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Blue Waters Hotel offers affordable yet luxurious hotel accommodation in Durban. This famous...
Blue Waters Hotel offers affordable yet luxurious hotel accommodation in Durban. This famous retro-designed and recently renovated landmark, hotel offers everything you'll ever want in a hotel.
from R997
Sleeps 272 in 100 rooms

2 Reviews

Situated on Durban's famous Golden Mile, within five minutes of the city centre, the Protea Hotel...
Situated on Durban's famous Golden Mile, within five minutes of the city centre, the Protea Hotel Edward Durban heralds a time of Victorian elegance. This world-famous hotel has played host to Princes and Presidents, Field Marshals, millionaires and movie stars since 1911.
Sleeps 16 in 6 rooms

2 Reviews

Riverside Hotel

from R2,560
Hotel:We host weddings and have wedding coordinators and special packages to offer.
Hotel:We host weddings and have wedding coordinators and special packages to offer.
from R2,560
Sleeps 338 in 169 rooms

3 Reviews

Only 20 minutes from Durban's Central Business District and just 15 minutes from the new King Shaka...
Only 20 minutes from Durban's Central Business District and just 15 minutes from the new King Shaka International Airport, the Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge is a stunning accommodation option for groups along this popular coastline.
Sleeps 554 in 199 rooms

Ideally situated next to the upmarket Gateway shopping and entertainment complex, City Lodge...
Ideally situated next to the upmarket Gateway shopping and entertainment complex, City Lodge Umhlanga Ridge blends into the surroundings of its modern environment.
Sleeps 26 in 13 rooms

1 Review

Florida Park Hotel

from R1,390
The Florida Park Hotel is ideally located in the middle of Florida Road, in the heart Durban’s most...
The Florida Park Hotel is ideally located in the middle of Florida Road, in the heart Durban’s most prominent social and dining districts. Some of the finest restaurants in Durban are right on our doorstep.
from R1,390
Sleeps 98 in 40 rooms

Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge awaits you. Part of the City Lodge Hotels group, Road Lodge is the...
Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge awaits you. Part of the City Lodge Hotels group, Road Lodge is the biggest in the country with 126 rooms.
from R570
Sleeps 405 in 135 rooms

Road Lodge Southgate is ideally located within Southgate for both business and leisure travellers...
Road Lodge Southgate is ideally located within Southgate for both business and leisure travellers alike to experience the utmost convenience during their stay.
from R560
Sleeps 354 in 118 rooms

Golden beaches, lush surroundings and the exhilaration of holidaying in an idyllic part of the...
Golden beaches, lush surroundings and the exhilaration of holidaying in an idyllic part of the world. Protea Hotel Umhlanga is where this vision turns to reality.
Sleeps 12 in 3 rooms

3 Reviews

Gateway Hotel

from R1,940
Hotel:The Gateway Hotel is conveniently attached to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping with access to...
Hotel:The Gateway Hotel is conveniently attached to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping with access to all entertainment amenities.
from R1,940
Sleeps 292 in 146 rooms

Only 20 minutes from Durban International Airport and in close proximity to the La Lucia Ridge...
Only 20 minutes from Durban International Airport and in close proximity to the La Lucia Ridge office estates, Gateway Shopping Centre, Umhlanga village and beachfront, the Royal Palm is an ideal location for both business and recreational travel.
from R2,580
Sleeps 228 in 94 rooms

Lush gardens, palm trees and a pool with a gazebo lend a relaxed, summer feel to this hotel, as...
Lush gardens, palm trees and a pool with a gazebo lend a relaxed, summer feel to this hotel, as well as being only two blocks away from the main beach and two minutes from Durban’s CBD. It also has a mini gym and small meeting room for guest use.
Sleeps 24 in 10 rooms

2 Reviews

Docklands hotel

from R2,000
Hotel:Enjoy fantastic views over the Indian Ocean and the harbour.
Hotel:Enjoy fantastic views over the Indian Ocean and the harbour.
from R2,000
Sleeps 166 in 83 rooms

1 Review

Parkview Hotel

from R495
Hotel:Conveniently located within walking distance from many tourist attractions, shops and public...
Hotel:Conveniently located within walking distance from many tourist attractions, shops and public transport services.
from R495
Sleeps 19 in 11 rooms

23 Reviews

Assagay Hotel

from R850
Hotel:One section of the Assagay Lodge can transform into the perfect chapel, while the other,...
Hotel:One section of the Assagay Lodge can transform into the perfect chapel, while the other, decorated according to the bride’s preference, becomes an elegant reception venue.
from R850
Sleeps 56 in 28 rooms

1 Review

Durban South Africa

Durban Hotel 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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Did you know? Durban Accommodation is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

Durbs Hotel, DBN Hotel,

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