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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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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 16/01/2015

By Kierran Allen Photography

Our selection of the best pics of Durban and KZN 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 in them on Twitter (#5stardurban / @5stardurban)   A …

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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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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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Another Feather in Durban’s Cap!

Promotional Banners on Empty Pier on North Beach

Hot on the heels of several other recent accolades, Durban has just been listed at No.7 on the New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2015,  published on January 9 2015.  The New York Times describes the list as: “Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees and familiar cities offer new reasons …

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Durban, Africa’s Eastern Gem

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By Dan Booth – Business Traveller USA Always the bridesmaid, Durban seldom takes first place when one thinks of South Africa’s major urban centers; Johannesburg is the country’s magnet for international commerce and charming Capetown, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, claims the spotlight with its grandiose geography and …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 09/01/2015

By Dawn Rouse Photography

Our selection of the best pics of Durban and KZN 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 in them on Twitter (#5stardurban / @5stardurban)   A …

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The great canopy tours of KwaZulu-Natal

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22 Days of the Exceptional Zulu Kingdom – Day 21 Drakensberg Canopy Tour: Experience nature like never before as you slide through the forest canopy and enjoy a unique birds-eye view on the world around you.  Set within the magnificent Blue Grotto Forest, the Drakensberg Canopy Tour® is guaranteed to …

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