Ettiene Botha, Mandalay owner-manager

In this, the second installment in an occasional series on B&Bs and guesthouses, we talk to Ettiene Botha, co-owner and manager of Mandalay, in Durban North. Business travellers provide their bread and butter and tourism and leisure a welcome topping, he told Umhlanga Tourism over a cup of coffee in the airy breakfast room. Despite…

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Oyster Box Occean Terrace

The oft-honoured Oyster Box Hotel has done it again, this time taking a top spot in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Readers of the international travel magazine voted the Umhlanga establishment into first place in the award’s Top 5 Africa Resort Hotels category. And the same awards placed The Oyster Box in 21st…

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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…

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