Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Durban

Come and experience Durban and its culture, festivals and museums. Well-liked for its beaches, casino gaming and seaside, this city is both relaxing and welcoming. Take in top local attractions like Sahara Stadium Kingsmead and uShaka Marine World. A vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Durban a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 vacation around warm-weather activities, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 80°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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center.

Where to stay around Durban?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 122 vacation rentals near Durban. From 27 Houses to 75 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Durban for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Durban?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Durban. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Durban International Convention Centre: 108 vacation rentals
  • uShaka Marine World: 109 vacation rentals
  • Addington Beach: 108 vacation rentals
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium: 107 vacation rentals
  • Durban City Hall/Natural Science Museum: 109 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Durban?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 27 Houses in Durban. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Durban include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 75 rentals available
  • Cottages: 8 rentals available
  • Guest houses: 3 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Durban?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 78 vacation rentals with pool available in Durban. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.