KwaZulu-Natal's Durban Metro - The Golden Mile. Durban is KwaZulu-Natal's largest city and the third largest in the country. The naturally formed harbour is the busiest in South Africa and provides a vital link for trade and industry.
Impressive hotels line what's known as the Golden Mile, a fun-seeker's paradise, where a subtropical carnival atmosphere prevails.
The promenade is a colourful hub dotted with African women selling traditional handicraft, Zulu ricksha drivers, leisurely strollers, joggers, sunbathers and surfers surveying the sea swells. Holiday makers are attracted to the year-round summer sunshine playground which offers an incredible choice of leisure options.
The beaches are protected by shark nets offering secure swimming under the watchful gaze of lifesavers and there are numerous swimming baths and paddling pools on offer for those not wishing to venture into the Indian Ocean. A whole day can be spent at Water World which is a firm favourite with children. Yachting and windsurfing are some of the popular water sports as is angling. Organised boat and deep-sea fishing trips are also available.
A visit to uShaka Marine World is a must where sharks, turtles, and stingray to name a few, are on display in large tanks and many of the marine life are hand-fed by scuba divers in the tanks at meal times. Daily seal and dolphin shows are held at the dolphinarium.
Another popular attraction is the Fitszimons Snake Park, an important snake research centre. It places a strong emphasis on education and daily demonstrations and lecturers are given. Many snake species and a variety of other reptiles are exhibited. The Black Mamba, in particular, is the largest venomous snake in Africa. It's venom is extremely potent and can kill a person, not treated, in less than 7 hours.
Durban plays an important role in sport in South Africa. Each year the Mr Price Pro competition takes place on the beach where local and international surfers converge to battle the waves. Greyville Race Course is the venue for the annual July Handicap, South Africa's premier horse race. Thousands of runners from all over the country including foreigners take part in the Comrades Marathon, an annual long-distance running event held between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The enormous King's Park Stadium, home of the Natal Sharks Rugby Team, is host to many an international rugby match, and the complex includes a soccer stadium, cricket ground and an Olympic swimming pool. Regular golf competitions are held at the Durban Country Club and Beachwood courses.
An Exotic Flavour
Restaurants, pubs, action bars and discos abound and there are dozens of shops and shopping centres available for non-stop shopping. The Indian Market is a conglomeration of bazaars and stalls selling everything from curries to Indian saris adding a touch of the exotic. Regular tours in and around Durban introduce visitors to it's cultural diversity.
With the International Airport only 15kms away, Durban is the perfect holiday venue for travellers.
Two cottages with two comfortably furnished bedrooms all en-suite, with air cons. one double room., one twin room, fitted kitchen, lounge, TV, in each cottage. will accommodate 8 adults 2 small children. 5mins drive Umhlanga. 7mins drive Durban...
Three spacious double rooms in the main house. All rooms have TV. There is secure parking behind electronic gates. Enquire about our spacious self contained flatlet (with kitchenette) separate from the house. Close to restaurants, pubs and shops.
12 Glitter Bay is situated on Umhlanga's Bronze Beach boasting exceptional views, direct access to the popular beachfront walkway and swimming beaches, good security and a lovely communal swimming pool & braai area.
Our spacious double rooms are individually decorated and appointed with period furniture. All rooms are en suite with TV including M-Net, split level air conditioning and tea making facilities.
We are a family run B&B literally across the road from the warm Indian Ocean and kilometres of golden beach. We offer: Upstairs, Downstairs
This 18th floor, luxury self-catering apartment boasts unrivalled views across Africa's busiest port and the Indian Ocean coastline.
Branley Lodge is situated in a quiet residential area of Hillcrest with easy access to both the M13 Highway and N3 Toll Road. We are a 20 minute drive from Durban and 35 minute drive from Pietermaritzburg
Sunnyhill House is self catering and is one of the houses in our complex. It is Italian tiled throughout and has three separate bedrooms, the first has a double bed with extra length, the second has 2 three quarter size beds and the third has a...
Wake up to an East Coast Sunrise and watch the sun set on the beautiful Durban Harbour. The Spinnaker is a landmark high rise apartment building situated in the rejuvenated Durban Point Waterfront, directly overlooking Ushaka Marine World.
Nestled in the tranquil and inspired Bellevue Campus, an award winning mixed-use business park in the heart of old Kloof, the Apartment on Bellevue is a homely luxurious refuge for travellers.
Tenbury is a private & up market penthouse situated on the frontline of Durban's beautiful Golden Mile. With stunning, panoramic ocean & beachfront views, Tenbury commands an impressive position right on the doorstep of the popular Ushaka Marine World
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Searock is located in the most prestigious suburb of Umhlanga Rocks, for the very discerning visitor. Here one can experience the luxury and elegance of a contemporary apartment.
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Situated 500m above sea level, savour space, privacy and mild temperatures free of typical Durban humidity, in this fully equipped self-catering cottage situated on 2 acres of prime Kloof real estate.
Balmoral Guest House, situated in Durban North boasts up market "home from home" accommodation with 7 Standard Rooms plus 2 Executive Rooms. Guests are privileged to relax on their own privately enclosed patio
"Nunuburd" is dedicated to providing good value for money accommodation and service beyond compare, ensuring your accommodation needs are not only met, but exceeded.
All beautifully decorated rooms at Rivendell Bed & Breakfast 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. Rivendell Bed & ...
Sandals Guest House is centrally situated in the quiet residential area of Umhlanga Rocks, only 200 metres from the beach and one block away from the heart of the village where there is an abundance of top class restaurants and
Guests can enjoy a full English breakfast, in a quaint private breakfast room, which has a lovely view of the pool area and Nature Reserve. Vegetarian options are also available