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,...

Local Paradise

Take a deep breath of ocean air, soak in the sun and enjoy some #goodtimesandtanlines at the Surf Motel. As you step foot into the Surf Motel, your mind flatlines and starts to play “Island in the Sun” by Weezer. I’m not kidding. The Surf Motel brand and concept was established in 2017, taking an outdated holiday accommodation and breathed a fresh, cool, modern surf look and feel. The motel fits its beach theme. Not...

Wanderlust

Most people don’t know of the true beauty that the Garden Route of South Africa has to offer. Local travel enthusiast couple, did the ultimate Garden Route road trip, and we get to read first-hand of their beautiful adventure. Wanderlust (noun): a strong desire to travel. Say hello to this fantastic couple from Umhlanga! Nick and Shelley are both 30-somethings with a massive love for travel. Whether it’s down the road from where they live...

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The Millenial Umhlanga

Looking back on the history of our beautiful town, we acknowledge what a wonderful place it can be to visit time and again as a prized holiday destination. Suppose you grew up anywhere in the North Durban area. In that case, you can probably still remember the ‘long’ drive from Durban North to Umhlanga. Once you passed Sunningdale, you literally drove through the sugar cane fields down into the Somerset Valley, up onto the Ridge,...

It’s Time to Travel | Travel SA Magazine

Cover image: Emdoneni Lodge   TRAVEL SA brings you a snippet of what is to come in their December mag. There is a desire and real need for most people to “get away” from time to time. In this spread, we hope to spark some interest and options for future travel bookings. We do have amazing bush, beach and Berg options right here in KZN, so why not take advantage of that and travel locally...

Escape to the Midlands

The Midlands is one of the most popular destinations in South Africa for good reason! We take a look at some amazing places to stay when you are visiting this magical part of South Africa, escaping from the hustle and bustle of city living.   Granny Mouse Country House & Spa As one of the oldest establishments in the Midlands area, Granny Mouse is well-known for its romantic atmosphere and culinary delights. Guests come from...

Dream Wedding Venues

These enchanting wedding venues are the perfect place for you and your beloved to tie the knot!   Bayala Private Safari Lodge & Camp At Bayala Private Safari Lodge & Camp in Northern Zululand, KZN, an easy three hour drive from Durban, we offer the ideal destination-wedding venue where you are assured of the most memorable evening, weekend or week long affair imaginable. Share your dreams, wishes and specific needs and we will customise your...

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and, while all the single people out there are dealing with their singledom, those in relationships are going through their own stress: what on earth do I buy my loved one this year? Ladies Gift Guide Gone are the days of flowers and chocolates. I’m sorry, but women want — and deserve — more! (But, please note: we never say “no” to perfume!). Guys, here are some ideas for what...

The Real Grooms of Umhlanga

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the unique perspectives of 3 local grooms! Planning a wedding is not exclusive to blushing brides or professional event coordinators. If we were to disregard the frills for a moment, the fundamental premise of a wedding is rooted in unity. From venues and decor to music and catering, a wedding is a manifestation of the bride and groom’s love for one another. The following local grooms...

Tranquil Honeymoon at The Cavern

A honeymoon set in the mountains is the perfect way to spend time together, especially when you are at The Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa in the Northern Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal. The gentle arms of nature immediately cradle you as you arrive at The Cavern. It is all around you: hillsides of waving grass hiding families of resting Mountain Reedbuck, steep rocky ravines with tumbling waterfalls and secret places within the forested kloofs. The Cavern...