• Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel, Image: Denver Govender

    Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel

    While the rest of South Africa seems to be thawing from the onslaught of a bitter winter chill. Winter is just a figment of the imagination in an absolutely idyllic and sun-kissed Durban. We were greeted by warm and friendly faces at the Endless Hori...

  • The City of Durban has been named the fifth wealthiest city in Africa.
Image: Denver Govender (Snapout Photography)

    Durban Named 5th Wealthiest City in Africa!

    “We will not rest until we claim a spot in the top three.” That was the upbeat reaction from the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr. Sihle Zikalala, to news that Durban had been named as the fifth wealthie...

  • 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...

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

Umgeni welcomes R1.4 billion game-changing commercial space

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Construction on the R1,4 Billion Umgeni Lifestyle and Deco Park is in full swing and is expecting the completion of Phase A of construction by as soon as October this year and the grand opening on the 1 November 2018. Conceptualised by Eris Property Group, in partnership with PRASA and …

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Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel

Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel, Image: Denver Govender

While the rest of South Africa seems to be thawing from the onslaught of a bitter winter chill. Winter is just a figment of the imagination in an absolutely idyllic and sun-kissed Durban. We were greeted by warm and friendly faces at the Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel. The beautiful view …

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Durban Named 5th Wealthiest City in Africa!

The City of Durban has been named the fifth wealthiest city in Africa.
Image: Denver Govender (Snapout Photography)

“We will not rest until we claim a spot in the top three.” That was the upbeat reaction from the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr. Sihle Zikalala, to news that Durban had been named as the fifth wealthiest city in Africa. According to the Afr-Asia Bank’s …

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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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