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Entries open for prestigious 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards


The Lilizela Tourism Awards help to spur the country’s global competitiveness and create tourism businesses of excellence South African Tourism has announced that entries for the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards are now open until 15 May 2015. Consumer voting is also open to the members of the public, and will close on …

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Millions Invested in Umhlanga Beach Tourism


Tens of millions of rands are being invested in Umhlanga below the ridge with a new tower development at Protea Hotel Umhlanga that will see the hotel double its capacity from 120 rooms to 240. Construction crews have already broken ground on the new 15-storey tower that should welcome its …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 21/11/2014

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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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A Music Treat for Durban!


Durban’s vibrant weekend ahead,  combined with  the world renowned John Legend,  All of Me World Tour and the Legendary 7th Crown Gospel Music Awards is set to bring in over R24 million direct visitor spend  into the local economy of the City. The John Legend ticket sales were sold out …

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The Most Romantic Day Ever


With our anniversary coming up, (and Mr.’s birthday two days later)  I really wanted to treat the special man in my life to an unforgettable and even ridiculously awesome day . I settled on the idea of a romantic picnic, but soon discovered that it would simply take far too …

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La Vue Floating Restaurant Gallery


We were wowed by La Vue, Durban’s luxury floating restaurant, and the largest floating restaurant in South Africa – are you? Please Call Derek Matuku to book! 078 460 6195 Email: Or 062 450 3170 /  

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Durban Motorshow – A rush for young and old

So many classic cars on display, it was a feast!

Held recently here in sunny Durbs was the annual Durban Motorshow. This year saw fewer new car brands and less marketing related stuff, and much, much more palpably awesome older cars – from American muscle to German executive timeless charm.  There were so many activities that i’m sure any kid …

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Johnny Clegg & Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Music at the Lake

Another Gem by the master of event photography - Al Nicol

Genuinely the experience of a lifetime this month at the Botanical gardens in Durban – the oldest botanical gardens in South Africa! The show put on for us was one that is truly unforgettable – with the first ever collaboration between these two iconic musical influences throughout the past and …

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Durban strengthens ties with Sister City Antwerp


Stemming from the excellent Sister City relationship between Durban and Antwerp in Belgium, a delegation of about 30 high-level government officials and business leaders from Antwerp is currently in eThekwini to discuss various areas of cooperation including trade and economic development. The two-day trade mission to Durban by the Chamber …

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TopGear Festival returning to Durban in 2015!


The Top Gear Festival is returning to sunny Durban on 13-14 June 2015 with a completely revolutionised Stadium Design. Top Gear Festival Durban is tarmacking or ‘asphalting’ the entire Moses Mabhida football pitch to create an EPIC racing playground that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Visitors …

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Durban cracks top 25 for World’s Highest Rated Hotels!

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Durban cracks the top 25 list for World’s Highest Rated Hotels! Global hotel booking site has just released the results of its Travel Smarts study, which looks at destinations with the highest-rated hotels in the world based on nearly 7 million customer reviews.  South Africa performed very well, with 2 …

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eThekwini Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week


In recognition of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), eThekwini Municipality in partnership with KPMG and Shanduka Black Umbrellas will be hosting a number of business seminars around the City from 17 – 23 November in 2014. The aim of these seminars is to promote small businesses in the City and …

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King Shaka Airport gets new luxury lounge


Durban’s King Shaka International Airport has introduced its new executive airport lounges, the R5m Umphafa VIP lounge. Lounge operator, Menzies Aviation, which is also responsible for ground handling and safety at more than 16 airports in Africa, has upped the luxury stakes by creating the only lounge for high-end travellers …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 14/11/2014


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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Calling on Durbanites to rally behind Bafana Bafana


EThekwini Mayor, Cllr James Nxumalo, calls on all citizens of the City to come out in their numbers and rally behind Bafana Bafana, when they take on Sudan in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifier, on Saturday, 15/11/14. The qualifier game was moved from Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium to …

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Fudart’s Streatery


This Sunday I was able to enjoy the sunny weather at a new streatery that has been started by Nadia Adams, former chef from the Greedy Buddha. Nestled in a quiet street in Durban’s Precinct area, just outside the Cool Runnings Jamaican bar; bright painted walls, reggae music and tables …

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