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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

Riverside Hotel

from R2,560
Five minutes from the city centre, with wonderful views across a magnificent green belt stretching...
Five minutes from the city centre, with wonderful views across a magnificent green belt stretching from the Umgeni River across Durban and the ocean, the Riverside Hotel is a slice of country life in the city.
from R2,560
Sleeps 338 in 169 rooms

3 Reviews

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

Erlesmere Lodge

from R660
Erlesmere Lodge consists of two buildings. The main building is an elegant double-storey Edwardian...
Erlesmere Lodge consists of two buildings. The main building is an elegant double-storey Edwardian house offering two Maisonettes; the Lower Maisonette has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and the Upper Maisonette has three bedrooms with two bathrooms.
from R660

6 Reviews

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, Chartwell Guest House has it all. We offer...
Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, Chartwell Guest House has it all. We offer five spacious en-suite rooms with spectacular sea views, set in a peaceful subtropical garden.
from R800

8 Reviews

Fairlight Beach House

from R1,185
Fairlight Beach House is situated in the village of Umdloti on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. This...
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.
from R1,185

8 Reviews

506 Lighthouse Mall

from R1,550
This modern and well fitted apartment is fully equipped for a self-catering holiday and is situated...
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.
from R1,550

D3 Sea Lodge

from R1,995
D3 Sea Lodge has direct access to the main bathing beach in Umhlanga Rocks, which is the most...
D3 Sea Lodge has direct access to the main bathing beach in Umhlanga Rocks, which is the most sought-after holiday resort on the East Coast of South Africa whilst retaining its unique seaside village appeal.
from R1,995
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

1 Review

Terebinte

from R700
Terebinte Bed and Breakfast hosts a variety of lovely unexpected features. It is set in the quiet...
Terebinte Bed and Breakfast hosts a variety of lovely unexpected features. It is set in the quiet courtyard of 62 Chelmsford Road, Glenwood, Durban, with a separate automated gate entrance and parking.
from R700

6 Reviews

Eagle Wind Manor

from R960
Situated on the crest of Botha’s Hill, on the edge of the Valley of 1,000 Hills, Eagle Wind Manor...
Situated on the crest of Botha’s Hill, on the edge of the Valley of 1,000 Hills, Eagle Wind Manor is uniquely positioned for the convenience of being close to Hillcrest, with all its shops, restaurants and other amenities, and the restfulness of being in the countryside.
from R960

1 Review

47 The Shades

from R1,300
Situated in Umhlanga, this self-catering apartment is located only a minute's walk to Umhlanga...
Situated in Umhlanga, this self-catering apartment is located only a minute's walk to Umhlanga beach. The comfortably furnished apartment has sea views and offers accommodation ideal for a couple or business traveller.
from R1,300
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

1 Review

Flamingo Lodge

from R1,300
Flamingo Lodge is one of Umhlanga Rocks' most distinctive guest lodges with seven tastefully...
Flamingo Lodge is one of Umhlanga Rocks' most distinctive guest lodges with seven tastefully decorated en-suite rooms and one self-catering. The lodge is situated a mere 200 m from the main swimming beaches.
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

Rivendell B & B

from R900
Conveniently situated in the cool climate of the picturesque village of Hillcrest, just 20 minutes...
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. <br />
from R900
Sleeps 20 in 8 rooms

7 Reviews

Ben Siesta

from R1,795
Ben Siesta boasts beautiful sea views and epitomizes the word 'luxury'. A large, sun-drenched patio...
Ben Siesta boasts beautiful sea views and epitomizes the word 'luxury'. A large, sun-drenched patio is perfect for those relaxing sundowners on a lazy, rejuvenating holiday.
from R1,795
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

11 Reviews

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 544 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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