Gilas training under wraps

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Reyes, although appreciative of Abueva’s effort, said the he was there as “part of the pool.” But Abueva is not counting on it.“I’m here to give everything that I have [in practice],” Abueva said. “We all don’t know what can happen.”Gilas won its first two matches in this grueling qualifying home-and-away series being used by the Fiba for the first time, routing the Japanese in Tokyo and then carving out a tight win over Chinese Taipei at Smart Araneta Coliseum last November.Naturalized center Andray Blatche planed in on Friday and was glad to rejoin practice, appearing to be in far better shape compared to the previous times when he came over after long vacations.June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Jayson Castro, Gabe Norwood, RR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, Carl Bryan Cruz, Matthew Wright, Kevin Alas and Kiefer Ravena are the other members of the Gilas team bracketed in Group B with Australia, Japan and Taiwan. They will be fighting for one of seven available slots for Asia.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Has the POC president gone deaf and blind? Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The injured Troy Rosario was the only one missing in practice at West Greenhills g.ym and would likely be out for the duel with the Aussies at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne and against Japan at Mall of Asia Arena three days later.Rosario took a horrific fall in TNT KaTropa’s game against Phoenix Petroleum last week and sat out the Texters’ next game against Barangay Ginebra on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe hit the floor face first and had to be wheeled out of the game strapped in a gurney.Calvin Abueva, who along with Raymond Almazan were dropped for the coming matches by Reyes after failing to attend several practice sessions, was at the workout on Monday which fueled speculations that he could be recalled with Rosario likely to be out. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Gilas Pilipinas has started practicing full time and in full force, but coach Chot Reyes is seeking understanding from everyone as he again made it a closed-door session as the Filipinos gear up for a tough battle with Australia on Feb. 22 in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Kuzma, James lead Lakers rout of Suns for 3rd straight win

first_img“I was very happy with our defensive effort again,” coach Luke Walton said. “I thought we came out a little flat. Michael Beasley and the second unit did a really good job of getting us started, and then from that point on, the rest of the guys had a pretty solid game.”Richaun Holmes scored 15 points, and Josh Jackson and Trevor Ariza scored 13 apiece for the Suns, who have lost five straight to fall to 4-19.“It’s kind of hard not to focus on the record, but we’ve still got games to play,” Jackson said. “We show flashes of how good we could be. We just have to be able to start stringing those runs together and just be better all the time. The more consistent we get, the better we’ll be.”No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton had 10 points and 10 rebounds, but the Suns couldn’t build on their excellent first quarter.“Obviously we can’t be happy with the final result, but I thought we came ready to play, to compete,” Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov said. “The first 10 minutes of the game, we can say that we looked like an organized group and we competed.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew TIP-INSSuns: T.J. Warren missed his second straight game with ankle soreness, but Kokoskov doesn’t think it’s serious. Jackson started for the second straight game in Warren’s place. … Ariza, who spent two seasons with the Lakers from 2007-09, attended Westchester High School near the Lakers’ training complex before going to UCLA. He got a warm ovation from Lakers fans, many of whom would love to land his services as a 3-point shooting specialist for their team.Lakers: Tyson Chandler had three points and 11 rebounds while facing the Suns for the first time since leaving Phoenix one month ago and signing with Los Angeles as a free agent. Chandler was an early mentor to Ayton.BOOKER DOWNDevin Booker scored six points before leaving with a strained left hamstring in the second quarter. Booker hurt his leg while chasing a loose ball out of bounds, going immediately to the locker room.Booker missed three games in October after straining his left hamstring in the Suns’ first game against the Lakers. He was returning Sunday from a one-game absence due to an injured left toe after stubbing it on his hotel bed during the Suns’ trip to Los Angeles to play the Clippers last Wednesday.Kokoskov had no immediate update on Booker’s condition afterward.MOE SCORESWagner scored the first 10 points of his NBA career in the fourth quarter of his fourth game for the Lakers. The first-round pick from Michigan and Berlin hit two free throws before getting his first field goal with 5:01 to play. He added a pair of 3-pointers a few moments later. The start of the 6-foot-11 Wagner’s rookie season was slowed by a bruised knee in training camp.WAKE UP Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Young’ Iran tries to cope with absence of veteran stars vs PH ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Lakers didn’t adapt well to the early start time, falling behind 25-8 in the opening seven minutes with a turnover-plagued beginning. But Kuzma and James sparked an abrupt turnaround late in the first quarter, and the Lakers made a prolonged 45-18 run to a 15-point lead late in the second.Los Angeles poured it on in the third, taking a 23-point lead with 10 points from James.UP NEXTSuns: Host Sacramento on Tuesday night.Lakers: Host San Antonio on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) gestures after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Moritz Wagner drove for a layup to put the Los Angeles Lakers up by 31 points, and his teammates erupted off the bench in spontaneous glee for their German rookie’s first NBA field goal.“He learned how to ride a bike!” LeBron James said afterward. “That was that moment. You guys never rode a bike before? Yeah, we were excited. Very excited.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Lakers had plenty of time for fun and frivolity after making easy work of the Phoenix Suns during the next win in an increasingly impressive season.Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and James had 22 before both sat out the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ third home victory in four days, 120-96 over the struggling Suns on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBrandon Ingram scored 15 points and JaVale McGee had 14 points and eight rebounds in three quarters of work for the Lakers, who have won 12 of 16 since their 2-5 start to James’ first season on the West Coast.Michael Beasley scored a season-high 14 points for the Lakers. Although they fell behind by 17 points in the first quarter, they still made easy work of last-place Phoenix despite committing 19 turnovers. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

GPM Elects Koijee as 2nd African Mayor

first_imgMayor Koijee (L) with a colleague at the GPM conference. The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) has elected Monrovia City Major Jefferson T. Koijee, as the second African mayor to serve as an executive committee member of that august body, a release has said.Mayor Koijee is currently in Bristol, UK, attending the GPM Conference, which began Saturday, October 20.At the opening session of the parliamentary proceedings on Monday, October 22, according to the release, Mayor Koijee explained some of the problems of Monrovia ranging from health, security, agriculture, youth employment, infrastructure, and education.“Currently, we are exploring avenues to mobilize financial, technical and logistical support in order to tackle the solid waste management, security, and communication,” he said. “I am happy to let you know that in spite of the many challenges that my city faces, we a government have been doing some interventions for the past seven months since we took over as the mayor.”Mayor Koijee said the mobilization of resources will help address the technical and logistical constraints faced by Monrovia and other cities, recounting how Liberia was plagued with the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in 2014 that resulted into the deaths of over 4,000 lives, thereby leaving the country’s health system in shambles.He said the city of Monrovia hosts approximately one million people, which is about 35 percent of the country’s total population of about 4.6 million. He said the city of Monrovia also experienced the worst casualties of the Ebola outbreak, leaving its impact on the country’s health sector.Koijee He further appealed to the GPM to help Liberia tackle some of the challenges, especially in the health, youth empowerment, and education sectors.According to him, tackling waste in Africa, especially Monrovia, requires a holistic approach, with support from international partners and wealthy cities, and reminded his audience that the issue of transportation in the city remains a major challenge for the people of Monrovia.“In Monrovia, we have the state-run university and students leave from distances to attend the university. Vehicles to transport students is difficult. It is a serious problem and we need your intervention.“We have also started revamping the Monrovia City Police, to make them a unique and professional force that will be able to protect life and property within the city limits of Monrovia. We have beefed up the strength of our police force, to regulate laws through the enforcement of the city ordinances. However, much still needs to be done,” he noted.Mayor Koijee appealed to his colleagues to join in enhancing the capacity of the city police to enforce city ordinances, especially in view of what he claims is the tendency of Monrovia residents to disregard city ordinances.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cummings Lodge man shot during botched robbery

first_imgA man narrowly escaped death after a man dressed in military apparel attacked him with a gun while he was entering his yard in Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, in the wee hours of Thursday.Romeo Ramcharran, 36, of 8th Street, Eight Field, Cummings Lodge, was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital nursing a gunshot to his left knee.Reports are that the man and his two brothers were returning home after imbibing at a shop in the village. However, as they arrived home, Ramcharran exited the vehicle to urinate as his brothers went into the yard.As he urinated, the armed man ran towards him and whipped out a gun. He reportedly put up a fight and it was during this time that the suspect discharged a round hitting him to the left knee.The man, who was clad in army clothing, escaped while Ramcharran was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he underwent an emergency surgery to have the bullet removed.It is believed that the gunman used a .32 revolver. Ramcharran explained that ranks from Sparendaam and Turkeyen Police stations took statements and promised to investigate.Ramcharran a miner told Guyana Times that he is happy to be alive after the traumatic ordeal. The Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

Lawyers for Neymar, Barca lock horns in multi-million contract spat

first_imgHe had arrived in the city on Thursday but returned to Paris a day later where he was seen training with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) during the afternoon. Lawyers for the two sides had tried to reach an agreement during closed-door reconciliation talks in the morning, but without success. “It is going to court,” Barcelona lawyer Josep Vives told journalists outside the court.After several hours of wrangling in court, the two sides were told to present their conclusions in writing on October 21 after which the judge will issue his ruling at a date which has yet to be set. The case revolves around a decision by Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, to quit Barcelona in 2017 and join PSG in a stunning coup for the French club. The move angered the Spanish giants who filed a complaint for breach of contract against the 27-year-old superstar.The legal battle between Brazilian football star Neymar and his former club Barcelona © AFPNeymar’s shock transfer to PSG for a world record 222 million euros ($250 million at the time) came less than a year after he signed a contract that would have kept him at the Spanish club until 2021.As well as filing a lawsuit, Barcelona refused to pay him the remainder of his contract renewal bonus, which he was to have received in instalments.The young Brazilian quickly hit back with a lawsuit demanding payment of the bonus in full. – ‘The taxman watching’ –Until now, the full value of the bonus has never been made public, but according to figures cited during the hearing, the gross sum was 64.4 million euros, of which Neymar received a first tranche of 20.75 million. After his transfer, Barcelona refused to pay him the remaining 43.65 million, which after tax amounted to a sum of 26 million euros.Lawyers for FC Barcelona said the club had made an early bonus payment to Neymar at the request of his family © AFP / LLUIS GENEThe Spanish club demanded he return the part of the bonus already received as well as 8.5 million euros plus interest in compensation for breach of contract.Neymar promptly countersued, demanding payment of the 26 million euros with interest.Addressing the court, Barca lawyer Carles McCragh said the money was “a loyalty bonus” linked to the length of the contract but the club had made an early payment at the request of Neymar’s family “who were having financial problems in Brazil”. Neymar’s legal team challenged that narrative, with German Martinez saying the initial payment was linked to “the signing of the contract” and completely unrelated to “remuneration for services rendered” on the pitch.According to El Mundo daily, the case is being closely watched by the Spanish authorities who are keen to know whether Neymar, who was a tax resident in 2017, paid his taxes on both the bonus and his transfer to PSG. The striker has been beset by legal problems since his arrival at Barcelona in 2013 from Brazil’s Santos.Neymar sent his lawyers but didn’t show up to court himself © AFP / PAU BARRENABarca valued the transfer at 57.1 million euros but Spanish prosecutors believe the amount paid was at least 83.3 million euros, trigging a string of legal cases in both countries, some of which remain unresolved.Since transferring to PSG, things have not been any easier. In the last few months, the superstar who has a huge social media following, found himself facing a rape allegation, which was dropped in August, and an assault charge for hitting a fan after PSG’s shock defeat in April’s French Cup final.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazilian star player Neymar came briefly to Barcelona but did not show up in court © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEBarcelona, Spain, Sep 27 – Lawyers for Brazilian footballer Neymar and Spanish champions Barcelona went head-to-head in court on Friday after failing to avert a multi-million-dollar battle over a tangled contract dispute.The hearing opened in the early afternoon at a court in the Barcelona suburbs, but the star striker was not present. last_img read more

Missouri calls as Roger cycles across America

first_imgLetterkenny man Roger Holmes is continuing his cycle across America in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.He has plenty of cuts and bruises and longs of kicking back and relaxing in New York City.This is his latest dispatch from Missouri.“I’m in Clinton, Missouri; a nice old classic American town with about 8k people. Erica at the local Chamber gave me a warm welcome and told me all about the town. Im excited to be here as this is the start of The Katy Trail; a 240 mile bike trail leading all the way to St Louis. No traffic for a while so that will be good. “Kansas was flat and uneventful and in places reminded me of The Wizard of Oz! Missouri is more hilly, with trees and lakes.“Back in Newton, Kansas I met Robert- Cheryl Palmer and had a great conversation over breakfast. He was so kind and helpful. Yet another good person who Ive met along the way.“About a week ago I met an otherwise sensible man who told me to get to NYC before August 2nd as Marshall Law is coming! And then ”The Big Guy and Satan will have a shoot out and it will all be over”. He called it: ”The Obama-nation”. To be honest Im more worried about heat…all the TV networks are warning about severe heatwaves all across the mid-west and towards the East coast. Ive been in 110 a few weeks ago in Utah, so Peggy and I will keep going.“My hip is still sore and some days its hard to keep going. But I concentrate on doing good in the hope that good things will happen. So far that has been the case. Im tired all the time now but keep hoping that all the blood sweat and tears will lead to a good outcome for the ‪#‎IrishCancerSociety‬. Id love to kick back and relax…hopefully that will happen soon in NYC.”‪#‎OneDayAtATime‬ ‪#‎TransAtlanticCycle‬ ‪#‎NegativeToPositive‬ ‪#‎OnwardsAndUpwards‬ ‪#‎TheParisMethod‬ ‪#‎HuckleberryBicycles‬Missouri calls as Roger cycles across America was last modified: July 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

12 Donegal artists donate artwork to Jack & Jill Foundation sale

first_imgThe Jack & Jill Foundation have launched “Incognito”, a new arts fundraiser which offers 1500 original, miniature art pieces, donated to the charity by over 1000 artists from around the country and overseas, including 12 artists from Donegal.The collection will be on sale, on a first come first served basis, for €50 each in The Solomon Gallery, Dublin (beside the Westbury Hotel off Grafton Street) from 21st to 25th April, offering purchasers a chance to secure a valuable piece of art worth thousands of euro from one of the 50 well-known artists involved. Also in Jack & Jill’s office in Naas to get a sneak preview of the Incognito collection were artists Mo Kelly and Martin Gale.Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography Copyright 2017The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation has supported over 2,115 children and their families since 1997, including 53 from Donegal. People can view the Incognito collection online at www.incognito.ie and www.jackandjill.ie but, as the name Incognito suggests, the artist’s identity is top secret and won’t be revealed until after the sale; with artists like Peter Curling (Cashel,Tipperary), David Crone (Ballynahinch, Co. Down), Olivia Golden (Dublin), Leah Hewson (Bono’s niece), Brian Lalor (Ballydehob, Cork), Alice Maher (Claremorris, Mayo), Barry McCall (Dublin), Abigail O’Brien (Dublin), Eilis O’Connell (Inniscarra, Cork), Mick O’Dea (Dublin), Patrick O’Reilly (Dublin), Geraldine O’Reilly, Jim Savage, Gwen Wilkinson, as well as Mo Kelly and Martin Gale (Ballymore Eustace, Kildare) involved.It is hoped that Incognito will raise €75,000 for Jack & Jill to fund home nursing care for the 300 children under Jack & Jill’s wing today, children with severe development delay as a result of brain damage, children who may never paint a picture themselves; precious children who do better at home, where they are well cared for by their parents with critical support from Jack & Jill nurses.The campaign, which is sponsored by global property advisor Knight Frank, builds on the success of Jack & Jill’s previous public art projects, including painted sculptures of hares, pigs, eggs and cows – and the charity decided to switch from a 3D to a 2D approach this year, with these miniature pieces of art done on a small card, the size of a postcard, with the artist’s name on the back, offering proper affordability to everyone.Jack & Jill’s 12 liaison nurses from around the country have managed and delivered Jack & Jill’s unique home nursing care and respite service for sick children, from birth to 4 years of age since 1997. The Jack & Jill service operates 365 days a year, has no waiting list and mobilizes an army of 1,000 nurses and carers around the country and has done so for 20 years, with 2017 being Jack & Jill’s 20th anniversary year. The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation must raise €3.5 million every year to keep going and this is one of many fundraisers throughout the year, with every €16 raised funding 1 hour of home nursing care for a sick child.According to Hugo Jellett, CEO of Jack & Jill:“We have been quite overwhelmed by the number of artists donating their talent, their time and their gift to Jack & Jill. Stepping back, looking at the fruits of their labour, free labour, the standard of work is simply silencing and today is a very proud day for Jack & Jill.“We’ll work very hard now to promote the exhibition, and expect people will be queuing outside The Solomon Gallery to purchase their favorite piece. Theirs for just €50 and a small price for a big impact for the children we support. I am also delighted at the platform Incognito provides to less well known artists to display their talent alongside the big names and I must thank our sponsor Knight Frank who have really gotten behind this campaign.“Incognito is another example of people reaching out to help others and our home nursing care service, which is delivered in every community in Ireland, is based around that principle of community helping community, providing a gift of time to families to give them a break from the 24 hour job of caring for their sick child. On behalf of those families, I want to thank all the artists involved, well known and budding artists, who have embraced this campaign so willingly and so generously. Looking at the result today, we hope that as many people as possible will start window shopping at www.incognito.ie and make a date for The Solomon Gallery between 21st and 25th April. “People often talk about ‘affordable art’ and the price tag is still in the late hundreds, so it really is a joy to be able to present original works – for people to buy for themselves or for friends – at a fixed price of just €50, and once you conceal the identity of the artist, it becomes simply about whether you like it or not… and that will bring a huge sigh of relief to many!”12 Donegal artists donate artwork to Jack & Jill Foundation sale was last modified: April 9th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:artistsdonegaldublinJack and Jill FoundationSALElast_img read more

Zac Jenkins Signs With Drake Men’s Golf

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Eighth year head Drake University men’s golf coach Matt Lewis announced Zac Jenkins (Warfield, England) signed a National Letter of Intent for the 2018-19 season.  Print Friendly Version “I am excited about Zac joining our team this fall. He has a ton of tournament experience both on a national and international level,” said Lewis. “He will have a good chance to make an immediate impact on our team. Zac is a great fit for Drake University with his quality academics and strong golf game.”center_img Jenkins competed for Wellington College and helped lead the team to three Gerald Micklem Cup titles. He was named to the Berks Bucks & Oxon County Elite squad the past two seasons. Jenkins represented England Schools in the ISGA Home Internationals and helped lead the team to a runner-up finish. He is also a HRH The Duke of York Scholarship for Academic and Sporting Excellence recipient.last_img read more

Joseph Wacha confirmed as a JKL Dolphin

first_img Tags: JKL DolphinsNBLOur Saviour Wacha in a game with Our Saviour last season (Agency Photo)National Basketball League (NBL) outfit JKL Dolphins have announced the signing of Joseph Wacha.Wacha who has previously featured for Our Saviour Basketball club was comfirmed as JKL’s third off-season signing, a day after featuring in the Dolphins 71-64 buildup game win against Ndejje University.Despise earlier reports linking him to KCCA, JKL confirmed Wacha as their latest addition.Wacha according to the statement released joins JKL Dolphins on a two-year deal from Our Saviour Basketball Club.“Joseph Wacha is a Dolphin. He joins us on a two-year deal from Our Saviour Basketball Club,” reads part of the statement.At Our Saviour Basketball club last season, Wacha made 280 points, 48 steals and 58 assists.He becomes the third signing for JKL Dolphins joining Benard Okumu and Daniel Manoja from UPDF Tomahawks and Our Savior respectively.Wacha is expected to make his debut on Sunday, 14-04-2019, when JKL Dolphins take on Our Saviour in their League opener at the MTN Arena, Lugogo.Comments last_img read more

Backpacker lodges: KwaZulu-Natal

first_imgThe ProvinceThe garden province of South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal is a subtropical region of lush and well-watered valleys, washed by the warm Indian Ocean.One of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, the province stretches from mountains to the ocean, from Port Edward in the south to the borders of Swaziland and Mozambique in the north.Find out more: KwaZulu-Natal provinceBACKPACKING ACCOMMODATIONDrakensbergAmphitheatre BackpackersInkosana Lodge and TrekkingKhotso Adventure Farm (Southern Drakensberg)Sani Lodge Backpackers HostelSani Top ChaletDundeeBattlefields Country LodgeDurbanAnsteys Beach Backpackers (The Bluff)Banana Backpackers (Durban)Durban Backpackers on the Beach (Durban North)Gibela Backpackers (Morningside)Happy Hippo Backpackers and Accommodation (Durban Central)Hippo Hide Lodge and Backpackers (Berea)Nomads Backpackers (Berea)Nunuburd (Berea)Seaboard Hotel and Holiday Apartments (Beachfront)Smith’s Cottage (Umgeni Heights)Surf ‘n Dreams (Morningside)Tekweni Backpackers (Morningside)MidlandsMawelawela Accommodations (Elandslaagte)The Knoll Guesthouse & Backpackers (Hilton)Watkins Farm Backpackers (Nottingham Road)North CoastQueens Terrace Backpackers (Amanzimtoti)Ballito Backpackers (Ballito)BiB’s International Backpackers (St Lucia)Budget Backpackers (St Lucia)Isinkwe Backpackers Lodge and Safaris (Hluhluwe)Kosi Bay Inn (Kosi Bay)Natural Moments Bush Camp & Diving (Sodwana)Nature’s Way Backpackers (Mtunzini, Zululand)Shapes of Africa (Mount Moreland)Stokkiesdraai International Backpackers (St Lucia)The Secret Spot Surf Camp (Shaka’s Rock)Thobeka Backpackers (Kosi Bay)Veyane International Backpackers (St Lucia)Zululand Backpackers (Eshowe)PietermaritzburgSleepy Hollow Adventure BackpackersSouth CoastFar Horizon Lodge (Port Edward)Kuboboyi River Lodge (Port Edward)Mantis and Moon Backpackers (Umzumbe, near Port Shepstone)Spot Backpackers (Umtentweni, near Port Shepstone)Southbroom Travellers Lodge & Backpackers (Southbroom)Vuna Valley Ventures (near Port Edward)Yengele Paradise Boutique Lodge (Trafalgar)Valley of 1000 Hills1000 Hills BackpackersBlack Mamba LodgeWarner BeachBlue Sky Mining Backpackers and LodgeIrie LodgeBackpacking accommodationEastern CapeGautengKwaZulu-NatalWestern CapeRest of South AfricaSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more