It’s almost leave time, and many of us will be jetting (or driving) off to the coast, the Berg and the bush in the next week or two. Here are a few fun things to do if you’re heading to Durban on your holiday!
Take a walk on the beachfront promenade. It runs from Suncoast Casino in the north to Addington Beach in the south. If you want to avoid the crowds, go in the early morning.
Visit Kingsmead for a classic Durban event: a day of cricket in the sunshine. There’s an international match on December 21st and two domestic matches during the holiday period. Check the Dolphins Cricket website for fixtures and tickets.
Wakaberry is Durban’s wildly popular frozen yoghurt franchise. Choose as many flavours and toppings as you like (it’s self-service) and pay by weight.
Tour the beautiful Durban Botanic Gardens (preferably with your Wakaberry in hand). The garden is home to magnificent trees and numerous themed gardens, eg. the Orchid House and the Sunken Garden.
What would you recommend holiday visitors do in your city?
Congratulations to you guys, and thank you to everyone who entered the competition. As always, I wish I had a bundle of additional tickets so that you could all win, but unfortunately that’s just not how it goes.
Magician Impossible Series 2 premiers on Wednesday the 21st of November at 20h30 on Discovery Channel, DSTV 121.
Get your PVR ready, take a day off work, do whatever it takes, you’re going to want to watch this!
Who doesn’t want to have their face on the front cover of a magazine? Well, if you’re one of those people who do, then there’s an opportunity for you.
A campaign has launched called Faces for Christmas, which is all about raising funds for those who deserve to feel the special spirit of Christmas as much as all of us. Here is the low down:
People of the North Coast are invited to add their photos to the cover of the December edition of The Ballito magazine, a quality, glossy magazine that highlights the lifestyle on the North Coast and specifically in the amazing town of Ballito. These photos will come together in an extraordinary collage of 140 faces on the cover of 10,000 copies of the magazine as it is printed and distributed around Ballito. Everyone taking part in Faces for Christmas is asked to kindly donated R100.00 toward the Faces for Christmas fund where all donations will go directly Vision153, a local NPO who understand exactly how to manage and administer funds to deserving people on the North Coast.
All you have to do is make a donation and submit your photograph and make sure that you purchase a copy of the magazine when it’s published, obviously.
For more details on submitting your photograph, click here.
SA citizens with an official green ID book can access the SANParks National Parks for free. Commercial activities within the parks (eg. guided game drives) are not included. National Parks Week started on Monday this week and ends tomorrow, Friday 14th of September. Two parks are excluded: Boulders in Table Mountain National Park and Namaqua National Park.
A quote from the article on News24:
According to SANParks Acting Head of Communications Paul Daphne the objective of the week is to cultivate a culture of pride in all South Africans in their relationship with the country’s natural, cultural and historical heritage, under the established theme “Know Your National Parks”.
The idea of a national parks focus week was conceived in 2006, after a realisation that a vast majority of South Africans were not accessing the national parks.
SANParks then embarked upon this campaign to encourage all South Africans, especially those from the communities around the parks, to share in what SANParks envisions to be “the pride and joy of all South Africans and the world”.
Which of our National Parks would you recommend that your fellow Saffas visit?