google Maps – allowing you to plot your trip more precisely. So check out our various recommended routes, find the places you would like to see and jump in your car, or hired car, and head off with confidence. If you like, contact one of the recommended tour guides listed in this magazine and on our website who will happily provide you with far greater insights and fun-filled stories of this awesome place – Dynamic Durban. Enjoy the experience!

D North Beach

(T) 031 322 4205

E uMhlanga

(T) 031 514 0572

King Shaka Airport (T) 031 322 6046

F Inanda Gandhi Settlement (T) 031 322 2856

Ohlange Institute (T) 031 322 2857

G Ballito/Dolphin Coast ©Durban Tourism

(T) 031 366 7500

H Umlazi SoDurba

(T) 031 907 2852 (T) 031 467 0404

I Amanzimtoti

(T) 031 322 2852

J UGU South Coast (T) 039 682 7944

K Durban West

(T) 060 926 7694

Clermont KwaDabeka (T) 031 711 2326

L Valley of 1000 Hills (T) 031 322 2855

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NAVIGATE NORTH

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Contents map key Capturing the perfect shot.............................................................................................................................................7 Wonderful waves on a waveski.................................................................................................................................. 10 Sizzling Shishanyama!................................................................................................................................................... 13 Spoilt for choice – markets.......................................................................................................................................... 14 Durban’s live music scene hotting up this summer............................................................................................ 16 Search engine optimisation tips for the business traveller.............................................................................. 17

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UMDLOTI

Durban Beachfront and City (page 18) Durban’s six kilometre long stretch of sandy beaches, sun and fun

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Florida Rd | Morningside | Berea (page 32) Top entertainment in suburban Durban filled with coffee shops, restaurants and nightlife

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Glenwood | Umbilo (page 38) Quality sightseeing, historical and cultural heritage attractions

NAVIGATE NORTH – PAGE 42

RAMBLE Sightseeing Hotspots, Adventures and Family Outings. ROOMS Accommodation ranging from B&B’s to Boutique Hotels. REFRESH Foodie Venues f rom Coffee Shops to Fine Dining.

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Durban North | La Lucia (page 42) Quaint coffee shops, restaurants and shopping malls

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uMhlanga | Umdloti | La Mercy (page 46) A booming hub of activity and sophistication situated along a pristine and scenic coastline

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Inanda Cultural Heritage Route (page 52)

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RETAIL From Flea Markets through t o high-end Shopping Centres. RENDEZVOUS Conference, Events, Exhibition and Wedding Venues. RESOURCES Tourism Services including Tours, Travel Agents & Car Hire.

ROUTE KEY This ROUTE MAP is an artistic rendition. Visit www.durbanroutes.co.za for specific directions as integrated with Google Maps

Meander into Durban’s cultural heartbeat steeped in history and natural beauty Ballito | Dolphin Coast (page 55) More world-class beaches and activities of all kinds, from family to adventure activities. Mountain biking and trail runs are increasingly popular in the surrounding areas

SAUNTER SOUTH – PAGE 58

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Queensburgh | Clairwood | Chatsworth | Umlazi | Bluff (page 58) Experience diverse cultures, lifestyles and unspoilt beaches

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Amanzimtoti to Umkomaas (page 61) Quality family orientated destinations, great surfing beaches and magnificent diving experiences off Umkomaas

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Southern Explorer Route (page 64) More quality family orientated destinations and surfing beaches

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Westville | Clermont | Kwadabeka (page 67) Situated inland from Durban’s CBD, experience brilliant shopping destinations, true guesthouse hospitality and culturally eclectic destinations Kloof | Hillcrest | Waterfall | Cato Ridge (page 70) Home to the breath-taking valley of 1000 hills and Inanda Dam, experience family adventures, restaurants and cultural villages

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Capturing the

PERFECT SHOT

with Justin Klusener

Justin goes to great lengths to either wait for the right light, or create it, for that perfect shot! Justin’s photographic genius is featured in this issue, so do look out for his pics! After spending an idyllic childhood on the South Coast, Durban-born Justin Klusener returned to the city to pursue his studies in the field of graphic design. Once he qualified, he entered the advertising and online gaming industries where he worked as a designer and eventually art director for 16 years. His passion for pics and pixels eventually led him to launch Justin Klusener Photography, and in 2011 he moved back to the South Coast to set up a base there. He recently co-founded The Image Mill Studio and Photographic Gallery, which is situated at Spiller’s Wharf on the picture-perfect banks of the Umzimkhulu River. Even though Justin specialises in commercial events, sports and property/ accommodation photography, he offers an impressive range of photographic services, including events, schools, food, merchandise and family shoots and portraits. His passion for photographing nature, wildlife and surfing often takes him to remote and fascinating parts of Southern Africa. Although Justin loves to travel, he admits that KZN has captured his heart.

“Nothing beats a KZN summer! The weather is just perfect – great evenings and hot days, with little or no wind. KZN has it all: beaches, mountains and beautiful game reserves, all within a half day’s drive from each other – a photographer’s dream!” 082 441 9195

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Tel: 031 322 4164 | Visit www.durbanexperience.co.za. #mustdodurban


Wonderful

waves on a waveski

inner Ant Stott w n o th ra a M e o an multiple Dusi C h it w N Z K d n a Surfing Durban Ant Stott in action – throwing some spray in a smooth cutback.

Durban and the surrounding KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) coastline is known worldwide for its warm Indian Ocean waters that make salt water activities a pleasure to partake in all year round. This coupled with its never-ending supply of great waves and beautiful beaches, highlighted in the sections that follow as well as on our website www.durbanroutes.co.za, makes it one of the most popular surfing destinations in the world.

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early everyone is familiar with the sport of surfing, the most popular being the traditional ‘short board’ surfing that has put Durban on the international map with events like the Gunston 500, Ocean Africa and Mr Price Pro events – now the Ballito Pro – which started way back in the late sixties. Taking the KZN shores by storm is a new style of surfing called waveskiing. The sport actually started in the 70s and reached its peak in the 80s before slowly dwindling off again, but Durban gained huge renewed waveski popularity worldwide when the 2014 World Waveski Titles were hosted right here in Durban. Competitors from around the world were blown away by our great waves, warm water, fantastic promenade, thrilling game reserves and beautiful mountains, all of which can be found right here in Durban and surrounding KZN – close to King Shaka International Airport. More recently, waveski surfing has gained new momentum with local Durban manufacturers injecting new life into the rapidly growing wave sport. A waveski is very similar to a surfboard in shape and size, the major difference being that the waveski surfer sits on the board and uses a double-sided paddle to propel the craft forwards. By having the extra

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paddle power, the rider is able to paddle out through the breaking waves a lot more quickly than traditional surfers, who need to lie down on their boards on their stomachs, with the use of only their hands to paddle them forwards. Another massive advantage for the waveski surfer is that by using the paddle, they have the ability to catch a wave far easier than the surfers who don’t have paddles. Durban is the proud home of one of the world’s most popular waveski manufacturers – MACSKI – which was founded by John Macleod in 1979 and subsequently purchased by past multiple Dusi Canoe Marathon winner, Ant Stott, who moved the factory to Durban in 2014. The boards are all built locally in Durban and have gained massive popularity around the world. MACSKI is now one of the world’s leading waveski brands and its products are shipped to all corners of the globe. Ant maintains that “the popularity of Stand Up Paddling, or SUP surfing as it has become to be known, has also helped massively to bring new numbers to waveskiing. SUPing can be a bit awkward as your centre of gravity is so high while you attempt to stand up on your board paddling on one side at a time. Paddling out through the waves in order to reach the backline as well as negotiating the choppy waters can be a bit of a challenge for the unskilled SUP surfer. The obvious and natural progression is to lower the centre of gravity to the seated position while paddling. This is what makes the sport of waveskiing far more accessible to the first-timer who just wants to get out there and experience the thrill of the waves. Almost anyone can sit and paddle – meaning that wave riding becomes something that nearly everyone can do!” Durban and it’s bay is the perfect place to learn as you can choose a beach according to your ability. “Our bigger waves generally come from the south, which means that Durban’s beaches are more protected from big waves the further south you go as a result of being protected by the harbour wall on the southern end of the bay. As your confidence on a waveski grows, you can move along to the more northern beaches where


Ant Stott in the shaping booth. Photo by Bruce Viaene.

One of SA’s top riders, Bruce

Viaene, getting some airtime . Photo by Dalton Burton.

“Paddling out through the waves in order to reach

the backline as well as negotiating the choppy waters can be a bit of a challenge for the unskilled SUP surfer. The obvious and natural progression is to lower the centre of gravity to the seated position while paddling. This is what makes the sport of waveskiing far more accessible to the first timer who just wants to get out there and experience the thrill of the waves. Almost anyone can sit and paddle – meaning that wave riding becomes something that nearly everyone can do! the waves are stronger, faster, bigger and a bit more exhilarating!” said Ant. “Durban and its many piers also make it great for spectators and photographers to get right up close and personal with the action.” Ant concludes by stating that “a trend that is becoming far more popular these days is for international waveski customers to order their custom boards from MACSKI and then fly over to South Africa to collect them in person. Making use of their stronger foreign currencies, they are able to stretch out their visits to KwaZulu-Natal and experience a world-class surfing holiday for far longer than they could in most other surfing locations, while at the same time being able to explore all the many attractions up north, down south and further west. It just makes so much sense for them to come and visit Durban and have a taste of the real African waveski surfing experience!” For anyone wishing to gain more information on waveski surfing, or where to canoe throughout KZN for that matter, contact Ant Stott, Macski Custom Waveskis on +27 580 4696.

Classic rail riding on a size

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“As your confidence on a waveski grows you

can move along to the more northern beaches where the waves are stronger, faster, bigger and a bit more exhilarating! Durban and its many piers also make it great for spectators and photographers to get right up close and personal with the action.

More airtime. Photo by Ror y Tay

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© Eyadini

© Max’s Lifestyle

© Under the Moon

Sizzling Shisanyama! Derived from the Zulu words for ‘hot’ (shisa) and ‘meat’ (nyama), Shisanyama is far more than meat grilled over an open flame. It is an authentic celebration of Kasi (township) life, and is best enjoyed in the company of friends and family. The perfect Shisanyama should be served with generous helpings of conversation, laughter and the clanking of glasses – as you and your friends toast to the winding down of a busy year and share your dreams and aspirations for the one ahead. Top it off with some great music and you have the recipe for an unforgettable Shisanyama experience.

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art of the fun is selecting the meat cuts you wish to tuck into before they are spiced and braai’d over the open flames. The prepared meat is served in platters, to share from, along with pap (refined maizemeal porridge, similar perhaps to polenta) and traditional sheba (a delicious tomato and onion accompaniment (there are many versions of this sauce, which is sometimes spiked with fresh chilli to add even more ‘shisa’ to the Shisanyama experience). Other popular side dishes include chakalaka (a

spicy vegetable relish), dombolo (dumplings) bread and coleslaw. There are a number of fashionable restaurants and lounges in and around Durban, each offering a unique spin on the Shisanyama experience. You can opt for a traditional fireside meal, or a more sophisticated affair, if you are in the mood to dress up and dazzle. Many of these spots are famous not only for their excellent flamed-grilled fare, but for the live music and entertainment they offer.

UHURU AFRIQUE FOOD

NUZ VEGAS LOUNGE

UNDER THE MOON EXCLUSIVE LOUNGE

Where?

Where?

Phambili Road, Umlazi Route H, Durban Routes Mon – Thu: 9am – 8pm Fri & Sat: 9am – 2am Sun: 9am – 12am

Where?

072 281 0068 nuzvegas@makinvests.co.za

Connect!

When? Connect:

996 Zazi Road, Clermont GPS: 29ᵒ47’37.27”S; 30ᵒ53’33.87”E Route K, Durban Routes Mon – Sat: 9am to 3am Sun: Closed 083 697 0130 baphiwesthe@gmail.com

TATE’S KASI GRILL Where? When?

Connect!

433 North Road, Mvuzane, Clermont Route K, Durban Routes Mon – Thu: 7:30am – 8pm Fri & Sat: 7:30am – 10pm Sun: 7:30am – 12pm 083 246 5634 admin@buhlebekhaya.co.za

HLABIKHEFU CAFÉ & RESTAURANT Where? When? Connect!

1106 Zazi Road, Clermont Route K, Durban Routes 8:30am – 9:30pm 083 5099 233 sbu.mthembu@telkomsa.net

COMFORT ZONE JAZZ LOUNGE Where? When? Connect!

48 Madondo Road, Clermont Route 6, Durban Routes Fri – Sun: 2pm – late 061 319 6314 steve@thecomfortzone.co.za

MAX’S LIFESTYLE Where?

When? Connect! Browse!

31328 Mbe Road, Umlazi GPS: S29ᵒ57’27.1” E30ᵒ55’229” Route H, Durban Routes Mon – Thu: 7am – 8pm Fri – Sun: 7am – 12pm/late 031 906 1393 www.maxslifestyle.co.za

EYADINI LOUNGE Where?

When? Connect! Browse!

3 Peace Road, Umlazi GPS: S29ᵒ57’23.918” E30ᵒ55’15.92” Route H, Durban Routes Mon – Sun: 7am – 12am 031 906 1395/079 649 5477 www.eyadiniumlazi.co.za

When?

Connect!

METRO GENTS LOUNGE Where? When?

Connect!

B277 Dhekani Dlamini Street, Umlazi Route H, Durban Routes Mon – Wed: 10am – 10pm Thu: Ladies Night 10pm – 12am Fri & Sat: 10am – 12am Sun: 10am – 10pm (12am in season) 031 906 6546/074 266 3608 lunga4422@gmail.com/ metrogents755@gmail.com

LEGACY MEATS

When?

Browse!

CLASSIQUE BRAAI LOUNGE Where? When?

Connect! Browse!

A1068 Sihle Mooli Road, Umlazi Route H, Durban Routes

Where?

When?

Mon – Thu: 8:30am – 5pm Fri & Sat: 8:30am – 8pm Sun: 8:30am – 5pm 078 519 8453 hlopeclive@yahoo.com

When?

ARTIZEN LOUNGE Where? When?

Connect!

Where? When? Connect!

Connect!

96 Gardens Drive, Chesterville Route K, Durban Routes Mon – Thu: 9am – 12am Fri & Sat: 9am – 2am Sun: 9am – 12am 031 765 1107/082 566 8409 blessm@skyzer.co.za

DURBAN PRIDE

106353 Street, KwaMashu Route H, Durban Routes Mon – Thu: 10am – 10pm Fri & Sat: 10am – 2am Sun: 10am – 12am 082 970 7475 afrizenlounge@gmail.com

Where?

E943/44 Sidiya Road, KwaMashu Route F, Durban Routes Wed & Thu: 10am – 8pm Fri – Sun: 10am – 2am 082 964 3289 dineotshabs@gmail.com

Where?

ONE & ONLY

Shop 24, Oxford Centre, Hillcrest Route L, Durban Routes Mon – Thu: 11am – 10pm Fri & Sat: 11am – 12am Sun: 11am – 10am 031 765 1107 admin@classiquebraailounge.co.za www.classiquebraailounge.co.za

CAFÉ SKYZER

Where?

Connect!

53358 Curnick Ndlovu Highway, Inanda Route F, Durban Routes Mon – Thu: 9am – 10pm Fri & Sat: 9am – 2am Sun: 9am – 12am 031 519 0841/082 888 3444 gideon@phungulainc.co.za www.underthemoon.co.za

When?

Connect!

2nd Floor, Galleria Mall, Amanzimtoti Route I, Durban Routes Mon – Thu: 7am – 10pm Fri & Sat: 7am – 2am (holiday season) Sun: 9am – 12am 081 043 2967 bookings@durbanpride.co.za

THE JOINT CAFE

When?

Connect!

O R Tambo Parade, Durban South Beach (opposite Tropicana) Route A, Durban Routes Mon – Tues: 6:30am – 7pm Wed – Sat: 6:30am to late Sun: same 031 332 0805 durban@thejoint.co.za

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SPOILT FOR CHOICE

MARKETS If you are an avid flea, you will most likely agree that few things beat the childlike thrill of ferreting through a pile of fabulous fabrics or running your eager fingers over the spines of wellloved books in search of a particular volume that calls to be relocated to your already bulging bookshelf; or the excitement of discovering a pair of terracotta lampstands that will look perfect in your newly revamped earthy guest bedroom.

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f you are a foodie, what can compare to sampling creamy handmade cheeses on shards of salted crackers, or the delight of shopping for crusty artisan bread and tangy relishes? Aside from all the wonderful goodies you can buy (and try), markets are the ideal place to spend time with your favourite people in a relaxed, fun environment. Walk hand-in-hand with your sweetheart or arm-in-arm with your besties as you forage for organic salad ingredients or shop for unique treasures and gifts. Most markets offer live music, delicious fleamarket fare and fun activities for children, making them the perfect weekend outing for the entire family.


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WE HAVE COMPILED A LIST OF SOME OF DURBAN’S MOST POPULAR MARKETS, HOPING THAT YOU WILL BE INSPIRED TO VISIT A FEW. I ♥ MARKET Basket Where?

When? Connect! Socialise! Browse!

Designer jewellery, art, fashion, home décor and recycled & repurposed goods The Hay Store, corner of Albert Terrace and Camperdown Road, Point Waterfront Route A, Durban Routes First Saturday of every month info@iheartmkt.com www.facebook.com/iheartmarket/ www.instagram.com/iheartmarket/ http://www.iheartmarket.com

THE STABLES LIFESTYLE MARKET Basket Where?

When? Connect! Socialise! Browse!

Also known as The Moonlight Market. Art & crafts, lifestyle goods, food, live music 9 Jacko Jackson Drive (opposite Kings Park rugby stadium) Route A, Durban Routes Wed & Fri night: 6pm – 10pm, Sunday: 10am – 5pm 031 312 3058 info@StablesLifestyleMarket.co.za www.facebook.com/TheStablesMarket/ www.stableslifestylemarket.co.za

THE MORNING TRADE Basket Where? When? Connect! Socialise!

Locally-supplied/prepared fresh, organic & artisanal produce 22 Sutton Crescent, Alliance Café Route B, Durban Routes Every Sunday: 8am – 4pm 063 663 5354 themorningtrade@gmail.com www.facebook.com/themorningtrade/ www.instagram.com/themorningtrade/ za.pinterest.com/themorningtrade/

DURBAN FOOD MARKET Basket

Where? When? Connect! Browse!

Indoor foodie market: baked goodies, homemade lemonade, venison products, German specialities, delicatessen foods & fresh produce Hellenic Club, 6 High Grove, Durban North Route D, Durban Routes Last Saturday of every month: 8am – 1pm 031 563 1855 info@thefoodmarket.co.za www.thefoodmarket.co.za

SHONGWENI FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET Basket

Where? When? Connect! Socialise! Browse!

Fresh produce, art & crafts, handmade furniture, French, Eastern & Mediterranean deli foods, baked treats, breakfast & speciality coffees Lot 457, Road: MR551, Shongweni Route L, Durban Routes Every Saturday: 6:30am – 11:30am 031 777 4686 info@shongwenimarket.co.za www.facebook.com/shongwenifarmersmarket/ www.shongwenimarket.co.za

THE MUSGRAVE MARKET Basket Where? When? Connect! Socialise! Browse!

food, crafts, books, jewellery, handmade décor, kids activities, incl. pony rides, jumping castle Essenwood Park, Stephen Dlamini Road, Morningside Route B, Durban Routes Every Saturday: 9am – 2pm 073 625 6725 enquiries@themusgravemarket.co.za www.facebook.com/themusgravemarket/ www.themusgravemarket.co.za

VICTORIA STREET MARKET Basket

Where? When? Connect! Socialise!

African and Eastern curios, beadwork, jewellery, art, clothing, food & spices 151 Bertha Mkhize Street, Durban Route A, Durban Routes Monday to Saturday: 8am – 6pm, Sunday: 10am – 4pm 031 306 4021/2 admin@victoriastreetmarket.co.za www.facebook.com/VictoriaStreetMarket; www.instagram.com/vsm_market/

DURBAN CAR BOOT FLEAMARKET Basket

Where? When? Connect!

Thrift store goods: books, bric-a-brac, linen & other household items & sports gear. A great way to turn unwanted items to cash by trading from your car boot at a cost of R80 per vehicle (no need to book). Traders are charged R70 Behind Greyville Racecourse, Avondale, Greyville Route B, Durban Routes Every Sunday: 5am to 3pm 083 300 2999 etiquette@intekom.co.za

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DURBAN’S LIVE MUSIC SCENE hotting up this summer! During the summer months, Durban and surrounding KZN has always been filled with a host of sizzling musicians – from Umlazi in the south, Hillcrest in the west, central Durban, Florida Rd and Glenwood, to KwaMashu, uMhlanga and Ballito in the north. There are plenty of top-class musicians to be found passionately playing to the ever appreciative locals and visitors to our beautiful city.

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©Gavin Ferguson

Gavin Ferguson – Rocking Durban, KZN and South Africa Singer-songwriter Gavin Ferguson started playing guitar at the age of 16. His love for music was discovered in high school alongside his love for drama, for which he received full colours. Having performed in musicals and open mic nights at venues around KZN during his high school career, he has now built a strong local following and is currently expanding rapidly into the national music scene in SA.  Gavin’s musical style is extremely versatile, incorporating soulful vocals and dabbling in genres ranging from pop to rock.  His musical influences emanate from commercial pop, rock, jazz, light blues, RnB, dance, classical, indie and big band with a flair of southern gospel infused with old school classics, flamenco-style guitar and classical fingerpicking. After much turmoil between pursuing his career as an engineer or following his musical path, Gavin eventually decided to pursue music as a full-time career in 2013 – and has not looked back since. His first single, Friendzone, became somewhat of an underground anthem, eventually becoming the track that he was known for due to the raw quality and catchiness of the tune. It was Friendzone that initially caught the attention of Archie Majola from Midas Touch Records.  Further to regularly performing, Gavin put his engineering expertise to work, building his own studio and later producing his second single titled Never Know. Singles that followed were Graffiti Blues, Rockets and then Eternal Sin, which was the single that cemented the relationship with Archie, who became Gavin’s full-time manager to guide him on the path of building a brand and moving to the next level in his musical journey.  Eternal Sin enjoyed play-listing on East Coast Radio, Good Hope FM and RSG, among others, and his latest single Not Right has a strong pop element to it and is available on all streaming platforms. The music video for Not Right went viral almost instantly, securing over four thousand views within the first month.  Not Right embodies a feel good vibe with a music video that caters to all demographics and is fun in all regards.    When asked about his favourite venues throughout Durban and KZN, he is cheerful in saying that he enjoyed playing passionately at every dingy bar he could find in the early days before eventually branching out and performing at more prestigious venues such as the Oyster Box, Ballito Lifestyle Centre, Blue Waters Hotel, Katmandu Ballito, and the Hops Ballito – all venues Gavin feels should be commended for their support of local musicians. Gavin has also ventured into performing for private functions and public festivals such as Splashy Fen, Smoking Dragon, Lube and Tube, Biosphere,

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White Mountain Festival, Pecanwood Oktoberfest and others – all of which have spurred an evolution in his music and brought great joy to both the music fans and Gavin himself – having shared the stage with and supported artists including, inter alia, Pascal and Pierce, Khan from The Parlotones, Short Straw, Locnville, Jeremy Loops, Mathew Mole, John Ellis from Tree 63, Majozi, December Streets and Crash Car Burn. To find out where Gavin is playing, or to book him for an event, visit www.gavinferguson.co.za/musician/ or call him on 060 489 8732.

Steve Graham – an international muso with firm local roots Steve Graham has been in the music business for more than 25 years and has written more songs than he can remember. As a young musician in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England, he learnt the art of entertaining through the world of rock music and was quickly signed by international Manager/Record Producer Chas Chandler, who was manager and record producer for Jimi Hendrix and Slade. Chas had been a top-selling artist in his own right with the sixties band The Animals. This collaboration proved to be invaluable to Steve as he learned his craft from a master. The Steve Graham Band was formed and went on to work with industry icons such as Sting and the Police, Bryan Adams, Tina Turner, Michael Macdonald, Alice Cooper, Jeff Wayne, Electric Light Orchestra, U2, Jools Holland, Rick Wakeman, Dire Straits, Marillion, Status Quo and many more. After 18 years of working on the stadium circuit, he became more involved with movie and documentary soundtrack composition. It was during this time that he started producing records for other artists and writing songs for new upcoming talent. In the early part of the 2000s, he was approached by record labels to ‘artist develop’ the new kids in the music business, which he still does today, and after setting up a music and film production company in Dubai, he has gone back to his passion for live performance and embracing the people who love to hear live music. Now based in Ballito, South Africa, he has resumed playing classic rock songs and well-known tunes. Steve is one of the best performers to come out of the UK and is now performing all over South Africa. His favourite venues include: ©Steve Graham


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Find hot musicians or promote your music spot For those locals and travellers interested in finding some hot musicians and venues, visit our website www.durbanroutes.co.za, click on the ‘Events’ icon at the top of the landing page, and browse through our daily updates of music and theatre events on offer throughout Durban and surrounding KZN. If you are a musician or venue keen to get involved and promote yourselves free of charge, simply add your upcoming programmes and/or playing venues to the event lists. For any musicians and/or venues wishing to be featured on our website ‘gig guide’, please contact darryl@durbanroutes.co.za.

Zimbali Country Club – Ballito Zimbali – Valley of the Pools – Ballito Zimbali Fairmont – Ballito Eat Street – Lifestyle Centre, Ballito The Market – Lifestyle Centre, Ballito Brettenwood Club – Salt Rock Simbithi Country Club – Ballito Mamma G’s Palm Lakes – Tinley Manor

Prince’s Grant Country Club Fiamma Grill – Ballito Yami – Salt Rock Zinkwazi Lodge La Montagne – Ballito Umhlali Country Club – Ballito Katmandu – Ballito 45 – Lifestyle Centre, Ballito

To contact Steve, call 064 122 6850 or visit https://sniggit123.wixsite. com/stevegraham/videos Facebook: https://business.facebook.com/SteveGrahamRocks/videos/

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Alchemy now playing regularly at Pintos Restaurant, Kloof

ALCHEMY is a popular musical duo comprising Lance Goldman and John Chamier – two highly talented musicians that have been performing in and around Durban for many years. Essentially a two piece outfit, they have often performed as a five-piece band and recently did so at the Splashy Fen music festival and before that at the Durban International Blues Festival. In fact, over the years, the band has done each festival six times. Specialising in classics from the 70s and 80s, the ALCHEMY duo now have a regular gig every Saturday afternoon/evening at Pintos in Gillitts. The gig is structured around major sporting events, such as the recent Rugby World Cup, with the starting times dependent on when the events finish. In addition, every Sunday afternoon from 3pm until 6pm, Lance and John host various guests at Pintos for an acoustic afternoon – featuring some great upand-coming musos as a way to give back to the musical fraternity. So, if you’re looking for some great live music, get down to Pintos every Saturday and Sunday, grab a bite to eat from Pintos’ delicious menu and enjoy some cold ones and a great vibe. Pintos can be found at 6 Old Main Rd, Clifton Park, Gillitts. Tel: 031 764 6288 or call Lance 082 814 3709.

FOR THE BUSINESS TRAVELLER

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n recent years, there has been more emphasis placed on the need for businesses to improve their website and social media optimisation in order to take advantage of the ever-growing trend towards search engine optimisation.” So says David Fletcher, an SEO Consultant with GTEM. “It has been our mission to make sure our clients are found, and to do this, we need to make sure Google displays them on page #1 of their search results. The only way to do this is by giving the user/searcher a better experience. “It all starts with a problem or product need on the Internet. Then follows the ‘Google’ search – and the information returned will ultimately decide where the prospect goes next. To optimise your chances of being seen, a full ‘audit’ of your website is most probably needed. Then look at options to add automation – e.g. CRM systems (keeping records and making sure no prospects fall through the cracks by targeting customers with appropriate offers) as well as the use of email autoresponders. Automation techniques keep the prospects warm, clients happy and your visitors informed. “So what does all this mean? Why is this important? Consider the following research statistics: 81% of B2C shoppers conduct online research before they buy • 94% of B2B buyers conduct online research in the buying process • 60% begin by using a search engine to find the products they want • On average, consumers visit at least three online stores before purchasing • If you’re trying to drive in-store purchases, 74% of business buyers • conduct more than 50% of their research online The searcher is most likely doing this on their mobile device • “Banners outside your place of business or billboards are only seen by someone who is already there. The results from the Internet and mobile devices are rich with information to help a potential customer make a purchasing decision.

How do we solve this? “All search engines like Google look at a combination of factors, including: • Engagement – from other platforms and your own • Relevance – is your information useful, easy to navigate and logical? • Location – are your details correct? Are you near the searcher? • Social proof – satisfied customers and favourable reviews • Using search, map search, social media, citations, websites all combine to improve rankings “Other off-site activities will also ensure success. The challenges include: • Voice searches – words we type are different to words used when talking. Search engines respond to voice searches based on location. From your desktop, you could get a totally different result than from your mobile • Advertisers – search engines display the results (organic) below people that are advertising on those keywords. This tends to crowd the page • Size of devices – the screen will only have room to display three listings. People generally will take action on what they see on that first page “Update your website, optimise the content, fine-tune the layout and research correct keywords and key phrases. Make sure the code is set up properly as the content has to be user-friendly, logical and relevant. There should be no dead ends and ease of navigation. Register and list your business with Google and incorporate social media. Finally, branding images, templates and sales copies relating to your business and your offers must conform to guidelines. Images need to be condensed, tagged and optimised. Different social media platforms have varying template sizes. Depending on the type of business, the frequency of posts and the best days and times must be monitored. Posting and content is an ongoing process. The above is not an exhaustive list, but a summary of some of the key elements to a successful campaign.”

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Discover Durban’s beachfront, city and esplanade Discover Durban’s over eight kilometre-long stretch of sandy beaches, previously known as the Golden ‘Mile’, by walking, cycling or skating – the beachfront’s impressive promenade – recently extended through a major investment of R380 million. From the harbour mouth in the south to the Umgeni River in the north, enjoy dozens of swimming and splash pools, fountains, waterslides, curio markets, fun parks, restaurants, nightclubs and, of course, the famous uShaka Marine World. There are numerous hotels with access directly to the beach. Then visit the iconic City Hall and the Esplanade – home of yacht clubs and the vibey Wilson’s Wharf entertainment zone.

DISCOVER DURBAN

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f you are travelling along Durban’s impressive promenade from the Durban Harbour entrance heading north (with the beaches on your right), here are some facts you may find interesting: • The section from the Durban harbour entrance to uShaka Marine World Beachfront promenade has recently received a R380m make-over – now making it the longest uninterrupted waterfront promenade in Africa – running for over 8kms from the Durban harbour entrance in the south to the Umgeni River mouth in the north. • This investment is anticipated to spark further investment in the area. Future plans include a ‘Durban Eye’ Ferris wheel, a mall adjacent to uShaka Marine World, and further mixed-use development. Durban just keeps on getting better and better. Speaking exclusively to Moneyweb recently, eThekwini Municipality’s Deputy City Manager for Economic Development and Planning Mr Philip Sithole stated that, “This is a major investment by the Municipality into Durban’s most important tourism asset. It is a catalytic project aimed at taking the beachfront to another level and unlocking investment both into the broader beachfront and especially in the Point Waterfront. We believe the promenade will become recognised internationally, together with the likes of Copacabana in Rio and Bondi Beach in Australia. Following the completion of the promenade extension by the City, the first phase of the new development plans for the Point Waterfront are anticipated to be launched next year. This will include a hotel tower and residential tower, in addition to a new shopping mall next to uShaka. Various investors are interested, but UEM Sunrise will be driving the process that will also include local partners.”

Source: Mr Suren Naidoo, writing for Moneyweb, 15 November 2019. Suren is a passionate young South African business journalist with a keen interest in property, tourism, retail, media and sports. Contact Suren and get access to Moneyweb’s financial intelligence and support quality journalism for only R63/month or R630/ year. Contact www.moneyweb.co.za

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Be wowed at

USHAKA

MARINE WORLD

ALL YEAR ROUND!

Fun is a universal language – as people from all walks of life and even all parts of the globe find out when they visit uShaka Marine World.

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o, with the summer holidays upon us, why not get down to uShaka? There’s something for everyone – from youngsters who can relish some play in the sunshine to adults who can play at being forever young. Situated on Durban’s Golden Mile and perched just outside the entrance to Africa’s busiest port, uShaka Marine World is everything you’ve always looked forward to when it comes to fun by the sea! Explore the mysteries of the ocean at the fifth largest aquarium in the world. Sea World is anchored by the majestic ‘Phantom Ship’, an old 1920’s cargo ship that is said to have been wrecked on the Sea World Island. Stroll through underground viewing galleries extending through the shipwreck and peek into the world of 300 marine species and 10 000 sea creatures. Sea World also promises fun-filled seal shows at the Seal Stadium and the Penguin Rockery, which is home to 63 endangered African Penguins. Fun island activities include the Snorkel Lagoon, Ocean Walker, Shark Dive, a ray touch pool and stingray feeding opportunity. Stop over at the Dolphin Stadium and get to know our favourite finned friends. There are two dolphin shows daily. Gambit, the largest bottlenose dolphin in any oceanarium in the world, is undoubtedly the star of our shows. Spend a few hours at Wet ‘n Wild where you can experience the thrill of the adrenaline pumping fun rides or, alternatively, chill on the Lazy River Adventure River Ride. New to the park is the scintillating body tornado water slide – the first of its kind in South Africa! The ultimate live act is Dangerous Creatures – a wonder world of all that is slimy, scaly and creepy.  This is a ‘Zanzibar’ warehouse filled with exotic reptiles saved from a shipwreck. So, look out for poisonous snakes such as the king cobra, black mamba and Gaboon adder, crocodiles, poison dart frogs,

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tarantulas and tree vipers. There are even a few surprises guaranteed to make your flesh crawl. uShaka Kids World boasts one of Africa’s largest jungle gyms with netted mazes, tunnels, stairways, link bridges and swings. Designed for youngsters between two and 12, this adventure island includes loads of entertainment and play areas that are enjoyed by uShaka friends such as Delia the Dolphin, Slippy the Seal, Rusty the Penguin and Raggy the Shark. If that’s not enough, you can shop till you drop at Village Walk, enjoy a meal or a treat at our huge selection of restaurants or get a bird’s eye view of Durban’s Golden Mile via the uShaka Rope Adventure Park, which is a series of rope bridges, obstacle courses, climbing nets, zip lines and crossings with the longest continuous relay system in Africa.


CARGO HOLD R E S TAU R A N T

The Cargo Hold Restaurant at uShaka Marine World has set sail on its exciting culinary voyage in ship shape!

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xpect all the seafood stalwarts – oysters, mussels, calamari, prawns and crayfish – as well as an array of crunchy salads. The Cargo Hold’s famous seafood platters are included, as are scrumptious mains, flavoursome grills and delectable desserts.  Experience the trendy bar, bench seat dining areas and the famous shark tank. The trendy new vintage look with splashes of contemporary style is equally impressive and the perfect place for you to sample a glass from their award-winning wine list. For starters, you can look forward to many exotic flavours featuring seafood greats; oysters, calamari, as well as spicy chicken livers, risotto balls, mussels, aubergine Parmigiano and so much more. Mains include soups, that of minestrone and bouillabaisse, as well as chicken breast Toscana, baked fish, roasted kassler, lime and chilli prawns, as well as a large and delicious variety of other meals. For those who have a sweet tooth, you have not been forgotten, as there is a range of desserts on offer including baklava, strawberry and black pepper pancakes, and so much more.

Revamped Cargo Hold celebrates award The Cargo Hold Restaurant at uShaka Marine World was honoured with a Platinum accolade in the Diners Club International Wine List awards. The awards recognise restaurants in the country that stock the very best wines. With over 225 restaurants participating in this competition, it is quite an achievement to be selected, especially with the judges being highly esteemed members of the wine community, including that of publisher of the Platters wine guide, Jean-Pierre Rossouw. “We are exceptionally pleased with having being acknowledged and having received a Platinum Award. We look forward to welcoming diners to enjoy our wine selection as well as our new menu in our new vintage setting,” stated uShaka Marine World Food and Beverage Executive Abel Mokoena.

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Moving on up the promenade, visit Durban’s top bathing and surfing beaches of New Pier and Dairy Beach and view some of the country’s top surfers in action...

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The Golden Mile runs roughly from South Beach (uShaka Marine World) to Suncoast Casino in the north in a perfect gilded stretch of sea and sun. Longer than a mile, it’s the best place to do an early morning beach run, rollerblade or cycle à la Ipanema Beach. Or you could rent a bike for one or two hours from Xpression on the Beach.

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The world-class Durban International Convention Centre As a state-of-the-art technology-driven centre, with air conditioning throughout, the ICC is one of the most advanced conference facilities in the world. The centre’s flexible and versatile design offers six interlinked convention halls separated by movable walls that allow for a number of venue configurations. With the halls opened up, 10 000 delegates can be comfortably seated in 11 600m2 of column-free floor space. With the Durban Exhibition Centre (DEC) adjacent, the ICC is able to accommodate large international conferences and exhibitions.

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Wilson’s Wharf is Durban’s trendiest fusion of fun food, top shows and crafts, blended with the rustic interface of a boating marina and working slipways. The yacht mole at night.


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The iconic

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Big Rush Big Swing: the leap of a lifetime! For the ultimate adrenalin rush, climb the Moses Mabhida Stadium’s iconic arch and take the leap of a lifetime. The ‘Big Rush Big Swing’ is the world’s only stadium swing and the largest swing anywhere in the world. The stadium’s arch affords a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the city, as you brace yourself and jump into the void – 106 metres above the pitch and swing out in a huge 220-metre arc. This is truly the most exciting way to see the city! Enquiries: 031 312 9435 • bookings@bigrush.co.za

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With its iconic ‘arch of triumph’, the Moses Mabhida Stadium is an engineering feat that provides Durban with a defining landmark to match the Eiffel Tower, Sydney’s Opera House or The London Eye. Importantly, the multi-disciplinary nature of the stadium’s design permits it to host a wide range of sporting and cultural events. The success of this stadium is well documented, not only via the 27 awards received to date but more importantly, in just two years, the highest level of utilisation for the new stadia in South Africa can be claimed by Durban’s stadium.

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Moving on to the City, make sure you drive through to the iconic Durban City Hall and the Durban Natural Science Museum. If you would like to tour the city to witness a true African trading vibe in motion, we suggest you book the Ricksha Bus or contact some of the tour guides listed in the beginning of this magazine or on our website at www.durbanroutes.co.za

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On to the Victoria Street Market to experience Durban’s extensive ©Durban Tourism

Indian trading culture... Discover Inner City Jewels Walking Tour in Durban Uncover the little-known treasures of Durban on a 3/4-hour insider walking tour with a savvy guide. Explore pathways, hidden alleys and busking streets of the busy inner city. Tantalise your taste buds with the tastes and flavours of the world-renowned Spice Emporium. You’ll see top attractions like the Victorian Street Market and neighbourhood gems like the Juma Masjid Mosque. As you walk, you’ll learn the history of this contemporary city and its ancient Indian roots and rich culture.

Durban City Tour See for yourself why Durban is one of the most visited places in South Africa on this four-hour tour of the city. Start your tour with stunning views of the Indian Ocean as you ride along the Golden Mile. Then visit the markets in Warwick Triangle and Moses Mabhida Stadium. Along the way, see the popular Durban Harbour, one of South Africa’s busiest ports. Other must-see spots of the day include the Durban Botanic Gardens and City Hall. ©Durban Tourism

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The beachfront boasts paddling pools and an amusement park with activities for the whole family, including cablecar rides, pools and a carousel.

The Durban Ice Arena is perfect for a day of family fun when the weather turns grim.

Rod’s Bar Rod’s Bar – is open to anyone wanting to share in the vibe. Known for its delicious breakfasts, steaming hot coffee and scrumptious lunches, members enjoy a 20% discount on its Club kitchen menu, but all are welcome!! Rod’s Bar can be found at Pirates Surf Lifesaving Club situated at Battery Beach Rd just south of the Suncoast Casino. Open from 6am until 2pm every day.

T: Stan 078 459 9662, 031 337 0191 E: tag.arch@vodamail.co.za

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Riksha pullers lend a unique and fun flavour to the Durban Beachfront.


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The recently expanded Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment complex is Durban’s premier entertainment venue.

The newly extended promenade extends from the harbour all the way to Blue Lagoon in the North, affording locals and visitor’s an opportunity to run, walk, cycle or rollerblade for an uninterrupted 8kms.

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MARVEL AT THE ECO-JEWELS ON YOUR DOORSTEP Explore the Inanda Valley green belt – one of Durban’s enchanting Green Corridors The Inanda Durban Green Corridor is a priceless emerald stretch of ecology and culture – to be marvelled at, but also to be explored at length! Whether you are an intrepid adventurer or simply yearning to spend some time out in nature, this is the perfect time of year to pull on your hiking boots, round up friends and family and head to the GreenHub. Here, at Durban’s eco-tourism base, you can book a tour with one of the resident tour companies or collect information for your self-drive tour or hike. The GreenHub also serves as a departure point for your adventure, and offers mountain bike, canoe and pedal-car hire, for a new dimension of outdoor family fun.

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he Inanda Green Corridor is a leafy green belt that hugs the uMngeni River, sprawling along the Inanda Valley and stretching its branches into the skyline of rolling hills and pristine countryside. Canoe through the mangroves or set off for the breathtaking Mzinyathi Falls before taking a scenic drive through Finfoot Loop – a popular birding hotspot. Apart from its natural splendour, the area is a brimming treasure trove of history. Visit the Ohlange Institute, which was started by first ANC President, John L Dube, where Nelson Mandela cast his vote in the first SA democratic elections. Walk in another South African legend’s footsteps as you wander thoughtfully through the Ghandi Settlement. The mysterious rasta caves and Ebuhleni Shembe village offer fascinating insights into facets of local belief, and the Inanda Seminary is also well worth a visit and will amaze and inspire you.

The diverse attractions and activities on offer are all community owned, with management support and mentorship supplied through the mechanisms of the Green Corridor initiative. What better way to get to know locals and local culture in an authentic way, than whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery and natural splendour? Have fun on the Inanda Dam, tuck into sizzling shisanyama or sip on a cool beverage at Sbu’s Tavern whilst tapping your toes to some live jazz music. Inanda is also bejewelled with living, breathing salt-of-the-earth gems: the resident artists, crafters and storytellers that form the vibrant pulse of the experience. Meet artist Caesar Mkhize, world-renowned for his unique and exquisite beaded animals and shop for curios at the Wishwini Art Centre or WowZulu Marketplace.

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Drifting through the mangroves on a canoe, a hike to the secretive Rastafarian Caves, see some of Durban’s most spectacular scenery, hidden waterfalls and valleys, race along our epic mountain bike trails or savour our rich history and culture. Durban Green Corridor is the ultimate in responsible tourism, all our tours are done in conjunction with various local communities where we operate and support numerous small tourism businesses. Your support for these activities will directly benefit the communities, the environment and the tour guides you will experience Durban Green Corridor. Whether you want a single activity or range of activities, our friendly travel desk can also package these into an exciting, customised single or multi-day tour of Durban’s hidden gems.

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HANDY BEACH SAFETY TIPS Get sea and sun wise with these handy beach safety tips!

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Learn to Swim!

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BEACH: Always swim between the red and yellow flags POOL: Always swim where lifeguards are on duty, or where there is qualified supervision DAM OR RIVER: Always consider how deep the dam or river is before entering the water

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Stay away from rocks, dangerous edges, moving logs, floating debris and drainages. Don’t run around the pool

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GET SEA AND SUN SAVVY THIS SUMMER www.lifesaving.co.za

Durban’s golden beaches, washed by the warm Indian Ocean, are an idyllic summer playground. Have fun, but remember to exercise caution. Observe beach safety rules and cooperate with the lifeguards on duty.

Lifesaving South Africa (LSA) trains more than 2000 lifeguards every year! In

association with 80 affiliated clubs, the organisation maintains a presence throughout SA. LSA is a registered member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the Department of Sports and Recreation (SRSA). They are also long-standing members of the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS), Commonwealth Lifesaving and the Royal Lifesaving Society. Lifesaving SA’s core business however, is to provide a voluntary lifeguard service that benefits all communities and the country at large. They have around 5500 members who perform voluntary lifeguard duties operating at 50 coastal (Surf) clubs and some 30 inland (Stillwater) clubs across South Africa. Nippers – lifeguards of tomorrow A “Nipper” is a young member of the lifesaving movement who is between 8 and 14 years old. LSA’s Nippers are an important part of the organization, with clubs throughout SA offering training in surf and pool safety. On completion of the course, Nippers can progress to the Intermediate and Advanced levels. Once they have completed all three courses, at the age of 15 they can train to become a Junior Lifeguard. Once the member turns the age of 16, they commence training to achieve full Lifeguard status. LSA also has a long-standing relationship with the South African Police Services, providing Lifesaving training to SAPS members and is very active in developing lifesaving in the Wild Coast (former Transkei).

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SURF LIFESAVING CLUBS IN ETHEKWINI AMANZIMTOTI SURF LIFESAVING CLUB 074 495 5007 ANSTEY’S SURF LIFESAVING CLUB, BLUFF 083 286 0405 BALLITO LIFESAVING CLUB 082 789 3332 DURBAN PROFESSIONAL LIFEGUARD CLUB, NORTH BEACH 031 322 4357 DURBAN SURF LIFESAVING CLUB, NORTH BEACH 031 337 0448 MARINE SURF LIFESAVING CLUB, ADDINGTON BEACH 031 823 3650 SUNCOAST PIRATES SURF LIFESAVING CLUB, BATTERY BEACH 031 337 0191 SUNKIST SURF LIFESAVING CLUB, CLARENCE RD. dmacminn@barloworld-equipment.com © Topfoto

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Florida Road vibe A day in Florida Road starts early, with the smell of brewing coffee and the buzz of people heading to their offices. Diners fill sidewalk cafés as lunchtime approaches and when the sun goes down, the street’s clubs and bars come into their own, earning Florida Road its reputation as one of Durban’s top destinations.

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BRINGS THE VIBE Written by Cara Reilly

No matter where you track on the timeline, no matter the highs and lows of the journey, Florida Rd has always been steadfastly Durban. Now, thanks to the collective focus of passionate ‘doers’ in both the public and private sectors, Florida Rd has revealed its character and reclaimed its place as a key player in the future growth of Durban.

EXPERIENCE THE FLORIDA RD VIBE THAT…. Embraces local experiences and businesses. Serves different people and communities. Engages diverse needs and desires. Holds true in an ever changing local and global reality.

Unravelling the Florida Rd character After more than 18 months of research, surveys, workshops, meetings, participation processes and public engagements, a new Florida Rd brand emerged, and with it the action plan and interventions needed to help the road reach its full potential as a go-to-place for Durban’s locals and visitors alike. With an authentically urban beat interwoven with iconic snippets of history, both finding their place along a busy thoroughfare, Florida Road is uniquely Durban. Yet despite its history and its people, its restaurants, galleries, and bars, by 2013, Florida Road had begun to slide into urban decay, slowly losing its’ reputation as one of the city’s trendiest streets. Thankfully, through a collective urban management intervention that saw the creation of the Florida Rd Urban Improvement Precinct (UIP) in late 2013, safety, attention and care have been restored, and Florida Rd is once again poised for change with an inclusive and long-term identity. Initiated in June 2016 by a collective of the Florida Rd UIP and the eThekwini Municipality’s Economic Development and Tourism departments, Florida Rd took its first steps on a journey of discovering its brand identity. This long and inclusive process looked to uncover the road’s true character, understanding who it is and who it isn’t, how it wants its personality to be communicated and the image it would like to shake off.

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The two lenses of Florida Rd This journey exposed a Florida Rd vision of the future with the capacity to open and connect communities and entrepreneurs from across the corners of the City, allowing platforms to do business, play and prosper. Its ability to provide a space for the coming together of culture, styles, ages and demographics is key to the character of this unique place, one that is to be nurtured and grown within the Durban mix. This vision and the development approach by the Florida Rd UIP team, place-making committee, City leaders and private sector collaborators focuses on stakeholder needs and is developed into detailed implementation plans to enable Florida Rd to develop and directly support the City’s vision of being ‘The most liveable City in Africa’ not by 2030 but right now!

How will this be delivered? Through the inter-connected lenses of place-making and urban planning. The place-making and branding of Florida Rd focuses on building the Florida Rd community by interlinking public and private spaces in terms of what they offer and how they offer it. This plan looks at what the product, service and public open space mix should look like and what quality standards will be set to uphold them. It also talks to the idea of value and understanding what benefits Florida Road needs to provide to its stakeholders and how the place can go about fulfilling these needs. This brand lens is summed up by the new Florida Rd logo, the delicious and gritty x-factor that is Florida Rd. This logo forms part of a branding toolkit for how business, communities and the drivers of the road use this brand and position Florida Rd – including a new brand for the Florida Rd UIP. The Florida Rd UIP, place-making committee and city structures have come up with a Florida Rd Urban Development Framework, an effort that combines urban architecture, planning, transport and engineering designs with the findings of the DNA process. In its basic form, this framework looks at optimising the street, its public open space and urban character, and the pavements, parks and places in between, for human interaction. In addition to this are frameworks for parking provision, consideration for the impact on surrounding roads, overall traffic flow, etc.

Feel THE VIBE by visiting the Florida Rd website to learn more – http://floridaroaduip.co.za/site/your-florida-rd/

Contact Florida Rd Place-Making Committee Divinia Perumal | divinia@urbanmgt.co.za | 031 561 2496

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T: 031 312 1099 W: www.nextchapter.durban Arup House, 167 Florida Road, Morningside GPS: S29°50’4.54| E31°1’57.25

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The Riksha Bus stops at the Cube on Innes Road for amazing views of the City. The trendy Musgrave Centre offers exclusive shopping in the heart of Musgrave.

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develops free area app Continuing its efforts to enhance the user experience of this unique place, Florida Rd developed an area APP design as a single, inclusive source of information on Florida Rd for

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residents, visitors, employees, Durban locals and tourists – and it is FREE to download from your APP store. Have you got Florida Rd knowledge at your fingertips? Do you know where the best place for late night dining is or where to get your nails done? How about the number for the UIP 24/7 hotline number, or the latest happenings on the road? While a few seconds on a search engine will give you reams of information about Florida Rd, what seems to be lacking is a central hub of information that is more than a business directory but provides ‘insider-info’ on the place and keeps you connected to those driving its activities. Responding to this need and understanding that an info source must be immediately available, Florida Rd developed an area APP positioned as the single ‘go-to-point’ for all things Florida Rd. A tool used to create a sense of place in Florida Rd, the APP is a collaboration between the Florida Rd Place-Making Committee (a subcommittee of the Florida Rd UIP), placemaking company UrbanPLACES and APP development company APP Fab. “The APP is aimed at anyone from the Durban local looking for a night out, or a day visitor wanting to know where to go for a family lunch, to an employee looking for the local post office number or a tourist looking for accommodation, and so we have grouped similar information together making it easier for people to access exactly what the are looking for,” said Cara Reilly of UrbanPLACES. Comprehensive and user-friendly, the APP uses bold icons to highlight each section, with content including things like: • Local knowledge from maps and the history of Florida Rd to information on the local clinic, library and much more is contained in the Area Info section, which is constantly refined and updated. • A one-touch-call to the 24/7 UIP Hotline Number as well as the option to Report A Fault, by capturing an image and sending an alert an anything from street lights out, to lost pets, directly to the UIP. • A comprehensive A-Z that lists every business located on Florida Rd (and within the immediate boundaries) at no charge with a click-to-call phone number for easy connection • The Eat, Shop, Stay and Property categories feature key offerings in the area and allow for local businesses to upgrade their listing to include images, web and social media links and a more detail on what they offer. • A News section that links through the latest news on Florida Rd as hosted on the UIP website • An Events section with line-up of activities on Florida Rd, as hosted on the UIP website, as well as the option of checking out what is happening in the whole of Durban.

A Contacts button that users with details of a range of important contacts, from the UIP to emergency and municipal contacts. Understanding that Florida Rd is part of the incredible city of Durban, and the province of KZN, the APP has a More Durbs section, which using categorized listings gives the user info on everything from Township Tours to Local Markets and everything in between. The APP can send push notifications and a related image to all users, perfect for communicating everything from water shut downs to the opening of a new restaurant.

Additional features of the APP include a link to a stunning video that captures the essence of Florida Rd; a link to the UIP website; a developing coupon section, and a link to a form for businesses to request a listing or an upgrade. But why the need for an APP when Florida Rd has a website and social media pages? According to international statistics portal Statista, some 2.3 billion people worldwide own a smartphone, with South Africa accounting for 16.1 million of those users. And for most of those people their Smartphones have become an inseparable part of their daily lives – almost a physical appendage from the moment the phone alarm goes off in the morning! In this way, providing simple access to information via mobile phone is becoming more of a necessity than a nice to have, with a recent Forbes article going as far as saying that “…a mobile app is a standard component of any business in the future.” While businesses in Florida Rd (and the immediate surrounds) are listed FREE under the A-Z, and thus gain a level of exposure, the APP allows for paid-for upgraded listings, which are housed in the highlighted Eat, Shop, Stay and Property sections, and give businesses the opportunity to show more about what they offer. Asked if all the bases were covered, Florida Rd Place-Making Committee Chair Mike Holland noted: “From creating the structure of the APP, to loading relevant content, we have tried to be as comprehensive and inclusive as possible, but that is not to say that we haven’t missed anything or anyone, so please if you have a business or service located on, or immediately surrounding, Florida Rd and you are not listed on the APP you must let us know,” he said.

Feedback on th e APP, listing requests or info rmation on how to upgrade a listing can be sent to Divi nia Perumal (d iv in ia @ ur ba nm gt.co.z a) , www.floridaroa duip.co.za/ site/your-florid a-rd/ Go to the Durb an Routes website to dow nload the app: www.durbanro utes.co.za

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KFC Florida Road Drive Thru

House of Curries

The new KFC Drive Thru is open, offering a convenient option for the greater area. If great tasting, good quality food served with a smile is what you are after, then look no further. Our chicken, which is tenderly prepared in the Colonel’s famous 11 secret herbs and spices, is world renowned. There is free Wi-Fi and we also deliver to the surrounding area.

T: 031 312 5913 W: www.kfc.co.za 149 Florida Road, Morningside GPS: S29°.83’37.096” | E31°0’.16’8.507”

Holdens Kwikspar

T: 031 303 6076 E: hocfloridaroad@gmail.com 170 Florida Road, Morningside GPS: S29°49’58.123’’ | E31°1’0.677’’

Cafe Vacca Matta

T: 031 303 2838 E: jamesqueensmead.co.za/orders@holdens.co.za 279 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban GPS: S29°83’03’ | E31°01.29’’

T: 031 368 6535 W: www.vaccamatta.com 153 Florida Road, Morningside GPS: S29°49’58.123’’ | E31°1’0.677’’

Dropkick Murphys 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. T: 031 825 1858 W: www.dropkickmurphys.co.za 219 Florida Road, Morningside

Cubaña

Butcher Block Steakhouse Cubaña is South Africa’s only authentic Latino Social Caffe and eatery which provides the service of a cocktail bar and cigar lounge with a unique flavoursome cuisine.

T: 031 303 4383 T: 031 303 4383 E: durban@cubana.co.za W: www.cubana.co.za

128 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban

T: 031 303 2662 W: www.butcherblock.co.za 140 Florida Road, Morningside

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Glenwood Umbilo

Culturally diverse The Glenwood/Umbilo route provides an insight into the booming vitality and energy created by South Africa’s cultural diversity and heritage. The region is blessed with a mixture of scenic attractions, bustling restaurants and cultural history.

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Congella Park.

©All phtoto Umbilo Business Forum – Dimitar Dobrev

The Rumbelow Theatre.

The Umbilo Business Forum (UBF)

Mazisi Kunene Museum

Clark and Kent

The Mazisi Kunene Museum in Glenwood, Durban is home to more than 10 000 handwritten and typed manuscripts of imbongi, writer and philosopher, Professor Mazisi Kunene. Kunene sought to draw worldwide attention to iSiZulu culture, language and in particular, African cosmology and African-ness. The Museum offers tours.

Clark & Kent, situated in Congella, Durban, boasts a rich history in vehicle repair that spans over 100 years! We offer comprehensive vehicle repair, panel beating, spray painting and many other services for passengers and commercial vehicles. Repairing more than 250 cars and 40 trucks a month, our 8 500 square-metre workshop is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities allowing us to offer a prompt and efficient service every time and at a competitive price. T: 031 205 7251 E: info@clarkandkent.co.za W: www.clarkandkent.co.za // 360 Sydney Rd, Congella

KZNSA Gallery

T: 031 205 2912 E: senzo@kunenefoundation.org W: www.kunenemuseum.org // 8 Delville Ave, Glenwood

Dalton Skin Traders. The KZNSA is a not-for-profit, memberbased, public benefit organization that boasts a gallery, shop and Arts Café. The shop develops and markets 100% local only craft and design and is also an important outlet in the province for design from the rest of the country. The Main, Mezzanine, and Park Galleries offer exhibition spaces ranging from the epic to the intimate, including a range of digital projection facilities. A diverse public education programme includes artist and curator walkabouts, catalogues and other publications, seminars and specialist conferences.

T: 031 277 1705 E: gallery@kznsagallery.co.za W: www.kznsagallery.co.za // 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood

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The Umbilo-Glenwood Amble areas of interest

The Phansi Museum.

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The Mazisi Kunene Museum.

Khuzimphi Shezi Muthi Market.

Resistance Park.

Sydney Road skin traders. Contact Phansis Museum for a guided tour.

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McDonald’s Boutique Hotel Dalton Hostel 33 Davenport House & Park Kenneth Gardens Natal Settlers Memorial Homes Nomads Backpackers

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Mazisi Kunene Museum (poet, anti-apartheid) – 8 Delville Ave Phansi Museum (Zulu Collection) – 500 Esther Roberts Rd Green Camp (Green Economy, Commune) – 246 Umbilo Rd, Bulwer, Berea, 4083 KZNSA (Art Gallery) Stellawood Cemetery Battle of Congella Voortrekker Monument @ Congella Park Battle of Congella Monument – Wisely Road

The KZNSA Gallery.

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UKZN – Howard College UKZN – Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine DUT TVET College Thekwini College One Home One Garden (Organic Food Project) @ Brettonwood High School Durban Baha’i Centre @ 5 Bartle Rd

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Fulham Bakery Parc Café Glenwood Bakery Ambrosia Cafe & Restaurant Savior Café Mooki Noodle Bar Goundens Curry Kitchen Govenders Curry Kitchen Coffee Tree Davenport Road Strip (food mile) PrepRoom @ Glenwood Preparatory – Address: 1 Bath Rd, Bulwer, Berea Bean Green Earthmother Organic Julio’s Continental Restaurant

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Muthi Street Market – Khuzimpi Shezi Road Warwick Junction Muthi Market Queensmead Mall Davenport Centre Buxton’s Centre

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Dalbridge Train Station Berea Train Station Alan Paton Road Umbilo Train Station Alan Paton Viaduct Train Tracks Mazisi Kunene Road Umbilo Road Sydney Road Che Guevara Road

Religious Shembe • Canongate Road • Che Guevara, between Campbell Rd & Baxter Place Church • Glenwood Presbyterian Church – 339 Esther Roberts Rd • St. John the Divine – 205 Clark Rd, Glenwood, Durban, 4001 • Stellawood Cemetery – Selborne Rd

Dalton Skin Traders Market

Mosque • Glenwood Musalla – 298 Che Guevara Rd, Bulwer, Berea, 4083

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Stella Sports Club Congella Sports Breathing Space Yoga Berea Bowling Club Tesoriere Swimming Pool @ Acton Road

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The Winston Pub Origin Night Club Davenport Road ‘food mile’ Rhumbelow Theatre

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Alan Paton Viaduct Congella Park Recycling Station Dennis Hurley Centre – Dalton Clinic @ Dalton Beer Hall

The Davenport Square shopping centre. ©Durban Tourism

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Durban North/ La Lucia

Get into nature Step into relaxed, resort-town ambience and experience first-rate holiday facilities and shopping as well as a wonderful selection of top class restaurants. Once a coast dune forest system, Durban North still abounds with natural splendour, which can be explored while hiking, cycling or driving through the area. In addition to making the most of the blissfully beautiful beaches, be sure to visit the Mangrove Swamps and the Umgeni Bird Park to reconnect with nature.

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©Umgeni Birdpark

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Set between the Umgeni River mouth and uMhlanga Durban North is an affluent suburb and is close to central Durban and uMhlanga’s business parks, and boasts comfortable accommodation establishments that serve as an ideal base for business travellers. A wide range of eating and drinking establishments, from bistros to cocktail bars to boutique family restaurants, make Swapo Road and MacKeurtan Avenue great places to relax and meet people, while La Lucia Mall is a lovely suburban mall with a relaxed atmosphere and big brand stores. The Umgeni River Bird Park is home to over 200 species of endangered, indigenous and exotic birds. The Bird Show is the top attraction where visitors can witness owls, macaws, kookaburras, toucans, vultures and many other species as they demonstrate what they would normally do in the wild. Shows are at 11am and 2pm every day, weather permitting. Despite uMhlanga’s growth boom in the last twenty years, it’s still home to some pristine natural areas. There is a well-marked path that winds through pretty coastal forest on boardwalks that cross the Ohlange River on its way to the lagoon, buttressed by dunes. Benches and picnic spots are dotted throughout, and you can follow the trail to reach the beach and the lagoon, and the remains of a Stone Age seashell midden can also be found to the north of the lagoon. The adjacent Hawaan Forest Reserve is inland of uMhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve. This indigenous woodland has remained in its natural state for centuries, and is characterised by important species of trees with tropical attributes, and many small animals. Entry is restricted, so phone ahead to book a guided walk.

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Trail running in the Hawaan Nature Reserve.

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Paddling along the Umgeni River.

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©Justin Klusener

Overlooking the Beachwood Golf Course. ©Justin Klusener

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Plenty of stores and eateries can be found in McKeurtan Avenue. The view of Durban from Durban North, just down from the Umgeni Bird Park, looking across the Umgeni River at the Moses Mabhida stadium. The Umgeni River is a popular canoe paddling attraction and the Kingfisher Canoe Club can just be seen at the far end of the bridge

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The iconic La Lucia Mall is a lovely suburban mall with a relaxed atmosphere and big brand stores.

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uMhlanga Umdloti La Mercy

A taste of sophistication ‘on the rocks’ uMhlanga Rocks is a booming hub of activity, experiencing exciting infrastructural development to accommodate the ever-growing list of business and leisure facilities on offer. Enjoy world-class accommodation, superb shopping, entertainment par excellence and an extensive menu of restaurants, all situated along the pristine and scenic coastline, just north of Durban.

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The O’Connor promenade and Granny’s Pool looking towards the lighthouse.

A booming holiday coastline Over the years, uMhlanga has become the most sought after holiday and business destination in South Africa. It boasts some of the most exclusive hotels, self-catering apartments, sophisticated guesthouses and a worldclass beachfront promenade that spans the entire length of this resort paradise. Fine dining, beautiful shopping malls and many fabulous suburbs are all part of the uMhlanga scene. There are large numbers of marine, wildlife and bird species in uMhlanga. These can be found in the local nature reserves, lagoon, sea and forests. There are guided walks for visitors and tourists. The neighbouring Bronze Beach to the north are protected by shark nets and stationed by well-trained professional lifeguards. The 2.7km O’Connor Promenade was recently upgraded, and runs from Durban View Park to uMhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve. The promenade is a favourite for walkers and runners, and is dotted with restaurants, takeaways, ablution facilities and ice cream sellers. The boat launch site at Granny’s Pool adjacent to the lifesavers’ clubhouse allows visitors to get out onto the water to fish from fishing charter boats.

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©uMhlanga Tourism

There are a few good dive spots right off uMhlanga, and the best diving conditions are to be found in the winter months. The T-Barge, Lighthouse Reef, the Trawler of Fontao and Dolphin Reef attract everything from moray eels to tropical fish. One of the best snorkelling spots in the area is at the northern end of Umdloti’s Beach Road. A line of rocks encloses an enormous tidal pool, home to large cowries, crayfish and a variety of tropical fish.

Butcher Boys uMhlanga Rocks

T: 031 561 4106 E: umhlanga@butcherboysgrill.co.za W: www.butcherboysgrill.co.za Shop 1, Lighthouse Mall, uMhlanga Rocks GPS: S29°43’35.875’’ | E31°5’7.792’

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UMHLANGA APP FOR THE INSIDE SCOOP How easily can you find out what you need to know about uMhlanga Rocks? Do you know what time the lifeguards go off duty, or where to buy a pair of shoes? How about which beaches are dogGo to the Durban Routes website to download the app: www.durbanroutes.co.za

friendly, or where to get your nails done? uMhlanga Rocks now has a user-friendly and intuitive area app that carries this information and much more – from info for the Durban local looking for a wedding present, or a day visitor wanting to know about umbrella hire, to an uMhlanga Rocks employee on a lunch break or a tourist wanting evening entertainment. Funded by the uMhlanga Urban Improvement Precinct (UIP) as part of its work to improve the experience of uMhlanga Rocks for all its’ users, the app groups similar information together, making it easier for people to access the exact information they need. To ensure the app is as comprehensive and useful as possible, every business in uMhlanga Rocks is listed under the app A-Z in searchable categories, and a local event button takes users directly to details of current and upcoming events. For your safety, security and to ensure you can connect to the UIP, the app provides access for uMhlanga Ballito community to several UIP services. This includes one-touch calling to the 24/7 UIP hotline; the ability to directly report concerns and problems in the public space to the UIP management team; updates on the UIP news in the area, and push notifications informing users about UIP and municipal emergency info, i.e.: water shut downs, crime warnings, etc. Additional features of the app include a link to a stunning video that captures the essence of uMhlanga Rocks; a link to the UIP website; a link to a form for business and or event listings, as well as a map of the area. The app can be downloaded by scanning the QR code or visiting the uMhlanga Rocks website https://umhlangauip.co.za/site/your-umhlanga-rocks/

©uMhlanga Tourism

©uMhlanga Tourism

Established and funded by uMhlanga Rocks property owners the UIP (Urban Improvement Precinct) creates desirable and well managed public spaces in uMhlanga Rocks by establishing private sector and municipal partnerships while delivering privately funded security, cleaning, maintenance, greening and marketing services.

www.umhlangauip.co.za

086 111 2050

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©uMhlanga Tourism

Visitors to uMhlanga Rocks are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining.


Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

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The Gateway Theatre of Shopping

The newly opened Cornubia Mall

Gateway Theatre of Shopping is one of the biggest malls in the southern hemisphere and one of the top 100 largest malls in the world – over two million people visit it every month. It is the ultimate fashion, entertainment and dining destination in Durban. With over 400+ stores, 70 eateries and a host of exciting entertainment (including cinemas, the Wavehouse, tenpin bowling and a funfair) visitors are spoilt for choice!

Cornubia Mall is less than 10 minutes away from uMhlanga, Durban North and La Lucia using the newly completed N2 interchange, ensuring unobstructed direct access. It boasts over 100 stores and unlimited free parking, a 4DX Nu Metro cinema, three indoor soccer fields and Durban’s first Bounce trampoline park. An array of local arts and crafts is available from shops, markets and pavement sellers in the area. Zulu crafters are especially adept in beadwork, weaving, clay pots and wooden animal carvings. Many local crafts recycle used materials, such as plastic bags, oil tins and beer cans, turning waste into art.

The Crescent Shopping Mall Adjacent to Gateway, the mall conveniently houses about 60 stores including a balanced array of national and independent retailers in a circular shape.

The Crescent Shopping Mall.

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The famous ‘whalebone’ pier at night.

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The iconic Oyster Bo x, right on the beach

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Umdloti beach and tidal pool.

To the north, the seaside village of Umdloti is set against green hills and lush vegetation. It has some of the best beaches in the area, with a rock-enclosed tidal pool and a wide lagoon. There is excellent fishing off the rocks and safe swimming.

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Beach Bums, just past La Mer cy.

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Inanda Cultural Heritage Route

Experience Inanda Meander into Durban’s cultural heartbeat and discover the magical Inanda Valley, steeped in history and natural beauty. Take a guided tour, hike or mountain bike through this beautiful route. Explore the scenic Inanda Dam and follow the Umgeni River as it meanders through rolling green hills, abounding with things to do and see.

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The breathtaking Inanda Dam.

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A bust of Mahatma Gandhi.

John Dube (middle).

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Dusi Canoe Marathon Inanda Dam is the venue for one of the world’s most gruelling sporting events, the Dusi Canoe Marathon. Starting in Pietermaritzburg, contestants must paddle and run for three days along the Umsindusi and Umgeni rivers until they reach the sea in Durban. This tough event is held every February and attracts competitors from around the world to take on the might of the Valley of 1000 Hills. It was founded in 1951, and covers roughly 120km. It is the biggest canoeing event on the African continent, and one of the world’s most popular river marathons, attracting between 1 600 and 2 000 paddlers each year.

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©Durban Tourism

The Mzinyathi Falls.

The Rasta caves of Inanda. The Gandhi Settlement.

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Bustling Ballito and Dolphin Coast

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Alive with world-class beaches and activities of all kinds, from family to adventure activities. Mountain biking and trail runs are increasingly popular in the surrounding areas.

Ballito Dolphin Coast

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Launch of The Ballito Area App The Ballito Area App is here and available on all app stores as a FREE download. Simply scan the app QR code or search BallitoUrbanPLACES in your app store. Aimed at everyone from the local to tourist, business owner to employee, the app is designed as a single point of info on all things Ballito, including everything from fishing regulations, beach web cams and surf school information, to an A-Z of all businesses and an event guide. The app structure is easily adaptable, integrates to a range of platforms (including the Ballito website and social media pages), and with quick edit abilities, responds to the demands of the area and its stakeholders, with a focus on delivering the best user experience possible. Developed for the Ballito UIP, the app extends the service offering of the UIP, providing additional access for the Ballito community to several UIP services. This includes one-touch calling to the 24/7 UIP hotline; the ability to directly report concerns and problems in public spaces to the UIP management team; updates on the UIP news in the area, and push notifications informing users about UIP and municipal emergency info such as water shut downs, crime warnings, etc. To ensure the app is as comprehensive and useful as possible, every business in Ballito is listed at no charge under the app A-Z, in searchable categories. The Ballito Area App is set to become the go-to-place for all those looking to enjoy the Ballito Life. Read more at www.ballitouip.co.za/site/ballito-life

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The beach and rock pool at Chaka’s Rock. The beaches in and around Ballito are clean and unspoilt.


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The Ballito Lifestyle Centre.

The Hole in the Wall at Thompsons Bay.

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The new media centre at the Luthuli Museum.

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©Justin Klusener

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Willard Beach, Ballito.

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Delightful diversity and beautiful beaches Diverse cultures, lifestyles and unspoilt beaches. Explore energetic Umlazi – experience its friendly urban culture and then soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches of the Bluff.

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www.durbanroutes.co.za The famous and finger-licking-good bunny chow.

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Coedmore Castle at Bluff beaches are

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Dive into holiday adventures South of the City, this route is all about family holiday adventures and offers a relaxed coastal town feel. Shop until you drop or go diving at Aliwal Shoal – one of the top 10 dive sites in the world.

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Amanzimtoti Golf Course.

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his magnificent stretch of coast extends from Athlone Park in the north to Clansthal in the south, and boasts 40 kilometres of golden beaches and lush coastal forests, interspersed with lively coastal villages. The Sapphire Coast is perfectly located, bordered by the city on one side and the unspoilt beauty of the South Coast on the other. To the north is the vibrant city of Durban, with all the amenities and energy of a big African metropolis, and to the west are the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal, rich in wildlife, culture and history. The King Shaka International Airport is 60 kilometres north of Amanzimtoti, along the N2 highway. The Sapphire Coast is a place where abundant natural beauty and wildlife exist alongside stylish modern shopping malls, luxury accommodation, restaurants and sports facilities. The area is truly renowned for its beaches and wealth of ocean activities, from fishing, surfing and scuba diving to paddling in the lagoons or white water rafting. It also has a rich sense of cultural diversity, from traditional Zulu arts and crafts to spicy Indian food and the oldest natural golf course in the country! The Sapphire Coast truly has something for everyone, so welcome to ‘the place of sweet water’.

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Splash Waterworld, Amanzimtoti.

The Galleria Mall. The Galleria Shopping Mall, Amanzimtoti. © Durban Tourism

The view from 305 Guesthouse, Athlone Park, Amanzimtoti.

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Tranquil Illovo Beach.

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Southern Explorer route

Explore way down south Sauntering further south, you will encounter more quality orientated destinations and blue flag beaches.

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Top 20 South Coast quick facts The South Coast has seven Blue Flag beaches – the highest number of permanently managed Blue Flag beaches in Africa 2. The South Coast has two extended Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) – Aliwal Shoal near Scottburgh and an expanded MPA that runs from Port Shepstone to Mpenjati and includes renowned sites such as Protea Banks and Trafalgar 3. The South Coast has the longest & fastest zipline in Africa – Lake Eland Game Reserve 4. The South Coast has the world’s highest gorge swing – Wild5Adventures in Oribi Gorge 5. The South Coast is also known as South Africa’s Golf Coast – with 11 premier golf courses to play 6. The South Coast has two major gorges with a dizzying array of adrenaline pumping adventures – Oribi Gorge and Umtamvuna Gorge 7. The South Coast is home to the annual Sardine Run – the #GreatestShoalonEarth, a natural phenomenon that brings millions of sardines to the South Coast any time between May and August 8. The South Coast has one of only two private beaches in South Africa at the Estuary Hotel, Port Edward 9. The South Coast has authentic rural and cultural experiences e.g. KwaNzimakwe, Nyandezulu, Wild South Coast Walk and Great Drives Out 10. The South Coast features the KwaXolo caves with San paintings that are more than 100 000 years old 11. The South Coast hosts an annual traditional Zulu Maidens Ceremony,

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where maidens are chosen for possible inclusion in the famous annual Reed Dance The South Coast has the Red Desert – the smallest desert in the world The South Coast has some of the biggest and most popular reptile farms in Africa – Pure Venom, Riverbend Crocodile Farm and Crocworld The South Coast has nine nature reserves, including a game reserve The South Coast has spectacular waterfalls – Nyandezulu Waterfall, Lehr’s Falls and Samango Falls and iconic urban waterfall, Uvongo Falls

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The South Coast Mall near Shelley Beach.

The majestic Oribi Gorge.

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Southbroom Country Club.

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16. The South Coast has a unique and diverse bird life – the Afromontane forests and the rich subtropical forests overlap to give rise to over 380 bird species representing over one third of the total number of birds recorded in the Southern African sub-region 17. The South Coast is home to a 120-bird breeding colony of vulnerable, wild Cape Vultures 18. There are daily flights to the South Coast from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and weekly flights from Cape Town to Margate Airport via Plettenberg Bay on CemAir 19. Every Summer Season, the Mayor of the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality, personally welcomes holidaymakers with goodie bags 20. The South Coast hosts beach festivals every season – Summer; Autumn; Winter; Spring

The most stunning holiday home in Pennington, just 10km from Scottburgh. Fifty steps and you are on the beach. Offering a 10-sleeper with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, there is a gorgeous outdoor entertainment area and pool to enjoy. There is hopscotch, a large blackboard outdoors and a boat sandpit to keep kids entertained. It has WiFi, full DSTV bouquet, a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, gas stove and Nespresso machine. T: 082 354 4010 E: tracy@khwezi.net GPS: 30.3716° S, 30.7046° (Minimum of three-night booking is required)

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Southbroom is a spectacular South Coast resort town.

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Meander inland Situated inland from Durban’s CBD, Durban West offers brilliant shopping, true guesthouse hospitality and the culturally eclectic areasof Clermont and KwaDabeka.

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Westville Clermont Kwadabeka

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ust a short drive from Durban’s Golden Mile lies Durban West. This area is in the centre of all major attractions in the eThekwini municipal region, making it the perfect location from which to explore the beauty and attractions of the greater Durban area. Durban West is a fusion of different cultures, with rich and interesting history and well maintained reserves where nature is preserved for future generations. Here you will experience top class hospitality, which oozes friendliness and warmth.

Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park

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The Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park is not only the ideal destination for hours of fun on your bike, but this is where many hikers have trained for high altitude hiking before setting off to conquer Kilimanjaro.

T: 082 833 1810 / 072 391 8897 E: tate@tzzprou.co.za W: www.tkgzn.co.za 433 Zazi Road, Clermont GPS: S29°78’39” | E30°89.14”

Comrades Marathon and Amashova Durban Classic Two of the biggest sporting events in South Africa run through the Durban West region. This makes visiting this area perfect if you’re in town to cheer on family and friends. The Comrades Marathon takes place between the cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban every year; when it starts in Pietermaritzburg, it is usually referred to as a down-run and on alternate years when it starts in Durban, it is called an up-run.

T: 031 311 6343 W: www.durbanhistorymuseums.org.za/pinetown-museum Cr Crompton St & Josiah Gumede GPS: S29°48’55.088” | E30°51.41.733”

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Comfort Zone Jazz Lounge

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The Amashova Durban Classic is a cycle race that starts in Pietermaritzburg and ends in Durban. For serious cyclists, this is a 106km route. For families just wanting to have a bit of fun, the fun ride starts in Hillcrest and covers 40km through Pinetown and Westville, down to Durban.


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The Karkloof Nature Reserve.

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The Pavilion Shopping Centre.

The Mariannhill Monastery.

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Kloof Hillcrest Waterfall Cato Ridge

Clamber up West Home to the breath-taking Valley of 1000 Hills and Inanda Dam, experience family adventures, quaint restaurants and cultural villages.

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T: 031 777 1000 W: www.phezulusafaripark.co.za Old Main Road, Bothas Hill GPS: S29°45’8.707” | E30°43.14.25”

T: 082 353 6003 W: www.umgenisteamrailway.co.za Kloof Railway Station, Old Main Road GPS: S29°47’29.1” | E030°50’ 00.2”

The Umgeni Steam Train.

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Wildlife parks abound in surrounding KZN.

T: 031 322 6026/7 W: www.durbangreencorridor.co.za Inanda Dam, Inanda Dam Road GPS: S29°40’40.65” | E30°53’353”

T: 031 777 4686 / Christine 083 777 1674 W: www.phezulusafaripark.co.za MR551 Road, Shongweni GPS: S29°47’25.379” | E30°44.23.524’

T: 031 717 2780 E: café@bellevuenet.co.za W: www.bellevuecafé.co.za 5 Bellevue Road, Kloof GPS: S29°47’45.52” | E30°50.25.24”

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The PheZulu Safari Park is the place where traditional Zulu dancing and customs are showcased.

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Shongweni Dam.

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Tourists from all over the world have been coming to Durban for more than half a century, attracted mainly by the City’s famous beaches and the all year-round sunshine. But once they arrive here, they soon discover that this city has a lot more than beautiful, golden beaches to offer.

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t is a centre of world-class sport and hosts major international events. It is a shoppers’ paradise with sophisticated shopping malls and precincts, craft markets and street bazaars. It is an entertainment and hospitality centre offering a wide range of accommodation from swish beachfront hotels to themed lodges, guesthouses, self-catering apartments and homely B&Bs. It is also a bustling commercial and manufacturing centre connected to the business capitals of the world, and is built around one of the busiest ports in Africa. Durban’s people are friendly and laid-back, and reflect a rich cultural diversity that includes African, Eastern and Western influences. Perhaps it’s this blend of culture, art and environment that makes Durban so unique. There’s nowhere else quite like it. There is an abundance of breathtaking scenery just beyond the City. To the north lies the bustling coastal town of Umhlanga, packed with hotels, restaurants and beautiful beaches. To the south is the Sapphire Coast, an endless stretch of sub-tropical paradise dotted with holiday towns. To the west lies the verdant Valley of 1000 Hills with its nature reserves and cultural villages. A little further afield, the Big Five game reserves are just a few hours’ drive away, while further west the mighty uKhahlamba Drakenberg Park – a World Heritage Site – beckons. Durban is a modern African city that has opened its arms to visitors from around the globe. Tourism has played a major role in the growth of the city for decades, and consequently, there is a well developed hospitality infrastructure that is dedicated to exceeding visitors’ expectations. The following publication highlights all the top officially recommended attractions in the city and surrounding regions, from its natural beauty, historical and cultural heritage, to all the top recommended places to see, stay, play, eat and meet the locals.

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