Durban North is a large upmarket suburb extending from Durban's Umgeni River to luxurious La Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal Province. Most of Durban North overlooks the Indian Ocean which is within walking distance from many parts. Beachwood Golf Course in Durban North is one of the finest links courses in the country, the municipal Windsor Park Golf Course is just on the other side of the Umgeni, and a few kilometres from there is Durban Country Club Golf Course which often hosts the SA Open. Gateway Mall in nearby Umhlanga is a big attraction, as are two exciting casino complexes - Sibaya just beyond Umhlanga and Suncoast "down the road" on Durban Beachfront. For those flying in by light aircraft or charter, Durban North boasts its very own Virginia Airport. Durban North offers an abundance of accommodation to suit every need. This includes sumptuous guesthouses with full board, comfortable B&B lodges and well-appointed self-catering cottages. Whether visiting for business or pleasure, tranquil Durban North is like home from home!
Guests' trip to Durban North :
"We visited KwaZulu Natal and because we were on a business trip, we chose to stay away from the main tourist destinations such as Umhlanga Rocks and Ballito.
We were pleasantly surprised at the numerous accommodation options available in this small Durban suburb. There was far more Bed and Breakfast accommodation options than self catering facilities in Durban North, and most of these were star graded which left us feeling a little more relaxed when we paid our upfront deposit.
Many of the Durban North Guest Houses, as well as some of the Durban North Self Catering properties were elevated and had pleasant sea views.
We stayed at Braemar Guest House. The Bed and Breakfast accommodation was great and Sue was very helpful as our "tour guide"
We could have elected to stay at one of the Glenashley Guest Houses which is closer to la Lucia and can also extend in some parts to the beachfront.
There's a great shopping centre in La Lucia (La Lucia Mall) including the main KwaZulu Natal Golf Pro Shop.
Durban North proved to be a great springboard for our business opportunities because we had easy access to Umhlanga Rocks Gateway Centre, Springfield Park industrial area and North Coast Road industrial areas.
On our off days we played golf at Durban Country Club and Beachwood Golf club - both were fantastic.
We also visited the Umgeni Bird Park with occasional visits to the Durban swimming beachfronts.
Accommodation options in Durban North is a bonus, but nothing much else happens except dining out in some of the Durban North restaurants as well as Glenashley restaurants. I can't remember the name, but there was a lekker Portuguese restaurant in Glenashley (ask your guest house host for more info)
Besides accommodation in Durban North, the night life in Durban North is almost non-existent, except for a few very nice little pubs (or Gateway Shopping Centre in Umhlanga Rocks).......Oh, and The Sharks Board is also worth a visit.
All in all Durban North was a very quiet, clean and tidy suburb, ideal for business accommodation and easy driving access to Durban entertainment facilities.
We checked out the self catering accommodation options in Durban North and would only consider these for extended stays.
Moving on to Champagne Sports Hotel in The Drakensberg...........Can't wait."
Nic and Barbara
Bed & Breakfast in Durban North - Review for On The Beach
This bed & breakfast accommodation in Durban North is just great! Right across the road from the beach, and just a few km's from Umhlanga Rocks, it's a mini holiday while on business in Durban.
On The Beach bed & breakfast accommodation is only a few blocks away from fantastic shopping at the La Lucia Mall, and within walking distance to several fine Durban North restaurants. On our day off we enjoyed golfing at Durban North's Beachwood Golf Club, and a night out at the nearby Sun Coast Casino.
Our thanks to Mark for a truly memorable stay - Our recommended Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Durban North
Staff of Penter SA