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Hand-painted rocks and a glow of lights that can be seen for miles… the holidays are all about getting outdoors and finding the magic.

Follow a trail of lights

It’s been touch and go as to whether the Durban Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights would get the green-light for 2021. It did. And we couldn’t be happier! The gardens, festooned with thousands of lights, are set to delight visitors of all ages, with world class displays, charity activations, a food garden, festive characters and so much more. All under the stars, of course, so fingers crossed for lovely weather. The Trail of Lights will open on December 3 and run until January 2. To uphold Covid guidelines there are three entry times (6pm, 7pm and 8pm) to allow for social distancing, as families navigate their way around before the next group arrives. There will be no ticket sales at the gate. Tickets are R70 each for 6pm, R65 for 7pm and R60 for 8pm. Children two years and under enter for free. Details: You can buy tickets from Pick n Pay or webtickets.co.za

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Rockadilly rock hunting

Kids, keep your eyes peeled for gorgeous hand-painted rocks hidden in the Durban Botanic Gardens. The Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness NPO @Hero777, together with the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust and the Trail of Lights, are hosting three thrilling rock hunts, which will take place on December 11, 18 and 24, at the same set times of the Trail of Lights (6pm, 7pm and 8pm). Be sure to post your find to the Facebook page Bryn Rocks Durban … you can keep the first one you find, but then spread the joy by rehiding any extra rocks you might find. Happy hunting!

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