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#ThrowbackThursday The movie ZULU’s 50 year anniversary


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


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


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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Tourism Minister announces INDABA 2015


Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has announced that Africa’s Top Travel Tradeshow, INDABA 2015, will take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban from 9 to 11 May next year. INDABA is the biggest platform for African tourism businesses to meet global buyers of their products and …

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Durban Officially a New7Wonders City!

Durban Harbour at night

With much excitement, Durban has been chosen as one of the New7Wonders Cities, organizers announced Sunday night in Dubai. Bernard Weber, founder and president of New7Wonders contest, said the results are based on votes. “They will now be checked, validated and independently verified. Once the verification process has been completed, …

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Rare Twin Elephants Born in KZN

Twin Elephants are rare - Durban - Pongola - KZN - KwaZulu Natal

Rare twin elephants have been born at the Pongola Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal a few hours from Durban. The twins were born to a 31-year-old elephant cow named Curve, and their gender has yet to be determined. She has yet to allow anyone near the elephants, said the Park. Scientific …

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Durban to shine yet again on the global stage

Surfing Waves Water Action

Durban Tourism is to spend almost R22 million to partner again with the National Geographic Society to market the city around the world. The eThekwini Municipality on Tuesday approved the three-year agreement, which Phillip Sithole, head of the city’s tourism, said had been planned for. In a report, the city’s …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 05/12/2014 – 5 Star Durban

Wilson's Wharf Durban

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 – Post them on our facebook page – Or you can also tag us in them on Twitter (#5stardurban / @5stardurban)   A …

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Durban Land Sea and Air Festival Returns in 2015!


On Friday 21 and Saturday 22 March this year, and as part of the popular and successful KZN Winter Air Series, Durban hosted one of South Africa’s most exciting aviation events – the Durban Land Sea and Air Festival. Supported by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government and the eThekwini Municipality, the …

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Christmas is a Big Deal at uShaka!


This festive season, uShaka is a one stop fun destination with a difference. So, enjoy a summer’s day full of insane laughter, epic instagram uploads, sensational selfies – and even more splashing good excitement. Combo deals are the new cool – Now, you not only have nine hours of excitement …

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Durban Festive Season Campaign Launched


It is going to be a bumper festive season in Durban, as almost one million visitors are expected to land on our shores to enjoy a sunsational and memorable summer holiday. This year the Municipality has embarked on an intensive marketing campaign to attract visitors from all over the world, …

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Dusi changes stance on key boat weight rule


Pietermaritzburg – With the 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon starting to attract the attention of the top paddlers in the country, the race organisers have shifted their stance on the critical rule governing the weight of kayaks. The Dusi rules state that every K1 kayak must weight a minimum of 12 …

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FNB backs SA’s biggest surfski series for 2015


Durban – The east coast of South Africa has a reputation globally of being a surfski paddler’s paradise and the country’s biggest surfski series, the Marine Surfski Series is set to reach new heights in 2015 after banking giant First National Bank (FNB) recently confirmed their generous support of the …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 28/11/2014

By Mad Hatter 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 – Post them on our facebook page – Or you can also tag us in them on Twitter (#5stardurban / @5stardurban)   A …

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The Oyster Box ‘Brings It On’ For Festive Season


“The festive season at The Oyster Box is always a highlight of the year and 2014 will be no different,” says General Manager, Wayne Coetzer. “It gives us an ideal opportunity to showcase our beautiful facilities, our restaurants and offer a selection of memorable events the hotel is renowned for. …

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Municipality plans new look for Bluff Beaches!


The Municipality is planning a new look for the Bluff beaches and will be hosting public meetings in the South Durban Basin this week to discuss a proposed plan to upgrade the Bluff beaches, ie. The Cuttings, Treasure Beach, Brighton Beach, and Ansteys Beach. The first meeting takes place tomorrow …

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Aquafest to bring the beats to New Beach this December


Nothing can beat Aquafest – SA’s biggest beach party. In partnership with Hunters eXtreme, Aquafest is back on the Durban beachfront for the second time this year, turning up the heat at New Beach on Saturday, December 20th from 2pm – 2am. An array of 30 local Durban DJ’s together …

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