It’s time to come together and support our local businesses that make our East Coast the amazing place that it is.
Zakeeya Mitha started off in 2011 from her home kitchen selling macarons to friends and family, and then ventured into her very first market at Buxtons Centre in 2013, where her macarons became a popular edition. The ice cream macaron was introduced to the Sugarlicious range in 2015 and the phenomenal response led to them opening their first store on Palm Boulevard in a space that used to be a staircase. Sugarlicious now has three stores and they have moved to a production kitchen – talk about a success story! “I saw Umhlanga go from sugarcane fields to a vibrant, built-up mini hub of activity and amazing new spaces during the past 19 years. It is amazing to still be able to feel the holiday atmosphere while having access to most of the major international brands and companies within a few kilometres,” says Zakeeya. Visit the store in Umhlanga Ridge and feast your eyes and taste buds on their exquisite range of Ice Cream Macarons, Chocolate Ganache Macarons, Chocolate Mousse Pillow Cakes, Ice Cream Macaron Cakes, Chocolate Truffles and 120ml ice cream cups.
2 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga
With its roots firmly set in passion and its flavours unapologetically Afro Porto, the Mozambik restaurant group is fast becoming one of South Africa’s leading dining brands. Inspired by the Afro-Porto fusion cuisine of Mozambik, the brand’s organic evolution has led to its current positioning: the taste of escape. It is a multi-sensory brand that is built around customer experience. In other words, dining at Mozambik delivers high-quality and tasty cuisine with an exceptional atmosphere and high service levels. Visiting their restaurant in The Pearls Mall, Umhlanga is like a mini holiday, a break, a taste of escape. From traditional fare such as prawns through to Mozambik’s famous chicken, the menu offers a wide variety of taste experiences. They’re passionate about friends and family coming together over exceptional food and a welcoming experience! This is exactly what we have created: a “Sink your toes into the sand and sip on cocktails and R&Rs while the sun goes down” experience.
Shop 9A, The Pearls Mall, Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga
Umhlanga Rocks SUPERSPAR
Umhlanga Rocks SUPERSPAR is a family owned and operated business, thus giving them an advantage over other large chain retailer stores. Their focus is to exceed their customers’ expectations and their main differentiator is stocking products that other stores don’t. They’re at the forefront of the ‘healthy lifestyle’ drive, and showcase a wide variety of products. They also make it easy for customers with dietary intolerances by providing everything under one roof, whether you’re gluten or dairy intolerant, vegan or diabetic. The store stocks a wide range of imported goods to make you reminisce about your last overseas holiday. They source the finest produce, freshest meat and produce and daily baked goods, at the right price – paired with their efficient and dedicated staff, they hope to accommodate their customers’ every requirement! What more could you ask for?
189 Ridge Road, Umhlanga Centre
BERNINA Durban North
BERNINA Durban North is a franchise sewing machine business established to retail the Swiss Bernina sewing machine. This brand of sewing machines is known for their high-quality manufacturing, durability and brilliant performance. The machines are made to the highest precision. The products and range of sewing services on offer meet a very high standard. BERNINA Durban North is very proud to have just celebrated their 36 year anniversary and were nominated as top franchise in South Africa for the 2020 financial year. The store is based in Durban North on Broadway. Approaching the store every day is always so pleasing as there is a sea view. BERNINA Durban North has an appeal to the community and the surrounding area and they have built up long standing relationships with many of their customers. “We love the fact that we are now servicing the grandchildren of our earliest customers,” says owner Debbie.
Shop 5, 10 Broadway, 4051