The City of Durban, KwaZulu Natal

Bustling Durban is the hub of the province’s business and industry and pulses with all the energy of a major port city. Luxury hotels abound on Durban’s beachfront, and this city is often referred to as South Africa’s Miami Beach.

Durban is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the world. Its port is the busiest in South Africa and also one of the 10 largest in the world. Durban is blessed with balmy weather all year round, making it a perfect holiday paradise. The beachfront is bordered by holiday accommodation and 5 Star hotels and luxury apartments, all of which have an idyllic view of the Indian Ocean.

Did you know? South Africa’s third-largest city, Durban, is also arguably the country’s most laid back centre, by virtue of its sauna-like summer heat, and beach-centred culture - so if flipflops and shorts are your idea of attire, then you’re in the right place.

The Central Business District, a hive of activity, is within easy reach of all hotels and convention venues. If however, you wish to travel further afield, there is a very competent public transport system running throughout Durban, as well as an abundance of taxis. Durban is a major gateway to Africa and is also the largest and busiest port city on the continent. Due to this, there is an extensive road network leading to and from any destination in South Africa.

Durban International Airport, is only a 10 minute drive from the City and is serviced daily by domestic flights, as well as international flights. The International Convention Centre, centrally located, is an innovative, world class convention centre which can cater for conferences of up to 5000 people.

Durban is a sporting paradise. The sunny climate combined with a wealth of facilities makes for a year round sporting extravaganza. Watersports such as surfing, body boarding, sailing and scuba diving are obvious favourites given Durban's proximity to the warm Indian Ocean. Rugby, soccer and cricket are also very popular with Durban boasting world class stadia for all major sports.

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Destinations in the Durban Region

Athlone Park

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Just 7.5 kilometres from Durban, along the south coast road, Athlone Park is one of the more upmarket northern suburbs of Amanzimtoti, just before the start of the Hibiscus Coast - a firm favourite with outdoor lovers. It was with the opening of a rai...

Berea

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Planning a holiday in Durban is made that much easier with the range of available holiday accommodation in Berea. The Berea suburb of Durban lies perched on the crest of a ridge above the city, an exclusive residential suburb, littered with an eclectic mi...

Bluff

Overnight? Bluff accommodation
The headland known simply as “the Bluff” – a thick green belt that has a strong attraction for those who steer clear of the built-up beachside areas of Durban, Amanzimtoti and even Umhlanga Rocks - is a collection of suburbs that cover the stretch from th...

Brighton Beach

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Better known as “the friendly suburb,” Brighton Beach on The Bluff is situated between Durban city centre and Durban International Airport, south of Durban and is renowned for its world famous surf spot “Cave Rock”, unspoilt beaches and tidal pool. There ...

Chatsworth

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One of Durban's biggest inner-city suburbs just south of the city centre, Chatsworth is a growing, vibrant and cosmopolitan home to over 450 000 people that extends over some 64 different suburbs in a mish mash of old and new architecture and a buzzing ec...

Cowies Hill

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The quiet, leafy suburb of Cowies Hill, just outside of Durban, is, despite being an upmarket and rather elite suburb, notorious as the last of the five murderous hills in the down-run of the Comrades Marathon. This part of the run is where the battle...

Durban Beachfront

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‘Durbs by the sea’ as South Africans have referred to Durban for years is essentially all about her beaches. Practically every office and hotel block in the vicinity of the Durban Beachfront boasts a sea view and people head down here, particularly du...

Durban Central

Overnight? Durban Central accommodation
The vibrant city of Durban - an eclectic fusion of cultures, architectural styles that blend old side by side with new, traditional rickshaws, bunny chows and curry, Indian markets, beautiful sandy beaches that offer safe swimming in temperate waters, and...

Durban North

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Just 15 minutes north of the city of Durban, on the northern side of the Umgeni River Mouth, is the upmarket area of Durban North and Umhlanga. Most of this beautiful part of the world was once a coastal dune forest system and there are still parts of it ...

Glenashley

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Glenashley is one of Durban North’s suburbs, which together with Umhlanga and La Lucia, have collectively come to represent one of the most desirable parts of Durban in which to live. North of the Umgeni River and the Blue Lagoon, which serves as the ...

Glenmore

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The quiet and leafy suburb of Glenmore, not to be confused with the beachside town of Glenmore Beach on the South Coast, lies south-west of the city centre of Durban, alongside the suburb of Glenwood, and down the ridge from the beautiful grounds of the U...

Glenwood

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The catered and self-catering accommodation in Durban's suburb of Glenwood is fabulous for those visiting South Africa with a penchant for city life and gorgeous beaches. Across the great yawning divide of Berea Road, a barrier of snob value particula...

Greyville

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Greyville lies just below the ridge of Durban on the flat, so to speak, just outside the city centre. On its southern edge are the Botanical Gardens, whilst its north is flanked by Morningside. Say the suburb name ‘Greyville’ to the average Durbanite,...

Inanda Township

Inanda is a large township roughly 24 km north west and inland of Durban. The closest township to the east bank of the dragon-shaped dam, Inanda Dam, Inanda borders to the east with Phoenix, and to the south with Ntuzuma and KwaMashu. The township is ...

Manor Gardens

Manor Gardens is a suburb in the capital city of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. This is one of South Africa’s largest and busiest cities, home to the King Shaka International Airport and an almost endless variety of things to do and see. The airport is the launch...

Morningside

Overnight? Morningside accommodation
Visitors that want to stay in Durban itself will enjoy the variety of accommodation in Morningside. Morningside, a large gentrified suburb of Durban that spreads from the lower end of the ridge overlooking Durban to just above the Greyville Racecours...

Musgrave

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The recent convenience or nuisance, depending on how you view it, of converting a section of Musgrave Road and its counterpart, the parallel Essenwood Road, to one-way traffic in either direction has eased the flow of traffic in this prestigious part of D...

Overport

Overport, in similar fashion to the Berea against which it borders, is made up of a number of different suburbs – Overport, Sydenham, Sparks and parts of Essenwood. Historically the hilly suburb has sat on the lower end of the city's ridge - that exten...

Pinetown

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Pinetown lies between Kloof and Westville, just 10 minutes from Durban’s Berea and home to one of the oldest cricket clubs in KwaZulu Natal. Regarded up until now as a predominantly light industrial town, and not particularly sought after as a residen...

Point Waterfront

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Right at the entrance to one of South Africa's busiest ports is the Durban Point Waterfront, set to change the face of the city of Durban, particularly as it has recently got environmental approval for the crucial next phase of development, which will inc...

Queensburgh

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Queensburgh is a built up area that has boomed recently to include as many as 10 suburbs in its reach just 15 minutes’ drive south-west of Durban, en route to Amanzimtoti on the M7. With the push for property moving prices well out of reach of the ave...

Sherwood

To the west of Durban, virtually around the corner from Westville, lies Sherwood, known as the little ‘garden suburb’. Sherwood has always had a green resonance particularly attributable to the number of nurseries and the wonderful gardens that grace the ...

South Beach

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South Beach, as its name suggests, lies to the south of central Durban, midway between North Beach and Ushaka Marine World on the beach front of the city. South Beach's access to Durban's Harbour is good, all that separates the two is a railway line and Q...

Sydenham

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One of the more colourful neighbourhoods of Durban, Sydenham lies behind the ridge of the Berea, neighbouring on Sherwood, Sparks and Clare Hills. Obviously less fashionable than its counterparts on the ‘right’ side of the ridge, and without the requisite...

Umbilo

Overnight? Umbilo accommodation
Umbilo is one of the vibrant suburbs of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, where it is summer almost all year round and locals celebrate practically any event with excellent food that has distinct Indian influences. The neighbourhoods s...

Umgeni Park

Overnight? Umgeni Park accommodation
Lying exactly where its name suggests it should be, the suburb of Umgeni Park is just north of the Umgeni River Bird Park and Riverside Road, adjacent to Durban North and inland from the Blue Lagoon. The area is popular, like a lot of the more northern...

Umhlanga

Overnight? Umhlanga accommodation
Hard to believe that Umhlanga, the buzzing residential, commercial and resort suburb just outside of Durban, was once a seaside resort town called Umhlanga Rocks. During the early seventies it merged with La Lucia to become what it is today - Umhlanga - p...

Westville

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The range of accommodation in Westville is particularly convenient because it is close to the centre of Durban and includes a variety of guesthouses and B&B’s. The great thing about Westville is its accessibility to Durban Hotels, whilst still managing to...

Yellowwood Park

Overnight? Yellowwood Park accommodation
The first thing that strikes you about the leafy garden suburb of Yellowwood Park, just 14 kilometres from Durban, is that the majority of the roads are named after birds - Lark Lane, Kestrell Road, Wren Way - and that, as these may well indicate, this is...

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