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First KZN-Poland charter touches down

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Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) has partnered with Rainbow Tours, a tour operator in Poland, to bring tourists on charter flights to KZN. Akilanga Destination Management Company and Events is providing ground handling. TKZN CEO, Ndabo Khoza, on Thursday welcomed 250 Polish tourists to King Shaka International Airport. Khoza told Tourism Update …

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Stadium big cash cow for Durban

By Nils Fischer

Durban’s Moses Mabhida stadium is making millions of rands a year, thanks to the support of local residents. The stadium’s deficit has fallen from R34-million in 2012 to R13-million as a result. Manager Vusi Mazibuko described the R3.1-billion facility as the only “commercially active” 2010 World Cup stadium, with several …

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Bafana Bafana vs Sudan Game to Pay Tribute to Senzo

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In honour of the late Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain, Senzo Meyiwa, SAFA confirmed the move of the 2015 African Nations Cup Qualifier to Moses Mabhida Stadium last week. The game was moved to pay tribute to Senzo in his hometown. “We now urge the fans to …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 07/11/2014

By Andrew Harvard

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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La-Vue: Durban’s new 5 Star floating restaurant

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Want to do something different; get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living, then La-Vue is just what you need. Situated in Durban’s harbour, La-Vue is Durban’s first 5 star floating restaurant. I was recently invited to the pre-opening of La-Vue and am so impressed with how the …

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Roll-out soon for Durban’s City App

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From next Month eThekwini residents will, for the first time, be able to access their statements and lodge complaints on their smartphones and tablets. This will be done through the city’s new “app” that will be rolled out to the public at the beginning of November. In a report tabled before …

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The Good Food and Wine Show 2014

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Where there is food and wine, there is always a good time! Each year The Good Food and Wine Show brings something new to the table and this year it did not disappoint. I was left with a full belly and an appetite of kitchen inspiration as there was a …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 31/10/2014

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 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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The Pet Shop Boys are coming to Durban!

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Pet Shop Boys have sold over 50-million records worldwide, 300 000 in South Africa, achieved an overwhelming twelve top 10 studio albums, forty top 20 singles, four number one records, and received three Brit Awards and seven Grammy nominations. For the first time in music history, the pioneers of synth-pop …

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#DurbanThrowbackThursday – Moses Mabhida Stadium from Conception to Icon

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Named after stalwart of the armed struggle against apartheid Moses Mncane Mabhida , it is estimated that the creation of the Moses Mabhida Stadium injected some R155-billion directly and indirectly into the Durban region, creating an impressive 14 000 jobs which have positively impacted on low-income households. the stadium cost around R3.4-billion, …

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Shayamanzi – The Experience of a Lifetime!

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Honestly, I was a little apprehensive about the whole houseboat thing, not least of all because most of my experiences on boats and yachts have been uncomfortable and exhausting to say the least. (to my credit though – they were mostly ocean experiences in terrible weather) I’m not the easiest …

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R1.4 Billion Mall for Ballito

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Ballito on the burgeoning KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is set to get a R1.4 billion regional mall with leading developers and investors, the Menlyn Maine and Flanagan & Gerard consortium, acquiring Ballito Junction Shopping Centre together with the adjacent undeveloped land and development rights. The acquisition of the existing 11000m2 mall …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 24/10/2014

By @daneforman (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 Instagram/Twitter (#5stardurban / @5stardurban)   A …

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#DurbanThrowbackThursday The Famous Durban Playhouse

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The Playhouse Theatre This building was started as a picture palace in 1896, but was rebuilt in 1927 in Tudor Revival style and has a mock facade showing a Tudor town. There are five venues for performances. The Playhouse is the province’s premier theatre complex and is widely regarded as …

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KZN Sharks partner with eThekwini for Tourism

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The eThekwini municipality will form a partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union (Sharks) to promote Durban as an international tourist destination. A report tabled before the executive committee during a meeting at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday stated that the partnership would provide a platform through which Durban Tourism …

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Durban Beaches Closed on Shark Fears

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SOME of Durban’s most popular beaches may still be closed at the beginning of the city’s most profitable season after heavy storms and rough seas last week damaged shark nets, forcing the Ethekwini municipality to close them for safety. Many beaches in Durban and surrounding areas were closed off to …

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Many KZN Beaches Closed This Weekend As Storms Hit

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Durban – Beaches will be closed for the weekend and emergency teams warn residents that severe storms will hit KwaZulu-Natal. eThekwini Municipality’s Disaster Management Centre has received a weather advisory from the South African Weather Services warning of heavy rains in KZN’s southern and eastern regions. Municipal spokeswoman, Tozi Mthethwa, …

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