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Pizza Hut Opens in Durban

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In September 2014, just under 3 years ago, Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc and the world’s largest pizza restaurant company entered the African market by opening its first store in South Africa and to date, has just over 190 stores successfully operating throughout the African continent. In …

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Starbucks prepares for its Durban opening!

Sane Nzuza, Siyanda Makatini, Thandanani Nxumalo, Carrington Lowe and Ziyaad Jaffar..

The countdown has begun for coffee lovers on the East Coast! Durban is the third city (after Johannesburg and Pretoria) to welcome Starbucks to sunny SA with the grand opening of the first store on Saturday, November 25 in Florida Road. Clive Liversage, Managing Executive for Starbucks in South Africa, …

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Hilton Durban Appoints Janine Fourie as Executive Chef

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Hilton Durban announced the appointment of Janine Fourie as executive chef. Markus Fritz, general manager, Hilton Durban, said, “We are excited to see what Janine can bring to our culinary team. Her versatility and passion for food will undoubtedly reflect positively on her peers and her extensive experience throughout the world will provide …

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Durban ICC Voted “Africa’s Finest” Once Again!

Durban ICC Chief Executive Officer, Lindiwe Rakharebe and Executive Chef John Moatshe receiving the World Travel Award for “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre.”

Service excellence is the heartbeat of the Durban International Convention Centre and this was once again affirmed at the 24th World Travel Awards – Africa Gala Ceremony where the Centre was crowned “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre”. This was the sixteenth time that the Centre won this title since …

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Sushi & The Spirit Of Japan At Greedy Buddha!

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Hailing from the Land of the Rising Sun, Sushi comes in many forms. Having existed for more than 200 years, Sushi is now a hit throughout the world. Renowned for their South East Asian cuisine, Greedy Buddha will be giving Durban diners an opportunity to try it out, by offering …

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Welcome Home – Hartford House: Perfection Five Times Over

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Hartford House is an incredible place, situated on a world class stud farm – boasting apple orchards, scenic views, lakes, expansive walking, riding and biking space and suites that will blow your mind, as well as a luxury spa and award-winning restaurant.  This is no ordinary luxury hotel… oh no, …

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Cornubia Mall Opening: Welcome to Cornubia Mall – where we meet for good

Ward Cllr Siya Thango with Darryl Mayers and Cllr Sipho Kaunda

MEC for KwaZulu Natal Human Settlements and Public Works, Mr Ravi Pillay, together with Darryl Mayers, Head of Investec Property South Africa and other City dignitaries, have officially opened the 65 000m² brand new Cornubia Mall near Mount Edgecombe, KZN. The Mall opened its doors amid much fanfare and excitement from shoppers and retailers alike …

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Croak Croak, The Fat Frog Has Landed

Barista Siyanda Sibulawa Preparing Coffee

Jenny Clarke and Claire Allan are rightly proud of their new venture, a bakery and coffee shop. By Ingrid Shevlin The Fat Frog Kitchen and Coffee Shop in Windermere road has been open for only two days when I pop in to chat to Jenny Clarke and Claire Allan about …

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SA’s oldest cycle race adds to city coffers and promotes tourism

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A study recently conducted by Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) on the economic impacts of the 2016 Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic revealed that up to R93,2million was injected into KZN’s coffers during the race period. Race organiser Annie Batchelder says, “The race continues to grow in appeal and popularity every year …

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SA Navy Ships Open to Public at Durban Port Festival

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This weekend the South African Navy will host public tours of two of its naval ships as part of the Durban Port Festival being held from Saturday, 09 to Sunday, 10 September. The festival is hosted by Transnet National Ports Authority, in partnership with eThekwini Municipality, MSC Cruises, African Marine …

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Celebrating Meat, And Meat Lovers This September

Bonga Shange founder and owner of Mashamplanez

From Farmers to Consumers, the Spiritual Vodka Shisanyama Festival Brings Meat Industry Together On September 2nd all the players in Durban’s dynamic meat industry come together for the city’s fastest growing international attraction – the Spritiual Vodka Shisanyama Festival presented by Durban Tourisma and Ukhozi FM. Farmers and abattoir staff, butchers, shisanyama …

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The Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill ft. Ataraxia Wine Pairing

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Chef Janine Fourie at The Big Easy by Ernie Els Durban created some truly delightful dishes for a wine pairing dinner with Ataraxia, wines by Kevin Grant. Situated within Hilton Durban – The Big Easy Durban really is one of my favourite locations for this type of dinner – and …

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Imbokodo Jazz Festival – A Celebration of Women in Jazz

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With Women’s Month on the horizon, female artists are set to dominate this year’s first annual Imbokodo Jazz Festival, which will take place against the backdrop of breath-taking harbour views at the N-Shed Cruise Terminal facility in the Port of Durban. The event is hosted by community based non-profit organisation, …

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Dump The Slump With The Pop Up Gym At Suncoast!

The latest fitness craze, popupgym, at Suncoast

South Africa’s latest fitness craze, popupgym™, founded by health and fitness guru Letshego Zulu and training partner, Khethiwe Mlangeni, is set to get Durbanites kicking and dancing their way back into shape this weekend at SUNCOAST! “Durban we are coming for you, make sure to get your tickets for the …

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The Collaboration of The Year #HartfordAt9th

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What an evening the “Hartford House In The City” collaboration at 9th Avenue Bistro was! The teams worked incredibly well together to bring us an absolute experience of a meal. From beginning to end every single dish on Chef Constantijn’s menu was carefully and superbly brought to life, as if by the …

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Unprecedented Durban demand leads to extra Disney On Ice show

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The overwhelming public response to the first ever season of Disney On Ice in Durban has led to an unprecedented sell out of this year’s show, The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! To accommodate public demand, leading local promoter, Showtime Management and the show’s producer, Feld Entertainment are pleased …

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Stacking up a treat – The Best Waffles In Town!

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A brand new eatery in uMhlanga is bound to thrill – With, in my opinion the very best waffles in Durban, Stacked Eatery is a quaint little spot, with trendy, minimalist decor and plenty of smiles on offer.  That minimalism belies the fact that there is a huge selection on …

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This Beer Tour Is On Point!

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Literally!  Robsons On Point – Robsons Real Beer is offering a fantastic tour of their brewery and it’s sure to delight craft beer lovers and newbies alike. I’m not ashamed to say that I like beer – as a girl it’s not always the most “posh” drink, but for me, …

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