Durban travel guide

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You're Going to Love Durban

Durban offers a blend of African, European, and Indian culture, as well as a vibrant waterfront, superb weather, and ready access to some of South Africa's best beaches. Long a magnet for outdoor lovers, Durban has something for everyone.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Durban

What to do in Durban

When to Visit Durban

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Durban enjoys 320 days of sunshine every year, so most months are ideal for outdoor lovers. In fact, winter (June to August) could be the ideal time to go, with temperatures rarely dipping below 70 degrees.

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How to Get to Durban

Airports near Durban

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Where to Stay in Durban

Some of Durban's best hotels include the Suncoast (which also offers a casino complex), the seafront Southern Sun Elangeni and Maharani, and the more central Hilton Durban.

Popular Neighborhoods in Durban

Where to stay in popular areas of Durban

Most booked hotels in Durban

How to Get Around Durban

The Cost of Living in Durban

Shopping Streets

Gateway Theatre of Shopping claims to be the largest mall in the southern hemisphere. However, if you want something more intimate, try Essenwood Craft Market, where you'll find Zulu art and soapstone figurines.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in Durban include Shoprite, Checksave, and Saverite. As an indication, expect to pay around R25 for 12 eggs.

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Where to Eat in Durban

Try Butcher Boys Grill for authentic South African meat (a national obsession), dine on excellent seafood at Harvey's, sample African cuisine at moyo Ushaka, or enjoy first-rate curry at restaurants like Little Gujarat. Prices will vary, but a good meal shouldn't cost more than R100.