alison chadwick

Alison Chadwick

I was born in Durban, matriculated at Durban Girls’ High School, worked for Don Allaway Attorneys, Bank of Lisbon, ABSA Bank, Investec Bank, MassMart, Thrutainers International, Adroit Financial Services and recently Moore Durban. I also spent two years working as an au pair in the USA, in San Francisco and San Diego.  In 1994, I emigrated to Toronto, Canada, to join my sister who emigrated there in 1989, but only stayed six months before heading back to sunny South Africa!


Living in Durban is a privilege for me and one I don’t take for granted.  I am passionate about this city and love to share my knowledge with others; sometimes the things closest to home are the best and as they say “local is lekker”!


I have a keen interest in the bygone era, especially the history and architecture of Durban; I also have a fascination with WW1 and WW2.  Plus, I have a growing collection of Africana books.


My other interests are hiking, trail running, photography and travel.  I am the South African agent for Global Adventure Trekking (GAT) a company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, so chat to me about trekking in Nepal.

Member of the following:

  • South African National Society
  • Durban Art Deco Society
  • South African Military History Society
  • World Ship Society: Port Natal Branch
  • Heritage Association of South Africa
  • Mountain Backpackers Hiking Club
  • Amblers Hiking Club
  • Durban Ramblers Hiking Club
  • Pietermaritzburg Ramblers Hiking Club
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