Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sunfit Yoga at Suncoast

Sunfit classes are held at Suncoast Casino lawns every week day from 5.30pm - 6.30pm, and Saturday mornings from 7-8.15am,  so we headed down to cover the Thursday session. On Thursdays, Sunfit runs yoga classes instructed by Carey Abercrombie. I've been to a few of the yoga classes myself, and Carey really is a great instructor and has the most calming voice. After a class with her, you feel like a new person. And you couldn't get a better setting. You have the ocean in front of you, the earth below your feet and the sun above. Classes are sponsored by Lisa Raleigh, Suncoast Casino and Liberty Medical Scheme, which makes them absolutely free.  How amazing is that? And it runs all year long. So now there's no excuse not to exercise. And if you're not convinced yet, check it out for yourself below. 

Sunfit Yoga from Pablo Ponzone on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The People Mover

If you're wanting to get around Durban's cbd and golden mile, then the People Mover should be your choice of public transport. The Circle Line, City Line and Beach Lines cover all major stopping points including the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Suncoast Casino, Ushaka, City Hall, Playhouse, Victoria Market, Addington Hospital, Botanic Gardens, China Mall and Durban Station. Lines are connected through transfer stations situated along all the routes. The buses are modern, clean, safe, have aircon for those hot durban days and have great staff who're all friendly and eager to help if you have any questions. Security guards are situated at each stop and there are security cameras in the buses and stops as well. One thing I really like about the people mover as well is that it's wheel chair friendly. The pricing is great. A single trip will set you back R5.50, while a day pass is only R16. There is also the Muvo card which works very similar to an Oyster card. With your ID/Passport and R50, you'll get your card with 10 trips so you're able to get around without cash.  Their website should be up and running soon where you can get more information on the Muvo cards. I use the people mover a couple times a month and always look forward to my trip into the city while reading a book or just enjoying the ride. It beats driving through the traffic.  Thanx to bus drivers, Iqbal, Babsy and Deena who allowed us to interview them for our coverage of the people mover. 

Operating hours: 5am - 10.30pm

Monday, June 17, 2013

Skate Park Contest

Durban is set to run another beach festival which mimics that of the Gunston. Along with many other events will be this BMX and skateboarding contest held at the Skate Park in North Beach. Here's a clip of what you can expect to see. 

(Filmed and edited by Pablo Ponzone)

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Blue Dolphin

The first thing that caught our attention with the Blue Dolphin was the outdoors wood fired pizza oven. I'm sure there are many others out there like us that love pizza and when we finally took our first bite of the Blue Dolphin pizza we fell in love. I still remember thinking about the pizza for days afterwards.  Besides the amazing pizza, the location is gorgeous, situated on Snell Parade at the Blue Waters Hotel. There is an indoors seating area with a stunning bar, including tv's situated in all corners for the sports fans out there. There is also the outdoors area with umbrella's to shade you from the Durban sun, the banana leaf fountain and even a kiddies section where they can run around while parents can enjoy their meal. Following a european trend, this is a Self Service bar, the first of it's kind in Durban. So please don't go to this restaurant expecting to be waited on hand and foot and then be dissapointed. You need to get up and go order your drinks and food at the bar. That is after all what Self Service means. Something not to be overlooked is their coffee. If anyone is a fan of Cafe Jiran's coffee, well then you've just discovered another place that sells the exact same coffee! In fact, it is the very same owners that have setup the Blue Dolphin. And for the cherry on top is the selection of cup cakes and muffins to enjoy with your coffee. They also have great cocktails and serve sushi. I think I've rambled on enough, so enjoy the visuals and be sure to visit the Blue Dolphin next time you're in the area. (Trading hours below) 

PS. There's even free wifi for customers. Great for business meetings. x

Address: 175 Snell Parade, North Beach 
(Corner of Argyle and Snell Parade)

Tel: 031-327-7000

Trading Hours:
Monday to Thursday
Bar - 9:00am to 24:00, Pizza Oven - 17:00 to 23:00

Friday to Sunday:
Bar - 11:00 to 24:00, Pizza Oven - 11:00 to 23:00

Thank-you to Michelle and Russel for allowing us to interview you and to cover the Blue Dolphin.