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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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Comrades Marathon 2014

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Well done to all those who participated, and congratulations to Bongmusa Mthembu, from Bulwer, who won the Marathon in a time of 5:28:34 – the seventh-fastest down run in the race’s history. The Comrades Marathon is the world’s oldest and largest ultramarathon run over a distance of approximately 90 km …

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Hooters Athletics Club to hold social run with Zola Budd

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On Saturday the 31st of May the Hooters Athletics Club will be kicking off its first weekly run on the Umhlanga promenade. Zola Budd, veteran runner and face of the Hooters Athletics Club will be joining members of the public for the club’s first ever run before taking part in …

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Prime Circle – Sky Venue 23 May 2014

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Prime Circle, live and unplugged on the 31st floor of the Maharani in Durban. Sky Venue is just amazing – what a fantastic evening. Prime Circle’s new album “Let the Night In” is due for release in June.

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Prime Circle – Live and Unplugged at Sky Venue

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Durban fans of the band were treated to a rather different kind of show on Thursday. The intimate show, played at the absolutely stunning Sky Venue on the 31st floor of the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel was the kind of classy show one would expect from this spectacular venue, which …

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Durban’s Secret Treasure

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Next time you find yourself in Durban’s CBD, be sure to pop into Priority Zone. Its a magical place that will transform your outlook of our city immediately, I felt like Alice in Wonderland. Pack a lunch, meet clients for business or just come sit and enjoy the beauty and …

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Live Talent

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Last Saturday saw some of Durban’s finest up-and-coming musical talent performing at Live –The Venue’s North vs. South gig. The “band-off” featured some awesome local favourites from both north and south of the river, including Majozi, Fools of Fate, Gus Brown and Hours. True to Durban’s notorious reputation the event …

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Durban 1954 vs 2014

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Following the interest in the Cape Town and Johannesburg videos, Travelstart’s latest “Then and Now” video takes a look at the city of Durban, recreating scenes of the past in the same location 60 years later.

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Durban is Happy!

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Because we’re HAPPY in Durban! Featuring East Coast Radio’s Darren Maule, Damon Beard, Makhosi Khoza, Jane Linley-Thomas, Abi Ray, Deon Govender, Gabriel Sithole – and many other happy people from KZN! #DurbanIsHappy | Pharrell Williams #HappyDay

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all our Durban mums out there! Hope you get spoilt rotten today!  Have a look at this beautiful Mother’s Day video

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St James on Venice Mother’s Day Competition

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-Competition Closed- Spoil your mom this Mother’s Day with a free high tea for two at the St James on Venice Luxury Boutique Hotel, brought to you by 5 ★ Durban and the St James on Venice. To enter, please answer the following question: How many bedrooms does the St James on Venice Luxury Boutique Hotel have? Winners …

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SA Among Top Luxury Travel Destinations

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According to the 2014 Virtuoso Luxe Report, South Africa is near the top of the list of international luxury travel destinations. In a revelation sure to please many in the hospitality industry, South Africa placed second in the world in the annual survey of elite travel advisers. Second only to Italy as …

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