Places to stay in Durban, South Africa

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal’s largest city is probably the most cosmopolitan of South Africa’s cities with its African, Indian and colonial influences. The warm Indian Ocean make this city a popular spot for sunbathers, surfers and water-sports enthusiasts and the Golden Mile beachfront, stretching from the uShaka Marine World all along to the Moses Mabhida Stadium, is a popular tourist attraction.

Although it’s beaches can be considered the main attractions of the city of Durban, it also boasts some of the continents best shopping Malls, for example Gateway Theatre of Shopping, in Umhlanga, is the largest Mall, in terms of size, in Africa, the Pavilion Shopping Centre, in Westville, with its unique design is also another city favourite.

Being the largest city of KwaZulu-Natal, the city also showcases the culture of the proud Zulu people, with cultural villages and township tours sure to enthrall you with this vibrant culture. The Indian population also adds to the melting pot of cultures in this city and no visit to Durban is complete without an outing to the Victoria Street Market and the temples and mosques which cater to the largely Hindu Indian and Muslim Indian populations.

Durban also hosts many international conferences and conventions at its aptly named International Convention Centre as well as many international sporting matches between South Africa and visiting teams are showcased in the legendary Kings Park (rugby games), Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, as well as the latest addition, built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

With a plethora of attractions, restaurants and activities, Durban, and its wonderful sub-tropical climate, is the ideal weekend getaway or holiday destination. To cater for all it’s visitors Durban also boasts some of the finest accommodation establishments in South Africa ranging from humble self-catering apartments to star graded guest houses, bed and breakfasts and hotels. Come and stay in Durban, and leave with a bucket load of memories.

 

Random Accommodation in Durban

from R560 per person

Mackaya Bella Guest House

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from R500 per person

Centre Court Bed & Breakfast

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from R1000 per unit

Ocean Blue Guesthouse

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