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Tafta’s going to the birds

Five colourful budgies have taken up residence in our brand new aviary at Tafta Lodge – much to the delight of the home’s nature lovers. The aviary, brainchild of Durban resident and wildlife enthusiast Chantel van den Berg, was sponsored by CMH Toyota, Umhlanga and was officially installed and opened on Thursday, 23 November. “Many people at the home are not able to care for pets in this setting,” explains van den Berg. “I realised that an aviary may be the perfect way for them to reconnect with nature.” CMH […]

[November 30, 2017]

TAFTA Christmas Car Boot Sale

Join on us on Saturday, 2 December at Oldfield TAFTA Park  (29 Perserverance Road, Bellair) for the Christmas Car Boot Sale. Live music Lots of food and cakes Bric and brac Homemade goodies Please book a site. Cost is R40 a car. Please note there are no tables available – you need to bring your own table. For more information please contact Mary Fouche on 031 465 9268.

[November 22, 2017]

Trail Run a huge success

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Trail Run  on Sunday November 19. More than 450 runners were treated to perfect weather conditions for tackling the  picturesque eco route through Virginnia nature reserve. “It was a fantastic morning, made all the more special by the fabulous turnout. The donations of toiletries for our elderly folk went above and beyond what we had hoped for. Each and every person who participated made an invaluable contribution to helping us raise awareness and meet the costs of caring for our […]

[November 21, 2017]

Former Miss India SA runner up volunteers for Tafta Trail Run

Former Miss India SA runner up, Aishwariya Bedessy, will be at the annual Tafta Trail Run. The 22 year old final year Environmental Management student, was so touched by Tafta’s mission, that she contacted us to offer support as a volunteer. “I’ve always had a soft spot for elders, whom I believe have paved the way for the younger generation,” said Aishwariya who described her time spent with elders as an emotional experience. “They crave conversation, and who best to afford them that than the younger generation.” Aishwariya has challenged […]

[November 7, 2017]

Durban beauty, Trisha Poona, steps into action

Beauty queen and fitness enthusiast, Trisha Poona, has challenged fellow Durbanites to step into action in support of Tafta’s annual Trail Run. The Mrs South Africa finalist urged runners and families to “get into shape” to tackle the undulating trail through Virginia Bush Nature Reserve on Sunday November1 9 in celebration of Tafta’s mission to inspire active ageing. Poona decided to support the event because of of her love and respect for the elderly and her passion for healthy living. “We hosted a Christmas lunch every year for the elders […]

[October 31, 2017]