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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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Big Easy Turns One and Quite Deliciously So!

Big Easy Durban Menu

The Big Easy Durban Winebar & Grill by Ernie Els has just turned one, and to celebrate we joined Chef Janine Fourie for a taste of some new additions to the menu.  I can tell you – it was superb!  From Jalapeños to Carrot Cake – it was delicious, and all …

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Oyster Box Serves Tea…To Save Lives

Oyster Box High Tea

  Pink High Tea at OBH Think pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness in October and attend a pink-themed High Teas. Durban’s premier hotel property, The Oyster Box, joins forces with Le Creuset, CANSA and sister Red Carnation Hotel properties, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness …

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Quite the Pair!

Deageo Eversheds Whisky Pairing Evening

We are used to pairing wine with dinner, so why not whisky? Scotch whisky is by far the most popular type of whisky internationally and is made exclusively from grain, yeast and water.  The distilled liquid is lovingly matured in oak casks for a minimum of three years and this …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 23/09/2016

Beautiful beach sunrise

Our selection of the best pics from across Durban and our beautiful province of KZN this week! If you would like to have your awesome photos featured here, please send them to us by: – Email via info@5stardurban.co.za – Post them on our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/5stardurban – Or you can also …

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Essence Festival Durban – Passion, Inspiration & Power

Essence Festival Durban

Passion, Inspiration & Power These take centre stage at Africa’s first ever Essence Festival 2016 in Durban Tourism Month in Durban kicked off with the announcement of the first-ever Essence Festival Durban; a sister event to the annual Essence Festival New Orleans. The Essence Festival Durban will take place on …

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Max’s Lifestyle Restaurant Named One Of 207 Best by Condé Nast Traveler

max mqadi from max's lifestyle

eThekwini Municipality Mayor Zandile Gumede congratulates uMlazi based Max’s Lifestyle owner, Max Mqadi, for being named as one of the best 207 restaurants in the world. The accolade comes from an international luxury travel and lifestyle magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, reviewer Cherae Robinson. Robinson wrote in an article titled: “Where …

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First ever unicyclist enters Amashova for charity

Gray Braatvedt will compete on a unicycle

KZN Overport resident Gray Braatvedt has undertaken a challenge to compete in the 30th Tsogo Sun Amashova Race on a Unicycle. The veteran and experienced rider is the first ever unicyclist to enter the race to complete the 106km route in his attempt to raise R20 000 for the non-profit …

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Doing Business: First Class All the Way

hilton durban

The recently unveiled business lounge at Hilton Durban has us in awe of the attention to detail and sheer elegance, in true Hilton style.   Regular patrons of Hilton Durban will know that the experience is unsurpassed, and with new additions like their executive suites, renovated rooms, the esteemed Big …

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Hard Work Pays Off For Big Easy Durban Chef De Partie

Noel

Noel Kanyemba – Chef de Partie in the kitchen at the Big Easy Durban – is a master at juggling pots and pans, his studies and being a father-of-two. Kanyemba – who joined the Hilton Durban in the main kitchen in February 2012 – recently graduated from an internal three-year …

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Shisanyama Rocks Durban this Heritage Weekend

Shisa Nyama

This Heritage Weekend brings you the smokiest, flame grilled event, when the very first Shisa Nyama Festival lands at People’s Park East, Moses Mabhida Stadium. Seven of the KZN’s most legendary open-flame chefs stoke the coals side-by-side, offering visitors eKasi cuisine in South Africa’s biggest shisanyama spectacle. Finalists in the Shisa …

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SurfSup Yoga is what’s up this Spring!

SurfSup Yoga

If by now you haven’t spotted Lauren Crichton’s yoga classes popping up all over Durban, you must be a fan of sleeping in! SurfSup Yoga is barely a year old and already has Durbanites eagerly flocking to different outdoor spaces around the city to attend their classes and retreats. Ask …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 16/09/2016

Early morning at Wilson's Wharf

Our selection of the best pics from across Durban and our beautiful province of KZN this week! If you would like to have your awesome photos featured here, please send them to us by: – Email via info@5stardurban.co.za – Post them on our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/5stardurban – Or you can also …

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Heritage Month Braai Tips From My Chef – Heritage Day 2016

Heritage Day 2016

Heritage Day 2016 As you well know, Heritage day is coming up and South Africans are celebrating our Heritage Day with good old fashioned braais, friends and family. During the month of September, My Chef are running a competition where you could stand the chance to win a gourmet braai …

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