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Don’t-miss adventure activities in Durban



Headed to Durban? Check out our top five picks for the adventure traveller in the area:

Get wet

For a full day of active, outdoorsy fun, you can’t go wrong with Liquid Adventures. Their guided adventures down the Umkomaas River are suited to people of all ages and fitness levels. Offering you white river rafting, rock jumping and zip lining. Trips can be booked for any day – weekdays or weekends, as long as there is sufficient water in the river, and at least 4 people for that trip.

This review of Liquid Adventures gives one a little insight on what you can expect for the novices out there!

Fly high

Choose from an urban or wild adventure in the air with no flight school needed.

Big Rush Big Swing, a Guinness award winner for the “world’s tallest swing” lets you jump from the top of the Moses Mabhida Stadium and swing across the expanse while strapped into a full body harness for the ultimate “Superman” moment.

Prefer to fly like an eagle? The same company offers the Gorge Swing from the top of Lehr’s Waterfall. The swing format is considered more comfortable and accessible than bungee jumping, with spectacular views, and you can combine the swing with abseiling, zip lining, or river rafting to take in more of the lush natural surroundings.

Meet the wildlife

Locals and out-of-towners alike love visiting South Africa’s game reserves, and Beach Bush Berg Safaris & Dives is Trip Advisor’s #1 voted provider. Day trips range from treks out to meet the elephants to diving with sharks, and most are suitable for all ages.

Hit the waves

Durban attracts some of the top surfers in the world. If you’re just starting out, there’s nowhere better to learn. Book an introductory lesson at Xpression on the beach and the more confident wave riders should check out The Secret Spot for backpacking surf tours to some of the best spots or join the pros to compete in the Mr Price Pro in July.

You can get your one-of-a-kind Durbanite cap at Xpression in Durban!

Xpression proudly supports local in their beachfront shop! You can get your one-of-a-kind Durbanite cap here too!

Walk the trees

Looking for something a little calmer and more accessible to all ages? Check out the Dlinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk in Eshowe. You’ll be able to stroll through the forest canopy to enjoy the views and wildlife from up high. Live your Tarzan dreams or go full ape with this spectacular tree walk.

If you want to document your adventures and capture those incredible views, experiences, and moments give this video maker a try!

Durban and the surrounding area offers countless adventure opportunities for the whole family, from challenging dives, hikes, and surfing trips to accessible forest walks, safaris, and record-setting swings. Whether you’re headed to the region on vacation or are just in need of a little summer weekend excitement, you can find the views, experiences, and adrenaline rush you crave in Durban.

Be sure to check out Travelstarts 55 things to do in Durban for under R250! For some more epic ideas on where to go and what to see.

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Two Sides Documentary Premieres on 15 May 2022



SuperSport and M-Net will be rolling out the first of several locally-made sport documentaries on 15 May 2022.

Following the recent success of “Chasing the Sun”, the World of Champions has another major rugby documentary in production.

A three-part series to be broadcast on DStv, “Two Sides” tells the story of the tour by The British & Irish Lions that was punctuated by drama, struggle and triumph. What makes it unique is that it will be a film told through the eyes of both protagonists.

In a first of its kind co-production between producers of “Chasing the Sun” and broadcast producers Whisper. This docu-series also featured the environments some of the players emerged from with footage of friends and families of Maro Itoje, Pieter Steph Du Toit, Liam Williams and others adding to the extraordinary narrative.

The film takes in numerous events, including the drama of the tour’s status in the build-up, the Covid outbreaks in both camps, the impact of civil unrest and the tension of the down-to-the-wire finish.

“The film is a heartfelt celebration of the game’s longest-standing Test tour and the brotherhood that comes along with it,” said Marc Jury, chief executive of SuperSport.

“In the midst of unprecedented challenges and hardship, it is a reminder of the values of the game we love so dearly. The film is a story of sacrifice, courage and a belief in the power of sport.”

Later in 2022, SuperSport will lift the lid on “Rassie”, which for the first time tells the full – and astonishing – story of Rassie Erasmus’ rise from the backwaters of the Eastern Cape to the top of the rugby world.


The first episode of “Two Sides” will be broadcast on DStv on May 15 (M-Net, 6pm; SuperSport 7pm).

The remaining episodes will broadcast on May 22 and 29.


Two Sides is a first-of-its kind documentary, telling the compelling story of a rivalry that goes back over a century.

The Springboks and The British & Irish Lions meet once every twelve years, which only adds to the weight of expectation for this latest instalment, in 2021. But this series almost didn’t happen, because of a global pandemic that changed the way the world lives and works – and also changed the way sport happens.

Through collective will from both sides, this tour endured health protocols, empty stands, civil unrest and a controversy that rocked the very foundations of World Rugby.

Along the way, Two Sides emphasises the importance of keeping sporting traditions alive, because they matter to players, coaches and their families. And the fans who find a way to be a part of each collision.

With unprecedented access to both teams, their families and their change-room in the midst of an unforgettable series, Two Sides is a story of considerable sacrifice, a tale of redemption and glory, and the unflinching will that keeps the things that matter going, even when everything says they shouldn’t.

Two Sides is a story of courage from two teams building on the proud legacy left by those who came before them. Two Sides is a story of hope.

Article shared from SuperSport Website

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Stream Mapimpi Documentary on DSTV & Showmax Pro



On Sunday, 27 March 2022, DSTV & Showmax Pro viewers could watch and stream Mapimpi Documentary the extraordinary story of the Springboks wingman Makazole Mapimpi, courtesy of SuperSport. From playing rugby with plastic balls as a child to becoming the first South African to score a try in a Rugby World Cup Final, Mapimpi embodies the phrase, “Despise not the days of small beginnings”.

Mapimpi’s outstanding performance won the hearts and minds of South Africans who witnessed the difficult challenges he overcame to excel and be the best in the game. Narrated by award-winning sport journalist Sibusiso Mjekeliso, the documentary provides the audience with an in-depth, intimate and visually dynamic exploration of culture, difficulties and the rawness of talent in South Africa.

According to director Bongani Morgan, “Map1mp1 is a hero’s journey like no other, considering the trials and tribulations Makazole had to tackle”.

Before finding global fame, the wingman played for Southern Kings, Free State Cheetahs and the Sharks. As a latecomer to international rugby, Mapimpi made his debut against Wales in 2018 at the age of 27 in Washington DC in 2018. He has scored 20 tries in 25 games; he was the fastest Springbok to achieve this. Mapimpi has remained consistent, scoring against every country he has played against.

The documentary is an exploratory story of how a single moment at the Rugby World Cup had the potential to motivate a generation of boys and girls in South Africa. Predictably, it is a complex and refined story that is given due care by the creators of the film.

Showmax Pro & DSTV subscribers can stream Mapimpi documentary, courtesy of SuperSport.

What is Showmax Pro?

Showmax Pro is a streaming service available for Showmax subscribers in Africa that bundles the Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news and live sports streaming from SuperSport.

Subscribers can live stream Mapimpi Documentary, the latest seasons of the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, UEFA Europa and UEFA Conference leagues, as well as FIFA World Cup qualifiers and more.

The platform also offers a wide range of other live sports events including athletics, professional boxing, and the world’s biggest marathons. Visit to learn more or to subscribe to Showmax Pro.

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Splashy Fen has 4 unique stage areas, over 150 local musicians, yoga, trail running, drumming, belly dancing, and didgeridoo classes, campsite flag competitions, a local SA day, a creative craft market, and inviting food court, silent disco, pop-up parties, dedicated kid-zone, art in the forest, cocktail viewing deck, Easter egg hunt, Sunday Easter service and so much more… not to mention fresh open air, star-speckled campfires, and glorious mountain views… all surrounded by a bunch of like-minded people who are grateful to be back on the Splashy Fen Farm after two years of being away.

The countdown to Splashy Fen is finally over!

This time next week, festival-goers will be lapping up the fresh mountain air as they embark on a 4-day sensorial experience at the 31st edition of the Splashy Fen Music Festival. Local duo Liam and Jane Magner of Veranda Panda are two such fans, who have been eagerly awaiting their return to Splashy Fen.

Veranda Panda

“Splashy Fen is a part of who we are now,” says Liam. It’s a kind of annual pilgrimage that helps us to reset, re-think and centre ourselves. Personally, my first Splashy Fen was an incredible experience. I remember being struck by the sense of freedom, kindness, and community. In recent years the festival has really managed to rekindle that spirit.“

When asked, as artists, how the pair coped through the early Covid months, they too were shaken to their core but have used the experience to adapt and find positivity in their challenges. “The whole experience has been horribly divisive and has definitely left the world with a hangover of mistrust and fear. We suffered financially in the first year as we lost every single performance job over the space of two weeks. We are grateful to have had other revenue streams, but it took us a while to adapt. However, we have changed for the better. Living through chaos, and coming out the other side, has helped us see things more clearly.”

Fans can catch this electrifying Durban act and listen the some of the great new music they have been creating, at 20h30 on Friday night at the Corona Splashy Fen Main Stage. Other acts to catch on Friday night in the impressive dome marquee include Mali Zulu, 4 AM, Steve Umcolo, a heart-warming Johnny Clegg Tribute, and Mango Groove.

Mango Groove (Mark Andrews © Daily Dispatch)

“We cannot wait to see Good Luck, Mango Groove, and Sean Koch this year,” says Magner. “But also, hanging out, laughing, relaxing, and meeting people is the part that we love the most. We have always been a fan of the energy between people there. Something magical happens under those mountains and for a few days, people are good to each other. We can’t wait.

Fans can take advantage of Splashy Fen’s brand new App. Log on and see who is performing when and where, find your friends, and build your own festival experience with reminders, updates, live tracking, and interactive community chats. The App is FREE to download here or visit

South Africa’s longest-running music festival will take place over the traditional Easter weekend from next Thursday the 14th of April to Monday the 18th of April 2022, and tickets are still available online or at the gate.

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