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DURBAN FOR ALL SEASONS

What’s On APRIL-MAY 2017

A treasure trove of things to see and do...


Visit www.durbanexperience.co.za, connect via twitter @DBNTourism &  like our Facebook page on DBNTourism. Sanibonani and Welcome to Durban, the warmest place to be!

international events and tourism destination.

The City of Durban and the people of eThekwini are ready to host scores of visitors who will be coming to our shores for the annual Easter break.

As Africa’s events capital, and South Africa’s national destination of choice, Durban have a proven track record of successfully hosting major global events. Signature events have been chosen to showcase our city as such. Events tourism is a major contributor to the overall growth of the local tourism industry.

I want to also encourage our visitors to take time out and explore the many tourism hospitality products and experiences on offer so page through the WHATS On and find more to do than you ever imagined… With world class facilities like Moses Mabhida Stadium, Ushaka, beach promenades, sensational beaches, King Shaka International Airport etc. Durban is well positioned as an

Enjoy, have a memorable time during your stay in Durban and return soon ….Hamba kahle.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Publisher: AZALEA PROMOTIONS | P.O. Box 201288, Durban North 4016 Website: www.durbanforallseasons.co.za | www.azalea.co.za Advertising: Jenny Du Preez | Email: jen@azalea.co.za Design & Layout: AZALEA PROMOTIONS Tel: 031-564 3425 | Email: lyn@azalea.co.za Copy Editor: Louella Morgan-Jarvis | Email: edit@cabbagetree.co.za Cover pic: Durban Tourism, Shutterstock & Snapout Photography While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of its contents, neither the editor nor the publisher can be held responsible for any omissions or errors: or for any misfortune, injury or damages which may arise therefrom.

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KEY MAP SHOWING CTO AREAS The Durban CTO’s (Community Tourism Organisation) consist of committees of tourism industry specialists working to make Durban the no.1 Tourist Destination in Africa. Membership of their local CTO is compulsory for all Durban businesses working in the tourism industry. Most importantly, WE LOVE DURBAN!

WOZA eNANDA HERITAGE ROUTE

THOUSAND HILLS

INANDA PHOENIX Botha’s Hill Krantzkloof Nature Reserve Hillcrest

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KLOOF

Tala Game Reserve

King Shaka International Airport

CLERMONT

New Germany Paradise Valley Nature Reserve PINETOWN WESTVILLE

DURBAN WEST

La Mercy

R102

Lamontville

R603

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UMHLANGA La Lucia Durban North

CENTRAL Bluff Nature Reserve

SODURBA Chatsworth

UMLAZI

Isipingo

R102

AMANZIMTOTI KINGSBURGH

SAPPHIRE COAST

CONTENTS Intro............................................ 01 Durban Central............................03 Sapphire Coast….........................17 1000 Hills Tourism......................20 Umhlanga...................................25 2 D4AS April-May 2017

Doonside Warner Beach Winkelspruit Illovo Beach

Durban West…………...................30 Sodurba...................................... 32 Umlazi........................................34 Clermont.....................................36 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 14-17 April Festival f Chariots, Durban Drive In (See pg 6 for more info) 1 April 09:00 Sivulunyaka Maskandi Festival – Curries Fountain Sports Ground 1 April 18:00 Amantshontsho Kamaskandi Awards – Durban ICC 1-2 April 10:00 Ethekwini Motor Sport Festival – Moses Mabhida Stadium 2 April 12:00 ‘Sunday Rendezvous’ music festival – Growthpoint Kings Park Outer Fields 8&9 April Headlined by Cassper Nyovest and Mafikizolo, ‘SlimeFest’ brings slime, stars, Nickelodeon characters and more slime to uShaka Marine World 29 April 10:00 Nqokotho Music Festival – Curries Fountain Sports Ground 29 April ‘Night With The Stars Reloaded’ features the best of Bollywood – Moses Mabhida Stadium (031 582 8222) 29 April 14:00 ‘Never Ending Comedy Train’ with Darren Maule and friends to Scottburgh and back – departs Durban Station 4 D4AS April-May 2017

6 May 4th Annual Hip Hop Festival – Moses Mabhida Stadium (031 582 8222) 16-18 May Tourism Indaba – Durban ICC 26-28 May 14:00 Zakifo Music Festival featuring a selection of more than 30 artists from around the world – Blue Lagoon Beach (www.zakifo.com) 28 May 09:00 Hilton Hotel Durban Bridal Fair (083 369 4748) ROAD RUNNING 2 April 06:00 Checkout Half Marathon & 10km run/walk – Kings Park Athletic Stadium (032 533 5608 / 073 594 5448) 9 April 05:30 Durban City Marathon 42km run, 21km & 10km run/walk – Kings Park Athletic Stadium (031 312 9374) 30 April Fields Hill 10km run/walk – Green Hub, Blue Lagoon (081 354 2122) CYCLING 30 April Tour Durban Aquelle – Moses Mabhida Stadium (031 312 2990) RUGBY 8 April 15:00 Cell C Sharks vs Jaguars; 22 April 19:30 Sharks vs Rebels; 6 May 18:00 Sharks vs Western Force; 27 May 17:10 Sharks vs Stormers – all matches at Growthpoint Kings Park Stadium (031 308 8400)


WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL HORSE RACING 7, 9, 12, 14, 21, 23, 28 April & 7, 14, 21, 31 May at Greyville Racecourse (031 314 1500). Great horseracing and fun is to be enjoyed at Greyville Racecourse every Friday evening up to 28 April. Racing starts at just about sunset and all are welcome – Entrance to the course is FREE and there is

plenty of safe parking. South Africa’s Champions Season of horseracing starts on 1 May with spectacular racing through to the end of July. Visit www.goldcircle.co.za for the racing calendar. To book in the Durban View Restaurant call on 031-3141780

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL ENTERTAINMENT

THE PLAYHOUSE (031 369 9555/9456) situated at 231 Anton Lembede (Smith) Street in the CBD is an important performing arts venue housing three theatres: the Opera, Loft and Drama. • 1 April ‘Private Collection 3’ features excerpts from popular ballets like ‘James and the Giant Peach’; • 5-8 April ‘Reoca Light’ pays tribute to unsung heroes in contemporary South Africa, & was the runner-up in the PANSA Play Reading Festival; • 7 April Live recording of gospel artist Ayanda Ntanzi; • 8 April A tribute to The Eagles; • 16 April Handel’s Messiah; • 22 April ‘Colourful’ is a dance production showcasing contemporary, hip-hop and poetry works; • 3-7 May An adaptation of the short story ‘Crepuscule’ which poses a range of pertinent socio-political questions about South Africa; • 4 May Cyril Neville and Ernie Smith concert; • 5-7 May ‘We Live Here’ is a play about race, identity and resistance which marks an ongoing sister city cultural exchange

between New Orleans and Durban; • 10-14 May ‘Izipopolo’ is a two-hander following the journey of identical twins; • 24-28 May The celebrated dance work ‘We Are Still Marching’ is back by popular demand. The University of KZN’s Howard College Campus is home to the ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE (031 260 2296). One of Durban’s busiest commercial theatres, it hosts a range of shows, from rock ‘n roll to dance and drama, as well as festivals. Until 2 April Kevin Fraser’s ‘Life On The Hedge’ is part of a ground breaking 2017 comedy tour across 15 cities and five countries; 7-30 April Kander and Ebb’s wildly entertaining musical ‘Chicago’ comes to Durban with an all-star cast and live nine-piece band; 16 May-3 June ‘Mamba Republic’ is a rapidly-paced satirical sketch reuniting the talents of Ben Voss (Beauty Ramapelepele) & John van de Ruit (Spud). The RHUMBELOW THEATRE (031 205 7602) is a popular venue well known for its drag shows and musicals, situated in Cunningham Avenue, Umbilo. • 7-9 April Comedy with Tony Stewart; • 14-16 April ‘The Best of Country’; • 21-22 April The close harmonies and smooth sounds of the vocal trio ‘Mitzy George’; • 28-30 April ‘A Tribute to Mama Africa’ April-May 2017 D4AS 7


WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL MARKETS & SHOPPING

ART GALLERIES

The SMARKET (082 741 8805) is a street food market at 8 Morrison Street. Fabulous Food Vendors, appealing local crafts and music – plus horseracing and R50 000 in appliances to be won – can be found at the EAT GREEK NIGHT MARKET (031 563 3877) on 28 April from 16:00 to 21:00 at Greyville Racecourse. The I ♥ MARKET (031 582 8242 or www.iheartmarket.blogspot.com) Moses Mabhida Stadium. Musgrave Centre’s ROOF TOP NIGHT MARKET (031 277 8420) Under new management, ‘PLAN B’ ESSENWOOD MARKET (081 370 7577) MUSGRAVE CENTRE (031 277 8420) is one of Durban’s oldest and best-loved centres. The VICTORIA STREET MARKET (031 306 4021), Durban’s original Indian market, is situated in Berta Mkhize Street. THE STABLES (031 312 3058), a family and pet-friendly environment situated at Jacko Jackson Drive, next to King’s Park. The AMPHITHEATRE CRAFT MARKET (031 301 3200) is open every Sunday 09:00-16:00 on Durban Beachfront. Located behind Greyville Racecourse, First Avenue, the GREYVILLE CAR BOOT & SECOND HAND CLOTHING MARKET (083 300 2999). 8 D4AS April-May 2017

The DURBAN ART GALLERY (031 311 2264/9) based in Durban City Hall is home to artworks from Europe, the East and Africa, dating from the 15th century to the present day. Located at 3 Millar Rd, off Umgeni Rd, ARTSSPACE DURBAN (031 312 0793). 8-27 April ‘Together Apart’ is a group show featuring two artists within the same ‘family’. Open Monday-Friday 09:30-17:00; Saturdays & public holidays 09:0013:00, the ARTISAN CONTEMPORARY GALLERY (031 312 4364) at 344 Florida Road. KZNSA GALLERY (031 277 1705) in Bulwer Rd, Glenwood. Open Tuesday-Friday 09:00-17:00, Saturday 09:00-16:00, Sunday 10:00-15:00. Until 9 April ‘Five Degrees of Realism’ is a group show by Louise Hall, Ian Calder, Terence King, Terri Broll and Heather Gourlay-Conyngham in the Main Gallery; ‘Longing to Grasp’ features a series of woodcut prints with ink wash by Sthenjwa Luthuli in the Mezzanine Gallery. The Small Craft Harbour’s BAT CENTRE (031 332 0451) RIVERTOWN CONTEMPORARY GALLERY (031 311 2263), 102-120 Florence Nzama St.


WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL Situated at 120 Florida Rd, the ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY (031 303 8133). Open Monday-Friday 08:00-16:30, Saturday 09:00-12.30. The AFRICAN ART CENTRE (031 312 3804) at 94 Florida Rd nurtures & promotes the work of original artists & craftspeople, & showcases a variety of high quality fine art, Zulu beadwork, ceramics and baskets. Every purchase made from the African Art Centre provides income & employment for more than 600 artists & crafters supported by the Centre.

MUSEUMS 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. Situated at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga Rd, the DURBAN HOLOCAUST CENTRE (031 368 6833). 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)

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL 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. It comes as no surprise that Durban’s ‘Golden Mile’ has earned a TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’, as the glorious BEACHFRONT PROMENADE. The colourful Art Deco styled SUNCOAST CASINO & ENTERTAINMENT WORLD (031 328 3000). The DURBAN ICE ARENA (031 332 4597) at 81 Somtseu Road. Open seven days a week during the school holidays. The refurbished MINI TOWN (031 337 7892) & FUNWORLD (031 332 9776)on North Beach boasts. MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM (031 582 8242). The Skycar takes visitors on a two-minute trip to the 106 metre high 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! Founded over 150 years ago, the DURBAN BOTANIC GARDENS (031 332 4000) in John Zikhali (Sydenham) Road.

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) waterfront marina on the Victoria embankment next to the Yacht Mole. Boat cruises around the bay can be organised with the ISLE OF CAPRI (031 305 3099) or SARIE MARAIS (031 3047737 or Durban Charter Boat Association (031 301 1115) The beautiful MITCHELL PARK (031 303 2275) in Innes Road. Open daily 08:00-16:30, Durban’s GREEN HUB (031 322 6026/7 or www.durbangreencorridor.co.za) 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. The majestic gold-domed JUMMAH MUSJID MOSQUE (031 306 0026) on the corner of Dr Yusuf Dadoo (Grey) and Dennis Hurley (Queen). The EMMANUEL CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL (031 306 3595) in the CBD is notable for its Gothic architecture. 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. April-May 2017 D4AS 11


USHAKA (full pg)

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WHAT’S ON…DURBAN CENTRAL 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.

dolphin and seal stadia, a snorkel reef and dive tank, water adventure centre, kids’ entertainment zone and a pristine stretch of beach. THE ISLAMIC PROPAGATION CENTRE INTERNATIONAL (IPCI) was founded in 1957 by the Late Shaikh Ahmed Deedat. He had dedicated more than 40 years of his life presenting Islam, mainly to non-Muslims across the world. He had published over 20 books and distributed millions of copies of these free of charge.

HELICOPTER FLIP (Air Safaris 084 257 0835) or a SEGWAY TOUR (031 303 4534) Moses Mabhida Stadium. USHAKA MARINE WORLD (031 328 8000) is Africa’s largest marine theme park and comprises

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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EATING OUT…DURBAN CENTRAL RESTAURANTS 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 Cafƒ 1999............................. 031 202 3406 Cafƒ Jiran ............................ 031 332 4485 California Dreaming............. 031 332 0037 Canvas Grill ......................... 031 201 3096 Cargo Hold, uShaka Marine World ......... 031 328 8065 Corner Cafƒ.......................... 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 4564000 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 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 MEDITERRANEAN & PIZZA Casa Bella............................ 031 007 0136 Ciao Bella Cafƒ .................... 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 INDIAN & CURRY Al Mehran............................ 031 332 5127 Cane Cutters........................ 031 201 1603 April-May 2017 D4AS 15


EATING OUT…DURBAN CENTRAL 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 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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FISH 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


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 situatead on the coast a short drive south of Durban.

This part of the coast is a popular destination for scuba divers who come to explore Aliwal Shoal, a fossilised sand dune that lies 5km off the Umkomaas river mouth.

+27 31 903 7498 info@sapphirecoasttourism.co.za www.sapphirecoasttourism.co.za Sapphire Coast Tourism

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WHAT’S ON…SAPPHIRE COAST 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.

MARKETS & SHOPPING 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.

See the new shop at 32 Arbour Crossing (opp. Makro). They stock a variety of fashion handbags. Genuine leather shoes sizes 3 to 10. Lay-byes 3 months. It is the ideal opportunity to please yourself and at the same time support local. The factory has been going for ±39 years and Marlene’s brother, the founding member. The shoes are made in SA. Owners Marlene & Tracy have a quarter decade of experience between them & decided to go on their own for the first time with Froggie backing them. SHOP 32 ARBOUR CROSSING, AMANZIMTOTI (OPP. MAKRO) FOR HOLIDAY HOURS CONTACT 063 414 0883 / 083 325 4566 TRADING HOURS: Mon to Fri 9am - 6pm / Sat 9am - 5pm / Sun & Public Holidays 9am - 4pm 18 D4AS April-May 2017


WHAT’S ON…SAPPHIRE COAST EVENTS 16 April 06:00 Dick King Half Marathon: 15km walk & 21km run – Amanzimtoti Main Beach (083 463 4533)

29 April South Coast Highland Gathering Championship – Lords & Legends Sports Café, Amanzimtoti Sports Centre 29 April 10:00 Coastal Music Experience – Magabheni Sports Ground, Umkomaas 13 May Roadhogs Durban ‘Charity Day Jol’ with fun and games, crafts stalls, food and beverages – Umsinsi Adventures, next to Toti Brewery (082 351 5790) ATTRACTIONS

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 mini-golf, a games arcade and bumper cars. 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.

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. 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. EATING OUT 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 April-May 2017 D4AS 19


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 SPORTS

ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS

ROAD RUNNING 20 April 18:00 Durban Runner Miway Mizuno Mixed League Time Trial – Hillcrest Villagers (084 599 5991) 21 May Ma’am Jila Memorial 10km Challenge – Mgenge Store Sankontshe, Hammarsdale (084 644 2733) ENTERTAINMENT RHUMBELOW THEATRE @TINA’S (14 Beryldene Road, Kloof, 031 764 7843) • 1-2 April ‘COLD FACT – RODRIGUES’ is a musical tribute performed by Barry Thomson and The Reals; • 10-13 April 10:00 ‘Seaside Suzy’ is a delightful musical puppet pantomime for children; • 10-13 April 11:30 ‘Cherry’s Dotty Fun Show’ with Adi Paxton, aka Cherry the Magical Clown; • 23 April An evening of live country music with vocal trio ‘MitzyGeorge’; • 6-7 May ‘Crossroads – Clapton & Friends’ highlights Eric Clapton’s greatest hits; • 20-21 May Anthony Stonier takes a ‘down memory-lane’ meander through the melodies of famous musicals.

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 as well as fine investment art by SA masters. Situated at 237 Old Main Rd, Botha’s Hill, WOZA MOYA GALLERY (031 765 5866) Open Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00; Sat 08:00-14:00. MARKETS & SHOPPING 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 06:3011:30 at Lot 457, MR551, Shongweni; see www.shongwenimarket.co.za.

The KLOOF & HIGHWAY SPCA MARKET (031 764 1212) hosts open market days 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. April-May 2017 D4AS 21


WHAT’S ON…1000 HILLS TOURISM MARKETS & SHOPPING

ATTRACTIONS

OXFORD VILLAGE (031 765 2500) is the old Heritage Market.

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.

Situated at 141 Inanda Road WATERCREST MALL (031 763 1551)

MAKARANGA GARDEN LODGE (031 764 6616) is a botanical wonderland situated off Igwbaba Road, Kloof.

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WHAT’S ON…1000 HILLS TOURISM The DRUMSHACK EXPERIENCE (083 704 4879) an evening of magical rhythms, funky grooves and community drumming. 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).

See raptors in action in free-flight and interactive demonstrations at the AFRICAN BIRD OF PREY SANCTUARY (031 785 4382) Explore ANIMAL FARMS: WILLOW CREEK (078 760 5436) in Hillcrest WINSOME VIEW ANIMAL FARM AND COUNTRY BISTRO (031 769 1500) in Summerveld ANIMAL FARMYARD AND TEAGARDEN (031 765 2240) in Hillcrest

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EATING OUT…1000 HILLS TOURISM RESTAURANTS INTERNATIONAL 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 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 24 D4AS April-May 2017

SPANISH, PORTUGUESE & THE AMERICAS Bazaruto’s........................... 031 764 4406 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


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

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WHAT’S ON…UMHLANGA EVENTS

ENTERTAINMENT

1 April 13:00 F Ink Party: Album launch #BadHair by Mabala Noise’s Nasty C – Hangar 8, Virginia Airport 8 April 18:30 Dr Tumi: The 10 Cities Grand Tour – Rhema, Durban North

7 May The Deloitte Challenge 42km Run, 21km & 10km Run/Walk – Sibaya Casino / LaLucia Mall (083 252 0691)

IZULU THEATRE (SIBAYA CASINO & ENTERTAINMENT KINGDOM, 031 580 5701) • Until 2 April Directed by Yugan Naidoo, ‘One For The Road’ features comedy, nostalgia and toe-tapping songs from yesteryear; • 7-8 April Chutney Nagara Nite entitled ‘Hotter than Hot’ and featuring two of KZNs premier Nagara groups; • 14-15 April ‘Beyond Belief’ with renowned mentalist and infotainer, Roy Zaltsman; • 21-23 April Comedy with Aunty Sheila in ‘Hello Darling... Sheila Here’; • 27-29 April ‘Curry Balls Comedy Show’ with top comedians such as Henry Ramkisson, Koobeshen Naido (Dingalings), Kamz Govender, Daryl Williams, Andrew Hughes, Masood Boomgaard and Kayla; • 30 April ‘Dont Pillay With Us’ unites veteran entertainers and comedians Neville and Mervyn Pillay for a show packed with stand-up comedy, skits and parodies; • 13 May ‘Shakti Beats Musical Mania KZN’ features a vibrant and versatile indo-eastern musical show band hailing from Gauteng;

14 May Starling Plumber 21km & 10km Run / Walk Mount – Edgecombe Recreational Grounds (071 917 8313)

KRAKATOA ACTION BAR (Sibaya Casino, 031 580 5170) Bhangra evenings every Friday with DJ Elvis & the Dbn Desi Crew.

14-17 April Umhlanga Tourism Easter Festival – Umhlanga Main Beach (031 561 4257) 16 April 14:00 Easter Sunday Picnic – KwaMashu Fan Park 23 April 14:00 Ekuvukeni Gospel Concert – Ekuvukeni Resource Centre, KwaMashu 28-30 April Amabhubesi Rally & Festival draws motorcycle enthusiasts from across South Africa – Hazelmere Dam, Verulam Canelands 1 May 14:00 ‘Face To Face With Zookey Zarling’ celebrates the launch of Zukiswa Vutela’s long-awaited book and DVD recording – Sharks Board, Umhlanga 11 May 16:30 Elemis Men’s Spa Evening – Oyster Box Hotel (083 627 7249) 17 May 07:00 Impi Challenge Obstacle Trail Run – Virginia Trails (087 013 5044) ROAD RUNNING

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WHAT’S ON…UMHLANGA MARKETS & SHOPPING

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A variety of fresh and homemade produce, craft stalls, live music and an adventure playground for children are to be found at GOLDEN HOURS FAMILY MARKET (083 262 3693). Located in Uitsig Road behind Hyper-by-the-Sea, Durban North.

Situated at 490 Riverside Road on the banks of the Umgeni, the UMGENI RIVER BIRD PARK (031 579 4600). There are free-flight bird shows at 11:00 & 14:00, Tues-Sun.

Great for kids and family outings, HASHTAG MARKET (082 460 0625) is situated at 14 Fairview Drive, Umhlanga. Opening on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00, it has a wide range of craft products and artisanal food. The WONDER MARKET (079 747 7661) in the beautiful surroundings of Chris Saunders Park, opposite Gateway, offers food, craft and more on the last Sunday of the month from 09:00-14:00. The UMHLANGA FARMERS’ MARKET (082 413 1887) takes place every Wednesday from 10:00-13:00 at Autumn Drive, Prestondale. 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. 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.

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. The only organisation of its kind in the world, the SHARKS BOARD (031 566 0400) in Umhlanga has audiovisual shows, shark dissections and life-like replicas of sharks and other fish in its museum. 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. 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. April-May 2017 D4AS 27


EATING OUT…UMHLANGA RESTAURANTS INTERNATIONAL Africa to Asia, Sibaya Casino ......................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

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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, Westbrook Beach................032 943 3558 Tashas, Gateway..................031 566 5209 Union Square, Durban North.......................031 563 0923 Vovo Telo Umhlanga ...........031 561 6593 MEDITERRANEAN & PIZZA 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, /North...........031 941 1181 The Mad Italian, D/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


EATING OUT…UMHLANGA Remo’s Originale, Mt Edgecombe....................031 539 5955 Remo’s Villaggio, Umhlanga ...........................031 561 7143 Spiga D’oro, Durban North... 031 303 9511/2 Splashes .............................031 572 3152 Tatum’s Caffe Italia, La Lucia...............................031 572 5670 INDIAN & CURRY 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 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

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

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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 110 Stockville Road, Westmead, GIBA GORGE MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK (031 769 1527).

EVENTS 15 April 12:00 The Gwara Nation is a music concert comprising house DJs, Hip-Hop and Kwaito – KwaNdengezi Sports Field 22 April Pedal 4 Pink Cycle Tour – Giba Gorge (fiona@gibagorge.co.za)

EATING OUT INTERNATIONAL

14 May Gajiga Run – Giba Gorge (fiona@gibagorge.co.za)

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

ENTERTAINMENT

MEDITERRANEAN & PIZZA

RAINBOW RESTAURANT (23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown, 083 463 8044 / 031 702 9161 or www.therainbow.co.za) 2 April 13:00 Sibusiso ‘Mash’ Mashiloane – Album Launch. (Tickets at the door or www.webtickets.co.za)

Lupa Osteria, Westville.............. 031 266 8793

MARKETS & SHOPPING

Aroy Thai ................................... 031 262 1299 Foon Lok Nien............................ 031 266 2931 Le Thai........................................ 031 266 7368 Marulas....................................... 031 266 7600

THE PAVILION (031 275 9818) is a premier shopping and entertainment destination Open daily 09:00-19:00. WESTWOOD MALL (031 279 2160) is situated near 45th Cutting in Westville.

INDIAN & CURRY Chai Kadai................................... 031 836 4649 My Diners, Westwood Mall........ 031 266 1540 THAI, CHINESE & SUSHI

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

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

Fat Fish, Westville Junction........ 031 266 7556 Jimmy’s Prawns, Westwood....... 031 266 6016 John Dory’s, Village Market ........ 031 266 0184 TAVERNS & PUBS The Rainbow, Pinetown ............. 031 702 9161 Shaka’s Pub & Grill , Pinetown... 076 808 7909 Waxy O’Connor’s, Westville ....... 031 266 2565 April-May 2017 D4AS 31


The South Durban Basin (Sodurba) encompasses the Bluff, Merebank, Wentworth, Austerville, Isipingo, Treasure Beach, Mobeni, Jacobs, Prospecton, Woodlands, Montclair, Umlazi, 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.

Cell: 083 452 2958 | www.sodurba.com

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WHAT’S ON…SODURBA EVENTS 1-4 April 2nd Annual Maritime Summit – Maritime School of Excellence, Old Durban Airport (031 301 0950) MARKETS & SHOPPING Comprising stalls, a garden, live entertainment and pub grub, the DUTCH CLUB FLEA MARKET (031 467 2300) is held every Saturday from 07:00 till 14:00 at 111 Tara Road, Bluff. ATTRACTIONS

championship course. The coastal waters are ideal for water sports like surfing, paddleskiing, snorkelling and spearfishing, and beautiful Brighton Beach has been granted pilot Blue Flag status. TREASURE BEACH (031 467 8507) is an environmental education centre situated on the Bluff. The southern basin’s other NATURE RESERVES include the lovely wetland and birders’ paradise of Bluff Nature Reserve, the Bayhead mangrove swamps, and the indigenous coastal forest of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve in Yellowwood Park. EATING OUT

Designed in the shape of a lotus flower, 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. SPORTS ACTIVITIES are numerous, with Bluff National Park Golf Club (031 467 7627) offering a good 18-hole

A Tasca, Malvern..................031 463 3411 African Peninsula................031 467 1045 El-Arish................................031 467 9576 Chicken Shack Café .............031 467 9461 Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian 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 KuD’Ta, Wilson’s Wharf....... 076 448 7066 Lords and Legends, Bluff.....031 467 1677 Royal Indian Cuisine, Escombe..............................031 464 2581 April-May 2017 D4AS 33


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 Umlazi.

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 Umlazi is the third-biggest township in South Africa and is 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, & more. EVENTS

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.

30 April 18:00 Umlazi Gospel Extravaganza features gospel music and a motivational message – Umlazi Comtech 6 May 10:00 Open Minds Events seminar emphasising sustainable living, community education, wellness and personal growth – Umlazi Cinema Hall ATTRACTIONS 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.

EATING OUT Café Afromeat..................... 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 April-May 2017 D4AS 35


Clermont was a black middle income township during the apartheid days surrounded by Westville, Kloof, New Germany and Inanda in the distance. The main road is called Clermont Road and was named after Sir Clermont, a farmer in the area who sold his land. It was the only place in Durban where black people were able to buy property and build houses.

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.

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. 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. 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. ART & CULTURE 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.

Founded in 1858, the Lutheran Mission Station of CHRISTIANANBURG is one of the oldest places of worship in Clermont. 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. The HINDU TEMPLE bears witness to former residents of Clermont – Indian farmers who sold their produce at local markets here and further afield.

EATING OUT 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 April-May 2017 D4AS 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 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 Tel: 031 519 0841 KWAMASHU One & Only Cell: 082 964 3289

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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). 40 D4AS April-May 2017

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


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DFAS April- May 2017  

Durban events for the months of April and May 2017.

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