• 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...

  • Oyster Box Umhlanga

    A Taste Of The USA – The Oyster Box’s New Dinner Theme

    This month the Oyster Box’s Palm Court Restaurant is offering to take you on an American Roadtrip – with a dinner that will thrill almost as much as the trip itself would! The menu features American favourites as well as American flavours...

  • Wowzulu ballito

    WOWZULU Launches Marketplace & Tourism Programme in Ballito

    Yesterday saw the launch of this exciting new venture for the iLembe district, WOWZULU is sure to “WOW” tourists to the area! The bright new WOWZULU Marketplace in the Sangweni Tourist Information Centre, right in the heart of Ballito, ha...

  • Hartford House head chef Constantijn Hahndiek, will be taking over the 9th Avenue Bistro kitchen on the 28 June for a 5 course tasting extravaganza!

    Hartford House in the City!

    Clear your calendars on the evening of Wednesday 28 June as this is one experience you don’t want to miss! The award winning food of Hartford House is coming to you! Hartford House in the City – Hartford House head chef Constantijn Leo Ha...

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.

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Latest 5 Star Durban Posts

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, …

Read More »

A Taste Of The USA – The Oyster Box’s New Dinner Theme

Oyster Box Umhlanga

This month the Oyster Box’s Palm Court Restaurant is offering to take you on an American Roadtrip – with a dinner that will thrill almost as much as the trip itself would! The menu features American favourites as well as American flavours with an OB twist – one of my …

Read More »

WOWZULU Launches Marketplace & Tourism Programme in Ballito

Wowzulu ballito

Yesterday saw the launch of this exciting new venture for the iLembe district, WOWZULU is sure to “WOW” tourists to the area! The bright new WOWZULU Marketplace in the Sangweni Tourist Information Centre, right in the heart of Ballito, has two main purposes: Firstly, it is there to ‘wow’ tourists. …

Read More »

Hartford House in the City!

Hartford House head chef Constantijn Hahndiek, will be taking over the 9th Avenue Bistro kitchen on the 28 June for a 5 course tasting extravaganza!

Clear your calendars on the evening of Wednesday 28 June as this is one experience you don’t want to miss! The award winning food of Hartford House is coming to you! Hartford House in the City – Hartford House head chef Constantijn Leo Hahndiek, one of South Africa’s top 20 chefs, will be taking over …

Read More »