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    The Secret is out this Sardine Season…

    With the aloes already blooming, the Sardine Season is about to reveal its secrets to those who cast their bets wisely. Traditionally, Sardine Season with its many festive events, reaches its pinnacle when little silvery fish make their way to the sh...

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    An Afternoon Of Decadence At Hilton Durban

    Few things satisfy the sophisticated section of your palate like an afternoon of decadence that can be experienced with the age-old tradition of an afternoon High Tea. The elaborate ritual made popular by Anna, Duchess of Bedford in the Victorian Era...

  • British Airways will fly directly from London to Durban

    Surf’s Up! Direct to Durban

    Travellers hoping to escape the Northern Hemisphere’s shorter days and long, cold nights this winter have a new destination: the South African city of Durban with the start of British Airways’ new direct service. From October 29 the airline’s custome...

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    Plan B Dessertery at Hillcrest Centre is definitely the place to B

    Your day will be so much sweeter if you visit Plan B Dessertery’s official opening at Hillcrest Centre on 26 April 2018 (Thursday) at 2PM.Dessert lovers who are first in line will win big prizes and earn mouth-watering rewards! Your taste buds will e...

  • Wishing uShaka Marine World a happy 14th birthday are the Ocean Warrior Mascots -   Delia the Dolphin, Rusty the Penguin, Raggy the Shark  and Slippy the Seal with little Saianne Arnachallam & Siyamthanda Bhanda

    Splash Out for uShaka’s 14th birthday bash – 14 DAYS, 14 PRIZES!

    Time flies when you’re having fun. That’s why uShaka Marine World is celebrating 14 years of splashing good times on Saturday, 28th and Sunday, 29th April, 2018. Kicking off the birthday celebrations will be a 14 day countdown, where not only can you...

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 Secret is out this Sardine Season…

Beach party

With the aloes already blooming, the Sardine Season is about to reveal its secrets to those who cast their bets wisely. Traditionally, Sardine Season with its many festive events, reaches its pinnacle when little silvery fish make their way to the shores of the KZN South Coast. Secret methods and …

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An Afternoon Of Decadence At Hilton Durban

6326_High Tea at Hilton 1

Few things satisfy the sophisticated section of your palate like an afternoon of decadence that can be experienced with the age-old tradition of an afternoon High Tea. The elaborate ritual made popular by Anna, Duchess of Bedford in the Victorian Era, was used as a delicious treat to bridge the …

Read More »

Surf’s Up! Direct to Durban

British Airways will fly directly from London to Durban

Travellers hoping to escape the Northern Hemisphere’s shorter days and long, cold nights this winter have a new destination: the South African city of Durban with the start of British Airways’ new direct service. From October 29 the airline’s customers will be able to surf their heart out along the …

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Plan B Dessertery at Hillcrest Centre is definitely the place to B

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Your day will be so much sweeter if you visit Plan B Dessertery’s official opening at Hillcrest Centre on 26 April 2018 (Thursday) at 2PM.Dessert lovers who are first in line will win big prizes and earn mouth-watering rewards! Your taste buds will explode with delight from the dessert bar’s …

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Signed Agreement Paves Way for New Durban Cruise Terminal

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Transnet National Ports Authority has concluded an agreement that will see KwaZulu Cruise Terminal Pty Ltd (KCT) finance, construct, operate, maintain and transfer a new Cruise Terminal Facility in the Port of Durban by October 2020. The parties signed off on this R200 million-plus project at an official ceremony on …

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