The Azania Mosako Show team members were spoilt by Tsogo Sun to a mini holiday to Durban last week. The team arrived and were briskly taken away to the iconic Elangeni Hotel on the beachfront.
A quick check-in with the wonderful staff and a full English breakfast later, it was time to start the day with the first activity.
Gliding on air
First up was a mini-tour of the newly revamped promenade, not a walking tour, though, this one was on Segways! Fifteen minutes after a briefing, the team was ready to take to the beautifully paved promenade and gather in some Durban sights and some of the sea air. What fun!
Spice up your life
Off to the Victoria Street Market for an informative tour of some spices that the area has to offer. The market is one of the oldest in Durban, that features a variety of bags, spices, brassware and African artwork.
This is a bustling market with a rich history and knowledge - the spice talk was both enjoyable and informative, and if you ever do find yourself there, keep a look out for the 'the-mother-in-law spice'.
Shoot for the ocean
Straight after her radio show, Aza and Co were whisked off to the uShaka Marine World for some kayaking. The team changed into their wetsuits and headed towards the beach. With a qualified instructor, the team got to paddle out into the ocean, to the shark nets. Thanks to Ocean Ventures, the team didn't feel nervous at all!
After a little relaxation, it was off to the Grill Jichana located at Southern Sun Elangeni and Maharani. While Grill Jichana is best known for its flame-grilled cuts of meat, we were there for a cook-off with the hotel Executive Chef. With an apron and chef's hat to complete the look, Azania got to work in the kitchen. She did a stellar job and her finished dish looked and tasted amazing. Clearly, she knows her way around gourmet cuisine!
An evening of curry
For dinner, Aza went to Suncoast Towers to try a variety of curry dishes. The spread was fit for a royalty, and the team was not limited in choice, nor the number of times they could go back to top up. Everyone agreed it was a glorious evening filled with loads of laughter, curry and even a cocktail making demonstration.
After a good night's rest in Elangeni Hotel, we woke up to a cloudy, drizzly Durban. That didn't deter us from our morning jam packed with fun activities... afterall, a bit of drizzle never hurt anyone.
Up, up in the air!
We arrived at the Virginia Aiport, signed our indemnity forms and hopped on a helicopter moments after taking the mandatory jump-in-front-of-the-helicopter pictures.
Thanks to the the team at Starlite Aviation Group for an amazing aerial experience of Durban and surrounds... it is amazing city to take in from the air!
But the helicopter tour was just the start! We raced along to the Moses Mabhida Stadium to try and see if we could still do the rope-swing off the top of the stadium - with Big Rush.
The rain at this stage was coming down hard, and chances that the team would be able to jump looked to be diminishing. But, the rain comes but can just as quickly go on the KZN coastline - and after a short wait, the rain subsided and the troops could start their climb to the top.
While Azania made it to the top of the stadium, she opted not to jump. Luckily Jono (her producer) was still keen - and he did the Tarzan style swing for all to see... we promised to NOT mention the little scream we heard :)
The second outside broadcast of the Azania Mosaka Show was something special - it took place in the penthouse - on the 21st floor of Elangeni Hotel.
With the spectacular views, came a great show with some wonderful guests including Phillip Sithole (KZN Economic Development) and Priya Naidoo (General Manager Marketing Hotels - Tsogo Sun). What a wonderful way to end 2 glorious days in KZN!
Wish you could do what Azania did?
Tsogo Sun sponsored The Azania Mosaka Show team's adventure to KZN. They have put together some great deals ahead of the holidays so take advantage of their very affordable rates at iconic locations nationwide!