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

New Sharks Jerseys: Canterbury joins The Sharks Family

The Sharks Home and Away Jerseys

The Sharks are delighted to announce that they have entered into a partnership with Canterbury South Africa, as their new apparel sponsor. Canterbury is one of the leading rugby kit manufacturers in the world, and over the years have had a long and illustrious list of teams and players that …

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R2.5 Billion Luxury Coastal Estate Launches in Sheffield Beach – Zululami

Zululami Estate

Collins Residential, subsidiary of H. Collins & Sons Group, boasts a proud 100-year record predominantly in commercial property development and investment. Although the group has developed across numerous countries, its roots lie proudly within Kwazulu-Natal. Currently Kwazulu-Natal, particularly from Umhlanga up the North Coast, is one of the fastest growing …

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Durban ICC Commemorates World AIDS Day with LIV Village

Founders of LIV Village, Tich and Joan Smith, receive a donation from the Durban ICC in commemoration of World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day is commemorated annually on the 1st December around the world. This year, Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) chose to honour this day in partnership with the Lungisisa Indlela Village (LIV Village). To commemorate the day, a breakfast was hosted at the Centre for 200 people including …

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Air Seychelles announces exciting launch of Durban Flights

Air Seychelles announces Durban flights

Today, Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, held a media conference at King Shaka International Airport, to announce its new direct route to Durban, set to commence on 30 March 2017. The carrier was represented by Maja Gedosev, General Manager Sales, Distribution and Corporate Affairs at …

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Unique Investment Opportunity in The Radisson Blu Oceans Umhlanga Hotel

Oceans Hotel Exterior View Night

Trailblazing Entrepreneur supreme, and now turned property mogul, Vivian Reddy, has scored another major first in property development by the release of a unique Investment opportunity in the much-vaunted Oceans Umhlanga development. A defining component of development comprises the first ever entry in KwaZulu-Natal of the internationally-famous Radisson Hotel. The …

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Durban launch of VANA bespoke leather handbags made in SA

Akira python nutmeg and black

Vanashree Singh and the Oyster Box Hotel invites you to the Durban launch and season specials of VANA.  The Oyster Box Hotel is the exclusive stockist of the VANA brand in KZN.  VANA is a bespoke range of precious leather handbags and accessories hand made in South Africa by master …

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