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“Disney on Ice”

JUNE-JULY 2017


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SANIBONANI AND WELCOME TO DURBAN - THE WARMEST PLACE TO BE! Thank you for visiting South Africa’s favourite destination …we look forward to welcoming all who will be spending their warm winter holidays in Durban. Explore and take in the sights and sounds of our beautiful city and coastline. Must see attractions which include world class facilities like Ushaka Marine World, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Beachfront promenades, sensational Beaches, township vibes, an array of eateries, world class shopping, adventure activities and so much more. We also have a fabulous line-up of events include the Comrades Marathon, the Durban July, the International Jazz Festival, The Garden and Home Show and many more Whats On reveals more to do in and around Durban than you ever imagined… Enjoy and have a memorable 1

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CONTENTS Intro.................................... 01 Durban Central....................02 Sapphire Coast….................15 1000 Hills Tourism.............. 18 Umhlanga........................... 24 Durban West…………........... 29 Sodurba...............................31 Umlazi................................ 34 Clermont............................. 36 Woza eNanda .................... 38 Tourist Information............40


Durban – a sub-tropical paradise which offers fun, fun, fun all year-round! The central hub, includes its magnificent beaches, incredible attractions, exotic restaurants and a unique multi-cultural lifestyle.

Tel: 031-321 5140 Email: memberships@durbancto.co.za Website: http://www.durbancto.co.za or www.dcto.co.za Facebook: DurbanCTO | Twitter: @DurbanCTO

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL EVENTS

23 June Cheese Burgers & Hip Hop – The Plant, 5 Station Drive, Morningside. (Book via Webtickets)

1, 8, 15 & 22 June 19:00 KZN Philharmonic Winter Symphony Season – Durban City Hall.

24 June 14:00 ‘Never Ending Comedy Train’ with Darren Maule and friends to Scottburgh and back – departs Durban Station.

1-3 June Bonitas Comrades Expo – Durban Exhibition Centre. (031 312 2990) 3 June 19:00 Samthing Soweto Gold Tour – The Jazzy Rainbow. (031 303 8398)

24 June The Dante Cup & Family Fun Day: Five-a-side soccer tournament plus entertainment, food and fun – St Henry’s Marist Brothers’ College. (031 563 7633)

8-10 June TOPS at SPAR Wine Show – Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World. (wineshow.co.za)

30 June 18:00 Vodacom Durban July Official Launch Concert – Greyville Racecourse. (Computicket)

10 June 08:00 Sports and Fitness Exchange – Moses Mabhida Stadium. (071 292 9143)

30 June 20:00 Vishal and Shekhar Live – Durban ICC.

10 June 4th Annual Hip Hop Festival – Moses Mabhida Stadium. (031 582 8222)

30 June-9 July KZN Travel & Adventure Show – Durban Exhibition Centre. (082 378 0279)

11 June 09:00 Parklife gourmet street food and music festival, headlined by Matt Simons (USA), De Hofnar (Netherlands), Gavin James (Ireland), and Melvv (USA) and joined by top local acts Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole, GoodLuck, Kyle Deutsch, Sketchy Bongo, Josh Wantie, Easy Freak and Alexander May. (031 309 1170)

30 June-9 July East Coast Radio House & Garden Show – Durban Exhibition Centre. (031 303 5941) 1 July 17:30 Africa Dumisa – Durban Christian Centre. (Book via Computicket) 1 July Fact Durban Rocks – Moses Mabhida Stadium, People’s Park. (events@afrotainment.co.za)

17 June International Jazz Extravaganza – Durban International Convention Centre. (031 360 1000)

13-23 July 38th Durban International Film Festival – Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and various venues around Durban. (031 260 2506)

17 June Boris Brejcha Live – Origin Nightclub. 21-22 June My Business Expo – Durban Exhibition Centre. (0861 726 722)

29 July Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey – Durban ICC. (Book at Computicket) 3


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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL 13-16 July 14:00 The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice – Durban ICC. (031 360 1000).

4 June 92nd COMRADES MARATHON: Durban City Hall to Pietermaritzburg. 10-11 June Mountain Biking: Dusi2C – PMB to Blue Lagoon. (072 9462452)

SPORT

11 June 08:00 Road Running: Durban Spar Women’s 5/10km Challenge – Growthpoint King’s Park Stadium Outer Fields. (083 501 0202)

3, 10, 14, 16, 25 June & 12, 15, 19, 29 July Horseracing at GREYVILLE RACECOURSE. (031 314 1500) On Sat 1 July is the VODACOM DURBAN JULY, the greatest racing, fashion and entertainment extravaganza on the African continent.

14-18 June Surfing: Volkswagen SA Open at New Pier. 17 June 17:05 Rugby: Springboks vs France Growthpoint King’s Park Stadium. (031 308 8400)

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL 23 June Jump City Urban Challenge – uShaka Marine World. (gavin@jumpcitychallenge.com)

Under new management, ‘PLAN B’ ESSENWOOD MARKET (081 370 7577) comprises a newly revamped space with books, crafts, jewellery, a free jumping castle, and so much more. Open on Saturdays from 09:00-14:00.

24 June Soccer: Nedbank Cup Final – Moses Mabhida Stadium. (031 582 8222) 30 June 19:00 Rugby: Cell C Sharks vs Bulls – Growthpoint King’s Park Stadium. (031 308 8400)

Find artisanal fare and farm produce every Sunday from 08:00-13:00 at the MORNING TRADE MARKET, 5 Station Drive.

1 July Surfing: Jordy Smith O’Neill Supergrom – Durban Beachfront. 1 July ‘Vodacom Durban July’ South Africa’s premier horseracing event – Greyville Racecourse. (031 314 1500) 15 July 17:15 Rugby: Cell C Sharks vs Lions at Growthpoint King’s Park Stadium. (031 308 8400) 23 July Totalsports Women’s Race – People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium. (082 517 4799)

The VICTORIA STREET MARKET (031 306 4021), Durban’s original Indian market, is situated in Berta Mkhize Street and opens daily.

MARKETS & SHOPPING The SMARKET (082 741 8805) is a street food market offering tasty feasts on the second Friday of every month from 17:30 to 22:00 at 8 Morrison Street.

Antiques, food, fine art, books, fashion, music and more can be found at THE STABLES (031 312 3058), situated at Jacko Jackson Drive, next to King’s Park. Opens Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 18:00-22:00, Sundays & public holidays 10:00-17:00.

The I ♥ MARKET (031 582 8242) features local foodies and designers on the first Saturday of every month, 09:00-14:00, on the Imbizo Lawns, Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The AMPHITHEATRE CRAFT MARKET (031 301 3200) is open every Sunday 09:00-16:00 on Durban Beachfront, with the focus on curios and textiles.

There’s music, food and crafts at Musgrave Centre’s ROOF TOP NIGHT MARKET (031 277 8420) which takes place in the parking lot, Level 5, on the first Friday of the month from 17:00 to 21:30.

Located behind Greyville Racecourse, First Avenue, the GREYVILLE CAR BOOT & SECOND HAND CLOTHING MARKET (083 300 2999) takes place on a Sunday between 05:00 and 15:00. 6


WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL ENTERTAINMENT

the East and Africa, dating from the 15th century to the present day. Open Monday-Saturday, 08:30-16:00, and Sunday 11:00-16:00. ARTSSPACE DURBAN (031 312 0793) 3 Millar Rd, off Umgeni Rd, comprises two galleries as well as an art class studio. Open Monday-Friday 09:30-17:00; Saturdays & public holidays 09:00-13:00, the ARTISAN CONTEMPORARY GALLERY (031 312 4364) at 344 Florida Rd specialises in silver jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, textiles, wooden pieces and more, all hand-crafted by South African artists.

THE PLAYHOUSE (031 369 9555/9456) situated at 231 Anton Lembede (Smith) Street in the CBD. 4-9 July ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ is a hilarious spoof of the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE (031 260 2296). Until 3 June ‘Mamba Republic’ is a rapidly-paced satirical sketch reuniting the talents of Ben Voss and John van de Ruit; 5-23 July Directed and designed by Greg King, ‘James & The Giant Peach’ is a magical reimagining of the well-loved, deliciously quirky children’s classic by Roald Dahl; 25 July-6 Aug ‘The Echo of a Noise’ is a profound 90-minute journey through the life of Pieter-Dirk Uys.

Home to the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts, the KZNSA GALLERY (031 277 1705) in Bulwer Rd, Glenwood, features an exciting and ever-changing array of exhibitions by local and international artists. Open TuesdayFriday 09:00-17:00, Saturday 09:0016:00, Sunday 10:00-15:00. Until 11 June ‘Elevating the Functional’ exhibition by Ceramics Southern Africa; ‘Our Africa Dreams’ exhibition by Derrick Vusumuzi Nxumalo; 13 June-2 July ‘Trajectory’ is a series of abstract paintings by Londonbased artist, Jennifer Morrison.

The RHUMBELOW THEATRE (031 205 7602) in Cunningham Avenue, Umbilo. 2-4 June ‘The Bob Dylan Tribute’; 9-11 June ‘Tribute to Dire Straits’; 16-18 June The music of Ella Fitzgerald & Erroll Garner; 23-25 June ‘Just Me and Elton’ showcases the best of Elton John by Cat Simoni.

Situated at 120 Florida Rd, the ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY (031 303 8133) contains fine art by leading South African artists. Open Monday-Friday 08:00-16:30, Saturday 09:00-12.30. The Small Craft Harbour’s BAT CENTRE (031 332 0451) is a community arts centre with quality fine art and craft, intimate galleries, a jazz lounge/restaurant, coffee shop and more.

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL AFRICAN ART CENTRE (031 312 3804) at 94 Florida Rd nurtures and promotes the work of original artists and craftspeople, and showcases a variety of high quality fine art, Zulu beadwork, ceramics and baskets. Every purchase made from the African Art Centre provides income and employment for more than 600 artists and crafters currently supported by the Centre.

MUSEUMS The most-visited natural science museum in the country, attracting just under 300 000 visitors annually, the DURBAN NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUM (031 311 2256/42) at Durban City Hall is open Monday-Saturday 08:30-16:00; Sunday & holidays 11:00-16:00. The Natural Science Museum Research Centre offers the public access to the third largest collection of birds in Africa!

Art and culture is to be found in the heart of Durban’s semi-industrial urban spaces at RIVERTOWN CONTEMPORARY GALLERY (031 311 2263) 102-120 Florence Nzama St.

Situated at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga Rd, the DURBAN HOLOCAUST CENTRE (031 368 6833) contains displays and information on the Holocaust and other human rights abuses.

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL Explore nautical history at the NATAL MARITIME MUSEUM (031 311 2230) in Small Crafts Basin, regional culture & history at the CAMPBELL COLLECTIONS (TOURS 031 207 3432, LIBRARY 031 207 3711) in 220 Gladys Mazibuko Rd, and Southern African artefacts at PHANSI MUSEUM (031 206 2889), cnr 41 Cedar & Esther Roberts roads.

The DURBAN ICE ARENA (031 332 4597) at 81 Somtseu Road boasts a brand new ice surface, new ice skates and elements of fun for everyone, catering for birthdays and corporate events and offering various dining options. Open seven days a week during the school holidays. The refurbished MINI TOWN (031 337 7892) on North Beach boasts meticulous scale models of Durban’s best-known buildings as well as a working train, harbour and airport.

Apartheid history at KWA MUHLE MUSEUM (031 311 2213), 130 Braam Fischer Rd, and CATO MANOR HERITAGE CENTRE (031 261 3216), 750 Rick Turner Rd; Indian culture at DURBAN CULTURAL & DOCUMENTATION CENTRE (031 309 7559), cnr Epsom Rd & Derby St; and colonial & pre-colonial history at OLD HOUSE MUSEUM (031 311 2261), 31 St Andrews St, and the OLD COURT HOUSE MUSEUM (031 311 2225), 77 Samora Machel St.

Experience a 360-degree view of Durban and the Indian Ocean from the iconic arch of MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM (031 582 8242). The Skycar takes visitors on a two-minute trip to the 106-metrehigh Sky Platform, the stadium arch’s highest point; 09:00-18:00 daily. The Big Rush Big Swing (031 332 3250) is the world’s only stadium swing!

ATTRACTIONS The beaches along KwaZulu-Natal’s golden coastline are a huge draw-card for tourists, with nine having been awarded full BLUE FLAG STATUS for the 2016/17 summer season.

Founded over 150 years ago, the DURBAN BOTANIC GARDENS (031 332 4000) in John Zikhali (Sydenham) Road are home to Africa’s best subtropical collection of bromeliads, cycads, indigenous trees and orchids, as well as a beautiful lake, outdoor amphitheatre and tea garden. GUIDED GOLF CART TOURS (082 783 7671) are offered Mon-Sun, 08:30-16:30, from the Visitors’ Complex.

It comes as no surprise that Durban’s ‘Golden Mile’ has earned a TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’, as the glorious Beachfront Promenade which stretches from Blue Lagoon in the north to uShaka Marine World in the south provides the perfect seaside environment for cyclists, joggers and walkers.

The beautiful MITCHELL PARK (031 303 2275) in Innes Road has a zoo with monkeys, tortoises, small buck, birds and more, as well as a lovely restaurant and teagarden, not to mention a children’s playground.

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL USHAKA MARINE WORLD (031 328 8000) is Africa’s largest marine theme park and comprises dolphin and seal stadia, a snorkel reef and dive tank, water adventure centre, kids’ entertainment zone and a pristine stretch of beach.

found at DURBAN COUNTRY CLUB (031 313 1777) which ranks among the world’s top 100 golf courses and the top five in South Africa; and ROYAL DURBAN GOLF CLUB (031 309 1373). The beachfront FUNWORLD (031 332 9776) provides safe and secure entertainment for the whole family, park on the Marine Parade and spend time enjoying all the fun of the Amusement Park.

Open daily 08:00-16:30, Durban’s GREEN HUB (031 322 6026/7) or lies on the south bank of the uMngeni River estuary. Canoes, mountain bikes and pedal cars may be hired; guided trails along the river are offered. Durban’s exceptional climate and gorgeous subtropical surrounds provide the perfect setting for a number of excellent golf courses such as those

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL The majestic gold-domed JUMMAH MUSJID MOSQUE (031 306 0026) on the corner of Dr Yusuf Dadoo (Grey) and Dennis Hurley (Queen) streets dates back to the 1880s and claims to be the largest place of worship for Muslims in the Southern Hemisphere.

The double-decker RICKSHA BUS (031 322 4164/4209) provides a great vantage point to view the city’s top attractions. Booking and departures from the Ricksha bus kiosk, Old Pavilion Site, North Beach.

The EMMANUEL CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL (031 306 3595) in the CBD is notable for its Gothic architecture as well the role of its leadership in the antiapartheid struggle.

For something different, try a Helicopter Flip (AIR SAFARIS 084 257 0835) or a SEGWAY TOUR (031 303 4534) from Moses Mabhida Stadium and learn interesting facts about the stadium and the city of Durban.

Cultural and historical WALKING TOURS (031 322 4173/4205) leave from Tourist Junction, 160 Monty Naicker (Pine) Street, at 09:30 & 13:30 Monday-Friday and 09:30 on Saturday.

VISIT THE LARGEST MOSQUE IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE You can attend the Mosque for a private tour or with your school or organization. You will be met personally by an official IPCI tour guide, who will introduce you to the basic tenets of Islam, the belief system and practices of Muslims.

BOOK YOUR TOUR ONLINE: www.ipci.co.za/mosquetours

Islamic Propagation Centre International www.ipci.co.za

IPCI Building | 4th Floor | 124 Denis Hurley Street | Durban P.O.Box 2439 | Durban 4000 | SA | Tel: 031 306 0026 | info@ipcisa.com

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL EATING OUT

Quarters Café ...................... 031 303 5246 S43...................................... 031 303 2747 Rainbow Terrace, Hilton Hotel ............................................ 031 336 8100 Roots Café, Saint James Hotel ............................................ 031 312 9488 Smokin’ Joe’s....................... 031 201 2343 St Clements Garden Café..... 031 202 2511 Story Durban ....................... 031 827 8679 Unity.................................... 031 202 3406 Wodka................................. 031 332 8190 Zack’s Wilson’s Wharf.................. 031 305 1677 Windermere Centre............ 031 312 0755

INTERNATIONAL 9th Avenue Bistro................ 031 312 9134 The Address......................... 031 303 8822 Antique Café ....................... 031 303 5959 Audacia Manor …................. 031 303 9520 Bertuoa................................ 031 828 1979 Big Easy Winebar & Grill, Hilton Hotel......................... 031 336 8166 Blue Zoo.............................. 031 303 2265 Boiler Room Café ................ 031 312 9134 Boutique Boulangerie.......... 031 201 2406 Brasserie, Edward Hotel...... 031 337 3681 Café 1999............................. 031 202 3406 Café Jiran ............................. 031 332 4485 California Dreaming............. 031 332 0037 Canvas Grill ......................... 031 201 3096 Cargo Hold, uShaka Marine World ......... 031 328 8065 Corner Café.......................... 031 201 0219 Egagasini, South Beach....... 031 337 6651 Freedom Café ..................... 031 309 4434 Fusion ................................. 031 202 6182 Fusion French Café.............. 031 825 4357 ............................................ 031 262 0621 Glenwood Bakery ................ 072 614 6081 Glenwood Restaurant.......... 031 201 0745 Harbour Cruise .................... 084 456 4000 Hashtag .............................. 031 837 8762 Havana Grill ...................... 031 337 1305 Joop’s Place.......................... 031 312 9135 KUD’TA, Wilson’s Wharf..... 076 448 7066 The Lingela, Elangeni Hotel..................... 031 362 1300 Lola’s Bistro, Quarters Hotel ............................................ 031 828 7011 Love Coffee.......................... 084 493 2802 Market................................. 031 309 8581 Parc Café ............................. 031 205 7285 Pier 107, Beach Hotel............ 031 337 5511 Pop-Up Society.................... 031 201 5566 Prep Room........................... 083 794 5875

MEDITERRANEAN & PIZZA Casa Bella............................ 031 007 0136 Ciao Bella Café .................... 031 332 5917 Circle Café, Durban Jewish Club.............. 031 368 1766 Delfi .................................... 031 312 7032 Falafel Fundi....................... 083 783 6172 Hubcaps Woodfired Pizza... 031 309 3203 La Bella Trattoria, Essenwood ............................................ 031 201 9176 Luna Blu.............................. 031 312 4665 Mama Luciana’s, Greyville... 031 303 8350 Olive & Oil, Glenwood.......... 031 201 6146 Pesto, The Palace Resort..... 031 332 8351 Roma Revolving .................. 031 337 6707 Spiga D’oro.......................... 031 303 9511

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL INDIAN & CURRY

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Al Mehran............................ 031 332 5127 Cane Cutters........................ 031 201 1603 Capsicum, Britannia Hotel .. 031 303 2266 Danny’s House of Curries.... 031 303 2029 House of Curries on Florida. 031 303 6076 Indian Connection …............ 031 312 1440 Jeera, Suncoast Towers Hotel ............................................ 031 314 7878 Kebabish Tikka.................... 031 368 1844 Little Gujarat....................... 031 305 3148 Little India........................... 031 201 1121 Mali’s Indian Restaurant .... 031 312 8535 My Diners, North Beach....... 031 332 5948 Palki..................................... 031 201 0019 Spice Palace ........................ 031 309 1118 Vrushiks Vegetarian Foods.. 031 368 7443

John Dory’s, Overport........... 031 207 4345 John Dory’s, Suncoast ......... 031 332 5087 John Dory’s, Wilson’s Wharf ............................................ 031 304 7669 The Oyster Bar, Wilson’s Wharf ............................................ 031 307 7883 AFRICAN Afro’s Chicken, Beachfront..071 522 3070 Café Abyssinia .................... 031 836 4777 Habesha Café ..................... 076 046 2516 Moyo, uShaka Pier .............. 031 332 0606 PUBS & TAVERNS Amsterdam Bar & Grill......... 031 811 5449 Billy the Bum’s.................... 031 303 1988 Caper’s Bar & Restaurant.... 031 303 9238 Distillery 031........................ 087 941 4540 Dropkick Murphies............... 031 825 1858 Jackie Horner Pub & Grill...... 031 202 9192 O’Bryan’s ............................ 079 638 8574 Robson’s Real Beer.............. 031 035 0827 Stella Sports Club ............... 031 201 7717

THAI, CHINESE & SUSHI Daruma, Elangeni Hotel...... 031 362 1322 Ding Feng ............................ 031 303 2887 Green Mango....................... 031 312 7054 Maan Hing .......................... 031 201 0115 Mei Xin ................................ 031 201 5433 Mooki Noodle Bar................ 031 811 9199 Sakura................................. 031 303 4537 Sushi Corner, Glenwood ...... 073 274 8649 Tong Lok ….......................... 031 309 3467 SPANISH, PORTUGUESE & THE AMERICAS A Cabana............................. 031 201 7924 A Gruta................................ 031 312 8675 Adega.................................. 031 207 8353 Casablanca Seafood & Grill.. 031 312 4648 Julio’s................................... 031 201 3133 Julio’s on the Bay................. 076 4400057 Taco Zulu............................. 031 303 9584

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The town of Amanzimtoti (meaning ‘sweet waters’ in Zulu) is said to have been named by the great Zulu King Shaka after tasting the fresh water that flows out of the hills at this scenic spot. It is situated on the coast a short drive south of Durban.

+27 31 322 2852 info@sapphirecoasttourism.co.za www.sapphirecoasttourism.co.za Sapphire Coast Tourism

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WHAT’S ON…SAPPHIRE COAST MARKETS & SHOPPING

A myriad of warm water reef fish and cold water fish converge on Aliwal Shoal to create a kaleidoscope of colour, providing spectacular diving opportunities. For those who prefer to remain on terra firma, the beaches of the Sapphire Coast provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy swimming, surfing or fishing. Nature lovers can explore the Amanzimoti Bird Sanctuary or stroll in one of the nature reserves. For a taste of local history or culture, there are a number of arts and crafts stores offering a selection of handmade good.

TOTI FLEA MARKET (081 525 5604) Amanzimtoti’s top shopping complex, ARBOUR TOWN is made up of more than 230 stores, and comprises the GALLERIA (031 904 2233) shopping mall and ARBOUR CROSSING which includes the FROGGIE FACTORY SHOP (031 904 2064). The KINGSBURGH CENTRE In Winklespruit has a range of speciality stores, while the SEADOONE MALL in Doonside offers a safe and convenient shopping experience.

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WHAT’S ON…SAPPHIRE COAST ATTRACTIONS

Other outdoor attractions include the peaceful ILLANDA WILDS on the banks of the Amanzimtoti River, the 36-hectare UMBOGAVANGO NATURE RESERVE with its wetlands and superb bird-watching opportunities, and the coastal forest of Empisini Nature Reserve. Today a national monument, the GREEN POINT LIGHTHOUSE near Umkomaas was built in 1904 to warn ships of the treacherous reefs of Aliwal Shoal, which claimed the bulk carrier MV Produce in 1974 and the Nebo in 1884.

There’s children’s entertainment at GALLERIA SHOPPING CENTRE in the form of an Ice Rink (031 904 1156) and the Fun Company (031 904 5770) which is home to bowling, glow in the dark minigolf, a games arcade and bumper cars.

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There are also exciting slides at SPLASH WATER WORLD on the beachfront, rowing boats and canoes to be hired from Oasis Water World, a beachfront supertube at Inyoni Rocks, and fun for teens at TOTI PAINTBALL ARENA.

Barker & Smith .................. 031 903 1552 Café Amanda...................... 082 371 6814 Circus Circus, Galleria.......... 031 904 1250 Friends Restaurant............. 031 903 1713 Giorgio’s.............................. 031 903 1556 Lords and Legends............. 031 903 4534 Mr Brown’s.......................... 031 904 3959 Ollie’s Pub and Grill ............ 031 903 7912 Shot Brew Bistro................. 031 903 1526 Thirsty Whale .................... 064 382 8420 Zanzibar Restaurant Cocktail & Sushibar............. 031 916 3611

The Sapphire Coast boasts two lovely golf courses – the 18-hole AMANZIMTOTI COUNTRY CLUB, with its gently undulating landscape and tree-lined fairways, and the beautiful UMKOMAAS COUNTRY CLUB established in 1913 and known for its trees, birdlife and panoramic sea views.

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The Valley of 1000 Hills is named after the many hills, cliffs and valleys which rise up from the banks of the Umgeni River as it flows from the distant Drakensberg mountains to the Indian Ocean. The diverse area combines the luxury of laid-back country living with an ancient, indigenous culture on its doorstep.

Tel: +27 31 322 2855/4 E-mail: thtouris@iafrica.com Web: www.1000hillstourism.co.za

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WHAT’S ON…1000 HILLS TOURISM EVENTS

drumming 17:30 to 23:00 – Castle-onMain, 24b Old Main Road, Gillitts.

2 June The Bridal Gallery Carnival – 20 Hospital Road, Hillcrest (083 369 4748).

MAKARANGA GARDEN LODGE (031 764 6616) is a botanical wonderland situated off Igwbaba Road, Kloof. It covers 30-acres of indigenous vegetation, majestic Macaranga trees, a natural waterfall and authentic Japanese garden. There’s also an excellent restaurant and a kid-zone for the little ones.

23-25 June The 2nd Land Rover Durban High Goal polocrosse event features South Africa’s highest-ranked players in action –Durban Shongweni Club. 9 July Forest 10: 10km run/walk – Forest Hills Sports Club (071 610 3860)

Animal Farms in the upper highway area offer fun and educational interactions with animals. WILLOW CREEK (078 760 5436 OR 031 768 1029) in Hillcrest; WINSOME VIEW ANIMAL FARM AND COUNTRY BISTRO (031 769 1500) in Summerveld; ANIMAL FARMYARD AND TEAGARDEN (031 765 2240) in Hillcrest.

ENTERTAINMENT RHUMBELOW THEATRE @Tina’s (14 Beryldene Road, Kloof, 031 764 7843) 3-4 June ‘The Golden Days of Springbok Radio’ delivers a dose of nostalgia as well as humour with Frank Graham. 17-18 June ‘Thomson Verses Thomson’ is an intimate and funny series of duets featuring Durban musicians Barry Thomson (guitar and vocals) and Calli Thomson (piano and vocals); 2 July ‘Cat Rocks’ showcases Cat Simoni’s golden voice and virtuoso piano as she performs her all-time favourite Rock classics; 19-23 July ‘Tribute to Dire Straits’; 26-30 July ‘The Chain: The Fleetwood Mac Story.

Take the family for a train ride on the UMGENI STEAM RAILWAY and climb aboard the 1000 Hills Choo Choo as it travels from Kloof Station through the Valley of 1000 Hills to Inchanga and back again at 08:30 and 12:30 on Saturday 25 June & 15 July; Sunday 16 & 30 July. (www.umgenisteamrailway.co.za) Nature reserves in the upper highway area include KRANTZKLOOF (031 764 3515) in Kloof, and SHONGWENI DAM & GAME RESERVE (031 769 1283), which is home to two of Africa’s ‘big five’ – buffalo and rhino – and is a good spot for game drives, water sports and rock climbing.

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WHAT’S ON…1000 HILLS TOURISM ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS The LONGMYND ART GALLERY (031 765 2878) at 24 Old Main Rd, Hillcrest, offers an interesting and diverse selection of traditional, contemporary and modern art.

See raptors in action in free-flight and interactive demonstrations at the African Bird Of Prey Sanctuary (031 785 4382)

Situated at 237 Old Main Rd, Botha’s Hill, WOZA MOYA GALLERY (031 765 5866) showcases beautiful arts and crafts, including beadwork, wire work, jewellery, clothing, bags, shoes, pottery, cushions and toys. It is an income generation project of the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust, supporting local NGOs and self-help groups representing some 1 000 crafters. Open Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00; Sat 08:00-14:00. Until 15 June ‘15-year Traveller Exhibition’

Visit an indoor trampoline park at JUMP4JOY (031 766 0104) in Waterfall with its interconnected trampolines, basketball slam dunk lanes and trampoline dodgeball – not to mention a bouncy foam pit. There are Zulu cultural experiences as well as game drives, crocodiles, snakes, a restaurant and children’s play zone at PHEZULU SAFARI PARK (031 777 1000).

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WHAT’S ON…1000 HILLS TOURISM MARKETS & SHOPPING

every week: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays 08:00-12:00 with amazing bargains, delicious food and live entertainment, a tea garden (which has a Wi-Fi hotspot), children’s play area and five jungle gyms. THE MARVELOUS MARKET (084 491 1452) focuses on supporting home industries and locally made products. Last Sunday of the month at Waterfall Library, this is one of a few markets where dogs on a leash are welcome.

Crafts as well as a variety of food and farm produce can be found at SHONGWENI FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET (031 777 1674) every Saturday from 06:30-11:30 at Lot 457, MR551, Shongweni; see www.shongwenimarket. co.za for directions.

A shopping centre with a family focus, OXFORD VILLAGE (031 765 2500) covers approximately 16 000 square metres, boasts an Oxford Freshmarket store as its anchor tenant, and has a covered, allweather market.

THE KLOOF & HIGHWAY SPCA MARKET (031 764 1212) hosts open market days

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WHAT’S ON…1000 HILLS TOURISM drives, birding, trail walks, watersports, canoeing and boating, camping, picnicking and even rockclimbing at Shongweni.

Situated at 141 Inanda Road WATERCREST MALL (031 763 1551) is the ultimate regional shopping destination in the upper highway area, encompassing over 120 retail stores and covering 44 000 square metres. Facilities include 24-hour security, a car wash and wheelchair access. INANDA DAM AND RESORT has become legendary as the second overnight stop on the Dusi Canoe Marathon, a thrilling fixture here for six decades.

Among the many recreational activities you can enjoy at MSINSI RESORTS AND GAME RESERVE (031 765 7724) are: game

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WHAT’S ON…1000 HILLS TOURISM SPANISH, PORTUGUESE & THE AMERICAS

EATING OUT INTERNATIONAL

Bazaruto’s........................... 031 764 4406

Bellevue Café, Kloof ............ 031 717 278 Boma Restaurant, Phezulu Safari Park .......... 031 777 1205 Café 66, 1000 Hills............... 079 448 1672 Chantecler Hotel Buffet ...... 031 765 2613 Chilliplum, Hillcrest............. 031 765 2590 Hussar Grill, Kloof................ 031 764 1187 Intaba View, 1000 Hills ...... 031 783 4011 La Verdure, Gillitts............... 031 764 1118 Mr Brown’s, Hillcrest............ 031 765 5335 Olive Garden ....................... 031 768 1314 Oscar’s Café, Hillcrest.......... 031 765 7322 Pallet Jack’s, Hillcrest.......... 031 765 2954 Pot & Kettle......................... 031 777 1312 Quo, Gillitts.......................... 082 3207 906 Sprigs, Kloof........................ 031 764 6031 Union Square, Hillcrest........ 031 765 3836

FISH John Dory’s, Kloof................ 031 764 6079 John Dory’s, Watercrest....... 031 763 1127 Q 4 Prawns, Hillcrest........... 031 765 2480 TAVERNS & PUBS Green Man Pub, Tina’s Hotel ........................ 031 764 7843 Keg and Trout, Oxford Village ..................... 031 765 2070 Stoker’s Arms, Kloof ........... 031 764 6706

MEDITERRANEAN & PIZZA La Pizza Pazza, Kloof ......... 031 764 0749 Lupa Osteria, Hillcrest......... 031 765 3059 Nonna, Makaranga Garden Lodge.... 031 764 6616 Olive & Oil, Hillcrest............. 031 765 6214 Papa Giovanni’s, Hillcrest.... 031 765 3617 Primi Polo, Hillcrest ............ 031 765 6920 Stretta Café, Hillcrest.......... 031 765 8862 THAI, CHINESE & SUSHI Phuket Thai, Kloof............... 031 764 0882 SuThai, Kloof....................... 082 744 9955 Takami Sushi, Gillitts .......... 078 900 8694 Tommy Sushi Shop, Kloof.................................... 074 336 8311 Wai Thai.............................. 031 765 5019 Yang..................................... 031 765 5114 23


Visitors from around the world flock to the holiday resort village of Umhlanga Rocks to relax and have fun on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Umhlanga faces the the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and has the best South African accommodation, with superb holiday apartments, luxury hotels, lodges and B&B’s.

+27 31 561 4257 | info@umhlangatourism.co.za www.umhlangatourism.co.za Umhlanga The Funshine Coast @umhlanga_tourism @umhlangafest

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WHAT’S ON…UMHLANGA EVENTS 14 June 18:30 Curry and Comedy – Oyster Box Hotel. (031 514 5018) 16 June 18:30 Teenage High Tea – Oyster Box Hotel. (031 514 5018) 24 June 18:30 ‘Celebrating Dad! Comedy Fest’ features the likes of comedians Some Blaq Guy, Kwanda Radebe and Tyson Heffer, along with a light dinner and glass of wine – KZN Events Venue, Broadway.

2 July Road running: Viking 10km/5km Challenge – Hoypark. (078 923 4303)

comedians Neville and Mervyn Pillay; 24 June ‘Move It’ is the 4th annual combined show featuring dancers of all levels and ages performing everything from belly dancing to ballroom; 1&2 July ‘A Night Of Chutney, Bhojpuri & Nagara’ features a fun-filled evening with original music and dances; 21&22 July ‘Tribute to Rajesh Khanna’, the Bollywood actor.

14 July 20:00 Kahn + Karen Zoid ‘We Could Be Divine’ tour features these SAMA-winning singer-songwriters at The Wavehouse, Gateway.

KRAKATOA ACTION BAR (SIBAYA CASINO, 031 580 5170) Bhangra evenings every Friday with DJ Elvis and the Durban Desi Crew.

29 July Comedy with Carvin H Goldstone –DCC Phoenix. (www.quicket.co.za)

ATTRACTIONS

28 June 19:00 Moët Dinner – Oyster Box Hotel. (031 514 5018)

ENTERTAINMENT

UMGENI RIVER BIRD PARK 490 Riverside Road (031 579 4600) houses a collection of more than 800 birds from 200 species. Free-flight shows at 11:00 & 14:00, Tues-Sun.

IZULU THEATRE (SIBAYA CASINO, 031 580 5701) 9-11 June ‘Bald Is The New Sexy’ is stand-up comedy from the Dingalings; 16&17 June ‘Don’t Pillay With Us’ features veteran entertainers and

Children can hop aboard the mini-train at the Model Engineers’ MINIATURE RAILWAY (031 205 1089) at Kellaway Hall, Virginia, on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 11:00-16:00.

30 July Road running: Mandela Legacy Challenge – Rydalvale Sports Ground. (082 454 4073)

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WHAT’S ON…UMHLANGA MARKETS & SHOPPING

The only organisation of its kind in the world, the SHARKS BOARD (031 566 0400) in Umhlanga has audiovisual shows, shark dissections and lifelike replicas of sharks and other fish in its museum. Book an early morning boat trip out to sea and watch the shark nets being checked.

GOLDEN HOURS FAMILY MARKET (083 262 3693). Located in Uitsig Road behind Hyper-by-the-Sea, Durban North, it is open most Sundays from 10:00-15:30. HASHTAG MARKET (082 460 0625) at 14 Fairview Drive, Umhlanga. Second Saturday of the month from 10:00, it has a wide range of craft products and artisanal food.

Visit an indoor trampoline park at JUMP4JOY (031 563 0106) in Durban North with its interconnected trampolines, basketball slam dunk lanes and trampoline dodgeball – not to mention a bouncy foam pit.

The WONDER MARKET (079 747 7661) in the beautiful surroundings of Chris Saunders Park, opposite Gateway, offers food, crafts and more on the last Sunday of the month from 09:00-14:00.

Children’s entertainment at GATEWAY THEATRE OF SHOPPING comprises Electric Avenue (031 566 1897) and MR FUNTUBBLES FABULOUS FAMILY FUN FAIR (031 584 6645), as well as action karting, ten-pin bowling and adventure putt-putt (031 566 2247). Go Wild at the WAVEHOUSE (031 584 9404), which offers supertubes in addition to a flowrider, pumptrax, splashpad and toddler zone.

The UMHLANGA FARMERS’ MARKET (082 413 1887) takes place every Wednesday from 10:00-13:00 at Autumn Drive, Prestondale.

SIBAYA CASINO & ENTERTAINMENT KINGDOM (031 580 5000) has over 1000 slot and 24 touch-bet roulette machines as well as roulette, blackjack and poker tables.

Durban’s largest shopping mall, GATEWAY THEATRE OF SHOPPING (031 566 2332) boasts more than 350 top stores, over 50 restaurants, 18 cinemas, Cinema Nouveaux, amusement centre and funfair.

The best of the coastal nature reserves are BEACHWOOD MANGROVES (083 644 3767), with its unique swamp forest, estuarine ecosystem and guided canoeing trips; HAWAAN FOREST (031 566 4018), which has a pristine indigenous woodland and offers guided trails; and the UMHLANGA LAGOON (031 561 4257), where there are lovely coastal and dune forests, small buck and monkeys.

LA LUCIA MALL (031 562 8420) is an exclusive shopping destination with a wide range of more than 130 international, national and local retailers, restaurants and service related businesses under one roof. 26


WHAT’S ON…UMHLANGA EATING OUT

Union Square, Dbn North.....031 563 0923 Vovo Telo Umhlanga ............031 561 6593

INTERNATIONAL

MEDITERRANEAN & PIZZA

Africa to Asia, Sibaya ...........031 580 5168 Afro’s Chicken, Umhlanga....061 418 7300 Beluga...................................031 584 7430 The Coop...............................031 563 2452 Cosmopolitan.......................031 566 1814 Dish, Royal Palm Hotel.........031 581 8181 Elements, Beverley Hills Hotel …...........031 561 2211 Fourteen on Chartwell..........031 561 1017 Harvey’s................................031 561 4977 Hingham Nursery Teagarden .............................................076 812 3886 Hussar Grill, Gateway............031 566 4043 Ile Maurice............................031 561 7609 Life Savours, Umhlanga.......031 561 5346 Little Havana .....................031 561 7589 The Lookout .........................031 562 1415 Maritimo’s, Cabana Beach....031 561 5672 Mayfair Café.........................031 563 2599 Mundo Vida..........................031 568 2286 Nourish Café, Glenashley .....031 266 6124 Nouriti Health Café La Lucia ...............................031 572 2390 Oyster Box Grill.....................031 514 5000 Oyster Terrace, Oyster Box Hotel .............................................031 514 5000 Pasha’s, Glenashley..............031 562 0564 Pintxada.............................082 688 1310 The Press Club .....................031 561 7117 Republik ..............................031 573 1429 RocoMamas, Durban North..031 563 0925 RocoMamas, Umhlanga Ridge .............................................031 566 2441 Spice Restaurant & Bar.........032 943 3558 Tashas, Gateway...................031 566 5209

Al Firenze, La Lucia..............031 572 5559 Andrea’s Caffe Italia Express, Umgeni Park ........................031 563 0333 Angelo’s, Umhlanga.............031 561 3245 Aurelia’s, Umhlanga.............031 566 2725 Bel Punto, Umdloti...............031 568 2407 Café Limone, Gateway .........031 566 4417 Gazi....................................... 031 561 1967 La Casa Nostra......................031 568 1996 Luigi’s, Umhlanga.................031 561 3988 Lupa Osteria, Dbn North.......031 941 1181 The Mad Italian, Dbn North..031 573 2938 Mama Luciana’s, Glenashley............................031 562 1405 Marco Paulo Bistro ...............031 502 2221 Old Town Italy.......................031 566 5008 Olive & Oil, Umhlanga...........031 561 2618 Remo’s Originale, Mt Edgecombe.....................031 539 5955 Remo’s Villaggio...................031 561 7143 Spiga D’oro, Durban North....031 303 9511 Splashes ..............................031 572 3152 Tatum’s Caffe Italia, La Lucia................................031 572 5670

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WHAT’S ON…UMHLANGA INDIAN & CURRY

Adega, Gateway...................031 584 6311 Barrio...................................031 566 7456 El Toro .................................031 564 3015 Four15..................................031 564 0415 Joita’s...................................031 561 3577 Julio’s Umhlanga..................031 561 1958 Neo Café .............................031 563 5546 Pintxada..............................082 688 1310

Bombay Blu ........................031 564 7914 Dalchini ...............................031 837 1016 Gateway to India................. 031 566 5711 Indian Summer ...................031 562 1234 Jaipur Palace .......................031 564 9215 Kashmir...............................031 561 7486 My Diners, Gateway.............031 566 1678 Panaji ..................................031 564 0828 Some Like It Hot..................031 563 1322

PUBS & TAVERNS BrewHaus, Durban North.....074 297 5746 Connor’s Public House.........031 563 4462 Downtown Premium Bar & Bistro..........................031 561 7740 Hooters ...............................031 561 2744 Sbu’s Lounge, Inanda..........083 726 0251 Steak and Ale......................031 561 7234

THAI, CHINESE & SUSHI Bamboo Sushi Lounge.........031 561 2705 Bite Your Tongue..................031 563 4419 China Plate..........................031 564 6437 Greedy Buddha ...................031 566 4383 Green Mango, Umhlanga.....031 836 3680 Green Parrot........................ 031 564 2939 Kung Thai Durban North.....................031 564 5458 Umhlanga..........................031 561 2050 Mo Noodles.........................031 561 1722 Siam Thai............................031 561 1237 Speak Sushi ........................031 563 6464 Sun-Sun, Sibaya Casino.......031 564 4548 Ton Hoi ................................031 562 9933

FISH Aqua, Sibaya Casino ...........031 580 5000 Cape Town Fish Market, Gateway ..............................031 566 4432 Fish .....................................031 561 2912 Jack Salmon ........................031 572 3664 Jimmy’s Killer Prawns, Gateway...............................031 566 1857 John Dory’s, Gateway...........031 566 3334 John Dory’s, Pearls...............061 501 3890 Lord Prawn, Umhlanga Plaza..................031 561 1133

SPANISH, PORTUGUESE & THE AMERICAS A Tasca ...............................031 563 2603 28


Situated between the warm blue Indian Ocean and the Valley of 1000 Hills, and serviced by an excellent road network, Durban West is so central to Durban life – fun and pleasure activities are a mere 10 to 15 minutes drive away. Zululand Safari and Game Parks, the Battlefields route, the Drakensberg Mountain Range and the Coastal routes of the Dolphin and Sapphire Coasts are all within a day visit away.

Cell: 082 783 2321 www.durbanwest.co.za marketing.dwcto@netsolutions.co.za

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN WEST EVENTS

include PALMIET (031 203 7065) in Westville, PARADISE VALLEY (031 702 3443) in Pinetown, and NEW GERMANY (031 262 8239).

GIBA GORGE MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK, 110 Stockville Road, (031 769 1527) 7 June & 5 July 18:00 Night trail fun run

EATING OUT

11 June MTB Eliminator Series

INTERNATIONAL

17 June Run the Gorge for CANSA: Running, Cycling & Yoga – (082 497 2985).

Black Forest Tavern--------------031 702 2908 Chez Nous, Blue Heights Cnt----031 266 7011 RocoMamas, Westville----------031 266 0918 Salisbury Café -------------------031 267 2425 Woodcutters’ Grillhouse---------031 266 1843

2 July 08:00-10:00 Forest Hike & Yoga LAHEE PARK, PINETOWN 17 June 11:00 ‘Building Up Our Future Generation’ features artists Sibusiso Mthembu (Sbu Noah), Ngwbeko Mbambo and Ntokozo Mbambo

MEDITERRANEAN & PIZZA Lupa Osteria, Westville----------031 266 8793 INDIAN & CURRY Chai Kadai------------------------031 836 4649 My Diners, Westwood Mall-----031 266 1540

ENTERTAINMENT RAINBOW RESTAURANT (23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown, 083 463 8044 25 June 13:00 Umkhumbane Jazz Ensemble. (www.webtickets.co.za)

THAI, CHINESE & SUSHI Aroy Thai ------------------------031 262 1299 Foon Lok Nien--------------------031 266 2931 Le Thai---------------------------031 266 7368 Marulas---------------------------031 266 7600

MARKETS & SHOPPING THE PAVILION (031 275 9818) is a premier shopping and entertainment destination. There are 230 retail outlets, 40 restaurants and 12 Nu Metro cinemas etc. 09:00-19:00.

SPANISH, PORTUGUESE & THE AMERICAS A Tasca Westville----------------031 262 2305 Zanzibar, Westwood ------------031 916 3611 FISH

WESTWOOD MALL (031 279 2160) is situated near 45th Cutting in Westville.

Fat Fish, Westville Junction-----031 266 7556 Jimmy’s Killer Prawns, Westwood------------------------031 266 6016 John Dory’s, Village Market -----031 266 0184

ATTRACTIONS There’s a safe and fun indoor climbing environment at the SOUTHERN ROCK CLIMBING GYM (031 705 3842), 5 Valley View Road, New Germany.

TAVERNS & PUBS The Rainbow, Pinetown ---------031 702 9161 Shaka’s Pub & Grill , Pinetown--076 808 7909 Waxy O’Connor’s, Westville ----031 266 2565

Nature Reserves in the highway area 30


The South Durban Basin (Sodurba) encompasses the Bluff, Merebank, Wentworth, Austerville, Isipingo, Treasure Beach, Mobeni, Jacobs, Prospecton, Woodlands, Montclair, Yellowwood Park, Clairwood, the Harbour and Wilson’s Wharf. It covers a stretch of 40by 10kms and has a great deal to offer both locals and visitors from other parts of the country and around the world.

031-467 0404 | www.sodurba.co.za

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WHAT’S ON…SODURBA ATTRACTIONS

The impressive HARE KRISHNA TEMPLE OF UNDERSTANDING (031 403 3328) in Chatsworth is open for tours and serves great vegetarian food. Part of the Durban South Temple Tour Route, the Clairwood SHREE SIVA SUBRAMANIUM TEMPLE (031 465 0671) founded in 1889 is another fascinating place of worship.

Durban harbour is the leading container port in the southern hemisphere and the busiest port in Africa. Enjoy a harbour buzz combined with top eateries at Wilson’s Wharf (031 337 7751). Boat cruises around the bay can be organised with the ISLE OF CAPRI (031 305 3099) or SARIE MARAIS (031 304 7737).

BLUFF NATIONAL PARK GOLF CLUB (031 467 7627) has a good 18-hole championship course. The coastal waters are ideal for surfing, paddleskiing and snorkelling, and beautiful Brighton Beach has been granted pilot Blue Flag status.

The harbour-side SUGAR TERMINALS & MILLS (031 365 8153) at Maydon Wharf. Tours: Mon-Fri at 08:30, 10:00, 11:30 & 14:00 (no 14:00 slot on Friday).

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TREASURE BEACH (031 467 8507) is an environmental education centre situated on the Bluff and offering environmental courses and overnight accommodation, as well as scheduled night walks (booking essential).

The DUTCH CLUB FLEA MARKET (031 467 2300) every Sat from 07:00 till 14:00 at 111 Tara Road, Bluff. EATING OUT A Tasca, Malvern------------------031 463 3411 African Peninsula Restaurant----031 467 1045 El-Arish----------------------------031 467 9576 Chicken Shack Café ---------------031 467 9461 Govinda’s Pure Veg Restaurant--031 403 4600 G’spresso Restaurant-------------031 467 2014 Heidi’s Café -----------------------031 467 2135 John Dory’s, Malvern--------------031 464 7681 John Dory’s, Bluff-----------------031 467 0273 John Dory’s, Wilson’s Wharf -----031 304 7669 Julio’s on the Bay -----------------076 440 0057 Kaya Beach Bluff------------------031 467 0678 KuD’Ta, Wilson’s Wharf----------031 301 1650 Lords and Legends, Bluff---------031 467 1677 The Oyster Bar, Wilson’s Wharf--031 307 7883 Royal Indian Cuisine, Escombe---031 464 2581 Zack’s, Wilson’s Wharf-----------031 305 1677

Other nature reserves include BLUFF NATURE RESERVE, the BAYHEAD MANGROVE SWAMPS, and the indigenous coastal forest of KENNETH STAINBANK NATURE RESERVE in Yellowwood Park, which is home to buck and zebra, and offers both walking and mountain bike trails. MARKETS & SHOPPING The DURBAN FRESH PRODUCE MARKET (031 465 1691) at 81 Flower Road in Clairwood is a favourite spot to find fresh fruit and vegetables at bargain prices. Open Mon to Fri 05:30-10:45 and Sat 05:30-09:30.

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It is a fine venue for anyone interested in experiencing township life, and offers shebeens, domestic lifestyles, nyanga’s shops, artwork and jazz. The township is the pulse and heart beat of

Tel: 031-907 0995 • Cell: 076 252 5375 Email: umlazitourism@gmail.com Web: www.umlazitourism.co.za

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WHAT’S ON…UMLAZI ATTRACTIONS

Umlazi is the third-biggest township in South Africa and has its own unique number plate – NUZ. It is also rich in historical, cultural and political heritage. It is where a new African urban culture is developing. Umlazi is famously known for its urban vibey lifestyle. From the fashion, to the entertainment, urban shopping malls, first-class sport facilities and eateries such as EYADINI, MAX’S LIFESTYLE, NUZ VEGAS, SDIS TAVERN, and more.

Places of interest in Umlazi include HOW LONG PARK, which was founded in 1976 by Michael Fana Mlangeni, who maintained and improved it with his own funds until he was employed by the Municipality as caretaker in 1998. Another site of importance is the home of lawyer and struggle stalwart GRIFFITHS MXENGE and his wife Victoria, both of whom were killed by Apartheid forces during the 1980s.

Umlazi boasts a beautiful park – How Long Park (now a host venue to a number of musical shows). Enjoy 360° views of Umlazi from Inwabi mountain summit, which stands at approximately 360 metres above sea level.

EVENTS

Come and explore Umlazi through its fascinating, interactive tourism route and experience a unique Umlazi township vibe with its friendly people over the much loved shisanyama (meat cooked on an open fire) in one of our classy restaurants or lounges.

15 July 12:30 ‘Pinotage On Tap’ is a food, wine and music festival hosted by Diemersfontein Wines – Max’s Lifestyle.

SHOPPING UMLAZI MEGACITY (031 902 8202) provides the Lamontville and greater Umlazi community with a convenient and attractive space for one-stop shopping, with quality retail outlets which include all the major banks, a wide variety of fashion and clothing stores as well as food outlets such as Nandos, Chicken Licken, KFC, Debonairs Pizza and Spur, to name just a few.

EATING OUT Café Afromeat Restaurant------ 082 223 5522 Eyadini Lounge------------------- 031 906 1395 Max’s Lifestyle------------------- 031 906 1393 Nuz Vegas Lounge--------------- 072 281 0068 Spur Steak Ranch, Blue Ridge -- 035 796 5300 Spur Steak Ranch, Silver City---- 031 912 1967 35


THE Clermont KwaDabeka Tourism Development’s aim is to give tourists a township experience and teach them about the history of Clermont and KwaDabeka - which goes back to 1848 when German settlers were brought to Natal by Jones Bergtheil, who bought a farm called Kranskloof.

Clermont Kwadabeka Tourism 031-711 2326

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WHAT’S ON…CLERMONT ENTERTAINMENT

ATTRACTIONS Serving as a sanctuary for political activists during the apartheid era, the CATHOLIC CHURCH was built in 1938 after the Lutherans had invited the Roman Catholics to start a Mission in Clermont. Founded in 1858, the Lutheran Mission Station of CHRISTIANANBURG is one of the oldest places of worship in Clermont.

Clermont is a hub for arts and culture, and is home to the Grammy award winning ISICATHAMIYA group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, as well as other successful artists such as the Clermont Choir, Msawawa, and many more. Contact 031 711 2326 for further information.

Every year, some 3 million people gather on pilgrimage at St John’s Apostolic Church – also known as KWAMASANGO. Clermont is also the birthplace of the SHEMBE RELIGION, being the site of Isiah Shembe’s residence and temple before he moved to the Inanda Area.

With good food, good music and an A-list clientele, the COMFORT ZONE (061 156 6068) is a popular and upmarket jazz lounge which maintains a smart dress code.

The HINDU TEMPLE bears witness to former residents of Clermont – Indian farmers who sold their produce at local markets here and further afield.

Offering a true township experience, TATE’S KASI GRILL (82 833 1810) is a butchery where friends can enjoy some delicious SHISANYAMA (grilled meat) while dancing to the sounds of popular local DJs and artists.

EATING OUT

ART & CULTURE

334 Shisanyama.................. 083 684 5751 Bukahleke............................ 031 837 3968 The Comfort Zone................ 031 368 7587 Hlabikhefu Rest. & Bar........ 031 707 5389 Shadow’s Tavern................. 083 553 7898 Tate’s Kasi Grill ................... 082 833 1810

Artist THAMI JALI (076 790 5622) has turned his home into an art studio where he teaches young people fine art, pottery, sculpture and more, while allowing other artists to use his house as a platform from which to display their work. 37


Rich in both African and Indian culture, the valleys of Inanda have preserved a remarkable heritage. We encourage you to explore the trail in the company of an experienced guide.

Tel: 031 322 2856/7

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Experience the pulse of true urban township culture and party away the night amongst good friends, good food and good music at one of the upmarket and popular venues on offer in Clermont, Umlazi or KwaMashu. Visit one of the Shisanyama’s or Township Cafés for a unique culinary adventure and mingle with the locals as you eat, drink and jive together. Umlazi Township Tourism - Sibusiso at 076 252 5375 Clermont Kwadabeka Tourism 031-711 2326 Dbn Tourism – 031-322 4164 39

UMLAZI Max Lifestyle Tel: 031-906 1393 Eyadini Lounge Tel: 031-906 1395 CLERMONT Comfort Zone Tel: 061 319 6314 Shadows Tavern Cell: 083 553 7898 Meat Café Cell: 083 354 3985 Tate’s Kasi Grill Cell: 082 833 1810 INANDA Under the Moon Cell: 082 888 3444 Sbu’s Lounge Cell: 031 510 2337 KWAMASHU One & Only Cell: 082 964 3289 Artizen Cell: 082 970 7475 MAYVILLE Cafe Skyzer Cell: 079 470 2509


TOURIST INFORMATION TOURISM INFORMATION OFFICES Durban Tourism...................031 322 4164 Airport Office.......................031 322 6046 uShaka Office......................031 337 8099 Green Hub Office.................031 303 8476 Beach Information Office....031 322 4205 Gateway Office....................031 514 0572 Inanda Office.......................031 519 2555 Thousand Hills Tourism ......031 777 1874 Sapphire Coast Tourism.......031 903 7498 Umhlanga Tourism..............031 561 4257 Durban West Tourism..........060 9267 694 AMBULANCES Ambulance (all areas)..........10177 Netcare 24-hr emergency....082 911 Emergency Med. Rescue......031 302 9911 ER 24...................................084 124 Citi-Med...............................080 033 3911 St John’s..............................031 305 6588 POPULATION Durban (eThekwini) 3.6 million, KwaZulu-Natal 11.1 million & South Africa 55.91 million (mid-2016 estimates) TIME ZONES South Africa is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. (GMT) DIALLING CODES International telephone dialling code is + 27 when dialling from outside South Africa and 00 + country code when dialling another country from SA. CLIMATE Summers are warm and humid with an average maximum temperature of 28°C. Winters are mild, with average temperatures around 18°C. The sea temperature rarely drops below 17°C. CURRENCY The unit of currency is the Rand (R), which consists of 100 cents (c).

CREDIT CARDS Major credit cards such as American Express, Visa, Diners Club and MasterCard may be used at most hotels, restaurants, car hire companies, etc. (ATMs) will accept many international bank and credit cards. FOREIGN EXCHANGE Foreign currency may be exchanged at any commercial bank or foreign exchange bureau. Rennies...............................031 251 5300 American Express ...............031 300 5444 First National Bank..............031 369 5411 Standard Bank.....................086 012 3000 BANKING HOURS Banks generally open on weekdays 09:00-15:30 and Saturdays 08:30-11:00. TAXIS Mozzie Cabs.........................086 066 9943 Bunny Cabs..........................031 332 2914 Eagle....................................031 337 8333 Lighthouse Cabs..................083 440 8650 Umhlanga Cabs...................031 561 1846 Zippy Cabs...........................031 202 7067 DURBAN PEOPLE MOVER Safe, convenient and comfortable, routes cover the CBD and beachfront, with buses arriving every 15 minutes between 06:30 and 23:00. KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Enquiries.............................032 436 6644 VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT) of 14 percent is levied on purchases and services. Foreign visitors may reclaim VAT at the VAT Refund Office at King Shaka International Airport...........084 520 9262 USEFUL NUMBERS Police Flying Squad.............0111 Fire & emergency.................031 361 0000 Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.......033 845 1000 Computicket........................083 915 8000 40


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