• The Joint

    The Joint Beach Cafe and Jazz Lounge

    The Joint Jazz Cafe is the newest eatery on Durban’s beach front, under the creative genius of prominent Durban chef Brendon Newport. The aim is to bring the township vibe to the city by serving shisa nyama (meat, braaied the township way) alon...

  • Drakensberg, KZN

    KZN’s Bumper Easter Season To Inject Over R600 Million Into The Local Economy

    KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is getting ready to welcome over 500 000 domestic holidaymakers for the Easter season. The Easter season which, will span over a two- week period, is expected to also attract international travellers in the region of 65 000 from U...

  • Tala Collection Gourmet Picnic

    Picnic In Style At Tala Collection Private Game Reserve

    Whether it is a romantic occasion or just a fun family outing, a picnic in the Great Outdoors under KwaZulu Natal’s big sky, with the benefit of the sublime weather (nearly) all-year-round lends itself to this pastime that never grows old. Impromptu ...

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    Magic Happens with The Magic Bean Foundation

    We take a look at a magical little foundation making big differences in the community – The Magic Bean Foundation does so much more than make and sell “stuff” they change lives! To view the products on offer from Magic Bean Foundati...

  • Air Seychelles at KSIA

    Air Seychelles starts flights to Durban!

    Today, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal welcomed the inaugural flight of Air Seychelles to Durban’s King Shaka International Airport. Air Seychelles will be flying a twice-weekly non-stop service on Thursdays and Saturdays, connecting Durban and the Sey...

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!
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Latest 5 Star Durban Posts

The Joint Beach Cafe and Jazz Lounge

The Joint

The Joint Jazz Cafe is the newest eatery on Durban’s beach front, under the creative genius of prominent Durban chef Brendon Newport. The aim is to bring the township vibe to the city by serving shisa nyama (meat, braaied the township way) along with the warmth and welcome that is …

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Picnic In Style At Tala Collection Private Game Reserve

Tala Collection Gourmet Picnic

Whether it is a romantic occasion or just a fun family outing, a picnic in the Great Outdoors under KwaZulu Natal’s big sky, with the benefit of the sublime weather (nearly) all-year-round lends itself to this pastime that never grows old. Impromptu road-trips and exploring the countryside are perfect opportunities …

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Magic Happens with The Magic Bean Foundation

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We take a look at a magical little foundation making big differences in the community – The Magic Bean Foundation does so much more than make and sell “stuff” they change lives! To view the products on offer from Magic Bean Foundation – and to place an order, email info@magicbeanfoundation.com …

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Air Seychelles starts flights to Durban!

Air Seychelles at KSIA

Today, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal welcomed the inaugural flight of Air Seychelles to Durban’s King Shaka International Airport. Air Seychelles will be flying a twice-weekly non-stop service on Thursdays and Saturdays, connecting Durban and the Seychelles’ capital Mahé, using an Airbus A320 Aircraft with a 16-seat business class and 120-seat …

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Poke Bowls “Pop Up” at Surf Riders

Poke Durban

A trend that is sweeping the globe, Poke has made landfall on Durban’s shores at everyones favourite beachfront haunt – Surf Riders Café! Not “poke” like the always awkward Facebook feature, but “POH-keh” — a raw fish salad, seasoned any way you want it. While it may seem like a new trend, …

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