• Granada Sq. L. Havana

    Granada Square’s new look and feel is complete!

    Following months of renovations, Granada Square unveiled their stunning new look and feel on Friday, August 30th.   Having been a landmark in uMhlanga for the past 30 years, Granada Square is both a well-known and well-loved community shopping c...

  • Inaugural Durban ICC Leadership Summit featuring Bishop TD Jakes Launched

    Inaugural Durban ICC Leadership Summit featuring Bishop TD Jakes Launched

    The possibility of a new era of creating further economic opportunities for South Africans is now on the horizon after the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) officially launched its inaugural Durban ICC Leadership Summit featuring Bi...


    It is a journey back in time, with Concours d’ Elégance Durban, as the second annual competition of elegance returns to the city. Steeped in tradition, as one of the most distinguished classic car showcases in the world, Concours d’ Elégance Durban c...

  • The Estuary Hotel & Spa

    The Estuary Hotel & Spa – A South Coast Gem!

    Pristine beauty is a rare thing to speak of in today’s mass produced obsessed culture. The Estuary Hotel & Spa is one of those beautiful gems of pristine beauty, no instagram filter needed, found right here on our stunning South Coast of KZN. Sur...

  • Oysters, naked topped with caviar onion & fennel vinegarette - Surfriders Cafe

    Top 5 Culinary Choices This Valentine’s Day!

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought of putting together our choice of top 5 eateries for Valentine’s Day  2019. Dating back to the 5th century Valentine’s Day has always been a day dedicated to love, be it with a partner, your bes...

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

Celebrate a South African Christmas at uShaka Marine World

Animal behaviourist, Corrine Joseph with Kelpie who is one of the Dolphins by Starlight stars

Celebrate Christmas this year with Durban’s most festive family – the dolphins at uShaka Marine World. They’ll be performing their dazzling aquatic aerobatics to some of the season’s traditional tunes and adding an extra special sparkle to everyone’s end of year celebrations.   From December 13 – 15, the uShaka …

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A festive feast awaits at Royal Palm Hotel

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The stunning Royal Palm Hotel, situated in the heart of Umhlanga entertainment hub is all set to provide guests as well as locals a truly festive Christmas dining experience. So if you considering booking your December holiday feast, be sure to make a reservation at THYME@ROYAL PALM restaurant, located inside …

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Founder FOODS Launches in Durban


They don’t just specialise in whole foods, they aim to raise the bar within the food industry. Fork for fork or spoon for spoon, nothing fills a tummy quite like a healthy andnutritious plate of food with friends and family. Founder Foods has just opened its doors in Durban, making …

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The Fairmont Zimbali Resort has opened its exciting new Beach Café and Bar, a sophisticated but relaxed spot complete with an island style pool-side bar and lounge seating area under white umbrellas, that provides diners with a glamourous setting and delectable menu in one of the most uniquely beautiful spots along …

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