KwaZulu Natal Provincial Parks



By Sean Ross Nonkululeko, KwaZulu-Natal’s surfing hippo, has been shot dead by authorities this week. The wandering hippo, whose curious behavior of taking to the surf was reported on earlier on SouthAfricaLogue, was apparently posing an increased risk to human life. Her death follows suspicions that she was responsible for […]

Surfing hippo shot dead


A curious story of a surfing hippo has been doing the rounds in South Africa recently. First spotted in the KNZ coastal resort town of Ballito, situated about 40km north of Durban, the vagrant hippo has been steadily making its way south from the area of the St Lucia wetlands […]

The Surfing Hippo of KwaZulu/Natal



So I arrive at work on a Tuesday afternoon after a hectic weekend, where Billy’s opened on a rare Sunday afternoon to host a Red bull function which featured an awesome South African duo called Goldfish, to the news that i was going diving with sharks the following Saturday! What, […]

Robyn goes Shark Diving!


Umkhosi woMhlanga is the Zulu name for the Royal Reed dance which happens every September at KwaNyokeni Palace, Nongoma, which is the Zulu nation’s royal residence. Over 10 000 virgin maidens are invited from throughout KwaZulu Natal, to dance in the ceremony and thousands more Zulus help the prepare. The […]

Two tourists arrested for photographing Zulu Royal Reed Dance.


So Durban and the whole of South Africa are well into winter. For us Durbanites it comes as a welcome relief from the heat, but it’s still warm enough for people to go water skiing, enjoy the beach and sit outside after sunset! Talking about water and beaches… the month […]

The Durban July, and Durban in July.



It is nearly time again for the world famous sardine run, where gigantic shoals of sardine (which can be seen from space), swarm up the East coast of South Africa. The Sardine Run can be witnessed at some point between May and July (conditions permitting). If the water is too […]

The Sardine Run ’07: The Greastest shoal on Earth is ...


I think it’s safe to come out of hiding now that the dust has settled after the Super 14 final where the Sharks were robbed of the trophy by the Bulls (I’m not a bitter loser at all)! All I can say is that South African rugby was a huge […]

Robyn’s Durbs update.


I hope everyone in Cape Town is loving the cold, windy and wet weather you’re experiencing at the moment! Here in Durbs the sun is shining and the weather is sweet… makes you want to move you’re dancing feet! Just one great feature of the Durban winter, it’s still warm […]

Dive Spots in Durban: Kwazulu-Natal



Durban itself is probably best known for its “Golden Mile”, a 6km walk along the golden sands, that stretches from the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World in the north to uShaka Marine World in the south. Both uShaka Marine World, Africa’s largest marine park and home to an aquarium and […]

Durban’s “The Golden Mile” Kwazulu-Natal