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National Marine Week 6th – 12th October

Adelie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula– the Antarctic is their only home and it seems they are fighting with gallant pluck against overwhelming odds.

National Marine Week 6th – 12th October National Marine Week is celebrated in the second week in October and is dedicated to creating awareness about the marine and coastal environments in order to promote sustainable use and conservation of these resources for the benefit of both present and future generations.  …

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Throwback Thursday – Durban’s Landmark “Ghost House”

The house as it stands today. Photo by Denver Govender

For this week’s “Throwback Thursday” we take a look at the landmark commonly referred to as the “Ghost House” or “Haunted House” just up the north coast of Durban. Gurusamy Veerasamy Naidu, a South Indian businessman and the first Indian to sail on the Queen Elizabeth II, came to Durban in the …

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More International Flights for King Shaka International Airport

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Dube TradePort works to attract more international flights to Durban A high level delegation from KwaZulu-Natal, comprising Dube TradePort officials, business and tourism bodies, headed to the 20th World Route Development Forum Chicago to lobby new airlines to start flying direct international routes into Durban’s King Shaka International Airport. World …

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A Giant 10th Birthday Halloween Celebration at uShaka

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Give your favourite little horrors a Halloween experience like no other where they will be sure to be shrieking with excitement. Celebrating the biggest and most ghoulish event, uShaka Marine World will be pulling out all the stops to make this Halloween a thrilling family experience to honour the parks …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery – 26/9/2014

by Kierran Allen

Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery Our selection of the best pics of Durban and KZN submitted to us this week! If you would like to have your awesome photos featured here, please send them to us by: – Email info@5stardurban.co.za – Post them on our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/5stardurban – Or you can also tag us …

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The Sweetest Spot in Africa

Sugarcane Fields

KZN is the sugar bowl of Southern Africa, and with that comes some pretty awesome opportunity to experience fresh sugar cane products and sweeten our lives a little! In 1848 the first sugar cultivars were imported from Mauritius, and proved to be so successful that the first mill was built …

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uShaka Marine World wins Tourism Award!

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uShaka Marine World is making waves again! Last weekend, South Africa’s favourite theme park destination attended the Lilizela Tourism Awards and took home the Lifestyle and Cultural Award and Marine Adventure Award. These awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a …

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Guinness World Record Broken By IBV & The Supercar Club!

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Guinness World Record Broken By IBV International Vaults & the IBV Supercar Club! A Parade of 211 Super Cars, Sports Cars & luxury vehicles as well as motorcycles graced the streets and highways of the beautiful city of Durban on Sunday, all in support of the IBV Supercar Club Charity Parade.   …

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