Holidays to Durban & Surrounds

Delivering plenty of character, Durban is a bustling cosmopolitan beachfront city. As one of South Africa's busiest ports you can experience the working harbour or dive into the pulsating cultural mash-up of East meets West. Home to one of the largest Indian communities outside of Asia, enjoy the city's contrast of temples and bazaars standing alongside colonial architecture. While the city excels itself in a wide variety of culinary delights Indian food is by far its speciality, from fast-food specials like bunny chow to sophisticated dining in the Berea area of the city, Durban's cuisine is perhaps most influenced by Indian culture.

The stunning sunset skyline holidays to Durban offer Wet & Wild slides Durban Harbour

Durban Highlights

  • Colourful Indian culture, with superb Indian cuisine
  • A bustling beachfront with plenty of shops and restaurants
  • The quieter beaches of Umhlanga Rocks
  • The KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park are both nearby

Durban is also known for its beachfront; a popular tourist hub, populated by a buzzing throng of restaurants and shops which can subtract somewhat from the golden sands and Indian Ocean waters. For a quieter beach break, that is still close to the city, Durban's surrounds are ideal. The likes of Umhlanga Rocks is an excellent choice, with a pretty palm fringed coastline and excellent shopping. Holidays to Durban are also perfect for exploring the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park.

Selected Durban Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Durban

All South Africa Itineraries
12 Apostles View

Luxury Cape and Coast Holiday Special

Cost Per Person
From $3,160 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Cedarberg, Durban
Rhino Ridge Lodge

South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Winter Sun Special

Cost Per Person
From $6,310 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Durban, Elephant Coast
Buthelezi bedroom at the Oyster Box in South Africa

The Oyster Box Special

Cost Per Person
From $2,310 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Kosi bay mouth

Kwazulu Natal Self Drive Family Holiday

Cost For Family of 4
From $14,540 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Durban, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Elephant Coast

Durban Accommmodation

All South Africa accommodations
  • Audacia Manor

    Boasting sweeping ocean views, Audacia Manor holds plenty of colonial charm - dating back to 1928 - and is close to all of Durban's main attractions.

  • The Oyster Box Hotel
    Front pool

    The Oyster Box is a charming colonial property, lovingly restored and set overlooking the ocean. It is only a stone's throw from all of Durban City Centre's attractions.

  • Canelands Beach Club
    Outdoor seating

    Steps away from the beach stay in this luxurious beach club for impeccable service 25 metre lap pool, an on-site spa and spacious rooms.

  • Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Zimbali Lodge is a luxury property set in a stunning coastal forest. A great base for exploring what KwaZulu Natal has to offer, visit Durban, the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and the Drakensburg Mountains.

  • Fairmont Zimbali Resort
    Beach Club

    Located within the Zimbali Coastal Resort between a lush coastal forest reserve and an unspoiled coastline, Fairmont Zimbali Resort is nearby Ballito Beach and only a 20 km drive from Durban Airport.

  • Sandals Umhlanga Rocks

    Only 200m from the beach and nearby a number of shops and restaurants, Sandals Umhlanga Rocks is a good choice for exploring the colourful city of Durban.

  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
    Banquet in Conference Room

    Only metres from some of the best beaches in Durban, this superb hotel offers a wide range of comfortable accommodation options and excellent facilities, providing a great base from which to explore the city.

  • Teremok Marine
    Exterior and pool

    Set just 1km from the Umhlanga Rocks village, Teremok Marine owns a wonderful position on Marine Drive and is a superb base to explore Durban's many attractions.

  • The Beverly Hills Hotel

    Nearby the beautiful beaches of Umhlanga Rocks, Beverly Hills Hotel is a luxury property offering spectacular poolside views of the Indian Ocean.