Monday, 29 September 2014

Responsible Traveller Magazine

Responsible Traveller  is a travel publication showcasing responsible tourism destinations in Southern Africa.
Tessa Buhrman. the Durban based editor says that the magazine aims to inform, educate, entertain as well as inspire its readers to make informed decisions, manage their impact on the environment and to ‘be the difference’

The most recent issue published last week deals with topics like ‘how can luxury travel be responsible?’ and success stories in Rhino Conservation. 
Freshly Found Durban was invited to submit an article on the Beset Durban Walks, which we have featured before on this blog:
"We are also encouraged to ‘get off our couches, beach towels and coffee shop chairs’and explore our own cities. What better way to be a responsible traveller… no carbon footprint and great opportunities to interact with, and experience local cuisine and culture" Read the 'Durban Walks' article on page 86
If you love travel,  have a conscience and want to make a difference - subscribe to this FREE delightful magazine

Friday, 22 August 2014

The Stadium

The Moses Mabhida Stadium has becom a truly beloved part of Durban.  Not only has it added interest to our skyline, thereby giving a subject to many artists, photographers and crafters, but it is a real meeting place.  Besides hosting the monthly iheart market, and other events like The Top Gear Festival, it's a great place to just visit.  Recently we've had 2 sets of friends from overseas, and we enjoyed the stadium with both of them. 
The structure of MMS is so graceful and full of rhythm. The repetition of so many elements in and around the building creates a pleasing visusal melody.
Its a great place to view the city of Durban - From the layers of train track lines to the curves of gentle historic buildings, finishing off with the serene sea.  (It was beautifully calm on the days we were there!)
A trip to the top of the stadium is a must -  There are 2 ways to get there - by car or on foot.
If you choose the Skycar, you can buy your tickets at the ticket office before gliding up to the stadium's zenith.  
If you want to walk to the top, you'll have to get some tickets too, to enjoy the view - step by step! 

Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Morning Trade

Last week Sunday dawned the first day of a brand new market in Durban - The Morning Trade.  An artisan trade market - packed full of delicious food and a hungry Durban Community.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Rivertown - Beset Durban

The  Beset Durban Archiwalks are one of the best things to happen in Durban lately, as they are opening up interesting parts of our city.  Many of us are going places we have never been before and are seeing familiar places with new and appreciative eyes.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Rivertown Beerhall Exhibitions

The Rivertown Beerhall was built in 1914, and it re-opened again earlier today - a century later! 
The atmosphere was vibrant as people crowded the freshened space to view the exhibitions, coinciding with UIA2014, the International Architectural Conference being hosted here in Durban.  

Monday, 7 July 2014

Beset Durban - Living Blocks

The aim of Beset Durban  is to get us onto the streets of our city - and they are succeeding in an interesting and exciting way! 

Monday, 30 June 2014

Msundusi Museum - Pietermaritzburg

The Msundusi Museum in central Pietermaritzburg is well worth a visit.  It is housed in the beautiful redbrick building that was once the old Longmarket Girls School.  

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Marilyn's Tea House

The Kloof SPCA is housed in the 42ha Glenholme nature reserve.  It is so worth a visit to see the genteel surroundings of this vibrant charity.   Not only do they serve the community by taking care of their beloved pets, but they provide a haven for thrift shoppers and visitors. 
Marilyn's Tea Shop serves refreshments from character-filled old home on the grounds, which also houses the SPCA's Antiques and Collectibles Shop - Memory Lane.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

The Pietermaritzburg Air Show

Earlier today, the KZN Winter Air Tour wowed the crowds at the Pietermaritzburg Airfield.  This was the third year that the event was hosted here.  Since the Virginia Airshow is no longer happening, it gave Durbanites an opportunity to take a drive inland and be aerially entertained. 

Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Grand White Dinner - Durban

The Grand White Dinner has taken place in 4 cities in South Africa this year, and we were so excited to attend the last one for 2014 in Durban this past weekend.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Beset Durban - Florida Road Archiwalk

200 on Florida - Victorian Home of Spiga
Beset Durban is a community-focused group of people who organise walks in Durban.  They have taken aspects of the word beset (set upon, surround, attack from all sides) in making it their goal to get Durbanites back onto the streets of their own city. 
Hollis House

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Mitchell Park's Nellie the Elephant

I had Ostrich Steak from Woolies for dinner last night.  If things had gone a little differently, it may have been locally sourced.  Mitchell Park, Durban started out as an Ostrich Farm in 1910.  It wasn't profitable, and so it became a zoo with some large animals - even lions and leopards! Today the largest animals housed in this local mini zoo are Giant Tortoises.