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Whether your visit to Durban, South Africa is for business or leisure, your friendly owners, Leon...
Whether your visit to Durban, South Africa is for business or leisure, your friendly owners, Leon and Nonnie Beneke, ensures attentive though unobtrusive service in the quiet and peaceful suburb of the Bluff.
from R450

11 Reviews

Enjoy the perfect holiday in the peace and tranquility of a'Viletta in Umhlanga Rocks on the...
Enjoy the perfect holiday in the peace and tranquility of a'Viletta in Umhlanga Rocks on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, the privacy of a'Viletta will suit you perfectly.
from R1,100

5 Reviews

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 there is the Manor Suite.
from R1,430
Sleeps 16 in 7 rooms

Villa Brae

from R920
Villa Brae is a grand and secluded villa situated on Fields Hill, high above Durban and away from...
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.
from R920
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

4 Reviews

Umbrella Tree House is a delightful little self-contained Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of...
Umbrella Tree House is a delightful little self-contained Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of the Umhlanga suburbs. With beautiful sea views and in close proximity to all the major attractions and business areas, this is the perfect spot for both holidaymakers and business travellers alike.
from R960

3 Reviews

506 Lighthouse Mall

from R1,820
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 R1,820

D3 Sea Lodge

from R2,550
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 R2,550
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

2 Reviews

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

The Palms Guesthouse

from R1,105
The Palms Guesthouse is a boutique bed and breakfast in Morningside, Durban.  We have six luxury...
The Palms Guesthouse is a boutique bed and breakfast in Morningside, Durban.  We have six luxury en-suite rooms that can accommodate single or double occupancy; all our rooms have their own TVs, air-conditioners, fans, tea and coffee facilities and minibars. We are Wi-Fi enabled and guests have access to the Internet at the station in our lounge.
from R1,105
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

4 Reviews

If you are looking for quality, comfort, and space at affordable rates. Look no further, Valley...
If you are looking for quality, comfort, and space at affordable rates. Look no further, Valley Lodge, Hillcrest, Durban is the perfect solution for all your accommodation needs. 10 themed garden suites to suit all your dreams and fantasies. Daily, weekly, monthly packages available.
from R790

16 Reviews

Seaside Cottage

from R650
Perfectly situated along the lower La Lucia Beaches in Umhlanga Rocks just north of Durban, we...
Perfectly situated along the lower La Lucia Beaches in Umhlanga Rocks just north of Durban, we offer self-catering accommodation for the holidaymaker, businessperson or a weekend getaway.
from R650
Sleeps 14 in 3 rooms

16 Reviews

Ben Siesta

from R2,200
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 R2,200
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

11 Reviews

Relax at our luxury guest house with beautiful fully equipped suites all with stunning 180 degree...
Relax at our luxury guest house with beautiful fully equipped suites all with stunning 180 degree sea views and with private beach access. Our luxury suites are all equipped with TV, fridge, tea/coffee station, hairdryers and linen. Enjoy a full and delicious breakfast. Self-Catering suites are also available.
Sleeps 20 in 5 rooms

4 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

Garvies Surf House

from R4,500
Garvies Beach is one of The Bluff’s best-kept holiday secrets. It offers stretches of unspoiled...
Garvies Beach is one of The Bluff’s best-kept holiday secrets. It offers stretches of unspoiled coastline and gently rolling waves. It is also home to Garvies Surf House, a great option for water-loving groups visiting this part of Durban.
from R4,500

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Durban South Africa

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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 Accommodation, DBN Accommodation,

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