Pier in the morning

Every once in a while someone comes along and builds something that not only serves its purpose well, but looks spectacular into the bargain. For an example of just such a happy union of style and substance, consider the Umhlanga Stormwater Outfall Pier. The eThekwini municipality commissioned the whale-bone pier (as it’s more popularly and romantically…

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African eagle Umhlanga Rocks

In the last blog in this series, we followed the trail atop the dune at the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve. From the end of the dune, some 200 metres distant, lies the Ohlanga River mouth. It happened to be open to the sea. But often a sandbank closes it. It’s a mostly natural process (artificial…

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Alwyn and Humphrey on Chartwell Drive

Umhlanga Tourism’s loveable mascot Humphrey is fast approaching the R700 000 mark in his collection for the SPCA. And his owner, Alwyn Immerman, reckons R1 million is in their sights. We caught up with the pair the other day and can confirm the pooch has lost none of his charm. While Immerman remains smitten and…

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