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    The Nest Hotel – A Gem In The Cathkin Valley!

    The Nest Hotel is aptly named, as it nestles serenely in the beautiful Cathkin Valley, Central Drakensberg. It’s an easy two hour and twenty minute drive from Durban, (roughly four hours from Johannesburg) and once you arrive, you can put all thought...

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    Top 5 must have’s this Christmas from Toys R Us

    From magical unicorns to interactive augmented reality kits – these are the latest hot picks tipped to dominate Christmas wish lists this year.Leading South African toy brand – Toys R Us & Babies R Us SA – revealed its highly anticipated “Geoffre...

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    Zimbali developers to create R2 billion property fund

    Kuwait’s IFA Hotels & Resorts announced last week that it has entered into a joint venture with boutique financial consulting firm Jaltech to create a R2 billion property fund. The property fund, Zimbali Capital, is a Section 12J Venture Capital ...

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    British Airways launches direct flights between Durban and London

    The much-anticipated inaugural non-stop flight between London and Durban, by British Airways, the flight landed  at King Shaka International Airport on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 05:18am, the flight ushers in a new direct air service, which will be o...

  • MAJOR TOURISM AND INVESTMENT BOOST EXPECTED FOR KWAZULU-NATAL THROUGH DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM LONDON

    MAJOR TOURISM AND INVESTMENT BOOST EXPECTED FOR KWAZULU-NATAL THROUGH DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM LONDON

    KwaZulu-Natal’s drive to grow tourism and attract much needed direct foreign investment is expected to move up a gear when the province formally welcomes the arrival of the inaugural British Airways direct flight from London into the King Shaka Inter...

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

Top 5 must have’s this Christmas from Toys R Us

The Hatchimals HatchiBabies Foxfin Toy

From magical unicorns to interactive augmented reality kits – these are the latest hot picks tipped to dominate Christmas wish lists this year.Leading South African toy brand – Toys R Us & Babies R Us SA – revealed its highly anticipated “Geoffrey’s BEST of the BEST Toys 2018” which marks …

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SA Corp lines up 4 SACSC Footprint Marketing Awards

SEATED – From Left to Right: Siphumelele Khuzwayo (Umlazi Mega City), Zinhle Zungu (Umlazi Mega City), Ruth Isaac (Springfield Value Centre), Adeela Haffejee (Musgrave Centre), Mariam Omarjee (Musgrave Centre)
– STANDING – André Williams (SACREL) & Donald Mclellan (Broll Property Group).

Shopping Centres owned by listed property company SA Corporate Real Estate Limited (SACREL) that fall under the Broll Property Group Property Management have scooped four silver Footprint Marketing Awards at the annual South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Congress recently in Durban. The awards, which recognise exceptional shopping centre marketing, innovation …

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uShaka Marine World announced as a 2018 National Business Awards Finalist

uShaka Marine World announced as a 2018 National Business Awards Finalist

uShaka Marine World is one of the finalists for the16th annual National Business Awards! Also known as the Oscars of South African Business, the annual National Business Awards recognise companies that boast outstanding performance in areas such as sustainability, customer focus, tech innovation and rapid growth. Backed by rigorous research …

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MALL OF THE WEST TO KICKSTART NEW NTSHONGWENI URBAN DEVELOPMENT

MALL OF THE WEST TO KICKSTART NEW NTSHONGWENI URBAN DEVELOPMENT

The first phase of the catalytic Ntshongweni Urban Development region will be an 85 000 square metre regional retail experience. Aptly named the Mall of the West, the new retail offering will cater to Durban’s underserviced western suburbs and surrounding areas and kickstart the Ntshongweni Urban Development which is expected to …

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KWAZULU-NATAL BLUE FLAG BEACHES A BOON FOR TOURISM

Ushaka Beach Durban, Image: Denver Govender

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala, has welcomed the awarding of Blue Flag status to nine beaches in KwaZulu-Natal as a much-needed positive boon for the province’s tourism prospects. A total of seven beaches in the Ray Nkonyeni District to the south of the …

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