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When you prefer knots to km/h…


The 5 Star Durban “Crew” were recently treated to a Durban Harbour tour by Boating World.  We found ourselves on board one of their many offerings, a pre-loved Riviera 37.  Now before I bore you with boat-speak – it was only a two hour tour, and by the end of …

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Durban – We’ve done it!


The announcement was made this morning! The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in Durban! After a long anxious wait, Durban has finally been confirmed as the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. South Africans & Durbanites, young and old, should feel a great sense of pride in the city. …

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Durban Best City for Work

Aerial view of Durban city and harbour

JOBSEEKERS are more likely to strike employment luck in Durban than in Cape Town or Johannesburg, figures released last week show. eThekwini’s official unemployment rate stood at 16.5% compared with Johannesburg’s (26.2%) and Cape Town’s (22.6%), according to Statistics SA’s quarterly Labour Force Survey. Nelson Mandela Bay has the highest …

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Hanekom: We need to change visa requirements to save tourism

Tourism Minister: Derek Hanekom

The tourism minister, Derek Hanekom, has told Talk Radio 702’s John Robbie that cabinet has appointed a task team to look into the damage being caused to tourism by tough new entry requirements imposed by the home affairs minister, Malusi Gigaba. Gigaba has stood by his regulations, dismissing claims by …

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Vodacom Durban July 2015 – Over R250m spent by visitors

Horse racing closeup action of jockeys horses on race track

Restaurant owners, players in the hospitality sector and hawkers are smiling all the way to the bank after more than 70 000 revellers descended on the coastal City of Durban for Saturday’s Vodacom July horse racing event, and splashed a whopping R250 million on alcohol, food and accommodation. “This is …

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Cardboard Boat Racing

The 12th edition of the prestigious Durban International Boat & Lifestyle Show, South Africa’s biggest boating and outdoor lifestyle event on and around water, will be taking place at the Durban Marina over the weekend of 17 to 19 July 2015. The show presents a variety of marine craft, from one …

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Floats of Fancy


Originally in 5 Star Durban Magazine – June – August 2015 Whilst the rest of the country suffers in the icy grip of winter,  Durban boasts sunny, warm tropical July holiday weather, perfect to soak up the sun and get that tan back! It’s the ultimate time of year to …

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Uganda best exhibitor at tourism Indaba 2015

Indaba 2015 ICC

Uganda has scoped the best African exhibitor at the tourism fair, Indaba 2015 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Indaba is one of the leading tourism marketing events in Africa and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global tourism calendar. The announcement was made at the …

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