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Five Ladies You Didn’t Know Were Born in Durban


Here are five lovely ladies we bet you didn’t know were Durbanites! Lara Logan: Lara Logan is a Durban-born television and radio journalist, and war correspondent who’s been an inspiration for women in journalism. We don’t see much of her in South Africa, having started her career as a reporter for Durban’s …

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Durban in Pictures


Our first mash up of “Durban in Pictures” taken from featured images of Durban on Instagram Remember to mention, tag, or hashtag “5StarDurban” in your pics, and you could be in our next video! Special thanks to the following instagramers: @Kylesimmo94 @Lehandt @hamish_lovemore1 @sufyannkhan335 @masi_hijabi @lukepcoughlan @mmstadium @joswalker @slendabear @tatycute …

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Give your body what it wants!


Nando’s latest “Give your body what it wants!” set of TV ads are absolutely hilarious and just what we’ve come to expect from this witty, tongue-in-cheek chicken company See them both here:  

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I am Durban


This absolutely amazing time-lapse film of Durban was created by Kierran Alan and Matt Wilkes. “After a year of shooting in and around the Durban area Matt Wilkes and myself Kierran Allen were finally done! We felt that we had what we needed to showcase Durban in a unique way! …

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Some urban wildlife spotted out and about in beautiful Durban – mongoose at Durban View Park in Umhlanga

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Umgeni River Bird Park – A Beautiful Display


The Umgeni River Bird Park was designed and built by Dr Alan Abrey. It is situated in an old quarry site which used to contain water and was visited by Alan as a young boy growing up in Durban. When looking for a bird park site, he remembered it as …

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Umhlanga, a Brief History


Umhlanga – the charming, trendy resort town on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal just north of Durban city is known today as the oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city, and is the destination of choice for many. Umhlanga boasts prestigious luxury hotels, breathtaking beaches, and some of the …

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Durban Fun Season Advert


Durban Tourism advert promoting Fun Season holiday specials in Durban. Fun Season is a period between April and July which is filled with Fun events and activities in the City of Durban during this winter period in the rest of South Africa.

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Durban wins the IBM Smarter City Challenge


THE CITY of Durban has won the IBM Smarter City Challenge that will see IBM experts providing expertise and working with the city’s leadership to develop a roadmap to a smart city which is aligned to the economic development and job creation plan for the City. IBM will provide technical …

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King Shaka Int’l Airport among best in the world


Durban’s King Shaka Int’l Airport scores well at the World Airport Awards 2014, taking 3rd place in the “World’s Best Domestic Airports” category behind Tokyo International Airport Haneda and Shanghai Hongqiao Int’l Airport. King Shaka Int’l also secured 2nd place in “World’s Best Airports Serving Under 5 Million Passengers” just …

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Northern KZN ranger imitating bird calls


Amazing bird call imitations by Sonto Tembe, a ranger for more than 30 years at Ndumo Game Reserve in Northern KZN, seen here demonstrating his talent to Scott Ramsey of ‘Year in the Wild’ (

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R45m bail-out plan for Durban Country Club


Six “old Natal families” are putting up R45 million to ensure the future of the Durban Country Club. Haemorrhaging members and R30m in debt, the club’s trustees – who include Howard Buttery, Allan van der Veen and Harish Metha, with concerned “old Natal and Durban” families – have put together …

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