• Sane Nzuza, Siyanda Makatini, Thandanani Nxumalo, Carrington Lowe and Ziyaad Jaffar..

    Starbucks prepares for its Durban opening!

    The countdown has begun for coffee lovers on the East Coast! Durban is the third city (after Johannesburg and Pretoria) to welcome Starbucks to sunny SA with the grand opening of the first store on Saturday, November 25 in Florida Road. Clive Liversa...

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    Hilton Durban Appoints Janine Fourie as Executive Chef

    Hilton Durban announced the appointment of Janine Fourie as executive chef. Markus Fritz, general manager, Hilton Durban, said, “We are excited to see what Janine can bring to our culinary team. Her versatility and passion for food will undoubtedly r...

  • Durban ICC Chief Executive Officer, Lindiwe Rakharebe and Executive Chef John Moatshe receiving the World Travel Award for “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre.”

    Durban ICC Voted “Africa’s Finest” Once Again!

    Service excellence is the heartbeat of the Durban International Convention Centre and this was once again affirmed at the 24th World Travel Awards – Africa Gala Ceremony where the Centre was crowned “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Cen...

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    Sushi & The Spirit Of Japan At Greedy Buddha!

    Hailing from the Land of the Rising Sun, Sushi comes in many forms. Having existed for more than 200 years, Sushi is now a hit throughout the world. Renowned for their South East Asian cuisine, Greedy Buddha will be giving Durban diners an opportunit...

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    Welcome Home – Hartford House: Perfection Five Times Over

    Hartford House is an incredible place, situated on a world class stud farm – boasting apple orchards, scenic views, lakes, expansive walking, riding and biking space and suites that will blow your mind, as well as a luxury spa and award-winning...

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

Starbucks prepares for its Durban opening!

Sane Nzuza, Siyanda Makatini, Thandanani Nxumalo, Carrington Lowe and Ziyaad Jaffar..

The countdown has begun for coffee lovers on the East Coast! Durban is the third city (after Johannesburg and Pretoria) to welcome Starbucks to sunny SA with the grand opening of the first store on Saturday, November 25 in Florida Road. Clive Liversage, Managing Executive for Starbucks in South Africa, …

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Hilton Durban Appoints Janine Fourie as Executive Chef

Janine

Hilton Durban announced the appointment of Janine Fourie as executive chef. Markus Fritz, general manager, Hilton Durban, said, “We are excited to see what Janine can bring to our culinary team. Her versatility and passion for food will undoubtedly reflect positively on her peers and her extensive experience throughout the world will provide …

Read More »

Durban ICC Voted “Africa’s Finest” Once Again!

Durban ICC Chief Executive Officer, Lindiwe Rakharebe and Executive Chef John Moatshe receiving the World Travel Award for “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre.”

Service excellence is the heartbeat of the Durban International Convention Centre and this was once again affirmed at the 24th World Travel Awards – Africa Gala Ceremony where the Centre was crowned “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre”. This was the sixteenth time that the Centre won this title since …

Read More »

Sushi & The Spirit Of Japan At Greedy Buddha!

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Hailing from the Land of the Rising Sun, Sushi comes in many forms. Having existed for more than 200 years, Sushi is now a hit throughout the world. Renowned for their South East Asian cuisine, Greedy Buddha will be giving Durban diners an opportunity to try it out, by offering …

Read More »

Welcome Home – Hartford House: Perfection Five Times Over

IMG_6522

Hartford House is an incredible place, situated on a world class stud farm – boasting apple orchards, scenic views, lakes, expansive walking, riding and biking space and suites that will blow your mind, as well as a luxury spa and award-winning restaurant.  This is no ordinary luxury hotel… oh no, …

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Cornubia Mall Opening: Welcome to Cornubia Mall – where we meet for good

Ward Cllr Siya Thango with Darryl Mayers and Cllr Sipho Kaunda

MEC for KwaZulu Natal Human Settlements and Public Works, Mr Ravi Pillay, together with Darryl Mayers, Head of Investec Property South Africa and other City dignitaries, have officially opened the 65 000m² brand new Cornubia Mall near Mount Edgecombe, KZN. The Mall opened its doors amid much fanfare and excitement from shoppers and retailers alike …

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