Used to having have to wait the entire year to enjoy a beach holiday in December? Now you can have a winter beach holiday in Durban, South Africa. Durban is renowned for its mild, sunny winter climate with temperatures ranging between 16˚C and 25˚C during the winter months of June, July and August.
Other reasons why Durban is fabulous for a winter beach holiday:
- Durban is the capital of Kwazulu-Natal, a province in South Africa that is characterised by its humid, subtropical climate and has sunshine almost 320 days of a year.
- The equatorial current of the Indian Ocean that flows south-west through the Mozambique Channel is responsible for the warm ocean temperature in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal that it is so well known for. Ocean temperatures in the summer reaches up to 24˚C and in the winter it seldom reaches below 19˚C.
- When visiting Durban in the winter bring lightweight clothing together with a jacket or coat as it can get rather chilly in the evenings.
If you are not interested in a beach holiday, you can enjoy the pulsing city life of Durban that offers a vast variety of accommodation types, restaurants, shopping centers and plenty other tourist attractions.
- Wilson’s Wharf, overlooking the Durban Harbour and the Natal Royal Yacht Club, provides in every holiday maker’s need from a browsers market with numerous stalls that include arts and crafts to Durban souvenirs, to sitting on the wooden deck enjoying a tropical cocktail whilst watching the sun set over the ocean.
So now you know that there is no reason why you cannot enjoy a winter beach holiday in Durban; the skies are blue, the sun is shining, the ocean is equally enjoyable in both winter and summer, and the city life provides plenty of other entertaining activities that don’t involve getting your feet sandy.
Haven’t found accommodation for your winter beach holiday? Looking for luxury accommodation but without the hotel-feel to it? Contact Casa Playa , a luxurious and spacious beachfront self-catering apartment situated in Umhlanga Rocks next to the Umhlanga Hotel.