• EThekwini Municipality and Invest Durban presented with eight prestigious awards at annual PMR.africa KwaZulu-Natal Province Business Excellence Awards Ceremony.
Image: Denver Govender

    EThekwini Municipality and Invest Durban presented with eight prestigious awards!

    EThekwini Municipality and its investments promotion unit, Invest Durban, have collectively scooped no fewer than eight Diamond Arrow Awards in the prestigious PMR.africa awards, an annual awards event which is designed to augment competitiveness, en...

  • Ushaka Beach Durban, Image: Denver Govender

    KWAZULU-NATAL BLUE FLAG BEACHES A BOON FOR TOURISM

    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 sev...

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    KWAZULU-NATAL DECLARED AFRICA’S LEADING CONFERENCES & CONVENTIONS DESTINATION

      KwaZulu Natal cemented its position as the darling of mega events organisers when the City of Durban was announced as Africa’s premier meetings and conference destination at the World Travel Awards function held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC. T...

  • #DFF2018 winners: Aldytha Da Silva (Business Award: Kryolan); Ntando Shandu (New Face); Martin John Steenkamp (Fashion Innovator & Next Generation Emerging Designer Awards); Samuel Quame Owusu (Best African Menswear Collection); Nassim Samma (Best African Ladieswear Collection); Zama Mathe (DFF Durban Designer of the Year 2018); Brenda Quin (Best Ladieswear Collection); Zamabhele Ntshangase (Rising Star); Chu Suwannapha (Best Menswear Collection); Khulekani Sithole and Sicelinhlanhla Ngcobo (Rising Star); Nandile Mkhize (New Face); Cari St Quentin (Rising Star); Insert: Muzi Innocent Mhlambo (Collection of the Week).

    The #DFF2018 AFROFUTURISM Winners Announced!

    The Durban Fashion Fair (DFF), celebrating a seven year run ended on a high note last night (Saturday, September 22) with an award ceremony recognizing local and international emerging and established designers. The DFF ran alongside the Durban Busin...

  • 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...

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

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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The #DFF2018 AFROFUTURISM Winners Announced!

#DFF2018 winners: Aldytha Da Silva (Business Award: Kryolan); Ntando Shandu (New Face); Martin John Steenkamp (Fashion Innovator & Next Generation Emerging Designer Awards); Samuel Quame Owusu (Best African Menswear Collection); Nassim Samma (Best African Ladieswear Collection); Zama Mathe (DFF Durban Designer of the Year 2018); Brenda Quin (Best Ladieswear Collection); Zamabhele Ntshangase (Rising Star); Chu Suwannapha (Best Menswear Collection); Khulekani Sithole and Sicelinhlanhla Ngcobo (Rising Star); Nandile Mkhize (New Face); Cari St Quentin (Rising Star); Insert: Muzi Innocent Mhlambo (Collection of the Week).

The Durban Fashion Fair (DFF), celebrating a seven year run ended on a high note last night (Saturday, September 22) with an award ceremony recognizing local and international emerging and established designers. The DFF ran alongside the Durban Business Fair who also celebrated their 20th anniversary at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli …

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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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