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.
22 Bronze Beach is a magnificent beach front apartment situated on Umhlanga's premier bathing beach. The unit has exceptional sea views and has direct access to the popular beachfront promenade and swimming beaches.
You are invited you to relax and enjoy luxury, comfort and wonderful hospitality at our "home from home" in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, where we have the pleasure of offering you.
This room is located on the ground level and leads onto a beautiful garden and pool area. The room features a king-size bed or twin beds, as well as tea and coffee facilities, a fridge, DSTv, air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. A sepa
Seven Gunda is a hidden gem in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks situated in a quiet crescent with easy access to all amenities and attractions that this beautiful part of the East Coastline has to offer.
In the heart of Durban North lies this exclusive but relaxed family home that consists of five bedrooms, three bathrooms, large kitchen, two lounges and a beautiful large colonial verandah. This house offers facilities such as DSTV, Wi-Fi, laundry facilit
There are 4 large bedrooms with a sea view from the main bedroom. Main en suite with 2 additional bathrooms and a separate guest loo. 2 Large lounges both with flat screen TV and DSTV.
Up market, affordable accommodation with excellent service and warm hospitality, Anchor's Rest has everything to offer the holidaymaker or business person. Set in tropical surroundings with beautiful beaches, quality shopping and restaurants, as ...
The Executive Suite 2 is a gorgeous, one bedroom luxury apartment in the exclusive Pearls Building. The apartment is a 70m2 modern one-bedroom apartment.
Set amidst the subtropical vegetation of a former sugar estate, Mount Edgecombe Golf Lodge is a subtle statement of pure luxury and elegance within the beauty of a prestigious Golf Estate. Golfers are thoroughly indulged with a choice of two of ...
Glitter Bay is situated in the Umhlanga swimming beach boasting exceptional views, direct access to the popular beachfront walkway and swimming beaches, good security and a lovely common use swimming pool.
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
"Nunuburd" is dedicated to providing good value for money accommodation and service beyond compare, ensuring your accommodation needs are not only met, but exceeded.
The Spinnaker is a landmark high rise apartment building set in a commanding position overlooking Ushaka Island Marine Park. Situated on the 21st floor it affords unrivaled panoramic views across Africa's busiest harbour, the Indian Ocean, Durban's Golden
African Tree Lodge is an Internationally recognized Four Star Guest House nestled in a quite tropical atmosphere, punctuated by our resident wildlife and enormous variety of birds.
Afri-Lala borders the Country Club and is ideally suited to accommodate sports enthusiasts, business executives, wedding guests, travelers and tourists. All en-suite rooms offer air conditioners, tea/coffee tray.
This comfortable unit is in a quiet and peaceful setting even though it is within walking distance to the main shopping area and a slightly longer walk will take you the Heritage Market with all their shopping boutiques and about 10 restaurants.
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.You can enjoy the ambience ...
Khululeka Backpackers is located in central Hillcrest, within walking distance (900m) of numerous restaurants, shops and fast-food outlets along Old Main Road. The Heritage Theatre, a popular local attraction, is also an option for a dinner theatre out