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Hot bodies, gnarly waves, sun-drenched sparkling beaches, chic eateries and glamorous hotels characterise Durban’s Golden Mile. The Golden Mile is a strip of beachfront in the KwaZulu-Natal capital city of Durban, a playground for international holidaymakers and the preferred destination for locals who arrive from all parts of South Africa during the school holidays. Durban’s weather is sub-tropical, rarely cold and the Indian Ocean is warm enough to swim in throughout the year. The piers are popular fishing spots and viewpoints while the clean beaches are patrolled by lifeguards and protected by shark nets.
The Golden Mile stretches from uShaka Marine World in the south up to the Suncoast Casino in the north. In between are swimming and surfing beaches overlooked by top hotels and stylish cafés. Brightly adorned rickshaws fared by smiling drivers with outrageous headgear will transport you along the promenade – shared by runners, pedestrians, skaters and cyclists – as you pass swimming... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.