Enjoy a Trip to Durban

A friend of mine is getting married in Durban so have been doing some planning about going on a trip to Durban! My impression of Durban is based on being a sub-tropical city with beautiful long beaches and a chilled out vibe and balmy weather all year round.  It’s home to the largest and busiest port in Africa, restaurants, shopping centres, a happening beach front, great surfing as well as a superb city for watersports all year round. Durban is also home to world class stadiums for all major sports. Durban is a culturally rich city with a population of about 3.5 million people!


Durban’s reputation as a coastal city with styling influences from Indian culture is not amiss in the city’s many hotels. Colourful boutique hotels, beach bungalows, larger hotels dating back to colonial times, and small bed and breakfasts are all just some of the options that await travellers during their holiday or business trip to Durban. Everywhere you go you will meet friendly people and stand in awe of the multicultural diversity and sheer vibrancy Durban has to offer.

You can stay in Durban’s Golden Mile at Protea Hotel Edward, Tropicana Hotel, Blue Waters Hotel, Balmoral Hotel or even Parkview Hotel. These beachfront establishments will put you right in the thick of the hustle and bustle of the community where surfing and fishing are daily activities.

The Concierge Hotel Boutique Bungalows on St. Mary’s Avenue is a small, quirky boutique hotel rising in popularity due to its friendly service and urban décor. The fashionable trendy set of travellers will certainly enjoy the open glass-framed layout and espresso bar when they’re not relaxing in their earth toned rooms complete with air conditioning, free internet access, or watching their LCD television.

The four-star Belaire Suites hotel on Snell Parade has all the luxury of its name would suggest and all at the great rates beginning as low as $56 USD. This small hotel is directly in front of the Indian Ocean and Durban’s Gold Beaches, and is also within walking distance from Durban’s main casino and other tourist-friendly neighbourhoods lined with shops and restaurants. The great thing about Belaire Suites is that the rooms are designed to be very self-catering. All rooms include a kitchenette, even the studio apartment style rooms. Families will enjoy the extra space offered to them in the 2- and 3-bedroom suite apartments complete with living rooms as well.

The Benjamin Hotel is another of Durban’s fantastic affordable hotels that does not fall short on style or service. Located on Florida Road, the Benjamin Hotel’s staff prides itself on maintaining an ambiance of quiet sophistication that allow guests to feel as though they are at a home away from home. Couples and individual professionals will love the spacious rooms with bathrooms en suite, free wireless internet and swimming pool with a terrace.

Begin your Durban excursion today by searching for flights hotels within your price range. Fly.co.za is a great place to start when looking to find flights from Cape Town to Durban.

Here’s looking forward to some KwaZulu Natal culture and hospitality for a Capetonian!

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