Destination guide

Why people love visiting relaxing Durban

Come and experience Durban and its culture, festivals and museums. Revered for its beaches, casino gaming and seaside, this city is both relaxing and welcoming. Take in top local attractions such as Sahara Stadium Kingsmead and uShaka Marine World. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Durban

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Durban a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • UShaka Marine World (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Durban Funworld (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Mini Town (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Greyville Race Course (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Durban Country Club (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • West Ridge Park Tennis Stadium (2.5 mi / 3.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Durban

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Durban

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Durban is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Old Fort (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Dairy Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Addington Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Durban Botanical Gardens (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Battery Beach (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Golden Mile (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Durban

Fly into Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.), the closest airport, located 17.7 mi (28.4 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay around Durban?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 96 holiday lettings near Durban. From 25 Houses to 50 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Durban for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Durban?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Durban. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Durban City Hall/Natural Science Museum: 83 holiday lettings
  • uShaka Marine World: 83 holiday lettings
  • ABSA Stadium: 82 holiday lettings
  • Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World: 83 holiday lettings
  • Battery Beach: 82 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Durban listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Durban?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 25 Houses in Durban. Our other popular types of Durban holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 50 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Guest houses: 3 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Durban?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 54 holiday homes with pool available in Durban. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.