• That's Judd playing with his sandwich of pulled pork and grilled halloumi cheese

    The Prep Room: Hot, Happening….and Healthy

    Hot, happening … and healthy. That pretty much sums up Judd Campbell’s new eatery, the Prep Room in Glenwood. Judd’s design team has made clever use of three shipping containers to create a lovely, open space, surrounded by trees an...

  • Gateway Fire

    Gateway Theatre Of Shopping On Fire!

    Update: Gateway Theatre of shopping released this statement on social media: “STATEMENT WITH REGARDS TO THE FIRE AT GATEWAY At approximately 14h40 a fire broke out at one of Gateway’s restaurants located on the outside of the mall. Gatewa...

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    What a Pair! Laid-Back Food & Wine Pairing at Ebb & Flo Gateway

    Ebb & Flo: Food & Wine Every now and then a casual mid-week treat is exactly what the doctor ordered. This event hosted by Ebb & Flo is bound to soothe your overworked soul and tantalise your tastebuds!  Wine tasting presented by Mike fro...

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    Marco Nico: Lucky No 13

    Thirteen Restaurant: Despite vowing never to open another restaurant, Marco Nico is doing just that, reports Ingrid Shevlin of Shrewd Food  Marco Nico is a man of many causes. And they vary wildly from the evils of genetically modified crops and the ...

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    NICKELODEON’S “DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE! DORA’S PIRATE ADVENTURE”

    Dora The Explorer Durban: Nickelodeon has teamed up with Life Like Touring and Blu Blood to bring Dora the Explorer and her friends to South Africa this winter.  Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure will take place at the ICC, Durban (1-3 ...

Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Showcase


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Durban or eThekwini in Zulu (from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon"), is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. The Durban Metropolitan Area is the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. Durban is famous for being one of the busiest ports in Africa and the city is the main economic driver in KwaZulu-Natal, contributing over half of the province’s output and 15% of the national output of South Africa.

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The Prep Room: Hot, Happening….and Healthy

That's Judd playing with his sandwich of pulled pork and grilled halloumi cheese

Hot, happening … and healthy. That pretty much sums up Judd Campbell’s new eatery, the Prep Room in Glenwood. Judd’s design team has made clever use of three shipping containers to create a lovely, open space, surrounded by trees and open to the elements on the sides. It  overlooks Glenwood Prep’s playground …

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Gateway Theatre Of Shopping On Fire!

Gateway Fire

Update: Gateway Theatre of shopping released this statement on social media: “STATEMENT WITH REGARDS TO THE FIRE AT GATEWAY At approximately 14h40 a fire broke out at one of Gateway’s restaurants located on the outside of the mall. Gateway operations and the fire department reacted swiftly and ensured the fire …

Read More »

Marco Nico: Lucky No 13

Thirteen Restaurant

Thirteen Restaurant: Despite vowing never to open another restaurant, Marco Nico is doing just that, reports Ingrid Shevlin of Shrewd Food  Marco Nico is a man of many causes. And they vary wildly from the evils of genetically modified crops and the killing of whales to why Jacob Zuma should …

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