Articles featuring Arts & Crafts

Macbanana Butterfly Dome

The Macbanana butterfly dome offers visitors an opportunity to get up close and personal with these delicate insects while learning about their environment. The guides are friendly, well trained and very knowledgeable about the species of butterflies in the dome. If you’re lucky. you might see one emerging from a pupa. We were not so lucky, but it was fascinating seeing the pupae and eggs as the guide pointed them out. Butterflies are incredibly sensitive to environmental change and sadly many of South Africa’s indigenous forest and grassland areas are under threat. Butterflies are dependent on specific varieties of vegetation, or host plants, for laying their eggs, feeding and pollinating. If these host plants are removed then the delicate habitat is altered and the butterflies become threatened. Macbanana makes learning about nature interesting and interactive. Its great fun for the whole family and it may just get your kids off their... read more

The Gaze Gallery

Opened in 1967, the Gaze Gallery was one of the first art galleries to open its doors on the KZN South Coast.  The gallery was opened directly adjacent to the Waffle House in a building meant to add more seating space to the cafe. Some of the first renowned artists to exhibit their art were Errol Boyley, Tita Faschiotti, Tony Strickland and  Lucy and Brian Wiles.  The gallery stocks beautiful paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glassware and other crafts.  The Curio and basket shop was started at the same time to give local grafters and weavers an outlet for their unique... read more

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