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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...
10 Dropdead Gorgeous Places to Visit on the East Coast of South Africa
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10 Dropdead Gorgeous Places to Visit on the East Coast of South Africa

The East Coast of South Africa is vast. So vast that it’s not known as the ‘East Coast’, the way the West Coast is known as the ‘West Coast’ - probably because the Eastern Cape makes up such a large portion of it, leading to confusion. But also because t...
Umhlali Coffee Cafe Crawl
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Umhlali Coffee Cafe Crawl

I had the most wonderful morning last Saturday; enjoying a long overdue catchup with a very dear school friend. We had last seen each other at my 40th birthday lunch in November and here we were in July … where had the time gone too? As she lives in Durban ...
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...
A Visit to Harold Johnson Nature Reserve
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A Visit to Harold Johnson Nature Reserve

When you live on a farm, like we do, and the closest Ster Kinekor is an hour’s drive and two toll gates away, it is sometimes necessary to make your own entertainment. We did this a few Sunday’s ago when I suggested breakfast at the Harold Johnson Nature Re...
Bistro 98 at Dunkirk Estate – A Review
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Bistro 98 at Dunkirk Estate – A Review

I am always eager to try out new places to eat on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu Natal and because Bistro 98 had been recommended to me, we booked a table for dinner on my birthday. Located within the Clubhouse of the gated Dunkirk Estate in Salt Rock, Bistro 98...
Zinkwazi Photographs
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Zinkwazi Photographs

Zinkwazi is probably one of my most favourite places in South Africa.  A small seaside village on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu Natal, it hasn’t changed much since we started visiting it thirty odd years ago.  In fact the only growth is Prouds Pizza on the beac...
I Love Salt Rock Because …
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I Love Salt Rock Because …

Hi, I’m Louise from Salt Rock on the Dolphin Coast. Salt Rock IS BEST KNOWN FOR the lovely beaches. The beaches of KwaZulu Natal are lucky enough to have warm water pretty much all year around so a swim is always possible! WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE...
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...
I Love Zinkwazi because …
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I Love Zinkwazi because …

Hi, I’m Helen, a Marketing and Tourism Manager from Cape Town. I lived near Zinkwazi (North Coast, KwaZulu Natal) when I was growing up and still visit regularly so thought I’d share some of my favourites ... ZINKWAZI IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful, mostly...
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...