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Explore Umhlanga

Explore Umhlanga

“Umhlanga” is a Zulu word that means “place of reeds”. The town is named after the nearby Ohlanga River and covers a total area of less than 20 square kilometres. As part of the KwaZulu-Natal province, though, Umhlanga is near to a number of attractions and activities that are associated with this tourist base.

Umhlanga was founded in 1895, but it was only from the 1980’s onward that it began to be developed as a tourist, residential and commercial epicentre. Despite this development, Umhlanga retains a small-town look and feel. As such, it is a fabulous place to be based during your time in KwaZulu-Natal and its surrounds, particularly the metropolis of Durban. Today, it is known as a holiday retreat; an escape from city living. Read More »

Keeping Busy in Ballito

Keeping Busy in Ballito

Ballito is one of the Kwa-Zulu Natal’s coastline’s most popular vacation towns, and is a favourite amongst South African families as well as many visitors from abroad. Just 47 km from Durban, Ballito is a well-known beach retreat with a balmy sub-tropical climate and stretches of beautiful beaches. While the order of the day in Ballito is, most often, relaxing on the warm sands, taking dips in the warm Indian Ocean or playing with family and friends on the beach, there are other things to do and see.

During your time in Ballito, even if you are only there for a day or two, consider visiting some of these local attractions … Read More »

Things to Do in Durban

Things to Do in Durban

Welcome to the playground of the Zulu Kingdom! Durban, or eThekweni, is a city that enjoys year round good weather, temperate warm waters of the Indian Ocean, golden beaches and tropical vegetation.

Durbs (as it is fondly called by the locals) has something to offer everyone.  If your ideal holiday is lying on the beach, then pick your spot of sand on any of the 6kms of beaches along the Golden Mile. If golf is your game, book a round at the world renowned golf course of the Durban Country Club. The city is sports crazy, and hosts various international contests, including Read More »