Exceeding All Expectations: The Thanda Safari Experience

A comfortable drive from the Midlands into the bush is our family’s ultimate spoil and preferred “breathing space”! During this weekend trip, we stayed at Thanda Tented Camp at Thanda Safari and absolutely loved it! From the moment we arrived, the staff were super attentive and friendly.   The Game Drives Our weekend started with a quick but very delicious late lunch. We then left for our first game drive of the trip, with reasonably...

Escape to the Mountains

Drakensberg Experience invited us to explore the beauty of, and the fun things to do in, Central Drakensberg. From getting our hearts racing at Vertical Rush Adventure Centre to the amazing accommodation and food at Champagne Castle Hotel, it was a truly memorable trip.   Only a three-hour drive from Umhlanga, Central Drakensberg is the perfect escape from day-to-day life to ease the mind and body surrounded by breathtaking scenery, but also to ignite your...

Happy Honeymooning

You have just tied the knot and said ‘I do’ to a future together. Now you want to celebrate the new chapter. Forget about going overseas! South Africa is home to some of the most beautiful honeymoon spots. We share four amazing destinations that will have you and your partner swooning while you’re honeymooning.   Treat yourself and your partner to an oasis of tranquillity with breathtaking views, unsurpassed natural spoils, and the serenity of...

World-Class Accomodation

Have a luxurious, one-of-a-kind experience in this urban and cutting edge escape. The Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga is an upscale, modern, sleek and sophisticated property which seeks to provide genuine, heartfelt hospitality and inspiring magical moments that matter. The meetings and events area comprises eight elegant meeting and conference venues, fitted with state-of-the-art equipment including video conferencing capabilities and free high-speed Wi-Fi. The ballroom seats 600 guests in a cinema style and leads into...

#FABSTUFF OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

The Hypersphere Mini by Hyperice Packed with Power! This massage ball fits into the palm of your hand with three speeds of vibration – low, medium, and high. You can roll it over your muscles, wherever they need some loosening up. The compact, textured, vibrating Hypersphere Mini is affordable, travel-friendly and fitness enthusiasts swear by it. Ideal for rolling out after a workout, but also great for those long workdays spending too much time sitting down....

Explore Africa’s Wilderness

With three outstanding accommodations to choose from, you’ll find the right one for you on your next adventure into the bush.   mFulaWozi Wilderness Private Game Reserve Located in the heart of Zululand in KwaZulu Natal, just two and a half hours drive from Durban; it is the home to sister-lodges Biyela and Mthembu. Carefully built by hand by members of the local Mthembu and Biyela Zulu clans, allowing the guests to immerse themselves in...

Trailblazing

Put on your running shoes and let’s go! Firstly, I’m not a runner. When COVID-19 hit South Africa’s shores in 2020 and restrictions were placed on contact sport, my hockey league and club couldn’t take place. So, I started running more in the Estate I live in, and soon after, I was invited to join a group of ladies, the BABs (Bad Ass Babes), who also run in the Estate. They convinced me to run...

Personalised Real Estate

Two real estate agencies merge and combine their efforts to improve the concept and perception of home and comfortable living. Blueprint Realty has announced its merger with LIVE Real Estate as a step into the future. They are committed to being a real estate agency with a thorough understanding of what it takes to help clients find their homes, and their track record for going beyond the call of duty speaks for itself.   This...

Connecting People Through Coffee

If you’ve driven through the beachfront over the last few months, you would have probably noticed the friendly faces gathering outside a quaint wooden shed propped primely on the corner of South Beach Road and Margaret Bacon Avenue at Fairlight B&B.   On a scorching hot summer’s day in Umdloti, Bruce and Michele Deeb, owners of a familiar and firm favourite, Fairlight B&B, sat down with me under an umbrella with a decadent iced coffee....

It’s About the Vibe

As pioneers in the social lifestyle venue category, News Cafe Umhlanga is delighted to celebrate its fifth birthday! Proudly held by Fournews, News Cafe opened the first store in Hatfield in 1995. News Cafe has grown into a multi-national household name nearly three decades later and remains synonymous with innovative thinking within the food and social market space. A proudly African brand, News Cafe has expanded to multiple African countries. In South Africa, ideally situated...