Whether you’re keen to catch some waves at Durban’s iconic beaches, dance the night away on Florida Road thanks to the city’s vibrant nightlife, or pay a visit to uShaka Marine World, Moses Mabhida Stadium or the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Durban has plenty to keep you occupied in between your beach-time on the golden sands.
Best hotels in Durban for a trip to the South African coast
Located on the beachfront, Belaire Suites Hotel offers 124 luxuriously furnished apartments with beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. Each apartment has a mini kitchenette with microwave, fridge and kettle and all apartments have beach views.
As well as beach access, Belaire Suites is only a short walk to Fun World and Mini Town and is close to sports facilities such as Kings Park Rugby Stadium as well as the Suncoast Casino.
Ideally located on the Golden Mile promenade, the Blue Waters hotel offers you direct access to Durban’s thriving entertainment hub as well as the sandy beaches and calming Indian ocean. Most of the recently refurbished rooms have balconies with ocean views.
Guests can indulge in delicious afternoon tea in the Florida Lounge or make use of the first-rate leisure facilities and play a game of squash before relaxing in the sauna.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga
This chic 3-star hotel situated in Umhlanga Rocks is the perfect gateway to sunny beaches and idyllic surroundings in Durban. Sit back and relax on the rooftop’s scenic sun deck and cool off in the replenishing plunge pool overlooking the KZN coastline.
As well as Umhlanga Beach, nearby attractions include the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, Haween Forest and the infamous Gateway Theatre of Shopping for all your fashion and dining needs.
Eagle Wind Manor
For something a little cooler, escape the humidity and head to the hills. Sitting on the crest of Botha’s Hill, on the edge of the Valley of 1000 Hills, Eagle Wind Manor offers cosy accommodation in tranquil countryside surroundings, just 30 minutes from Durban.
Rooms are elegantly furnished with luxurious amenities and the finest bedding for a restful nights sleep after all the country air. Sit back and relax, take a leisurely dip in the swimming pool, and enjoy a cool glass of wine on the patio opening out onto the gardens.
Upscale and stylish, the 5-star Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel in Durban North has been named one of the Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in the World at the World Luxury Hotel Awards.
Situated on the cosmopolitan Umhlanga Rocks Drive, the hotel boasts unbeatable views of the Indian Ocean with an infinity swimming pool and magnificent koi ponds.