Things to do in Durban this July…..
My friend and I stopped by Kloof SPCA. Volunteers Gareth Greaves and Kevin Ellis have done an amazing job of setting up the Hidden Treasures pop up shop in the tent out front. It is more than a charity shop! Honestly, I felt like I was in a museum with the way they set up everything so beautifully. We could also grab a take away coffee making it feel, just for a moment, that the world was normal. The large book store is open again!
The Hospice Charity shop has taken special precautions during COVID-19 lockdown, only allowing 10 patrons at a time to enter the store. They have a wonderful extensive selection of second-hand clothes and books! I love the book section, it is well organised and separated into categories. Now Ngwena Coffee shop is open too. They serve delicious coffee and cake. The buttery biscuits that come with the coffee are the best!
Having had to shut their doors like many other businesses during Lockdown. The Dough Girl kept up their spirits and continued to share recipes with their loyal customers via social media. Opening initially, just for orders and take-away but now they are fully open. They serve decadent and delicious baked goodies that you have to try!
Peanut butter glazed and chocolate drizzled ring doughnut.
Baked croissant cup filled with egg and creamed spinach
Let’s get baked!
Dream Bean Coffee have been operating outside Layed Back Leather Hillcrest. You can get your speciality coffee fix between 7:00am – 13:00 pm weekdays. You can order via the Coffee Monster APP. They also serve SOW Artisanal Rusks and Goongalicious cakes.
Follow these 3 easy steps to become a Monster today!⠀
Step 1 – Download The Coffee Monster App.
Step 2 – Set-up your profile.
Step 3 – Order from your favourite Monster Spot
Westville Country club in union with Shan Wilson from Cycle Logic Cycles (Formally known as Bikesmith Cyclery) has opened up The Eco-Trail. It is a new safe 5km trail for cyclists to ride along. They do a night ride event on a Wednesday at 6:30 pm. There are also walkers and runners along the family-friendly trail. A wonderful place to take kiddies who are bored at home and need a little exercise. It is a single track so be on the lookout for other cyclists and people.
The beaches are still closed to the public but you can walk the length of the promenade from Blue Lagoon all the way to the new Section near Ushaka and back. Some coffee shops are open along your scenic route. Surf Riders near Addington hospital, along South Beach and Bike and Bean near Battery Beach on the other side. Just remember lockdown rules apply, so you need to be wearing your mask. You can even rent bicycles if you wish to ride along the promenade. Now we just wait with anticipation for Durban Tourism to allow Zulumoon Gondolas to open up again! These are some wonderful things to do in Durban when it all re-opens!