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Hotel Izulu Welcomes Paul Cluver to August Wine Market

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The 5-star http://www.hotelizulu.com/ – Hotel Izulu in Ballito will host one of its popular wine market events on 24 August from 12:00 in conjunction with Paul Cluver and promises to be a memorable day for the whole family. Five unique Paul Cluver wines have been selected to accompany the decadent menu of Hotel …

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The Morning Trade

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The Morning Trade is a weekly food market which is located in Morrison Street, Rivertown – Durban’s newest community- orientated Arts & Culture precinct. Join us every Sunday to shop for farm fresh ingredients, delectable homemade specialties, fresh cut flowers, top quality meats and wholesome, locally produced food – or …

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SA on Tap Craft Beer Festival

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Having tasted many different brews and indulged in gourmet food in between; my stomach resembled a beer barrel when leaving the SA On Tap Craft Beer Festival! Walking through the gates, the laid-back atmosphere immediately made me want to call up all my friends and say “Hey! Meet me here!”; …

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Masterclass Cooking Lessons with Andrew Draper

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Andrew writes: I AM HUMBLED by how well these cooking demonstrations have been received. Thank you all so much, for all your support, and I am so appreciative for the people who have already booked for this month’s demonstrations without even having seen the menus yet. With lots of new friendships …

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Durban welcomes The Morning Market

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From inland to the coast, Durban is home to many quirky artisan, hobby and food markets. Now there is a new one joining the market family. The Morning Trade launched this past Sunday at the new Rivertown Precinct in Morrison Street. Location, location, location Nuzzled in the heart of Durban …

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Foodies Indulge at the annual Taste of Durban

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Food festivals are seriously underrated. As a first timer at the annual Pick ‘n Pay Taste of Durban last weekend, I expected nothing more than your average food market: some eats to sample and buy, the occasional pop-up cafe, perhaps some wine-tasting thrown into the mix. But I was pleasantly …

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5 Star Durban Inaugural Issue

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Our inaugural issue of the quarterly 5 Star Durban Magazine for August/September/October is now available in digital format too! Click the magazine cover image above to open the magazine reader.

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Hotel Izulu Announces New Executive Chef

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The 5 star Hotel Izulu, situated in Ballito, Kwa-Zulu Natal is proud to announce that Jennifer du Toit has taken up the position as Executive Chef heading up the hotel’s culinary team.   Jennifer will now create and present new food and wine offerings at the renowned Gigi’s Brasserie, in …

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KZN Food Heroes Star at The Oyster Box

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“KwaZulu-Natal is a treasure chest of amazing produce.  Sourcing fresh produce locally, in an ethical way for use in our kitchens, is first prize for the Chefs at The Oyster Box. The closer to home the food is produced, the fresher it is, the less packaging is involved, the more …

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Wine O’Clock Hits KZN

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The Mercury Wine Week is KZN’s largest and longest standing wine show. In its 36th year, this sumptuous event has wine lovers from across the province thirsty for the illustrious array of Cape grapes. Hundreds of wines from the vineyards of the West will be exhibited under one roof and …

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‘The Big Screen’ Takes To The Runway For The Races

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“We’re on the list,” I told the suited security, still in near disbelief – the four words that became my induction into an evening of glamour and high fashion. VIP access to the Durban July Preview Fashion Show is hardly an offer one can refuse and it quickly became a …

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Mr Price Pro Day 1

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A collection of highlights and free surfing from the Mr Price Pro Ballito Day 1, courtesy of Nic Aberdein Photography. For more great pics check out his facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/NicAberdeinPhotography

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Catch Some Culture This Winter

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It’s a fact: Durban doesn’t know how to ‘winter’. Instead of snow, we have clear blue skies. Rather than sub-zero temperatures, our thermometers barely brush the single digits. Our beaches are stiller warmer than their western cape counterparts are in the summer! It’s the warmest place to be: South Africa’s …

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First Snow of the Season falls in KZN

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Snow has fallen in parts of Kwazulu-Natal this weekend, including Mooi River and the Dargle Valley, with more light snow on the way, say forecasters. Mike Frew took these snaps in the Drakensberg. Send us your snow pics to info@5stardurban.co.za Pics by Mike Frew (Instagram:@frewbru)

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Sk8Shades – Durban Upcycler Takes the World by Storm

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“Necessity leads to invention is what I was always told.” In the case of Dave de Witt, a new pair of sunglasses was all it took. One of South Africa’s best skateboard ramp builders, Dave has taken his love for skateboarding and turned it into a creative and stylish business …

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St James on Venice Father’s Day Breakfast Competition

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-Competition closed- Following on from the success of the Mother’s Day High Tea Competition, the St James on Venice has handed us a voucher to give away for a free breakfast for you and your dad this Father’s Day. Kick off Father’s Day in style by spoiling your dad with …

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