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Mxolisi Kaunda at M4 opening

Highway fix fillip for tourism

The reopening of a major road serving Umhlanga and its surrounds augurs well for efforts to get tourism in the region back on track. A stretch of the M4 Ruth First Highway, linking Umhlanga with resorts to its north, as well the airport and Sibiya casino, officially reopened on Friday, 12 June. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle…

Tour guide Greg Garson and Gandhi grandson at Spioenkop

Top tour guide on the road ahead

Form is temporary, class is permanent, sports journalists are wont to say whenever a much-loved team or star player slumps. Greg Garson, the Umhlanga Tourism committee member, tour operator and national guide, is hoping the same holds true for him. Of course, the sporting analogy is a little wide of the mark. It’s not like…

FAMILIAR WATERS: Endurance swimmer Sarah Ferguson passes Umhlanga – a stretch where she often swims at  weekends.Picture: Linda Ness

Sarah shines on tough North Coast swim

A record-breaking endurance swimmer shrugged off “wild” conditions, illness and a nasty bluebottle sting, to complete a 101km campaign on the KZN North Coast in aid of plastic-free oceans. Sarah Ferguson tackled the multi-stage swim in concert with hikers who were doing the newly launched Philocaly Trail, a charity beach walk and cleanup from Durban…