Spread out along South Africa's East coast, Durban is a seaside town with an urban glaze. Skyscrapers line the golden sand of the beaches that stretch out into the cool waves of the Indian Ocean creating some exceptional scenery. What may come as a surprise to many is the fact that Durban is home to the largest concentration of Indian people outside of any city in India and the influences that 19th century South Asian migrants brought to Durban mingle with the native African culture to create a vibrant melting pot. This unique blend makes Durban all the more appealing as it is well-endowed with Indian markets selling spices, kurtas and food, all accompanied by a general subcontinental vibe.Read More
If you are planning a Durban holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Balmoral Hotel Durban
The Balmoral still reflects its historic and stately facade, which makes it one of Durbans most elegant venues along the Golden Mile Beachfront. The Balmoral boasts elegantly appointed, fully equipped large bedrooms. Located on Durban's Golden Mile with the beach on its doorstep The Balmoral hotel is a short walk away from the shopping and business district, the International Convention Centre and the uShaka Marine World which features the largest Dolphinarium in Africa.
Hotel Blue Waters Durban
This famous retro-design, landmark hotel offers everything you'll ever want in a hotel and most of the chic, spacious rooms have wonderful and expansive ocean views. Cuisine from all over the world is dished up on a daily basis at the various dining outlets at the hotel. Perfect for a luxury beach break, wedding, honeymoon or family holiday, this accommodation is situated on the beach and is less than ten minutes drive from Durban’s city centre.
Durban Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Durban.