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Let’s GO…

It’s pretty much been a year of staying at home. But now, finally, it’s time to go! Go out and eat wonderful food. Go and explore our exquisite, natural landscape. Go and create new memories with friends and family. Ride bikes, zipline, swim in the ocean … or just relax and enjoy the wildlife. And eat. Oh yes, be sure to eat! From world-famous curries and the perfect rack of ribs, to freshly-caught seafood and cocktails galore … the North Coast has it all! Go enjoy it! 

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This is your happy place! A family destination  that caters for everyone, from tiny tots to gran and gramps. Sugar Rush encourages a healthy lifestyle by providing outdoor fun  for the entire family. Wide open spaces,  secure parking, restaurant facilities and a  host of activities. From Putt Putt to Laser Tag,  Reptiles to Petting zoo, Riding to Jumping,  or just simply jungle gym climbing. And much much more.  We have enough to keep the  whole family happy & busy.

Details: www.sugarrush.co.za


Food Fundi Café is a day-time restaurant situated at Ballito’s Sugar Rush Park. Owners Jason and Melanie Powell first started the original Food Fundi in the Lowveld 10 years ago, where their famous bread, homemade pickles and pestos, coffee and chocolate brownies bagged them a few awards. Jason is a well-travelled, Prue Leith trained chef, and Food Fundi is a rustic, farm-to-table culmination of his travels and Mel’s experience as a food critic and lifestyle magazine editor. Look forward to all-day breakfasts, wood-fired pizzas, bowl salads, burgers and gourmet sharing boards, as well as excellent coffee and freshly baked goods.
Details: 087 460 0302, FB @foodfundikzn. 

Garden Décor Zone has the largest range of imported and local pots, wall art, water features, fairy, pixie and goblin gardens, busts and statues, as well as bonsai’s and bonsai accessories. With all the garden accessories you need to create a perfect garden, they also have landscaping experts on hand to advise on layout and positioning for optimum plant health, whilst keeping aesthetics in mind. Investing in pots is your long-term solution to investing in your garden, as pots can be easily moved if you relocate and allow plant positioning to be adjusted for seasonal changes. Pest control management is also isolated and easier to treat.
Details: Garden Décor Zone, Sugar Rush Park, 083 533 8822


With over 340km of bike and running trails, the Holla Trails team are passionate about providing you with the tools to suit your adventure, from mountain bikers and trail runners to someone who simply just enjoys walking outdoors. Whether you are a hard-core racing snake looking for a tough six-hour ride, or just out for a walk in the country, Holla Trails has something for everyone.

Trailmaster: 074 897 8559, Trailhead Shop / 082 899 3114 / [email protected]


One of the many special attractions at Sugar Rush Park is their Sugar Rush Express miniature train. Little passengers can hop aboard and take a fun-filled adventure around the park! Safe and specially designed for the entertainment of little ones, their friendly team is ready to book your ride and answer any queries you may have. Looking for party rides for kids? The Sugar Rush Express train is an exciting and memorable party activity. Advance booking is required for parties to ensure the Sugar Rush Express is ready for an exciting journey of fun!

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Sugar Rush Putt Putt is a full 18-hole course with paddling pools, water fountains, waterfalls, beaches, island greens, ramps and tunnels. It’s a fun challenge for all ages and recreational needs. Little ones love to paddle in the pools after their ball and it’s a great way to spend time with the family or even a date night! It’s also a fantastic venue to host birthday parties, corporate team building events and school excursions. Looking for a fun year end activity to do with your team? Book your game today!

060 997 9996 / [email protected]

Fancy a bit of go karting fun? ACE Karting in Ballito Junction is the place to go … and everyone is welcome – from kiddies and teens to adults! Apart from their ‘arrive and drive’ races, they also host teambuildings and birthday and bachelor parties. First-time drivers are welcome and safety gear and personal service is part of the experience. Package deal rates can be discussed for parties of eight or more. You can find ACE Karting on parking level 3 (yellow) outside entrance 3 at the Ballito Junction Regional Mall. They are open daily from 9am to 6pm.
Details: 082 867 9955, [email protected] Facebook: Acekarting


Situated on top of Pakamisa Mountain, this exclusive lodge offers spectacular views over the private game reserve in Northern Zululand. Each of their eight, spacious suites opens up onto a large verandah and meals are served either in the elegant dining room or “Out of Africa” style under the stars. The restaurant has an exceptional wine list and offers game specialties. Horse-lovers can enjoy unforgettable rides through the reserve … an adventure which allows you to experience African wildlife at close quarters. Tailor-made activities include horseback safaris, game drives, bush walks, birding and botanical trails, archery and clay target and pellet gun shooting. Children are welcome.
Details: 083 229 1811, 0083 229 2116, [email protected], www.pakamisa.co.za


Get outdoors and get active with Rain Farm! It’s the ideal place for a day outing for families and couples alike. Rain Farm offers numerous adventurous and outdoor activities and there really is something for everyone! You can go on a trail walk, run or cycle throughout the farm or join in on a sunrise or sunset game drive. There is also the new and exciting Adventure Hub, which offers wall climbing, archery and paintball. And don’t forget the putt putt course! A day spent outside is always a good day! Please note booking is essential so be sure to secure your spot in advance.
Details: F9 Rain Farm. Esenembe Road, Umhlali,  032 815 1050, [email protected]


Simbithi Country Club boasts South Africa’s first, and only, executive 18-hole golf course. Designed by Peter Matkovich, the course allows you to use every club in your bag with an enticing challenge at every hole. The full course can be played in three hours, leaving you plenty of time for a meeting beforehand, or a relaxing dinner at The Fig Tree afterwards – or, wind down your evening with drinks at the Drop Zone Bar. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, the team at Simbithi Country Club can’t wait to see you!
Details: [email protected] / 032-946 5407 / www.simbithi.com


Sugar Bay is the first and only American-style summer camp located in Zinkwazi Beach, South Africa. They have over 19 years’ experience in providing a safe and fun holiday destination for children and teens aged between 7 and 17 years. There are over 100 activities on offer – and a ‘free choice’ system whereby children may choose what activities they want to participate in. Their 1:3 staff to child ratio is the highest in the country, and 24-hour supervision ensures that your children are kept extra safe while having the time of their lives. Special discount offer: book a holiday camp and receive R500 off (valid until 31 January 2022).
Details: 032 485 3778, [email protected], www.sugarbay.co.za


The Jump Park is an all-weather, indoor trampoline park located in the family-friendly entertainment park, Sugar Rush. The Jump Park is great fun for the entire family (there are no age limits) or you can sit back and relax in the viewing lounge with free WIFI while the kids are entertained. There is no need to book – just arrive! Jump sessions start on the hour. Pay for one hour, R140, and get a second hour for free. Kids aged 5 years and younger are only R100. Looking for a party venue? Book a Jump Park Party online.
Details: 071 137 0285 / www.thejumppark.co.za


Windspur is a very special, ‘boutique’ estate with only 34 plots situated in Nottingham Road. It is ideally positioned to cater for parents of school-going children wanting to relocate to this part of heaven and bring their children up in a rural farmland community or allow the children to board at one of the nearby schools and have a lock-up-and-go unit for visits. It’s also great for those able to work from home looking for clean, fresh air or those needing a regular break and dose of R&R. Windspur has excellent security and easy access to all that Notties has to offer. Free family membership to Gowrie Golf Club and Wildfly Fishing for three years after purchasing currently included.
Details: 079 527 1344


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