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Somkhanda Receives Top 100 Sustainable Destination Status

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Somkhanda Community Game Reserve, owned and managed in partnership with the Gumbi Community and Wildlands, has been added to the ‘Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100’ list. At the end of 2014 a ‘Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100’ list was launched to celebrate the management efforts of the most sustainable destinations …

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Pleasure boat cruises for Durban

Bridge Over the Umgeni River known as Blue Lagoon

New pleasure boat cruises along the uMngeni River, along with a coffee shop, restaurant and vibrant crafts centre, could be on the cards for Durban as part of a plan to develop “green” tourist businesses close to the Blue Lagoon. Late last year managers of the Durban Green Corridor issued …

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Madame Zingara – After Forever to mesmerize Durban once again

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It’s been two years since the enigmatic Madame Zingara left the fun-loving city of Durban so we’re thrilled to have them back to enchant us once again. Step into the fantastical world of decadent dining and breathtaking cirque with the Madame’s exhilarating brand new tour at Suncoast, starting 22 January …

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KZN’s Black Rhino Population Reaches Milestone of 500

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In spite of the poaching crisis, KwaZulu-Natal’s black rhino population has reached a significant milestone. From 411 animals ten years ago, the province is now home to 500 of the critically endangered animals today. The long-term goal is to have 740 black rhino in game reserves in KwaZulu-Natal. Eleven years …

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KZN Beaches boast 25 Blue Flags

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KZN now boasts 25 Blue Flag beaches! KZN was awarded 25 Blue Flags – 9 of those being Full Status and 16 with Pilot Status (P). These are as follows: HIBISCUS COAST Marina Trafalgar Lucien Southport Umzumbe Ramsgate Mpenjati (P) UMDONI MUNICIPALITY Pennington Park Rynie (P) Scottburgh Main (P) KWADUKUZA …

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uShaka Sea World voted Durban’s Best Attraction

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uShaka Sea World voted Durban’s Best Attraction uShaka Marine World was proud to add the Durban Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Award for the Best Attraction to its growing gallery of awards this month. uShaka Marine world chief executive, Stella Khumalo, said that the award, which recognised the fifth largest aquarium …

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KwaZulu-Natal set to have its own ‘Silicon Valley’ by 2016

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In a landmark deal, Eureka Capital has signed a R 160 million-lease agreement with Dube TradePort Corporation to develop a 7 storey 21500m² building in the heart of Dube City, adjacent to King Shaka International Airport. This building will house a state-of-the-art innovation hub and an office block. Ms Saxen …

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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 ready for long weekend

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With the festive season underway, Durban municipal officials are ready for an epic long weekend, leading up to the public holiday on Tuesday, 16/12/14. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the beach over the next few days and all necessary preparations have been put in place to ensure …

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