An increasingly sought after holiday and conference destination, KwaZulu Natal has all the makings of the perfect business and leisure location. As frequent flyers to KZN for both work and play, we know this to be true. But we have decided to add another voice to the mix this year for your benefit.
So who better to tell you about what KwaZulu Natal has to offer than someone in who lives and breathes the hospitality life, Farana Moosa, Deputy General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani.
“The very thought of Durban, represents an escape,” says Farana. We couldn’t agree more. When there’s a business trip to Durbs on the cards, we’re already planning on dipping our toes in the sea at the end of the day and watching the sunrise over the sea ahead of that first meeting.
Farana expands on KwaZulu Natal’s unique offering “Durban offers such diversity with its beautiful subtropical climate, it has friendly people and a relaxed pace. But KZN has become so much more than a retreat destination and is fast becoming a leading tourism and events destination with world class potential.”
And here’s why according to Farana. “The city offers world class facilities for conferencing such as the Durban ICC, which has secured many international conferences.” And Farana’s not talking small-fry here. Such events include the return of the 21st International Aids Conference (only the second city after Washington to host it twice). Durban is also the new home to the annual Advertising awards; The Loeries. Disclaimer: so check the calendar if you don’t want your visit to co-inside with hundreds of South Africa’s wildest and wackiest creative people.
“Tsogo Sun ‘s nine seafront hotels and Suncoast Entertainment offer great accommodation options with personalized, small and big group conferencing packages across the full budget spectrum. And a BIG bonus for business travelers is the pleasant warm weather all year long” she adds
There’s also plenty of “chillaxing” to be done in KZN. Starting with a walk on Durban’s famous promenade. “The city offers a good quality of life, cultural diversity and pulsating energy – all in the most breath-taking natural setting. People in the province are committed to providing excellent service and hosting international and local tourists. And lastly, there’s so much to do, the city offers cultural experiences, nature and great culinary experiences for all.”
On that note, if you haven’t had curry at the Oyster Box in Umhlanga, put it on the to-do list for next time. You won’t be sorry.