• Riviera 41

    The 13th Durban Boat & Lifestyle Show 24-26 June

    DURBAN BUOYED BY THE RETURN OF THE 13TH DURBAN BOAT & LIFESTYLE SHOW From Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June (the first weekend of the school holidays), the Durban Marina will only again play host to one of the premiere events on the Durban calenda...

  • Durban ICC

    Seychelles and South African tourism boards sign MoU in Durban for better cooperation

    Seychelles and South African tourism boards sign MoU for better cooperation Better cooperation and exchanges are expected in the field of tourism between Seychelles and South Africa after the two countries’ respective tourism boards signed a Memorand...

  • Hussar Grill Gateway

    Hussar Grill Gateway – Opening Soon! Umhlanga, Durban

    It’s not every day that Durban gets super excited about a new restaurant, but the opening of Hussar Grill is giving us every excuse to hype the new addition.  Having been consistently rated as one of the best restaurants, and over 50 years of c...

  • Durban Desalination

    Durban: Is Desalination The Answer?

    MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs for KwaZulu-Natal, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, told media gathered at the opening press briefing of WISA 2016 that all options – including that of desalination – are being considered in a bid to ensure co...

  • By Knightingale Media & Photography

    Know Your City Schools Project Launched By Durban Tourism

    Durban Tourism has developed a travelling exhibition of photographs specifically for schools that is focussed on tourism, development and awareness of our home city, Durban. The Competition: The city will also run an essay competition based on the ex...

Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Showcase


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!

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 20/05/2016

Durban Marina

It’s been another wonderful week in KZN! Here’s our selection of the best pics from across Durban and our beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal 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 …

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