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BALLITO • Umdloti • UMHLANGA<br />


on food styling, motherhood<br />

& the new Delish Sisters range!<br />


Meet <strong>Umhlanga</strong>’s<br />

family of doctors<br />


Adding colour and fun<br />

to a Simbithi home<br />

WIN!<br />

A fresh &<br />

radiant new<br />

fragrance<br />




APRIL 20<strong>23</strong>

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Cover details:<br />

Becs Woodcock, The Delish Sisters<br />

Shot by: Chris Allan Photo, 083 441 3144,<br />

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<strong>April</strong> 20<strong>23</strong><br />

11964 copies distributed (October - December 2022)<br />

contents<br />

Wish List<br />

6 Go ahead . . . over-indulge this season!<br />

People<br />

10 Meet the incredible founder of the much-loved I Heart Market<br />

12 It takes a village to raise a child . . . and now you can have one!<br />

16 A whole family of medical professionals!<br />

fashion<br />

20 We’re getting a little ‘fruity tutti’ this autumn<br />

food<br />

22 Cover girl Becs talks motherhood, food styling and<br />

the new Delish Sisters Baby range<br />

25 If you love chocolate truffles then this is a recipe you have to try!<br />

29 Who says you can’t drink your chocolate this Easter?<br />

Give this naughty-but-nice cocktail recipe a go!<br />

homes & gardens<br />

37 Have you met Salt Rock’s ‘basket man’? We catch up with talented Gerald<br />

and find out all about his beautiful woven creations<br />

38 Fill your garden with all these pretties this autumn<br />

41 Adding a splash of bold vibrance to a stunning Simbithi family home<br />

TRAVEL<br />

46 Explore the beautiful De Mond Villa in the De Hoop Nature Reserve<br />

You can<br />

comfortably<br />

enjoy a hot<br />

cup of coffee<br />

and wonderful<br />

company with<br />

your newborn<br />

baby in tow at<br />

The Village.<br />

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16<br />

YEARS<br />

R 4 950 000<br />


Contemporary family home situated in a popular gated estate. 3 Generously<br />

proportioned bedrooms are located upstairs with the main enjoying a large<br />

patio with sea views and views over the estate.<br />

4<br />

4<br />

3<br />

400m 2<br />

R 5 395 000<br />


Away from the hustle and bustle yet close enough to amenities, shops and<br />

beaches. Secure, solar powered and well appointed with all the luxuries for a<br />

lifestyle of note.<br />

3 3.5 2<br />

220m 2<br />


R 4 300 000<br />


Secure family home with plenty options available. Flatlet above garage. Firepit,<br />

bar, swimming pool and loads of space make this a desirable choice for pets<br />

and kids.<br />

4 3.5 2<br />

340m 2<br />

Invest. Intelligently.<br />

We are<br />

recruiting<br />

032 946 1439 / 082 551 2607<br />

073 106 6010 - Rental Specialist<br />


If you have an entry you’d like included on the Get It diary page, email info to leah@getitnc.co.za (a month in advance)<br />

A hot date!<br />

Out and about with bubbles and golf this <strong>April</strong><br />

13<br />

The North Coast Courier Orphan Fund will<br />

be hosting two exciting golf days this month.<br />

The first, on 13 <strong>April</strong>, will take place at Umhlali Country<br />

Club. The entry fee of R2500 per four-ball includes 4<br />

x green fees, 4 x goodie bags and 4 x halfway house<br />

meals. The second golf day will be at Simbithi Country<br />

Club on 20 <strong>April</strong>. The four-ball entry includes green<br />

fees, goodie bags, welcome refreshment and halfway<br />

house meals for all players, as well as two golf carts.<br />

There are incredible prizes for all participants, as well<br />

as ‘nearest the pin’ and ‘longest drive’ prizes. If you’d like<br />

to book a spot (or sponsor a tee for R3000 per venue),<br />

contact Charmaine on 032 964 0276 or 079 427 7557<br />

or orphanfund@northcoastcourier.co.za.<br />

22<br />

Bubbles in the bush? Yes<br />

please, count us in! Rain Farm<br />

Game Lodge & Spa (just 10<br />

minutes outside of <strong>Ballito</strong>) is hosting<br />

a Champagne & Wine Festival on 22<br />

<strong>April</strong> and we are excited! The event<br />

will run from 12 to 4pm and is going<br />

to be a delectable, sensory experience<br />

with over 10 wine and champagne<br />

stations and a harvest table . . . and<br />

you get to take your glass home.<br />

Tickets are R350 per person and<br />

seats are limited to make sure you<br />

book soon! Details: 032 815 1050,<br />

info@rainfarm.co.za, 083 352 6830<br />

(WhatsApp), www.rainfarm.co.za

Book club<br />

Two long weekends this month, so plenty of time to catch up on your reading.<br />

And with loads of amazing new titles on the bookshelves, you’re spoilt for choice.<br />

Imagine, when your child is<br />

a year old, discovering there<br />

may have been a switch at<br />

the fertility clinic. She may<br />

not be yours. Imagine, too,<br />

a year after your daughter<br />

is stillborn, getting a call to<br />

say there may have been a<br />

mistake ... your egg may have<br />

been given to the wrong<br />

person, and your daughter is<br />

alive. Worst. Nightmare. Ever.<br />

Charlene Carr’s Hold My Girl<br />

is a rollercoaster of a read ...<br />

tender, thought-provoking,<br />

emotional. Two women.<br />

Two eggs. One life-changing<br />

switch and a custody battle<br />

fought to the bitter (and it is<br />

bitter) end. Welbeck<br />

Two Dogs, a Peacock and a Horse walk into a bar ... and<br />

everyone lived happily ever after. We’re all for a sense of<br />

humour. And a great glass of Sauv. Put the two together<br />

and what’s not to love! This is the 10th vintage of Black<br />

Elephant Vintners & Co’s Two Dogs, a Peacock and a<br />

Horse Sauvignon Blanc 2022, and the vintage, they say, has<br />

shown up for the celebration. The Cheerleader (the wine’s<br />

nickname) is smooth and fruity (think melon, tropical fruits,<br />

gooseberry) and, the wine makers say, doesn’t mess with<br />

you ... no acidic heartburn after a few glasses. It is, they boast,<br />

perfect for pool parties (and we think book clubs) and 1000<br />

of your closest friends ... and pairs best with Mango Groove’s<br />

Dance Some More. Around R92.<br />

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Wish list<br />

Should be called the ‘Over-Indulge’ List<br />

since we are, unashamedly, going over the top this month<br />

The Legendary Dark Silkie Irish<br />

Whiskey is rich, smoky and super soft,<br />

with hints of apple, pipe tobacco and<br />

salted-caramel sweetness, as well as<br />

dark chocolate and oak, with a smooth<br />

peat-smoked finish. Superb neat or<br />

over ice but equally delicious in this<br />

Espresso Martini, which we plan to<br />

enjoy this Easter weekend. You’ll need<br />

50ml Dark Silkie Irish Whiskey, 30ml<br />

chilled espresso, 15ml coffee liqueur<br />

and 10ml simple syrup. Simply shake<br />

vigorously with ice in a cocktail shaker,<br />

then strain into a chilled coupe glass.<br />

Garnish with chocolate powder. The<br />

Legendary Dark Silkie Irish Whiskey<br />

costs R610 from cutlerdrinks.co.za<br />

and bottle stores.<br />

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Charcuterie: Pâtés, Terrines,<br />

Savoury Pies is just glorious.<br />

Full of techniques,<br />

step-by-step instructions,<br />

illustrations and recipes,<br />

you’ll be impressing guests<br />

with a perfectly decorated<br />

pâté en croûte, a plate<br />

of scrumptious Scotch<br />

eggs, croque monsieur<br />

(perfect Easter Sunday<br />

breakfast or dinner) ...<br />

loads of French comfort<br />

food from the worldrenowned<br />

Ferrandi<br />

Paris School of Culinary<br />

Arts, where culinary<br />

professionals have<br />

been trained since it<br />

opened in 1920. Thames<br />

and Hudson, R885<br />

Hollow milk chocolate Easter eggs,<br />

from R14.99 at Woolworths.<br />

Chocolate Easter Fridge Cake<br />

This rich, indulgent chocolate fridge<br />

cake recipe is from Woolworths.<br />

A. Maz. Ing! It serves 10, takes half<br />

an hour or so to put together, then<br />

just chill until it’s time to serve.<br />

You’ll need: 200g chopped milk<br />

chocolate, 200g chopped dark<br />

chocolate, 2 1/2 cups cream, 220g<br />

vanilla shortbread, chopped into<br />

pieces, 100g shelled and chopped<br />

pistachios, and speckled eggs or<br />

Chuckles to decorate<br />

To make: Line the bottom of a<br />

20cm springform cake tin with<br />

baking paper. Place the chocolate<br />

in a glass or metal bowl over a pan<br />

of simmering water. Stir until the<br />

chocolate has melted. Warm the<br />

cream slightly in a saucepan and<br />

stir into the melted chocolate. Mix<br />

in the shortbread and nuts, and<br />

spoon into the tin. Chill for two<br />

hours. When ready to serve, place<br />

a hot cloth around the sides of the<br />

tin for three minutes to melt the<br />

edges. Unmould onto a platter<br />

and decorate with speckled eggs<br />

or Chuckles.<br />

Wine suggestion: Woolworths Ken<br />

Forrester Chenin Blanc Noble Late<br />

Harvest 2016<br />

Red wine hot chocolate?<br />

Yip ... it’s a (delicious) thing!<br />

What’s better than chocolate with wine? Chocolate in<br />

wine of course! A rather indulgent hot drink.<br />

You’ll need: 375ml milk, 250ml Spier Cab Sauv/Merlot/<br />

Shiraz Signature, 90g dark chocolate chunks, and<br />

whipped cream for serving (optional).<br />

To make: Combine milk and dark chocolate in a<br />

saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until chocolate is<br />

melted and you have a thick, creamy chocolate milk.<br />

Pour in red wine and heat until everything is hot. Pour<br />

into two mugs or six to eight smaller glasses and top<br />

with a dollop of whipped cream.<br />

Spier Cab Sauv/Merlot/Shiraz Signature costs around R89<br />

a bottle from bottle stores.<br />

Compiled by: Kym Argo<br />

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Sharon Troll, Kerry Randle, Jessica Appelgryn, Sheldene Riddle,<br />

Heidi Groenewald and Chante Engelbrecht<br />

Boogy at bootcamp<br />

We donned our active wear and<br />

joined over 300 other excited fitness<br />

fans at East Coast Radio’s Summer<br />

Bootcamp at Chris Saunders Park in<br />

<strong>Umhlanga</strong> recently. From an intense<br />

HIIT cardio class, to a functional core<br />

training session, a funky dance class<br />

and a calming cool-down yoga<br />

session, it was a wonderful fun-filled<br />

morning and the free coffee from<br />

Gatvol Coffee definitely helped with<br />

the energy levels! We can’t wait for the<br />

next one!<br />

Samkeh Maphumulo<br />

and Sharon Mhlanga<br />

Jo Hill, Sheralee Mullen<br />

and Keri Miller

Ramping<br />

things<br />

up at<br />

Robsons<br />

Robsons’s owners Donn and Lee Stewart, with<br />

Janey de Vry, Chris Wallis and Rudi de Vry<br />

Robsons <strong>Ballito</strong>, situated at The<br />

Market at Lifestyle Centre <strong>Ballito</strong>, are<br />

ramping things up and expanding<br />

their menu offering! They invited a<br />

group of select guests to a ‘sneak<br />

peek’ recently to showcase some of<br />

the exciting new additions you can<br />

expect to see on the menu. With yummy<br />

dishes like soft shell tacos, chicken<br />

wings, sliders and New York style<br />

cheesecake – all paired with Robsons<br />

craft beers – there is definitely something<br />

to suit everyone’s taste!<br />

Joanie Cassidy and<br />

Candice Jackson<br />

Chantal and Stuart Graham

We heart the market!<br />

North Coasters are thrilled that Durban’s iconic, monthly I Heart Market has made its<br />

home right here on our doorstep at Sugar Rush Park. We found out a little more about<br />

the ambitious human behind this beloved market. Meet Anna Savage.<br />

A true creative, a rule-breaker and<br />

an entrepreneur who marches to<br />

the beat of her own drum, Anna<br />

is a Durban girl who left her chef<br />

career to create a platform for local<br />

craftspeople who didn't have a place<br />

to sell their wares. A decade later, the<br />

I Heart Market is still one of Durban's<br />

most loved and well-supported.<br />

1. Tell us about younger Anna<br />

I grew up in Glenwood and went to<br />

Durban Girls High. From the first day<br />

of school I knew I didn't want to go<br />

back (even though I had to continue<br />

for the next 12 years!). I've always<br />

proffered to do things differently. I<br />

don't like sticking to the rules and<br />

I like finding fun, creative solutions.<br />

After school I travelled the world,<br />

working in restaurants in London and<br />

New York. This is where I discovered<br />

my passion for food and desire to<br />

become a chef. I trained at Christina<br />

Martins Chef School after returning<br />

home and then spent time running<br />

high-volume fine dining restaurants<br />

in Franschhoek. I returned to Durban<br />

a few years later and an opportunity<br />

to open a restaurant fell in my lap. Five<br />

weeks later, without much of an idea<br />

of what direction I wanted to go in,<br />

at the age of 26, I opened Manna - a<br />

day-time café in Marriott Road. I loved<br />

being able to create the foods that<br />

I wanted to eat and the customers<br />

loved it, too!<br />

2. When, how and why was<br />

I Heart Market born?<br />

After a few years, the strain of running<br />

restaurants took its toll and I was<br />

diagnosed with chronic fatigue. I<br />

left the industry. Soon afterwards I<br />

discovered a gap in the market when<br />

I realised that no-one was showcasing<br />

locally-made products. I knew so<br />

many talented craftspeople who<br />

didn’t have a platform to sell their<br />

wares and so I heart Market was born!<br />

Understanding the social habits of<br />

Durbanites I decided to host it once a<br />

month and the market grew fast. Our<br />

relatively small database of traders<br />

began to grow.<br />

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3. What was your initial vision<br />

and how has it evolved over<br />

the years?<br />

The vision was always to showcase<br />

locally-made products that we<br />

thought were unique, interesting<br />

and different from the run-of-the-mill<br />

items you find in a mall. We wanted to<br />

create a wholesome day out in nature<br />

where you could support the

Market<br />

founder<br />

Anna<br />

Savage<br />

creatives in your own community.<br />

Most importantly, this was never<br />

going to be a 'flea market'. You can't<br />

buy cheap plastic items, imported,<br />

tacky or poorly made products. We<br />

showcase only good quality artisan<br />

products … which is why I called it<br />

I Heart Market - it was all the things<br />

that I loved.<br />

4. Tell us about moving to the<br />

North Coast?<br />

The dynamics of Durban shifted a lot<br />

and, post Covid, we decided that a<br />

change was needed to continue the I<br />

Heart Market trajectory. We love Sugar<br />

Rush Park! It’s a great activity hub for<br />

the whole family and already has lots<br />

of fun things going on there … so<br />

adding the market just makes it more<br />

of an attraction.<br />

5. What can we expect to see<br />

at the new I Heart Market?<br />

The move has brought with it a nice<br />

selection of traders - some old and<br />

some new. All are great quality though.<br />

Shoppers can expect to find handcrafted<br />

jewellery, natural skin care, soya<br />

wax candles, kids toys and clothing,<br />

women's wear, cool T-shirts, beautiful<br />

leather shoes, delicious brownies,<br />

biltong and snacks, as well as a tasty<br />

selection of food to eat after building<br />

up an appetite from all your shopping!<br />

6. What are your top 'marketshopping'<br />

tips?<br />

Sunblock! Hydrate! Take the time to<br />

chat to the traders. That’s the joy of a<br />

market . . . you can chat to the people<br />

who have actually designed and made<br />

the product. You can learn about the<br />

process and get to know them better,<br />

thereby understanding where your<br />

hard-earned money is going!<br />

Details: @IheartMarket. Anyone<br />

interested in joining I Heart Market as a<br />

trader can contact Anna on:<br />

info@iheartmkt.com<br />

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A welcoming<br />

village<br />

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Now, thanks to <strong>Umhlanga</strong> mom and<br />

entrepreneur, Bron Veale, there is a beautiful, friendly village ready and waiting to<br />

welcome you and your little one.<br />

Text: Leah Shone<br />

aving a baby is by far one of the most magical and<br />

life-altering things any woman will experience. It can<br />

also be quite daunting and a little bit lonely at times.<br />

Enter The Village.<br />

Established by well-known North Coast professional<br />

photographer and mother-of-two Bron Veale, The Village is<br />

a welcoming, judgement-free space that supports moms<br />

and local businesses.<br />

Situated in Sunningdale Centre, it is a place where moms<br />

of babies (from newborns to two-year-olds) can come and<br />

breathe, connect and take a moment for themselves.<br />

It was while she was pregnant with her second child, Bron<br />

says, that she realised there was a gap in the market for<br />

a space where mothers could come together and truly<br />

connect and bond.<br />

“After I had my son I felt quite lonely. I realised during my<br />

maternity leave that we needed somewhere for mothers with<br />

small babies to go, where they could enjoy a hot cup of coffee<br />

and a chat while someone helped care for their little one.<br />

“Maternity leave is a wonderful time, but being alone<br />

at home with your baby all day can lead to cabin fever.<br />

Women's mental wellness is so important, and I wanted<br />

to create a place where mothers could feel comfortable,<br />

enjoy workshops and talks about the different stages of<br />

motherhood, or just enjoy a cup of coffee or meal in a<br />

beautiful, calm setting with friendly faces around.”<br />

Baby classes, while lovely, are generally only once a week<br />

for an hour, and it's often more about the babies than the<br />

mothers. The Village is an open space where you can come<br />

whenever it works for you and your baby's routine and<br />

there are highly-qualified and experienced child minders<br />

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available to care for your little one.<br />

The Village is about forming bonds and creating a<br />

community, Bron says, which is why she decided to run it<br />

on a membership basis.<br />

“We definitely aren't trying to be 'exclusive'. We simply<br />

want moms to know that the people around them are not<br />

here to judge and are also coming in regularly, looking to<br />

form real relationships. The R500 monthly membership fee<br />

includes our minders, free Wi-Fi, access to (and discounts<br />

on) workshops and talks and our weekly support group or<br />

'breakfast club'. You can join on a month-to-month basis<br />

or even just for a few months (for example, the duration of<br />

your maternity leave). There are no tie-ins or contracts.”<br />

Having also seen the need for a retail space to showcase<br />

the many local, beautiful baby items on the market<br />

usually only available online and often with hefty delivery<br />

charges, Bron added a bespoke baby boutique (which is<br />

open to the public) at the entrance of The Village.<br />

The café is a very important element, she says, and<br />

Bron wanted the food to be healthy, while still being<br />

comforting and delicious. It had to be food that moms<br />

actually want to eat (carbs, please!) and things that are<br />

easy to eat with one hand if needed!<br />

“We outsource some items because our kitchen space is<br />

small, but most of the food is made here. “We also stock<br />

the new Delish Sisters Baby range, which includes finger<br />

food and purées for babies.”<br />

Bron underwent training with top Durban baby specialist<br />

Jenny Johnson to upskill herself in the areas of maternal<br />

support, baby stimulation, routines, sleep training<br />

and milestones. While grannies and child-minders are<br />

welcome as well, The Village is a 'women-only' zone.<br />

“We felt it was important to keep it women-only so that<br />

our moms could feel as comfortable as possible. We want<br />

you to be able to come here in your pyjamas if it's that kind<br />

of day, with or without make-up, and relax while you're<br />

breastfeeding or talking openly about something personal.”<br />

Having only been open for a couple of months, Bron says<br />

the space is evolving all the time. There is a meeting room<br />

(which can be booked for workshops, talks or meetings)<br />

and an outdoor play area for older children coming soon.<br />

Details: The Village, Shop 101 Sunningdale Centre, @thevillageza<br />

The beautiful<br />

infant play area<br />

at Thie Village.


Pastels are on point<br />

this Easter<br />

Splashes of soft pink, baby blue and delicate yellow …<br />

the gorgeous stores at <strong>Ballito</strong> Lifestyle Centre have an array of all things<br />

pastel waiting to be discovered this season.<br />

With its vintage-inspired retro design, large capacity,<br />

clever features and range of colour options available, the<br />

Smeg Whistling Stovetop Kettle is iconic and the perfect stovetop<br />

centrepiece for any stylish kitchen space - especially during<br />

loadshedding! Pop it on the stovetop while<br />

you set out the Hot Cross Buns. R2 499 from<br />

Yuppiechef.<br />

Discover your unique<br />

sense of style and<br />

individuality at Muze<br />

this season. Contrasting<br />

textures, blends and<br />

elements create a<br />

visually interesting and<br />

harmonious look.<br />

The Maxi Tunic dress<br />

is a firm favourite for<br />

Autumn and features a<br />

relaxed silhouette with a<br />

fun pop of colour.<br />

Available at Muze for<br />

R1590 (XS – 3XL).<br />

Pop in to The Pottery<br />

for the finest handmade<br />

pottery dinnerware from<br />

Wonki Ware for your<br />

Easter table. Or why not<br />

get creative and treat the<br />

family to a bonding<br />

pottery painting<br />

experience and make<br />

your own!<br />


The Kopari coconut full<br />

body cleanser is packed<br />

with skin-loving ingredients<br />

including organic coconut<br />

water, organic aloe vera<br />

juice and sea kelp. Infused<br />

with Kopari’s signature<br />

sweet coconut milk scent<br />

with notes of jasmine and<br />

tuberose neroli.<br />

R499 from<br />

Beach and & Beyond.<br />

Never underestimate the power of paying attention<br />

to the finer detials and wearing good men’s fashion<br />

accessories. Find stylish and unique gent’s accessories<br />

in a range of pastel tones at The Gentry.<br />

Easter florals in pastels with gorgeous bouquets,<br />

fynbos bunnies, candles and more. Your Easter table<br />

arrangements are all sorted at Love Laugh.<br />

Harck & Heart Easter<br />

cookies are moreishly<br />

delicious and beautifully<br />

decorated gingerbread<br />

biscuits, handmade the<br />

Lebkuchen way. Pick up<br />

a few to add to the kids<br />

Easter baskets this year!<br />

Available from R39 each<br />

in the bakery section<br />

at Lifestyle<br />


These sleek, almond-toe Mules with gold plated<br />

trim create a stylish accent to any wardrobe.<br />

Crafted from soft leather, they provide a great fit<br />

for an office or weekend outing from Autumn<br />

through Winter. Open-back Mule R1569<br />

from Froggie<br />

Win an assortment of spoils from<br />

the stores featured in this article.<br />

Follow Lifestyle Centre’s social media for<br />

competition details.<br />

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A family of<br />

doctors<br />

The Maharaj family. Front (from left): Smita, Suhana, Sahil Maharaj<br />

and Sandhya; Back: Jenita and Naren<br />

It’s not often you come across an entire family of doctors. Not to mention one where<br />

everyone studied (or is studying) at the same institution. Meet <strong>Umhlanga</strong>’s ambitious,<br />

compassionate and altruistic Maharaj family.<br />

“There are no greater heroes than those who help the sick,”<br />

says 18-year-old Smita Maharaj.<br />

The youngest in a family of four, Smita this year joined her<br />

two older sisters as a medical student at UKZN medical<br />

school - the same place where their older brother and both<br />

parents qualified as doctors as well.<br />

While living with this bunch might sound a bit intimidating,<br />

the Maharaj family are down-to-earth and fun-loving, and<br />

enjoy nothing more than spending time together. “Like any<br />

other family, we laugh together, pray together, play together<br />

and we cry together. We have normal sibling bickering, usually<br />

about something silly like who ate the last McDonald’s<br />

nugget in the fridge or who stole the favourite pair of jeans,”<br />

laughs Smita, who matriculated from Westville Girls High<br />

School last year.<br />

Mentors and role models<br />

It seems almost inevitable that Smita ended up studying<br />

medicine, with her mom, Jenita, an optometrist and dad,<br />

Dr NB Maharaj, a GP. As a child Smita spent much of her<br />

childhood running between her parents Umlazi-based<br />

practice. “I have fond memories of playing with the nurses<br />

and receptionists at their medical centre who helped raise<br />

me. They all made a lasting impression on my life and I will<br />

be forever grateful for the role they played in grooming me<br />

into the person I am today.”<br />

It was from her parents, though, Smita says, that she learned<br />

about true humanity. “There was never any glory, fame or<br />

extravagance at my parent's practice. It was always just<br />

about healing the sick. It was about medicine and everyone<br />

was treated with the utmost respect and dignity.”<br />

As she watched her parents heal the ill and saw their patients’<br />

gratitude, Smita says she realised that this was what<br />

she wanted to do with her life as well.<br />

“We are all on a journey and the path we choose decides<br />

our fate. I believe I have the ability to influence humanity<br />

positively and I don't want to waste my life chasing material<br />

dreams or status.”<br />

As role models, Smita says her parents have instilled a strong<br />

sense of altruism in all four of their children. “Our parents<br />

never sit us down and dictate how we should live our lives.<br />

Instead, everything we have learned has been from watching<br />

their actions and wanting to emulate them.”<br />

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Meet the siblings<br />

Smita also gets a lot of support from her older siblings. She<br />

tells us a bit about each one of them:<br />

Sahil: “My brother Sahil is the eldest. He matriculated in<br />

2015 and was placed fifth in the province. He qualified<br />

Cum Laude from UKZN medical school and is in his<br />

second year of his internship at King Edward/Wentworth<br />

Hospital. He is well-balanced, calm and level-headed and a<br />

very protective big brother.”<br />

Sandhya: “Sandhya is the eldest of the sisters and in her<br />

final year of medicine at UKZN. She is the 'drama queen' of<br />

the family and a ball of energy, firing on all cylinders all the<br />

time! She is passionate about anything she gets involved<br />

in and is a perfectionist. She is the person I go to when I<br />

need a pep talk or am feeling down.”<br />

Suhana: “The closest in age to me, Suhana finished<br />

school in 2019 and was placed sixth in the province.<br />

She is a fourth-year medical student and is definitely<br />

the most direct out of all of us. She will give you her<br />

honest, unfiltered opinion and keeps things very real. She<br />

also creates a positive atmosphere and is a very caring,<br />

protective older sister.”<br />

There was never any glory,<br />

fame or extravagance at my<br />

parents’ practice. It was always<br />

just about healing the sick<br />

Life outside of medicine<br />

All four siblings practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and love<br />

sparring together. “We play table tennis every day and<br />

also enjoy playing pool. When the weather is good, we<br />

are usually in the swimming pool where things often<br />

get quite competitive,” laughs Smita. “My mom insists we<br />

all practice yoga and Pilates and these help me to stay<br />

grounded and keep things in perspective.”<br />

Smita says the family also loves travelling internationally<br />

together, experiencing new cultures and cuisines and<br />

usually go on at least two overseas trips every year.<br />

“There is never a dull moment in our home and I just love<br />

being there,” she says. “Our home is a safe place for all of us,<br />

where we are all support structures for one another. When<br />

the weight of something becomes too much for one to<br />

handle, we are the 'spotters', the sounding boards and<br />

each other's life coaches.”

focus<br />

n health<br />

1<br />

This month is World Health Day and we thought it a great opportunity<br />

to introduce you to some of our top North Coast medical specialists.<br />

Dolphin Coast Care<br />

Dolphin Coast Care provide a<br />

personalised home-based care service<br />

in the comfort of your own home.<br />

Their trained carers offer assistance<br />

with meal preparation, exercise and<br />

mobility, personal hygiene, medication<br />

monitoring, transporting to-and-from<br />

appointments and doing any shopping<br />

required. Their goal is to make life as<br />

easy as possible for their clients, whilst<br />

keeping their loved ones informed<br />

each step of the way.<br />

“We are here for the journey with you.”<br />

Details: dolphincoastcare@gmail.com,<br />

073 451 8010,<br />

www.dolphin-coast-care.com<br />

2<br />

Specsavers <strong>Umhlanga</strong> and Oceans Mall<br />

“A look into your eyes is a look into your health,” says<br />

optometrist, Tara-Leigh Putter, owner of Specsavers <strong>Umhlanga</strong><br />

Centre and Specsavers Oceans Mall. Since graduating from<br />

the University of Auckland eight years ago, Tara-Leigh has<br />

dedicated her career to saving eyes and offering the very<br />

best eyecare to her patients. She recently graduated with<br />

her Master’s degree at UKZN, where she offered her clinical<br />

expertise and mentored young, aspiring eyecare professionals.<br />

Details: Specsavers <strong>Umhlanga</strong> Centre 031 561 4728, Specsavers<br />

Oceans Mall 031 476 0301<br />

Sarisha Haripershad, Torga Optical<br />

Most people rely on their eyes to see<br />

and make sense of the world around them.<br />

Some eye diseases can lead to vision loss,<br />

so it is important to identify and treat eye<br />

diseases as early as possible. You should<br />

get your eyes checked annually.<br />

For high quality eye examinations and<br />

treatment, visit Torga Optical and chat to<br />

optometrist Sarisha Haripershad.<br />

Details: Torga Optical, <strong>Ballito</strong> Junction,<br />

032 946 1416/7<br />

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Dr Pratisha Pramlall<br />

Experienced homeopath Dr Pramlall is passionate<br />

about women and children’s health. She is<br />

renowned for her treatment of conditions such<br />

as polycystic ovarian syndrome, menstrual<br />

irregularities, endometriosis and infertility,<br />

and has a keen interest in treating anxiety<br />

and depression both in adults and<br />

children. Homeopathy is a holistic<br />

system of medicine aiming to bring<br />

the body back into balance. All<br />

treatment is patient-specific,<br />

natural and safe for everyone.<br />

The Well, <strong>Ballito</strong>, 087 4600 434,<br />

drpramlall@gmail.com,<br />

www.drpratishapramlall.co.za<br />

Lianca Dookran<br />

Focusing on your health<br />

means putting yourself<br />

first and preventative<br />

medicine starts with<br />

you! Lianca Dookran’s<br />

physiotherapy practice<br />

offers hands-on, holistic<br />

care and encourages<br />

patients to get up and<br />

move! Lianca’s top tips:<br />

1. Make better choices<br />

and move more; 2. Be<br />

aware of signs in your<br />

body that there might be<br />

something wrong;<br />

3. See a medical<br />

professional regularly.<br />

Prevention is better than<br />

cure. Details: 032 586 3240<br />

7<br />

5<br />

Dr Le-Jean Ehlers<br />

Dr Le-Jean Ehlers is the new<br />

female health practitioner at<br />

The Square Medical Centre.<br />

With a special interest in<br />

women’s health, she is<br />

currently furthering her studies<br />

in cosmetic dermatology and<br />

aesthetic medicine.<br />

Dr Le-Jean is passionate<br />

about holistic healthcare,<br />

personalized patient care and<br />

promoting overall well-being<br />

and confidence. Details:<br />

The Square, 250 <strong>Umhlanga</strong><br />

Rocks Drive, La Lucia Ridge,<br />

<strong>Umhlanga</strong>, 031 566 7000<br />

Dr Paul McGarr<br />

Dr Paul McGarr is an established<br />

plastic and reconstructive surgeon<br />

whose special interests include<br />

6<br />

cosmetic breast surgery, body<br />

contouring and facial rejuvenation.<br />

Dr McGarr’s philosophy is one of<br />

balance, realistic goals and safety.<br />

Details: Ribumed Medical Centre,<br />

Odyssey, 1 Simbithi Drive, <strong>Ballito</strong>.<br />

reception@plasticssurgeon.info<br />

031 2015118<br />

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Dr Shafique Sayed<br />

<strong>Ballito</strong>-based gynaecologist with 15 years’ experience,<br />

Dr Shafique Sayed believes communication is key to true<br />

holistic care. He focusses solely on gynaecology and has<br />

a special interest in laparoscopic and minimally-invasive<br />

vaginal surgery. He manages contraception, abnormal<br />

periods, pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, urinary<br />

incontinence and a number of other related issues.<br />

Details: Alberlito Hospital, www.ballitogynae.com,<br />

032 946 6979, 067 822 0543, sayedpractice@gmail.com<br />

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Fruity tutti<br />

This month we’re all about delicious shades of plum<br />

and dragon fruit, strawberry and kiwi.<br />

Buttoned jacquard<br />

dress in deep plum.<br />

Leave loose or tie with<br />

the same fabric belt.<br />

R859 from zara.com<br />

Coral long cluster<br />

gold-plated necklace with<br />

pearl, amanzonite, turquoise,<br />

cowrie shell and African beads<br />

and charms. R940 from<br />

shelleytaylor.co.za<br />

Square mini tote bag with tubular<br />

shoulder straps in bright kiwi.<br />

R459 from zara.com<br />

Strawberry heels forever<br />

Suede high-heel mules,<br />

R1899 from zara.com<br />

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The Caroline printed floral<br />

classic trench ... perfect for<br />

now and then to layer right<br />

through winter. R2199 from<br />

poetrystores.co.za<br />

Dragon fruit fuschia<br />

ladies vellies -<br />

the ultimate<br />

combo of<br />

fashion,<br />

comfort, and<br />

versatility.<br />

R999 from<br />

tomvoyager.co.za<br />

These suedette slip-ons, with a slight<br />

edge at the heel to keep your feet<br />

secure and a rubberised sole to<br />

give extra grip, are the most comfy<br />

shoes imaginable, without forgoing<br />

style. And they’re available in a<br />

selection of gorgeous jewel shades.<br />

R780 from desray.co.za<br />

Compiled by: Kym Argo<br />

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An exciting journey<br />

Like so many, the Delish Sisters bespoke caterers have had to evolve and diversify over<br />

the past few years. The result has been the transformation of this incredible brand into<br />

something even more exciting than ever before. We caught up with ‘delish sister’<br />

Becs Woodcock.<br />

Text: Leah Shone • Photos: CHRIS ALLAN PHOTO • Hair: Crop Hair Salon • Makeup: Kylie P Makeup • Dressed by: Muze<br />

“Our brand has developed organically<br />

as our personal circumstances and<br />

customer needs have changed over<br />

the years,” says Rebecca, or 'Becs'.<br />

She and her sister Kate started<br />

Delish Sisters nine years ago,<br />

selling yummy baked goods at<br />

Durban's I Heart Market and The<br />

Wondermarket in <strong>Umhlanga</strong>.<br />

Since then, the Delish Sisters has<br />

become a household name on the<br />

North Coast. Their gooey, moreish<br />

chocolate brownies and lamb<br />

wraps were among the many tasty,<br />

homemade treats that catapulted<br />

the stylish siblings from hustling<br />

their wares on weekend markets to<br />

running a fully-fledged café at The<br />

Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock.<br />

After a few years in the restaurant<br />

industry, Becs and Kate moved<br />

exclusively into the bespoke catering<br />

space and also published their own,<br />

beautiful cookbook.<br />

When business came to a griding<br />

halt during Covid, the sisters started<br />

Delish Sisters Meals - a range of frozen<br />

and baked goods (yes, including<br />

those brownies), sauces and dips,<br />

which they sold at several select local<br />

stockists and online.<br />

While Kate headed up Delish Sisters<br />

Meals, Becs has spent the past two<br />

years working in the food styling<br />

industry. Having worked with some of<br />

the biggest commercial companies<br />

in the country, including brands such<br />

as Knorrox, Knorr, Robertsons, Farmer<br />

Brown and Coca-Cola.<br />

Now operating under the name<br />

Delish Sisters Studio, she also still<br />

manages to fit in the odd fun, creative<br />

job, she says, such as styling the St<br />

Anne's old girl's cookbook, which will<br />

be published later this year.<br />

Now, as the sisters' lives begin to<br />

evolve once more, so too is the<br />

business. “It's been an incredible<br />

journey, starting the brand and<br />

watching it grow as we've moved<br />

into each stage of our lives,” says<br />

Becs, whose life in particular has<br />

done a complete 360-degree turn in<br />

the past year.<br />

Not only did she get married, but also<br />

became a mom to now 11-month-old<br />

baby Tom.<br />

Tom, as it turns out, is the inspiration<br />

behind the newest addition to the<br />

Delish Sisters repertoire - Delish Sisters<br />

Baby. “Tom has always been the most<br />

relaxed baby and has always fed well.<br />

Watching him experience food, which<br />

has been such a huge part of my<br />

life for so long, has been next-level<br />

special,” says Becs, smiling.<br />

The Delish Sister Baby range, which<br />

launched just this month, includes<br />

a small selection of purees (ranging<br />

from smooth to chunky), as well as<br />

a variety of baby-led weaning items,<br />

such as waffle fingers, fritattas and<br />

falafal balls. There are also yummy<br />

treats like the smoothie melts, which<br />

are sweet little droplets of freezedried<br />

smoothies, packed with organic<br />

fruit and veggies.<br />

“By far the biggest investment in this<br />

part of the business has been the<br />

freeze drier. It allows us to freeze and<br />

vacuum-sealed food at extremely<br />

low temperatures, meaning the food<br />

loses hardly any of its nutritional<br />

value. The baby food range is all<br />

about finding different and fun ways<br />

for kids to get healthy, delicious food<br />

into their little bodies.”<br />

The baby range is produced at their<br />

high-quality Mount Edgecome-based<br />

commercial kitchen which meets all<br />

health and safety requirements. Becs<br />

also has an incredible, fully-fitted<br />

photography studio upstairs for the<br />

food styling side of the business. “I<br />

just love our new studio offering. It’s a<br />

light and airy oasis for food magic to<br />

be created. It’s also open to big and<br />

small businesses to hire out and shoot<br />

content for their brands,” says Becs.<br />

The baby food range is being rolled<br />

out in local stores where their current<br />

Delish Sisters products are sold, as<br />

well as online and at The Village in<br />

Sunningdale Centre.<br />

Believe it or not, there is a third Delish<br />

Sister, named Julia. “Our youngest<br />

sister is currently heading up another<br />

branch of the business in the USA,<br />

where she's running a Delish Sisters<br />

restaurant inside a boutique hotel<br />

in South Carolina. All three of us are<br />

motivated, career-driven humans<br />

and working and achieving results<br />

really puts wind in our sails. But it<br />

is incredibly important to all of us<br />

that we enjoy what we do as well,<br />

which is why we continue to evolve<br />

and change things up! Delish Sisters<br />

has been an incredibly personal<br />

journey for all of us and, although<br />

we've been thrown curve balls, they<br />

have ultimately turned out to be for<br />

the better and the business truly is<br />

authentically ‘us'.”<br />

Details: becs@delishsisters.co.za,<br />

info@delishsisters.co.za; IG: delishsisters,<br />

dsfoodstudio, delishsistersmeals,<br />

delishsistersbaby<br />

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It's been an incredible<br />

journey, starting the<br />

brand and watching it<br />

grow as we've moved into<br />

each stage of our lives<br />

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Truffles for Easter?<br />

In the spirit of Easter, we asked Becs to share one of her favourite chocolate recipes with<br />

our readers and this is what she came up with. We have to admit, we tried them …<br />

and yes, they are every bit as delicious as they look!<br />

“This recipe is one we have had in our<br />

Delish Sisters arsenal for years. It’s such a<br />

simple recipe and makes a beautiful gift<br />

or sweet ending to a dinner party. Have<br />

some fun with the flavour by adding<br />

dried spices, like cinnamon or cardamom,<br />

or even substituting the vanilla essence<br />

with rosewater or caramel essence. Nuts,<br />

seeds, cocoa, freeze dried fruit, toasted<br />

coconut and gold dust are some of our<br />

faves when it comes to the coating - so<br />

go ahead and get creative!”<br />

Chocolate Truffles<br />

(makes 30 truffles)<br />

You’ll need: 320g dark, milk or white chocolate; 125ml cream; 1 tsp vanilla<br />

extract/paste; coating ingredients (get creative!)<br />

To make: Break the chocolate up into a ceramic or glass bowl and melt<br />

over the stove in double boiler. Alternatively, put the bowl of chocolate<br />

into the microwave and melt in gradual 30-second bursts. Once the<br />

chocolate is melted and shiny, stir in the cream and vanilla essence. Cover<br />

the bowl with some cling film and refrigerate for at least two hours. Scoop<br />

the chocolate mixture and roll into balls. Coat with a topping of your<br />

choice and refrigerate again until you’re ready to serve!<br />

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Spoil yourself …<br />

in <strong>Umhlanga</strong>!<br />

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A tall cappuccino and a chocolate croissant? A raspberry cupcake and cup of hot tea?<br />

Or, maybe you’re more of a fresh, vibrant salad and ice-cold smoothie kind of person?<br />

Whatever your weakness, make sure you spoil yourself with your favourite treat at one<br />

of these fabulous <strong>Umhlanga</strong> hot spots this Easter season!<br />

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Georgiannas Coffee<br />

Is there anything better than a slice of freshly<br />

baked cake? All of the cakes at Georgiannas<br />

are baked in-house, meaning they are fresh,<br />

scrumptious and full of yumminess! With their<br />

signature cakes being chocolate, carrot cake<br />

and lemon cheesecake, the only problem you<br />

will have is deciding which one to have!<br />

We recommend treating yourself with more<br />

than one – or going back to try them all!<br />

The cakes are complimented with a selection<br />

of beverages and Georgiannas is the perfect<br />

spot to treat yourself this Easter!<br />

Details: 47 Almil Centre, Ashley Avenue,<br />

Glenashley, 083 5281708,<br />

IG: georgiannas_coffee,<br />

FB: Georgiannas Coffee Shop<br />

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The Oyster Box<br />

Durban is spectacular in <strong>April</strong>! Celebrate with The Oyster Box’s<br />

accommodation special (from R7860 per room, per night) and enjoy<br />

all the luxurious pleasures of SA’s favourite oceanside hotel. This<br />

Easter treasure loved ones and the joy of being together for the<br />

extra special themed High Tea (7 to 10 <strong>April</strong>, 2:30pm to 5pm) or<br />

enjoy the traditional Easter Sunday carvery at The Ocean Terrace.<br />

Details: 031 514 5000, www.oysterboxhotel.com<br />

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Sunsets & Mermaids<br />

Enjoy la dolce vita at Sunsets & Mermaids - an intimate,<br />

all-day meeting place in the heart of <strong>Umhlanga</strong> where<br />

you can enjoy lunch, dinner and now breakfast too! (from<br />

7:30am to 12pm daily). Enjoy bottomless Mimosas with<br />

their delicious breakfast selection on weekends.<br />

Details: 031 943 3044, www.sunmer.co.za

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Chocolate & wine<br />

A match made in heaven, right? Amanda shares some of her top picks to pair with all of<br />

your chocolate spoils this Easter!<br />

Valdo Prosecco<br />

Valdo Floral Edition Prosecco<br />

Rosé is a young, bright,<br />

smart and trendy sparkling<br />

Rosé, beautiful on the<br />

inside as it is on the<br />

outside. The palate has a<br />

pleasant tickle of delicate<br />

bubbles, pleasant round<br />

warm and charming<br />

fruity flavours with a fine,<br />

elegant and complex<br />

structure. Highly pleasant<br />

and ideal as an aperitif,<br />

together with fingerfood ,<br />

light dishes and of course,<br />

chocolate!<br />

Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc<br />

An explosive nose of green nettles,<br />

green asparagus and pink grapefruit<br />

citrus with some dusty fig leaf<br />

and blackcurrant aromas creates<br />

excitement anticipation of what is to<br />

follow. The palate does not disappoint<br />

– a delicious carry through of the<br />

expressive nose creates a broad,<br />

flavour-intensive palate, ending with<br />

a lemon zest mouthwatering finish.<br />

The influence of the<br />

Cape Agulhas terroir is<br />

apparent in the salty/<br />

briny final lingering<br />

aftertaste.<br />

Eagles’ Nest Merlot<br />

Quality and consistency is paramount at Eagles’<br />

Nest. Located on the crest of the Constantia<br />

Nek Pass, their unique terroir combined with<br />

meticulous attention to detail, yield award-winning<br />

wines that are the epitome of elegance and<br />

balance. The nose initially shows flavours of fresh<br />

raspberries and ripe red fruit, with undertones of<br />

darker fruit elements, including plums and dried<br />

dates. The palate is multi-layered, showcasing<br />

intense red fruit, mulberry and cigar flavours.<br />

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Naughty<br />

but nice!<br />

Even adults enjoy a little chocolate<br />

spoil now and then! This yummy<br />

chocolate cocktail recipe, created by<br />

Mark Beetge from Thirst Bar Services,<br />

has a bit of a bite . . .<br />

About THIRST<br />

Bar Service<br />

THIRST Bar Services was founded<br />

in 2005 by two close friends<br />

after they had developed a keen<br />

sense of service excellence and<br />

bar alchemy working in London’s<br />

West End. Their goal? To shake<br />

up South Africa’s modest bar<br />

and hospitality scene with fresh<br />

thinking and innovation to match<br />

its global counterparts. Since then,<br />

THIRST has grown from a humble<br />

trestle-table operation to the<br />

professional and national mobile<br />

bar experience partner it is today.<br />

THIRST Durban has been operating<br />

for more than a decade.<br />

Details: www.thirst.co.za,<br />

086 695 7868, info-dbn@thirst.co.za<br />

Chilli Chocolate Devil<br />

cocktail recipe<br />

You’ll need:<br />

37,5ml El Jimador Reposado<br />

25ml Nachtmusik chocolate<br />

liqueur<br />

12,5ml Baileys Irish Cream<br />

1 x single espresso<br />

1 teaspoon vanilla sugar<br />

For the rim:<br />

coco powder, cayenne pepper and<br />

vanilla sugar<br />

For the garnish:<br />

Twix and a chili<br />

For more recipes, follow<br />

@thirstybarman on Instagram<br />

<strong>April</strong> 20<strong>23</strong> Get It • <strong>Ballito</strong> • Umdloti • <strong>Umhlanga</strong> 29

Promotion<br />

Out & about this Easter<br />

Whether you’re indoors or outside, there is something to keep every member of the family<br />

entertained on the North Coast during the Easter break.<br />

1<br />


The Orange Tree is a beautiful café with a deck<br />

overlooking the Umhlali Preparatory School playing<br />

fields. Their little wooden playhouses are the perfect<br />

spot for little ones to play (where you can see them)<br />

while parents enjoy the outstanding food selection.<br />

The Orange Tree’s food is consistently delicious and<br />

beautifully presented and includes decadent all-day<br />

breakfasts, salads, burgers, wraps, vegetarian options,<br />

waffles, amazing coffee and frappés. You’ll dream about<br />

their fancy bacon roll, homemade beef burger with hand<br />

cut chips and halloumi and avo wraps! They also have<br />

excellent wifi and no load shedding!<br />

Details: The Orange Tree, Makers’ Yard, Umhlali.<br />

IG: theorangetree_sa<br />


Coral Divers offers its guests a comfortable diving<br />

holiday in Sodwana Bay – which is one of the top<br />

dive sites in the world. Experience the warm Indian<br />

ocean, beautiful beach and exquisite scenery of<br />

the Isimangaliso Wetland Park while completing<br />

a PADI dive course. Coral Divers has a variety of<br />

accommodation options available, from en-suite, airconditioned<br />

cabins to safari tents. The main resort<br />

area includes a restaurant and bar, plunge pool<br />

and sun deck, boma and braai area, as well as selfcatering<br />

facilities. Details: www.coraldivers.co.za,<br />

033 345 6531, bookings@coraldivers.co.za,<br />

IG: coraldiverssa, FB: coraldiversSA 2<br />

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The Bike & Bean group is proudly Durban. With four<br />

shops in eccentric, vibrant buildings around the city,<br />

coffee is at the centre of what they do ... and their<br />

B&B community and sustainability is at the heart. This<br />

Easter, why not take a drive and visit the beautifully<br />

restored, flagship restaurant - the Bean & Bistro -<br />

directly opposite Durban’s spectacular new Ocean<br />

Terminal at The Point. Customers can enjoy the<br />

usual coffee and light meals, as well as a more<br />

comprehensive bistro menu. The added service of a car<br />

wash allows patrons to enjoy a meal indoors, while the<br />

energetic carwash team do the honours outside.<br />

Details: 74 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Point, 0820657096

4<br />


For an adrenaline-filled and action-packed Airsoft or Lasertag<br />

experience, look no further than Tactical Action Game at<br />

Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Whether it’s for a birthday<br />

party, a corporate team-build or just a group of friends<br />

wanting an adrenaline-filled adventure, the 10000m2 ‘Khe<br />

Sanh’ Vietnam village or American Army Base arenas provide<br />

an immersive combat experience. The indoor/undercover<br />

facility has been purposefully designed by owners Jason<br />

and Bryan who have over 40 years’ combined experience<br />

in paintball, lasertag and airsoft facilities. Details: Tactical<br />

Action Games, parking level 5, Parkade G, Gateway Theatre of<br />

Shopping, www.tacticalactiongames.co.za, 082 836 7419<br />


Elevation Café provides an elevated meal or<br />

office space, with good wifi, healthy food and<br />

great coffee, even during loadshedding. The<br />

idea of community is highly valued by each<br />

member of the Elevation Café family and the<br />

space provides delicious, healthy meals (with<br />

vegan and gluten-free options) and fantastic,<br />

friendly service. So come elevate your day!<br />

Open Monday to Friday: 6:30 to 5pm, Saturday<br />

8am to 2pm and Sunday 9am to 12pm.<br />

Details: Odyssey Mall, Simbithi Drive, <strong>Ballito</strong>,<br />

066 541 5935 IG: elevationcafe_<br />

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6<br />


A visit to Monkeyland KZN promises to be a truly unique and<br />

unforgettable day out – and the perfect way to spend the day<br />

with friends and family during the Easter holidays. Your visit<br />

will take you on a guided walking tour through this stunning<br />

<strong>23</strong>-hectare forest sanctuary in search of the free-roaming<br />

lemurs, monkeys and gibbon. MonkeylandKZN’s mission is to<br />

educate and foster a greater understanding of our primate<br />

cousins and the threats they face. MonkeylandKZN is open<br />

every day, including weekends and public holidays and if you<br />

bring this advert along you’ll get a 20% discount*<br />

Details: www.monkeylandkzn.co.za, 032 004 0178.<br />

*Valid from 27 March to 30 <strong>April</strong> 20<strong>23</strong>. T &C’s apply. (GETIT20%)<br />

Food Fundi Café<br />

Food Fundi Café, at Sugar Rush Park, is<br />

a super spot to let the kids roam free<br />

in a safe, outdoor space, while you kick<br />

off your shoes and enjoy the autumn<br />

sunshine. Their menu is geared for both<br />

long lazy brunches (try the truffle and<br />

bacon omelette) or quick and easy<br />

items like woodfired pizzas and grilled<br />

sandwiches. Ingredients are seasonal and<br />

local; like butter from The Butter Lady and<br />

Dargle Valley bacon and beef.<br />

Details: www.foodfundi.co.za<br />


Cars,<br />

kids<br />

& heat<br />

It may be the start of<br />

autumn, but if you live on<br />

the North Coast you know<br />

that the heat and humidity<br />

are far from gone and<br />

children should never be left<br />

in vehicles unatttended.<br />

Every year we hear about parents<br />

forgetting their children in the car,<br />

sometimes with tragic consequences.<br />

This can happen to a parent for<br />

several reasons (a change in routine,<br />

sleep deprivation, time pressures and<br />

stress), so the team from MotorHappy<br />

are offering some tips to help<br />

parents avoid making this possibly<br />

devastating error.<br />

Put something you need in the back seat (cell phone, handbag, employee ID<br />

or even one of your shoes!);<br />

Set a reminder on your cell phone;<br />

Keep a stuffed animal in your child’s car seat. When the child is in the car seat,<br />

place the stuffed animal in the front seat to remind you that your child is in<br />

the back;<br />

Make it a habit to look into the back seat before you lock your car, even<br />

when your child is not there;<br />

Ask your child’s day care or child minder to always let you know if your child<br />

does not arrive when expected;<br />

If your child is old enough, teach them how to work the hooter so they can<br />

call for help if they’re accidently locked in the car.<br />


MotorHappy is all about zero-hassle motoring. They provide honest advice,<br />

smart rewards and the best products in the Motorverse. From buying to selling<br />

your car and everything in-between. Insure it. Maintain it. Protect it.<br />

Details: www.motorhappy.co.za<br />

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Woven delights<br />

From elegant, oversized plant holders to gorgeous counter top storage<br />

baskets and unique toy containers, all of the baskets woven by Salt Rock’s<br />

Gerald Mudzingwa are trendy, top quality and in high demand.<br />


atural, stylish and the perfect way to add<br />

texture and interest to a space, woven grass<br />

baskets are still a popular interior trend.<br />

Which is one of the reasons why 39-year-old<br />

Zimbabwe-born basket-maker Gerald has<br />

become one of the most well-known makers on the North<br />

Coast. Friendly and professional, Gerald has developed a<br />

reputation among both interior designers and homeowners<br />

for the excellent quality service and products he delivers.<br />

Having started making and selling items on the roadside<br />

at the age of 18, Gerald and his siblings learned their skills<br />

from their mother while growing up in their hometown of<br />

Chiredzi, Zimbabwe.<br />

“From 18 until around the age of 25, I made a living selling<br />

sandals, baskets and brooms on the side of the road in<br />

Chiredzi and Harare. We were struggling and there wasn't<br />

much of a market for baskets and we sold mostly brooms,”<br />

says Gerald.<br />

Then a friend invited him to come and stay in South Africa<br />

four years ago. “He knew I was a skilled basket-maker and<br />

said there was a bigger market for baskets here.”<br />

Gerald moved to Durban and started selling a few baskets<br />

every week, just managing to pay his bills and put food on<br />

the table.<br />

About two years ago he decided to give the <strong>Ballito</strong> market<br />

a try. “I began selling brooms and feather dusters next to<br />

Food Lovers Market. One day a woman approached me<br />

and asked if I could repair one of her baskets. I told her I was<br />

actually really good at making baskets and that's when I<br />

decided to start selling them there as well.”<br />

Gerald quickly realised there was a bigger market for his<br />

products and moved his business to Salt Rock (next to<br />

Tiffany's Centre), where he is still based today. That is when<br />

things really started to change.<br />

“The local community<br />

embraced our business,<br />

even offering me advice<br />

on new designs and<br />

ideas. They dropped<br />

off samples for me to<br />

try and, eventually, I<br />

started developing<br />

relationships with local<br />

interior designers who were looking for woven items for<br />

their clients.”<br />

Gerald moved away from making straw carry baskets to<br />

creating unique plant holders, laundry bags and toy storage<br />

baskets. He now also makes beautiful woven coffee tables<br />

and grass lampshades. So many of his ideas come from<br />

his clients, Gerald says, and he has taught himself different<br />

weaving techniques and methods.<br />

His youngest brother, Alexander, now works with Gerald in<br />

his business and, between them, they make almost every<br />

item they sell. “We do outsource some of the very tightlywoven<br />

items from local Malawian guys who are more skilled<br />

at that than us, but we make everything else ourselves.<br />

We always try new things and love learning different<br />

techniques. Sometimes we fail, but that's okay, because it<br />

is in failing that you start to learn,” says Gerald, who recently<br />

took his business up a notch, opening a pop-up store at The<br />

Odyssey Mall.<br />

Gerald is grateful to his customers, who have helped him<br />

make the business what it is today. “I'm so thankful to all<br />

those who have stopped to give me ideas and advice and<br />

trusted me to make items for them and their clients. They<br />

have challenged and pushed me to grow.”<br />

Details: Baskets By Gerald is adjacent to Tiffany's Mall in Salt<br />

Rock and at The Odyssey Mall in <strong>Ballito</strong>, @basketsbygerald,<br />

basketsbygerald@gmail.com, 074 086 5510.<br />

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Plant plenty<br />

Fill your garden with crunchy garden<br />

peas, pansies, poppies, petunias,<br />

primulas and gorgeous Gullivers<br />

Garden tasks for <strong>April</strong><br />

• Plant the Four P’s: Pansies, poppies,<br />

petunias and primulas. • Scatter<br />

sow seed of Namaqualand daisies,<br />

alyssum, lobelia, Virginian stocks, and<br />

winter scatter pack mixes. By sowing<br />

batches of Namaqualand daisies two<br />

or three weeks apart you will have<br />

flowers right through to September<br />

• Plant spring bulbs after Easter. •<br />

Fertilise the lawn as well as spring<br />

flowering shrubs and perennials. •<br />

Wait until after Easter to plant out<br />

spring flowering bulbs. • Water once<br />

a week. • This is the last month for<br />

sowing beetroot, cabbage, carrots,<br />

lettuce, leeks, peas, Asian greens,<br />

parsnips, spinach and Swiss chard,<br />

spring onions, turnips and radishes.<br />


Veggie of the month<br />

Garden peas are sweetest when eaten straight from the pod, which is a<br />

good way to convert the kids to snacking on veggies. Garden-grown peas<br />

are certainly tastier, crunchier and more nutritious than any frozen version.<br />

Kirchhoffs ‘Greenfeast’ is a climbing pea that needs staking/support, and<br />

produces a heavy crop of large, well-filled deep green pods. Plant in deeply<br />

dug, fertile soil enriched with compost and well-rotted manure. Water well<br />

at the base of the plant throughout the growing period and especially when<br />

flowering. Garden peas are an excellent source of plant protein. Besides being<br />

eaten raw they can be steamed, added to salads, stews, stir-fries and soups.<br />

Details: kirchhoffs.co.za<br />

Ctentanthe ‘Golden Mosaic’ is a<br />

green and gold variegated indoor<br />

plant; yup Springbok rugby colours<br />

if you are in the mind to support the<br />

lads in the build-up to the Rugby<br />

World Cup later this year. Besides<br />

silently supporting our national<br />

team, this indoor plant’s other<br />

attribute is that it has anti-pollutant<br />

characteristics. It is ideal if you want to<br />

breathe fresh, clean air indoors. Place<br />

in a position that receives medium<br />

to bright light, in a warm, moderately<br />

humid room. Keep the soil moist by<br />

watering once the top layer of soil<br />

feels dry. Fertilise with a diluted liquid<br />

fertiliser once a month in spring and<br />

summer. Keep the plant looking neat<br />

by cutting off dead leaves at the base<br />

of the plant. Details: lvgplant.co.za<br />

We’re<br />

planting …<br />

Bacopa Scopia ‘Gulliver’ Compact<br />

Rosa because it is a hardy indigenous<br />

groundcover, that shows off even better as<br />

a compact, semi-trailing plant for hanging<br />

baskets, containers and window boxes. It<br />

is covered in a myriad of pink flowers that<br />

are somewhat larger and darker than other<br />

pinks in the bacopa range. As a garden<br />

filler it likes well-drained soil and full sun,<br />

but as a container plant morning sun and<br />

afternoon shade is preferable. It flowers<br />

abundantly and will go through to summer<br />

as it is heat and drought tolerant.<br />

Details: ballstraathof.co.za

A splash<br />

vibrance<br />

of<br />

Tasked with updating this beautiful Simbithi home<br />

while maintaining its authenticity, interior<br />

decorator Megan Cardwell added a splash of vibrance,<br />

colour and character to each space.<br />

We just adore this bold, playful<br />

and happy guest bedroom.<br />

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old wallpaper, key<br />

pieces and the clever<br />

use of reupholstering<br />

were all it took to<br />

transform this home<br />

into a contemporary,<br />

unique sanctuary where spaces flow<br />

seamlessly into one another.<br />

“We wanted to give the home<br />

an update without removing the<br />

antique furniture and special items<br />

that were already there,” says Ardent<br />

Interiors owner Megan. “Our brief<br />

was to create unique spaces that<br />

tell a story, while still keeping it<br />

comfortable, homey and a place<br />

where memories can be created.”<br />

This bold, black bedroom is<br />

unique, dramatic and exciting!<br />

Ardent Interiors owner<br />

Megan Cardwell<br />


While Megan and her team were given a lot of free reign, they also enjoyed the<br />

input they received from their clients during their brainstorming and working<br />

sessions. “This ensured that they were happy with the boundaries we wanted to<br />

push. The black bedroom was touch-and-go,” she laughs, “but it worked out in<br />

the end and has become one our favourite rooms to date!”<br />

Another bold move, Megan says, was in the cove area, which lies between<br />

the living and dining rooms. “Now covered in beautiful, airloom-flowered<br />

wallpaper, we had some wonderful working sessions around this space,<br />

which ended up coming together so beautifully. It was also nice to bring<br />

some colour into the living area where greys, white and wood were<br />

dominant. Taking a risk with the pops of moody colour paid off and we were<br />

both very happy with the end result.”<br />


Reupholstering, which was a big<br />

focus with this project, is a great<br />

way to update and freshen up loved<br />

pieces, while also keeping costs<br />

down. “The entire patio lounge<br />

was reupholstered, which saved on<br />

unnecessarily purchasing expensive<br />

outdoor furniture. We also kept a<br />

lot of the sentimental antiques,<br />

updating and refreshing them with<br />

beautiful fabrics, chalk paint and new<br />

scatter covers.”<br />

Megan says there was generally<br />

one key item in each room that<br />

was a 'splurge', like a playful pouffe,<br />

headboard with character, modern<br />

lighting, and some greenery to bring<br />

spaces to life.<br />

“We also always include décor items.<br />

Clients often ask if they are necessary,<br />

but I feel they are so important to<br />

give a room that final, finishing touch.<br />

Small décor items create sentiment<br />

(not to be mistaken with clutter).”<br />

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Reflecting on the overall experience<br />

and final outcome of this project,<br />

Megan says she loved the challenge<br />

and being given the freedom to<br />

push boundaries. She also says she<br />

is very lucky to work with incredible<br />

suppliers, such as Hertex Fabrics.<br />

“Our Hertex agent gives us weekly<br />

updates on everything new coming<br />

in, ensuring our clients are privvy to<br />

the latest and greatest on the market.<br />

Their imports, while slightly more<br />

expensive, are also amazing and it is<br />

lovely to know that we can keep up to<br />

date with international trends.”<br />

Having created a unique and<br />

memorable home that flows<br />

seamlessly, Megan says she is very<br />

proud of what they have achieved. “I<br />

could not imagine any other home<br />

looking even slightly similar to the<br />

spaces that we have brought to life<br />

here. Each room is unique, while<br />

still carrying the overall look and<br />

feel of the entire home. It still holds<br />

memories and sentimental value,<br />

while offering a sense of calm and<br />

comfort that every home should<br />

bring. I am very grateful to this client<br />

for allowing me to just 'go with it' and<br />

for trusting the process.”<br />

Reupholstering was a big focus in this project and each<br />

room was also given a little ‘splurge’ like the addition of a<br />

playful pouffe, modern lighting or greenery.<br />


Ardent is an interior design studio that<br />

offers bespoke furniture packages and<br />

custom interior design services to suit<br />

each client's specific project needs.<br />

Their core focus is on residential and<br />

office interiors, and Megan and her<br />

team collaborate with key suppliers<br />

to successfully furnish homes and<br />

investment spaces with full delivery<br />

and installation. Projects such as<br />

the Space Apartments (50 Airbnb<br />

units fully furnished in <strong>Umhlanga</strong>),<br />

Nexus House (shared office spaces in<br />

Zimbali) and Nexus Courtyard Café<br />

are among their most recent larger<br />

ventures. “We love working alongside<br />

our clients on personal projects as<br />

well, achieving beautiful, homely<br />

spaces that truly are a reflection of the<br />

owners and their families.”<br />

Details: @ardent_interior_design<br />

<strong>April</strong> 20<strong>23</strong> Get It • <strong>Ballito</strong> • Umdloti • <strong>Umhlanga</strong> 43




Adventure<br />

with Isibindi!<br />

Isibindi Africa Lodges have recently launched their exciting adventurer’s loyalty programme,<br />

called the Isibindi Explorers Club, to reward local travellers. Here’s what it’s all about …<br />

“The Isibindi Explorers Club has been created for locals,” says<br />

Isibindi Africa Lodges marketing manager, Lucy Cooke. “It’s<br />

our way of thanking the local market for their unbelievable<br />

support, especially over the last three years.”<br />

The loyalty programme has no sign-up or joining fees, and<br />

members have access to a range of preferential rates and<br />

last-minute offers, specials and discounts available for the<br />

portfolio of lodges in South Africa and Zimbabwe.<br />

“We will continue our drive to promote what we have<br />

to offer to international visitors, encouraging them to<br />

travel to our shores to discover its magic and support our<br />

economy, but we’d also like South Africans to enjoy their<br />

country and all the delights and unexplored locations<br />

that it has to offer.”<br />

Additional benefits include a dedicated travel concierge to<br />

take care of all your travel needs and provide advice and<br />

insights to each of the properties. Details: www.isibindi.co.za/<br />

explorers-club, www.isibindi.co.za, res@isibindi.co.za

Why go solo?<br />

Travel with friends ... to the De Mond Villa in the De Hoop Nature Reserve<br />

One of the joys of travel is to do so with a group of family or friends.<br />

So we’re always on the lookout for exclusive-use villas and lodges. Our<br />

latest find is the newly restored and refurbished De Mond Villa in the<br />

extraordinarily beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve.<br />

This pristine nature reserve, a Ramsar listed vlei, is all wide open spaces,<br />

endless stretches of deserted beaches, coastal fynbos, teaming with<br />

animal and bird life and offers the best whale watching imaginable.<br />

The reserve is home to the De Hoop Collection, which has a wide range<br />

of accommodation, including various self-catering options as well as<br />

the De Mond Villa. With five en-suite bedrooms, awesome interior décor,<br />

incredible views, a boma and swimming pool, it’s a really brilliant option<br />

for those looking to really get away from it all. It’s fully catered, so all you<br />

need do is sit, G&T in hand, and look out over the glorious Ramsar vlei,<br />

where besides the spectacular bird life, you could spot wild bush pigs,<br />

otters, rock dassies and herds of eland ... there’s even been sightings of<br />

leopard tracks.<br />

You’ll have an exclusive guide, and most guided activities are included<br />

in the rate ... think guided bird walks, marine walks, mountain bike trails,<br />

and a nature drive experience in an open safari vehicle. Not included<br />

(but well worth the extra expense) are the eco boat cruise and the<br />

vulture experience.<br />

Another add on you may be interested in is the new De Hoop Slackpacking<br />

Trail ... a fully guided and catered three-to-five-night hike for<br />

groups of up to 10, which will take in parts of the iconic whale trail and<br />

other spectacular highlights of De Hoop.<br />

De Mond Villa is fully catered and guided at R3 500 a person per night,<br />

with a minimum of five guests per night.<br />

Details: De Hoop Collection is a member of Cape Country Routes.<br />

Reservations 021-422-4522 or res@dehoopcollection.co.za,<br />

www.dehoopcollection.com. Facebook @DeHoopCollection,<br />

Instagram @dehoopreserve<br />

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Whale watching<br />

Time your trip for end May to<br />

early November, when, every<br />

year, some 40 per cent of the<br />

world’s Southern Right Whales<br />

come to these shores to breed.<br />

Females and their calves swim<br />

in the clear waters, while males<br />

put on spectacular displays.<br />

Up to 600 of these endangered<br />

mammals come each season ...<br />

so close to the shore that you<br />

can sit relax on the sand dunes,<br />

watching them calve, blow,<br />

breach and belly flop.<br />

The Vulture Experience<br />

The cliffs of the Potberg<br />

Mountain is home to the<br />

Western Cape’s last surviving<br />

colony of endangered Cape<br />

Vultures. Guests take a scenic<br />

drive through the fynbos, then<br />

hike for around an hour up to<br />

the Vulture Deck to watch the<br />

vultures swoop and soar above.<br />

There’s a picnic lunch included.<br />

Eco boat cruise<br />

Gorgeous, relaxing two-tothree-hour<br />

cruises where<br />

you can explore the Vlei and<br />

enjoy bird, game, otter and<br />

even porcupine sightings. The<br />

morning cruises include tea and<br />

coffee as well as pastries and<br />

croissants with jam and<br />

cheese, while the evening ones<br />

see you sipping house wines<br />

and beers and savoury snacks.<br />

Perfect sundowner evening!<br />

Guided MTB trail<br />

Keen mountain bikers get the<br />

chance to cycle among herds of<br />

eland, bontebok and other game<br />

with a qualified field guide, who,<br />

during the two-hour ride, shares<br />

his knowledge of less obvious<br />

natural and historical aspects<br />

of De Hoop.<br />

Complied by: KYM ARGO<br />

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In 2020, Montblanc embarked on an exciting new chapter with the<br />

introduction of its new feminine fragrance line - Montblanc<br />

Signature. Its ambition was to give women a different<br />

way to express themselves and their exceptional<br />

character. Anchored in Montblanc’s heritage in the<br />

culture of writing, the name of the fragrance was a<br />

reminder that few things are more personal, unique<br />

and expressive than her signature.<br />

Pen in hand, ink on paper ...<br />

it’s the lasting imprint of her<br />

personality and identity for<br />

others to remember her by.<br />

This year, the story<br />

continues with the<br />

launch of Montblanc<br />

Signature Absolue.<br />

Sparkling, radiant<br />

and intense, this new<br />

fragrance is all fresh<br />

mandarin and pear, tuberose<br />

and ylang, along with sensual<br />

woody tonka bean, cedarwood<br />

and golden amber. This new and<br />

glorious scent is available in 50ml<br />

bottles and 30ml travel size<br />

bottles, as well as a 90ml<br />

bottle from R1599.<br />

Spoil<br />

<strong>April</strong><br />

We’re giving away a bottle of this Montblanc Signature Absolue. Simply pop over to our Facebook or Instagram page<br />

(getitmagNC) and follow the prompts. Entries close <strong>April</strong> 25.<br />

48 Get It • <strong>Ballito</strong> • Umdloti • <strong>Umhlanga</strong> <strong>April</strong> 20<strong>23</strong>

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