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DAnCe, DrAMA, poetrY AnD MuSIC FeASt At the plAYhouSe CoMpAnY’S South AFrICAn WoMen’S ArtS FeStIvAl Mother to Mother, 31 July - 3 August

Celebrated author Dr Sindiwe Magona, in collaboration with director Janice Honeyman and celebrated actress Thembi Mtshali-Jones, presents a moving and uplifting production that captures the soul of an ordinary woman. Mother to Mother is based on the tragic killing of Amy Biehl.

Botoo, 8-17 August

Written and directed by Ronnie Govender, with set design by Sarah Roberts and featuring a top cast including Kumseela Naidoo and Rajesh Gopie, Botoo focuses on the story the legendary Dr Gonum. Botoo is play is based on the book Women South Africans of Indian Origin written by Dr Devi Rajab and will premiere at the festival.

IMvulA / hope (Dance Double Bill), 8 & 10 August

Award winning choreographer Christopher Kindo presents two fabulous new pieces performed by The Playhouse Dance Residency, while the Flatfoot Dance Company teams up with celebrated pianist, Shannon Hope, in their production simply entitled Hope. This dance double bill is not to be missed!

She DIeD DreAMIng, 25-27 July

Winner of two FNB Vita awards, this fast paced, funny and poignant story of an ambitious, glamorous and slightly wild career woman seeking that final piece to complete the package – LOVE – will keep you on the edge of your seat! Written and directed by the acclaimed Jullian Seleke Mokoto.

ForuMS, eXhIBItIonS & DIAlogueS

As part of The Playhouse Company’s commitment to engage in conversations of social transformation and cohesion, the South African Women’s Arts Festival will once again host various forums for women from all walks of life, cultures, traditions and societies to engage with each other. These include The Open Mic poetry session, art exhibition and handcraft displays as well as activities engaging children in theatre, dance and drama.

For block bookings, please contact Dawn on 031 369 9456 or salescoordinator@playhousecompany.com Bookings now open through Computicket

For more information on the South African Women’s Arts Festival and other productions at the Playhouse, go to www.playhousecompany.com


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SAVE THE DATE EAST COAST RADIO HOUSE AND GARDEN SHOW

Date: 28 June - 7 July 2013 The East Coast Radio House Garden Show is held annually at the Durban Exhibition Centre in Durban. Shows: Mon - Thurs: 10am - 9pm Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm Sun: 10am - 8pm Entrance fees: R70 Adults R50 Seniors (over 60) Under 16 FREE (with adult) East Coast Radio SPECIAL Mon - Thurs: ALL TICKETS R50 Mid Week: Senior Special Mon - Thurs: 10am - 11:30am One cup of Coffee / Tea and one Muffin / Danish free. www.housegardenshow.co.za

MR PRICE PRO BALLITO

World renowned astrophysicist and life-skills coach, Dr Megandhren Govender brings you his brand new show “So You Thought Einstein was a Genius Too.” This beautifully choreographed show combines the aesthetics of dance, music and humour with the awesomeness of mind-blowing and jaw-dropping science experiments and facts. Be prepared to be moved by the wonders of Science while learning about the intricacies and secrets of Nature. Book: 0861 915 8000 or www.computicket.co.za

event promises to be an extravaganza of all things military. Tickets at Computicket: 0861 915 8000 or www.computicket.co.za

THE DURBAN AIRSHOW

GOLD CIRCLE HORSERACING FIXTURES Date: 13 July Venue: Virginia Airport

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GREYVILLE (DAY/NIGHT) Vodacom Durban July www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za SCOTTSVILLE CLAIRWOOD Mercury Sprint SCOTTSVILLE SCOTTSVILLE CLAIRWOOD GREYVILLE (DAY/NIGHT) Champions Day SCOTTSVILLE

Noise junkies, aircraft enthusiasts and families looking for a fun day out take note! On the 13th of July the Durban Airshow is back and will be showing off a diverse array of aircraft never seen before on the Virginia Airport runway. Please note that gates open at 7am and the flight program kicks off at 10am. Tickets are priced at R100 (adult) and R50 (kids). Contact: 031 5637101

MAMMA MIA MUSICAL

Address 150 Avondale road, Greyville, 4001 Telephone (031) 3141500 Email headoffice@goldcircle.co.za www.goldcircle.co.za

FACT DURBAN ROCKS Date: 1 July - 7 July The internationally recognized Mr Price PRO Ballito surfing competition takes place just 30km north of Durban at Ballito’s Willard Beach. South Africa’s biggest beach and lifestyle event features an international surfing event, free music concerts and a beach festival. www.mrpricepro.com

SO YOU THOUGHT EINSTEIN WAS A GENIUS TOO

Date: Sat 6 Jul 2013 6:00 pm Venue: Peoples Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium - Durban, Kwazulu-Natal Fact Durban Rocks showcases the very best in Kwaito, House and Hip Hop to over 8000 tourist and locals every year Ticket: 08619158000 or www.computicket.co.za

DURBAN MILITARY TATTOO

Date: 9 July Venue: Natal Mounted Rifles Time: 7pm Date: 2 July Venue: Izulu Theatre, Sibaya Casino Time: 7:30pm

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To provide lovers of military music and other military related activities an opportunity to experience the best military entertainment that is available. The

Date: 13 July Venue: Durban City Hall Time: 7pm Adapted to suit the audiences of South Africa, this theatrical staged musical is presented by a vibrant and multiracial cast of 100 performers. Complimenting some of the greatest hits of Abba, Dolly Parton, Elvis and more, are the dynamic costumes of the golden era. The sound and lighting will take you to another world and the energy of the actors, singers, and dancers will make your feet tap to the beat and invigorate your soul with tunes of days gone by. Catch this dynamic Mamma Mia musical for this one show only. Book: 0861 915 8000 or www.computicket.co.za

OLD MUTUAL MUSIC AT THE LAKE - JOHNNY CLEGG Date: 14 July Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens, John Zikhale (Sydenham) Rd


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The Old Mutual Music on the lake series presents live concerts throughout the year at the Durban Botanic Gardens and all proceeds from the performances go towards an innovative people and plant development programme, the Garden Window project, within the Durban Botanic Garden. Gates open at 1pm for on the day sales and performances starts 1:30pm Cost: R150 Tickets: www.webtickets.co.za

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DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Date: 18 July - 28 July South Africa’s longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival runs across 12 days at the end of July, presenting over 290 screenings of current films from around the world, with strong focus on South African and African cinema. www.durbanfilmfest.co.za

DURBAN WILD TALK AFRICA Date: 23-26 July Durban Wild Talk Africa is Africa’s premier film festival and conference for natural history and wildlife film and television programming. It is a 4 day event including workshops, seminars and commissioning panels, and valuable networking events with intentional delegates and industry leaders, as well as public screenings of the best wildlife and natural history films from around the world. Durban Wild Talk Africa will take place from the 23-26 July, running concurrently to the 34th Durban International Film Festival (18 – 28 July) where a selection of Durban Wild Talk Africa films will be screening from the 23-27 July. For more info visit www.wildtalkafrica.com

BLUE LAGOON CLEAN UP Date: 26- 28 July Venue: Blue Lagoon 31 Stiebel Place Durban

— A festive feast for the senses — 26 – 28 JULY - SUNCOAST Welcome to the Pick n Pay Taste of Durban in association with Orbit Sugarfree Chewing Gum, a stunning celebration of the best cuisine the city has to offer. Mingle with award-winning chefs and like-minded foodies as you sample signature dishes from 9 prestigious restaurants who will fashion special menus of starter sized dishes for the occasion. Plus a wide range of boutique exhibitors, artisan producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries will provide a bounty of the country’s finest food and drink on offer, ensuring that you can sample and shop for a range of produce in the laid back atmosphere of a boutique food market. With world class restaurants, chefs and produce, Taste of Durban is a sumptuous, indulgent foodie day out.

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DURBAN JULY T hey come by car, bus, train and aeroplane to descend in their thousands on the Greyville Race-

course in Durban for the greatest racing spectacle on the African continent, the R3.5-million Vodacom Durban July. And it is not just a one-off phenomenon, it happens, and has done for many decades, on the first Saturday of July and it will continue to do so for many more. For those that cannot make the pilgrimage to the Mecca of thoroughbred racing in South Africa, the television sets in their homes, totes or sporting clubs will be the intense focus of their attention. It is an attraction that for many becomes a fever that can only be eased by mingling with the throng of the racing faithful and experiencing the intense feeling of excited anticipation. They have to be part of the tension as it builds during the day, sporting their special “July outfits” and enjoying the admiring glances from others.

their fortunes and to party long into the night. Yes, Vodacom Durban July Day is a very special occasion and on Saturday, July 6, the ritual will be played out yet again in a style just as spectacular as ever and, late in the afternoon, another name will be written on the walls of racing’s hall of fame. As one racing stalwart put it: “There is a magic about the day, not just the race itself, but the whole atmosphere. There is an excitement that you don’t get at other events, not even the big rugby matches gives you that feeling. “I think it has something to do with tradition and the unknown. These top horses come from all parts of the country and as I said, the atmosphere is electric and I have often stood at the parade ring before the race and marvelled at how calm the horses generally are in spite of all the excitement about them.

have, you are hooked and you’ve just got to go back again the next year.” It is that mysterious attraction that has made the Vodacom Durban July an extraordinary occasion. It is a race that gets even those that are not regular racegoers as well as those that generally have no interest in racing all fired up. It is a race that is steeped in history having been run for the first time on July 17, 1897 as the Durban Turf Club Handicap and has taken place every single year since. Starting life with just seven runners over 1 600m, it has developed with distance and name changes over the years and the magic has grown with it. In years gone by much of the excitement was generated by the mystery of the visiting horses from Gauteng and the Western Cape, horses that local racegoers had never seen but whose exploits on the tracks in their home regions had earned them enormous reputations. In the months leading up to Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event all the talk was about these great animals and everyone wanted to see them. There were memories of great horses like Kipling, Flash On, Colorado King, Sea Cottage, In Full Flight and Politician and there were legends among the trainers like “The Bear” Syd Laird, the man who trained a record seven winners of the Vodacom Durban July. Before him there were other great trainers and more recently “The Maestro” Terrance Millard who won the race six times. In recent years Mike de Kockh as taken centre stage as an internationally acclaimed conditioner and he is looking to secure his fifth win in the famous race. Over the years great horses, trainers and jockeys have come and gone and great stories have been told but they will never be forgotten. For they are part of the colourful fabric of the Vodacom Durban July and revered as the golden thread that binds it all together as a unique and special event.

They have to be part of the 50 000 crowd and will lose all their inhibitions to scream, shout and cheer when the 20 magnificent thoroughbreds thunder down the home straight and flash across the finish line. Win or lose, they will celebrate the new champion and, with the tension drained from their bodies, will retire to their respective venues in the main grandstand or in the vast marquee village to discuss

“And hell, those animals are beautiful. It sends shivers down your spine when you see them walking calmly round the ring and then perk up as soon as the jockeys mount up. They know what it’s all about and seem to sense that it is a very special occasion.

This race is the ultimate test of man and horse in Africa and, on Saturday July 6, yet another memorable chapter of this world famous event, and all those associated with it, will be woven into this incredibly fascinating story and recorded for posterity.

“It is something that is hard to describe, you have just got to be there to experience it and, once you

For more information about the day and the fashion theme visit www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za

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DINING AFRICAN AFRICAN PENINSULA RESTAURANT 599 Marine Drive, Bluff, 031 467 1045 www.aqua-tala.net The restaurant is part of a guest house complex and embodies the unpretentious elegance of African Colonial inspired décor and warm South African hospitality offering remarkable views of the majestic Indian Ocean. The land and sea converge on the menu offers an invigorating array of flavour and is the essence of coastal casual. MOYOUSHAKA MoyouShaka: 1 Bell Street, uShaka Marine World, Point Waterfront. 031 332 0606 Moyo Pier Bar: 1 Bell Street, uShaka Marine World, Point Waterfront. 031 332 0662 www.moyo.co.za Moyo is the realisation of one man’s passion for all things African - from art and design to music, cuisine and crafts. Today, live African music and sophisticated African dining are the benchmarks of the seven evocative Moyo establishments.

KAI THAI RESTAURANT Suncoast Casino, Suncoast Boulevard, Marine Parade, 031 368 3226, www.kaithai.com Cuisines: Thai KUNG THAI 59 Adelaide Thambo (Old Kensington Drive), Durban North, 0315645458, www.kungthai.co.za Cuisine: Thai Guests can enjoy the sunny Durban weather on a terrace whilst sampling an array of fresh, authentic Thai dishes. MOOKI NOODLE BAR 190 Brand Rd, Berea, 031 811 9199 THE GREEN MANGO Avonmore centre, 9th Avenue, 031 312 7054 Cuisine: Japanese, Thai Modern and trendy sushi, Japanese and Thai restaurant with an indoor as well as an outdoor seating area. A large range of sushi platters and authentic spiced Thai meals available.

YOSSI’S CAFE 127 Davenport Road, Glenwood, 031 201 0090 http://yossis.co.za/ Cuisine: Moroccan

BANGKOK WOK Umhlanga: 13 Lighthouse Mall Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks.031 561 2050 Pietermaritzburg: Invesco Centre, Corner Sanctuary &Armitage Rd. 033 342 2713 Florida Road: 116 Florida Road Morningside. 031 303 8250 Cuisine: Asian- Thai

DARUMA 63 Or Tambo Parade, Southern sun Elangeni , North Beach, 031 362 1322, www.daruma.co.za Open: Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:30, Sunday: 18:00 - 21:30 Cuisine: Japanese

Stylish and contemporary with a bold and innovative menu, providing a unique cosmospolitan dining experience. BLUE ZOO RESTAURANT & TEA GARDEN 6 Nimmo Road, Berea, 031 303 3568 Nestles among the splendour and serene atmosphere of Mitchell Park in Morningside. CAFE JIRAN 151 Snell Parade,031 332 4487,www.cafejiran.co.za Open: Mon - Sun: 6:30 am - 11:00 pm Using the freshest ingedients, the cafe-style menu includes a range of pastas, steaks, curries and bistro classics.

EARTH MOTHER ORGANIC 106 BULWER RD, 031 202 1527 Cuisines: Vegetarian

BAR / PUB GRAB AMSTERDAM BAR AND GRILL 143 Davenport Road, 031 811 5449 If you’re looking for a chilled place to drink, eat and be merry, Amsterdam should be top of your list! The food is well priced and you can order a basket, burger and other great pub grub. Keep your weekends alive on the popular Davenport Road and have an awesome night at Amsterdam.

The finest Japanese cuisine around, with dishes that vary from fresh sushi to authentic tepanyaki.

BILLY THE BUMS 504 LilianNgoyi Road (Windermere), 031 303 1988 Monday to Saturday – 12:00 to late ; Closed on Sundays. www.billythebums.co.za

EMPEROR’S KITCHEN Ushaka Marine World, 1 Bell St, Durban Point 031 332 5126, www.emperorskitchen.co.za Cuisine: Chinese

UNITY BAR & BRASSERIE Silvervause Centre,117 Silverton Rd‫‏‬, 031 201 3470 http://unitybar.co.za/ Cuisines: Pub

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BERTUA CAFÉ LOUNGE Shop S221A, Musgrave Centre, 115 Musgrave Road, 031 828 1979

EATWISE Healthy eatry with an exotic Arab & Indian influences. STRICTLY HALAAL 41 Gladys Mazibuko Road, Morningside 031 828 0828/ 9 Open: 8am to 9pm and on weekends till 10pm Cuisine: Healthy

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Located in the leafy suburb of Durban North, Bite Your Tongue is a small, unassuming sushi bar for those who truly enjoy their sushi. Weekly half-price specials

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CORNER CAFE An eco-restaurant 197 Brand Road, Glenwood, 031 192 0102 http://thecornercafe.co.za

A vibey day- night café. The food is a mixture of Moroccan, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes.

BITE YOUR TONGUE 62 Astra Centre, 16 Swapo Road, Durban North 031 563 4419 Cuisine: Sushi

The food is of good quality but generally value for money, it is not elaborate but a few ingredients are used to create a really tasty dish. Meat comes from sustainable sources in the KZN area often straight from the farm.

THE FACTORY CAFÉ 369 Gale Street (MagwazaMaphalala), 031 205 3283, www.factorycafe.co.za Open: Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Sat: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Coffee destination, entertainment space, music venue. Inside the Colombo Coffee roastery. Fresh roasted coffee, exclusive teas & light meals for breakfast and lunch. FREEDOM CAFE 36 Cambell Avenue, Greyville, 031 309 4453 OSCARS CAFE Woolworths Centre, 41-45 Mackeurtan Ave 4051 Durban North South Africa, 031 563 3703 Monday to Sunday: 7:30 am to Late (Kitchen closes at 9 pm)

GRILL BAR BA COA Shop 1 Lighthouse Mall; corner Chartwell Drive & Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks, 031 561 4106, www.barbacoa.co.za


Argentinian grill and bar BUTCHERS BLOCK Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga 2 Ncondo Place, CNR Ncondo Place &Ntusi Road, off Umhlanga Rocks Drive, 031 566 3547 www.butcherblock.co.za Steakhouse BUTCHER BOYS 170 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban Tel: 031 312 8248 or 031 312 0143 Lunch: 12 pm-2.30pm Mon to Thurs, 12pm-3.00 Fri,Sun& Public Holidays , Closed Sat Dinner: 6pm-10pm Mon to Thurs, 6pm-10.30pm Fri & Sat, 6pm-9.30pm Sun Heritage Market, Old Main Road, Hillcrest Tel: 27 31 765 8395, Lunch: 12 pm-2.30pm Mon to Thurs, 12pm-3.00 Fri & Sun, Closed Sat Dinner: 6pm-10pm Mon to Thurs, 6pm-10.30pm Fri & Sat, 6pm-9.30pm Sun www.butcherboysgrill.co.za

9th Avenue Bistro has continued to remain at the forefront of the Durban dining scene since its inception in 2001, consistently winning awards and remaining ranked among the top restaurants in the country. Showcasing fresh seasonal cuisine, the menu is constantly evolving and diners are encouraged to try the six course tasting menu. The wine list changes regularly and concentrates on smaller boutique wineries offering some of SA’s finest, as well as many affordable options. AUBERGINE BISTRO 20C Hillcrest Centre, 40/42 Old Main Road 031 765 6065, www.theaubergine.co.za Open: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 12 pm - 3 pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6 pm - 9:30 pm Cuisines: Contemporary An environment of superb food, relaxed surroundings, warm hospitality and outstanding value, serving modern, imaginative food with warm, friendly service and a superb wine list.

BELUGA Level 1, Shop G343 and G347 Gateway 031 584 7430, www.beluga.co.za BUDS ON THE BAY 30 Grunter Gully Street, Bayhead Road, Durban Harbour, 031 466 6100, www.shak.co.za Open: Tue - Sun: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cuisines: seafood, pastas, grill LONG LAZY LUNCHES: Instead of one big meal which offers no great variety and generally gets cold quickly, enjoy a variety of small portions accompanied by a variety of drinks to suit the mood. The style of eating emphasis the textures and tastes and is designed to bring you into the moment. Add an interesting array of drinks and let your mind wander free, enjoying views of the yachts and mangroves. Drink in the atmosphere and enjoy great music. This is the long lazy lunch.

Serving the best beef South Africa can offer, wet and dry aged depending on the cut, grilled to perfection and basted with their famous basting sauce. Variety and satisfaction is the only thing to expect from their adventurous menu. Their selection of vintage wines, stored in a refrigerated cellar at an optimum temperature of 16-17 degrees, enhances your meal. HAVANA GRILL Suncoast Casino, North Beach 031 337 1305 Little Havana: Granada Square, 16 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanaga Rocks 031 561 7589 www.havanagrill.co.za Open 7 days a week. Lunch Hours - 12.00pm 5.00pm, last order at 2.30pm. Dinner - 6.00pm to close, last order at 10.00pm LITTLE HAVANA Granada Square - 16 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Tel: 031 561 7589 www.littlehavana.co.za JOOP’S PLACE Shop 14, Avonmore Centre, 9th Avenue, Morningside, 0313129135, www.joopsplace.co.za Lunch: 12 noon - 2.30pm, Friday Dinner: 6.30 - close, Monday & Saturday Rump’s, fillets and rib-eyes, however you like your steaks you will find former butcher Joop Moll cooking the best cuts to perfection in the open plan kitchen. There are fish and chicken options too.

INTERNATIONAL 3 CHEFS BISTRO 106/107 Aldrovande Palace 6 Jubilee Grove, Cnr Millennium, Boulevard & Jubilee Grove, Umhlanga Ridge, 031 566 2040, www.3chefsbistro.co.za Cuisine: African, contemporary, fusion 9TH AVENUE BISTRO 2 Avonmore Centre; 9th Avenue, Morningside 031 312 9134, www.9thavenuebistro.co.za Cuisines: Seafood, Bistro, Fusion Open: LUNCH Tues – Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm, DINNER Mon - Saturday 6pm – 9:30 pm

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DINING CAFE 1999 117 Vause Rd, Berea, 031 202 3406

combe, 031 502 2221, www.marcopaulo.co.za Cuisines: International

Cafe 1999 offers a dining experience to excite the senses: a vibrant ambiance, gracious service and a delectable menu in the heart of Durban’s trendy Berea. Chef Marcelle Roberts’s award winning contemporary Mediterranean cuisine is designed around sharing.

ILE MAURICE 9 McCausland Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 031 561 7606/ 9 www.ilemauricerestaurant.co.za Cuisine: French - Mauritian

CARGO HOLD RESTUARANT Cuisines: European uShaka marine world, 031 328 8065 Open for Lunch from 12:00 – 15:00 & Dinner from 18:00 www.ushakamarineworld.co.za Dine with the sharks. Laden with flavours from all corners of the world, including spicy, fruity and exotic remnants, combined with the freshest of KwaZulu Natal’s local produce. CZAR 178 Florida Rd, 031 312 8001, www.theczar.tv Open: 4pm - 2am, Monday to Saturday Cuisine: sushi, contemporary An oasis of refinement and old-world values located in the heart of lively Florida Road, Durban. At Czar one can expect meticulous attention to detail, be it in the personal service or distinctive cuisine, in an understated environment. Czar is a place where sophisticated and adventurous people meet to enjoy the finer things in life: the pleasure of good company, sumptuous surrounds, Durban’s finest sushi and drinks to mull over and appreciate. Durban’s most cosmopolitan hub, Czar takes inspiration from all corners of the globe, creating a space where socialites, connoisseurs, discerning travellers, businesspeople and those in pursuit of leisure can all find a singular something to enjoy. Join the movement at Czar and be a part of something exceptional. FUSION WORLD FOOD CAFÉ Silvervause Centre, Berea, 031 202 6182 www.fusion-cafe.co.za HARVEY’S RESTAURANT 465 Innes Road, Morningside, 031 312 5706 www.harveysrestaurant.co.za Cuisines: Contemporary A restaurant that combined the demeanour of fine dining with a super-cool attitude and sleek modern styling that spelled instant success with its previous reputation intact and improved. One of Durban’s must visit venues for any visitor or local. They offer fixed price set menus for one, two & three dinners. HEMINGWAY’S BISTRO 131 Davenport Road, Glenwood, 031 202 4906 www.hemingwaysbistro.co.za Cuisine: Mediterranean JOE COOL’S 137 Lower North Beach, Marine Parade 073 953 2567 Cuisines: American South Africa’s most famous beach bar is the place where a cosmopolitan mix of tanned, beautiful people in the latest fashions meets. MARCO PAULO WORLD FOOD BISTRO Accord House, 2 Golf Course Drive, Mount Edge-

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MUNDO VIDA Umdloti Beach Centre, 1 South Beach Rd, Umdloti 031 568 2286 www.mundovida.co.za Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00 Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00 ROMA REVOLVING See our ‘Romantic Day out’ page. 32nd Floor, Jhon Ross House, Margret Mncadi Avenue, 031 337 6707, www.roma.co.za SPICE ON FLORIDA 362 LilianNgoyi(Windermere)Road, 031 303 6375 Lunch: 12.30pm - 2pm, Tuesday to Sunday Dinner: 6.30pm - 10pm - late, Tuesday to Saturday Cuisine: Contemporary, fusion, Indian Spice is not another Indian restaurant, although curry is on the menu. Linda Govender and Russell Burger have created a restaurant that can truly be described as fusion. The menu is uncomplicated and combines traditional and contemporary. TASHA’S 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga, 031 566 5209 www.tasha.co.za Tasha’s has an energetic identity with an international flair, within a local environment. It is a warm, comfortable, light, easy, breezy space that enhances the delightful dining experience, with excellent service, brand trust and loyalty THE MARKET 40 Marriott Road, Greyville, 031 309 8581 http://marketrestaurant.co.za Open for breakfast and lunch - Monday till Saturday and Dinner - Tuesday till Saturday. Cuisines: Contemporary Market serves simple quality cuisine using locally and/or organic sourced ingredients in a professional, unique, and caring environment. Market is also known for its selection of award winning South African wines, freshly squeezed fruit juices and coffee. The fine dining dinner food specials change regularly and provide the perfect catalyst for any occasion. UBER ZULU GRILL AND CHAMPAGNE LOUNGE 295 Florida Road, Morningside, 031 303 5708 www.uberzulu.co.za ZACK’S ZACK’S - Wilsons Wharf, 14 Boatmans Road 031 305 1667 ZACK’S – Windermere:Windermere Centre, Windermere Road, 031 312 0755 ZACK’S - North Beach: Top level 139Lower marine Parade, North Beach, 031 368 6800, www.zacks.co.za Cuisine: Contemporary Open seven days a week from 7.30 am till late. Whether you’re looking for great food, exotic cocktails or a night of entertainment, get down to Zack’s where it’s more than just good food!

INDIAN A TASTE OF INDIA 258 Florida Rd, Wilson’s Wharf, 031 303 7049 AL KHAIR EASTERN DINER 93 Bertha Mkhize Street (Victoria) Street 031 307 5187 191 O R Tambo Parade (Marine Parade), Beachfront, 031 332 5127 AMARAVATHIPALKI 1st Floor, Tinsley House, Berea225 Musgrave Rd, Berea, 031 201 0019 http://palkidurban.blogspot.co.il/ CAPSICUM AT THE BRITANNIA HOTEL 1299 Umgeni Road, Durban Central 031-303-2236 Breakfast: 7am - 11am, Monday to Sunday Lunch: 10.30am - 8.30pm, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Dinner: 10.30am - 9.30pm, Wednesday to Saturday Durban is known for the best curries and bunny chow, and if you like hot and spicy curry, there’s no better place than the Britannia Hotel. Their mutton bunny chow is popular, the tender, juicy meat served with fresh white bread and a carrot salad that helps to tone the heat down, or you can try their mouth-watering crab curry HOUSE OF CURRIES ON FLORIDA ROAD 275 Florida Rd, Morningside, 031 303 6076 INDIAN CONNECTION 485 Windermere Road,Morningside, 031 312 1440 www.indian-connection.co.za INDIAN SUMMER 17 Sunningdale Centre, Umhlanga Rocks 0315621234 KASHMIR 11 McCausland Crescent, Beverly Hills Centre, Umhlanga Rock, 031 56 1 7486/7 www.kashmir-restaurant.co.za Ideally situated in Umhlanga with the most stunning sea views of the Dolphin Coast with the views of palm trees and uninterrupted sea views making it any guests delight to just sit back and enjoy the scenery. The delectable and brilliantly presented meals are made with the finest ingredients by a team of top chefs. The Cigar Lounge and Cocktail Bar offers an after-dinner relaxation and elegance where smoking is lawfully permitted. It offers a unique array of wines, brandies, Cognacs, Armagnac’s and a variety of whisky brands. SEA BELLE 62 South Beach Road, La Mercy, 032 941 5551 Now in its 40th year, Seabelle Restaurant still maintains its old-world charm and, of course, the world renowned seafood curries and grills. VINTAGE 20 LilianNgoyi (Windermere Road), 031-309-1328 Open 7 Days a Week Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00 Dinner: 18;00 - 22:30

MEDITERRANEAN OLIVE AND OIL Balito: Ballito lifestyle centre, Main Road, Ballito 032 586 0177


Glenwwod: Corner Helen Joseph/Bulwer Road 031 201 6146 Hillcrest: Lillies Lifestyle Centre, 12/16 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 031 765 6214 Umhlanga: 19 Chartwell Centre, 15 Chartwell Drive 031 561 2618 Pietermaritzburg: Cascades Shopping Centre, 23 McCarthy Drive 033 347 1131 www.oliveandoil.co.za Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood SPLASHES 36 Newport Avenue, Glenashley, 031 572 3152 www.splashes.co.za Cuisine: Contemporary Mediterranean

ITALIAN AL FIRENZE 21 Ray Paul Drive, La Lucia, 031 572 5559 www.alfirenze.co.za BEL PUNTO Umhloti Beach Centre, 1 South Beach Road, Umdloti Beach, 031 568 2407, www.belpunto.co.za Bel Punto is a modern, casual chic Restaurant. It is a family run authentic Italian Restaurant specializing in Seafood, Steaks, Poultry, Game and Italian Specialties. CIAO BELLA CAFE 162 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Point waterfront 031 332 5917, http://ciaobellacafe.wordpress.com/ CRAFT TRATTORIA 35 Newport Avenue, Glen Ashley, 031 562 1951

www.crafttrattoria.co.za LA BELLA CAFÉ Trattoria Restaurant 199 Essenwood (Steven Dlamini) Road, Musgrave 031 201 9176, www.labellacafe.co.za LA PIZZA PAZZA Italian trattoria 14 Village Road, Kloof, 031 764 0749 http://lapizzapazza.co.za/ Open 7 days a week Mon-Sat: 18:00 – 22:00 Sun: 12:00 – 21:00 PIZZETTA 139 Helen Joseph Road, Glenwood, 031 201 1019 REMO’S FRATELLI Flanders Mall, 14 Flanders Drive, Mount Edgecombe 031 539 5955 Open: Breakfast-Monday to Sunday 7:30 - 11:30, Lunch-Monday to Sunday 11:30 - 15:00, DinnerThursday and Friday 15:00 - 22:00 Protea Mall, CNR Lighthouse and Chartwell Drive Umhlanga, 031 561 7143 Open: Breakfast- Monday to Sunday 7:30 - 11:30, Lunch-Monday to Sunday 11:30 - 17:00, DinnerMonday to Saturday 17:00 - 23:00 Originale Bakery:Located at Originale / Mt Edgecombe Store,Open Monday to Sunday : 8:00 to 16:00 Villaggio Deli: Located at Villaggio / Umhlanga Store,Open Monday to Sunday : 8:00 to 17:00 Cuisines: Italian An upmarket Italian restaurant, coffee shop, bakery, deli and bar - a gem off the beaten track. The menu

offers a wide variety of dishes ranging from eggs benedict at breakfast to cafe style sandwiches, pizzas and pastas at lunch as well as fillet and seafood choices for dinner. A place of relaxed but vibey atmosphere with great music, friendly staff and good fun. SPIGAD’ORO 200 Florida Road, 031 303 9511, www.spiga.co.za Open: Mon: 7am - 12pm, Tue - Wed: 7am - 2am, Thu - Sat: 7am - 3am, Sun: 7am - 12pm THE MAD ITALIANTRATTORIA 66 Adelaide Tambo Drive, 031 573 2938 www.themaditalian.co.za

PORTUGUESE BEIRA ALTA Lifestyle Centre Ballito Drive, Dolphin Coast ,032 946 2388 www.beiraalta.co.za CALITO’S Protea Mall, Umhlanga Rocks , 031 561 7090 JULIO’S CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT Open seven days a week from 12pm to 9:30pm 175 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Road in Glenwood, 031 201 3133. Should you be hungry for a simple yet classy locals’ joint, Julio’s will not let you down. The food is delicious and plentiful, the service as savoury as their Garlic Lemon Chicken. This small restaurant in Glenwood is simple and quaint but has amazing food at a truly appetizing price. The prawns come highly recommended.

How to get there: From Durban’s Esplanade, enter at the Yacht Mole. Turn right into Boatman’s Road. Wilsons Wharf is between the Yacht Mole and the Sugar Terminal Website: www.wilsonswharf.co.za

Enquiries:

Rethabile Mzolo tel: 031 907 8792 email:rmzolo@ithala.co.za

Wilson’s Wharf, situated on Durban’s Victoria embankment between the Yacht Mole and the Sugar Terminal, is the City’s trendiest fusion of fun, food, top shows and crafts, all blended with the rustic interface of a boating marina. With it’s incomparable harbour views of Africa’s busiest Port, this unique waterfront venue has something for everyone; from a fast food court to restaurants providing funky food and family dining, and from a sushi and oyster bar to a festive pub atmosphere, all overlooking the marina. The indoor craft house and speciality shops contain a wide variety of items for the discerning shopper, whilst the intimate Catalina theatre brings top show to Durban’s only stage on the bay. The wharf also offers deep-sea fishing charters for those who seek adventure and harbour cruises for visitors who just want to relax out on the water.

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DINING JOITA’S 1 Chartwell Drive, ProteaMAllUmhlanga Rocks A small, but delightful authentic family-run Por tuguese restaurant in the heart of Umhlanga.Joitas has a simple menu consisting of delicious per-peri chicken, prego rolls, prawns, calamari and livers -All of which can come with crispy thin fries. MOZAMBIK Shop 183/1 Gateway Shopping Complex 031 836 1574, mozambik.gateway@gmail.com Boulevard Shopping Centre, Compensation Road, Ballito, 032-946-0979, ballito@mozambik.co.za Elangeni Shopping Centre, 9 Inada Road, Hillcrest, 031 765 6556, hillcrest@mozambik.co.za NEO CAFE Summer Square, Sol Harris Crescent, North Beach. 031 332 229 PONTO D’OURA Shop 17, Granada Square, 15 Chartwell Drive 031-561-7849

GREEK DELFI 386 Windermere Road (LilianNgoyi Road), Morningside, 031 312 7032 PLAKA Palm Boulevard, Gateway, Umhlanga, 031 566 7456, www.plaka.co.za

SPANISH VICKY CRISTINA’S 45 Zenith Drive, Umhlanga Ridge, 031 584 7135 TAPAS ON THE BLOCK The Block, 7 Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Ridge, Newtown Centre, 031 566 7500 www.tapasontheblock.co.za

SEA FOOD

MUNDO VIDA Umdloti Beach Centre, 1 South Beach Rd, Umdloti 031 568 2286, www.mundovida.co.za Nestled above the ocean, Mundo Vida is the place to enjoy seafood- the freshest line fish, excellent prawns grilled Mocambique style. Don’s signature dish - Langoustines steamed in a Chinese bamboo basket with his soya beurreblanc sauce is a must. Try their seafood grill with fresh linefish, grilled queen prawns, calamari & mussels or savour the divine grilled Natal baby crayfish. When available, the fresh seared tuna, served Asian-style is legendary. OCEAN BASKET Marine Parade: 243 Mullington Place, OR Tambo Parade, North Beach, 031 337 7865. Musgrave Centre: Shop 220, Musgrave Centre, 115 Musgrave Road, Berea, 031 201 5401. Pavilion Shopping Centre: Jack Martins Drive, Westville, 031 265 5907 Richdens Village Centre: Corner Old Main Road & Hospital Road, Hillcrest, 031 765 4791. The Bluff Shopping Centre: 318 Tara Road, Bluff, 031 467 4662 uShaka Marine World: 1 Bell Street, South Beach, 031 337 0356 Westwood Mall: 16 Lincoln Terrace, Garden Park, Westville, 031 811 1760 Woolworths Centre: 41-45 Mackeurton Avenue, Durban North, 031 563 3822 At Ocean Basket you’ll get da finest of the sea with friendly, home-from-home service and all for da best value your hard-earned bucks can buy. And, you can sit down or takeaway.

HOTEL RESTAURANTS CAPSICUM RESTAURANT AT THE BRITANNIA HOTEL 1299 Umgeni Rd, 031 303 2266, www.hotelbrits.co.za Cuisine: Indian

CAPE TOWN FISH MARKET Shop F18, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge 031 566 4432, www.ctfm

DARUMA 63 Or Tambo Parade, Southern sun Elangeni , North Beach, 031 362 1322, www.daruma.co.za Open: Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:30, Sunday: 18:00 - 21:30

CAFE FISH 31 Yacht Mole, Victoria Embankment 031 305 5062/ 3, www.cafefish.co.za

The finest Japanese cuisine around, with dishes that vary from fresh sushi to authentic Japanese cooked meals. Cuisine: Japanese

The main course features fresh fish of the day, grilled or Cajun Style. If you are still there at 14:00 you will see the catch unloaded from a boat right at the kitchen door!

DISH 08 Palm Boulevard, New Town Centre, Umhlanga Ridge, 031 310 6900 www.threecities.co.za/hotel/royalpalm/dining Cuisine: Contemporary

CASABLANCA SEAFOOD AND GRILL 411 / 413 LilianNgoyi Road (Windermere), Morningside, 031 312 4647, www.casablancafoods.co.za Indo-Portuguese cuisine FISH Shop 79, Protea Mall, Ridge Road, Umhlanga 031 561 2912 Sample an array of fresh fish and other pescatarian delights at this bustling establishment. Booking is essential.

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DISH, is a fusion of contemporary dining sophistication. DISH offers patrons an opportunity to experience opulent dining with a modern twist. With a unique concept of four distinctive areas under one roof, the restaurant is a refreshing place to enjoy a couple of cocktails or a scrumptious meal.

Beach Durban 031 362 130, www.jewelofindia.co.za An authentic taste of Northern India, and is open for dinner daily. OCEAN TERRACE AT THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL 2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga, 031 514 5018 www.oysterboxhotel.com. Daily lunch and dinner. Cuisine: Indian The Curry Buffet in the Ocean Terrace Restaurant continues to attract fans from far and wide. Set in the casual, Mediterranean-inspired Ocean Terrace, with gorgeous views across the Indian Ocean, the impressive curry selection, of at least 11 curries daily, includes meat, fish and vegetarian options. Using delicate blends of spices and fresh herbs, each curry is a masterpiece in itself. Two Tandoori ovens guarantee authentic, freshly prepared Tandoori chicken. OSA Fairmont Zimbali Resort, 032 538 5000, www.fairmont.com Open Tuesday to Saturday: 18:00 – 22:30 An innovative South African steakhouse that serves prime South African grain-fed cuts, wet aged to perfection. The contemporary fashionable dishes are paired with wine from some of the most sought after vineyards in South Africa, you can be sure that your taste buds will be tingling in anticipation. THE COFFEE SHOP AT THE ROYAL HOTEL 267 Anton Lembede (Smith) Street, 031 333 6000, www.theroyal.co.za The Royal Coffee Shop is a popular venue with light meals and the delicious aroma of freshly ground coffee, decadent cakes and pastries permeating the air. THE GRILL ROOM AT THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL The Oyster Box Hotel, 2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks, 031 514 5000, www.oysterboxhotel.co.za THE PIATTO MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN Southern Sun North Beach, 83/91 Snell Parade, North Beach, 031 332 7361, www.tsogosunhotels.com, Daily: 11:00 – 23:00 Offers an exquisite buffet and à la carte option for both lunch and dinner. THE SUGAR CLUB Beverly Hills Hotel, Lighthouse Road,uMhlanga 031 561 2211, www.tsogosunhotels.com Specializing in international cuisine with seafood the specialty, only the finest local produce is used and each dish crafted into works of art to create an exceptional culinary experience. Open seven days a week for breakfast and dinner. Sumptuous Sunday lunches are a highlight.

GIGI’S BRASSIERE AT HOTEL IZULU Reys Place, Ballito, 032 94 63 444

THE VOGUE EXPERIENCE Coastlands Hotel, 329 Umhlanga Rocks Drive 031 828 6483, www.voguelounge.co.za Trading Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11 am – Till late

JEWEL OF INDIA Southern Sun Elangeni, OR Tambo Ave, North

Cover charge applies on Friday and Saturday nights, and on any night featuring Live Perfor-


NORTH COAST AL PESCATORE 14 Edward Place, on the beach, Ballito 032 946 3574, www.alpescatore.co.za Cuisine: Seafood AQUA RESTAURANT Aqua is Sibaya's casino exotic seafood restaurant 031 580 5600, www.suninternational.com Cuisines: Continental BEACH B.U.M.S. - GRILL AND PUB Westbrook Tongaat Beach, 032 943 1132 www.beachbums.co.za Friday evening: Live music from 16:00-21:00 Saturday: Various Dj’s depending on functions Sunday: Live music from 12:00-17:00 Cuisine: seafood, pub fare Beach Bums is a rustic venue with direct access to the Tongaat beach on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal. If you love the sun and sand then Beach Bums is your perfect venue. With their “forever chilled” vibe, smiling and helpful staff, everyone is there for a chilled time. From ladies enjoying cocktails to men loving the ice cold draughts and the kids having a ball building sand castles, you are assured to have a great time. BEIRA ALTA Shop 6, Lifestyle Centre Ballito Drive, Dolphin Coast, 032 946 2388 Cuisine: Portuguese BEL PUNTO Umhloti Beach Centre, 1 South Beach Road, Umdloti Beach, 031 568 2407, www.belpunto.co.za BelPunto is a modern, casual chic Restaurant. It is a family run authentic Italian Restaurant specializing in Seafood, Steaks, Poultry, Game and Italian Specialties.

MUNDO VIDA Umdloti Beach Centre, 1 South Beach Rd, Umdloti 031 568 2286, www.mundovida.co.za Nestled above the ocean, Mundo Vida is the place to enjoy seafood- the freshest line fish, excellent prawns grilled Mocambique style. Don’s signature dish - Langoustines steamed in a Chinese bamboo basket with his soya beurreblanc sauce is a must. Try their seafood grill with fresh linefish, grilled queen prawns, calamari & mussels or savour the divine grilled Natal baby crayfish. When available, the fresh seared tuna, served Asian-style is legendary. ROYAL COURT GRILL RESTAURANT Sibaya Casino, 1 Sibaya Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 031 580 5168 Cuisine: Steakhouse PRAWN SHACK Amatikulu Beach, Gingindlovu, 034 737 6493 Open: Sat - Sun: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm www.shak.co.za

FISH Shop 79, Protea Mall, Ridge Road, Umhlanga 031 561 2912, www.fishumhlanga.co.za Well known for its large variety of seafood and fresh fish delivered to them on a daily basis. Come to Fish, enjoy their vibrant restaurant and their very accommodating staff, all items on the menu is also available as take away.

SEA BELLE 62 South Beach Road, La Mercy, 032 941 5551 Cuisines: Indian

GIANNI'S 17 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito 032 946 3217, www.giannis.co.za An Italian, Continental Restaurant for the whole family to enjoy.Magically situated overlooking the beach in the heart of Old Ballito town.

Now in its 40th year, Seabelle Restaurant still maintains its old-world charm and, of course, the world renowned seafood curries and grills.

JULIO'S ON BALLITO Compensation Beach & Sandra Ballito, 032 946 2987 Cuisine: Portuguese

TAPAS ON THE BLOCK The Block, 7 Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Ridge, Newtown Centre 031 566 7500, www.tapasontheblock.co.za Cuisine: Spanish YUMTHAI. - Thai * Sushi * Cocktails Tiffany's Shopping Centre Salt Rock Main Road Salt Rock – Umhlali, 032 525 4013 ZARAS Ballito Lifestyle Centre, Main Road, Ballito 031 561 2511, www.zarascafe.co.za Crisp and clean, the décor lends itself towards blue skies and hot sunshine. Our well-thought-out menu is a tempting array of a fresh fusion of continentalstyle dishes with Greek, Italian and South African influences that include extraordinary and unique breakfasts, salads, speciality meals, delectable pastries and breads, and rich aromatic coffees.

Enjoy a 7 course meal amongst the sand dunes, spanning 5 hours. A unique beach restaurant experience on the stunning Amatikulu Beach! Just over 110km North of Durban, its a great pit stop for a long lazy lunch, corporate functions, team building events and tour groups. SAGE CAFE Cafe and Deli 1 Old Fort Road Fox Hill Salt Rock Umhlali, 032 525 8059 www.sagecafe.co.za Cuisine: Healthy, fine food

IMPULSE BY THE SEA Tinley Manor Beach, 167 Seaview Drive, Ballito 032 554 4626 Cuisine: Indian

www.siggisgermarestaurant.co.za

SIGG'S GERMAN RESTAURANT Traditional German Hospitality 65 Basil Hulett Drive Salt Rock, 032 525 7460

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CULTURAL DELIGHTS MUSEUMS KZNSA - Kwazulu- Natal Society of Arts www.kznsagallery.co.za 166Bulwer Road, Glenwood The KZNSA, founded 108 years ago and located in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, was initially established as an informal opportunity for artists to discuss, exhibit and market their work. During the past century, the organisation has been through a number of radical transformations, and today it is the province’s premier contemporary art gallery hosting exhibitions of local, national and international importance. There are a number of components to the organisation. The shop develops and markets local craft and design, and is also an important outlet in the province for design from the rest of the country. The outreach programmes provide art and culture education development activities with strategic partners. However, the key component of the organisation is its gallery exhibitions and public programmes. Open: Tuesday to Friday: 9:00–17:00, Saturday: 9:00–16:00, Sunday& public holidays: 10:00– 15:00. Closed on Mondays. AFRICAN ART CENTRE 94 Florida Road, Morningside Tel: 031 312 3804/5 www.afriart.org.za During the past 50 years the African Art Centre has provided thousands of artists and craftspeople with opportunities for self-employment and the realization of their talents. Originally a project of the South African Institute of Race Relations, the Durban African Art Centre has, since 1984, operated as an autonomous, non-profit organization. Open: Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00 , Saturday 09:00-15:00 BAT CENTRE 45 Maritime Place, Small Craft Harbour Tel: 031 332 0451, www.batcentre.co.za The BAT Centre is an art development and community center located within the small Craft Harbour

off Durban’s Victoria Embankment. It contains a number of retail outlets, a restaurant, bar and large hall fitted with sound and lighting equipment. There are large art studios, a number of exhibition galleries, music practice rooms, a dance studio, resource center and a conference room. A computer shop, repair and training service and offices for independent arts organizations complete the picture. PHANSI MUSEUM 500 Esther Roberts Rd, Glenwood Tel: 031 206 2889, www.phansi.com Phansi is pronounced ‘punzi’, meaning ‘below’ or ‘beneath in IsiZulu, after the basement location where it began. ‘Phansi’ is also known as the place beneath, where the ancestral spirits dwell. The museum was started in 2000 as a small private museum, and has since expanded to host one of the biggest and most spectacular collections of African arts and crafts in the world. The collection is held in Roberts House, a fully restored Victorian national monument, in Glenwood, Durban, South Africa. Three floors of the Victorian mansion are packed with Zulu beadwork, earplugs, wire baskets, milk-pails, beer-pots and fertility dolls ; Ndebele blankets and ceremonial items, and artefacts from the eastern Cape, Namibia and Kenya. The most popular exhibit is the life-size marionette room, where thirty life-size puppets are adorned with ceremonial dress from all over Southern Africa. This collection was exhibited at ABC Home, in Manhattan, New York, over the festive season 2008/2009, to great acclaim. DURBAN NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUM City Hall: 1st Floor City Hall, 234 Anton Lembede Street A museum about the earth, its history and life on earth, both past and present. Open: Mon- Saturday 8:30 – 16:00. Sunday & public holidays 11:00-16:00.Closed on Good Friday & Christmas day DURBAN ART GALLERY 2nd Floor Smith Street, City Hall, Smith Street Tel: 031 311 2264/9 The Durban Art Gallery, now in its second century of existence, is home to collections that are as diverse as the eThekwini population.“Artworks from Europe, the East and Africa, dating from the 15th century to the present, make the gallery a microcosm of the many histories represented here,” says Acting Art Gallery Director, Jenny Stretton. The Gallery has a comprehensive collection of artworks, and constantly rotates displays from its permanent collection, interspersing them with traveling exhibitions of contemporary and historic pictures and artifacts. Open: Monday - Saturday 8:30 –16:00, Sunday 11: - 16:00 KWA MUHLE MUSEUM 130 Bram Fisher (Ordinance) Road The KwaMuhle Museum is housed in the former

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premises of Durban’s Native Affairs Department which was charged with, among other functions, the control of the influx of Black migrants into the city. Migrants arriving in Durban had to report to the building where they waited in queues to see if they would be issued with passes to allow them to remain in town. The unsuccessful applicants would be forced to return to homes in the country or else risk staying in town illegally and living with the constant threat of arrest during a police raid. The Durban System, as it was known, became the blueprint for apartheid in later years. The KwaMuhle Museum has many displays documenting the Durban System including a very illuminating one on just how the municipality managed to get the system to pay for itself through a municipal monopoly of brewing and selling sorghum beer. Another display concerns the Cato Manor riots which were largely the result of that monopoly. Open: Monday to Saturdays; 8:30-16:00, Sundays and Public Holidays; 11:30-16:00 THE KZN SCIENCE CENTRE Shop E51, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga Tel: 031 566 8040, http://kznsc.org The KZN Science Centre implements projects that aim to create awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics whilst fostering a culture of giving back through their non-profit status. During major school holidays special themed programs are offered for the interest of the young visitors. DURBAN JEWISH CENTRE Corner of K.E. Masinga&Playfair Rds. Tel: 031 368 6833, www.ctholocaust.co.za Creating a more caring and just society in which human rights and diversity are respected and valued”. These words capture the mission statement of the Durban Holocaust Centre and embody the spirit of our efforts over the past few years. OPENING TIMES: Sunday - Friday 9am to 4pm Public Holidays: 9am to 4pm Closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays DURBAN BOTANIC GARDEN 9A John Zikhale Road, Berea Tel: 031 309 9240 www.durbanbotanicgardens.org.za Founded in 1849, Africa’s oldest surviving botanical gardens houses one of the world’s top collections of “living fossil” plants. These pre-dinosaur cycads (seed-producing plants extending back 250 million years) face possible extinction in the wild. The Wood’s Cycad species is named for founding Durban Botanic Gardens curator and botanist John Medley Wood, who, in 1895, discovered a single, surviving cycad plant in a Zululand forest. Walking through the Gardens’s cycad forest is a bit like stepping onto the set of Jurassic Park. No dinosaurs here, but the pink-backed pelicans sitting in the trees do look eerily like pterodactyls.


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ADVENTUROUS DAYO MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM Sky Car: It takes two minutes in the SkyCar to reach the top of the arch. A 360º view of Durban awaits you. See all of the city landmarks by day. Breathtaking! Operating Hours:Monday – Sunday 09:00 to 18:00, Last SkyCar Trip at 17:30 Big Swing:Take the plunge and try the Big Rush Big Swing - the world’s only stadium swing and the largest swing of any kind anywhere as confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records. Jump into the void 106 metres above the pitch and swing out in a huge 220 metre arc under the iconic arch. Operating Hours:10:00 to16:00 daily.Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays Adventure Walk:If you’re feeling energetic, why not try the Adventure Walk up one of the southern legs of the arch. Visitors are issued with safety equipment and, under the watchful eye of qualified instructors, a group of up to nine people at a time will be able to make their way to the top of the arch (and down again) via some 500 steps. You will stop at various points to catch your breath and take pictures of the city and magnificent coastline as you ascend. On your way up, you will pass the bridge platform where the brave take the plunge on the Big Swing 70 metres up, so check it out and

see if you could take the plunge! It takes about 20 minutes each way walking at a leisurely pace. Operating Hours:Open weekends only. Climbing starts 10:00, 13:00 & 16:00. www.mmstadium.com

SHARKS BOARD KwaZulu-Natal has the only coastline in South Africa that is protected by shark safety gear. The KZN Sharks Board maintains shark safety gear at 38 localities and is the only institute of its kind in the world, offering safe bathing to tourists while also conducting research into shark life history and offering a public education programme. Boat Trips:The Sharks Board gives members of the public an opportunity to go out to sea and watch the shark safety gear being checked in the early morning. The Tour Boat leaves Wilson’s Wharf at 06h30 and proceeds out to sea and joins the working craft to view the shark net experience. The skipper keeps the passengers fully informed as to the activities they are watching, as well as drawing their attention to any opportunistic viewing of other marine life and seabirds.

This two hour trip is an extraordinary experience to see Durban’s beachfront in the early morning light with the sun just rising over the ocean. Bookings are essential on 082 403 9206 and trips are subject to sea and weather conditions as well as minimum pax load requirement. Cost is R250pp. payable to the skipper on arrival. www.shark.co.za B JO mENT & m TALA GAME VElOp uTh dE & ECO-TOuRIS O y , N RESERVE IO T T R A O V p RE S NSER VENTu ting CO Integra N through Ad www.tala.co.za IO CREAT TALA Private Game Reserve is a wildlife conservancy hidden in the hills of a quiet farming community not far from Durban. TALA’s mix of acacia excitin thornveld, open grassland g d a y and sensitive wetland trips to cho exceptional game and hills from! ose provides watching and birding, 1000 f o s lley und setting the stage for that e Va surro in th d S n E uR perfect photograph. am a ENT da d AdV Inan ! mBA t u y a l h I S ISIT uRE TALA is a wildlife sanctufAm ENT hOlE AdV w ary. Spanning over 3000 A E d h N T A R eN hectares and incorporatN fO u f ing many diverse natural Nd A S OuR environments, the reserve T l uRA features well over 380 bird CulT Sunday Shuttle Services to species, with big game that eNanda and Isithumba includes rhino, kudu, hippo, price: Adults – R80pp / pensioners & Children under 12 – R60pp giraffe and the rare sable Food not included. Additional hiring antelope. Several distinccosts for rental equipment. dates: Every Sunday from 12 may to 14 July tive and remarkable plant species are also to be found To book, contact: The Green hub – Tel: 031 322 6026 or 031 311 4235 Email: info@durbangreencorridor.co.za • Web: www.durbangreencorridor.co.za on TALA. The fiery aloe in Address: 31 Stiebel place, Blue lagoon, durban full bloom, the imposing Book early, limited spaces available! euphorbia and the smell

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of the fragrant wild sage on a dewy morning make every stay at the reserve unique and memorable. There are a number of ways to experience the outdoors at TALA. Game drives are held throughout the day with experienced guides. Bush walks along the many trails are an exciting way to explore the reserve.

UNDERWATER WONDERLAND Brave the depths of the Indian Ocean, and discover an ancient world hidden just beneath the water’s surface... Aliwal Shoal, just off the coast of Umkomaas, has a spectacular marine ecosystem awaiting intrepid scuba divers. The magnificent reef is alive with colourful corals, reef fish, turtles, whales, rays and moray eels. It is rated among the top five warm water diving spots in the world. The reef is particularly renowned for its ragged-tooth sharks, which cruise the reef’s intricate gullies and caves. The reef is also inhabited by zambezi and tiger sharks! The warm, clear water has excellent visibility and rarely drops below 19 degrees Celsius. Some of Aliwal’s dive sites include: Raggie’s Cave – which is famed for its ragged tooth sharks, moray eels and potato bass. Divers are only allowed to enter the caves when the sharks are not in residence. Outside Edge – where the greatest variety of marine life on the shoal can be found, including game fish, sharks, dolphins and scorpion fish. Wreck Dives – at the MV Produce and The Nebo provide fascinating alternative sites, with excellent photo opportunities and interesting sea life, including lion fish, the rare harlequin goldie, moray eels and brindle bass. There are many dive centres in the area that offer accredited scuba diving courses, dive equipment for hire and chartered dives to Aliwal Shoal and other locations along the coast. Divers require valid PADI, NAUI or CMAS Open Water Qualifications.

UMNGENI VALLEY- DURBAN GREEN CORRIDOR www.durbangreencorridor.co.za 31 Stiebel Place Tel: 031 322 6026/7 The uMngeni River estuary is one of the most important bio-diversity assets within the eThekwini Municipal area, having one of the few remaining estuarine habitats on the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. Visitors experience the combination of the beach, estuary and the river with all their associated activities and offerings. Guided tours along the estuary trails (mountain biking, running, walking, bird-watching and canoeing) will be tailored to suit your time and interests. All walks, running and cycling routes are easy to moderate in level of difficulty. The Mangroves Discovery: is a great outdoor experience for the whole family. Starting the tour at the Green Hub, you make your way into the Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve which is located on the opposite river estuary banks. You will be amazed with this hidden natural treasure within the Durban city surroundings. Your guide will lead you along a wooden boardwalk


OUT through the sensitive Mangroves eco-system, giving you plenty of interesting information about this special environment. You will also experience the amphibious Mudskipper Fish and Fiddler Crabs which can be fed with falling Mangrove leaves.

Riverside Trail can be combined with a visit of the Bird Park, which is a great attraction for nature and bird enthusiasts. Location: North bank of the uMngeni River estuary, in the city of Durban, just below Riverside Road. Distance: 4 km round trip (Green Hub – Bird Park – Green Hub) Time: 3.5 hours

Location: Green Hub and Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve, located at the uMngeni River estuary in Durban Distance: About 2km round trip Time: 2.5 hours

African Fish Eagle Trail:A guided tour along the African Fish Eagle Trail leads you further upstream than the Riverside Trail through a diverse range of green habitats.

The Estuary Canoeing Experience is a great outdoor activity that allows you to enjoy the estuarine habitat from a different perspective. Your tour guide welcomes you at the Green Hub or directly at the Kingfisher Canoe Club, where the boats are put in the water. The paddling tour takes you up the uMngeni River, passing intertidal sand banks which are an ideal spot to observe an abundance of water birds. Bird counts since 1974 list 86 species and include gulls and terns, ducks and geese, kingfishers, weavers, stilts, herons and egrets, pelicans and many more. But this tour is not only interesting for birdwatchers but for everybody who is keen on learning about the estuary flora and fauna, combined with having an active and fun time on the river. Location: uMngeni River estuary, in the city of Durban

Time: 1.5 hours The Riverside Trail starts just opposite the entrance to the Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve and leads along the north bank of the uMngeni River until the Bird Park. The Riverside Trail is a single track through coastal wetland where a variety of flora and fauna can be found. During your guided tour, you learn about the local vegetation and wildlife with special focus on water birds that can be observed on the intertidal sandbanks of the river. The trail is particularly suitable for hiking. Mountain biking is recommended for experienced and technical riders only. The experience of the

Enjoy reed beds, coastal forest and some of the last remaining coastal grasslands within the city environs and industrial parks that provide opportunities to spot an abundance of birdlife as well as an occasional crocodile sighting. The trail takes its name from the resident pair of African Fish Eagles that are frequently seen in the area. Bird enthusiasts can expect to see many more, as bird counters list over 80 species in this area. Besides bird-watching, this trail offers great opportunities for trail sports, especially running and biking. Location: Circle route around the uMngeni River estuary, in the city of Durban Distance: 10 km round trip with start and end at the Green Hub Time: Variable (depending on the chosen activity: hiking, running or mountain biking)

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FAMILY DAYOUT USHAKA MARINE WORLD 1 King Shaka Avenue, Point www.ushakamarineworld.co.za Any visit to Durban won’t be completed without spending at least one full day in this heaven of stimulations. With all senses and interest fully satisfied you are sure to choose day of happiness. uShaka has brought together cultures, like no other place in Africa – into a safe, secure and clean environment that resonates the sound of fun, laughter and the spirit of togetherness. Entertainment is nonstop, extending from the day-time operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk.

MINI TOWN It is one of Durban’s most well-known tourist attractions. It was first established over 30 years ago. Mini Town gives a good impression of some of Durban’s landmarks in a 1:24 scale. A walk around mini town will give you an opportunity to view excellent models of some of Durban’s most interesting buildings. One of the most popular features of the layout is a rail network with trains continually on the go. There is also an airport complete with airplanes. The harbor scene is very realistic and features a tug and ship travelling around the harbor. There is a railway bridge across the harbor and trains need to

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stop every now and then while the bridge is lifted to let a ship through. Mini Town is located near Fitzsimmons Snake Park on Snell Parade. Take Old Fort Road heading from the city centre to the beachfront. Turn left into Brickhill Road. Continue until you reach Somtseu Road where you turn right. Mini Town is nearby when you reach Snell Parade.

UMGENI RIVER BIRD PARK Designed and built by Dr. Alan Abrey in an old quarry site, the Umgeni River Bird Park was opened in April 1984. The park was owned privately by a group of bird lovers who wanted to educate others about birds from around the world. It was run by Alan Abrey until his retirement in 1997, and in those years the artwork for the park (guidebook illustrations, park maps, and so forth) were done by his daughter Robyn Abrey. Set in a land filled and landscaped former quarry, the park includes several natural waterfalls. Paths for visitors wind through three aviaries and past other aviaries and open exhibits. A viewing window in the nursery lets visitors see how the birds are hatched and raised. Construction of the Free Flight Bird Show arena was started in 1995, with the venue staging its first show in 1996. The Free Flight Bird Show, opened in 1996, features birds from North and South America, Africa,

Indonesia, and Australia, and emphasizes conservation. Birds in the show includes a owls, cranes, hornbills, macaws, kookaburras, toucans, vultures, in an open air auditorium. The show is staged twice daily, weather permitting. The park breeds 17 of the 24 threatened bird species in its collection. The park is involves with the South Africa Crane Working Group in breeding and then releasing the Wattled Crane. The birds are hand-reared using a glove puppet, and are then released near Dullstroom. Wattled cranes are listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List, and there are only about 8000 in the wild.

DURBAN PEOPLE MOVER The attractive, brightly-coloured buses travel through the city every 15 minutes and are a popular, fun way to travel around the city or along the beachfront. There is wheelchair access, and bus-stop wardens offer help to disabled passengers requiring assistance, route and schedule information and security to all waiting passengers. Tickets: A single journey on the People Mover will cost R4.00 (ZAR) and a full-day pass will cost you R10.00 (ZAR). Operating Hours: The Durban People Mover service runs daily from 05h00 to 22h00. These extended operating hours allow commuters greater freedom and access to Durban’s entertainment and business areas.


City Routes City Loop: A circular route through the main city thoroughfares, Starting and ending at the DrPixleyKaSeme transfer interchange, stopping close to City Hall, The Playhouse theatre, Tourism Information Centre, Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex, the Victoria street market and Durban’s mosque and cathedral. Beach Line: A scenic line which runs along the Northern and Southern city beaches, starting at the Suncoast casino and ending at Ushaka Marine World. The route runs through the interchange at DrPixleyKaSame Street, facilitating passengers who wish to change to the city loop.

FUN WORLD AMUSEMENT PARK The Beachfront Amusement Park is a wonderland of fun and fantasy for both adults and kids. Situated on Marine Parade opposite the Holiday Inn, the Amusement Park provides secure entertainment for the whole family in a world of carnival lights, music and entertainment.

Back then, a large variety of animals, including lions, leopards, crocodiles and many varieties of bird, occupied a large part of the zoo. The remainder consisted of beautifully landscaped gardens. One of the most memorable animals at the zoo at the time was Nellie, an Indian elephant.

tended lawns are perfect for family picnics, and even skottle braais are allowed. Mitchell Park’s staff members take an interest in educating children on the animal and plant worlds. They teach visitors how to preserve our natural wonders so that future generations may also enjoy them.

Today Mitchell Park has a whole host of small animals and birds for you to visit, including crocodiles, buck, raccoons, cranes, flamingoes, wallabies, monkeys and tortoises. There is a walkthrough aviary that allows you to get close-up views of many beautiful bird varieties.

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A sand-filled playground allows small children to enjoy playing on jungle gyms, swings, slides and other equipment. Paraplegic facilities make sure that even physically challenged visitors have a great time. While you play, mom can relax and enjoy tea or a meal at the Blue Zoo tea garden, nestled among trees and attractive flowerbeds. Carefully

A cruise to the harbour of Durban, the largest harbour in Africa, combined with a deep sea cruise is a great way to get a unique perspective to your visit in Durban. With knowledgeable and experienced guides you are sure to learn something new and discover facts and secretes only mariners can share. Isle of Capri Cruises (084 206 4585) and Sarie Marais Cruises (031 305 4022, www.sariemaraiscruises.co.za) embark fromWhilson’s Wharf and offers both Harbour and Ocean cruises.

Spend time enjoying all the fun of the fair.The Cable car provides a scenic and majestic view of the beach-front from the air, while the bigger kids have the fun and the exhilaration of the Breakdance and experience the thrill of the Swingboat. The little ones can experience the Elephant Ride or Carousel.

PHEZULU SAFARI PARK An exciting tourism venue, situated in Botha’s Hill, only 35 km’s from central Durban. This picturesque park has magnificent views of the world-famous Valley of a 1000 Hills. At Phezulu village, the world famous Gasa clan has over the last 30 years, allowed visitors to Phezulu the opportunity to savour the taste and feel the rhythm of Africa. Visitors are taken into traditional beehive shaped thatched huts, where the various artifacts, beliefs and rituals are explained, giving foreigners an insight into the fascinating Zulu culture. The Zulu dancing show is impressive with the dancers in their traditional garb, showing off their skills with grace, agility and humour- a truly unforgettable experience! Show times are 10:00, 11:30, 14:00 and 15:30. Phezulu has a one hour scenic Game drive. On the drive you will see wildebeest, impala, blesbok, zebra and giraffe. You will be taught about medicinal plants in the area as well as experience the amazing views.

MITCHELL PARK ZOO Every day of the year could feel like a holiday, especially if you make your way to Mitchell Park. Named after Sir Charles Bullen Hugh Mitchell, the park was established in the early half of the previews century as an ostrich farm. That venture did not go as well as planned, so it was transformed into a zoo instead.

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BOYS DAYOUT FIRKIN HOPHOUSE MICRO BREWERY & PUB Shop 401, Roof Top Level,Pavillion, Westville.Tel: 031 265 0154 For those who seek a top quality pub experience and welcome a comfy booth from which to watch their favourite sport on television, the Firkin is “Firkin Perfect!” The word “Firkin” refers to an old English term for a nine-gallon barrel of lager, which has become the common thread among these cosy pubs. Many of the pubs are renovations of existing buildings, the walls hung with quirky English-inspired decoration. A full menu is offered, featuring traditional fare such as bangers and mash, and thick crusted pies. The menu is perfect for the groups and parties that the pubs enjoy entertaining, and so is the vast selection of lagers, ales, and stouts available on tap. Our independent beer, Foxx Lager and Foxx Red Ale, is exclusively available at all of the Firkin stores. It is a beer well worth tasting! It is a place to have Firkin good food, Firkin good drink, and a Firkin good time!!

Good food and cold beer served by a beautiful Hooters Girl. Hooters is a classic sports bar and casual dining restaurant offering a unique experience of good quality food, excellent customer service and a fun and relaxed American dinner atmosphere.

SUNCOAST Whisky Club Monthly whisky tasting and food pairing To all those who enjoy their whisky – connoisseurs to be exact, then the SUNCOAST Whisky Club is an ideal opportunity where you are invited to taste some of the finest whiskies every month! Taking place at Havana Grill, a fine dining restaurant, the whisky tasting experience is paired with a three course gourmet dinner. You not only marvel at the whisky brand being showcased but there is also live entertainment. Dress: Smart casual. Ticket: R250 includes whisky tasting, three course dinner and live entertainment. Booking: @ Computicket.com

DEEP SEA FISHING

Kwa Zulu Natal a fishing Mecca blessed with good weather and good fishing all year round. 94x125 What’s on ad.fh11 3/22/12 12:06 PM Page 1 The Kwa Zulu Natal Coastal areas are warm rich Hooters on The rocks, 2 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga C M Y waters CM MY CY CMY teaming withK sea life and fish in all seasons Tel: 031 561 2744 from the South Coast passed Durban and up the www.hooterssouthafrica.com North Coast to Kosi Bay. NOTE:You are required by law to have in your possession a valid fishing license on any deep sea fishing trip. You only require a standard fishing licence which must be in your name and is available at any South African Post Office. You do not require the additional boat fishing permit as only one person on the boat is required to have this and this is held by the skipper. Incognito Charters from Wilson’s Wharf offer everything possible to make you and your buddy’s happy, including a braai menu, www. incognitocharters.co.za, 083 409 5982 Nikao Fishing Adventure, www.fishingadventures.co.za Deep Sea Fishing Charters, www.seahunter. co.za Lynski, www.lynski.com Blue Water Charters, www.bluewatercharters. co.za Durban Swissroll Deep sea Fishing Charters, swissroll.co.za Casea Charters, www. caseacharters.co.za

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GOURMET WEBER BRAAI CLASSES Geckos’ hands-on cooking lessons will set the men apart from the boys! Master the art of gourmet braaiing and use your WEBER correctly and efficiently. Learn how to braai meat perfectly, prepare a whole fillet to perfection, spatchcock a chicken, delectable salads, marinades, make pizza, paella, puddings; make your own bread and much, much more on your WEBER. Gecko also offers Survival Cooking classes for the more adventurous. Megan Harker, 596B Musgrave Road, Berea. Tel: 031 209 4555. www.geckoschool.co.za

ZULUBLONDE The Happy George Pub & the Zululand Brewery, 36-38 Main Street, Eshowe www.zulublonde.com Tel: 035 474 2298/ 4919 Bass & Beer Weekends:Two days of Guided Bass Fishing, Two nights’ Accommodation, All meals and beers! From Friday to Saturday. Bass Fishermen’s Special - GOEDERTROUW DAM AKA Lake Phobane. Stay in Eshowe at THE GEORGE HOTEL - Dinner, FREE Beer, Bed & Very Generous Pack Breakfast. Includes brewery tour of Zululand Brewery. Map of dam and expert local advise if needed. Safe parking with plugs to charge boat batteries. The George Hotel is in town only 15 min from the dam. Eshowe Trekking Trails: following your navigator you will negotiate a somewhat technical foot trail down into a gorge with cliff faces towering up on both sides of the trail; the only noise you will hear is the breathing of your fellow trekkers and the occasional bark from the baboons in the cliffs. If you move slowly and quietly predator like, along this part of the trail, you are most likely to sight a reed buck, duiker or other similar antelope. Golf& Beer Weekends: Two days of golf, two nights’ accommodation, All meals and beers!Golf and Beer Weekends at Connoisseurs Club or Golf and Beer Weekends - North Coast Package. Walter Cele’s Zulu Trekking Trail:10 Kms of undulating hills. Time: 3 – 4.5 hours. The Trek starts off at Martyrs Cross overlooking one of Zululands most majestic views of Rural Zululand....Zulu Villages, grasslands, Ongoye Forest and the blue Indian Ocean in the distance. Down some slopes, riverine Forests, Gorges and old discarded missionary Mango and citrus orchards, cross the UMlalazi River, washing day at the river, rural family visit, MrsMpungose’s Tuck Shop, MrNgema’s Gospel Church and all the rest. End up at Walter Cele’s home for a well-earned rest. You visit Zulu Villages and meet people on the way. Guides: Walter Cele. Zulublonde brewery tours and tastings:Their beers are always available on tap at the pub. Just drive into Eshowe and follow the signs to the George Hotel.


ROMANTIC DAYOUT DURBAN BOTANICAL GARDENS 9A John Zikhale Road, Berea www.durbanbotanicgardens.org.za The Durban Botanic Gardens traces its origins to colonial times, when it was founded in 1849 for the introduction and trial of potentially useful commercial crops. The gardens later developed collections of subtropical trees, palms and orchids. The Durban Botanic Gardens remains a classic botanic garden, reflecting the universality of the plant kingdom. It has, for over 100 years, had a fine mixed arboretum of African, Asian and American trees. The Gardens are a few minutes’ walk from the bustling Warwick Triangle, site of one of the largest retail medicinal plant markets in the country.

DURBAN NORTH JAPANESE GARDENS The gardens are open seven days a week and entrance is free. Contact 031 563 1333 for more information. The Japanese Garden at Durban North is the most recently developed of the larger parks. Water gardens with Japanese structures are features in this pleasant park. Laid out in a traditional style, the Japanese Garden ponds attract a variety of water birds. There are picnic areas and a playground.

window and floor area! The restaurant is situated on the 32nd Level of John Ross House overlooking the whole of Durban and surrounding areas with excellent Sea and Bay views. The restaurant is fully licensed and specialize in Italian cuisine. Delicacies include continental dishes, seafood and fresh game dishes. In addition the Roma boasts its latest innovation of having Gino’s Sky Bar located on the 33rd level, a truly one and only type of venue in South Africa and Reelin D’ Vine restaurant, 031 337 6707

GRANNY MOUSE FINE DINING IN THE EAVES www.grannymouse.co.za Granny Mouse Country House & Spa in the Natal Midlands Meander offers accommodation as quaint as the name of the hotel implies. Old-world charm, embedded in the foundations of the hotel, complements the rural ambiance and modern comforts of the rooms and venues. This elegant hotel with two restaurants and spa is situated in the picturesque KwaZulu Natal Midlands at the foothills of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg, one of South Africa’s world heritage sites a few kilometres from the N3 highway.

Whether enjoying sundowners while watching the mesmerizing waves of the Indian Ocean in the distance at the Lighthouse Bar, casual dining with friend at the Ocean Terraces, fine dining with that special someone at the Grill Room, or sinking into a comfortable armchair and swapping stories over a cold beer with a mate in the Chukka Bar, culinary experience of the Oyster Box Hotel is one which truly celebrates the palate. A bouquet of entertainment choices offering an array of cross-cultural cuisine. Carefully crafted to meet the wishes and whims of guests from across the nation and world, the Oyster Box offers tasteful, ethnically inspired menus perfect for guests seeking anything from special fine dining occasions to simple, relaxed meals or just a small bite. Perfection for the palate.

Eaves Fine Dining Restaurant: A delightful place to eat in the Natal Midlands - an award winning menu, and a combination of fine-dining and rural charm. Proving to be a hit with their guests they can’t decide whether the private dining area for romantic dinners, a table in the intimate dining room or the deck overlooking the Caversham Valley is the favourite place to enjoy the award winning menu. At Granny Mouse Country House & Spa the focus is on personalised yet discreet hospitality where guests enjoy quality service and a world-class, contemporary South African menu. Ingredients, sourced from local suppliers, are farm fresh and organic, where possible. Seating a maximum of 50 people it is open in the evenings daily and on Sunday and Public Holidays for lunch. Their menu changes weekly, also catering for vegetarians, pescatarians, vegans, raw foodies and gluten intollerant diets. Special requests are the chef’s delight. The Eaves menu is also available to all in house guests from Room Service. Reservations are recommended and can be done on 033 234 4071.

HORSE RIDING AND WINE TASTING AT KLEINBOSCH ESTATE www.kleinberg.co.za Tel: 033 266 6170 Horse riding with a personal guide through Kleinbosch and 1200 acres of commonage, part of which includes the original Voortrekker road- Explore farmland and natural bush which includes 4 dams. Horse and tack provided. Riders are required to sign an indemnity form. Booking is essential. Picnics can be arranged if booked in advance. Pony rides are available for inexperienced or very young riders.

ROMA REVOLVING RESTAURANT 32nd Floor, Jhon Ross House, Margret Mncadi Avenue, Durban Central www.roma.co.za This legendry exclusive revolving restaurant was officially opened in February 1973. It also boasts the unique feature, as two others do, of a revolving

SUNDOWNERS AT THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks www.oysterboxhotel.com

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GIRLS DAYOUT POOLSIDE TREATMENTS @ THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL You are welcome to indulge with relaxing and revitalizing poolside treatments. Their professional and qualified therapist will attend to you from your lounger, while you soak up the sun. Poolside treatments are available every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting from 09h30 to 17h00). All bookings must be made directly with Beverly Hills on +27 31 561 2211 or email: beverlyhills. reservations@tsogosun.com. www.tsogosunhotels.com

FOR THE SWEET TOUT Château Gâteaux is little pieces of Paris scattered around Durban. French Pâtisseries and desserts, traditional artisan breads and premium 100% Arabica coffee, all served in modern-elegant coffee shops. Morningside Pâtisserie: 136 Problem Mkhize (Cowey) Rd, Tel: 031 309 1661. Open: Mon to Sat 07:30 – 18:00, Sun & Public Holidays 07:30 – 17:00 Durban North Pâtisserie: 66 Adelaide Tambo (Kensington) Drive, Tel: 031 563 6061. Open: Mon to Sat 07:30 – 17:30, Sun & Public Holidays 07:30 – 17:00. Hillcrest Pâtisserie: Hillcrest Centre, 38/42 Old Main Rd, Tel: 031 765 7834. Open: Mon to Sat 07:30 – 17:00, Sun & Public Holidays 07:30 – 17:00.

BRANDS FOR LESS If you're big on brands, visit Stamford Hill in Durban. You'll find a string of fabulous factory shops where you'll get labels like Roxy, Sissy Boy, Quicksilver and a ton of others at a steal. The factory shop runs in Stamford Hill Road, Brickhill Road and The Crescent.

HIGH TEA The Oyster Box’s high tea table is legendary and laden with sumptuous treats, from freshly baked scones, pastries, quiches, cakes, finger sandwiches and savouries. Inspired by the hotel’s original, colonial architecture and resplendent with chandeliers purchased from the Savoy Hotel in London, High Tea at The Oyster Box is a lengthy, leisurely affair. Live piano music provides the perfect backdrop and adds a personal element to the beautiful Palm Court, softening the atmosphere and putting guests at ease. The menu changes regularly to suit seasonal availability and specialities. Tea begins at 14:30 and booking is essential. Most guests arrive on time to get the full benefit of the afternoon, which ends at 17:00. Price: ZAR 185.00 per person. To avoid disappointment book well in advance. To make a reservation contact Restaurant Reservations on +27 (0) 31 514 5000 or email - restaurants@ oysterbox.co.za

FARMERS MARKETS ESSENWOOD CRAFT MARKET Saturdays 9:00 - 14:00 Berea Park, St Thomas Road www.essenwoodmarket.com Under a lush canopy of evergreen trees, is focused on the entire family. Large kiddies play area, and equally large food court, with a sizeable retail market. GOLDEN HOURS FAMILY MARKET Open EVERY Sunday10:00– 15:30 Corner of Uitsig road and Radar drive, Durban North, On Facebook Live music, lots to see, eat and buy! Huge adventure playground.Safe off road parking.Ideal outing for the whole family.Pets welcome THE STABLES LIFESTYLE MARKET Every Wed & Fri 6pm - 10pm, Sun 10am - 5pm, 9 Jacko Jackson Drive, opposite the Rugby stadium http://stableslifestylemarket.co.za The local gem is truly unique and retains the look and feel of the old stables, as the name suggests, with lanes being named after famous race horses.

The market consists of about 100 stables, each one having been transformed into an attractive shop or business. UMHLANGA FARMERS MARKET Wednesdays 10:00 to 13:00 Autumn Drive, Prestondale Stock up on fresh foods or freshly cut flowers and herbs, or enjoy deli type foods with an Italian flavour.

SHOES WITH AN ADDED VALUE Tsonga Shoes Concept store: La Lucia mall. Factory: Happy Hills farm, R103 towards Ligetton. www.tsonga.com In the foothills of the Kingdom of the Zulu, a story of hope quietly unfolds. Using their meticulous skills, a community of women are uplifting themselves by crafting Tsonga Shoes, turning their ability into a real future for their children. They are not only stitching a spirit of the African heritage, but the very essence of hope into each Tsonga shoe they sew.

WINE ESTATES OF KWAZULU NATAL ABINGDON WINE ESTATE www.abingdonestate.co.za GPS Coordinates: 9°26'40"S, 30°09'13"E Tel: 033 234 4335 At the estate: Open for wine tasting and light meals on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Visiting between Monday and Friday by prior arrangement only. The accommodation on the estate includes a cottage and a pool suite as well as a tennis court, pool and braai facility for the guests. All special and business occasions are welcome (083 463 8503). KLEINBOSCH ESTATE www.kleinberg.co.za Nottingham Road GPS Coordinates: 29°17′25.9″S, 30°03′26.6″E Tel: 033 266 6170 At the estate: Open for tastings daily which they will gladly accompany with a cheese and biscuit platter or a light lunch. It is also a good place for a range of country activities- perfect for team building, corporate or family fun- which includes guided horse rides, clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing. The Kleinbosch Cottage provides comfortable, one bedroom, self-catering accommodation. PIGGLY WIGGLY (HIGHGATE WINE ESTATE) www.pigglywiggly.co.za R103 (Old Main Road), Lions River GPS Coordinates: 29°27′29.2″S, 30°8′8.66″E Tel: 033 234 4323 At the estate: The home of Lions River wine is also a place of pleasures. The Piggly Wiggly coffee shop is a perfect lunch-time spot and the farmstall of the same name offers greens, cheeses and some processed products such as ready to use stir fry and soup mixes. Shops include: LinenLoftonline.co.za that uses only high quality cottons to deliver classic designs and superior craftsmanship (033 234 4774), the Meanders fine wine shop for wine and brandy sales and tasting (033 234 4370), The Eclectic Magpie - the perfect place for exclusive gifts, accessories and arty décor (074 162 4743) and Harmie and Shaine - the studio and gallery of a wild-life sketch artist and an import and export admin specialist and author.

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NIGHTLIFE NIGHTCLUBS BELLAGIO A premium nightlife destination A: 178 Stamford Hill Road, Morningside T: 031 811 4844 www.thebellagio.co.za Open Fri - Sat: 9:00 pm - 5:00 am BILLY THE BUM’S A: 504 Windermere Rd, Morningside T: 031 303 1988 http://billythebums.co.za Monday to Saturday – 12:00 to late ; Closed on Sundays.

BONKERS NIGHT CLUB A: 672 Umgeni Road T: 031 303 1146 Open: Fridays and Saturdays from 21:00 to 4:00 BOULEVARD RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB A: 153 Florida Road. Durban north T: 031 303 7631 www.blvd.co.za Thursday Evening - Nightclub doors open at 8pm Friday Evenings - Nightclub doors open at 8pm Late with a Graveyard menu serving the Hungry from 11pm - 4am. CAFE VACCAMATTA A perfect place as an excuse for a partyfor those

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who want to let their hair down. With its terrace overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean it is the ideal place to enjoy sundowners. A: Shop U4 ,Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, 20 Battery Beach Rd T: (031) 368 6535 www.vaccamatta.co.za,www.suncoastcasino.co.za CLUB CASA NOSTRA A: 170 Florida Road, Morningside T: (031) 312 6434 www.clubcasanostra.com COOL RUNNING’S Island style cheel out A: 49 Milne Street, Durban CBD T: 031 368 5604 Open: Daily 12:00 pm to 06:00 am CUBANA Havana lounge Latino café A: 128 Florida Rd,Morningside T: 031 303 4383 www.cubana.co.za Open 7 days a week DE LA SOL Trendy upmarket A: 258 Florida Road, Morningside. North central T: 031 312 9436 www.delasol.co.za Open: Tues-Sat

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EMPYRE Upscale night club Boasting a champagne bar, shooter bar, bottle bar and VIP area with its own exclusive bar. A: 749 Chris Hani Road,Durban North T: 087 701 6667 http://www.facebook.com/empyre.durban JOE COOL’S Durban’s’ beach biggest jol.Striking the perfect balance between ready-to-party and relaxed atmosphere. A: 137 Lower O R Tambo (Marine Parade), North Beach T: 031 332 9697/8 www.joecools.co.za Open 7 days a week KRAKATOA Look your best A: 1 Sibaya Drive, Umhlanga Rocks T: 0315805167 www.suninternational.com Open: Thurs-Sat

Shaun: 082 970 0846 | Kyle: 082 847 4474 30 Aloefield Cres, Springfield Park F a c e b o o k : Te a z e r s D u r b a n Tel: 031 579 2407 | Fax: 031 579 3804

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LIVE- THE VENUE Durbans Best Events Venue A: 166 Stamfordhill Road T: 084 510 3107 www.livethevenue.co.za Open by show.


ORIGIN The ORIGIN is open every single Saturday night and most Friday nights, and the music across the 4 dance floors varies from Tech, Dubstep, Drum n Bass, House, Electro, Techno, to Funk and Retro classics. A: 9 Clark Road, Lower Glenwood, the Old Winston Hotel www.theorigin.co.za Open: 9pm to 6am (no alcohol after 4am) on Fridays, Saturdays, and special event nights. NEW YORK BAR A little bit of the Big Apple is in Durban A: 101 Innes Road, Morningside T: 031 312 9605 Open: Mon - Sun: 11:00 am - 2:00 am ROCCA BAR 6 bars split over two levels. Get down on the dance floor downstairs to your favourite tracks or take it easy in one of the lounge areas. Upstairs takes you back in time with retro décor while you overlook the busy dance floor. A: 7 Cobham Grove

Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal T: 031 561 3371 On Facebook

HOOTERS A: 2 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga T: 031 561 2744 www.hooterssouthafrica.com

Wed nights throughout June- IDOLS competition Fri/Sat nights: Live music Sundays: The roof deck is open. FRANKIBANANAZ A: Shop 14T Hillcrest Heritage Market, Old Main Road, Hillcrest T: 031 765 8395 www.frankibananaz.co.za FIRKIN HOPHOUSE MICRO BREWERY & PUB A: Shop 401, Roof Top Level,Pavillion, Westville T: 031 265 0154 www.firkin.co.za

JACKIE HORNER A: Cnr Helen Joseph & Esther Roberts Road, (previously Davenport and Frere Road), Glenwood T: 031 202 9192 www.jackiehorner.co.za

SKYYBAR A Premiere Penthouse Nightclub A: 4th Floor,Medis Towers, 25 Silver Avenue, Stamfordhill T: 084 815 5341 www.skyybar.net THE CUBE A: 24 Meridian Drive, New Town Centre, Umhlanga Rocks T: 031 584 6444 www.thecube.co.za THE WAVEHOUSE A: Shop No.G83G , Gateway Shoppertainment World , Umhlanga Ridge T: (031) 584 9400 www.wavehouse.co.za Open: Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sun: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm TIGER TIGER Offers Durban party animals the perfect venue for a night out. A: 67 Walter Gilbert Road, Kingspark Complex T: 031 303 7864 www.tigerdurban.vdpgroup.co.za ZACK’S Live music 7 times a week at 3 of our venues so there is always something exciting going! A: Shop 23 Wilsons Wharf, 14 Boatmans Road T: 031 305 1671 www.zacks.co.za Open from 7.30 am till late every day

SPORT BARS AMSTERDAM BAR A: 143 Helen Joseph road, Glenwood Mon - Sun: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am COTTONFIELDS 7 McCausland Crescent

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HELLO JOBURG WHERE TO STAY? 20 WEST EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS & HOTEL 20 West Rd South, Morningside 011 290 9600 www.20west.co.za

HYATT REGENCY 191 Oxford Rd, Rosebank 011 280 1234 www.johannesburg.regency.hyatt.com

ASCOT BOUTIQUE HOTEL 59 Grant Avenue, Norwood 011 483 3371 www.ascothotel.co.za

MELROSE ARCH HOTEL 1 Melrose Square, Melrose Arch, Sandton 011 679 2994/ 0861 50 50 50 www.africanpridehotels.com

CLICO GUEST HOUSE 27 Sturdee Ave, Rosebank 011 252 3300 www.clicoguesthouse.com info@clicoguesthouse.com We want our guests to feel spoilt. Everything is centred around this, from the luxurious bathrooms, to the extralength beds, plush cushions, exotic fabrics, fresh-cut flowers, and delicious French cuisine. D’OREALE GRANDE HOTEL 64 Jones Str, Jet Park, Kempton Park 086 077 7900 www.doreale.com ENGEDI Plot 22, Protea Ridge Road/Honingklip Road, Kromdraai Kromdraai 011 589 3495 www.en-gedi.co.za

RADISSON BLU HOTEL Cnr Rivonia Rd & Daisy Str Benmore, Sandton 011 245 8000 www.radissonblu.com

EnGedi is a multi-purpose venue oasis tucked away in The Cradle of Humankind. EnGedi’s dedicated team, is here to make your experience at this venue, a memorable one.

ROTHBURY COUNTRY LODGE & KAI THAI WELLNESS SPA 24 Kalkheuwel, Broederstroom 011 793 4773 / 079 719 4230 www.rothburg.co.za

FAIRLAWNS BOUTIQUE HOTEL Alma Rd. / Off Bowling Ave, Morningside Manor, Sandton 011 804 2540

Kai Thai Rothbury Lodge is a Thai-style bed & breakfast country guest house located in the picturesque and historic Cradle of Humankind.

GOLD REEF CITY CASINO HOTEL Northern Parkway, Ormonde

SAINT GEORGE HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE 58 Old Pretoria, Kempton Park Rd Rietvleidam 011 316 5541/2 www.stgeorgehotel.co.za

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THE HILTON HOTEL 138 Rivonia Rd, Sandton 011 322 1888 www.sandtonhilton.co.za THE MARION ON NICOL HOTEL Cnr Stirling & Hamilton Roads, Hurlingham 011 783 7816/7239 www.mariononnicol.co.za

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The Marion on Nicol is a Boutique Hotel of Distinction that offers a tranquil and lavish retreat from the bustle of nearby Sandton and Johannesburg. The hotel prides itself in offering a

unique brand of South African hospitality. Our discreet attention to detail will ensure that your experience is one of memorable elegance and comfort. THE MICHELANGELO HOTEL 135 West Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandown 011 282 7000 www.michelangelo.co.za THE PALAZZO MONTECASINO HOTEL Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 510 3000 www.southernsun.com THE ROSEBANK HOTEL CROWNE PLAZA Corner Tyrwhitt & Sturdee Avenues, Rosebank 011 448 3600 www.therosebank.co.za THE WINSTON HOTEL 6 Tottenham Ave, Melrose Estate 011 268 3140 www.thewinstonhotel.co.za VALLEY LODGE Jennings Str, Magaliesburg 014 577-1301/5 www.valleylodge.co.za

WHERE TO DINE? AL FRESCO Plot 41 Boland Str, Corner Beyers Naude Drive, Honeydew 011 794 4388 / 011 794 5475 www.alfresco.org.za ALIMENTOS Parkmore Mews Shopping Centre, Corner of 12th street and Olympia Avenue, Parkmore 011 783 5432 www.alimentos.co.za BICE RISTORANTE 1st Road, Hyde Park, Sandton 011 341 8080 www.southernsun.com BOMBAY BLUES Standard Bank Building, Cnr. Cradock & Tyrwhitt Avenues, Rosebank 011 447 3210 BREEZE RESTAURANT Emerald Resort & Casino 777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd Vanderbijlpark 016 982 8166 CAFE DELLA SALUTE Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 784 2145 www.cafedellasalute.co.za COLONY ARMS 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Colony Centre,

Craighall Park, Randburg 011 447 6646 www.colonyarms.co.za CARNIVORE South African cuisine Muldersdrift Estate, 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 www.carnivore.co.za The Carnivore restaurant, situated in the grounds of Misty Hills Country Hotel, needs little introduction. Renowned for its positioning statement - “Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience”- it is a cornerstone of the Recreation Africa Group. CASALINGA Rocky Ridge Road, off Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift 087 941 1223 www.casalinga.co.za CATZ PYJAMAS The Orignal 24 Hour Bistro, 12 Main Rd, Melville 011 726 8596 www.catzpyjamas.co.za


HELLO CAPE TOWN WHERE TO STAY? CRYSTAL TOWERS A: Century City, 5 Star Hotel T: 021 525 3888 www.africanpridehotels.com MOUNT NELSON A: 76 Orange Street, 5 Star Hotel T: 021 483 1000 www.mountnelson.co.za HILTON HOTEL A: 126 Buitengracht Street, 5 Star Hotel T: 021 481 3700 www3.hilton.com THE TABLE BAY HOTEL A: V & A Waterfront, 5 Star Hotel T: 021 406 5000 www.suninternational.com THE RADDISON HOTEL A: Beach Road, Bloubergstrand, 5 star hotel T: 021 794 9050 http://www.south-african-hotels.com/hotels/radisson-blu-hotel-cape-town-blaauwberg/ GRAND ROCHE A: Plantasie Street, Paarl, 5 star hotel T: 021 863 5100 www.granderoche.co.za SPIER HOTEL A: Speir wine estate, Stellenbosch, 4 star hotel T: 021 809 1100 www.spier.co.za PENINSULA ALL SUITE HOTEL A: 313 Beach Rd, Cape Town T:021 430 7777 www.peninsula.co.za/

WHERE TO DINE? THEO’S A: 163 Beach Road, Mouille Point

T: 021 439 3494 www.theosrestaurant.co.za BLOEMENDAL WINE ESTATE M13 Cape Town 7550 - Durbanville 021 975 7575 www.bloemendal.co.za/ OCEAN BLUE A: Victoria Road, The Promenade, Camps Bay T: 021 438 9838 / 9 TOP OF THE RITZ A: The Ritz Hotel, Main Road, Sea Point T: 021 439 6988 www.ritzrestaurants.co.za THE RESERVE BRASSERIE A: 130 Adderley Street Cape Town T: 021 422 0654 / 083 497 1038 www.the-reserve.co.za TAKUMI A: 3 Park Road Gardens T: 021 424 8879 www.takumi.co.za MANO’S A: 39 Main Road T: 021 434 1090 www.mano.co.za POSTICINO A: Cnr Main & Albany Roads, Sea Point T: 021 439 4014 www.posticino.co.za IL LEONE MASTRANTONIO A: 22 Cobern Street, Green Point T: 021 421 0071 www.mastrantonio.co.za LOOKOUT DECK A: Quayside, Hout Bay Harbour T: 021 790 0900 www.thelookoutdeck.co.za RICHARDS SUPPER STAGE & BISTRO A: Cnr main & Glengariff Roads, Sea Point T: 021 434 6738

www.richardscapetown.co.za BLAKES A: 189 Buitengracht Street T: 021 422 4747 www.blakesbar.co.za

WHERE TO PLAY? INVERDOORN GAME RESERVE T: 021 434 4639 www.inverdoorn.com GRANDWEST CASINO A: 1 Vanguard Drive T: 021 505 7777 www.grandwest.co.za 2 OCEANS AQUARIUM A: Dock Road, V&A Waterrfront T: 021 418 3823 www.aquarium.co.za MAVERICKS A: 68 Barrack Street T: 021 461 9988 www.mavericks.co.za RATANGA JUNCTION A: Century City T: 086 120 0300 www.ratanga.co.za DECO DANCE Cape Town’s finest retroparty venue! A: 120 B Main Road Sea Point www.decodance.co.za JADE CHAMPAGNE BAR & LOUNGE A: 39 Main Road T: 021 439 4108 www.jadelounge.co.za RAFIKI’S A: 13b Kloofnek Rd. Tamboerskloof T: 0732333509 www.rafikis.co.za

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INFORMATION USEFUL NUMBERS

AMBULANCE SERVICES

TOURIST SERVICES Tourist Junction: 031 304-4934 Visitor Information Bureau - Old Station Building, 1st Floor, 160 Pine Street. Mon - Fri: 08:00-16:30,Sat: 09:00-14:00

Ambulance

Airport Tourist Info Office:

032 436 0013

St Johns Ambulance: 031 305 6588

uShaka Marine World:

031 328-8000

City Communication:

031 311-2279

City Med: SA Red Cross:

10177 031 309 1404/1178 031 337 6522

Netcare: 082 911 or 0800 333 444

HOSPITALS

King Shaka International: 032 436 6758

Addington:

031 327 2000

KZN Tourism Authority: 031 366-7500

Albert Luthuli:

031 240 1000

Thousand Hills Tourism: 031 777-1874

Crompton (Pinetown): 031 702 0777

Amanzimtoti Tourism:

031 903-7498

Entabeni:

Umhlanga Tourism:

031 561-4257

Entabeni ER24:

031 204 1300 031 204 1377/8

Dolphin Coast Tourism: 032 946-1997

Hillcrest:

031 765 1316

South African National Parks:

031 304-4934

McCord’s:

031 268 5700

KZN Wildlife:

031 304-4934

Parklands:

031 242 4000

RK Khan:

031 459 6000

St Aidans’s:

031 314 2200

St Augustine’s:

031 268 5000

Umhlanga:

031 560 5500

Wentworth:

031 460 5000

Westville:

031 265 0911

Weather Information: Maritime:

082 162. 031 307-4135

GENERAL Computicket:

083 915 8000

Playhouse Company:

031 369 9555

City Hall:

031 111 1111

ICC (International Convention Centre):

CONSULATES & EMBASSIES

031 360 1000 Australia Buro Crescent, Mayville: 031 209-7351 Belguim Sunrise Close, King Shaka 032 436 6758 Morningside: International Airport: 031 303-2840 086 7277 888 Canada: Flight Enquiries: 031 303-9695 King Shaka Drive, LA MERCY ChileVenice Rd, Berea: 031 312-8608 www.kingshakainternational.co.za Denmark Cato Rd, 031 361 7609 Glenwood: 031 202-9396 Metro Rail: 031 361 3388 Germany Deloitte & Touche Main Line Enquiries: Main Line Reservations: 031 361 7464 House, Devonshire Place:031 305-5677 Greece Victoria Automobile Association (AA): 031 301-4880 031 201 5244 Embankment: Shop 317, Musgrave Centre India Tourist Junction, Automobile Association (AA): Old Station Building: 031 304-7020 031 265 0437 Shop 255, Pavilion, Spine Road Italy The Embassy Building, Cnr Smith/Aliwal Street: 031 368-4388 The Post Office: 031 336 3333 Netherlands Standard Bank Cnr West & Gardiner Street. Mon-Fri Building, Musgrave Rd: 031 202-0461 (excl Wed): 08:00-16:30, Wed: 08:30- Norway/Sweden Sanlam 16:30, Sat: 08:00-12:00 Centre, Musgrave: 031 207-6900 031 305-7511 Water & Traffic Hotline: 080 131 3013 Portugal West Street: Rep. Madagascar Innes Rd, EMERGENCY NUMBERS Morningside: 031 312-9704 AIDS Counselling: 031 765-5886 Rep. Mozambique Suite 520, 320 West Street: 031 304-0200 AIDS Enquiries: 031 202-9520 Spain Abrey Rd, Kloof: 031 764-2574 United Kingdom The Marine, Emergency Services & Fire Department: 031 361-0000 Gardiner Street: 031 305-3041 Uruguay SUNNY Brae Drive, Cellphone users: Dial 112 Operator will redirect call Westville North: 031 362-7331 Child Line: 080 0055-555 USA 31st Floor Old Mutual Building, West Street: 031 305-7600 Police Flying Squad: 10111

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TRANSPORT

VALUE ADDED TAX South Africa has adopted a value added tax system of 14% on purchases and services. If you are a foreign visitor to South Africa you can reclaim VAT on your purchases, provided the total claim exceeds R250.00. VAT is refunded at the VAT refund office (see below) at OR Tambo International Airport. Ensure that you have received a tax invoice from the store where you made your purchase, and on departure from South Africa present your goods and tax invoice for inspection at the VAT refund desk. Then collect your VAT refund check. Be sure to have your purchase readily available for inspection on your departure from South Africa.

AVIS RENT A CAR

031 310-9700 Royal Hotel Parkade, Ulundi Place web:www.avis.co.za

AVIS CAR RENTAL BALLITO 032 946-1055 La Montagne, 100 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito web:www.avis.co.za AVIS CAR RENTAL KING SHAKA 032 436-7800 King Shaka International Airport, La Mercy, Durban 031 334-9702 GREYHOUND Mashabalalala Yengwe Ave

VAT Refund Administrator: 031 394-1117

EUROPCAR DURBAN AIRPORT 031 469-1229

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

EUROPCAR UMHLANGA ROCKS 031 561-4501 Shop 2, Umhlanga Plaza, Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks

Foreign currency may be exchanged at any commercial bank or foreign exchange bureau, including American Express (associated with Nedbank), Rennies (a Thomas Cook agent), and First National Bank (Visa’s agent). Rennies:

031 305 5722 Mon-Fri:8:00-16:30, Sat: 08:3011:30

First National Bank:

031 369 5411 (Main Branch) Cnr of Smith & Field Str

Standard Bank:

031 366 3811 (Main Branch), Standard House, Smith Street

American Express:

EUROPCAR DURBAN 031 337-3731 DOWNTOWN 50 Cnr Milner & Prince Alfred Street

RADIO STATIONS 702 Talk Radio: Talk Radio 702 is available on both 106 FM and 92.7 FM www.702.co.za 94.7 Highveld Stereo Joburg’s No.1 Hit Music Station Info line: 0862 947-947 www.highveld.co.za Classic fM - 102.7 FM 011 403-1027 www.classicfm.co.za Jacaranda 94.2 www.jacarandafm.com East Coast Radio 031 570-9495 www.ecr.co.za

031 301 5541 CELLULAR NETWORKS (Main Branch), 10th Floor Nedbank Centre, No.1 Durban Club Place- Vodacom: Vodacom Contact Centres Banks generally open on weekdays 082 111 09:00-15:30 & Sat 08:00-11:00 www.vodacom.co.za

YOUR SAFETY IN OUR CITY

MTN:

Service Provider: 083 705-7171 www.mtn.co.za

Durban’s CBD in partnership with Metro Police, South African Police Cell C: (SAP) and Tourist Protection Unit, Customer Care Helpline: 084 140 have made a considerable effort to www.cellc.co.za safeguard tourists against crime. Surveillance cameras and improved 8ta: Customer Care Voice: 081 180 lighting have been installed on the www.8ta.com beachfront, and security guards watch Virgin Mobile over most shopping centres and large Virgin Mobile Head Office: businesses. Nonetheless, visitors to our 011 676-5000 city should take the sensible precauVirgin Mobile Direct: tions they would in any major city. 0800 060-000 Avoid carrying large sums of money, www.virginmobile.co.za


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