Casa Playa No. 5


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Casa Playa – Umhlanga Summer Festival

Umhlanga is a popular holiday destination for South Africa’s great December break. Is it a wonder, though, as Umhlanga boasts the most glorious weather, a picturesque beach, and a paved promenade which stretches for over 3 km? During December, the … Read More

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Catch Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live in October

Action sports icon, Travis Pastrana, is bringing Nitro Circus to South Africa this year – which is great news for all of the adrenalin junkies out there! Think mind-blowing stunts, epic tricks and a few awesome world firsts. If extreme … Read More

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KZN’s Most Famous Development – Moses Mabhida Stadium

Gauteng visitors to our shores will probable know about (or have attended) Joburg Day – an annual event featuring South Africa’s top music acts. Well, did you know that we have a Durban Day too? Yes, Huawei Durban Day takes … Read More

Umhlanga Rocks

Get in Touch with Nature

“Take a hike” may be yelled as an insult, but the reality couldn’t be further from it! Hiking along nature trails offers terrific benefits for your physical and mental health and well-being: Just one hour of hiking can burn well … Read More

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Above Par Golfing Experiences

This year’s Ryder Cup takes place 27 September to 2 October at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. While that is many miles from Umhlanga, it may well inspire you to hit a few balls at one of the … Read More

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Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga Ridge is the largest mall in Africa and was voted best shopping centre in the Daily News Your Choice Awards in both 2014 and 2015. Why is this? What is it that keeps locals … Read More

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Wedding bells in Durban

The definition that a wedding is a ceremony where two people are united in marriage is so very clinical. What about the romance, the desire and willingness to share a future together, passion… and wedding plans? While wedding traditions and … Read More

Attractions around Umhlanga

Markets abound – KZN’s trading history

KwaZulu-Natal’s strategic geographic position on world trade routes has linked Durban and surrounds to major global markets including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, the Far East as well as the African continent. Durban handles close to 5 000 commercial vessels a … Read More

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The Vodacom Durban July 2016

The Durban July has been a landmark event in KwaZulu-Natal since 1897. It is one of South Africa’s greatest horse racing events and it’s also a fantastic opportunity for local fashionistas to see and be seen. The Durban July is … Read More

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Things to do in Durban in winter

Winter in Durban is a relative concept. The weather is still great, although many people won’t be interested in swimming due to the cooler temperatures. There are still many things to do in and around Durban during this time of … Read More