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Catch Some Culture This Winter

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It’s a fact: Durban doesn’t know how to ‘winter’. Instead of snow, we have clear blue skies. Rather than sub-zero temperatures, our thermometers barely brush the single digits. Our beaches are stiller warmer than their western cape counterparts are in the summer! It’s the warmest place to be: South Africa’s …

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Sk8Shades – Durban Upcycler Takes the World by Storm

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“Necessity leads to invention is what I was always told.” In the case of Dave de Witt, a new pair of sunglasses was all it took. One of South Africa’s best skateboard ramp builders, Dave has taken his love for skateboarding and turned it into a creative and stylish business …

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Prime Circle – Live and Unplugged at Sky Venue

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Durban fans of the band were treated to a rather different kind of show on Thursday. The intimate show, played at the absolutely stunning Sky Venue on the 31st floor of the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel was the kind of classy show one would expect from this spectacular venue, which …

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Five Ladies You Didn’t Know Were Born in Durban

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Here are five lovely ladies we bet you didn’t know were Durbanites! Lara Logan: Lara Logan is a Durban-born television and radio journalist, and war correspondent who’s been an inspiration for women in journalism. We don’t see much of her in South Africa, having started her career as a reporter for Durban’s …

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Umgeni River Bird Park – A Beautiful Display

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The Umgeni River Bird Park was designed and built by Dr Alan Abrey. It is situated in an old quarry site which used to contain water and was visited by Alan as a young boy growing up in Durban. When looking for a bird park site, he remembered it as …

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Umhlanga, a Brief History

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Umhlanga – the charming, trendy resort town on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal just north of Durban city is known today as the oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city, and is the destination of choice for many. Umhlanga boasts prestigious luxury hotels, breathtaking beaches, and some of the …

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King Shaka Int’l Airport among best in the world

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Durban’s King Shaka Int’l Airport scores well at the World Airport Awards 2014, taking 3rd place in the “World’s Best Domestic Airports” category behind Tokyo International Airport Haneda and Shanghai Hongqiao Int’l Airport. King Shaka Int’l also secured 2nd place in “World’s Best Airports Serving Under 5 Million Passengers” just …

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