The multi-cultural and lively city of Durban has been shaped over the years by its location on the Indian Ocean and it is still a popular tourist destination thanks to its stunning beaches. As something of a tourist hotspot, visitors can benefit from a wide selection of accommodation choices; from five-star luxury hotels to budget backpacker hostels, and everything in between. Independent cheap hotels sit alongside world famous chains in the heart of Durban City.
Top Things in Durban City
Even though Durban City is busy and bustling, you are never far from the beach in this town and the family-friendly sands close to the city centre are perfect for a day in the sun.
Durban City's oldest buildings date from the late Victorian period, with the architectural highlight undoubtedly being the City Hall which now houses an art gallery and a science museum.
As with most modern cities, the shopping facilities are excellent, with everything from designer stores to local boutiques on offer.
Durban City Hotels
Accommodation in Durban City ranges from chain hotels in the commercial and business centre to more individual guest houses and hostels in the historical quarter and closer to the shore. Cheap hotels in Durban City can be found off the beaten track, away from the main streets, providing comfortable budget accommodation in the heart of the city.
Kids and Families in Durban
Durban City is an ideal destination for tourists with young children or teenagers. Sheltered bays, like Willard Beach, provide safe swimming areas, while the more exposed areas at Baggies Beach allow cool teens to try their hand at surfing, or just watch the local experts. There is even a surfing museum dedicated to the sport and its culture in Durban City.