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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

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
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Quayside on Timeball

3 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

End of the Month   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

The Honeypot B&B

9 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 6 rooms

This European-style B&B offers peace, privacy and a personal touch. All rooms feature private entrances, en-suite bathrooms, beautiful...
This European-style B&B offers peace, privacy and a personal touch. All rooms feature private entrances, en-suite bathrooms, beautiful gardens and access to the swimming pool.

Tea and coffee-making facilities, telephones, televisions with satellite channels, fridges and a daily maid service are more facilities contributing to your comfort. Full business facilities are also available.

The Honeypot B&B is a home away from home for the whole family, and rates include a hearty full English breakfast served on the patio overlooking the ocean. The B&B is located close to beautiful beaches and the local village which offers a variety of excellent restaurants and safe swimming, with lifeguards.
from R1000

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 R1000

Vista Serena

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

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

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

Kites View Bed and Breakfast

4 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Kites View Bed and Breakfast is situated on one of the higher crests of KwaZulu-Natal’s premier...
Kites View Bed and Breakfast is situated on one of the higher crests of KwaZulu-Natal’s premier holiday city, overlooking the ocean and lush vegetation that is La Lucia. With four luxurious sea-facing bedrooms, which extend onto the balcony, you could not pick a more tranquil and pleasant view-point to sit and watch the kites and other birds glide through the air. Sip on a glass of wine or cup of coffee, or simply sit quietly and reflect.

Our recently renovated guest house, has a warm touch with a stylish contemporary influence and caters for both the corporate market and the holidaymaker. When it comes to service, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and the importance of personal touch which is characteristic of Kites View Bed and Breakfast.
from R950

'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

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

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

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

Bentley Lodge

Sleeps 30 in 15 rooms

Situated in the seaside suburb of Berea, Bentley Lodge offers affordable yet comfortable accommodation in the coastal town of Durban. It...
Situated in the seaside suburb of Berea, Bentley Lodge offers affordable yet comfortable accommodation in the coastal town of Durban. It is ideal for both business and leisure travellers.

The lodge has 15 well-appointed guest rooms, of which all have double beds and en-suite bathrooms. Amenities in each air-conditioned room include a work desk and a TV with DStv access. The lodge also has an on-site restaurant serving a delicious selection of African cuisine.

Guests can spend their days exploring this scenic area by visiting one of the many nearby beaches, or the uShaka Marine World. Guests can look forward to having a pleasantly memorable stay.
from R800

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

Valdior

9 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

This exclusive guest house, with sweeping sea views of the Indian Ocean, is set in the heart of Umhlanga and within 10 minutes drive from...
This exclusive guest house, with sweeping sea views of the Indian Ocean, is set in the heart of Umhlanga and within 10 minutes drive from the all new Durban Airport. Guests are assured of 5 Star service and attention to detail. Luxurious, air-conditioned en suite rooms are individually decorated with every modern comfort for the discerning business executive and leisure traveler. Umhlanga Rocks, known as the “Place of the Reeds" in the Zulu language, is a prime holiday resort town and an extremely popular tourist destination. This beautiful scenic area is perfect for a relaxing holiday.

We offer four Deluxe Rooms, one Executive Suite with sea views and one Deluxe Garden Room. The in-room amenities are 5 Star in nature and include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, fridge, plasma TV with hotel bouquet channel selection, tea and coffee facilites and en suite bathrooms. There is Internet access throughout the house and a safe in each room.

Walk to nearby beaches and shops or enjoy several world class golf courses, uShaka Marine World, Valley of a Thousand Hills and many other recreational facilities within 30 minutes drive. Tailor-made tours to suit your requirements can be arranged with the office at the guest house. At Valdior we make the difference to your holiday by helping you to plan your day and ensuring that you make the very best of your stay.
from R1000

Madeline Grove Bed and Breakfast

8 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 15 rooms

Madeline Grove bed and breakfast is situated in the leafy suburb of Morningside, a stone's throw...
Madeline Grove bed and breakfast is situated in the leafy suburb of Morningside, a stone's throw from trendy Florida Road, only five minutes' drive from the Durban CBD, Durban beaches, ICC, Moses Mahbida Stadiums and uShaka Marine World.

Rooms are air-conditioned with DStv. Heat and eat option in some rooms. Other facilities include a sparkling swimming pool, secure off-street parking and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Breakfast is continental and a English breakfast in the dining room overlooking our sparkling the pool, includes fruit juice, fruit, yoghurt, cereal, freshly baked muffins or croissants, toast with jam, cheese, tea and coffee.
from R600

Lapa Lighthouse B&B

5 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Arriving at Lapa Lighthouse in Umhlanga Ridge, for upmarket accommodation, you will find luxurious rooms furnished for your delight, fitted...
Arriving at Lapa Lighthouse in Umhlanga Ridge, for upmarket accommodation, you will find luxurious rooms furnished for your delight, fitted with the finest linen. A shelter for you to relax after a busy day of exploration and enjoyment of travelling or a busy day working, with safe on-site parking, armed response and street patrol to ensure that you can fully relax.

All spacious rooms offer a private entrance, en-suite accommodation with air-conditioning, fans and Televisions. The unit has heated towel rails and complimentary beverage facilities, as well as limited self-catering facilities. The honeymoon room forms part of the main mansion and is available for love birds. It will entice even extended married couples wanting to celebrate special anniversaries and occasions. It features twin basins, as well as his and hers shower.
from R1000

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

Forest Manor Boutique Guest House

1 Review
Sleeps 16 in 7 rooms

Forest Manor Boutique Guest House accommodation comprises two luxury rooms called Waterwood and...
Forest Manor Boutique Guest House accommodation comprises two luxury rooms called Waterwood and Natal Fig, and three superior rooms called White Seringa, Zulu Milkberry and Forest Mahogany. Milkwood is the family unit which accommodates two adults and two children, and The Manor Suite is the executive facility consisting of its own personal lounge and private dining area, and is suitable for a boardroom meeting for up to 12 delegates.

All Forest Manor's rooms are named after trees in KwaZulu-Natal and offer unique comfort. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and supplied with ceiling fans, minibars, hospitality trays, electronic laptop safes, high definition TVs with DStv, DVD players, i-Pod docking systems, CCTV security cameras, and Wi-Fi Internet connection. All beds are made up with hypo allergenic bedding and cotton percale linen. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms and offer heated towel rails, scales, hair and body dryers, exclusive bathing products, luxury towels and bath robes fit for royalty.

The accommodation comprises a modern lounge area with state-of-the-art entertainment systems, including a high definition plasma screen TV, music system and DStv. The walk-in bar is stocked with the finest wines and spirits for the discerning guests who would like to relax and unwind with a sundowner at the swimming pool.

For tourists, corporate guests and international travellers, Forest Manor is well-located in the lush and prestigious suburb of La Lucia, just a stone’s throw away from the beach and the warm Indian Ocean. It is in close proximity to La Lucia Shopping Mall, Virgin Active Gym, La Lucia Ridge Office Parks, Gateway Shopping Centre and the Umhlanga Hospital. It is also close to some of the top-class golf courses and is 20 minutes away from the Moses Mabhida Stadium, the ICC and the new King Shaka International Airport.
from R1430

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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