Things I miss from Durban:


  • Cath. Wholly. Cam too.
  • Our chinese take-away in the dodgy Spar Centre
  • My siblings
  • That feeling of being independent for the very first time and the excitement that came with it
  • Looking at the beach on my way home from and to work
  • Having Yoga classes in the afternoons with Cinderella on the Suncoast beach front
  • The crazy Shath neighbour lady
  • The ability to shoot down to the South Coast to visit my mom. It was only an hour drive.
  • Public (reliable & safe) transport in and around the city
  • Essenwood Park flea market every Saturday morning
  • The Shath balcony, overlooking the harbour and the city
  • The neighbourly neighbourhood of Glenwood and,
  • all the old grannies therein
  • My blue golf that was stolen

I’m home sick a little today. First time in about a year, actually.


  1. cath says:

    We miss you too. Alot lot. lot. and some more lot.

    Funny thing. I found that sms backup database of mine and yelled at my computer. All that time – from when you were about to arrive; to when you were here to when you were leaving.

    chronicled. in text format. fkn. hilarious.

    Miss you like Carmen misses her mind (thats the crazy neighbour lady, stalkers)


  2. Briget says:

    Durbs has just not been the same without you here ..

    in fact in a misguided attempt to get over the loss our local municipalities have renamed all major roads you were known to travel on..


  3. ExMi says:

    things i miss about durban:
    1. that chinese takeaway
    2. Spiga d’oro
    3. Burn
    4. buying weed from the carguard at burn that got me more stoned than anything i’ve ever bought in jozi.
    5. umhlanga beach at night.
    6. R15 movies at Musgrave Centre
    7. Yossi’s.
    8. The NSA Gallery
    9. My university
    10. My university library
    11. The rain – Joburg rain is nothing like Durban rain
    12. The mist in Kloof
    13. How green it is, all year round
    14. the smell of the sea. the smell of the oil refinery.
    15. waltons. the one down the road from my house.
    16. my granny.
    17. being able to walk the neighbourhoods at night, with my big white staffy for company.

  4. BiancaW says:

    Durban Rocks!! Love it here. πŸ™‚ In fact, will go to Essenwood Flea Market this weekend – just because you reminded me how stunning it is there. πŸ™‚

  5. ryogi says:

    Your post made me laugh! I havent been to Durban consciously (ie as an adult) before. But have to go there next wk for a conference … but I’m poep scared…! I’m staying in South Beach at the Garden Court near the ICC… And have no idea how safe/dodge it will be!!

    • Shebee says:

      Ryogi don’t stress too much – The ICC is pretty jacked on security and as long as you don’t go walking round the streets clad with cameras, jewelery and cell phones you should be left alone. Have fun dude!

  6. Fairy Girl says:

    I lived in Durban in 2001 and I miss the relaxed vibe – there is no rush – everyone seems so chilled and laid back. I also miss the smell of the ocean and watching the dolphins swim in the sea from my bedroom window (lived on beach front). I’d love to move to the coast but hubby isn’t too keen:( My sister moved there some months ago and I miss her soo much!!!

  7. cath says:

    dude. today, as per my text,is the ONE day where I REALLY fucking wish you were here. REALLY. we woulda laughed our asses off through that one.

    love yo X

  8. Jones says:

    Last time I was there I was about 5 and weeing in the sea was about the most thrilling experience I had. Going to Durbs for a wedding this weekers, will scribble down most of the above on the “To do” list…*scribbles*

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