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CELEBRATE WORLD CAKE DAY – WITH VEGGIES!

Big Easy Carrot Cake

Cake-aholics can have their cake and eat it on World Cake Day on Saturday, 26th November! It is the perfect excuse to visit your favourite coffee shop, bake one of your family favourites or pop out and buy something decadent to enjoy for tea. Historians trace the origins of cake …

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The epitome of experiential dining – Afternoon Tea at Jeera

Jeera Afternoon Tea

For better or worse experiential dining has taken the culinary world by storm, with restaurants around the globe adopting a more interactive experience for diners. Restaurants have even gone so far as to offer “the experience” as their only real calling card – but lets not forget just how truly …

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Essence Festival Durban delivered an unprecedented experience

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Essence Festival Durban delivered an unprecedented experience to residents of Ethekwini , South Africa and global visitors with an all-encompassing lifestyle and empowerment showcase. Free and open to the public, the inaugural festival was received with overwhelming support as over 40 thousands patrons descended to the Durban ICC and DEC …

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Return of Mauritius to Durban Yacht Race!

Ocean racing at its best, Yes Girl from Cape Town is seen pictured pounding into a swell during this year’s Vasco da Gama Ocean Race. Point Yacht Club announced the return of the Mauritius to Durban race that will take place mid-year 2017. Pic by Sophie Thompson

Announcement of Mauritius to Durban Yacht Race Mauritius: Saturday 17 June Adding to the festivities of the magnificent milestone in their 125th anniversary year, the Point Yacht Club is delighted to announce the return of the Mauritius to Durban race. This will be the seventh edition of the challenging race that is due …

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Countdown to the biggest festival in Durban

Essence Festival Durban

With five days until the inaugural ESSENCE Festival Durban kicks off at the sunny community of eThekwini, final preparations are in full steam as the city prepares for the biggest festival of its kind to hit “South Africa’s Playground” From 8 to 13 November, Durban will be buzzing with excitement and …

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KwaZulu-Natal and Dube TradePort welcome Air Namibia

Air Namibia Aircraft Receives Water Salute At King Shaka International Airport

On Sunday the 30th of October 2016, Durban’s King Shaka International Airport welcomed the inaugural flight of Air Namibia. The airline is now flying a four times weekly Windhoek – Gaborone – Durban schedule, with flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The airline will be servicing this route with …

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The winners! 2016 Illovo Café Society Awards

Niki Mkhize, Maarten Spoelstra, Marian Macaskill, Craig Charity, Abigail Ormsby

On Tuesday, 25th of October 2016, KwaZulu-Natal’s top coffee cafe owners and baristas gathered at the 2016 Illovo Café Society Awards at the Bellevue Café in Kloof. The event that has been proudly sponsored by Illovo Sugar SA for the past 16 years, the awards are a collaboration between Illovo …

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Pintxada – A Taste Of Spain & Something New Every Day

Chef Dan Evan's special treat

PINTXADA (pronounced PIN-CHA-DA) Not exactly a new kid on the block – Pintxada has been delighting the few that know the true joy of Tapas style dining in Durban for some time now.  Spanish style dining is something that, once experienced, will become a favourite. Pintxada has a magnificent feel …

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Don Julio brings Day of the Dead Festival to South Africa

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Don Julio Tequila presents Day of the Dead festival, to be hosted for the first time in South Africa this Halloween. On Saturday, the 29th October, three of the country’s major cities, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town will join in the globally acknowledged holiday across different countries, to pay homage to the dead. The …

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A Dose Of Spooky – My Chef Halloween

my chef halloween

Monday the 31st is Halloween – why not impress young and old with this special selection from the crafty crowd at My Chef?  Orders close on Wednesday 10 am for Friday delivery – so hurry! I know I can’t wait for the Skull Biscuits and extra cool Goodie Bags – …

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Butcher Block Opens in Florida Road

Butcher Block Florida Rd Launch

“A Cut Above the Rest” Butcher Block partner, Jay Ramnundlall, indicated that the recent launch of the new Florida Road Butcher Block restaurant, situated in one of Durban’s most popular entertainment hubs and part of a culinary destination, is the perfect location for this prestigious brand. “It will be service, …

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Big Easy Durban & De Toren Wow With Spectacular Pairing Event

Big Easy Durban

The Big Easy Durban and De Toren Wines really made an impression with their pairing event, coupling great boutique wines with the pure artistry that is the culinary expertise of Janine Fourie. The De Toren vineyard is perched between 200 and 400 metres above sea level on the Polkadraai Hills near …

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The Big Easy Durban Launches New Menus

The Big Easy Wine Bar and Grill

New Menus launched at The Big Easy Durban: The Big Easy Wine Bar and Grill is a place to relax, meet friends and enjoy some of life’s extravagances.  The Wine Bar offers an expansive selection of South African premier wines along with fine whiskies, craft beers and some of the …

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Durban Diwali Festival 2016

Durban Diwali Festival

As Hindus around the world get ready to celebrate the festival of lights, the Durban Diwali Festival (DDF) 2016 promises to welcome Diwali 2016 with a bang! Preparations for DDF are well under way at the South Africa Hindu Maha Sabha, who together with their affiliates, have complied a programme …

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It’s Orchid Showtime In November

Orchids Durban

Avid orchid fans are in for a treat in November when these stunning plants are put in the spotlight at the Natal Orchid Society’s annual Spring Orchid Show. Orchid enthusiasts need to diarise Saturday 5 November (from 10.15am to 4pm) and Sunday 6 November (from 9am to 3pm) to view …

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Gateway Gives Back – Charity Dinner & Auction

Robin Hood Foundation

Gateway Theatre of Shopping in support of The Robin Hood Foundation are hosting a charity dinner and auction on the 19th October at 6:30pm at Beluga to help raise funds for the ‘Choose Your Shoes’ campaign. “Gateway is proud to host the event to raise funds for the much needed …

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