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La Loggia on Broadwood

Sleeps 11 in 5 rooms

Welcome to La Loggia Bed and Breakfast, where we offer you the warm atmosphere of home with the style, class and service of a Hotel.
Welcome to La Loggia Bed and Breakfast, where we offer you the warm atmosphere of home with the style, class and service of a Hotel.

We are a top-class bed and breakfast, and offer one of a kind personal service and customer satisfaction.

Our rooms are clean, neat and tastefully decorated, not to mention comfortable and luxurious.

Ideal for romantic weekends away, honeymooners and just about anybody looking for a coastal escape, set in a European-style subtropical oasis.
from R750
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Quayside on Timeball

3 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

First Week of September special   Quayside on Timeball is a luxurious, modern apartment situated near the waterside of Durban Point. The self-catering apartment can...
Quayside on Timeball is a luxurious, modern apartment situated near the waterside of Durban Point. The self-catering apartment can comfortably sleep six people and offers all the luxuries from home.

The open-plan design features a clean kitchen with ample cupboard space and modern cooking facilities. The large counter top also serves as a dining table and overlooks the lounge area with a large comfortable sofa and a wall-mounted flat screen TV with DStv. The lounge and dining area has large glass doors leading out onto a balcony with a small patio set, barbecue facilities, and views across the canal.

The ground level features one of the bedrooms. The second and third bedrooms are located in the upstairs loft area and these rooms have large glass walls looking over the lounge and kitchen. The apartment features air-conditioning throughout and there is also a security alarm system in place for guests' peace of mind.

Double volumed ground floor apartment on the water, the only block with direct access to the water sports clubs and beach, braai facilities, modern contemporary.
from R2880

Vista Serena

1 Review
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Vista Serena is a spacious apartment situated in the Point Waterfront apartment complex. With the ocean on your doorstep enjoy endless...
Vista Serena is a spacious apartment situated in the Point Waterfront apartment complex. With the ocean on your doorstep enjoy endless views from this modern fully furnished apartment.

This apartment has two bedrooms to sleep four comfortably, and has an open-plan living area with a modern kitchen and living room. The solid wood and granite kitchen is well equipped and includes all appliances and utensils for preparing your own meals with ease. The spacious living room and dining area is fitted with a Satellite TV, home theatre system and Wi-Fi access. The living room leads out onto a balcony with panoramic ocean views.

Secure parking is provided.
from R2000

Rivendell B & B

7 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 8 rooms

Conveniently situated in the cool climate of the picturesque village of Hillcrest, just 20 minutes from Durban and with easy access to both...
Conveniently situated in the cool climate of the picturesque village of Hillcrest, just 20 minutes from Durban and with easy access to both the N3 and M13 motorways, is RIVENDELL Bed & Breakfast.

Your hosts Penny and Mark Linley are well qualified to ensure that your stay will be a memorable one having been placed second in the annual SAA / AA National Guest House of the Year award programme with their previous Guest House that they opened and operated for a period of 5 years in the Natal Midlands.

All beautifully decorated rooms at RIVENDELL have en-suite bathrooms and TV's and lead onto an enclosed courtyard that offers a secluded swimming pool and quiet garden ensuring peace and quiet for the perfect stay. Secure off-street parking leads to a separate Guest entrance.

Full English breakfasts or if preferred a Continental breakfast can be enjoyed in the Guests exclusive dining room that also overlooks the enclosed courtyard, swimming pool and garden.

Rivendell is conveniently situated to many fine restaurants, steak houses and coffee shops that offer a variety of light meals and evening dinners.
from R900

'a Viletta Guest House

5 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

‘a Viletta Guest House has four luxury double bedrooms which are tastefully decorated to create oppulance yet still provide home comforts. ...
‘a Viletta Guest House has four luxury double bedrooms which are tastefully decorated to create oppulance yet still provide home comforts. Enjoy the perfect holiday or business trip in the peace and tranquillity of ‘a Viletta in Umhlanga Rocks. Wake up in the morning to the singing of birds and enjoy your first cup of coffee on our balcony overlooking the swimming pool and the ever changing sea.

Our bedrooms are all en-suite with hospitality trays, flat screen TV’s with DStv, built in desk and chair for our business guests, air-conditioning and overhead fans, safes, laundry and valet service.

Our breakfasts are exciting, varied and in abundance. We have a passion for cooking and try our best to make your breakfast a memorable experience. 'a Viletta Guest House is perfectly positioned in Umhlanga Rocks, one kilometre from Umhlanga village, the beach and Gateway Shopping Centre and 10 min from King Shaka Airport and the city centre.

We are able to accommodate holiday makers and business professionals alike. If you are looking for a quiet getaway the privacy of 'a Viletta will suit you perfectly. If on business we are able to assist with Internet connection and various office facilities. Durban offers a multitude of entertainment, whether it be to enjoy the city lights, the village atmosphere of Umhlanga Rocks and its street-side cafe’s, restaurants and pubs, The Gateway theatre of shopping experience, a sunny time at the beach or a quiet time at our guest house.

Let us take care of you.
from R1100

Terebinte

6 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 2 rooms

Terebinte Bed and Breakfast on 62 Chelmsford forms part of a property in upper Glenwood, Durban, which has the charms of an old house with...
Terebinte Bed and Breakfast on 62 Chelmsford forms part of a property in upper Glenwood, Durban, which has the charms of an old house with wooden floors and high ceilings and an old fashioned garden, hosting mango and banana trees. The proprietors, Yuri and her husband Gerhard Duraan, will welcome you with open arms and make you feel at home.

Settle in and enjoy all the comforts of home with just that little extra attention to detail. You are also welcome to use the charming front porch in the evenings to soak up the city bustle and have a quiet drink or cup of coffee. Terebinte has its own vehicle entrance and is situated in the courtyard of the main property. It is within walking distance to St Augustine's Hospital and close to Entabeni Hospital, which makes it the perfect overnight stay for family members of patients undergoing procedures.

There are many advantages staying in such a central area as you are close to all amenities and less than 5 km away from the beach. Visit us once and you will be a guest forever.
from R700

de Charmoy Estate Guest House Riverside

30 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 5 rooms

Based on the success of de Charmoy Estate Guest House in Canelands, Bernard and Cathy now offer...
Based on the success of de Charmoy Estate Guest House in Canelands, Bernard and Cathy now offer guests all the comforts of home in the middle of the city. Both catered and self-catering options are available, making de Charmoy Estate Guest House in Riverside your ideal business or family retreat.

This old Durban North home is set in a quiet suburb and offer three beautiful en-suite bedrooms with separate, private entrances. Each room is equipped with a sleigh bed, DStv and air-conditioning.

We are five minutes away from Durban Beachfront and the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Secure parking is available.
from R700

9 On Broadwood

1 Review
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

9 On Broadwood is a one-bedroom suite located in Herrwood Park, Umhlanga. The area is set at the edge of the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve...
9 On Broadwood is a one-bedroom suite located in Herrwood Park, Umhlanga. The area is set at the edge of the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve and only a two-minute drive to the main beach.

This Luxurious suite is spacious and has clear sea views from the room itself and from the patio. A Lush garden breathes an air of relaxation and comfort .The bedroom has an extra-length king-size bed and is fully air-conditioned.

The room is also equipped with an en-suite private bathroom with a shower, elegant wash basin and toilet.
A kitchenette is neatly fitted into a surrounded corner of the suite and it is fitted with a microwave, a bar fridge, a kettle as well as additional cutlery and crockery. Tea and coffee will also be available in this area.

Entertainment in this suite comprises of a 32-inch LED HD TV with the full DStv bouquet and a DVD Player as additional source for movies, etc. Internet Connection via Wi-Fi provided free of charge.

Access to the suite is via remote controlled gates with safe and secure parking within the property. This property is also secured with electric fence on all sides. There is a patio table with chairs available to guests and you are welcome to enjoy the lush garden.

There are several nearby restaurants and Shopping centres such as, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga Centre, Lighthouse Mall, Umhlanga Plaza, and many more to enjoy. All this is available within a 2 minute radius.

The Beach is also located two minutes from the property by car and around 10 minutes walking.This suite is perfect for a vacation or breakaway, the most affordable the most upmarket suburb. This suite is also perfect for all ages able to cater to every need; come stay with us and feel the warm hospitality and exquisite destination.
from R900

Villa Brae

4 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Villa Brae is a grand and secluded villa situated on Fields Hill, high above Durban and away from the humidity. There are distant ocean...
Villa Brae is a grand and secluded villa situated on Fields Hill, high above Durban and away from the humidity. There are distant ocean and city views of which can be enjoyed from the private balconies and gardens.

The beautiful spiral staircase leads to four en-suite bedrooms, of which three have their own private balconies. Positioned in large and tranquil gardens, this is a unique place where one can come and relax in an elegant yet peaceful atmosphere. Soak up the sun while enjoying the view, explore the beautiful grounds, or just relax at the swimming pool.

Enjoy delicious home-style cooking and relax in front of a blazing log fire afterwards. The design of the villa is classical with an open-plan feel. There is a comfortable lounge- and dining area with a fireplace, leading onto a covered wrap-around verandah which is ideal for entertaining. Enjoy the separate Jacuzzi-style plunge pool that is perfect for evening sundowners, or call on the on-site masseur.
from R920

LaLuxe

11 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

This modern contemporary home is designed with ultimate luxury in mind, situated in Umhlanga and only a short walk from the beach. With...
This modern contemporary home is designed with ultimate luxury in mind, situated in Umhlanga and only a short walk from the beach. With spacious rooms and beautiful sunrise balconies, this is the perfect place to stay whether you need a tranquil environment on an important business trip or just for relaxing.

Umhlanga remains a highly popular seaside resort. Its wide, sandy beaches are lined with exclusive hotels and apartment blocks, the beaches filled with umbrellas and sun worshipers, while locals enthusiastically walk the promenade at sundown.

Gateway Shopping Centre, one of the biggest shopping centres in the country, means that while staying in Umhlanga, one has little reason to venture elsewhere. The O’Connor Promenade stretches from Durban View Park all the way to Breakers, the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, providing a wonderful way to stretch one’s legs right at the sea, and past the famous Umhlanga Lighthouse and numerous excellent restaurants. The dilemma is which place to choose for dinner.
from R900

506 Lighthouse Mall

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

This modern and well fitted apartment is fully equipped for a self-catering holiday and is situated within walking distance of the...
This modern and well fitted apartment is fully equipped for a self-catering holiday and is situated within walking distance of the beautiful beaches of Umhlanga.

This stunning apartment offers two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and the other with twin beds that can be pushed together to make a king-size bed as well. The open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area opens onto a patio with great views of the city and the ocean. The kitchen is fully fitted will all modern appliances as well as a washing machine for the convenience of the guests.

Umhlanga is known for its beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the host of water activities that this provides during the summer months. With many alternative activities and facilities including nature trails, fantastic restaurants and Sibaya Casino there is plenty to keep guests entertained in the area.
from R1550

Anchors Rest Guest House

7 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

An easy walk to the shops, restaurants, coffee bars, beaches and vibrant nightlife areas. Enjoy a sundowner or nightcap in the inviting bar...
An easy walk to the shops, restaurants, coffee bars, beaches and vibrant nightlife areas. Enjoy a sundowner or nightcap in the inviting bar and guest lounge, which leads onto a sea-facing patio. Choose from a selection of rooms, where you can pick a luxury suite on self-catering basis, or a standard room on a B&B basis. All luxury suites have private entrances and patios with barbecue facilities, en-suite bathrooms, open-plan bedrooms and lounges with fully-equipped kitchenettes.

All rooms are air-conditioned with ceiling fans, personal DStv decoders, hospitality trays, personal safes and hairdryers, all of which are provided to ensure your stay is as relaxing and comfortable as possible. A full English breakfast is served daily, plus many other delicious items to tempt your palate, including fine Ceylon tea, fresh fruit juices and steaming filter coffee. Wireless Internet is available throughout the guest house. There is a swimming pool, secure parking, daily laundry service and a qualified in-house tour guide. Car rental and transfers can be arranged to suit guest’s needs. Master and Visa Cards are accepted.
from R866

Fairlight Beach House

9 Reviews
Sleeps 23 in 9 rooms

Fairlight Beach House is situated in the village of Umdloti on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. This much loved family home has been...
Fairlight Beach House is situated in the village of Umdloti on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. This much loved family home has been tastefully decorated and it offers luxurious accommodation with a homely touch.

The stylish, well appointed rooms feature air-conditioners, selected DStv, minibars, Wi-Fi, hairdryers and hospitality trays. Fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves and awaken to catch sight of dolphins and whales as the frolic in the ocean. Stroll across the road to enjoy swimming and surfing, and have a leisurely breakfast on the poolside patio. Children are welcome and we offer airport transfers by prior arrangement.
from R1280

IL Signor William Brauns on Point Waterfront

3 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Boasting panoramic views of the azure Indian Ocean, IL Signor William Brauns on Point Waterfront...
Boasting panoramic views of the azure Indian Ocean, IL Signor William Brauns on Point Waterfront offers a luxurious stay to groups visiting the coastal suburb of Point in Durban.

This lovely penthouse suite has three well-appointed bedrooms, of which one has an en-suite bathroom and the other two make use of shared bathroom facilities. The spacious living area consists of a lounge, a dining area and a well-equipped kitchen.

The complex is within close proximity to many of this area’s well-known attractions. These include the Suncoast Casino, Point Waterfront and uShaka Marine World. Guests can also visit the many restaurants and beaches on offer.

After a day of discovery, guests can return to the comfort of the apartment to enjoy a swim in the communal swimming pool. Guests can then have a delicious braai while watching the sun set on the harbour. End the evening off by unwinding in the Jacuzzi and watching the city lights reflect off the bay.
from R3000

La Loggia Bed and Breakfast

13 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 9 rooms

Welcome to La Loggia Bed and Breakfast, where we offer the warm atmosphere of home with the style,...
Welcome to La Loggia Bed and Breakfast, where we offer the warm atmosphere of home with the style, class and service of a hotel. We are a top of the range bed and breakfast, and offer one of a kind service and customer satisfaction. Our rooms are clean, neat and tastefully decorated, not to mention comfortable and luxurious. Our service is quick, efficient and friendly, and we are situated in a sub-tropical oasis, yet offer European style.

Breakfast is served in our tropical garden alongside the pool under our thatch-roof patio, with the soothing sounds of local birdlife and relaxing music in the background. We offer a full Continental and English breakfast with a range of juices, coffees and teas and cater for all needs and tastes. We also offer lunches and dinners.

For those of our guests that are looking to go out for a good meal, we offer 10% discount vouchers for selected restaurants in our area. We also offer taxi cab services, airport transfers, arrangement of tours and entertainment, barbecue utensils and charcoal, complimentary Wi-Fi and daily car wash, and a complimentary tea and coffee corner next to the pool.
from R1200
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African Dreamz B&B

Sleeps 13 in 6 rooms

Mid Year Special   African Dreamz bed and breakfast is just a walk from the beach in Umhlanga, it’s the perfect holiday and business accommodation. Just...
African Dreamz bed and breakfast is just a walk from the beach in Umhlanga, it’s the perfect holiday and business accommodation. Just minutes away from Umhlanga Ridge, the main Umhlanga business district, our bed and breakfast is within easy reach of the best that the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast has to offer.

Our luxury accommodation provides a tranquil environment that extends from the relaxing pool terrace all the way through to each well equipped, bed and breakfast room. The rooms are stylishly decorated in an African theme. Umhlanga Rocks is the playground of the North Coast.

A thriving business district and year round holiday buzz makes it perfect for business and pleasure alike. Enjoy a creative home-style breakfast in the dining room, or on the patio next to the pool. Our spacious braai area is ideal for self-catering.
from R935

Camarque 92

7 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Stretched along the beachfront, in the village of Umdloti is Camarque 92. It has a safe tidal pool right in front, perfect for swimming...
Stretched along the beachfront, in the village of Umdloti is Camarque 92. It has a safe tidal pool right in front, perfect for swimming all year round.

The complex has secure underground parking and a funicular rail car will take you up to the ninth floor. There is a private swimming pool, a paddling pool and a barbecue area on the roof. There are several very good restaurants and a Spar shop just a short walk away.

The spectacular 180° sea views towards Durban in the south, and Ballito in the north can be enjoyed from the sunny terrace throughout the day. The terrace has a shaded area with a dining table and chairs for eight people. There is a kettle barbecue and recliners available for guests.

Depending on the time of year, you can watch the whales migrating right in front of you. Guests can enjoy sleeping to the sound of the waves crashing below their windows.
from R1200
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Villa La Vida

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Spring Special!   Set within the peaceful suburb of Herrwood Park in Umhlanga, Villa La Vida offers an idyllic getaway destination to guests. It is a great...
Set within the peaceful suburb of Herrwood Park in Umhlanga, Villa La Vida offers an idyllic getaway destination to guests. It is a great option for groups or families visiting this popular part of Durban.

This stunning villa has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The downstairs living space consists of a comfortable lounge, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen for all of your self-catering needs. The upstairs area has an additional lounge and an outside deck offering lovely views.

Guests can relax in the tranquil garden, or enjoy a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool. Visitors could also explore the scenic coastline by visiting one of the many beaches on offer. After a busy day, guests can return to the villa to delight in a delicious braai.
from R4000

Valley Lodge Hillcrest

16 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 9 rooms

Valley Lodge offers standard and Luxury accommodation. 5 Star Luxury Garden Loft Suits or 3 star Standard Rooms.

There is a...
Valley Lodge offers standard and Luxury accommodation. 5 Star Luxury Garden Loft Suits or 3 star Standard Rooms.

There is a sense of retreat, a few minutes from the vibrant village of Hillcrest. Renowned for its acclaimed restaurants, café bars, shopping centers and golf courses. It’s this ease with which simplicity and sophistication converse, that give Valley Lodge it unique charm.

Whether you’re lingering a little longer, to experience the world famous Valley of a Thousand Hills and experience true Zulu hospitality or on route to Durban’s famous coastline, which is 20 minutes away, Valley Lodge welcomes you. It is perfect for the discerning business traveller and spacious enough for tourists wanting space and a home away from home.

Choose from 10 luxurious garden loft suites, all individually themed and decorated to the highest standard. With own private lounge (some units with sleeper couch), kitchen, bedroom, two bathrooms and fully-equipped with all amenities. Each guest has seclusion and space with all the added comforts including gowns, slippers, air-conditioners, plasma screen TV, safe, mini bar, and more. Or a choice of one of our standard/deluxe rooms.

Each guest can dine in the comfort of their own suite or in the elegant dining room, situated in the main house. Relax around the swimming pool surrounded by an evergreen tropical garden, or go and visit the many tourist attractions the area has to offer
from R790

North Lodge Cottages Self-catering

9 Reviews
Sleeps 29 in 7 rooms

North Lodge is easy to find on a direct route 10 minutes to Durban CBD, beachfront, Ushaka,...
North Lodge is easy to find on a direct route 10 minutes to Durban CBD, beachfront, Ushaka, stadium, ICC, airport, harbour and more. Save money and choose us for safe, affordable, self-catering accommodation with permanent generator backup.

All Durban's business and leisure attractions are within 15 minutes of your spacious air conditioned cottages and suites in the attractive, leafy suburb of Durban North. Airport is less than 25 minutes and freeway only 5 minutes, plus you can park safely right next to your unit for free.

Although the quick route to us is a short drive through light industry along R102/Chris Hani Rd, you will find that our location alongside a main road into the CBD and beaches is a big time saver. An alternate, more scenic route winds through upmarket Durban North via the M12, but the R102 is faster AND just as safe. Our large garden property offers privacy and security via a private, gated road.

Don’t throw money away on more expensive accommodation if all you really need is clean, safe comfort for the evenings of your active stay. North Lodge offers the same basics as more expensive B&B’s and Guest Houses nearby, but our eco-style, rustic exterior and homely feel makes us a top value-for-money destination. Not luxury, not down market - just a smart choice for travelers on a sensible budget.

We focus on great service, and keeping our place affordable for you. All units (Not Budget) offer free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, fans and fully equipped kitchens plus laundry access, plenty hot water, braai facilities, drive-thru access (truck/trailer-friendly) and 2-pin charger plugs built in. On call 24/7 with shuttle service. Things actually work well here!

We are for easygoing guests seeking affordable home-from-home living, not upmarket, but if you are "upmarket" with reasonable expectations, please come too!

North Lodge is open 365 days a year, so please forgive us if you encounter minor improvements in progress. Still, expect a pleasant stay that is easy on the pocket. For the lowest rates, make 100% deposit. 50/50 payments attract a 10% surcharge. Our refund and cancellation policy is better than industry standards, and we comply with the Consumer Protection Act - so your money is safe.
from R298

Durban South Africa

Durban  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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If you are looking for Durban accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of Self-catering, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House accommodation in Durban and surrounds. With 547 listings in Durban, our handy Durban map search and great low prices, it's easy to book the perfect holiday accommodation for your Durban visit. We also have some great special accommodation deals in Durban South Africa

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Durbs Accommodation, DBN Accommodation,

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