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    The Estuary Hotel & Spa – A South Coast Gem!

    Pristine beauty is a rare thing to speak of in today’s mass produced obsessed culture. The Estuary Hotel & Spa is one of those beautiful gems of pristine beauty, no instagram filter needed, found right here on our stunning South Coast of KZN. Sur...

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    Top 5 Culinary Choices This Valentine’s Day!

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought of putting together our choice of top 5 eateries for Valentine’s Day  2019. Dating back to the 5th century Valentine’s Day has always been a day dedicated to love, be it with a partner, your bes...

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    Durban ICC has major international events lined up for 2019

    The Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) will host several major international conferences this year, drawing over 20 000 delegates to the City of Durban and KwaZulu-Natal. Durban ICC Chief Executive Officer Lindiwe Rakharebe said the ...

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    Luxury R 1,4 billion Oceans Mall to commence construction

    CONSTRUCTION of the Oceans Mall, part of the R4,5 billion International Award Winning Oceans Umhlanga Mixed-Use development in Umhlanga is due to start in February 2019, according to Oceans Umhlanga chairman, Vivian Reddy. He confirmed this week that...

  • Ocean Express keeps fun on track at uShaka Marine World!

    Hop aboard the Ocean Express, uShaka Marine World’s newest attraction – a mini train that comes with all the romance and enchantment of a bright and fun miniature railroad Through the years, trains have fascinated both young and old – from the giant ...

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

A Durban favourite joins Kings & Queens of Comedy line-up!

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One of Durban’s favourite Queens of Comedy, Celeste Ntuli, joins the royal entourage for the upcoming Kings & Queens of Comedy at Durban ICC on February 16. Queen of Zulu Comedy, Celeste Ntuli, has always been a joker, so it was no surprise when she decided to pursue comedy as …

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uShaka’s Swimanathi promotes water safety!

Summer doesn’t mean fun in the sun for every youngster in KwaZulu-Natal. Although many live along the East Coast of South Africa, children from disadvantaged communities seldom have an opportunity to learn to swim, putting their lives in danger. That’s why uShaka Marine World created the Swimanathi three years ago. …

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uShaka Sea World released Herbie, a loggerhead turtle.

Sodwana Bay was chosen as an ideal release site because it is located within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park MPA which offers her the best possible chance at survival as well as being a natural nesting site for loggerheads. There are numerous inshore and offshore reefs in the iSimangaliso MPA  which …

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Two-time Emmy-nominated South African comedian, Loyiso Gola returns to Durban

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Fresh from performing on Britain’s prestigious ‘Live at the Apollo’ and recording a Netflix special in Montreal, Canada, two-time Emmy-nominated South African comedian, Loyiso Gola, returns from travelling the world to bring his latest comedy offering, Unlearning, to Suncoast’s brand new venue, The Globe in Durban on 15 December and the Cape …

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Top 5 must have’s this Christmas from Toys R Us

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From magical unicorns to interactive augmented reality kits – these are the latest hot picks tipped to dominate Christmas wish lists this year.Leading South African toy brand – Toys R Us & Babies R Us SA – revealed its highly anticipated “Geoffrey’s BEST of the BEST Toys 2018” which marks …

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