• Easy Week Special

    Paradise Awaits at The Estuary Hotel and Spa

    Paradise awaits at The Estuary Hotel & Spa this February. Book an easy week special for only R795 per couple which includes breakfast. Offer valid from Sunday to Thursday | Kids under 4 stay FREE | Room allocation subject to availability T’...

  • Granada Sq. L. Havana

    Granada Square’s new look and feel is complete!

    Following months of renovations, Granada Square unveiled their stunning new look and feel on Friday, August 30th.   Having been a landmark in uMhlanga for the past 30 years, Granada Square is both a well-known and well-loved community shopping c...

  • Inaugural Durban ICC Leadership Summit featuring Bishop TD Jakes Launched

    Inaugural Durban ICC Leadership Summit featuring Bishop TD Jakes Launched

    The possibility of a new era of creating further economic opportunities for South Africans is now on the horizon after the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) officially launched its inaugural Durban ICC Leadership Summit featuring Bi...


    It is a journey back in time, with Concours d’ Elégance Durban, as the second annual competition of elegance returns to the city. Steeped in tradition, as one of the most distinguished classic car showcases in the world, Concours d’ Elégance Durban c...

  • The Estuary Hotel & Spa

    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...

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

LG Sets Up Operation In Durban


One of the world’s top electronics company, LG Electronics, has relocated its plant from Johannesburg to Durban, much to the excitement of job seekers. On 24 January the company unveiled its new home for manufacturing and distribution at Cornubia Industrial Park. The move was welcomed by local and provincial leadership in attendance …

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Celebrate a South African Christmas at uShaka Marine World

Animal behaviourist, Corrine Joseph with Kelpie who is one of the Dolphins by Starlight stars

Celebrate Christmas this year with Durban’s most festive family – the dolphins at uShaka Marine World. They’ll be performing their dazzling aquatic aerobatics to some of the season’s traditional tunes and adding an extra special sparkle to everyone’s end of year celebrations.   From December 13 – 15, the uShaka …

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A festive feast awaits at Royal Palm Hotel

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The stunning Royal Palm Hotel, situated in the heart of Umhlanga entertainment hub is all set to provide guests as well as locals a truly festive Christmas dining experience. So if you considering booking your December holiday feast, be sure to make a reservation at THYME@ROYAL PALM restaurant, located inside …

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