Durban North is a large upmarket suburb situated 15 minutes north to the city of Durban and extending from Durban’s Umgeni River to La Lucia. Most of Durban North has magnificent views over the warm Indian Ocean, which is also within walking distance from many parts. There are a few exquisite Blue Flag beaches close by which are ideal for swimming, surfing and sun bathing.

The Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve in Durban North has a delightful mangrove estuary and interesting walking routes, from which you can spot a variety of bird life. The Japanese Gardens are great for spending a day out with the family and enjoying a picnic while the kids entertain themselves on the playground. The gardens feature Japanese structures laid out in a traditional style.

Durban North boasts some of the finest golf courses and the large Gateway Mall in nearby Umhlanga is a major attraction. Umhlanga Lighthouse, a well-known landmark of the area, is a popular stretch of beachfront with the locals for running and walking their dogs. The area also has its very own Virginia Airport and offers an abundance of restaurants and accommodation options.

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Great Place
Durban North is a quiet place, great for time out away from a busy life. A good choice to find tranquility.
Mosima Monareng
South Africa


Riverside
Great place for serenity and security compared to Durban South, actually Durban North is very close to South when driving.
Valentine
South Africa


Durbans most sought after area
Durban North is an upmarket suburb very conveniently situated midway between Durban City and Umhlanga Rocks. It's a quick easy 10-minute drive from all the popular swimming beaches. Nearby are uShaka Marine World, Gateway Theatre of Shopping and Entertainment Centre, La Lucia Mall, both Suncoast and Sibaya Casinos, Durban International Convention Centre and all the main International sporting stadia. Throughout the area there are several popular family restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, supermarkets, shops and banks.
Lawrie And Lorraine Stewart
South Africa


Durban North
Durban North is a very beautiful area, the views are amazing. Definitely a place to stay. Everything is just THERE!
thembi Hatang
South Africa


Awesome
I love Durban North is the place to visit when you want to unwind.
Bonani Zuke
South Africa


Great
I enjoyed Durban North and is great as an establishment.
Jacqueleen Crane-Tielak
South Africa


Best Holiday gateway
Last year December was my first time visiting Durban north. My experience was a great one as i found Durban North decent and a beautiful place to be. Its not as hectic as Durban South. I also loved the fact that it at the close proximity with most malls and entertainment places. I loved the experience and looking forward to go back this year
Sibusiso Ernest Gamane
South Africa


Durban walala wasala
I enjoyed Durban North dearly, a weekend was not enough to explore the whole of it . Shopping was a great experience and the beach as a Joburger I would like to go back for another round with the girls. Shaka Marine World, Restuarants, Sibaya Casino and shopping at the Pavillion thumbs up.
Nombulelo Shibane
South Africa


Easy access to the city and beyond from this leafy suburb
Durban North is a large, well established suburb to the north of the Umgeni River. Settled in the 1930's the suburb still contains original period homes along with many contemporary additions. Being a well to do suburb with large gracious homes, there are many BnB's and Guesthouses to choose from as well as a couple of small hotels.Durban North is a good location from which to base your Durban visit. The CBD and attractions such as Ushaka marine world are a mere 10-15 minute drive to the south while the impressive Gateway theatre of shopping is just 10 minutes to the north.If you are in...
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Annelie Wada
South Africa

Umgeni Park Umgeni Park
Suburb of Durban North

Umgeni Park
Umgeni Park, bordering Durban North, is one of the greenest and most attractive suburbs just North of the Umgeni River. It's 1,5km away from Durban's golden mile beaches, 7km from the famous Ushaka Marine World and on the doorstep of the spectacular Moses Mabida Stadium. Here you are able to take a cart to the top of the stadium and get a spectacular sunset view over the magnificient Indian Ocean. Come experience the winter warmth of KZN right here in the heart of Durban!Umgeni Park is where the action is. The Top Gear festival is across the river, the Durban July is a stone throw away and...
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Philip Greeff
South Africa


Durban North as a tourist destination
Durban North is the best tourist destination that one can enjoy, especially with its Umhlanga Beach, Gateway Shopping Mall, Ushaka Marine and other entertainment. It is a very quiet place with a limited risk of crime. Accommodation along Umhlanga Road makes it easy to arrive at your destination since most of the areas are along this route.
Cynthia Rapea
South Africa


Very nice
Durban North is a very nice area for holiday, entertainment and tourism. Not far from most interesting places, e.g the beach and Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Margie Tshozana
South Africa

Mount Edgecombe Mount Edgecombe
Suburb of Durban North

Very Imperial
Lovely scenic paths, quiet and very well looked after, secured and protected. Well run, in close proximity to almost everything.
Maxine m
South Africa

Mount Edgecombe Mount Edgecombe
Suburb of Durban North

Very Imperial
Lovely scenic paths, quiet and very well looked after, secured and protected. Well run, in close proximity to almost everything
Maxine m
South Africa


Mr Mthethwa
Convenience place to any where like restaurants, beach town and township stadium.
MDUDUZI MTHETHWA
South Africa


Good place to be
Destination is good and central to many interesting places.
Patrick Mphahlele
South Africa


Great views
Great suburb with good food at close proximity and bars and hot-spots aren't too far.
Kavish Vather
South Africa


Peaceful environment
It's a nice place to stay, it's quite and it's safe!
cassius kekana
South Africa


Durban North is an awesome place
Great place, no crime, crowds or disorder. Everything well in place. Great people and close to all attractions.
Isaac Sibeko
South Africa

Mount Edgecombe Mount Edgecombe
Suburb of Durban North

Quiet destination indeed.
Tranquility and peaceful
Neo Mtshali
South Africa