Durban is a city that is famous for its golden beaches, friendly people, beautiful architecture, and delicious food. Stay in hotel in Durban and spend time discovering the true heart of this city. You can stay in the main city or in any of the surrounding towns such as Hillcrest, Umhlanga, and Ballito. Each area has its own unique atmosphere and where you stay will depend on what kind of holiday you wish to have.
There is so much to see and do in Durban that every type of traveller, from backpackers to honeymooners and families, will find what they're looking for. Summer is a popular time to visit the city, so it is worth booking your accommodation months in advance if you are looking for a cheap hotel or good hotel offer. To find your ideal hotel in Durban, use the easy-to-navigate Opodo search engine. This user-friendly search engine allows you to apply a number of filters to your search such as date, number of rooms required, and number of guests in the booking. You can easily find your perfect room and the best offers available on your preferred dates.
The biggest attraction for most visitors to Durban is the beach. Head to the Golden Mile and walk along the beach-facing promenade until you find the perfect beach for you. Surfers will love the waves at North Beach while families will enjoy the calm waters of uShaka Beach. The sand here is golden and perfect for building sandcastles. Thrill seekers should head to uShaka Marine World to go down the biggest water slide in Africa while youngsters can have fun while learning at the adjacent aquarium housed in a fake shipwreck.
Shoppers will find their paradise at Gateway in Umhlanga - the mall is home over 390 shops and 70 eateries. Take a guided tour north to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve if you would like to encounter beautiful wildlife, including lions, elephants and rhinos. The tours often stop at a Zulu cultural centre allowing you to learn more about the Zulu Nation. Durban is famous for its delicious curries, and the dish known as bunny chow, which is curry in a hollowed out bread loaf. Try some authentic Durban curry or bunny chow at the Victoria Street Market.
There are a number of hotels along the Golden Mile for those wanting to stay right by the beach. From here, you can also easily walk to uShaka Marine World, Victoria Street Market, and several theatres and museums, including the Playhouse Company Theatre and the Durban Natural Science Museum. Book a hotel in the suburb of Musgrave and in particular, Florida Road, if you want to be close to a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. To be surrounded by green countryside with lovely views over the city of Durban, try the suburbs of Hillcrest and Gillits. Those staying in Hillcrest can head to the Shongweni Farmers Market on Saturday mornings to buy delicious coffee and fresh pastries.
Shoppers and visitors who enjoy dancing the night away should stay in the vibrant town of Umhlanga near the airport. Chartwell Drive is good for foodies, being home to a number of restaurants to suit all tastes, while families will love Ballito thanks to its quieter beaches, restaurants with play areas, and green areas for kids to play in. Book your hotel in Durban through Opodo to secure your ideal accommodation in this dynamic and welcoming city.