Durban

Durban, a coastal city in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, is known for its African, Indian and colonial influences. A natural paradise known for its beautiful stretch of sun-kissed beaches and sub-tropical climate, Durban is considered one of the top surfing destinations in South Africa. Refurbished for soccer’s 2010 World Cup, the seafront promenade runs from uShaka Marine World, a huge theme park with an aquarium, to the futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium. Durban places host to the world’s oldest and largest ultra-marathon, the Comrades Marathon and along the coast, Aliwal Shoal is considered one of the world’s top ranked diving sites.

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From cave tours to exotic safaris, ostrich rides and diving with sharks, you'll have never-ending fun when you choose one of our South African hotels.


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Attractions

  • Durban Botanical Gardens

    South Africa’s oldest surviving botanical garden creates a heavenly escape from city life with indigenous cyads found throughout the cultivated grounds, alongside collections of ferns, orchids, and trees. The gardens also specialise in native plants that attract butterflies. Visitors can also attend a Victorian tea party amongst the flora and fauna.

  • uShaka Marine World

    This family-friendly marine theme park hosts the world’s fifth largest aquarium filled with several shark species and snorkelling and scuba available for the adventurous. The Wet ‘n Wild waterpark packs a thrill with Africa’s highest slide (an 18-m drop), as well as rides suitable for children. The uShaka Beach and Village Walk offer visitors a relaxing break from marine life and animal encounters.

  • Relaxed Golden Mile Beach

    At this laidback waterfront, the beach is popular with both surfers and sun-lovers. The area is surrounded by attractions and dining options, including a skate park, surfing museum, picnic and fishing area, casino complex, and traditional markets. After a walk along the oceanway, adults can indulge at the casino complex and families will enjoy the miniature replica of Durban.

  • Umgeni River Bird Park

    Surrounded by natural waterfalls, visitors can explore paths that wind through three aviaries and exhibits featuring birds from around the world. The open-air auditorium features performances from owls, toucans, vultures, and more and showcases the park’s conservation efforts. Visitors can view the nursery and see endangered species hatched and hand-raised.


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  • Durban, South Africa
    • City
    • Beach
    • Pool
    • Free WIFI

    The Protea Hotel Durban Edward is a four-star hotel located on the beach in Durban, South Africa. It offers travelers luxury hotel rooms and suites,

    many of which feature ocean views, an on-site restaurant and nearly 8,000 square feet of venue space.
    From 70 USD / night BOOK NOW
  • Durban, South Africa
    • Beach
    • Family
    • Pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center
    • Free WIFI
    • Free Parking

    Situated just 20 minutes south of Durban, this modern and luxurious South Coast hotel resort is well-known for its excellent accommodation, wonderful

    food, friendly hospitality and first-class service.
    From 58 USD / night BOOK NOW

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