• Community Policing Forum 1

    Hotels pool resources to keep beachfront safe

    The Community Policing Forum is an initiative between the public and private sector to decrease crime in the entire Marine Parade precinct.  John Aritho, the General Manager (GM) of the Tsogo Sun Garden Court Marine Parade has noted that patrons of t...

  • Big Easy Durban

    Wine & Dine – The Big Easy

    It’s once again time for another fabulous wine pairing dinner at the Big Easy! Wine Pairing Dinner at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els Hilton Durban, 12-14 Walnut Road, Durban Saturday 25 February, 2017 Cost R425 per person Perfectly balanced wines...

  • Cargo Hold ushaka Marine

    Don’t Miss Cargo Holds love of culinary adventure this month – Celebrating the Port of San Francisco

    uShaka Marine World’s Cargo Hold restaurant kick starts 2017 with a gastronomic visit to the port of San Francisco, where most agree this metropolitan is one of USA’s best foodie cities, with a pleasing mix of both historic and nouvelle attractions, ...

  • Oyster Box Hotel uMhlanga

    Oyster Box Hotel – Staff The Biggest Asset In Service Delivery

    Recognised as beacons of excellence within South Africa’s hospitality industry, the year has got off to a flying start for the Red Carnation Hotel Collection (RCHC) in South Africa. The Oyster Box, scooped the prestigious No#1 spot as the ‘Top Hotel ...

  • Royal Moscow Ballet - The Nutcracker

    Royal Moscow Ballet returns to Durban

    Royal Moscow Ballet Pay Tribute to Great Russian Composers  Royal Moscow Ballet will be returning to South Africa in March 2017 with a programme paying tribute to great Russia composers Sergei Rachmaninov, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Aleksander Borodin, wh...

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

Hotels pool resources to keep beachfront safe

Community Policing Forum 1

The Community Policing Forum is an initiative between the public and private sector to decrease crime in the entire Marine Parade precinct.  John Aritho, the General Manager (GM) of the Tsogo Sun Garden Court Marine Parade has noted that patrons of the hotel feel much safer and that the percentage …

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Wine & Dine – The Big Easy

Big Easy Durban

It’s once again time for another fabulous wine pairing dinner at the Big Easy! Wine Pairing Dinner at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els Hilton Durban, 12-14 Walnut Road, Durban Saturday 25 February, 2017 Cost R425 per person Perfectly balanced wines with elegance and texture – that is the philosophy …

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Durban Icc Achieves International Health And Safety Certification

Durban ICC

Ms. Lindiwe Rakharebe, Chief Executive Officer of the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC), announced today that the Centre has achieved its OHSAS 18001 certification. “The certification affirms the Durban ICC’s commitment to Occupational Health and Safety,” she says. “The Centre has already successfully received its ISO9001 Quality Management, ISO22000 …

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Oyster Box Hotel – Staff The Biggest Asset In Service Delivery

Oyster Box Hotel uMhlanga

Recognised as beacons of excellence within South Africa’s hospitality industry, the year has got off to a flying start for the Red Carnation Hotel Collection (RCHC) in South Africa. The Oyster Box, scooped the prestigious No#1 spot as the ‘Top Hotel in South Africa’ in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice …

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Royal Moscow Ballet returns to Durban

Royal Moscow Ballet - The Nutcracker

Royal Moscow Ballet Pay Tribute to Great Russian Composers  Royal Moscow Ballet will be returning to South Africa in March 2017 with a programme paying tribute to great Russia composers Sergei Rachmaninov, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Aleksander Borodin, which comes to Durban for two shows only on Saturday March 11 – at …

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