Accomodation in Durban: Basic Tips and Advice

What are some basic tips for getting accomodation in Durban?

Below are some tips for the best things to do and where to stay in and around Durban. You will find a huge choice of accomodation in Durban, from hostels to boutique hotels and guest houses, lodges to holiday homes, villas, camping sites and cottages, you will certainly be able to find something for your needs.

Why stay in Durban

Durban is the hub of business and industry in KwaZulu-Natal, so it’s a great place to go if you’re looking for work. It has luxury hotels on its beachfront that are perfect for those who want to relax.

Durban is a city with an eclectic mix of cultures and architecture. It has a tropical climate, stunning beaches, but is also suited to a cultural exploration of its game reserves, coral reefs and harbour

The coastal region offers natural beauty as well as top-notch restaurants serving Michelin star quality food. There are also many different types of accommodation to suit every budget in Durban – from luxury hotels to beachfront apartments or self catering options like homestays or serviced apartments at affordable rates.

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Durban Weather

The Durban Weather is sub tropical with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. The climate is wonderful — hot, humid, and sub-tropical with pleasant warm dry winters. Durban Weather is often very hot in the summertime.

Things to do in Durban

Durban is one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Africa, due to the warm coastal waters, the annual sardine run, and year-round great weather. There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied, such as uShaka Marine World, gondola rides, fishing, and water sports such as surfing and snorkelling. Wake early at one of our great accommodations in Durban and experience Dawn Patrol first hand. Take a look at our list of things to do in Durban.

Getting there

A number of airlines like British Airways and Emirates fly internationally into Durban. You can also fly or drive from any point locally in South Africa to Durban as it has a great airport known as King Shaka International airport and a great motorway network leading to the city.

When to go

Durban has a sub-tropical climate with mild, sunny winters and hot, humid summers (with most rainfall between October and March). The city is the gateway to KwaZulu-Natal, with its many varied attractions, from the Drankensberg mountains in the west to the wetlands of the Elephant Coast in the north-east.

Accomodation in Durban

The most popular places to stay in Durban are: Umhlanga, Berea, Durban Point Waterfront, and the Golden Mile. These areas have excellent amenities that make them very desirable for visitors.

In addition to these well-known areas of accomodation, there are many other less popular but cheaper options. If you want affordable accomodation with great service then Hillcrest and surrounding areas are a good option for you. Hillcrest is less than a 30 min drive from most of Durban’s beaches and other attractions.

Looking for a specific type of accommodation in Durban?

Check out the options. The following are various types of accommodations to consider when you’re looking for lodging during your stay in Durban:


This type of accomodation provides guests with a home-style experience. Perfect for those who want to get an authentic South African experience, as the local South African hosts will provide guests with a true taste of the local culture.


This type of accomodation is perfect for those looking to live like locals and experience South Africa’s lively city life.


This type of accomodation is perfect for guests who want an authentic South African experience without the commitment of a long-term stay.


This type of accomodation is perfect for those looking to connect with nature and work with the local wildlife.


This type of accomodation provides guests with all the amenities they need in order to enjoy their time in Durban.

Self Catering

A type of tourist accommodation where the locations can have a small kitchen area, includes a private bathroom and offers bed linen and possibly complimentary toiletries

Luxury Tents

Camping in luxury tents, otherwise known as ‘Glamping’, is the perfect way for you and your friends and family to get out in the great outdoors without sacrificing all creature comforts.

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Accomodation Near Durban

If you are looking for an African style lodge in a relaxing environment with warm hospitality, then you need to come stay at Kangelani Lodge. We offer bed and breakfast (b&b), luxury tents or self catering accomodation. Kangelani Lodge is conveniently situated with easy access to the M13 and N3 freeways. We are only 20 minutes from Durban.

We welcome everyone from family’s to business people to come an enjoy the lodge and our great food and service. All our rooms have Satellite TV (selected channels), Tea and coffee facilities, Lock up safe, Air Conditioners, Heaters, Bar fridge in all rooms and Internet Access available throughout the property.

Our entertainment area includes, a bush boma encircled by aloes and indigenous trees for those chilly nights, wrapped in a blanket around an open fire or enjoy a traditional potjie evening. An outside pub with Built in Braai. Underground Wine Cellar for a unique dining experience (Max. Group of 8) and a pool for those lazy summer day.

Great accomodation near Durban and all attractions. Book Now!

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