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Durban , in KwaZulu Natal , is a modern city on a beautiful beach on the Indian Ocean on the East coast of South Africa . It is in the midst of sugar cane plantations , situated on a large... Show more

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15 Boutique Hotels in Durban. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Tariman Boutique Hotel

In La Lucia

Tariman INN is a popular choice for business or leisure. From the minute you walk into La Lucia Mall you will feel th...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
Bar
WiFi
DSTV

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R772.0

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Ammazulu African Palace

In Kloof

The palace, reflecting on parts of KZN history, is the vision of Durban artist Peter Amm, who has used his entire col...

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R1450.0

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Cathedral Peak Hotel

In Cathedral Peak

A paradise of fresh mountain air and exquisite surroundings, Cathedral Peak Hotel is renowned for its natural beauty....

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Fireplace
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Wheelchair Friendly
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R1376

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Royal Ushaka Hotel

In Durban

Nestled in the quite suburb of Rossburgh, the Royal Ushaka Boutique Hotel offers refuge from the hectic demands of ev...

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R695.0

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The Royal Ushaka Hotel - Durban North

In Durban North

Royal Ushaka Durban North features air-conditioned rooms with satellite flat-screen TV in the Durban North district o...

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R750.0

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Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel

In Morningside

Audacia Manor offers spacious, individually decorated luxury rooms styled with king-sized beds and fully appointed ba...

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Braai Area
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Conference Facility
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R2500.0

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Mcdonalds Boutique Hotel

In Glenwood

McDonalds Boutique Hotel in its elevated position on the spectacular East Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, is one of the bes...

Swimming Pool
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Wentworth Hotel

In Bluff

Wentworth Hotel is set in the Wentworth area in Durban. It is 15 minutes from Durban’s city centre and just around th...

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WiFi
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R544

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Queensburgh Bed and Breakfast

In Queensburgh

Queensburgh Bed and Breakfast or self-catering accommodation in Queensburgh, within easy reach of Durban Central. D...

Braai Area
WiFi
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Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Jacuzzi
Aircon
TV

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R715

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Hotel Cube

In Morningside

Hotel Cube is situated in the leafy, upmarket suburb of Morningside Durban, overlooking the Moses Mabhida and ABSA St...

Parking on Premises
Aircon
Internet access
WiFi
DSTV
TV

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R799

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eMakhosini Boutique Hotel

In Morningside

eMakhosini Boutique Hotel is set in the trendy suburb of Morningside, Durban. Once home to the French Consulate, the ...

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Aircon
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Bar

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R900

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Salsabeel Boutique Hotel

In Durban

Ideally positioned, Salsabeel Boutique Hotel is situated in the suburb of Essenwood in Durban and is within reach of ...

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TV
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Internet access

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R2000

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Quarters Hotel

In Morningside

Four Victorian homes have exquisitely been restored by award winning architects to create an exclusive hotel of immen...

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R2200

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Durban Reviews

Rendani Ramaliba
22 December 2018

Shopping and uShaka Marine.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Herminah Rampedi
10 December 2018

The place I stayed in and the beach.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Mlungisi Mkhwanazi
03 December 2018

Shopping at Gateway Shopping Centre.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Nirvana Sewkumar
26 November 2018

Absolutely scenic.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Charlotte Ngobeni
14 November 2018

The My City bus service with a day pass ticket,that is bought once per day to be used throughout the day with different stops, on and off the bus. We went to different venues and places of interest throughout the day for the entire duration of the tour.

We went to the harbour & took a cruise. We ate tasty fish & chips at the restaurant close to the OR Tambo Drive next to the bus stop. I recommend everyone going to Durban to go buy at fish & chips.

Superb. 5 out of 5
reshma mownchan
29 October 2018

The weather in Durban.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Mangazeni Nicolas Dlamini
05 September 2018

Atmosphere is cool in Durban.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Paul Faller
18 August 2018

Cool weather in August.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
VALERIE singh
17 August 2018

USAKA MARINE WORLD

Superb. 5 out of 5
LEigh Ann Mclaren
15 August 2018

Beautiful in Durban.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

More info about Durban

Durban , in KwaZulu Natal , is a modern city on a beautiful beach on the Indian Ocean on the East coast of South Africa . It is in the midst of sugar cane plantations , situated on a large natural harbour , and surrounded by rolling green hills, gorgeous scenery and beaches.

Durban was built on a gorgeous bay with a narrow entrance , a natural protected harbour, along an exquisite coastline with lush tropical vegetation , and long bronze beaches overlooking the sparkling turquoise sea.

Durban is a popular Holiday destination for millions of South Africans, a city with 15 kilometres of golden sands, warm sea and year round good weather.The climate is wonderful, hot, humid and sub tropical with pleasant warm dry winters . In summer there are evening showers. The gardens and trees are glorious; flowers and shrubs thrive in the warm moist weather .

Durban is a dynamic, fast moving city. It is the closest sea outlet for landlocked Johannesburg and Gauteng and most of the country's interior.

Durban attracts global International Tourism too.The New York Travel Magazine put it on the list of Top 10 Must See Cities in 2015. The Durban Beachfront City was one of the Top 7 Wonder Cities of the World, voted from 1200 nominated cities, the only city in Africa. It is one of the cities that represents " global diversity of an urban society."

As well as a tourist destination, it is a manufacturing and industrial centre and handles the shipment of South African goods . The harbour deals with containers and there are usually about 25 ships lined along the horizon of the sea, as it is a busy port. It is the biggest city on the East coast of Africa.

Things to do

Durban is a Beachfront City and people can almost surf in the city! There are great surfing spots right on the main Durban beach in town. Most visitors intend to get to the beautiful warm beaches as soon as possible, as Durban is all about relaxing, with the wonderful climate and the sea never under 20 degrees. The beaches have shark nets to ensure safe swimming and are watched by life guards.

The Golden Mile along the Durban beachfront is lined with multi-story hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs.There is a vibrant night life in Durban, and also the Suncoast Casino for gambling.

The International Conference Centre caters for businesses and the central business district is within easy reach.

Durban has a strong Water Lifestyle culture, with many facilities for all water sports - swimming, diving, surfing, body boarding, kite surfing, jet skiing, wind surfing, kayaking, water skiing, pier fishing and paddle boating.

Shaka Marine World is a beautifully landscaped amazing place to stroll around and explore. Built on over 16 hectares of beachfront property, it is the biggest theme park in Africa. Totally focused on family entertainment, this amusement park keeps children happily occupied for hours. There are slides, tubes, water tunnels, gigantic aquariums, snorkeling lagoons, swimming pools, 2 amphitheatres, impressive dolphin shows , and restaurants . The enormous aquariums have sharks, seals, dolphins, penguins and tropical fish.

The vintage Umgeni Steam Train Railway has a timetable and calendar of events for wonderfully entertaining scenic trips through the picturesque Valley of 1000 Hills.

Boat cruises go around the harbour every day, and fun river trips are available too.

The Umgeni River Bird Park in an old converted quarry, with huge walk through aviaries, thousands of birds, and waterfalls, is also fascinating for children to visit.

There are many Golf courses in Durban, with at least 10 nearby clubs. The lush vegetation, with its profusion of indigenous and exotic trees and flowering shrubs, is a great environment for golf courses.

There are often concerts at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, where there is also the highest and widest bridge swing in the world.

Nature reserves, parks and gardens are all across the city. The Durban Botanical Gardens and the enchanted Makaranga gardens in Kloof are definitely worth visiting.

The town centre is full of shops and malls, and all along the beachfront are superb Zulu crafts, baskets and beadwork , gorgeous hand made articles at a ridiculously reasonable price.

Where to eat

Durban has superb places to eat. A wide variety of restaurants, hotels and take away food shops are all along the Golden Mile, within easy walking distance.

Afro’s Chicken is a favourite chicken hamburger restaurant on the beachfront.

The Surf Rider’s Food Shack and Caffe Java are comfortable casual coffee houses with straightforward food.

For a bistro on the beach there is California Dreaming, and also Circus Circus for light food and salads.

For cafes, there is the Freedom Cafe in Greyville, and Parc Cafe in Glenwood; both excellent .

A popular Italian restaurant is Remo’s Fratelli in Umhlanga Rocks, with another branch in the Mount Edgecombe Country Estate.

The best Indian food is Mali’s in Morningside for classic South Indian food, and Palki for real authentic Indian cuisine, in Berea.

Cafe Abyssinia has Ethiopian African cuisine In Musgrave, and perhaps the best Asian food is The Greedy Buddha on north beach.

The African Peninsula Restaurant on Marine Drive on the Bluff has beautiful views over the ocean, especially for breakfasts and lunches, so as to enjoy the spectacular setting.The 9th Avenue Bistro is a classic and elegant bistro in Morningside with superb reviews.

The gorgeous Oyster Box hotel in Umhlanga has the Ocean Terrace, which has wonderful views over the sea, as well as a curry buffet and grill room.

Where to Stay

There is a vast array of accommodation available in and around Durban, catering for all requirements, from businessmen to families. High rise apartments stretch all along the Golden Mile beachfront with expansive idyllic views. Many self catering apartments are available.

There are numerous luxury hotels, holiday homes, self catering apartments, guest houses, and B&Bs.There are guest houses with views of the sea in the outlying suburbs for those who wish to stay out of the city centre.

Transport

Durban has an excellent freeway network and is about 35kms from King Shaka International Airport. Be prepared however, as the driving is wild. There is also the Rickshaw, or the City Tour Bus for touring around the city.

It is only about 30 minutes drive to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, and there are more scenic drives up both the north and south coast.The south leads to the Sapphire coast, 40 kms of lush coastal forest and glorious golden beaches, and north to Umhlanga and the Sugar coast.

There are several game reserves to drive to from Durban and also 2 World Heritage sites - the St Lucia Wetlands and the Drakensberg Mountains.

The N3 leads directly to Johannesburg.

Did you know

Durban began as a British colonial outpost in 1824 when a contingent of 25 soldiers sailed into the bay. A beautiful sight met them as they sailed into the harbour, a paradise with birds and wild life, a heavenly coastline with lush tropical vegetation, and long bronze beaches overlooking the sea.

A few more settlers arrived in 1835 and rather valiantly announced they were going to build a town. They named it Durban after Sir Ben D'urban, the Governor of the Cape then, who was recalled shortly afterwards for rather anti social behaviour, having been a soldier too long. He never saw Durban and probably didn't know it was named after him anyway.

Durban is important architecturally as it has one of the largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world. Along the harbour are many Victorian warehouses with fine architectural detailing.

The Durban Municipality is embarking upon a huge renewal program of Durban City "to restore it to its former glory" as it is so important to international tourism.

About Boutique Hotels

More intimate and personalised than larger hotels, guests can expect a warmer, friendlier stay at a Boutique Hotel. Boutique Hotels are high-end accommodation, and guests can expect all the usual luxury amenities expected from a regular/larger hotel, including wifi; tea and coffee facilities; and deluxe bedding, and then some. Most Boutique Hotels pride themselves on personal service that allows them to go the extra-mile - making it an ideal place to stay for guests celebrating special events or anniversaries.