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Win 2 Double Tickets to the Durban Motor Show in November!

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– Competition now closed – – Congratulations to our two winners – Karen Crystal Naidoo and Chantel Van Der Merwe! Please email us at info@5stardurban.co.za for more info! – Win 2 Double Tickets to the Durban Motor Show in November! 5 Star Durban has 2 sets of double tickets to the Durban …

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A Giant 10th Birthday Halloween Celebration at uShaka

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Give your favourite little horrors a Halloween experience like no other where they will be sure to be shrieking with excitement. Celebrating the biggest and most ghoulish event, uShaka Marine World will be pulling out all the stops to make this Halloween a thrilling family experience to honour the parks …

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Durban Launches Bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

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South African Government is “engaged” in Durban bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games South Africa’s Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has claimed that hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022 would be a major stepping-stone to one day staging the Olympics.  Durban has launched a bid for the Commonwealth Games but Mbalula revealed the South African …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery – 26/9/2014

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery Our selection of the best pics of Durban and KZN submitted to us 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 …

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Dash in your heels for a great charity cause at The Pav!

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Dash in your heels for a good cause at The Pav! The Pavilion Shopping Centre is taking fashion to the next level with the launch of their Fashion Capital Campaign.  It will be a month full of glam starting off with some amazing activations and competitions that will run from …

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Durban to the Rescue

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A 24-year-old Filipino sailor was evacuated by a SAAF (South African Air Force) military helicopter off the coast of Durban after falling into the cargo hold of the ship he was working on – 50 nautical miles offshore. The man, who was on board the 225m bulk carrier Majorca, sailing from …

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Durban IS the next “Big Thing” in Africa!

World Routes is officially handed over to Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, hosting the event in 2015.

As a record-breaking World Routes event in Chicago draws to a close, the Chicago Department of Aviation and Choose Chicago have officially handed the event over to the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The 21st World Route Development Forum will take place in the KwaZulu-Natal’s coastal City of Durban, South …

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TOPS at SPAR Bierfest 2014

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Durban had its own ‘little Germany’ this weekend when TOPS at SPAR Bierfest came to town. It was my first time going, and I can’t believe how much fun I’ve missed out on! To start, you could feel the cheerful vibe from outside the tent, so when I walked in, I was …

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Gourmet Trip to London for One Lucky Learner!

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One lucky learner is one dish closer to a Gourmet Trip to London! Saturday, October 4th will see the National Finals of The Ultimate School Cook off Competition presented by The International Hotel School kick off at their Durban Campus, which is situated at 124 Jan Hofmeyr Road in Westville. …

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Holiday Selfie Photographer Anyone?

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Think of it as the next iteration of the family vacation paparazzi. For the rich, vacations with one travel company can now be booked complete with social media assistants. This person not only takes the photos, but makes sure you and your travel party appear in the most flattering angles …

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The Sweetest Spot in Africa

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KZN is the sugar bowl of Southern Africa, and with that comes some pretty awesome opportunity to experience fresh sugar cane products and sweeten our lives a little! In 1848 the first sugar cultivars were imported from Mauritius, and proved to be so successful that the first mill was built …

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uShaka Marine World wins Tourism Award!

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uShaka Marine World is making waves again! Last weekend, South Africa’s favourite theme park destination attended the Lilizela Tourism Awards and took home the Lifestyle and Cultural Award and Marine Adventure Award. These awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a …

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Tsogo Sun takes on all things Amashova!

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Tsogo Sun is getting into gear by working with the Shova organisers to ensure that the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic is once again a success. They have also been doing their practice laps for the main event which they will participate in on Sunday, October 12th. Riding the 106km …

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Guinness World Record Broken By IBV & The Supercar Club!

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Guinness World Record Broken By IBV International Vaults & the IBV Supercar Club! A Parade of 211 Super Cars, Sports Cars & luxury vehicles as well as motorcycles graced the streets and highways of the beautiful city of Durban on Sunday, all in support of the IBV Supercar Club Charity Parade.   …

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Water rations forecast if heat persists

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Brace yourself for dry weeks ahead and the possibilities of water restrictions. Dam levels in KwaZulu-Natal have fallen and below average rain is forecast for the months ahead. This means water rationing could be on the cards, Umgeni Water, the province’s main water provider has warned. Further salt to this …

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What Makes Rain Smell So Good?

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Step outside after the first storm after a dry spell and it invariably hits you: the sweet, fresh, powerfully evocative smell of fresh rain. If you’ve ever noticed this mysterious scent and wondered what’s responsible for it, you’re not alone. Back in 1964, a pair of Australian scientists (Isabel Joy …

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IBV Supercar Club Attempts World Record in Durban this Sunday

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It is not every day that the super-rich deploy their deliriously expensive and enviable supercars to ameliorate someone’s life and surpass world records while doing so. IBV Supercar Club is committed to making a discernible impact by driving a Guinness World Record supercar parade event in Durban on 21 September …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery – 19/9/2014

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery Our selection of the best pics of Durban and KZN submitted to us this week! We are extremely fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world and to call Durban our home.  So let’s brag a little and show the world just how beautiful …

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