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ATTIKOS

Ballito Lifestyle Centre, CNR 398/445 Main Road, Ballito, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

info@attikos.co.za

Tel:  087 460 0231

ATTIKOS: At·tikos, derived from the Ancient Greek Attikḗ (Αττική) Attikós (Ἀττικός), meaning “coast, rugged coast”.

On the rugged coastline of the Greek island where my father was born, my grandfather and I enjoyed many holidays with my family in the beautiful crescent bay of Karystos. I would watch the fisherman bring in their catch of the day to cook with family, neighbours and friends, all the while laughing, sharing stories and delighting in each other’s company. In this working town, with its cafes and tavernas owned by modest folk making much of their own produce themselves, the aromas of food went hand-in-hand with breezy summer nights. Cheese baskets, blue talisman beads, garlands of local sausages and octopus tentacles would dangle from railings like curtains telling a tale. The villagers would celebrate life every day, enjoying themselves in the moment, often turning a simple family dinner into an all-night affair.

Inspired by this way of life and the pleasures of eating together, we created Attikos, to bring the authentic feel of the Mediterranean to Ballito, to celebrate our rich culture and love for food and family, to introduce you to the ancient Greek sentiment of philoxenia, whereby everyone feels truly welcome.

Our hope is that you will experience this and create your own beautiful memories around one of our tables, the Karystos way.

Accommodation

Set in Kloof, The Anchorage Krantzkloof offers accommodation with a patio or a balcony, free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as an outdoor swimming pool and a garden.

There is a private bathroom with shower in all units, along with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Guests at the homestay can enjoy a continental breakfast.

The Anchorage Krantzkloof offers a sun terrace.

A barbecue is available on site and hiking can be enjoyed within close proximity of the accommodation.

Popular points of interest near The Anchorage Krantzkloof include Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, Waterfall and Molweni Waterfall. The nearest airport is King Shaka International Airport, 33 km from the homestay.

The Anchorage is a family run establishment over looking the Krantzkloof Nature reserve. We have three deluxe rooms all with en-suite bathrooms and patios for guests to enjoy the views. Our pool deck and patios are available for guests to use whenever they feel the need to relax and unwind. We have direct access to the Krantzkloof Nature reserve to take advantage of the ample trail runs and walks to the various waterfalls.

Being a family run establishment, we do have pets on the property: 4 dogs and 1 cat. They are all very friendly. Please keep this in mind when booking.

Falaza Game Park & Spa

D540 False Bay Rd 3960 Hluhluwe, South Africa

reservations@falaza.co.za

Tel: +27 (0)35 562 2319

Set in a stunning sand forest in Zululand South Africa, Falaza is conveniently located close to some of South Africa’s finest wildlife conservation areas.

Bordering the St. Lucia World Heritage Site, an estuary and unique wetland, Falaza is on the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, close to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, Phinda, and Mkuze Game reserves.

Falaza is also in close proximity to the renowned Sodwana Bay snorkeling and scuba dive sites, which also offer amazing deep sea fishing or whale watching opportunities.

Enjoy the true African safari experience in tented luxury with impeccable service offered by Falaza Game Park and Spa.

Enjoy an authentic bush experience in a peaceful, natural haven, boasting impeccable service and all home comforts.

Luxury tented accommodation provides true safari ambiance, with every comfort catered for, including spacious dressing rooms, en-suite bathrooms and private sundecks.

Our lodge accommodates 30 guests in 15 Luxury, twin bedded tents. All tents are equipped with modern amenities, including fans, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, while heaters and additional blankets are available on request for the chillier months.

7 of our tents have both indoor and outdoor bathrooms with a bath and shower in both. 5 tents have an indoor shower and bath, and 3 only have indoor showers.

All tents are non-smoking.

Cathedral Peak Hotel

Address: R394 Cathedral Peak Hotel Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park Cathedral Peak, 3340

Email: info@cathedralpeak.co.za

Tel: +27 (0)36 488 1888

Nestled in a tranquil and secluded valley in the heart of the Drakensberg lies Cathedral Peak Hotel, providing premier accommodation and entertainment surrounded by the magnificent peaks of some of the World Heritage Site’s most impressive and iconic mountains.

When Albert van der Riet first laid eyes on this valley in the early 1900s, he had a vision of a secluded hotel that would be closer to the mountains than any other hotel at the time. For the past 80 years, the van der Riet family have been offering the ultimate Drakensberg experience and it’s a privilege to look back on this unbroken history.

Guests are accommodated in 104 spacious and well-appointed rooms, ranging from standard, family and superior rooms to Executive/ Honeymoon Suites and the private Presidential Suite, providing the ultimate in luxury for up to 254 guests.

With a staggering array of facilities, activities and adventures on your doorstep, you’ll never want for entertainment at Cathedral Peak Hotel. Unrivalled access to the Drakensberg mountains sees 18 stunning walks and hikes leaving from the hotel, ranging from gentle riverside strolls to scaling the summit of the Cathedral Peak itself. Those looking for more speed will revel in mountain bike trails, jogging routes, horse rides, quad biking and a helicopter for nearby sightseeing flights.

Indaba Lodge Richards Bay

cnr. Launder and Davidson Lanes, Meerensee, Richards Bay, 3901

reservations@indabarichardsbay.co.za

Tel: +27 (0) 35 753 1350

Nestled in the leafy suburb of Meerensee and only 2-hours north of Durban. The 66-bedroom Indaba Lodge & 6 spacious self-catering apartments are ideally located for both the Corporate and Leisure Traveller within easy reach of the CBD, Airport, Harbour and Waterfront; and a mere 5-minute walk to Alkantstrand Blue Flag Beach.


On arrival at Indaba Lodge Richards Bay, one immediately appreciates the deep shade created by the towering Leopard Trees which frame the modern façade of the hotel.  A warm welcome with friendly smiles and an ice-cold beverage awaits you as you enter the cool, spacious interior of the hotel before being whisked to your en-suite room.  


The hotel complex features 6 spacious self-catering Mediterranean style apartments – perfect for the longer stay Corporate Traveller or leisure family market. The Indaba Lodge Richards Bay also boasts The Retreat Spa - a wellness sanctuary specialising in a variety of beauty, wellness and massage therapies. This tranquil spa with its secret garden and bubbling water features is the perfect place to indulge in a little “me time” pampering.

Shopping

Gateway Theatre of Shopping

Address: 1 Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, 4021

Tel: +27 (0)31 514 0500

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Gateway Theatre of Shopping is the ultimate fashion, entertainment and dining destination in Durban. With over 430+ stores, 70 eateries and a host of exciting entertainment, visitors are spoilt for choice!

At Gateway you will find local South African retail, popular international brands such as Zara, Forever New, Cotton On, Superdry, Gant, and everything in between. Gateway also features an 18 cinema Ster Kinekor complex, IMAX Theatre, Funtubbles Family Funfair, Electric Avenue bowling, Action Karting, be.UP Park and much much more!

Prepare your senses for a world class experience at one of the largest shopping centres in the Southern Hemisphere.

Activities

SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

Spirit of Adventure is an outdoor leadership centre based at Shongweni Dam (between Dbn & Pmb) and was started in 1994 by Andy Telfer. The purpose of Spirit of Adventure is to develop the potential of people

HORSE SAFARI'S

Bhangazi Horse Safaris operates horseback riding trails and safaris from St Lucia, in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly Greater St Lucia Wetland Park), situated in Zululand, Kwa- Zulu Natal, South Africa.

OCEAN CHARTERS

“Umhlanga Ocean Charters II” is a 19ft Yeld Cat, fitted with 2 x 80HP Yamaha motors and is equipped with top of the range rods and reels from “The Kingfisher” to ensure your fishing experience is of the utmost quality

OCEAN 2 AIR

We have had the time to fine tune a system of teaching that works better than most. We concentrate on teaching you the most important thing and that is to “understand” how to fly a kite properly.

LA VUE DURBAN

La Vue features 2 amazing decks, 2 full bars and a dance floor! Begin your journey topside and stroll the outdoor deck under the stars, taking in all the sights of the Durban skyline while sipping on one of our designer cocktails.

COME FLY BALLITO

All the flights are along the coastline, starting from Tinley Manor and either going North up to as far as the Tugela River Mouth, or South past Salt Rock, Ballito to Zimbali and returning.

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