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Comrades ‘Carnival in Camperdown’ Spectators’ Spot

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This year’s Comrades Marathon up-run is on 31 May 2015.  You are invited to dress up ‘Carnival-Style’ to cheer on the approximately 20000 Comrades Marathon runners at the award-winning #NedbankGreenMile – the only official spectator point along the race route. In 2015, this carnival-themed 1600m #NedbankGreenMile, which has easy access …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 06/02/2015

By Wayne Danker (Righteous 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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R200m Call Centre opens in Durban

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The expansion of skills remains vital to the support offered by government to investors, says Trade and Industry (dti) Minister Rob Davies. The Minister, who was joined by King Goodwill Zwelithini, was speaking at the launch of the R200-million CCI Call Centres building in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday. The dti’s …

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Holiday Swap KZN Coming to SABC1 on the 9th Feb

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Holiday Swap KZN will be screening their very first episode on the 9th Feb at 18:00 on SABC1 Young and old are bound to enjoy watching the two teams of KZN Local Celebs as they experience a few of the mind blowing experiences on offer in KZN A note from …

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17 Young Loggerhead Turtles Head Out to Sea

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Last week, on Thursday, January 29th, 17 young Loggerhead Turtles were taken 5 nautical miles off Durban and returned to the warm Agulhas current. Well adapted for life in the open ocean, young turtles usually thrive for the first few years of their lives by floating in the open ocean …

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Beverly Hills and Oyster Box Favourites for the Super Rich

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In a list compiled from research done by the company New World Wealth showing SA’s luxury hotels with the highest number of multimillionaire visitor bookings annually, Durban did well – with the two Umhlanga landmark establishments ranking among the Crème de la Crème of South African hotels. The Beverly Hills Hotel, which has …

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Cuisine Crawl at The Oyster Box Hotel

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If you have never set foot into the Oyster Box Hotel; you better add it to your 2015 food adventures to-do list. I can confidently say this hotel is a pearl in Durban’s food scene. Recently I was invited to the Cuisine Crawl; where a group of us were taken …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 30/01/2015

By Carl Smorenburg 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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30 Things To Do for Valentine’s Day in KZN

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Armed with this nifty guide, there are finally no more excuses for a soggy Valentine’s. Whip out your notebooks, open your browsers, and get cracking on the most epic Valentine’s of your life! 1. Flights of Fancy For A Romantic Picnic Why not spoil your Valentine with a sumptuous, romantic …

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Blow Hair Bar – A New Era

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40-year-old Donovan Foti has recently claimed ownership of Blow Hair Bar, a funky neighbourhood salon that provides a one-on-one personal experience in a retro, laid back environment, in the heart of Glenashley.  “The Location is very important in choosing to buy any business, and this one was just right. Blow …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 23/01/2015

By Prakash Bhikha

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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Suncoast Towers Hotel appoints new Head Chef

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  Tsogo Sun’s Suncoast Towers hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandren Govender as Head Chef. In his new role he will be responsible for overseeing the hotel’s dining venue, room service, catering and culinary events, as well as further enhancing the hotels celebrated culinary offerings. “I’m thrilled …

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ThrowbackThursday: Durban’s Oldest Public Institution

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The Durban Botanic Gardens, Durban’s oldest public institution and also the oldest surviving botanic gardens in Africa, is situated in the leafy and busy suburb of Berea, Durban. The Durban Botanic Gardens was established to participate in the quest of Kew Gardens to establish a series of botanic gardens across the world …

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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

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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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