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5 Holiday Packing Hacks

5 Holiday Packing Hacks

So you have managed to get that extra special time off with your mates and head down to the coast for that much needed break. Once you have booked your holiday, filled the tank and sorted out last minute items there is only one more thing left to do, pack your suitcase.
Here are 5 packing hacks to get you sorted:

Midlands Meander

A great place to start your trip.  With so many spots on the way you will never cover them all but don’t’ worry it gives you a chance to catch them the next time you come by.  With over 100 destinations within the Midlands Meander you will be spoilt for choice. Make sure you visit the Nelson Mandela Capture Site and take a look at the magnificent sculpture by Marco Cianfanelli.  If you enjoy adventure make a stop at Karkloof Canopy Tour and enjoy zip lining in the Karkloof Forest. Stop by Marrakesh Cheese for tastes of feta, gouda, brie and so many more. Have a break at the Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop for a delicious tea time treat. Make sure not to miss Chocolate Heaven and Tasha’s Fudge. Stop by Romeso Olives for a taste of heaven. Visit Culamoya Chimes to experience their magical sounds.

There are so many more experiences that await you. Pick up one of the Midlands Meander guides along the route to explore even more.

Location: Start at Nottingham Road and work your way around the N3 and R103

Find them online at www.midlandsmeander.co.za or download their App.

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Visit the famous soccer stadium in Durban that has it all. If you love architecture you will marvel at the design. Take a walk around it and enjoy the many restaurants and catch a glimpse of People’s Park. Adrenaline junkies will love the walk up to the top and the Adventure Slide. Be sure to take the Go Pro with if you are going for the slide. It’s something to post on YouTube. You can also enjoy spectacular views of Durban in the SkyCar. Persuade your pals to go on a Segway Ride as well. They can also be found at the Stadium.

Location: 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban. It’s near Suncoast Casino.

uShaka Marine World

Home to a theme park of adventure slides with a new experience at every twist or turn. You can also saunter down the lazy river or attempt extreme rides if you dare. Visit the Aquarium to learn all about the many fish species in this area. There is also the Village Walk home to a variety of shops and restaurants.  Be sure to stop at Moyo’s on the Pier for a meal or cocktail. It features some spectacular views of Durban.

Location: Point Waterfront, Durban.

uMhlanga Rocks

Home to the rich and famous. Filled with some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa. Be sure to stop by The Beverly Hills Hotel and The Oyster Box Hotel for a meal or two. Visit Gateway Shopping Centre, one of the biggest shopping malls in the southern hemisphere.  Explore uMhlanga Village with its many eating establishments.  Make sure to catch a tan on Bronze Beach.  Do not leave before taking a walk along the promenade. 

Location: uMhlanga Rocks. Ten minutes north of Durban along the M4.

The North Coast

Home to some of the most scenic beach drives in KZN on the M4 route.  Be sure to stop by uMdloti, Zimbali, Ballito and Tinley Manor. Featuring spectacular beaches and fine dining along the way.  For a great meal stop by Beach Bums which is situated right on the beach. Find it at 65 Casuarina Road in Westbrook.

Know of any great places to visit in KZN? Share them with us on our Facebook wall @zappasambuca using the hashtags #Fireyoursoul #LocalisZappa

Article by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton

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Durban Breakfast Hotspots

Durban Breakfast Hotspots

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St Clements

Top of the list is a great spot for a breakfast in the heart of Musgrave. Set on Musgrave Road be sure to go to the back of the coffee shop and sit in the wonderful garden setting.  They have a wide variety of meals but if you are unsure go for the light breakfast.  Their coffee is really well made. Enjoy the free WiFi.

Location: 191 Musgrave Road, Durban.

Afro’s Chicken Shop

Situated on Durban Beachfront near South Beach. Look out for the bright yellow container. It’s a great place to cycle to because they have a cycle rack right there where you can park your bike.  Try out their Bacon Roll or if you are really hungry smash a Regmaaker which features egg, bacon, strips, tjips, livers and a toasted roll. If you don’t fancy liver you can swop it for another egg. Bring your own coffee mug and get a discount on your coffee.

Location: 2 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban

Surf Riders

Situated near uShaka Marine World you can either sit inside or outside. Featuring a variety of breakfasts sit down and enjoy the scenery of the beach and of course people walking along the beachfront.  Great coffee and tasty meals. Still don’t know how they make their chips but they are addictive.

Location: 17 Erskine Terrace, South Beach, Durban

Circus Circus Beach Café

On the other side of Durban Beachfront you will find this quaint coffee shop. Situated slightly back from the crowd you can sit inside or outside or even at the back. A wide variety of meals and the toasted sandwiches are something to share with your friends on Instagram.  If you really want to get the Durban experience sit at one of their tables which are situated right on the beach.  You might stay awhile, a long while. The cappuccino is good.

Location: 1 Snell Parade, North Beach, Durban

KZNSA Arts Cafe

For something a little different head to Bulwer in the Glenwood area of Durban and try out the Arts Café situated in the KZNSA Art Gallery.  It features inside and outside seating. It’s always great to sit outside and enjoy the roadside view.  Strong coffee and a hearty breakfast will get you going in no time. Café has free WiFi. Stop by the Art Gallery inside and take in some local art and visit their Shop on your way out and get a gift for friends and family. 

Location: 166 Bulwer Road, Bulwer, Durban.

Do you know of a breakfast hotspot we don’t know about? Post a picture or video of you enjoying breakfast at the hotspot on Instagram and tag us in @zappashooter and use the hashtags #Fireyoursoul and #LocalisZappa

Article by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton

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Midlands Meander

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Moses Mabhida Stadium

Visit the famous soccer stadium in Durban that has it all. If you love architecture you will marvel at the design. Take a walk around it and enjoy the many restaurants and catch a glimpse of People’s Park. Adrenaline junkies will love the walk up to the top and the Adventure Slide. Be sure to take the Go Pro with if you are going for the slide. It’s something to post on YouTube. You can also enjoy spectacular views of Durban in the SkyCar. Persuade your pals to go on a Segway Ride as well. They can also be found at the Stadium.

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Location: uMhlanga Rocks. Ten minutes north of Durban along the M4.

The North Coast

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Know of any great places to visit in KZN? Share them with us on our Facebook wall @zappasambuca using the hashtags #Fireyoursoul #LocalisZappa

Article by Fred Felton | @fredfelton

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Introducing Fred Felton

Introducing Fred Felton

Born and bred in the beautiful coastal city of Durban, Fred Felton has taken advantage of the diverse scenery his hometown has to offer and holds the serene beaches of uMhlanga dear to his heart. 

Working in a fast paced industry like marketing doesn’t leave one with much time to travel or experience all the beauty this world has to offer, but Fred manages to keep his passion for travel alive no matter what and it has allowed him to share his exciting experiences with the rest of the world. Whether it’s his home town or other local cities, this creative is always keen to share exciting things that are happening as well as the hidden gems travelers can find in and around the city

With over 20 years of travel experience under his belt, Fred has mastered the art of budget traveling and looking for bargain destinations. Apart from his extensive travel experience and knowledge about the best places to visit when travelling, this social guru looks forward to his downtime. Whether it’s a Stephen King page turner or a T.V series that keeps him glued to the screen, Fred really knows how to relax after a long and eventful day.

To find out more about me visit my online magazine: www.umhlangalife.blogspot.com

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