Many entrepreneurs believe to establish a world class restaurant, that will attract both local and international tourist you have to locate it in an upclass market. But for Umlazi born entrepreneur Max Mqadi the township is the perfect location for the restaurant. When speaking of Durban tourism, Max Lifestyle located in Umlazi township is the most recommended.
Max Lifestyle started as Max butchery with a one room shack, and later in 2002 it was a tuckshop with butchery and shisanyama. The 51-year-old owner knew back then that he wants to build a world class lifestyle centre and restaurant. He believed that his township of Umlazi was the perfect environment to turn his dream into reality.
From there Max grew his shisanyama into one of Durban's most popular hangouts. In 2009 he began revamping and upgrading his restaurant which stands today as a renowned hangout spot for celebrities and politicians, it attracts both local and international tourists. Famous djs like Black Coffee, minister of police Bheki Cele have graced Max Lifestyle.
The success didn't come without challenges, last year in October Max survived four gunshot wounds. This did not deter the determined Max. His Lifestyle centre has won several international award, in 2016 it was named among 207 of the best restaurants in the world.
The sky is the limit for Max, and the man has indeed proven that nothing can stop a determined mind.
Content created and supplied by: AfricanWebNews (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More