Become an honorary wildlife officer

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If you’re passionate about wildlife and want to get more involved with conservation efforts in Durban then the honorary officer program with KZN Wildlife is for you. It’s a volunteer program that allows the public to get hands on with nature. The volunteers are people from different generations, professions and walks of life that have […]

Paradise Valley

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Beneath the bustling N3 freeway is a well-known nature reserve called Paradise Valley. The reserve is particularly popular because it’s a stone’s throw from the city and yet offers many trails in lush forest and a spacious picnic site. The picnic site is situated close to the entrance and is alongside the Umbilo river which […]

Peppa Pig Live In SA!

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This morning, the family went for the Peppa Pig Show at the Play House. As you would expect, the kids loved it. So in that respect, it’s worth it. The show isn’t too long as well, roughly 1.5 hours with intermission. Tickets are approximately R200 each which is understandable. However, paying R30 for a packet […]

Pros & Cons of Prepaid Electricity Meters

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I’m sure most of you have heard of prepaid electricity meters and wondered whether you should make the switch. Some people swear it’s cheaper and others consider anything prepaid to be inferior. Let me tell you about my experience and the advice that I was given. I’ve heard that prepaid meters are cheaper and the […]

Best Bunny Chow in Durban

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Who makes the best bunny chow in Durban? This question has led to many competitions with the winners proudly displaying their trophies and awards in store. Here’s the problem, you can’t compare a bunny entered into a competition with the everyday, over the counter bunny. Competitors bring their A game to the competition, they buy […]

The best snorkeling site for beginners near Durban

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A little known gem on the KZN coastline is Chaka’s Rock tidal pool in Salt Rock. The great thing about this pool is the abundance and variety of fish, coral and other creatures. It’s large enough for people to snorkel without feeling cramped. The depth varies so whether you’re an avid swimmer or unable to […]

Litchi Festival, Salt Rock

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In Durban, litchis are a big part of the festivities as they come into season in early December. The litchi festival in Salt Rock is a great option for tourists and locals that want to experience a litchi orchard first hand. However, you need to consider the weather in Ballito before travelling to the festival. […]

Trail of lights, Botanical Gardens

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If you’re old enough to remember going to Medwood Gardens to see the Nativity scene then “Trail of Lights” at the Botanical Gardens will bring back memories. The park is lit up with lights. There are people dressed in character, so the little ones and the young at heart, can take photos with fairies, Cinderella […]

Pallet Jack’s, Cornubia Mall

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If you haven’t heard of Pallet Jack’s. It’s a well balanced family friendly restaurant in Cornubia Mall. Why well balanced? Most restaurants cater for kids by having a play area in a corner. Alternatively, there are pay to play, kid’s play areas that also offer meals. Pallet Jack’s is the best of both worlds. They […]

Snow World, Gateway

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Snow World in Gateway Date: 1 December 2017 – 8 January 2018 Time: 10am – 6pm Daily Cost: R30 – R80 for 45min session The idea of experiencing snow in Durban without the long drive to the mountains is appealing. However, if you’re planning a visit to Snow World in Gateway, it’s best to not […]

My Little Picasso, Cornubia Mall

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If your child loves to paint then My Little Picasso is for you. Instead of offering the usual Jungle Gym facilities, the owners decided to focus on catering for the creative child. There’s various canvas sizes available. You choose one that suits your budget then the assistant helps your child to choose colours for the […]

Port Natal Maritime Museum

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The Port Natal Maritime Museum situated along the harbour is a little known tourist attraction in the city. Maritime history is not something that interests the masses but it’s a great place to snap some interesting photos. The museum has two vessels that you can board and explore. The volunteers at this museum invest a […]

24 hour printing service

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There are moments in life when things go wrong. Perhaps documents are misplaced or due to an oversight something crucial was forgotten and you need it printed out of working hours. I had a similar scenario recently and I needed a 24 hour printing service. I needed 400 pages printed for a presentation the next […]

Canoeing on the Umgeni River

Canoeing on the Umgeni River

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The Blue Lagoon is a famous braai spot but not many people have tried canoeing on the Umgeni River. Canoeing can be booked from the green hub office. You will be taken to the canoe club at the end of Blue Lagoon to get your gear. Be prepared to get a little wet, especially when […]

Durban Ice Rink

Durban Ice Arena

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Durban Ice Arena The Durban Ice Arena is probably the coolest place in Durban, pun intended. Whether you’re trying to beat the heat or just have some fun, going for a session is sure to be a blast and full of laughter. Ideally you’ll want to plan your trip here since they are open at […]

Durban Natural Science Museum

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Whether you’re a tourist or a Durbanite looking for an indoor activity for the family, the Durban Natural Science Museum in the heart of the city might be a good choice for you. I know what some of you are thinking, “A stuffy museum… No thank you!” I get it, a museum doesn’t sound fun […]

How to adopt a tortoise legally in KZN

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Many tortoises are taken out of their natural habitat each year and kept as pets. This has resulted in the leopard tortoise in particular becoming an endangered species. Keeping a tortoise without a permit from KZN wildlife is illegal. So how do law abiding citizens that are interested in a pet tortoise go about getting […]

Umgeni River Bird Park

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Positioned along the Umgeni River with it’s own waterfall and lush vegetation as a backdrop, the Umgeni River Bird Park is a great place to visit during your stay in Durban. The size of the park is adequate, you can spend a few hours here and still have time for another activity which is great […]

Tala Private Game Reserve

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If your family is split between city slickers and nature lovers then Tala Private Game Reserve might be the perfect place to stop by during your holiday in Durban. Since it’s only about an hour away from Durban, you can enjoy the urban lifestyle of the city with a day or two at Tala for […]

Shark Cage Diving

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There are a few companies that offer shark cage diving along the Kwa-Zulu Natal coast. We had the opportunity to go with Aliwal Shoal Scuba located in Umkomaas and had a blast. What to expect From their office, you change into wet suits and are driven a short distance to where the boats are. You […]

 
 
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