• Music in The Midlands

    Music in the Midlands at Notties Sunday Live

    The first of a series of monthly live music events will kick off at the legendary Nottingham Road Hotel in the heart of the KZN Midlands on Sunday 4 June 2017.   Dubbed ‘Notties Sunday Live’, the debut event promises to be a fun day out for the whole...

  • Boardriders durban Online Shopping

    WIN: Boardriders – Durban’s Own Online Shop

    Durban’s very own, quite brilliant online shopping site – where you can get your surf or skate on, or style your way into an impeccable beach-ey wardrobe in a few clicks, and have delivery to your door, anywhere in SA in a few short days....

  • Indaba 2017 We Do Tourism

    South Africans – “We Do Tourism”

    South African Tourism has used INDABA as a platform to launch I Do Tourism (IDT) – an initiative that seeks to remind South Africans of the importance of the tourism industry and the role they can play as advocates for South Africa and for tourism. T...

  • Indaba 2017

    Durban Secures Indaba For Next Five Years

    Speaking at the INDABA Travel and Tourism Show’s opening ceremony, President Jacob Zuma announced that Durban has secured the rights to host the show for the next five years. Commenting on the announcement, Chief Executive Officer of the Durban ICC, ...

  • Mothers Day Durban 2017

    Editors Pick – Mother’s Day 2017 Durban’s Best Eats

    She’s the one woman that will always be tops in your eyes, and if you are searching for the perfect treat to show your mum just how much you care – we’ve put together a list of some the best options. A mother… sees all, says little....

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

Music in the Midlands at Notties Sunday Live

Music in The Midlands

The first of a series of monthly live music events will kick off at the legendary Nottingham Road Hotel in the heart of the KZN Midlands on Sunday 4 June 2017.   Dubbed ‘Notties Sunday Live’, the debut event promises to be a fun day out for the whole family, …

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WIN: Boardriders – Durban’s Own Online Shop

Boardriders durban Online Shopping

Durban’s very own, quite brilliant online shopping site – where you can get your surf or skate on, or style your way into an impeccable beach-ey wardrobe in a few clicks, and have delivery to your door, anywhere in SA in a few short days. FOR. FREE – Yup! free …

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South Africans – “We Do Tourism”

Indaba 2017 We Do Tourism

South African Tourism has used INDABA as a platform to launch I Do Tourism (IDT) – an initiative that seeks to remind South Africans of the importance of the tourism industry and the role they can play as advocates for South Africa and for tourism. The purpose of the campaign, …

Read More »

Durban Secures Indaba For Next Five Years

Indaba 2017

Speaking at the INDABA Travel and Tourism Show’s opening ceremony, President Jacob Zuma announced that Durban has secured the rights to host the show for the next five years. Commenting on the announcement, Chief Executive Officer of the Durban ICC, Lindiwe Rakharebe noted, “We are thrilled, honoured and proud to …

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Editors Pick – Mother’s Day 2017 Durban’s Best Eats

Mothers Day Durban 2017

She’s the one woman that will always be tops in your eyes, and if you are searching for the perfect treat to show your mum just how much you care – we’ve put together a list of some the best options. A mother… sees all, says little. Sacrifices all, complains …

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