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The Cottage

16 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

Situated in the seaside suburb of Musgrave in Berea, The Cottage offers comfortable and affordable accommodation to guests visiting the...
Situated in the seaside suburb of Musgrave in Berea, The Cottage offers comfortable and affordable accommodation to guests visiting the coastal town of Durban. Guests have a choice of lovely self-catering units. Units have one bedroom with two twin beds, or a double bed upon request, and a private bathroom. There is also a sitting area and a fully equipped kitchenette available for all your self-catering needs. All the units have private entrances and one of the units is separate from the house. Guests also have access to the swimming pool and to the braai facilities in the garden. The property is conveniently located close the main road and many public transport options, making it the ideal base to explore the area from. The beach and the Durban Botanical Gardens are both just a short distance away, ensuring that guests have an enjoyable stay.
from R450

Warm Horizon

3 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 2 rooms

Warm Horizon offers holiday makers and business visitors a comfortable stay in fully air-conditioned accommodation. Our central location...
Warm Horizon offers holiday makers and business visitors a comfortable stay in fully air-conditioned accommodation. Our central location provides quick access to the ICC and Durban’s sporting venues; Moses Mabida Stadium, the ABSA Stadium, the Sahara Cricket Stadium and Kings Park Olympic Swimming Pool. We are only a few minutes away from Brighton Beach and surrounded by main shopping malls. A fifteen minute drive to the main City Centre as well as Ushaka Marine World. King Shaka International Airport is a 40 minutes drive.
from R690

Leopard Tree House

3 Reviews
Sleeps 9 in 2 rooms

Set in a tree-filled garden with city and harbour views, the two self-catering units at the Leopard Tree House are sunny and spacious....
Set in a tree-filled garden with city and harbour views, the two self-catering units at the Leopard Tree House are sunny and spacious. Together they offer idyllic accommodation in the suburb of Berea in Durban, and boast private entrances and sweeping views enjoyed from their large windows and private balconies. Located along Durbans ridge, the Leopard Tree House is close to Durban’s University, a number of shopping centres and just moments away from the freeway with secure parking. The shady garden is well-maintained and offers braai facilities and a refreshing swimming pool; the ideal retreat from one of Durban’s many sunny days.
from R700

Duikerfontein Bed & Breakfast

2 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Duikerfontein Bed & Breakfast is set in peaceful surroundings in central Durban North. For...
Duikerfontein Bed & Breakfast is set in peaceful surroundings in central Durban North. For leisure, we are conveniently close to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping with its cinema complex, climbing wall, wave pool and entertainment area, as well as the Sun Coast and Sibaya casinos. As for the famed KwaZulu-Natal Beaches, we have Umhlanga or the Golden Mile right on our doorstep, with Umhloti and Ballito just a short drive away. We offer five air-conditioned rooms, each with en-suite shower, DStv, Wi-Fi, bar fridge, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Secure parking, barbecue facilities and a clear swimming pool are also available to all guests and a choice of a full English or continental breakfast is served. Two of the rooms are located in an outside cottage that opens onto a common patio and offer open-plan kitchenettes for self-catering purposes. The remaining three rooms are in a wing of the main house and have their own entrances. These rooms can be combined into a family suite and also have access to a patio next to the pool. For the nature lover, there are trails at the Hawaan Lagoon at Umhlanga or the nearby Virginia Bush Nature Reserve as well as an informative visit to the Natal Sharks Board. For the sports lover, there are four golf courses within ten minutes of each other, just 30 minutes away. Parkhill and Northlands Bowling Greens are within walking distance and a tennis club is just around the corner, while Kings Park Soccer Stadium, the Absa Rugby Stadium and Kingsmead Cricket Stadium are all very close. In addition, sight-seeing tours can be arranged to the Umfolozi Game reserve to to view the Big 5. If the timing is right, why not chase the sardines during the annual Sardine Run or catch a boat at Umhlanga and ride with the dolphins.
from R1000

Hamelin Guest House

1 Review
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Hamelin Guest House is a six double bedroom guest house. The house was originally built as two maisonettes in the early sixties by a...
Hamelin Guest House is a six double bedroom guest house. The house was originally built as two maisonettes in the early sixties by a gentleman of German origin who worked in the harbour service. It is believed that his primary job as a health officer was the eradication of vermin from the port as a rat catcher. The house was named Hamelin in honor of his work and the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. It is situated on the southern side of the port and is particularly central for easy access to the harbour and the city center areas although located in a green leafy suburb on Durban's most prominent natural landmark the Bluff. An impressive headland forming the southern quayside of the port, the Bluff comprises several suburbs and one of the city's best-kept secrets; the finest bathing, surfing and fishing beaches in the area. Other attractions are the golf course and yacht club as well as the local wild life of vervet monkeys and mongoose. The Bluff is thus also popular holiday spot. Although all rooms are non smoking, provision is made for smokers and braai/BBQ facilities are available for use. The establishment is also gay friendly It is also popular with business executives as the Bluff has easy access to the outer ring road for onward travel to King Shaka International Airport without the hassle of CBD traffic congestion. Just a short trip south are the southern coast beaches of Amanzimtoti and Kingsburgh and not much further are the lower southern beaches of Kwa Zulu Natal Within an hour’s drive inland are several game reserves inclusive of Tala Valley which is home to the endangered rhino and the Valley of a 1000 Hills with its spectacular views which forms part of the midlands meander route with excellent restaurants as well as arts and crafts dotted along the way.
from R1300
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The Courtyard Room

2 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

4 nights +   This is a beautiful studio unit located in the leafy suburb of Glenwood, in Durban, close to the harbour and various beaches. The unit...
This is a beautiful studio unit located in the leafy suburb of Glenwood, in Durban, close to the harbour and various beaches. The unit features a Queen size bed, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, and a well-appointed kitchenette. Other facilities include air-conditioning and a TV with DStv channels. Guests can relax on the quaint little patio with outdoor furniture and braai facilities. Secure parking is provided on the premesis. Although we a do not offer breakfast, there's a choice of three stunning bakeries/cafes with in 200m walk and open for breakfast from 6.30am.
from R550
Three Bedroom in Elite Durban North is set in the Virginia area in Durban North. It is 15 minutes...
Three Bedroom in Elite Durban North is set in the Virginia area in Durban North. It is 15 minutes from Durban’s city centre and 20 minutes from the King Shaka International Airport. This self-catering House is spacious and comfortably furnished. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge area, a television room, and a patio. Guests have a braai area and a large swimming pool to use at their leisure. Parking is available on the premises. Guests are a short drive from various beautiful beaches, the Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, and the Gateway Shopping Centre.
from R3500

Fawncastle Estate

14 Reviews
Sleeps 34 in 12 rooms

Having recently undergone a major refurbishment, Fawn castle offers an oasis from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Durban. Situated...
Having recently undergone a major refurbishment, Fawn castle offers an oasis from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Durban. Situated in the Valley of 1000 hills, one km from Green sleeves and camelot, three km from Camp Orchards, four km from Chantecler or six km from Crinkley Bottom. Full service guesthouse, with conference facilities for up to 30 delegates. We have a delightfully appointed bar area, leading onto our either our formal or informal lounge, from where you can access the pool area to just relax, or see the sights of the Valley of 1000 Hills, come and join your hosts, Pat and Rob Hoyle.
from R650

Bentley Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 54 in 19 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

Rooms with a View

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Rooms with a View adjoins the Crestholme Nature Reserve and View Site, a combination of untouched grassland and forest with over 3000...
Rooms with a View adjoins the Crestholme Nature Reserve and View Site, a combination of untouched grassland and forest with over 3000 species of vegetation. Being high up on the crest, the property has beautiful views of Inanda Dam with the valley of a Thousand Hills as a backdrop. This self-catering garden unit features an en-suite master bedroom with a queen-size bed and room for an extra single bed, and an adjoining room with twin beds. There is a comfortable lounge area with a double sleeper couch and a TV with full DStv access, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a private patio with braai facilities. Guests can take a dip in the lovely swimming pool, or just relax in the indigenous garden which attracts a rich diversity of birdlife and butterflies. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement only. Please note that the rates are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
from R720

The Sandringham B & B

11 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 10 rooms

Welcome to the Sugar Coast and to the sweet life at the Sandringham B and B. We offer the perfect destination for either your business or...
Welcome to the Sugar Coast and to the sweet life at the Sandringham B and B. We offer the perfect destination for either your business or leisure needs. After spending a busy day at the beach or at the office, why not come back to relax and unwind with us and enjoy an ice cold drink around the pool or on one of our lovely patios. You can watch that lucky old sun slip away beneath the waves. Later on in the evening you may wish to sample a cocktail in our ladies bar, barbecue around our braai or even pay a visit to one of the many excellent restaurants or pubs in the Umhlanga area, which are only minutes away. Accommodation at the Sandringham: We have seven up market double rooms, tastefully furnished, serviced daily and all fitted with fully-ducted air-conditioning. We are situated high up on Umhlanga Ridge, only two minutes from the beach front and from the many restaurants, pubs and shops along the promenade and in the village of Umhlanga itself. DINING after comfortable nights sleep, come down and savor a delicious English breakfast either in our spacious dining room or outside on one of our sunny patios or around the sparkling pool. The breakfast menu includes-freshly chopped fruit salad using the superb variety of sub tropical fruits which are available to us ,as well as cereals, muesli, yoghurts, various egg types on request, sausage, bacon, fried tomato and many other daily specials, as well as an assortment of cheese and biscuits and of course tea, filter coffee and fruit juices. Lunches and dinners are also available at your request. Three course dinner by arrangement at R 95.00 per person.
from R950

Pearl Suites

Sleeps 2 in 1 room

The Executive is a gorgeous, one bedroom luxury apartment in the exclusive Pearls Building. The apartment is a 70m2 modern one-bedroom...
The Executive is a gorgeous, one bedroom luxury apartment in the exclusive Pearls Building. The apartment is a 70m2 modern one-bedroom apartment. Creamy, natural hues echo throughout the elegant en suite master bedroom, where a king-size bed is dressed in crisp white linen and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. The en suite bathroom features a bidet, his & hers basin, bath and overhead shower, heated towel railing and has access from both sides of the room. The bedroom has a dressing table and a flat screen television with a full DSTV bouquet. The living room and dining area lead onto the balcony, which has partial sea views, southern coast line and view of our extraordinary palm-lined large salt-water pool and baby pool. It enables one to view the upmarket and busy Umhlanga Village and all the activities surrounding. The lounge which consists of a lounge suite, centre table and a flat screen television with a full DSTV bouquet. There is also a small four-seater dining table allowing you to enjoy a home-made meal while looking out to all the lights of the busy village and Durban coastline. A modern kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, oven and hob, modern fridge/freezer and washing machine and tumble dryer for hassle – free convenience and for comfortable holiday living This lavish apartment provides a dedicated secure parking bays and 24 hour state-of-the-art security surveillance and access control. There is direct beach access and the apartment is serviced on request with no extra charge. Please note that the cleaning services are from Monday – Saturday, excluding public holidays and Sundays. Please note that construction is taking place right next to the property. During this period, guests may experience some noise or light disturbances.
from R1950

Fairlight Beach House

10 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

Rivendell B & B

8 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 R990

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

Moya Self Catering

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Moya Self Catering is a holiday home situated in Emmavale Estate in Mount Edgecombe. This area is just over 15km drive from Durban...
Moya Self Catering is a holiday home situated in Emmavale Estate in Mount Edgecombe. This area is just over 15km drive from Durban International Airport and is just 10 minutes away from the Umhlanga area. This is a four-bedroom house of which the main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, a stove, a fridge and a washing machine. The living area has a television with a DStv connection and there is a lovely private garden area with braai facilities. There are various things to do in the Mount Edgecombe area. A fun park, Wave House, is a short drive away and here guests can enjoy a mixture of boardsport cultures. The Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom is under 10 kilometres away and guests can dine at various restaurants or try their luck at a range of games in the casino.
from R2860

203 Sorjente

3 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

203 Sorjente is a three-bedroom self-catering apartment located in the secure Sorjente complex that overlooks the popular Umdloti Tidal...
203 Sorjente is a three-bedroom self-catering apartment located in the secure Sorjente complex that overlooks the popular Umdloti Tidal Pool. Sorjente has two restaurants on the ground floor and is near to various shops and amenities. 203 Sorjente can accommodate up to six guests and comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open-plan kitchen and living area. The apartment is air-conditioned. Each bedroom contains twin beds. The kitchen is well equipped for self-catering and includes a washing machine and a tumble-dryer. The comfortable lounge features a TV with DStv. The balcony offers lovely sea views with built in braai. Secure undercover parking is provided.
from R1590

York House B & B

10 Reviews
Sleeps 17 in 5 rooms

York House is situated 1km from the town of Hillcrest, which lies approximately 700 metres above sea level offering a more temperate...
York House is situated 1km from the town of Hillcrest, which lies approximately 700 metres above sea level offering a more temperate climate, away from the high summer humidity of the Durban coastline. Close to restaurants, pubs and shops. The closest being the Acapulco Pub & Restaurant which is a five minute walk from York House. We are on the famous Comrades Marathon Route. Excellent bird watching and walking through indigenous forests at both Krantzkloof Gorge and Shongweni Reserve. Both are a 10 minute drive from York House. Tala Game Park is a 40 minute drive away, where rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and a wide variety of buck and bird life can be seen. Valley of 1000 Hills Tourist Route, including PheZulu Cultural Village. An interesting day trip along the Midlands Meander through Natal Midlands is well worthwhile, offering arts and crafts, historical sites, local brewery and popular pubs and restaurants. Ten minutes drive from York House and surrounded by a sea of suburbia, the KKNR is a life raft for a vast number of species, many rare and endangered. One of these, Brachysteima natalense, is a plant believed extinct except for the KKNR last small population. The position of many species on the raft is fragile, for as habitat shrink and become more isolated, so the long-term viability of small populations is brought into question.
from R600

AmmaZulu Palace

2 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

Welcome to Ammazulu Palace. A boutique hotel and visionary lodge, celebrating the cultural heritage of KwaZulu-Natal, located on the edge...
Welcome to Ammazulu Palace. A boutique hotel and visionary lodge, celebrating the cultural heritage of KwaZulu-Natal, located on the edge of the Kloof Gorge overlooking the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve. The palace, reflecting on various parts of history, is the vision of Durban artist Peter Amm, who has used his entire collection of Zulu art and crafts to incorporate them into more than 40 beaded columns of exquisite beauty. The building has been designed by Kevin MacGarry of Architects Collaborative, with assistance from the owner who has been nurturing the site for some four decades. The visitor to this truly unique destination will be forgiven if he or she felt a distinct sensory overload as there is so much to take in, explore and experience. From the breathtaking view of the gorge to the private Zulu art collection in each of the ten suites, Ammazulu Palace is a place that will capture your imagination every time you return.
from R1600

502 Sorjente

2 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

502 Sorjente is a three-bedroom self-catering apartment located in the secure Sorjente complex that overlooks the popular Umdloti Tidal...
502 Sorjente is a three-bedroom self-catering apartment located in the secure Sorjente complex that overlooks the popular Umdloti Tidal Pool. Sorgente has two restaurants on the ground floor and is near to various shops and amenities. 502 Sorjente can accommodate up to six guests and comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open-plan kitchen and living area. The apartment is air-conditioned. The first and second bedrooms each contain a double bed, and the third bedroom contains a single bed and a slider-bed. The kitchen is well equipped for self-catering and includes a washing machine and a tumble-dryer. The comfortable lounge features a TV with DStv. The balcony offers lovely sea views. Secure undercover parking is provided.
from R1590

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 545 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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