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Best Places to Stay on the Dolphin Coast
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Best Places to Stay on the Dolphin Coast

Best places to stay on the Dolphin Coast, South Africa ~ South Africa’s Dolphin Coast gives you endless summer with long stretches of beach washed by the Indian Ocean and sunrises that give new meaning to ‘waking to the dawn’. You’re in the right place if i...
The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa
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The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa

It’s not difficult to get swept up by the wildness of Kruger, the elegance of the Winelands, or the sophistication of Cape Town. But it is the small beach towns in South Africa that get to the heart of what it is to experience the country’s diversity - its ...
La Piazza – Ooh La La
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La Piazza – Ooh La La

My husband and I went out for dinner on Friday at a restaurant we found almost by accident. My first choice was for Thai but on arrival at the restaurant in Umhlali, it appeared that it has closed its doors for business (either that or they only operate during...
Burnedale Farmers Market
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Burnedale Farmers Market

We tried out the fantastic Burnedale Farmers Market over this past weekend. Having only started in mid-May, this market is going from strength to strength with the 25 stalls offering a wide range of products. I was particularly impressed with the purposefully ...
Sunday Lunch at the Fig Tree Restaurant
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Sunday Lunch at the Fig Tree Restaurant

I have just got home from a dear friends birthday lunch … when she turned 40 last year she convinced a group of us to go camping at Mt Splendour in the Drakensberg but luckily for us this year the celebration was a bit closer to home and didn’t involve setting...
Explore the Litchi Orchard Market
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Explore the Litchi Orchard Market

Anybody who knows me should know that I love a market and The Litchi Orchard Market in Umhlali, KwaZulu Natal is no exception to the rule. Since moving from Cape Town, in my eyes the Mecca of markets, to a farm just outside of Stanger a year ago the second poi...
A Quick Bite at Mo-zam-bik in Ballito – a review
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A Quick Bite at Mo-zam-bik in Ballito – a review

It was date night on Friday night, but more to the point I really didn’t feel like cooking so my husband and I headed to Ballito for a quick bite to eat. We had heard good reviews about a restaurant called Mo-zam-bik so thought we would give it a try. The ...
Breakfast at Zaras Café in Ballito – A Review
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Breakfast at Zaras Café in Ballito – A Review

Saturday was errand day in Ballito for my husband and I and as a reward for sitting in the traffic winding its way down to the Mr Price Pro surfing competition I treated us to breakfast at Zaras Café in the Lifestyle Centre. Zaras must have the prime spot i...
Burnedale Centre and Pottery Gallery – A Review
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Burnedale Centre and Pottery Gallery – A Review

Burnedale Centre and Pottery Gallery is a relatively new kid on the block in Umhlali but its well worth a visit – I was suitably impressed. Originally a farm, Burnedale is named after an Irishman, John Burne, who as a young man, came to South Africa as part...
Zoete Zonde in Ballito
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Zoete Zonde in Ballito

On Monday, January 7th I slipped back into routine again, and with that came the end of the festive season indulging, or should that be overindulging? Luckily for me however the line in the sand was drawn on January 7th which meant I had enough time to slot in...
Paintballing In KwaZulu Natal
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Paintballing In KwaZulu Natal

The game of paintballing is the perfect solution for those addicted to computer or Xbox games that involve combat. Instead of sitting in your revolving chair and clicking away at the controls, get out there and enjoy some real-life combat with friends. Thos...
I Love Ballito Because …
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I Love Ballito Because …

Hi, I’m Jaimé Ernst from Ballito in KwaZulu Natal. Ballito IS BEST KNOWN FOR its endless summers, golden beaches, breathtaking sunrises and regular sightings of the bottlenose dolphins that use our coastline as their playground. Fabulous golf courses, mo...
The Litchi Orchard Market in Umhlali, Dolphin Coast
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The Litchi Orchard Market in Umhlali, Dolphin Coast

The Litchi Orchard Market is located on Seaforth Avenue in the KwaZulu Natal coastal town of Umhlali and takes place on the first and third Saturday of each month between 8am and 1pm. Currently boasting about 30 stallholders with products ranging from artis...
Feverishly shopping at Fever Tree Market (in Ballito)
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Feverishly shopping at Fever Tree Market (in Ballito)

The Fever Tree Market operates every second Sunday of the month on Claremont Farm in Ballito (KwaZulu Natal) and as the name suggests, the focus point of the market is the Fever Tree. I’ve visited the market a few times myself - its GREAT for Christmas shoppin...
Ballito on the Dolphin Coast
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Ballito on the Dolphin Coast

The town of Ballito is one of the Dolphin Coasts premiere Tourist Destinations and the Pearl of the KwaZulu Natal North Coast. Ballito is well known for its superb, safe beaches. For the small price of a licence, which can be purchased at the Natal Sharks Boar...