Durban Pocket Guide

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Durban enjoys the setting most cities around the world dream of. Just minutes from its bustling city centre are miles and miles of golden beaches. Unsurprisingly, these have attracted visitors from other parts of the country for years. Aside its celebrated coastline, South Africa's third largest city, which is the capital KwaZulu-Natal region, also boasts a world-class marine theme park, a casino that offers more than just gambling, and one of the world's most innovative football stadiums. With game reserves nearby, and a host of bars and restaurants that will keep you entertained at night, most of which can be found along Florida Road, Durban suits those in search of a bit of relaxation along with those in search of a little bit more.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Durban.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Durban... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Durban.

Durban City Reviews

  • 90%


    Nice beach city and party vibe!

    Durban is a city which have a very good climate, and nice beaches. During the night, a pretty fun party vibe!

  • 80%


    Take a breather near the beach

    I really liked the chilled out vibe of Durban, you can spend time at the beach or head for a night out or browse around the town markets. It's extremely ethnically diverse in comparison to other parts of South Africa which feel a bit separated. I wouldn't spend my whole trip here but nice for a couple of days.

    Insider Tip:Take a trip to the Mutti (sp?) African Medicine market hidden away next to the side of the main market in town

  • 50%


    Beaches only

    I would not stay in Durban if I chose it again. There is nothing to see except the beaches. The streets in city centre are unsafe and I was robbed by some black people. No one offers help when we shouted "help". The taxi driver even charged us high when we requested to go to Police station. A cleansing staff in the toilet of the airport sought tips from me and even tried to stop me from leaving. This really gave me a very negative impression on this city.

  • 70%


    Big city, different sides.

    Durban is huge and run down, there are nice areas but you'll be better of heading to one of the northern or souther beaches.

    Insider Tip:Lock your car while driving in the CBD.

  • 60%


    Rainy Season

    It was very nice to walk out if the weather is nice! March/April are the rainy season and the weather changes a lot. Lots water activities around the beach area.

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