Durban, Dolphin Coast - Things to do
OVERVIEW:Durban is a sophisticated cosmopolitan city of over three million people - a city where east meets west - a city beneath which beats the pulse of Africa - city known as the home of Africa's best managed, busiest port.
Durban is an exciting city in which to play, shop, experience the nightlife and to relax. It's a city in which business and debate issues, which have far-reaching effects, not only on Africa but way beyond its borders, are discussed.
The world-class International Convention Centre Durban has hosted an historic line-up of events including conferences of a global scale.
Leisure facilities abound in Durban. Visit uShaka Marine World, Wilson's Wharf on the Victoria Embankment and the nearby BAT centre. Enjoy fine and traditional dining, entertainment and shopping in scenic surroundings. Shop till you drop in modern shopping malls. Grey Street and the Warwick Triangle boast vibrant locals shops and markets. Beachfront stalls sell traditional arts and crafts. Enjoy the excellent entertainment on offer at the city's theatres and clubs or take a township tour.
If it's peace and sheer beauty you are after, make for Durban's nature sanctuaries or parks. The Botanical Gardens are of particular interest - ask about their 'Music by the Lake' evenings - wonderful music played by KZN's Philharmonic Orchestra in wonder surrounds.
Accommodation near Durban, Dolphin Coast
A little haven, Mackaya Bella Guest House, hidden amongst lush indigenous gardens (with green conscience) just down the road from our favorite city. Expect professional but personal service; with a twist of humor. Named after an indigenous shrub, Mackaya Bella, signifies our environmentally-responsible management approach, and provides visitors with a calm and quiet space in which to work, unwind and ...
Botany Bay Lodge was built in 1921 and has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the owners Wayne and Stacy. Botany Bay Lodge offers friendly, relaxed accommodation with an afro-colonial setting, situated right next to the famous Botanical Gardens on Durban's lush suburb - the Berea - not far from shopping centres, cinemas, good restaurants and take-aways. Minutes from Durban City Centre. We ...
Essenwood House offers both the corporate or leisure guest all the comforts of a magnificent Edwardian private home in true 5 star luxury styling. Set in a tropical garden, peace and quiet yet minutes away from the city centre of Durban, shopping malls, restaurants, Durban Convention centre and the well known Durban beaches. Large pool, secure parking in the grounds, Essenwood House has Seven luxurious ...
An exquisite Tuscan-Style guest house with wide open verandas and spacious rooms. The luxurious airconditioned rooms are tastefully decorated with en-suite facilities, Television, commercial DSTV,Safe, hairdriers, tea tray and guest amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Centrally situated, close to all major highway. Safe parking . ...
Petit Provence Bed and Breakfast with its unique French style is situated in Ballito, Salt Rock, 15min from Durban International Airport. We offer first class accommodation in our 7 charming en-suite bedrooms with air-conditioned, full satellite TV, DVD player, Wi-fi, fridge and Tea and Coffee making facilities. The rooms also welcome you with crisp white linen, beach towels and patio, ...
This accommodation in Zimbali is a stunning four bedroom, four bathroom apartment that sleeps eight people. There is a private complex rim flow pool and Clubhouse which are designated for the sole use of Imbali Lake residents. This Zimbali accommodation is a supreme luxury penthouse in one of Zimbali's most sought after developments. Boasting panoramic ocean, lake, forest and golf course ...
Accommodation in Balito goes all out with Meander Manor, a beach holiday abode that teeters about on the small village on Dolphin Coast in Shakas Rock. The Guest house offers you an uninhabited peak of the resilient and robust Indian Ocean because it stands at an elevated angle. 12 minutes away from The King Shaka International airport means that Meander Manor is your escort as soon as you set your ...
Things to do near Durban, Dolphin Coast
Botha's Hill is a small town outside Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is the gateway to the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Kearsney College moved to Botha's Hill in 1939. Probably the most outstanding feature of Botha's Hill is the incredible vista of the Valley of a Thousand Hills, the myriad of sand-stone-capped hills incised by streams and rivulets in the granite basin, with the ...
Durban is a sophisticated cosmopolitan city of over three million people - a city where east meets west - a city beneath which beats the pulse of Africa - city known as the home of Africa's best managed, busiest port. Durban is an exciting city in which to play, shop, experience the nightlife and to relax. It's a city in which business and debate issues, which have far-reaching effects, not only on ...
Ballito, which lies just 30 minutes north of Durban in the heart of the KwaZulu Natal North Coast, is nestled between rippling fields of sugar cane, KwaZulu Natal's famous Green Gold. The Dolphin Coast, as this area is otherwise named, gets its name from the many Bottlenose dolphins that frequently surf the waves along this stretch of coast. Ballito is flanked to the east by golden beaches and the ...
Blythedale Beach is just one of several holiday resorts at the northern end of the Dolphin Coast boasting a beautiful caravan park, self-catering accommodation, chalets and a first class restaurant. The nearby Umvoti River mouth is prolific in bird life and forms part of the Blythedale Conservancy. The Blythedale Beach is protected by shark nets and is popular for swimming, surfing and fishing.Traveling ...
Darnall is situated just inland from Zinkwazi Beach on the far North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The village got its name from a prospector, David Brown, who was one of the first settlers in the area. He purchased a farm in the area and named it Darnall after his hometown in the United Kingdom. ...
Salt Rock is situated just north of Shaka's Rock and Ballito - a gem of a holiday resort which creates a relaxed holiday atmosphere, even for the locals.The name, Salt Rock, originates from King Shaka's days when his handmaidens used to collect dried salt off the rocks at low tide. Near the main bathing beach complete with lifeguards is yet another large tidal pool.The main beach has expertly trained ...
Shaka's Rock is a small residential area with much accommodation to choose from. Home to a lovely stretch of sandy beach, it also boasts a beautiful tidal pool flanked by picturesque rocky cliffs. The beach is a favourite ski- boat launch site and beach-goers are often treated to the spectacular launching and beaching of the daredevil wave riders returning from a deep sea fishing trip. They ...
Umhlali is the Zulu name for the Monkey Orange tree which grew abundantly along the banks of the Umhlali River. The name also means 'place of waiting', because settlers and locals would have to wait on the river bank before crossing the water. Umhlali has a quaint and unique Sugar Village theme, offering home-made treats and fresh farm produce. Future plans include the establishment of a Sugar ...
Zinkwazi is a bird paradise. More than 250 species were registered here, amongst them many Kingfisher varieties, the Purple Crested Lourie, very popular in KwaZulu-Natal, or the gifted Natal Robin, which is able to perfectly imitate the call of the African Fish Eagle. While the quiet lagoon is a pleasure for nature lovers and fishermen, the wide beach of Zinkwazi offers a roaring surf and ideal ...
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 31° 1' 39.3" E / 29° 51' 28.4" S
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Directions to Durban Tourism in Durban, Dolphin Coast
|Departing: King Shaka International Airport|
|Address: M65, La Mercy 4405, South Africa|
|Distance: 1.0 km / Duration: 30 mins|
|1.||Head southeast||1.3 km|
|2.||Take the 1st left onto Mdloti St|
|3.||Continue onto M65|
|4.||Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2|
Partial toll road
|5.||At the interchange 165-E B Cloete, keep left and follow signs for N3 toward Durban||7.1 km|
|6.||Turn right onto Dr Yusuf Dadoo St (signs for Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street)||0.2 km|
|7.||Turn left onto Doctor Pixley Kaseme St|
Destination will be on the right
King Shaka International Airport - Durban+ OPEN WEBSITE
In May 2010 King Shaka International Airport was opened and is three times bigger than the original Durban International Airport.
The airport has been named after the great warrior and 19th century ruler, Zulu King Shaka. This international airport is the third busiest airport in South Africa with around 7 million passengers. It is 35 kilometres away from the centre of Durban.
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Things to do near Durban, Dolphin Coast
|Durban, Dolphin Coast »||Current||Current|
|Bothas Hill, Dolphin Coast »||30 mins||36.2 km|
|Ballito, Dolphin Coast »||41 mins||56.0 km|
|Umhlali, Dolphin Coast »||37 mins||57.5 km|
|Shakas Rock, Dolphin Coast »||38 mins||57.1 km|
|Salt Rock, Dolphin Coast »||40 mins||60.3 km|
|Zinkwazi, Dolphin Coast »||58 mins||90.8 km|
|Darnall, Dolphin Coast »||59 mins||91.3 km|
|Blythedale Beach, Dolphin Coast »||3 hours 41 mins||271 km|