North Coast businesses share their milestones with us…


Success in business, whether big or small, deserves to be celebrated. We asked North Coast businesses to share their celebrations and milestones with us . . .

A decade of determination – Seeff Zimbali

This year, Seeff Zimbali Licensee and Principal Andreas Wassenaar celebrates 10 years as a Seeff Licensee and Principal and 24 years servicing the Dolphin Coast property market as a leading realtor and property practitioner. The driving force behind the Seeff Zimbali office, Andreas has been involved with Zimbali’s development since 1997 in various capacities, including developing 68 homes in Zimbali, being Zimbali’s sales and marketing director for five years and now leading a high-performance sales team. Congratulations Andreas and Seeff Zimbali! Details: 032 940 5005, 082 837 9094, [email protected]

Camping fun for 18 years! Sugar Bay

Sugar Bay has been creating unforgettable memories and friendships for kids for 18 years. Each holiday camp is a celebration, but Sugar Bay particularly enjoy birthday spoils and so, each year on their birthday, the camp buys a gift for the kids to enjoy – from giant waterslides to bungee trampolines! This year’s birthday present is AirSoft – a new activity similar to paintball, but with less pain and way more fun. That, coupled with cake and a carnival-themed birthday party, proves that after 18 years, Sugar Bay are experts at showing kids a great time. Happy Birthday Sugar Bay!
Details: 032 485 3778, [email protected]

Four fun years down – Ace Karting, Ballito

This year marks the four-year anniversary for Ace Karting in Ballito. They have a wide selection of offerings, including fantastic birthday parties and teambuildings as well as quick ‘arrive and drive’ races. Ace Karting provide all the safety gear and training needed and their friendly staff are there to help with whatever you need. Their rates are also very competitive. Ace Karting is situated on parking level 3 (yellow) outside entrance 3 of the Ballito Junction Mall. They are open daily from 9am to 6pm. Details: 082 867 9955

Going for gold – IIE Vega School

The IIE Vega School produced 23 finalists and won two gold, two silver and one bronze at the recent Loeries Awards. Africa’s premier award, rewarding creative excellence in the advertising and brand communication industry, winning a Loerie is considered the highest accolade for creativity and innovation. Congratulations to the Durban Campus gold winners third year IIE BA in Creative Brand Communication students: Roxanne Schoon, Justine Clyde and Amy Tjasink. Vega’s Open Day is on 26 October for anyone wanting to visit. Details: [email protected], 031 569 1415,

‘Design a Cup’ winners! – IIE Vega School

Wild Bean Cafe SA recently hosted their ‘Design a Cup’ competition, which aimed to connect and engage with South Africans in a meaningful way. The IIE Vega School in Durban is proud to announce that Tannah Renou, 2nd-year IIE BA in Graphic Design, won first and third place, and Barry Beukes, 3rd year IIE BA in Creative Brand Communication student, took second place. Their award-winning designs now feature on Wild Bean Café cups countrywide! Visit Vega on 26 October for their open day.
Details: [email protected], 031 569 1415,

10 years of top-notch service – Araujo Attorneys

Araujo Attorneys Inc is a specialized, conveyancing-only, law firm which, this year celebrates 10 years of assisting property sellers and buyers on the KZN North Coast. Established in 2009 by Sarah Araujo, the firm now has eight attorneys across two branches (in Umhlanga and Ballito) and has set itself apart by providing top-notch legal service to their clients with speed and accuracy as well as warmth and kindness.
Details: 031 819 7834,, (Facebook: @Araujo Attorneys)

Celebrating 8 years – Ashleigh D Hair and Nails

Following her long-time dream, Ashleigh Dawn Naicker opened the doors to her hair and nail salon in September 2011. This year the popular Salt Rock salon celebrates eight years of business with their talented committed staff and amazing and loyal clients. “Our salon is about growing our team to enjoy an enhanced lifestyle and to serve clients with excellence, care and love. A heartfelt thank you to our team, clients, suppliers and community for their ongoing support. We are in business because of you. God bless and thank you!”
Details: 032 525 5227, 084 046 8354 (whatsapp), [email protected]

21 years old and going strong! Web Dynamix

Web Dynamix turns 21 this year! Specialising in website design, hosting and email, the company was started by owner Marcelle Rootman in 1998. “Wow, what a ride it’s been! I started my small website design company in 1998 when the Internet was relatively new and underutilised. I have always had a strong vision of providing a personal and affordable service to small businesses. I have a strong passion to help people grow their online businesses, whether it is a small website or fully optimised website.”
Details: [email protected], 071 886 3313,
Photo credit: The Work Space

Three great years in Ballito – Maraschino Lifestyle Marketing

Born as a one-woman show pioneered by Mandy Rootman 26 years ago, Maraschino Lifestyle Marketing this year celebrates its third year in Ballito. The company comprises of a team of eight creatives and a consistently growing client portfolio. “Our team is led by experience and passion and we are mad about marketing, relationships and creativity!” Details: Mandy Rootman: 082 493 8646, [email protected]

The doors are open – Thrive Family Practice

The doors are finally open to the much-anticipated Thrive family practice in Ballito. Thrive is a patient-centered medical practice that provides optimum care for the whole family from new-born to teenager, parent to grandparent. They follow a holistic approach to healthcare and believe treatment should be individualized to meet each patient’s specific needs. “Our ethos is one of care and we strive to build trusting, empathetic and committed relationships with our patients.”
Details: 087 3549 016, [email protected],

Next level golfing! Mount Edgecombe Country Club

Mount Edgecombe Country Club’s newest facility, the TrueFit Golf Fitting Centre, recently opened at the Mount Edgecombe Driving Range. TrueFit Golf custom fits all brands of golf clubs including the super-premium brands specifically for you and your unique swing style using their proprietary software. This, together with the facilities at the Mount Edgecombe Driving Range, allow the golfer the perfect fitting with the very real experience of ball flight. Details: 031 539 5330

Two successful years down – Dr Kim Bishop, general practitioner

Popular North Coast general practitioner Dr Kim Bishop is celebrating two very successful years of running her private practice in Ballito. Offering general medical care for the whole family at Active Care at the Ballito Junction Regional Mall, Dr Bishop’s special areas of interest include women and child health, nutrition, lifestyle conditions and mental health. “It is a great privilege being a doctor in private practice on the North Coast, servicing an ever-growing, dynamic population,” says Dr Bishop. Details: Active Care Clinics, Ballito Junction Regional Mall, 032 586 0949, [email protected],