We Are Stronger Together

As most of you the world-over are probably well aware, our beloved city and province were plagued by unrest during the course of last week. Protests started simmering two weekends ago, and escalated to unprecedented levels last Monday and Tuesday, leading to some very disturbing scenes of lawlessness and thuggery. Incidents of looting and riots are not unique to South Africa by any means, but we are a country that cannot afford further loss (to property, infrastructure and jobs) and disruption, in the midst of our third Covid wave, and on top of the 18 month of the pandemic to date.

The good news is that the dust has literally settled on the unrest, and that Umhlanga Rocks and surrounding neighbourhoods were left untouched thanks to the incredible work of communities rallying to protect their family, homes and businesses. We have been amazed at how quickly things have started to return to normal, and we have hustled to make sure that we are well stocked with food and amenities to continue accommodating guests with no disruptions or inconvenience at all. Our staff members are, thankfully, all safe and keen to resume work to help their families recover from this period of loss.

We have always known that South Africans are resilient, and that our spirit of ‘ubuntu’ (meaning “I am, because you are”) has never been more evident – we will not let the few ruin things for the many. The stories and visuals of communities working together and many amazing acts of kindness have been overwhelming in the wake of the aftermath. Yesterday was Mandela Day (Nelson Mandela’s birthday) and it was especially poignant as we watched and participated in clean-ups in areas that had been badly affected by the riots and looting. We are stronger together!

While it will take time for some areas and businesses to recover fully due to extreme levels of destruction and loss suffered, our village remains untouched and movements are already afoot to rebuild what we believe will be a better, stronger, and more united people and beautiful city, province and country.

We hope that you will not be scared off by the few days of unrest, and that we will see you back at Teremok again soon…

The Davidson Trilogy (Debbie, Tracy and Kim)
& Teremok Team

Top Travel Awards

South Africa

We have been nominated in South Africa’s inaugural Top Travel Awards and would be grateful if you could spare five minutes (if you love us) to rate/review us for the judging process. Simply click on the button below. The deadline is Saturday, 31 July.

To us, awards are an important way to acknowledge our staff and their service levels, and to boost morale during trying times. The Top Travel Awards are unbiased and independent awards that were established to identify, reward and publicly acknowledge both the establishments and the individuals behind them, that stand out from their peers, and to help increase market share and improve service..