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SPECIAL STARS: Marion Loudon, Granville Michaels, Savanah de Almeida, Sherwin Green, Jessica Laws and Jean Citto give it their all for the Mango Groove favourite.

Special stars:
Rockwood to reopen

Snappy footwork, including crew and cast doubling up in the kitchen, has put Rockwood Theatre in the pound seats for a 15 July reopening. The performing arts has been among the sectors hardest hit by lockdown. So news that the curtains were soon coming up at the popular Sibaya supper theatre venue should add to…

Umhlanga holiday flats

Umhlanga Rocks:
Flat out good value

A bargain is up for grabs for Umhlanga Rocks tourists, with special rates on holiday flats on offer through to the end of November. All but a handful of the area’s estimated 700 holiday flats were empty at present while Covid-19 lockdown restrictions remained in place. But the sector was preparing for this to change.…

Umhlanga lockdown

Umhlanga still the cat’s whiskers,
but we need to be brave

The bosses of Umhlanga’s two best-known hotels are refusing to let the lockdown get them down. They are calling on the hospitality industry and public to keep its collective chin up and plan for the future. Desmond O’Conner, general manager of The Oysterbox Hotel, said he wanted the world to return to some semblance of…

Saraj Ferguson

SunShine Coast swimmer Sarah
on her virus showdown and plastic

Durban North endurance swimmer and eco-warrior Sarah Ferguson has renewed her call to shoppers and local businesses to curb plastic use despite the hygiene challenges posed by Covid-19. Ferguson was speaking to Umhlanga Tourism a few days after completing her isolation for coronavirus. Readers of this blog and FunShine Coast residents will recall that Ferguson…

Durban North Japanese Gardens

Koan and the barbarians:
Durban’s Japanese Gardens puzzler

In the previous blog in this series on the Durban North Japanese Gardens, we reached the top of a slope overlooking an outdoor chapel and eastwards to the sea… ‘But at my back,” as the poet told his coy mistress, “I always hear, time’s winged chariot hurrying near.” Our stroll in the gardens had gone…