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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

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

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

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

102 The Spinnaker

26 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

102 The Spinnaker is a comfortable apartment located on the seafront near the harbour in Durban. The apartment offers central...
102 The Spinnaker is a comfortable apartment located on the seafront near the harbour in Durban. The apartment offers central accommodation ideal for a family.

The unit can sleep six guests in two bedrooms. It is fully furnished for self-catering and features an open-plan lounge and kitchen area. The lounge leads onto an enclosed balcony with comfortable seating and a dining room table. The kitchen is equipped with all cutlery and crockery, granite counter tops, a fridge, a microwave and a counter-top stove with oven. The lounge is comfortably furnished with a flat-screen TV and a book collection for guests' enjoyment.

The apartment block is located directly across the way from the popular uShaka Marine World and a short walk from the main beach. Durban itself is a popular destination for surfing enthusiasts and holidaymakers. The area also offers boat cruises in and out of the harbour, as well as a fun fair on the main beach.
from R1450

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

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

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

Erlesmere Lodge

6 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

Erlesmere Lodge consists of two buildings. The main building is an elegant double-storey Edwardian house offering two Maisonettes; the...
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. Both have a lounge, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen as well as wrap-around verandas.

The second building is also a double-storey but is more modern. It has two double en-suite rooms with a shared kitchenette and a lounge downstairs.

We are centrally located in Morningside, just off bustling Florida Road, Durban. Windermere Shopping Centre is within easy walking distance and there are restaurants and take-away establishments even closer. The beach, golf courses and sports stadiums are all within a five-minute drive.
from R660

de Charmoy Estate

19 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 14 rooms

de Charmoy Estate is an owner run guest house on almost five acres of land. The rooms are spread over four buildings set on the property. ...
de Charmoy Estate is an owner run guest house on almost five acres of land. The rooms are spread over four buildings set on the property. We have an abundant bird life in our garden with the weaver birds nesting in the same tree annually. We have a lovely animal farm and children’s jungle gym. We are a function venue and can arrange any function you may wish to have. We offer bed and breakfast to our clients served in our lovely boma. We offer dinner on request. De Charmoy Estate is situated inland on an old Sugar Cane farm and is 5km from King Shaka International Airport. We offer two swimming pools and a heated Jacuzzi in the garden. Use of the Jacuzzi is by appointment and is an extra charge. If the client’s require transfers or tours we will arrange this on their behalf.

Seven stunning en-suite rooms all have private entrances, air-conditioners and DStv. There is a fabulous outdoor bar and entertainment area. Guests can also make use of the barbecue facilities, swimming pool and Jacuzzi which adds a wonderful touch to a romantic tropical getaway. Secure on-site parking is available.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping is a ten-minute drive and Pavilion Shopping Centre, La Lucia Mall and flea markets are also not far. Sibaya Casino and Sun Coast Casino are a short drive away, including the centre of Durban.

One of the most beautiful Golf Estates in South Africa Mount Edgecombe Country Club, is just an eight-minute drive away. Zimbali and Beachwood Country Club are also close. A shuttle service to these venues can be arranged. It is a five-minute drive to Umhlanga Hospital; consequently De Charmoy Estate Guest House is an ideal choice for rehabilitation.
from R850

Umbrella Tree House

3 Reviews
Sleeps 9 in 4 rooms

Umbrella Tree House is a delightful little self-contained Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of the Umhlanga suburbs. With beautiful...
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.

Accommodation is offered in three rooms, each with a balcony overlooking the Indian Ocean. All rooms are en-suite and include a television, air-conditioning and a ceiling fan. There is also a lounge, with DStv, and dining room which is completely separate from the main residence, and outside is a lovely wooden deck beneath the trees, perfect for relaxation.

The entire B&B is also available as a self-catering cottage sleeping up to six guests. All bed linen and bath towels are provided, however guests need to bring their own swimming towels. The cottage is serviced every day except Sundays and public holidays.
from R960

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

West Palm Apartment

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Well-positioned in Umhlanga, Umhlanga West Palm Apartment has luxury two bed apartments with two bathrooms.

The apartment is...
Well-positioned in Umhlanga, Umhlanga West Palm Apartment has luxury two bed apartments with two bathrooms.

The apartment is fully equipped and is tastefully furnished with modern, contemporary furnishings. This top floor apartment with an attractive skylight comes with all the necessities of a home away from home.

It comes fitted with a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. In addition it is also serviced daily except Sundays and public holidays. The apartment has a flat screen TV and satellite channels for your viewing pleasure.

It has a lovely balcony great for entertaining with barbeque facilities and overlooks the Umhlanga hub, piazza and pool area. The apartment building is walking distance to all the restaurants, bars, movies, wave house and the infamous Gateway Theater of Shopping, great for all your retail therapy. The beach is a quick 2-3 minute drive away.
from R1950

Manaar House

34 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 4 rooms

The Manaar House is situated in the beautiful coastal resort town of Umhlanga Rocks. Guests have the choice of staying in the bed and...
The Manaar House is situated in the beautiful coastal resort town of Umhlanga Rocks. Guests have the choice of staying in the bed and breakfast or choosing the self-catering apartment in this vacation rental.

The Manaar House luxury self-catering apartment is built on two levels. Downstairs consists of a lounge, dining room, kitchen and guest toilet. Upstairs consists of a large airy bedroom with a king-size bed and a beautifully appointed full bathroom and toilet. There is an additional bedroom upstairs with two single beds which can be converted into a second king-size bed. Please note, the second bedroom has sliding doors and is glassed in up to the ceiling. There are also full curtains that ensure privacy when required. Off the main bedroom are sliding doors that lead onto a sun drenched patio with partial sea views. The apartment is air-conditioned and there are ceiling fans in the bedrooms and lounge. The kitchen is well appointed and is fully equipped. There is also a washing machine, tumble-dryer and microwave as well as an under counter and hob. The apartment has two TV sets – one in the lounge and one in the main bedrooms as well as a sound system and DVD player. There is an independent DStv decoder for satellite TV with select channels in the unit. The apartment also equipped with free WI-FI internet access. Breakfast can be prepared for you and enjoyed on the patio by the pool at an extra cost.

The Manaar House bed and breakfast is popular with tourists and businessmen alike. The individually decorated three double bedrooms offer luxurious and comfortable accommodation with en-suite bathrooms. All bedrooms are air-conditioned with cooling/heating systems that can be individually operated. There is an independent DStv decoder for satellite TV in each unit. All bedrooms are equipped with internet facilities. A fan, hairdryer, bar fridge, ice water, tea and coffee facilities are provided in every bedroom. A double or queen-size bed is provided in all the bedrooms. Single beds can be provided on request. All bedrooms have their own private entrance and look onto either the beautiful pool area or onto your own private patio and garden. Enjoy a sumptuous English / continental breakfast which is served either in the dining room or on the enclosed patio overlooking the pool.

All rooms are serviced daily and a laundry and ironing service is provided at a small additional cost. The swimming pool and the Jacuzzi area is for the exclusive use of guests and secure under cover parking is available for guest’s vehicles.
from R1190

304 Lighthouse Mall

1 Review
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

304 Lighthouse Mall is a gorgeous self-catering holiday apartment, situated on the third-floor of the Lighthouse Mall building, in the...
304 Lighthouse Mall is a gorgeous self-catering holiday apartment, situated on the third-floor of the Lighthouse Mall building, in the centre of the upmarket town of Umhlanga Rocks. The apartment enjoys picture perfect sunrises and the sounds of the Indian Ocean, and is conveniently located with a variety of restaurants and alfresco dining options right on the doorstep.

This modern vacation-rental is beautifully appointed and enjoys good sea views from both the lounge and the bedroom. The apartment can accommodate up to two guests and contains a king-size bed, which can be converted into two twin beds on request, and a shower en suite. Quality linen, bath and beach towels are provided.

Off the main bedroom are sliding doors opening onto the patio with views of the sea. Off the lounge there are sliding doors with views of the sea. The modern kitchen has granite tops and is beautifully appointed and fully equipped. There is also a microwave oven, under-counter oven and hob, as well as a washing machine. Free Wi-Fi internet access is provided. The apartment has satellite TV and is air-conditioned throughout. There are also ceiling fans in the apartment.

The apartment is serviced daily except on Sundays and public holidays. One secure undercover parking is provided for your vehicle.
from R1000

Villa La Palma

2 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 4 rooms

Come and lose yourself in the luxury and elegant modern comforts of Villa La Palma which offers you exclusive facilities while you sit back...
Come and lose yourself in the luxury and elegant modern comforts of Villa La Palma which offers you exclusive facilities while you sit back and enjoy yourself. Each air-conditioned unit within this upmarket apartment offers two bedrooms and comfortably sleeps four and provides a unique combination of luxurious self-catering accommodation, plus the privacy and freedom that hotels simply cannot offer.

For the discerning guest, to whom location is key, you'll embrace the convenience of all the restaurants, entertainment and decor shopping without the hustle and bustle of the city.
from R1600

Durban South Africa

Durban Self-catering 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 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 self catering holiday accommodation for your Durban visit. We also have some great special accommodation deals in Durban South Africa

Did you know? Durban Self-catering is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

Durbs Self-catering, DBN Self-catering,

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