• Jazz Festival Durban

    Imbokodo Jazz Festival – A Celebration of Women in Jazz

    With Women’s Month on the horizon, female artists are set to dominate this year’s first annual Imbokodo Jazz Festival, which will take place against the backdrop of breath-taking harbour views at the N-Shed Cruise Terminal facility in the Port of Dur...

  • The latest fitness craze, popupgym, at Suncoast

    Dump The Slump With The Pop Up Gym At Suncoast!

    South Africa’s latest fitness craze, popupgym™, founded by health and fitness guru Letshego Zulu and training partner, Khethiwe Mlangeni, is set to get Durbanites kicking and dancing their way back into shape this weekend at SUNCOAST! “Durban we are ...

  • Hartford At 9th

    The Collaboration of The Year #HartfordAt9th

    What an evening the “Hartford House In The City” collaboration at 9th Avenue Bistro was! The teams worked incredibly well together to bring us an absolute experience of a meal. From beginning to end every single dish on Chef Constantijn&#...

  • Disney on Ice Aladdin

    Unprecedented Durban demand leads to extra Disney On Ice show

    The overwhelming public response to the first ever season of Disney On Ice in Durban has led to an unprecedented sell out of this year’s show, The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! To accommodate public demand, leading local promoter, Showtime Manage...

  • Robsons On Point Brewery Tour

    This Beer Tour Is On Point!

    Literally!  Robsons On Point – Robsons Real Beer is offering a fantastic tour of their brewery and it’s sure to delight craft beer lovers and newbies alike. I’m not ashamed to say that I like beer – as a girl it’s not al...

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

Imbokodo Jazz Festival – A Celebration of Women in Jazz

Jazz Festival Durban

With Women’s Month on the horizon, female artists are set to dominate this year’s first annual Imbokodo Jazz Festival, which will take place against the backdrop of breath-taking harbour views at the N-Shed Cruise Terminal facility in the Port of Durban. The event is hosted by community based non-profit organisation, …

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Dump The Slump With The Pop Up Gym At Suncoast!

The latest fitness craze, popupgym, at Suncoast

South Africa’s latest fitness craze, popupgym™, founded by health and fitness guru Letshego Zulu and training partner, Khethiwe Mlangeni, is set to get Durbanites kicking and dancing their way back into shape this weekend at SUNCOAST! “Durban we are coming for you, make sure to get your tickets for the …

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The Collaboration of The Year #HartfordAt9th

Hartford At 9th

What an evening the “Hartford House In The City” collaboration at 9th Avenue Bistro was! The teams worked incredibly well together to bring us an absolute experience of a meal. From beginning to end every single dish on Chef Constantijn’s menu was carefully and superbly brought to life, as if by the …

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Unprecedented Durban demand leads to extra Disney On Ice show

Disney on Ice Aladdin

The overwhelming public response to the first ever season of Disney On Ice in Durban has led to an unprecedented sell out of this year’s show, The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! To accommodate public demand, leading local promoter, Showtime Management and the show’s producer, Feld Entertainment are pleased …

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Stacking up a treat – The Best Waffles In Town!

Stacked Eatery Umhlanga

A brand new eatery in uMhlanga is bound to thrill – With, in my opinion the very best waffles in Durban, Stacked Eatery is a quaint little spot, with trendy, minimalist decor and plenty of smiles on offer.  That minimalism belies the fact that there is a huge selection on …

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This Beer Tour Is On Point!

Robsons On Point Brewery Tour

Literally!  Robsons On Point – Robsons Real Beer is offering a fantastic tour of their brewery and it’s sure to delight craft beer lovers and newbies alike. I’m not ashamed to say that I like beer – as a girl it’s not always the most “posh” drink, but for me, …

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