Minnie's totally in love with the city of Durban
The people, weather, culture and venues seal it for Minenhle Dlamini
TV STARLET Minenhle Dlamini, who got her start in pageants, is in love with Durban, her home town.
Dlamini, whose career is shining like a star right now, is an actress in The Wild, a co-host at Metro FM and a presenter on Mzansi Insider. She got into TV after winning Live talent search in June 2010.
When she won the competition, she was living in Cape Town and studying film and media, drama and economics at the University of Cape Town.
SABC1's Live shocked everybody when it did not renew her contract. We talk to her about Durban.
What do you like about Durban?
The city is blessed with beautiful weather. In winter, while people in other places are freezing, we swim in the sea. Everyone is so relaxed, friendly and have the true spirit of ubuntu.
Which are your favourite restaurants there and why?
I love the Oyster Box on the terrace on a Sunday. It has gorgeous sea views, which capture Durban's true beauty. The food there is amazing. This is where my surprise 22nd birthday was held, so it will forever be a special place to me.
Your favourite nightspot in Durban?
I like Boulevard. It's hot and trendy. It's very spacious too. There is nothing worse than a cramped club. And it's just a five-minute drive from my house.
Favourite hotel or B&B in Durban?
When I'm in Durban, whether it's for work or play, I always stay at home. That's the best hotel and B&B. I get spoiled. Waking up to breakfast prepared by my date is the best ever.
What's your favourite shisanyama in Durban?
I love kwa-Max! It has a great vibe, great music and great meat.
Where would you take a tourist for entertainment in Durban?
To Sibaya. They will get to understand the culture of the Zulu people in a modern setting that doesn't compromise the cultural experience.
What's your favourite place for a quiet meal with your family in Durban?
How do you see Durban's future?
I see a great future for Durban and I hope to see some TV broadcasting facilities in Durban soon as it is so rich with talent.
Best spa in Durban?
Mangwanani at Sibaya is my favourite. It has stunning sea views, it's very private and they also serve great lunches.
Not only can you experience great cultural occasions at Sibaya, but you get a chance to watch great local productions at the theatre and experience a large range of gourmet African cuisine.
- This article was first published in print on 6 August 2012