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…

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Saraj Ferguson

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…

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Durban North Japanese Gardens

In the previous blog, on the eve of lockdown, the Durban North Japanese Gardens was proving to be an agreeable place for picnicking.   A number of polished concrete tables and benches have recently been installed in the Durban North park. And your correspondent found one near a pond and was sitting, eating sushi and counting…

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