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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...

An 80’s revival at Sky

80's Durban

It is a fair bet that when executive chef, Shaun Munro conjured up his retro menu; he did not foresee the popularity in “food nostalgia” that followed. But clearly Munro was on to something with his poetic depiction of the power food has to bring memories flooding back – “because …

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It’s World Dolphin Day!

Dolphin Day 2016 Durban

This holiday is celebrated throughout the world and in the grand scheme of things, Dolphin Day is perhaps one of the most well-known unofficial holidays of the world. Having gained steam in the 1990s and continuing into the present day, this holiday focuses on the worldwide plight of the dolphins. Considering how …

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A menu with a vodka twist at Cargo Hold

By Fotogenix Photography

On Friday, 29th April 2016 at 6.30pm, uShaka Marine World’s Cargo Hold on the Promenade introduces the first ever evening with Cruz Vodka. A popular tipple with sailors in the days of yore, vodka has come a long way since it tickled the fancy of the captain of the Phantom ship. …

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Sky Grand Prix Bets On Greyville

Sky Grand Prix

The extremely popular Sky Grand Prix of Aerobatics will return to the skies of Durban on the 28 May at Greyville Race Course. This event goes beyond any other aviation event that has been staged in Durban or South Africa. Spectators can look forward to the thrilling sounds and aerobatics of these …

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Roostfontein Nature Reserve – Now A National Protected Area

Roestfontein Nature Reserve

The beauty of the Roosfontein Nature Reserve is nestled in Westville, a small area just 15 minutes’ drive from the heart of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.  The reserve covers 150 hectares of South African grasslands, with a fair smattering of wild flowers and other gorgeous vegetation. This is the ideal retreat for …

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City Cements Relationship With Canadian University


EThekwini Municipality City Manager, Sibusiso Sithole signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Canadian Simon Fraser University at the 4th Research Symposium (EURS 2016) at the ICC yesterday, 05 April 2016. The MOA expresses the intention of the City and the university to work together on various projects focussing …

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The Sharks Township Tour

Sharks Township Tour - Clermont Stadium

Sharks Township Tour – At the end of March we heard an announcement; The Sharks will be playing three of their home Currie Cup round one matches in the townships surrounding Durban.  This groundbreaking development is thanks to the partnership between Durban Tourism & The Sharks Rugby team. The decision was made …

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Friday – 100 Day Countdown Set to Launch in Durban


21st International AIDS Conference Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will officially launch and mark the 100 Day Countdown of the 21st International AIDS Conference on Friday, 8 April 2016, at Gugu Dlamini Park. The AIDS conference will be hosted by eThekwini Municipality in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government on 18-22 …

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Albert Luthuli – Explore his home…

Things to do in Durban

    Things to do in Durban – Why not walk in the footsteps of one of Africa’s greatest leaders? Chief Albert John Mvubi Luthuli Things to do in Durban – visit Chief Albert Luthuli’s House – a monument to the man that was Africa’s first Nobel Peace Prize Laureate  …

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