Durban, the third largest city and a thriving port in South Africa, boasts of being a cultural melting pot with people of varied ethnicities, predominantly Indians. Visit Durban and it would seem as if you are into the streets of Bombay with the awesome look of temples and mosque spires. Many tourists from across the world visit Durban to see the great game reserves of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Drakensburg.
Best Places to Visit
Durban is home to many attractions. Our Durban City Guide will be helpful in visiting some of the popular places of interest here. These include Durban Botanical Gardens, Berea, City Hall, the Golden Mile, Crocodile Creek, Mahatma Gandhi Settlement, Durban North Japanese Gardens, KwaZulu Natal National Parks, Victoria Street Market, Juma Masjid, African Art Center, Kwa Muhle Museum, Fitzsimons Snake Park, Umgeni River Bird Park, Da Gama Clock, Local History Museum and Natal Maritime Museum.
Best Time to Visit
With its subtropical climate and 320 days of sunny weather, Durban is good to visit round the year. However, the most popular time for tourists is during the winter season in the months from June through August when the season is dry with rare rainfall.
Best Dining Places
Indian food is widely available across Durban. The best restaurants serving the traditional South African and Indian delicacies can be found especially around Grey Street, the city centre, the beachfront and Berea.
Best Places to Stay
There is no dearth of accommodations in Durban being a great holiday destination. Here you will find luxury hotels as well as low-priced backpacker hostels. Most cheap hotels in Durban can be found in the quieter residential area of Berea and the busy city centre.
Best Airlines to Reach
King Shaka International Airport keeps Durban is well connected from different parts of the world. The most popular airlines serving Durban include South African Airways, British Airways, Emirates Airline and Air Mauritius.