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Autumn and Anchors Rest

Africa’s Travel Indaba May is a rather busy month in Durban. Africa’s Travel Indaba was hosted at the ICC, and Peter attended to promote the Northern region of Ethekwini, in his capacity as Director of Tourism for Umhlanga Tourism. Working with Paul Cohen of PHG Consulting in Washington, DC, Peter also coordinated a visit for just under 100 American tour operators, who enjoyed a spectacular tour of Durban’s Northern region. During their visit, they enjoyed a fabulous meander along the Umhlanga promenade, eating at some of our best restaurants, and exploring all that our slice of the coastline has to offer. This tour showcased the exceptional wonders of our city and shoreline, and we’re looking forward to welcoming even more visitors from the US soon.

The Comrades Marathon The Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades Marathon, takes place on 10 June this year. As always, participants from around the globe are flying in and getting their feet ready for this inspirational feat of endurance, and we’re readying ourselves to welcome some familiar, and new, faces. This year’s Comrades Marathon is a ‘down run’, that sees runners leaving Pietermaritzburg in the early morning and making their way down to the finish line at our iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium.  That’s just over 90 kilometres of sweat, tears, and undoubtedly, blisters to look forward to!  We’ll be welcoming one of our Comrades regulars to Anchor’s Rest soon – Bazz Brush of the UK is running his 5th Comrades Marathon this year, and we’re ever so happy to be seeing him again, as are Benson and Jade! Esme and Michael Bluff also join us during the Comrades Marathon season, which coincides with Peter’s birthday. June looks set to be a month of celebration.

Autumnal Clearings As ever, we’ve been spending time taking care of our exquisite gardens. Clearing out alien vegetation is important, as it helps to conserve and protect our natural environment. Unfortunately, that’s entailed the removal of a large Brazilian Pepper tree, and a few other alien trees. While it’s always terribly sad to see trees go, we are looking forward to replacing them with suitable vegetation. But first, a fresh coat of paint is needed for our Southern boundary wall.

Plan your Holiday Naturally, the cooler evenings leave a lot of time for thinking and planning, so if you’re planning your next holiday in Durban, don’t wait to book! Planning your year-end vacation should start now, so pick your room at Anchor’s Rest and let’s get started!  

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