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The Nest Hotel – A Gem In The Cathkin Valley!

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The Nest Hotel is aptly named, as it nestles serenely in the beautiful Cathkin Valley, Central Drakensberg. It’s an easy two hour and twenty minute drive from Durban, (roughly four hours from Johannesburg) and once you arrive, you can put all thoughts of big city life completely out of your …

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Top 5 must have’s this Christmas from Toys R Us

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From magical unicorns to interactive augmented reality kits – these are the latest hot picks tipped to dominate Christmas wish lists this year.Leading South African toy brand – Toys R Us & Babies R Us SA – revealed its highly anticipated “Geoffrey’s BEST of the BEST Toys 2018” which marks …

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Zimbali developers to create R2 billion property fund

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Kuwait’s IFA Hotels & Resorts announced last week that it has entered into a joint venture with boutique financial consulting firm Jaltech to create a R2 billion property fund. The property fund, Zimbali Capital, is a Section 12J Venture Capital Company which will allow IFA and its associate partners to …

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British Airways launches direct flights between Durban and London

The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner entering King Shaka International Airport.
Image: Denver Govender

The much-anticipated inaugural non-stop flight between London and Durban, by British Airways, the flight landed  at King Shaka International Airport on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 05:18am, the flight ushers in a new direct air service, which will be operated three times a week with British Airways latest fleet of …

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MALL OF THE WEST TO KICKSTART NEW NTSHONGWENI URBAN DEVELOPMENT

MALL OF THE WEST TO KICKSTART NEW NTSHONGWENI URBAN DEVELOPMENT

The first phase of the catalytic Ntshongweni Urban Development region will be an 85 000 square metre regional retail experience. Aptly named the Mall of the West, the new retail offering will cater to Durban’s underserviced western suburbs and surrounding areas and kickstart the Ntshongweni Urban Development which is expected to …

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KWAZULU-NATAL BLUE FLAG BEACHES A BOON FOR TOURISM

Ushaka Beach Durban, Image: Denver Govender

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala, has welcomed the awarding of Blue Flag status to nine beaches in KwaZulu-Natal as a much-needed positive boon for the province’s tourism prospects. A total of seven beaches in the Ray Nkonyeni District to the south of the …

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Umgeni welcomes R1.4 billion game-changing commercial space

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Construction on the R1,4 Billion Umgeni Lifestyle and Deco Park is in full swing and is expecting the completion of Phase A of construction by as soon as October this year and the grand opening on the 1 November 2018. Conceptualised by Eris Property Group, in partnership with PRASA and …

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Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel

Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel, Image: Denver Govender

While the rest of South Africa seems to be thawing from the onslaught of a bitter winter chill. Winter is just a figment of the imagination in an absolutely idyllic and sun-kissed Durban. We were greeted by warm and friendly faces at the Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel. The beautiful view …

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Durban Named 5th Wealthiest City in Africa!

The City of Durban has been named the fifth wealthiest city in Africa.
Image: Denver Govender (Snapout Photography)

“We will not rest until we claim a spot in the top three.” That was the upbeat reaction from the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr. Sihle Zikalala, to news that Durban had been named as the fifth wealthiest city in Africa. According to the Afr-Asia Bank’s …

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Music with a view at White Mountain

Music with a view: KwaZulu-Natal’s only three-day acoustic music festival, White Mountain is known for its intimate, relaxed atmosphere and stunning setting.  Photo supplied.

Now in its 13th year, the annual White Mountain Festival is coming up from 27 to 30 September and is the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and unwind in a stunning setting while enjoying a three-day line-up of some of the best acoustic acts in the country. …

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