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.
The Bridgewing is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac with uninterrupted views of the Indian ocean. The unit offers comfortable accommadation for two in unassuming luxury. The open plan design includes a modern fully fitted kitchen and an en-suite ...
The spacious, open plan kitchen which is fully equipped with the latest hi-tech appliances consists of a granite-topped island with a breakfast nook. The living room is also fully equipped with a LCD TV
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Overlooking the sea on the Bluff Durban's best kept secret and on secure premises in a safe suburb. Agape offers new comfortable accommodation in air-conditioned cabins
Southey House is conveniently situated in the leafy suburb of Kloof, close to the M13 and near to Thomas More School. It has breathtaking views over Durban and the ocean beyond. Guests can relax in the tastefully furnished guest lounge, on the expansive
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This pristine apartment is nestled behind Oyster Box Hotel, and provides you with the ideal opportunity to utilize whilst on holiday. Perfectly positioned close to the bustle of the Umhlanga village life, yet distant enough to relax and forget it all.
Well appointed and tastefully furnished, air conditioned 3 bedroom apartment with 3 bathrooms (main en-suite). Lounge and main bedroom open onto extra large patio with beach and breaker views.
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.
Refresh at the Beach Hotel, right on the ocean's doorstep. Enjoy awe inspiring beach and sea views and spectacular sunsets from the comfort of your spacious hotel room or self catering apartment.
The apartment which overlooks the Indian Ocean comprising a large open plan lounge and dinning room, fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a spacious patio. You can enjoy the ambience of this seaside village with all of the best ...
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30 METERS from the beach!!!!!! We offer luxurious and comfortable accommodation with a variety of options to our guests. English / continental breakfast served in the dining area. We invite you to experience South African hospitality at its finest.
At Cowrie Cottage, we pride ourselves on our excellent accommodation and facilities. We have 5 well appointed suites, all with their own bathrooms and private entrances. Each suite has their own sitting area, tea and coffee facilities, as well as ...