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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...

Experience: Sani Pass

Sani Pass has so many activities for you!

22 DAYS OF THE EXCEPTIONAL ZULU KINGDOM – DAY 6 The tight zig-zagging curves of Sani Pass, one of the most magnificent mountain passes in South Africa, ascend through the sheer cliffs of the Drakensberg, linking KwaZulu Natal to the independent country of Lesotho. The route is also known as …

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Durban Green Corridor – How to max-out the enjoyment

The beautiful Blue Lagoon, Umgeni River in the Durban Green Corridor

22 Days of the EXCEPTIONAL Zulu Kingdom – Day 5 The Durban Green Corridor is a service point for Eco tourists looking for authentic, unique and exciting nature experiences within the city of Durban. Durban Green Corridor specializes in information and reservations for leisure and outdoor activities ranging from exciting …

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Durban – The City of Fun

By Nils Fischer

22 days of the exceptional zulu kingdom – day 4 Many will know that the sunny city boasts the amazing Ushaka marine world, the fantastically photogenic Moses Mabhida Stadium, the incredible – world class beach promenade, and the beaches of course – but we want to give you the inside …

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Birds Of Prey In KwaZulu-Natal

Birds of prey centers kzn - Near Durban

22 days of the EXCEPTIONAL Zulu Kingdom – Day 2 KwaZulu-Natal is home to an impressive array of indigenous birds of prey species; boasting Hawks, Owls, Kestrels, Falcons, Kites, Vultures, Buzzards & Secretary Birds, among others. KZN features two major Birds of Prey centers; African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Lion …

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Miss South Africa rolene Strauss Wins Miss World 2014

Rolene Strauss - Miss South Africa 7 now Miss World 2014

Rolene Strauss of South Africa was crowned Miss World 2014 on Sunday (early Monday morning Manila time), succeeding the Philippines’ Megan Young for the title at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London. The 22-year-old beauty won hearts with her background as a medical student here, in her native country. “South …

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Durban – Cotton On’s biggest store in the WORLD opens in Gateway!

Happy Cotton On day Durban

As Cotton On continues to grow its global footprint, the Australian-based retailer remains committed and invested in expanding its South African fleet, opening its largest ever store on the Friday, 12 December in KwaZulu-Natal’s Gateway Shopping Centre. Born to deliver the right product at the right price, Cotton On provides …

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Durban Officially a New7Wonders City!

Durban Harbour at night

With much excitement, Durban has been chosen as one of the New7Wonders Cities, organizers announced Sunday night in Dubai. Bernard Weber, founder and president of New7Wonders contest, said the results are based on votes. “They will now be checked, validated and independently verified. Once the verification process has been completed, …

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Rare Twin Elephants Born in KZN

Twin Elephants are rare - Durban - Pongola - KZN - KwaZulu Natal

Rare twin elephants have been born at the Pongola Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal a few hours from Durban. The twins were born to a 31-year-old elephant cow named Curve, and their gender has yet to be determined. She has yet to allow anyone near the elephants, said the Park. Scientific …

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