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South African Tourism (SA Tourism) acting CEO, Sthembiso Dlamini, has welcomed the news that international minors travelling to South Africa no longer require Unabridged Birth Certificates or consent letters when travelling with their parents. The announcement made by the Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi,  yesterday comes into effect immediately. All ports of entry, as well as the airline and maritime industries, have been informed following the signing of the waiver by Minister Motsoaledi on...

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The South African Young Wine Show gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of the current vintage. This year, Flagstone’s un-wooded Sauvignon Blanc claimed the competition’s most coveted General Smuts Trophy as 2019’s Best SA Young Wine. This is the second time Flagstone has achieved top honours as overall champion at the SA Young Wine Show, following 2010’s triumph with a Sémillon. In addition to the General Smuts Trophy, Flagstone’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc...

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South Africa is home to a passionate equestrian community. The horseracing industry alone contributes approximately R2,71 billion to South Africa’s annual GDP. Having taken inspiration from South African and internationally renowned elite equestrian and lifestyle estates, the Royal Shaka Property Group has officially launched Seaton’s first phase, The Club. Pushing the boundaries on estate living, The Club presents an unrivalled equestrian lifestyle with the introduction of KwaZulu-Natal’s first Olympic-sized indoor and outdoor arenas for show...

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Over the past 18 months Palm Lakes Estate on the North Coast has seen its property trade curve turn upwards with both the number and the value of properties being bought and sold increasing, says Tim Johnson, Principal of Seeff North Coast. “When this estate was initially launched just over 13 years ago it was unknown and was perceived to be a distant estate offering entry level affordability positioned “too far” from Ballito. However, with...

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It’s no secret that to date a rugby player calls for sacrifices and oodles of support… making these women truly remarkable in their own right. Read about who they are, from their careers and quirks to their favourite books and life mantras. Kate Lambie (28)   Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do: I grew up in Zululand and then the Natal midlands. I’ve been a primary school teacher for...

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Protea Hotels Fire & Ice! by Marriot arrives in KwaZulu Natal   Since its first appearance in the South African hospitality scene, the quirky Fire & Ice! Hotels brand has made its mark.  And now it’s moved into KwaZulu-Natal for the first time! The Fire & Ice! concept first came about because South African hotelier, Arthur Gillis, the founder of the iconic South African hotel company, Protea Hotels, realised that, while the average hotel was...

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Because we live in an area that boasts an abundance of monkeys, it’s easy to forget how lucky we are to co-exist with them!  That being said, we must not forget that we have taken over their natural habitat, forcing them to reside and forage in unforgiving urban settings. That’s where Monkeyland KZN steps in, offering a sanctuary to confiscated, exotic monkeys and enabling a mode of ecotourism that allows us to admire our furry...

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Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge officially opened this month, making it the first Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotel in KwaZulu-Natal and the fourth in South Africa. A highly anticipated addition to the brand’s fast-growing portfolio, it joins Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotels in Melrose Arch (Johannesburg), Cape Town and Menlyn (Pretoria). A short drive from King Shaka International Airport, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge is...

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Pinotage On Tap is coming around again! KZN folks, it’s that time of the year again – where the pinotage flows plentifully and the music never stops! The first 6 months of 2019 are officially done and dusted, signifying the start of Diemersfontein’s iconic Pinotage On Tap event!   There are certain highlights on anyone’s annual event calendar, such as your birthday, Christmas, Easter, a bucket-list overseas trip and so on, but for the avid...

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We got the inside scoop at six of Ballito’s best restaurants. We met with each head chef, chatted about their main dish on offer, and got to be food critics for the day! Here’s what went down…