Spectacular Summer Sips

Take a look at the funkiest drinks of Umhlanga!   Freak Shakes at Romano Ice Cream Thick and creamy milkshake on a hot day? The answer is always yes! We went on a quest to find the craziest milkshakes on the East Coast, and Romano Ice Cream’s freak shakes top the list. Their three flavours, Oreo Bomb, Big Bang and Cotton Candy, are extravagant and heavenly sweet, so we had to try them all. Cotton...

A Showstopper for Performing Arts in Durban

KZN matriculants with a passion and talent for the performing arts often have to move across the country to complete further studies in the industry, where they may not even receive the qualifications needed to pursue a global career.   Welcome to the stage the International School of Performing Arts.   Located on Florida Road in the heart of Durban, ISPA is a tertiary musical theatre academy dedicated to comprehensively training young talent in all...

A Foodie Odyssey

Let’s go on an adventure to discover the tastes of Umhlanga. Our town is so diverse, including everything from Indian to Italian! They’re all there, just waiting for you to come to try them out.   A Little of France Château Gâteaux have been creating exceptional handcrafted quality cakes, pastries and treats since 1997 – that’s right, it is their 25th birthday this year! Every masterpiece is lovingly made with fine ingredients in their world-class,...

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...

THE VALENTINE’S DOUGH-NOTES RANGE IS HERE!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Krispy Kreme The month of love is upon us and Krispy Kreme’s Red Velvet Limited Edition range of Valentine’s Doughnuts are here to steal your heart. The Turkish Delight Kreme is simply ‘delightful’. It’s an unglazed Red Velvet heart filled with a Turkish Delight Kreme, hand-dipped in a Turkish delight milk choc dip, drizzled with a milk choc spread and topped with edible rose petals. It’s smooth, sweet and you won’t...

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Candy Cane Lane Holiday Light Drive-Through – A First for Durban Admittedly, the usual festive cheer that takes hold of Durbanites and visitors around December, has been a bit wanting over the past two years, with the COVID-19 pandemic scuppering the holiday plans for many.   The team that brings you KwaZulu-Natal’s largest holiday light show got thinking about a complementary experience that would cater to the many that would not be able to enjoy...

The Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill to go ahead with its COVID-19 safety programme

With the new Omnicron variant driving a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, concerns have been raised about health and safety and public events. Fortunately, event organisers of the 2021 Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill have implemented a stringent COVID-19 safety programme to protect contestants and visitors. This will allow the KwaDukuza event to go ahead as scheduled from 9 to 19 December. “In planning for The Ballito Pro, our COVID-19 safety programme has taken into...

RISE BY SIYA KOLISI – His truth. His story. In his words.

There have been many comments made and books written about Siya Kolisi, captain of the Springboks, and the first black man to lead his country in over 128 years of South African rugby. But now, for the very first time, Siya Kolisi shares his story in an extraordinarily intimate memoir, charting his journey from being born into the impoverished Zwide township, his 2018 appointment as captain of the Springboks – recognised worldwide as a pivotal...

Driving in Style

Featured image: VW T-Roc   Just imagine it for a second: you, driving around the streets of Umhlanga, in a stylish, jaw-dropping car. If that’s what you want your 2021 to look like, we’ve got two cars perfect for the job! Learn more about the popular Volkswagen T-Roc and Land Rover Discovery and why they’re your next dream cars.   Volkswagen T-Roc   This is a car that can match your confidence and make you...

On the Couch with Local Law Firms

We sit down with a few passionate lawyers and attorneys from Umhlanga to learn more about them and their firms.   Margaret Bigby and James Bigby from Woodhead Bigby Attorneys Tell us about Woodhead Bigby Attorneys Woodhead Bigby Inc. is a Durban based firm of attorneys, conveyancers and notaries public. We are siblings, attorneys and co-directors of the firm with our father, Scott Bigby, and six partners. 2021 marks the 100th year of the firm’s...