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Words by Jordie Trotter   Show your partner some love without breaking the bank! The month of love is here, and couples around the world take this time to celebrate one another and their relationships. While showering one another with gifts and enjoying romantic experiences together is wonderful, it can get expensive very quickly. We share some fabulous, affordable ways to show some love at any time of the year.   Play Board Games Together...

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Words by Jordyn Trollip   Your step-by-step guide to the ultimate Christmas table setting!   Step One: Pick Your Colours Having a colour scheme for your table will make your setting more cohesive and aesthetically appealing. Some great colour combinations for the holiday times are the classic red, white (or gold) and green, blue, white and silver, naval, dark green and white, or the more neutral white, grey and beige tones. If you really want...

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Cover photo: Gateway Theatre of Shopping   Who doesn’t love a good shopping spree during the holidays? Whether you’re looking for gifts, clothes, summer essentials, food or items to improve your home, Umhlanga has got you covered as we look at the malls and centres in the area and what makes their shopping experience unique.   Gateway Theatre of Shopping Meet a shopaholic’s paradise! Gateway has always been a popular choice for locals and visitors...

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Introducing the team behind the much-loved The Umhlanga Magazine! We love all things local, community and celebrating the beautiful Umhlanga. We pour our heart and soul into every edition we publish, and we’re thankful to have kept our magazine running as (un)usual throughout this tough year and continue to give our locals great stories! Meet our Fab Team and find out why they love being a part of this community.   WHAT DO YOU LOVE...

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Words by Savannah Greyvenstein   Christmas is around the corner, and I could not be more excited! And while, to most, it is the most wonderful time of the year, it’s not the most eco-friendly time of the year. With this in mind, here are a few fun tips on how you can make this Christmas a green one!   Choosing the Right Wrapping Paper While normal wrapping paper can be cute, its effect on...

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We chatted to some East Coast locals to find out what they’re missing or have missed during the lockdown.   Stefan Botha Director of Rainmaker Marketing   “Tuesday and Friday morning runs at Regents in Durban North. It’s become a ritual for so many Durbanites and I really miss the early vibe and the awesome start to the day.”   “I miss an ice-cold draught beer with friends at SandBar in Umdloti. A world-class spot...

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Have you ever heard an advert on the radio or a call to enter or audition and you think, “I wish I could do that”, but never really action it? Well, when Steve Harvey’s Family Feud call for entries was heard by the Fleming family, they leaped at the opportunity and they shared their story with us.   From what started with, “Let’s entertain Mom”, to being widely known and loved across South Africa, the...

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Where has the time gone? As we take a look at all of our covers, we can’t help but think of the amazing magazines we have created over the past few years, all with the help of the Umhlanga community. Without you, there would be no stories to share and nobody to read these stores! We have shared stories about people, the locals who make our community what it is, and about local businesses, events,...

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BUZZART IS BACK & IT’S ALL GREEN The KZNSA Gallery’s biggest local-only Christmas fair is open and runs until 12 January 2020. Not to be missed! The festive season was already kicked off at the opening party on Thursday 21 November with live DJs and the arts café open for food and drinks. This year’s Buzzart theme of ‘BEING GREEN’ focuses on goods and activities, that are recycled, up-cycled, reworked, previously loved, home-grown, indigenous, organic,...

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Break out the tinsel, squeeze back into your ABBAsolutely fABBAulous 70s apparel and book your end of year Christmas party with The ABBA Show coming to Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom’s Izulu Theatre from this Friday 13 December until Sunday 12 January 2020! Showtime Australia is bringing back their most popular production, The ABBA Show, after unprecedented interest in the worldwide phenomenon arose in early 2018. Durban is the second out of three stops in South Africa over this...