5 things for ‘out of towners’ to do

Ahh Zululand, you absolute beauty!

We have magical sunsets, beautiful beaches, indigenous forests and hiking trails and some of the best game reserves in South Africa.

But there’s more to Zululand than meets the eye. Our region is rich in culture, we’re extremely hospitable and serve up some delicious food!

If you’re an out of ‘towner’ or just a local looking for something to do, there are a few exciting things you can do to explore our beautiful region.

  1. Parkrun

Yes, we have our very own Parkrun and proud of its growing community. Get the feel of our community at the Richards Bay Parkrun every Saturday at 8am, at the Zululand Multi Sport Club. Register online at http://www.parkrun.co.za/register/

  1. Harbour highlights

There’s nothing better than a Sunday stroll along the waterfront. Take your pick from some of the locals’ favourite restaurants and stop at the famous ice cream spots to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you’re up for a little cruise, treat yourself to a boat cruise that leaves from the Richards Bay harbour.

  1. Hit the mall

If you want to do a little retail therapy while you’re on this side of the world, the Boardwalk Inkwazi Shopping Centre in Richards Bay is the place to go. You can find both local and national retail stores as well as restaurants. Contact 035 7897251.

  1. Zululand Brewery Tour

They say if you haven’t tasted a ‘Zulu Blonde’ yet, you haven’t experienced the taste of local beer! Take a tour of the Zululand Brewery and sample local beer at its finest, especially their flagship beer – Zulu Blonde. The brewery is based in eShowe. Contact them on 035 4742298 for more info.

  1. Horse Safaris

Experience the splendour of St Lucia like never before – on horseback!

Bhangazi Horse Safaris offer riding trails along the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. If you’re lucky enough, you may get to see crocs, hippos and whales during your meander. Contact 083 7927899.