Where to Stay - South Africa

A new water park is in the offing for the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The water park, which is to based on American style water parks like Typhoon Lagoon in Florida, is to be funded privately and will be located close to the Happy Wanderers Holiday Resort in Kelso.

Amazon Water Park in Kelso, KZN South Coast

Sketch of proposed Amazon Valley Water Park

The developer of the Water Park, Peter Meyer, expects work to start on the new Water Park in January 2016 and plans to complete the project by December 2016. READ MORE

Say Bonjour to Parys

Destinations November 14th, 2014

By Lesley Stones

Walking down the main street of Parys is rather like walking through a film set.

The 'Petit' Eiffel Tower in Parys

Le Petit Eiffel Tower

Scenery built to film a genteel romance where the heroine owns an antique bookstore and is wooed by the owner of an art gallery. They’d stroll by the river, laugh at monkeys playing on a historic footbridge that leads to nowhere, then dine in the quaint restaurant with secret little rooms lit by flickering candles.

Although if you pick the wrong day to visit Parys you’ll be deafened by the throaty growl of Harleys as bikers pull in to drink on the balconies after whizzing down the country lanes. READ MORE

If you are in Durban on the weekend of March 21st 2014 then you are in for a real treat as the Sky Grand Prix of Aerobatics are in town as part of the Free Durban Land, Sea & Air Festival.

Free Durban Land, Sea & Air Festival


Powervan to the top of the Outeniqua MountainsThe age of steam might have faded but we can’t help but be fascinated by those amazing steam trains that used to grace our railway lines years ago. Nowadays we are restricted to admiring these amazing machines in museums like the Outeniqua Transport Museum in George. A trip to this museum, located in 2 Mission Street, is like a trip down memory lane. Whether you are old enough to remember the sight of steam pumping from these engines, as they travelled across South Africa or not, you will still enjoy the beautiful collection of engines and coaches on display in the museum. They even have a display of old vintage cars, fire-engines and buses in the museum as well.

The museum is all under cover so it’s a trip that you can do with the whole family whatever the weather maybe. It’s an ideal and inexpensive morning or afternoon outing and something different do to from the normal Garden Route attractions. READ MORE

Ramsgate Beach on the South Coast


The stretch of coastline to the south of Durban is commonly known as the South Coast or sometimes the Hibiscus Coast. No matter what the time of year tourists and locals flock here in their thousands to soak up the sunshine that lingers long into the winter months of June and July.

At the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast scene is Margate just 130km south of Durban. This is a real holiday town perfect for family holidays where the beach takes precedence. Its’ sandy beaches are filled with tanning bodies during the holidays along with the aroma of coconut sun-screen which seems to be everywhere. READ MORE