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 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!