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KwaZulu-Natal on Horseback

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22 DAYS OF THE EXCEPTIONAL ZULU KINGDOM – DAY 9 The love of horses is shared by many in KZN, and nothing can quite come close to an experience on horseback… Experience the South Coast on horseback: SELSDON PARK ESTATE offers rides through the unspoilt beaches, lush coastal forests with …

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Hluhluwe – A Safari Wonderland

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22 DAYS OF THE EXCEPTIONAL ZULU KINGDOM – DAY 8 Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park The oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa. It consists of 960 km² (96,000 ha) of hilly topography 280 kilometres (170 mi) north of Durban in central Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is known for its rich wildlife and …

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Giba Gorge : Fun For Everyone

The beautiful Giba Gorge

22 DAYS OF THE EXCEPTIONAL ZULU KINGDOM – DAY 7 The Giba Gorge Nature Reserve is 72ha in extent and comprises predominantly scarp forest and grasslands. There are a number of scenic walks through the reserve. Managing Agency: eThekwini Municipality Type: Nature Reserve Facilities: Self-guided trails (Although there are currently …

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Experience: Sani Pass

Sani Pass has so many activities for you!

22 DAYS OF THE EXCEPTIONAL ZULU KINGDOM – DAY 6 The tight zig-zagging curves of Sani Pass, one of the most magnificent mountain passes in South Africa, ascend through the sheer cliffs of the Drakensberg, linking KwaZulu Natal to the independent country of Lesotho. The route is also known as …

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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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Durban Green Corridor – How to max-out the enjoyment

The beautiful Blue Lagoon, Umgeni River in the Durban Green Corridor

22 Days of the EXCEPTIONAL Zulu Kingdom – Day 5 The Durban Green Corridor is a service point for Eco tourists looking for authentic, unique and exciting nature experiences within the city of Durban. Durban Green Corridor specializes in information and reservations for leisure and outdoor activities ranging from exciting …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 19/12/2014

By @scufforama (Twitter)

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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Durban – The City of Fun

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22 days of the exceptional zulu kingdom – day 4 Many will know that the sunny city boasts the amazing Ushaka marine world, the fantastically photogenic Moses Mabhida Stadium, the incredible – world class beach promenade, and the beaches of course – but we want to give you the inside …

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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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Birds Of Prey In KwaZulu-Natal

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22 days of the EXCEPTIONAL Zulu Kingdom – Day 2 KwaZulu-Natal is home to an impressive array of indigenous birds of prey species; boasting Hawks, Owls, Kestrels, Falcons, Kites, Vultures, Buzzards & Secretary Birds, among others. KZN features two major Birds of Prey centers; African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Lion …

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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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Surf ironman set to thrill Umhlanga beach festival

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The Umhlanga Summer Festival will play host to the inaugural Ocean Heroes Surf Ironman Series in December with the best male and female athletes committing to establish this popular spectator sport in South Africa and further the aims of three important local causes The series is driven by Wade Krieger, …

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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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Durban – Cotton On’s biggest store in the WORLD opens in Gateway!

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As Cotton On continues to grow its global footprint, the Australian-based retailer remains committed and invested in expanding its South African fleet, opening its largest ever store on the Friday, 12 December in KwaZulu-Natal’s Gateway Shopping Centre. Born to deliver the right product at the right price, Cotton On provides …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 12/12/2014

By 663Mbali (Twitter)

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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#ThrowbackThursday The movie ZULU’s 50 year anniversary

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Earlier this year, on the 10th June, a red carpet, star studded gala screening of the new digitally re-mastered, wide screen version of the iconic movie, Zulu, celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its release at The Odeon Leicester Square, London. The film, which chronicles the events at the Battle of …

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Durban Awarded Prestigious Global Status

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The City of Durban is now an Official New 7 Wonder City of the World, together with other leading cities like Beirut, Doha, Havana, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz and Vigan. His Worship the Mayor, Cllr James Nxumalo eagerly expressed that this achievement is a great honour for the City of …

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Wahooz set to WOW this December

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Grab a lei and grass skirt and hula through a taste sensation of Malibu, lychee liqueur, white tequila, cranberry, lemon and orange juice with a signature uShaka Shaker cocktail. Alternatively, enjoy a balmy afternoon sipping an African Bramble, a smooth blend of sophisticated gin, Van der Hum, lemon juice and …

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