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FEATURED IMAGE: Mkadebona, one of the Tembe Elephant Parks' big tuskers. Picture: Johan Marais

Jumbo growth for KZN reserve

Plans are afoot to extend one of KwaZulu-Natal’s most important elephant sanctuaries. The 30 000 hectare Tembe Elephant Park, on the southern border with Mozambique, is looking at expanding by 26 000ha. The park had run out of space for its elephants, forcing it to put its females on contraceptives since 2007. The expansion to…

FEATURED IMAGE: A still from Cold Case Hammarskjold – the tired hack shuffles the deck and drinks in a moodily lit African tavern. Picture: Tore Vollan

Who killed whatshisname?
Doccie digs dirt on
UN diplomat’s murder

Who killed the second secretary-general of the United Nations and why after nearly 58 years should we even care? Two questions at the heart of Cold Case Hammarskjöld, an intriguing documentary showing at Ster Kinekor Gateway as part of the Durban International Film Festival. Swede Dag Hammarskjöld perished when his plane crashed in September 1961,…

Umhlanga Tourism Summer Festival 2018 Launch

The Umhlanga Summer Festival 2018: It’s Cool to Care About Community

The Umhlanga Summer Festival 2018 was launched this week at the beautifully decorated Cabana Beach Resort conference room. Invited guests were treated to talking, music, dancing, singing and modelling – all by locals. Umhlanga Tourism is a Community Tourist Association and as such supports initiatives, creatives and organisations in our own back yard and the…

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Gandhis Pass on the Legacy of Nonviolence

The rainbow nation Madiba named is looking somewhat refracted; the seven colours of the rainbow are not shining as one. So said Tushar Gandhi on a recent visit to Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa. Tushar and his father Dr Arun Gandhi were part of a tour group that recently took American tourists to a number of…

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Culture & History on Umhlanga’s Doorstep

BY UMHLANGA TOURISM · 14TH OCTOBER 2017 Think Umhlanga is all about beach fun and sunshine? Well, yes, it is. But there’s also a great deal of cultural interest and GANDHI LEGACY TOUR LED BY DR ARUN GANDHI, FIFTH GRANDSON OF THE MAHATMA GANDHI. L – R: Mandla Nxumalo of Ohlange Institute, Greg Garson of…

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Celebrate Gandhi’s Birthday with Nonviolence

BY UMHLANGA TOURISM · PUBLISHED 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017 · UPDATED 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017 Gandhi 1906 (via The Heritage Portal) In recognition of  Gandhi’s 148th birth date on 2 October 2017, Durbanites and visitors to Umhlanga can take part in the International Day of Nonviolence and a prayer organised by the Counsel General of India at…