Durban, South Africa

The city of Durban lies on the east coast of South Africa in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. A popular holiday choice amongst South Africans Durban has all the trimmings for a fun and relaxed beach holiday, from its long, golden beach, year-round warm waters, extensive choice of shops, bars and restaurants, and a wide variety of entertainment options.


The Golden Mile refers to the string of beaches near downtown, and is well known for its excellent surfing. The beaches are patrolled throughout the year by lifeguards and protected from sharks by nets. Along the waterfront are a number of play pools and playgrounds for children, and there is a long promenade lined with numerous shops, bars and restaurants, as well as the uShaka Marine World Aquarium.

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Durban Hotels (8)

This gracious hotel is set on a rise overlooking the Indian Ocean, offering glorious views of miles of unspoilt beaches....

This 22-storey hotel really captures the modern Art Deco architecture. The glass entrances bathe the marble and granite foyer in light and add to the sense of spaciousness....

This modern art-deco style hotel has a prime position offering panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and harbour. Ideal accommodation choice for business and leisure travellers....

The Hilton Durban offers everything on it's doorstep, perfect for guests looking to combine business with leisure....

Protea Edward Durban Hotel is housed in a building that dates back to 1911 and renovated in 2005, this hotel distinguishes itself through Victorian style elegant interiors....

The Riverside Hotel has unparalleled views across a magnificent green belt. This is a place where sheer quality and excellent service is all part of the deal....

The Selborne Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate welcomes you to a very special lifestyle where all the comforts and high standards of an exclusive estate are only surpassed by the peaceful subtropical surro...

Business and pleasure travellers will enjoy the best service and hospitality at one of Durban's premier hotels....

Things to do

The Ushaka Marine World is found on Durban's Golden Mile, and combines Wet 'n Wild, Seaworld, the uShaka Beach and a Village Walk offering a unique world of fun and entertainment.

There are a number of buildings worth a peek and places to visit whilst staying in Durban and just some of these include the Old Fort, Botanical Gardens, De Gama Clock and City Hall.

Some of the popular activities to enjoy whilst visiting Durban include surfing, windsurfing, diving with sharks, scuba diving, bungee jumping, safari adventures and boat cruises.

Out and about

Durban has many different shopping options available throughout the city, with street markets offering a selection of crafts and beadwork, the Indian district features a variety of goods from the East along with curry powders and spices, one off boutique shops and large malls.

The city offers a good mix of nightlife, with countless clubs, bars and restaurants available particularly along the waterfront and on Florida Road.

Like many large cities Durban has good and bad areas, be aware of pickpockets in the market areas and along the promenade, and if walking at night stick to the busier tourist areas.

Graph displaying average temperatures throughout the year at Durban


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