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Unique things to do in KwaZulu-Natal

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Experience The Underwater Wilderness
The trip starts with a meet and greet as well as completing the indemnity form. We then head down to the beach to issue you with your snorkeling gear (If you don't have your own), taking some time to ensure everything fits properly and you're feeling nice and comfy and cover any questions or concerns. We will get your shoe size for the fins when you book. For beginners we also run a short "skills" session, where we will teach you the basics of using your gear, how to get water out of your mask, how to move in the water and how to fix potential problems you may encounter whilst snorkeling, the purpose here is merely to ensure you are comfortable and have FUN ! After this, we hit the water, where we will point out interesting marine life and also keep a beady eye on you. You can expect to see at least 20-50 species of fish, corals, a wide variety of invertebrates and big shoals swimming around, including Moray Eels, Parrotfish, Damsels, Surgeons, Butterflyfish and loads of other colourful invertebrates. The entire trip lasts about two hours and includes photos of you snorkeling underwater and a free copy of our marine life ID guide. Other things to note The experience is really safe and relaxing, we don't go out into the open ocean at all and water is seldom more than 1.5m deep. Our departure times may vary depending on the tides and ocean conditions
goodVibezOnlyZA Setups for hire
Experience is 5 hours long maximum. We're on IG - check out goodvibezonlyza. For quick responses, whstsapp 0835288982. For most people, a trip to the beach is a basic event where you get to pin down your beach towel and watch the waves come crashing down as you enjoy the soothing sound of tiny little ocean bubbles popping. And even though this may bring some form of tranquility, most people never get to realize how they sell themselves short of a full experience that can remain forever embedded in their mind. Enter #goodVibezOnly. A chance to experience the fun, sun & sea (together with the breeze), in a way that excites the senses. Our standard setup involves a gazebo, picnic blankets/carpets/Strawmats, beach pillows or ottomans, a pallet table, a cooler box, a portable bluetooth speaker together with full decor, cutlery & crockery. And this is 5 hours long. Your beach memories will never be the same again. The setups are beautiful. A hubbly can be added for an additional fee. Whether it's a setup for 2 people or a group of 50, we can arrange it for you. So don't pay mind to the fact that this platform says we only do groups of 10. Pop me a message to inquire and I will respond. We can setup at the beach, a park, your backyard, inside your home or #beachday, or a birthday. For quick responses, whstsapp 0835288982.
Turkish Cooking experience in Durban
Our cooking classes make participants feel like in their own kitchens and totally hands-on. Instead of just watching a demonstration, we encourage all guests to actively prepare recipes. At every class, 5 different recipes are prepared, such as a soup, several mezzes, a main dish and a dessert. After every class, recipes will be sent to participants. We use ingredients available locally so that participants can find easily if you want to cook theirselves. Other things to note The kitchen is not a allergens-safe one, so in case of severe allergy please be informed
Hike & Shower in the ReserveFalls
This experience is 2.5 - 3 hours long (NOT 60 mins) For fast reply, whatsapp +27835288982 Our hiking trail is in the woods/jungle so the temperature tends to be cool even on the hottest of days. So let go of this notion that hikes are only done in the mornings, but we can totally do that as well since I host morning sessions & midday as well. It's always nice to hike in packs. Expect playful vibe that might ignite some thought provoking conversation, moments where you might be baptised with the showers of the falls from the different trails and just some playful candidness. If you're a rigid personality, this may not be for you. Sometimes the hike is also an interview to learn different cultures, best practices and to build content for my up and coming YouTube Channel. But people who love people, love nature and just have a solid appreciation for life in general will be rejuvenated by this hiking session.
Stand Up Paddleboarding Experience
When was the last time you tried something for the first time? Get ready for an unforgettable experience. You don’t need ‘good balance’ or ‘great fitness’ - this is a sport for everyone. We have wide stable boards that do the balancing for you. All you need is to be able to breathe and relax so you become one with the movement. Myself and Coach Charlotte will meet you at our SUP beach. We have space for you to store your belongings. This beach is a very calm and safe beach without waves to get out. The first 10-15 minutes will be spent on the beach learning about the ocean, about how to stay safe in the ocean and the stand up paddling technique. You’ll feel relaxed and orientated to the ocean before you even get your feet wet. We paddle out on our knees, orientating your body to the movement and the SUP. Once you’re comfortable we stand and experience the ocean from a unique vista – standing on water. We paddle together for an hour and explore the beautiful view of the Durban coast - it’s magical being out there and taking it all in. We often see dolphins, rays, turtles and a vast variety of fish. Other things to note We have wide stable boards that do the balancing for you! You can sit or kneel and paddle. Standing is not essential for an amazing experience. We have storage for bags and showers and changing rooms.
Slow Food-Explore Edible Weeds
We will chat about the common edible weeds found across the world and why eating weeds is the ultimate slow food. We will walk along the banks of the uMngeni River identifying edibles, and gathering our favourites. In the shade, we will taste some wild food, discover new flavours and ask questions. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase a local cookbook that includes a section on common edible weeds (all funds to support township food security programme). Remember to wear comfortable clothing and a hat so you can enjoy your foraging walk. Call me if you have questions 083 473 3074
Learn to Surf at Addington Beach
When was the last time you tried something for the first time? All you need to do is arrive with swimwear, a towel and be prepared not to take yourself seriously. This is about trying something new and having fun. No experience or fitness or equipment is needed. We have lockers for all your bags. We have rash vests and wetsuits for you. We have a maximum of 3 people per coach. We like this to be a comfortable experience to maximise the fun and wave riding. If your group is larger than 3 people, more of my team of Professional Surf Coaches join. The first 10-15 minutes will be spent on the beach learning about the ocean, how to stay safe in the surf and the manoeuvre known as the ‘pop-up’ which is how you stand. You’ll feel relaxed and orientated to the surf before you even get wet. Then we head out into the surf. We paddle out and your coach will be there with you. Your coach times the wave for you so that we push you onto the wave and tell you when to stand. You’re guaranteed to ride a wave in this session. We help you with your technique and by the end you’ll be feeling the ‘stoke’; the magical indescribable feeling only a surfer knows! Other things to note: There are no 'stupid' questions - please ask anything. We surf when it rains because you get wet anyway! Sometimes the best surf is on grey days. Message me if you would like a different time slot.
Nightlife fun in Durban
A view of the nightlife scene from a local point of view. We visit three bars/clubs in Durban. At a club we join in a bongo drumming circle on Thursday’s. We will be doing a bar crawl in the city. Let’s make some memories and visit local clubs or bars. We enjoy each spot for 30 minutes as we enjoy a drink at each spot. Thursday night is the drum circle (indoors) The events or performances vary from day to day thereby making each experience unique. We will have to consider most clubs are quieter on weekdays and know that Thursday, Friday, Saturday might be the best options. We begin at the meeting spot on Florida road and thereafter begin to make our way to the first venue. Expected arrival at the first venue is 8:10pm We settle in for a drink for 30minutes at the first venue and leave at 8:40pm Expected arrival at the second venue is 8:45pm Here we settle in for a second single drink for 30 minutes before heading to our last destination at 9:15pm We will arrive at our location at 9:35pm We say our goodbyes at 10:05pm and split ways at the final venue. Guests may request private transport services home if needed.
Walk With Me
We will meet at the main entrance of the reserve, where guests will be given a brief history of the area. Then, we will take an approximately three-hour guided walk through the reserve. Njabulo will point out and interpret the flora and fauna seen along the way. At the halfway point, we will take a break for snacks and refreshments at one of the reserve's scenic picnic sites. The walk will conclude at the main entrance gates. Other things to note There is no dangerous game at Kenneth Stainbank. Our walking trails are unpaved but well established, and suitable for anyone with a basic level of physical fitness.
Hiking to Rock Face Waterfall
Join me in this amazing and unforgetable 2 hours hike. We will go through 4 trails in the reserve: Gentle walk, mild walk, mild-steep walk, and steep walk. The rock face waterfall will be your greatest highlight! We will take a 30min break there and seat on stones in the middle of the river.
Walking around the block with a local
We will be taking a stroll around the block of Florida road and Windemere road. With gorgeous views of the city and elaborate graffiti work, Morningside offers a relaxing experience for residents and visitors. Experience local life as we take a local taxi ( called combi in SA) to a street market. We will begin at the Florida Fields building and walk down to the first park on Gordon road to see the promise to Mandela locks then up to the cube where you can see the ocean, Moses Mabhida, Kings Park and the entire center of the bustling city of Durban. Finally we will head down to Mitchell park to see the statue of the Zulu King, Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. At each stop I will be explaining the significance of the place we’re in. Other things to note This walk is approximately 2.7kms. Please bring R10.00ZAR for the taxi ride.
Beach Bonfire
Experience is 2.5 hours long maximum. We're on IG - check out goodvibezonlyza. For quick responses, whstsapp zero eight three five two eight eight nine eight two. We're having a beach bonfire. Watching the sun set as we soak observe the crackling flame come into life illuminating the night. Roast Marshmallows, a bluetooth speaker, camp chairs, a hubbly, friendship, conversation and a bev. By far the most unique experience you'll have under the sky completely soaking you into the tropical Durban night. Whatever you do, this is an experience you don't want to miss when you are in Durban.
The Indian Foodie
My experience will start with a welome drink ( masala chai) and a sweet treat ( Gulab jamun) whilst getting to know my guests on their experiences and culture, vice versa. Its somthing we can do to break the ice and get more comfortable during our chat. We will then move into a fun sweetcorn and cheese samoosa filling session which the guests can fry themselves and enjoy a glass of wine ( or drink of their choice). Mains will be cooked with my guests as well as showing them a few knife skills. I will also explain all the spices i will be using and how they can use them to make their own indian dishes. We will be cooking paneer makhani. Lastly we shall make the famous indian dessert called soji, and chat for the rest of the evening about their stay and recommend some local hiddn gems to visits. My experience is the ultimate indian experience that showcases what Durban is all about in terms of Our Food and Our Culture. My experience will teach my guests how to play around with spices to recreate their own dishes. The talent and skill of cooking cannot be taken away and its getting comfortable with the basics to create delicious food which doesnt have to be only in the indian cuisine.
Explore a vibrant local market
Meet your guide at the Aunt Pam's coffee shop at the Victoria Street Market for your tour briefing. Your guide will then take you around the 9 markets of Warwick and tell you all about them on the way. Pick up some beautiful bead work, learn about traditional herbs and medicine, soak up the sights and sounds of Berea Station. After you’ve visited each market, your guide will return you to the start point. Along the way you will visit the Victoria Street Market- a historic site, then move to Brook Street Market where pinafores are sold; next is a moment of peace in the Badsha Peer cemetery- one of the oldest in the City; after this you will move through the Berea Station Market before seeing examples of traditional street food such as the Bovine Head Cooks, a marker of traditional Zulu culture. You will also visit the Lime and Impepho Market and the Traditional Herb and Medicine Market. If you do the tour on a Friday morning, you’ll also get the chance to see the colours of the Bead Market. Other things to note Regrettably due to the terrain the markets are not accessible to persons with disabilities.
Experiencing waves with Fika
We host Durbans most memorable surfing lessons. We've created a comfortable, safe and fun environment to learn to surf while having the time of your life taking on this new fun skill. First we stretch, then I introduce you to your surfboard and water safety. Finally we hit the waves. I'll be guiding you the whole time, making your surf experience fun and exciting.