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Durban

If doesn't matter if you're after a brief break or planning a vacation, Durban is a fabulous destination.

This area of Kwazulu-Natal contains approximately 3,100,000 inhabitants.

It is located roughly 330 miles southeast of the national capital of Pretoria. It's also 11 miles east of Pinetown.

Ensure the whole family has a great time by stopping by some of the child-friendly activities of the area. Pack a daypack and head to uShaka Marine World and Durban Funworld. Wet 'n Wild is another fun-filled option.

Housed in habitats along the trails and pathways of Umgeni River Bird Park and the Mitchell Park Zoo, a wide variety of critters will keep the family enthralled for hours.

Want to try your luck? Take on the blackjack dealer or just enjoy the exciting atmosphere at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World.

At the Durban Botanical Gardens, visitors can discover a range of fascinating plants, flowers and trees.

Visitors who are after the perfect opportunity to enjoy some time outdoors will find large stretches of scenic coastline. South Beach and North Beach should be your first stops. Locals will also direct you to Addington Beach and Dairy Beach.

Nature enthusiasts often head to Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve and Blue Lagoon when they want to take a break.

The Old Courthouse Museum is an excellent place where inquisitive people can go to get inspired. Meander through the halls, lose yourself in the exhibits and be sure to ask about any special events or happenings.

Accounts of this area's seafaring past are imprinted on the remnants of obsolete watercraft on display at the Port Natal Maritime Museum.

The specimens and objects at the Durban City Hall aren't just heaps of fun to look at. In fact, they also play an important role in helping us understand the natural world.

The Kwa Muhle Museum and the Phansi Museum are two great places to discover the history of the world.

Learn more about the past at Old House Museum, one of the most popular snapshots of history in this area.

Learn about the region's spiritual side and take in the serene atmosphere at the Juma Mosque and St James Anglican Church. You may also like to read up on St. Thomas' Church and St. Mary's.

Kick back, relax and take a break from shopping and sightseeing in the city at Farewell Square.

If you have an interest in the area's educational institutions, you might like to visit the Durban University of Technology and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Walk through the grounds, check out the different faculties and get a glimpse of tomorrow's leaders. You'll soon see why these are such popular places to study.

Make the most out of this area's reputation as a great place to shop. Stay up to date with local trends, enjoy a meal or just enjoy the atmosphere at Workshop Mall and Victoria Street Market. You're also sure to be impressed with the range of items at The Pavilion Westville and Wilson's Wharf.

To catch some home-grown or touring acts, head to the Catalina Theatre, one of the great live performance venues in the area. After the concert, head off to one of the close-by restaurants or bars and enjoy the local dishes.

Once you've ticked off all the major attractions in and around Durban, make time to visit some of its lesser-known gems. Some good options to start off with are the Sugar Terminal and the Killie Campbell Africana Library. Also, consider visiting the African Art Centre and the BAT Centre if time allows.


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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

63 Snell Parade, Durban
3.6
of 5, from 27 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Durban Beachfront, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of North Beach and Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. UShaka Marine World is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

£67
Hilton Durban

Hilton Durban

12-14 Walnut Road, Durban
4.1
of 5, from 383 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Durban Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Durban International Convention Centre and Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. UShaka Marine World is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.

£84
Suncoast Sunsquare & Suncoast Towers

Suncoast Sunsquare & Suncoast Towers

20 Battery Beach Road, Durban, Durban
4.1
of 5, from 22 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Durban Beachfront, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World and Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. UShaka Marine World is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

£64
The Blue Waters Hotel

The Blue Waters Hotel

175 Snell Parade, Durban
3.9
of 5, from 423 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Durban Beachfront hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Blue Lagoon and Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. UShaka Marine World is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

£72
Belaire Suites

Belaire Suites

151 Snell Parade, Durban
4.1
of 5, from 360 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Durban Beachfront, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Blue Lagoon and Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. UShaka Marine World is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

£62
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

85 OR Tambo Parade, Durban
3.5
of 5, from 124 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Durban Beachfront, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of South Beach and uShaka Marine World. Sahara Stadium Kingsmead is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

£70
City Lodge Hotel Durban

City Lodge Hotel Durban

Cor Brickhill And Old Fort Rds, Durban
4.1
of 5, from 82 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Durban International Convention Centre and Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. UShaka Marine World is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.

£56
Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward

Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward

149 O.R. Tambo Parade, Durban
3.8
of 5, from 147 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Durban Beachfront, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Durban Funworld, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead and uShaka Marine World.

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