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Buckleigh Guest House is situated in Durban North on the east coast of Durban, South Africa. The...
Buckleigh Guest House is situated in Durban North on the east coast of Durban, South Africa. The location allows you to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the lush, elite peacefulness of this area.
from R605
Sleeps 34 in 13 rooms

19 Reviews

Guesthouses:Our Honeymoon Suite promises a unique and unforgettable stay. If you are planning...
Guesthouses:Our Honeymoon Suite promises a unique and unforgettable stay. If you are planning something special, let us in on the secret and we'll provide the sparkling wine on ice and roses free of charge.
from R800

8 Reviews

Eagle Wind Manor

from R960
Guesthouses:The idyllic setting of this gracious old home set in a garden is perfect for your...
Guesthouses:The idyllic setting of this gracious old home set in a garden is perfect for your special day, which will be customized to suit your specific needs.
from R960

1 Review

Flamingo Lodge

from R1,300
Guesthouses:Closest of all the guest houses and B andB establishments to the Blue Flag main...
Guesthouses:Closest of all the guest houses and B andB establishments to the Blue Flag main Umhlanga Rocks bathing Beach (200 meters)
from R1,300
Sleeps 24 in 8 rooms

3 Reviews

Jay and Bee Guest House is a lovely accommodation establishment situated in the heart of Westville...
Jay and Bee Guest House is a lovely accommodation establishment situated in the heart of Westville North, which is a quiet suburb. Westville is located within a 20-minute drive from Durban which offers guests a wide variety of attractions and activities as well as lovely beaches.
from R850

Red Tudor Bed and Breakfast is nestled in the leafy suburb of Westville. We offer beautiful...
Red Tudor Bed and Breakfast is nestled in the leafy suburb of Westville. We offer beautiful accommodation in four spacious and individually decorated rooms with views of Durban and the Indian Ocean. The accommodation is ideal for the discerning businessman and the tourist.
from R900

1 Review

Located in up market Durban North, Casabella offers a healthy servicing of style, comfort and...
Located in up market Durban North, Casabella offers a healthy servicing of style, comfort and hospitality.
from R860
Sleeps 23 in 9 rooms

9 Reviews

Guesthouses:We offer two units that can cater up to 10 people - ideal for families.
Guesthouses:We offer two units that can cater up to 10 people - ideal for families.
from R800

14 Reviews

Sylvan Grove is a 4 Star guest house boasting magnificent sea views. Close to swimming beaches,...
Sylvan Grove is a 4 Star guest house boasting magnificent sea views. Close to swimming beaches, shopping centres, Umhlanga Hospital and office developments, let us help you have the holiday of your dreams.
from R1,380

1 Review

Ridgeview Lodge

from R840
Ridgeview Lodge is Durban's leading award-winning luxury guest house, a warm welcome for the...
Ridgeview Lodge is Durban's leading award-winning luxury guest house, a warm welcome for the discerning business and leisure traveller. Experience the charm, luxury and generous comfort of this gracious lodge boutique hotel situated high up on the tranquil Berea with splendid panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, city and bay.
from R840
Sleeps 36 in 12 rooms

9 Reviews

Edens Guesthouse

from R550
Edens Guesthouse is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in central WestvIlle. We have a tastefully...
Edens Guesthouse is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in central WestvIlle. We have a tastefully furnished free-standing cottage in a beautiful landscaped garden.
from R550

32 Reviews

AmmaZulu Palace

from R1,600
The palace, reflecting on various parts of history, is the vision of Durban artist Peter Amm, who...
The palace, reflecting on various parts of history, is the vision of Durban artist Peter Amm, who has used his entire collection of Zulu art and crafts to incorporate them into more than 40 beaded columns of exquisite beauty.
from R1,600
Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

1 Review

Accommodation at the Chicken Shack is situated South of Durban, in the peaceful suburb of the...
Accommodation at the Chicken Shack is situated South of Durban, in the peaceful suburb of the Bluff. Our tastefully decorated log cabins and full board option are a must for hassle-free accommodation. Offering a self catering, bed and breakfast or full board option.
from R800
Sleeps 27 in 8 rooms

2 Reviews

Guesthouses:Classic colonial elegance with a warm feel - fireplace in the winters - sparkling pool...
Guesthouses:Classic colonial elegance with a warm feel - fireplace in the winters - sparkling pool in the summer
from R1,560
Sleeps 16 in 7 rooms

1 Review

Guesthouses:For tourists, corporate guests and international travellers, Forest Manor is well...
Guesthouses:For tourists, corporate guests and international travellers, Forest Manor is well located in the lush and prestigious suburb of La Lucia.
from R1,430
Sleeps 16 in 7 rooms

Durban South Africa

Durban Guest House Accommodation

High up on the east coast, Durban is South Africa's sub-tropical beach getaway. The city centre overlooks a long, golden beach that is probably the single most culturally diverse spot in Africa. Here you will find frolicking families of every hue, busy executives out for a quick lunchtime jog, teenagers in full breeding plumage, elegant sari-clad matrons strolling the sand, buff surfers running into the waves, and bead-bedecked sangomas collecting therapeutic sea water in bottles.


Durban
is actually all about the beach. It is home to South Africa's only surfing museum, and is one of the most surf-friendly cities in the world. Frustrated wage slaves can look out of their office windows onto awesome breaks - and then shed the tie and jacket or the high heels and paddle out straight after work. Durban is the closest seaport to Johannesburg and is also an integral part of the city. As well as all the usual container docks  it has not one, but two yacht clubs and a great little cultural spot right in the middle of the harbour - the BAT centre. Short for the Bartle Arts Trust, the BAT Centre is a hotbed of local visual art and musical creativity mixed in with some good restaurants, coffee shops and pubs. All overlooking the small boat harbour so you can sip cappuccino while watching stubby-nosed tugs coming in to rest after a hard day pushing supertankers around.

Durban Bay is one of the better natural harbours on our coastline. Its narrow opening is protected by a huge headland, called the Bluff, on one side and, on the other, a point called Point - granted not the most imaginative of names, but it's a cool place. Here you'll find another batch of fun eateries where you could - if you were sufficiently anti-social and quite strong - pitch a beer bottle onto a passing container ship as it enters or leaves harbour. Close by is the newly built uShaka Marine World - a state of the art aquarium, wet playground and shopping mall, where children of all ages can ooh and aah at the sharks in the predator tank, snorkel with the fishies (the cute little ones, not the sharks) and watch dolphins performing.

The whole Point area is the most interesting part of Durban. At one stage it must have been very fashionable indeed, but then - well, you know, cities are living things and they grow and change - it went downhill. A drive along Point Road will reward you with the sight of row upon row of abandoned art deco warehouses and factories - but not for much longer. Already the developers have set their sights on this little treasure, and there'll pretty soon be loft-style apartments, boutique hotels and designer malls. The beachfront is lined with multi-storey hotels and restaurants, with unashamdely kitsch attraction, like a huge pool complex and a snake park. Curio sellers line the walkways and dramatically outfitted rickshaw-wallahs offer rides and photographic opportunities. The best part about Durban's beachfront, though, is the water temperature. It's rarely below 20°C, which makes ogling those tanned, buff surfers just so much more interesting, as they don't wear wetsuits.

Accommodation in Durban itself is conveniently concentrated along the beachfront or Golden Mile, close to the Durban central business district.  Slick, high rise Durban hotels with sea views and swimming pools proliferate along this lively strip. Another area that’s close to the beachfront and CBD with more hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and affordable self-catering apartments and villas are the leafy suburbs of Berea and Morningside, well endowed with exceptional restaurants and shopping malls. It is highly advisable to book accommodation in advance during peak season (December and January) as scores of holiday makers descend upon all the beach locations in Durban. Durban North is also an extremely popular choice with holiday makers.

Durban is in the middle of a vast sugar-growing area that was originally worked by indentured labourers from India,  many of whom stayed, started businesses and built homes.  Durban has the largest population of Indians outside of India.  There is a vibrant Eastern feel to the city, a huge spice market, decorative mosques, fantastic temples and - best of all - great food. You'll find dozens of good curry restaurants and you just have to try a bunny chow while you're there. It's a half or quarter loaf of bread hollowed out and filled with curry. Eaten with the hands in the street, it's an obligatory Durban experience.
There's lots to do in and around Durban City. Many people just park off on the beach, especially on the North Coast, or South Coast, both of which are within an hour's drive of the city, and there are loads of restaurants, some excellent theatre and music, and wild and funky nightlife.

The surfing is great right in the city and also up and down the coast. There's some reasonable diving in Durban Bay but the South Coast has some truly world class spots - and it's a great place for pretty competent and confident divers during the annual Sardine Run.

If you spend much time at all in the sea, you should consider a visit to the Sharks Board in Umhlanga, just north of the city, where you can learn all about these fascinating creatures. They're not the bloodthirsty killing machines they're made out to be in American movies. There are a couple of fun river trips, some nice abseiling, awesome sport climbing and small game farms not too far off and the North and South Coasts boast an almost indecent density of championship golf courses.

Durban's cultural attractions are perhaps its most appealing diversions. There are Zulu cultural villages to visit, township tours and visits to mosques or the beautiful Temple of Understanding, which has an excellent, inexpensive vegetarian restaurant.
Another interesting spot to visit is Inanda, which was the birthplace of both the Shembe religion and Natal Native Congress, which later became the African National Congress. It was also where Mahatma Ghandi, who lived there at the same time these two other movements were starting, pioneered the concept of Satyagrah, or passive resistance. Truly, a little crucible of world history.

High up on the east coast, Durban is South Africa's sub-tropical beach getaway. The city centre overlooks a long, golden beach that is probably the single most culturally diverse spot in Africa. Here you will find frolicking families of every hue, ...

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Durbs Guest House, DBN Guest House,

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