Durban 2 At ARTSA 2012

For the first time in many years, the majority of Durban 2 descended on ARTSA that was held at Dragons Peak Resort in the Natal Drakensberg Mountains. It was the first time many of us experienced ARTSA and we were certainly not disappointed.

Whilst some of us need to be in the meetings on Friday, the rest of us did some of the activity tours, which include a zip line, archery and a game of paintball against our visitors from Germany. Protocols were broken and “The War” was mentioned, several times. A highlight of the day’s activities was Barret Harvey managing to miss his mouth whilst attempting to do a funnel and soaking himself in beer. After the activities, the Durban 2 crew relaxed next to the pool before heading off to dinner and then revelling in the Hardcore Hut until the early hours of the morning.

The next day was the ARTSA AGM which myself and Grant Haarhoff attended. It ran fairly smoothly and all the proposals were resolved in one way or the other. Once the meeting was over, it was some time for a bit of relaxation before the Gala dinner on Saturday evening. Once the formalities were done and the food enjoyed, some of the members headed back to the hardcore hut whilst others headed to bed to nurse hangovers. Overall ARTSA was enjoyed by all and very well run and we look forward to the next on in Ballito.