• Essence Festival Durban

    Essence Festival Durban – Passion, Inspiration & Power

    Passion, Inspiration & Power These take centre stage at Africa’s first ever Essence Festival 2016 in Durban Tourism Month in Durban kicked off with the announcement of the first-ever Essence Festival Durban; a sister event to the annual Ess...

  • max mqadi from max's lifestyle

    Max’s Lifestyle Restaurant Named One Of 207 Best by Condé Nast Traveler

    eThekwini Municipality Mayor Zandile Gumede congratulates uMlazi based Max’s Lifestyle owner, Max Mqadi, for being named as one of the best 207 restaurants in the world. The accolade comes from an international luxury travel and lifestyle magazine, C...

  • Gray Braatvedt will compete on a unicycle

    First ever unicyclist enters Amashova for charity

    KZN Overport resident Gray Braatvedt has undertaken a challenge to compete in the 30th Tsogo Sun Amashova Race on a Unicycle. The veteran and experienced rider is the first ever unicyclist to enter the race to complete the 106km route in his attempt ...

  • hilton durban

    Doing Business: First Class All the Way

    The recently unveiled business lounge at Hilton Durban has us in awe of the attention to detail and sheer elegance, in true Hilton style.   Regular patrons of Hilton Durban will know that the experience is unsurpassed, and with new additions like the...

  • Thirteen East Coast Eatery

    An Ode to Local, Natal-Bred Pork – Thirteen East Coast Eatery

    Thursday the 22nd September will be a night to remember at the new Thirteen East Coast Eatery. Head Chef (and owner) Marco Nico is offering a four course dinner dedicated to a fantastic heritage breed of locally bred pork – “Kolbroek̶...

Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Showcase


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

All 5 Star Durban Posts

Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 23/09/2016

Beautiful beach sunrise

Our selection of the best pics from across Durban and our beautiful province of KZN this week! If you would like to have your awesome photos featured here, please send them to us by: – Email via info@5stardurban.co.za – Post them on our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/5stardurban – Or you can also …

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First ever unicyclist enters Amashova for charity

Gray Braatvedt will compete on a unicycle

KZN Overport resident Gray Braatvedt has undertaken a challenge to compete in the 30th Tsogo Sun Amashova Race on a Unicycle. The veteran and experienced rider is the first ever unicyclist to enter the race to complete the 106km route in his attempt to raise R20 000 for the non-profit …

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Doing Business: First Class All the Way

hilton durban

The recently unveiled business lounge at Hilton Durban has us in awe of the attention to detail and sheer elegance, in true Hilton style.   Regular patrons of Hilton Durban will know that the experience is unsurpassed, and with new additions like their executive suites, renovated rooms, the esteemed Big …

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