Umbilo, Durban

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 surrounding Umbilo include Chatsworth, Queensburgh and Bluff. Thanks to this central positioning, Umbilo is a convenient place to stay while exploring the massive metropolis of Durban.

Umbilo is a residential and industrial suburb. Wide, busy streets are flanked by shops, offices, houses and blocks of flats. This means that visitors that choose to stay here will be right in the heart of the Durban vibe.

Durban is home to the King Shaka International Airport, which welcomes millions of international tourists every year. It also has a number of world-class malls and amenities. Its most popular tourist attractions include the uShaka Marine World, the Durban Botanical Gardens, the stunning beaches that enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the Musgrave Rooftop Market, and the impressive Moses Mabhida Stadium, where visitors can enjoy all kinds of adventure sports.

Umbilo is less than six hours’ drive from Johannesburg, 11 hours from Port Elizabeth and just over 16 hours from Cape Town.

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