• amashova 2017

    SA’s oldest cycle race adds to city coffers and promotes tourism

    A study recently conducted by Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) on the economic impacts of the 2016 Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic revealed that up to R93,2million was injected into KZN’s coffers during the race period. Race organiser Annie Batchelder ...

  • Port Festival

    SA Navy Ships Open to Public at Durban Port Festival

    This weekend the South African Navy will host public tours of two of its naval ships as part of the Durban Port Festival being held from Saturday, 09 to Sunday, 10 September. The festival is hosted by Transnet National Ports Authority, in partnership...

  • Bonga Shange founder and owner of Mashamplanez

    Celebrating Meat, And Meat Lovers This September

    From Farmers to Consumers, the Spiritual Vodka Shisanyama Festival Brings Meat Industry Together On September 2nd all the players in Durban’s dynamic meat industry come together for the city’s fastest growing international attraction – the Spritiual ...

  • Big Easy Winebar & Grill

    The Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill ft. Ataraxia Wine Pairing

    Chef Janine Fourie at The Big Easy by Ernie Els Durban created some truly delightful dishes for a wine pairing dinner with Ataraxia, wines by Kevin Grant. Situated within Hilton Durban – The Big Easy Durban really is one of my favourite locatio...

  • Jazz Festival Durban

    Imbokodo Jazz Festival – A Celebration of Women in Jazz

    With Women’s Month on the horizon, female artists are set to dominate this year’s first annual Imbokodo Jazz Festival, which will take place against the backdrop of breath-taking harbour views at the N-Shed Cruise Terminal facility in the Port of Dur...

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SA’s oldest cycle race adds to city coffers and promotes tourism

amashova 2017

A study recently conducted by Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) on the economic impacts of the 2016 Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic revealed that up to R93,2million was injected into KZN’s coffers during the race period. Race organiser Annie Batchelder says, “The race continues to grow in appeal and popularity every year …

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SA Navy Ships Open to Public at Durban Port Festival

Port Festival

This weekend the South African Navy will host public tours of two of its naval ships as part of the Durban Port Festival being held from Saturday, 09 to Sunday, 10 September. The festival is hosted by Transnet National Ports Authority, in partnership with eThekwini Municipality, MSC Cruises, African Marine …

Read More »

Celebrating Meat, And Meat Lovers This September

Bonga Shange founder and owner of Mashamplanez

From Farmers to Consumers, the Spiritual Vodka Shisanyama Festival Brings Meat Industry Together On September 2nd all the players in Durban’s dynamic meat industry come together for the city’s fastest growing international attraction – the Spritiual Vodka Shisanyama Festival presented by Durban Tourisma and Ukhozi FM. Farmers and abattoir staff, butchers, shisanyama …

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The Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill ft. Ataraxia Wine Pairing

Big Easy Winebar & Grill

Chef Janine Fourie at The Big Easy by Ernie Els Durban created some truly delightful dishes for a wine pairing dinner with Ataraxia, wines by Kevin Grant. Situated within Hilton Durban – The Big Easy Durban really is one of my favourite locations for this type of dinner – and …

Read More »

Imbokodo Jazz Festival – A Celebration of Women in Jazz

Jazz Festival Durban

With Women’s Month on the horizon, female artists are set to dominate this year’s first annual Imbokodo Jazz Festival, which will take place against the backdrop of breath-taking harbour views at the N-Shed Cruise Terminal facility in the Port of Durban. The event is hosted by community based non-profit organisation, …

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