GET INVOLVED! The Ultimate #durbanbucketlist was created in 2018 to give locals and visitors to Durban a reliable and up-to-date resource of the best experiences to have during their time in the city. “We have walked the miles, tested the menus and tried the cocktails, all so you can enjoy the best of the best in your own time and with absolute peace of mind,” says creative director Susan Marais.
Fast forward to 2021 and our beautiful industry is on its knees. “Lockdown after lockdown has severely impacted our venues, and the recent tragedy in our province has sadly been the final straw for many amazing businesses,” says Susan. “But there is always hope and a few people can find the light at the end of the tunnel, like the restauranteurs, hosts and hoteliers. These are the people who get up and show up time and time again to delight, entertain and feed others.”
How can you help?
Our restaurant industry has been hit hard. It employs an immense number of skilled and unskilled people, so by eating out you not only help these businesses survive but also the families they support. Restaurants have some of the strictest Covid protocols in place and are ready and excited to serve you.
You don’t have to go far to create amazing memories with your loved ones. When looking for things to do, start in your immediate vicinity. Our city has fantastic museums, walking tours, hiking trails and more. Let’s bring business back to our local family-owned businesses.
Your Mental Health Is Important
Yes, we said it. We have to be safe and follow protocols, but we also have to start living our lives again. Don’t go out only to support others. Go out to see your friends, motivate each other and lift each other up. Meet at a market, on a hike, or at a beautiful restaurant over a cup of coffee. We are not made to live in isolation. Please consider connecting with friends and family in responsible ways and supporting local venues in the process.