• Picture credit: Senzo Ntuli
Models: Samkelo Shinga & Samantha Jali

    AfroFuturism at the Durban Fashion Fair 2018!

    For four days from September 19-22, the Durban ICC and surrounds will be transformed into a fashion extravaganza for the seventh annual Durban Fashion Fair with its 2018 theme – “AfroFuturism” – which forms part of the main Durban Busines...

  • Balize Private Estate

    World Cup Rugby star involved with a property investment in the Sibaya Coastal Precinct

    Former World Cup Rugby player, Butch James is currently involved in a new high-end residential development, Balize Private Estate situated within the 1000-hectare mixed-use Sibaya Coastal Precinct. The Precinct is comprised of several nodes, each boa...

  • Durban Harbour

    Transnet Due to Commence DCT Berth Deepening Project

    Transnet’s forthcoming project to create deeper berths at Durban Container Terminal (DCT): Pier 2’s North Quay will enable the Port of Durban to accommodate newer generation container vessels by 2023. Addressing stakeholders at a business breakfast i...

  • Beach party

    The Secret is out this Sardine Season…

    With the aloes already blooming, the Sardine Season is about to reveal its secrets to those who cast their bets wisely. Traditionally, Sardine Season with its many festive events, reaches its pinnacle when little silvery fish make their way to the sh...

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    An Afternoon Of Decadence At Hilton Durban

    Few things satisfy the sophisticated section of your palate like an afternoon of decadence that can be experienced with the age-old tradition of an afternoon High Tea. The elaborate ritual made popular by Anna, Duchess of Bedford in the Victorian Era...

Showcasing Durban and KwaZulu-Natal


5 Star Durban is a glossy print tourism magazine and online community promoting the beautiful city of Durban and surrounding KwaZulu-Natal, highlighting the best that "South Africa's Playground" has to offer.

From accommodation and hotels, restaurants and bars, markets, shopping and entertainment to activities and things to do in Durban and surrounding KwaZulu-Natal - we cover it all!

Durban or eThekwini in Zulu (from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon"), is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. The Durban Metropolitan Area is the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. Durban is famous for being one of the busiest ports in Africa and the city is the main economic driver in KwaZulu-Natal, contributing over half of the province’s output and 15% of the national output of South Africa.

Durban South Africa is a very popular tourist city

Durban is a tourist’s paradise, known for its gorgeous coastline (“The Golden Mile”), warm subtropical climate and culturally diverse population. The warm Indian Ocean current, beautiful beaches and Durbanites’ fun-loving, outdoor culture has earned the city the nickname “South Africa’s Playground”

By 2030, Durban will be Africa’s most caring and liveable city.

We hope you enjoy your stay!
Kruger Park Safari Specialists

Latest 5 Star Durban Posts

Durban Cheese & Wine Festival 2018!

Durban Cheese & Wine Festival!

Come and enjoy a beautiful day out at Chris Saunders Park, on Sunday the 23rd of September for the first ever Durban Cheese & Wine Festival! With wines and cheeses from all over, there will be plenty to choose from to satisfy everyone’s palette. Wander through and try out various …

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Music with a view at White Mountain

Music with a view: KwaZulu-Natal’s only three-day acoustic music festival, White Mountain is known for its intimate, relaxed atmosphere and stunning setting.  Photo supplied.

Now in its 13th year, the annual White Mountain Festival is coming up from 27 to 30 September and is the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and unwind in a stunning setting while enjoying a three-day line-up of some of the best acoustic acts in the country. …

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AfroFuturism at the Durban Fashion Fair 2018!

Picture credit: Senzo Ntuli
Models: Samkelo Shinga & Samantha Jali

For four days from September 19-22, the Durban ICC and surrounds will be transformed into a fashion extravaganza for the seventh annual Durban Fashion Fair with its 2018 theme – “AfroFuturism” – which forms part of the main Durban Business Fair. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Durban Business Fair, eThekwini …

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Transnet Due to Commence DCT Berth Deepening Project

Durban Harbour

Transnet’s forthcoming project to create deeper berths at Durban Container Terminal (DCT): Pier 2’s North Quay will enable the Port of Durban to accommodate newer generation container vessels by 2023. Addressing stakeholders at a business breakfast in Durban on Tuesday, representatives of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), Transnet Port Terminals …

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Summer Park Umhlanga breaks ground

Summer Park Umhlanga breaks ground

Following the successful, first-ever residential online sales launch 9 months ago, Summer Park Umhlanga officially broke ground on Thursday, 16 August. Having started with an extremely positive reaction, with R60 million sold in 42 seconds of the online launch, Summer Park Umhlanga has not slowed down in sales, resulting in …

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