What a weekend

2018-07-12 06:00

AFTER a week of meetings here and in Zululand, I returned to the South Coast last Saturday and it was refreshing to leave the drudgery of industrial Richards Bay (the waterfront is very good though) and the congestion of greater Durban behind and arrive at the more chilled South Coast at Scottburgh.

Spirits were up as it was to be a weekend of activity down our way with the South Coast Lions Show and the Ugu Jazz Arts Festival on the go. Many vehicles that passed me were from far and wide, ironically including NRB and NUF.

I attended the South Coast Lions Show and was as always, impressed by the work so many community organisations do for the needy without reward.

On Sunday, I went to Margate for a bite to eat and to write this article, and lo and behold, yet more shoals of sardines were edging their way past, with netters eagerly awaiting their landfall.

The post festival goers were filling up the eateries, no doubt to negate any after-effects of jollification and to enjoy another bright day at our holiday capital.

Obviously month end is the time to host people and our visitors as in tight economic circumstances people are more prone to spend away from home when the bucks are in the bank.

Later on I went back to see if in fact the sardines had obliged (they had not) but the revellers were in full day-time party swing, with wine flowing among animated and happy conversation.

We are not just a holiday destination — we have all the great ingredients to make us the greatest weekend destination in KZN.

Homecomings, reunions, city resident getaways, weekender packages, special events and of course our entertainment and hospitality venues, can all reinforce that urban slicker and farmer desire to get to our paradise.

Is there a soccer World Cup on the go?

I hardly noticed, and neither did the folks on leisure song this last weekend.

Jolly days indeed.

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