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Meredith Haywood

Meredith Haywood
I'm the Editor and Creative Director of 5 Star Durban, I Instagram a bit, I cook sometimes, but mostly I write, and edit... a lot... I'm a philanthropist at heart, and I can't resist fluffy bunnies, kittens and puppies... recently I have started to ponder what owning a goat in a flat could be like...

WIN: Boardriders – Durban’s Own Online Shop

Boardriders durban Online Shopping

Durban’s very own, quite brilliant online shopping site – where you can get your surf or skate on, or style your way into an impeccable beach-ey wardrobe in a few clicks, and have delivery to your door, anywhere in SA in a few short days. FOR. FREE – Yup! free …

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South Africans – “We Do Tourism”

Indaba 2017 We Do Tourism

South African Tourism has used INDABA as a platform to launch I Do Tourism (IDT) – an initiative that seeks to remind South Africans of the importance of the tourism industry and the role they can play as advocates for South Africa and for tourism. The purpose of the campaign, …

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Durban Secures Indaba For Next Five Years

Indaba 2017

Speaking at the INDABA Travel and Tourism Show’s opening ceremony, President Jacob Zuma announced that Durban has secured the rights to host the show for the next five years. Commenting on the announcement, Chief Executive Officer of the Durban ICC, Lindiwe Rakharebe noted, “We are thrilled, honoured and proud to …

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Picnic In Style At Tala Collection Private Game Reserve

Tala Collection Gourmet Picnic

Whether it is a romantic occasion or just a fun family outing, a picnic in the Great Outdoors under KwaZulu Natal’s big sky, with the benefit of the sublime weather (nearly) all-year-round lends itself to this pastime that never grows old. Impromptu road-trips and exploring the countryside are perfect opportunities …

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Magic Happens with The Magic Bean Foundation

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We take a look at a magical little foundation making big differences in the community – The Magic Bean Foundation does so much more than make and sell “stuff” they change lives! To view the products on offer from Magic Bean Foundation – and to place an order, email info@magicbeanfoundation.com …

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Poke Bowls “Pop Up” at Surf Riders

Poke Durban

A trend that is sweeping the globe, Poke has made landfall on Durban’s shores at everyones favourite beachfront haunt – Surf Riders Café! Not “poke” like the always awkward Facebook feature, but “POH-keh” — a raw fish salad, seasoned any way you want it. While it may seem like a new trend, …

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9th Avenue Bistro & Wicked Donuts – A match made in Heaven!

Spiced Pumpkin and Brown Butter Pecan Nut Icing

Renowned fine-dining restaurant and Durban institution; 9th Avenue Bistro has teamed up with Wicked Donuts to create a revolutionary line of “9th Avenue Collection” DOUGHNUTS! YASSSSS! 9th Avenue DOUGHNUTS!!!! If you’re anything like me, the mere mention of this will have you accepting that you will, probably soon, have to buy …

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Wine & Dine – The Big Easy

Big Easy Durban

It’s once again time for another fabulous wine pairing dinner at the Big Easy! Wine Pairing Dinner at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els Hilton Durban, 12-14 Walnut Road, Durban Saturday 25 February, 2017 Cost R425 per person Perfectly balanced wines with elegance and texture – that is the philosophy …

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Durban Icc Achieves International Health And Safety Certification

Durban ICC

Ms. Lindiwe Rakharebe, Chief Executive Officer of the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC), announced today that the Centre has achieved its OHSAS 18001 certification. “The certification affirms the Durban ICC’s commitment to Occupational Health and Safety,” she says. “The Centre has already successfully received its ISO9001 Quality Management, ISO22000 …

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