Located in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, Durban has the best African game reserves to the North and miles of pristine beaches. A Durban destination guide would include many of the water and land-based activities such as fishing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba-diving and wind sailing or hiking in the majestic Drakensberg Mountains to the West in between shopping in the marketplace, or eating native foods in the many beachfront cafes and restaurants on the boardwalk.
A Durban destination guide includes a visit to the natural harbor, the busy port and the Golden Mile of beaches and five-star resorts. This playground in the sun is an international getaway for many of the fun seeking vacationers that are drawn to its beautiful beaches or in search of a luxurious Durban accommodation on the ocean. You can take a hot air balloon flight over the luscious landscape or take a Karkloof Canopy tour across the valley of the Karkloof Forest. The month long Sardine run takes place in Durban during the later part of June and beginning of July.
Because Durban is a mixture of Western and Indian cultures, you have to experience the ethnic cuisine that offers some of the best curries in the world and mosques line the streets with Victorian buildings. Exotic trees and flowers are everywhere and the year round climate means there are always things to do. Whether visiting some of the National Parks, Forests, Game Reserves or beautiful beaches like Umhlanga Rocks, there are many things to see and do.
Since the outdoors is a major focus of Durban, a Durban destination guide wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the warm Indian Ocean and the water theme parks and wetlands. Whether you visit the beautiful Dolphin Coast or the Umhlanga Coast, which starts at the landmark lighthouse, you will enjoy the fresh, ocean breezes and the warm water of the ocean waves wherever you decide to relax or play on the beach.
When it comes to finding a Durban accommodation, there are many fine international hotels and smaller, affordable motels. Some of the favorite beachfront places to stay are the private rental condominiums and villas that are available for rental. Many people prefer them because they offer plenty of room to stretch out, often are located on the beaches and are close to everything there is to do in a Durban destination guide.
Tourists wishing to travel to Durban but aren’t sure of where they will stay should consider an oceanfront villa like Casa Playa, which is a provider of luxury Durban self-catering accommodation. Casa Playa sits right on the Umhlanga Rocks beach and overlooks the ocean from the fifth floor. The wraparound balcony gives great views, has a barbeque that is conveniently located by the private bar. The luxury Durban accommodation has a full appliance kitchen, air conditioning and room for up to 8 people. You can step right out to the boardwalk and have easy access to all of the things there are to do in Durban, including laying on the beach or splashing in the waves.
For more information, Durban tourists can visit Casa Playa