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.