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There's a saying, "when you're tired of Durban, you're tired of life!". Durban Beachfront CBD is the ultimate holiday destination for millions of South Africans, also extremely popular with foreign visitors - be they business executives, delegates to the nearby Durban International Conference Centre, touring sports teams or simply holiday makers wanting to enjoy the wonderful sub-tropical Durban weather. Durban Beachfront CBD's world famous Durban Golden Mile with its bathing and surfing beaches, fishing piers, paddling pools, kiddies rides, cable cars, colourful rickshaws, flea markets and many Durban restaurants is actually much longer than a mile, and just a few steps West brings you to Durban City Centre with its interesting mix of Victorian, Georgian and modern architecture. Completing the picture, the scenic small crafts' harbour fringed with eateries, ranging from Afro bistros to oyster bars abuts the Durban Beachfront CBD.

With its excellent bathing, surfing Durban beaches and world-class pedestrian promenade, Durban Beachfront CBD extends to the fabulous Durban Suncoast Casino to the North. Set amongst towering palm trees and nestled against the Durban beachfront along Durban's Golden Mile, Suncoast Casino has 12 restaurants and fast food outlets, kid's entertainment, cinemas, sundeck, boardwalk and a dance bar, making it the premier entertainment destination for the whole family.
When looking for Durban Beachfront accommodation, you'll find plenty of first-rate Durban Beachfront Self Catering accommodation, and Durban Beachfront Hotel accommodation on offer.

Just 2 minutes from Durban accommodation you'll find Addington Beach, Durban, lying on Durban's well-known Golden Mile - the sweep of beachfront stretching from the Durban South Beach to the Suncoast Casino in the North. On the Durban Golden Mile you'll find a variety of popular restaurants and nightclubs, which contribute to the upbeat nightlife of the Durban Beachfront CBD.
Addington Beach boasts beautiful golden sands and clear warm Indian Ocean waters, and is not as busy as neighbouring beaches. So if you're looking to escape the crowds, Addington Beach is a Blue Flag beach where you can expect clean water, clean beaches, properly maintained ablution facilities and safe parking. Professional lifeguards ensure that it's safe to swim, scuba dive and surf to your hearts content.
If you're on Addington Beach on Sunday, make sure you visit the Durban Amphitheatre Flea Market, which offers visitors a wide variety of stalls to browse through.

3.5km to the South of Durban Beachfront accommodation, you will find Durban Point Waterfront, Durban. Durban Point is one of Durban's most historic and significant urban quarters, but over the years it has been subject to a creeping blight that left it largely abandoned and vacant. All that changed with the 2003 launch of the Durban Point Waterfront, with over R1.8 billion being invested in this Durban Area. The Durban Point Waterfront lies in a superb location, and enjoys access to a range of modes of travel including pedestrian, road, rail and sea, and therefore has local, national and international connections. Much of the renewed impetus for this initiative in the Durban Point Waterfront is due to the implementation of the uShaka Marine World project, which includes a 1200-seater dolphinarium, retail outlets, apartments and restaurants. This 'must-see-must-do' Durban attraction was consciously targeted at creating a development impetus for Durban CBD, which led to the idea of creating a unique 'waterfront city within a city', in which a system of canals forms the central spine of urban re-development, and where the economic benefits of water frontage extend throughout the Durban Area. If you're visiting the Durban Beachfront CBD, the Durban Point Waterfront is a must. For superb up-market self catering accommodation, see the Where To Stay Durban Point Waterfront Self Catering Apartment accommodation page.

Neighbouring towns within a 5km radius of Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation on Where To Stay:

Greyville, Durban Accommodation

Synonymous with the most talked about horse race in South Africa, Greyville, Durban is home to the Greyville Racecourse, where every year the Durban July brings thousands to Greyville to see and be seen, making this high fashion, fabulous food, society event the highlight on the Greyville, Durban calender. Also located in the heart of Greyville, the Royal Durban Golf Club is one of South Africa’s oldest, most unique and most demanding championship courses. With its deceptively easy flat layout and absence of trees, it's easy to be misled into thinking that this eighteen hole course presents very few challenges.
For the bargain hunter, the Greyville Car Boot Market situated behind the Greyville Racecourse is open every Sunday. At Durban's biggest weekly flea market, you'll find odds and ends such as bicycles, tools, sports equipment, carpets, crockery, cutlery, ornaments, linen, second-hand clothing, books and much, much more - guaranteed to be a day of family fun.
When looking where to eat in Greyville, Bean Bag Bohemia offers sumptuous fusion food, a lively bar that specializes in colourful exotic cocktails, and an art gallery which stays with the theme of artistic boho-chic.
First class Greyville, Durban accommodation can be found in nearby Berea, Durban, just 5 minutes away. At Essenwood House, Berea, Durban Bed & Breakfast accommodation, you'll enjoy magnificent views over Durban CBD and the Indian Ocean, in a gracious Edwardian home surrounded by all the luxuries of a five star hotel.

Berea, Durban Accommodation

Berea, Durban is one of KwaZulu Natal's most up-market suburbs. Built on a ridge rising from Durban CBD, most of Berea overlooks the sea and harbour as well as Greyville Racecourse surrounding the prestigious Royal Durban Golf Course. From many points there are also views of Kingsmead Cricket Ground and King's Park rugby and other sports stadiums, making Durban one of the few cities in the world with so many recreational amenities bordering its CBD.
There is little wonder that Berea, Durban is much sought after as a residential area, as well as by visitors who prefer to stay in suburbia, but still want easy access to the tourist hotspots. Berea is also favoured by business executives visiting Durban, as there are many comfortable Berea accommodation options to choose from, most within walking distance of Musgrave Shopping Mall, which includes several cinemas and a broad selection of excellent restaurants.

Botanic Gardens, Durban Accommodation

Durban's Botanic Gardens traces its origins to colonial times, when it was founded in 1849 for the introduction and trial of potentially useful commercial crops. The Botanic Gardens hosts approximately half a million visitors a year, many of whom are foreign tourists, and is known as a tranquil oasis right in the heart of the Berea. Imagine sitting under the stars and listening to music at the lake on a balmy summer night, and breathing in the tantalising smell of exotic orchids while wandering through the Orchid House. At the Durban Botanic Gardens you can do this and much more, including exploring the Palm Walk, indigenous Grasslands, the Herb Garden, Fern Dell, Garden of Senses, Japanese Garden, Sunken Gardens and Bee Hive. The Durban Botanic Garden is also proud to host the rarest original specimen of cycad in the world, as well as 80 magnificent heritage trees and flowers that teem with birds and butterflies. End your day with an old-fashioned high tea with divinely decadent cream scones, and plan to return to the Durban Botanic Gardens for more soul soothing therapy.
The Durban Botanic Gardens are located in the heart of Berea, Durban, and if you're an out-of-towner, visit the Where To Stay website for Berea, Durban accommodation.

Musgrave, Durban Accommodation

Musgrave, Durban is said to be the plushest suburb on the upmarket Berea, so much so that Musgrave Road features in the South African version of Monopoly. A residential neighbourhood with luxurious houses and apartments, the commercial heart of the area is Musgrave Centre - a shopping mall befitting its prestigious surroundings. Even the Saturday morning flea market in Essenwood Road, parallel to Musgrave Road, attracts the upper crust. Many exotic restaurants, ranging from Far Eastern to French, fringe the avenues lined with colourful trees. Much of Musgrave overlooks Durban beachfront, harbour and Durban CBD, as well as Greyville Racecourse surrounding the Royal Durban Golf Course. There are also views of the magnificent Botanical Gardens, Kingsmead Cricket Ground and King's Park sports' stadiums. In such close proximity to Durban's recreational attractions and commercial centre, Musgrave is a popular place to stay with tourists and business executives alike, where they are excellently catered to with a selection of comfortable Berea, Durban Bed & Breakfast accommodation establishments just minutes away.

Essenwood, Durban Accommodation

The Durban suburb of Essenwood is located just a few blocks to the Northwest of Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation. This delightful Durban suburb is within easy reach of several of Durban's main attractions, but is known best of all for the Essenwood Craft Market. What makes this Durban market extra special, is that it's set under a glorious canopy of luscious, evergreen trees, which keeps the day cool and makes for a very pleasant meander among the stalls arrayed with beautiful, unique and interesting products. Here you can find a complete cross section of crafts, including art, clothing, eastern and ethnic fashion, shoes and bags, accessories, collectibles, flowers and plants, home décor and soaps and cosmetics. The kiddies play area is conveniently situated right next to the Food Court, enabling parents to keep a close eye on their children at play, while they enjoy a meal or 'cuppa' in a lively and sociable atmosphere, complimented by the music of one of the many buskers. 
For fine dining, Christina's invites you to indulge yourself in one of their divine breakfasts, served indoors or on the leafy, renaissance covered patio.
Essenwood, Durban is located just 5 minutes from Morningside, Durban, and if you're overnighting, visit the Where To Stay website for Morningside, Durban accommodation.

Morningside, Durban Accommodation

Morningside, Durban encompasses some of the most prestigious residential properties in Durban, including the State President's residence, Dr John Dube House - formerly known as King's House. Morningside, Durban's many parks add extra lustre to the area - Jameson Park is famous for its magnificent rose gardens,  Mitchell Park is home to an ancient tortoise named Admiral - resident since 1915, and Burman Bush Nature Reserve teems with abundant bird and plant life amidst a small patch of KwaZulu Natal coastal bush. Also the trendiest suburb in Durban, Morningside boasts scores of cosmopolitan restaurants, pubs and clubs - some with interesting Bohemian overtones. When Bill Clinton and Bill Gates visited Durban, Morningside was where they chose to dine. Close to Durban CBD, beachfront, sports' stadiums, Greyville Race Course, Royal Durban Golf Club, Beachwood Country Club and Durban Country Club - Morningside is a magnet for all types of visitors. Whether on holiday or business, guests have an extensive choice of Morningside accommodation, ranging from luxurious Morningside Bed & Breakfast accommodation to Morningside Self Catering accommodation to suit all budgets. Bordered by the popular suburb of Berea on one side, and Umgeni River on the other, Morningside is a very attractive, convenient and interesting Durban Area to visit.

Addington Beach, Durban Point Waterfront, Greyville, Botanic Gardens, Musgrave, Essenwood, Berea and Morningside are some of the many suburbs in the Durban Area - a natural paradise offering a fabulous lifestyle, great adventure activities and a superb variety of Durban Area accommodation to suit all pockets. The Durban Area's warm seas, safe swimming beaches and variety of restaurants and nightlife encourages holiday makers to make the most of the KwaZulu Natal province’s outdoor lifestyle.

Visit The Where To Stay Durban Beachfront CBD Accommodation Page

It is our mission to search for, and recruit a wide selection of suitable Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation, particularly the more popular categories such as Durban Beachfront CBD Bed and Breakfast accommodation, Durban Beachfront CBD Self Catering accommodation, Durban Beachfront CBD Guest House accommodation, and other Durban Beachfront CBD lodges such as Self Catering Cottages in Durban Beachfront CBD, and Durban Beachfront CBD Hotels.
We strive to present a mixture of upmarket Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation, and affordable accommodation (to suit all pockets and tastes), especially for Self Catering accommodation in Durban Beachfront CBD, which is a category more geared for family holiday accommodation in Durban Beachfront CBD. Durban Beachfront CBD Hotels should be considered for business or holiday accommodation in Durban Beachfront CBD (or in towns near Durban Beachfront CBD).

Suitable Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation can also be found in nearby towns such as : Addington Beach, Durban - 1.3km from Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation; Durban Point Waterfront - 3.5km from Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation; Greyville, Durban - 4.3km from Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation; Botanic Gardens - 4.3km from Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation; Musgrave, Durban - 4.7km from Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation; Essenwood, Durban - 4.8km from Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation; Berea, Durban - 4.8km from Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation; Morningside, Durban - 4.9km from Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation.

We recommend that, if in doubt about accommodation quality, and to put your mind at ease, you should consider Star Graded accommodation in Durban Beachfront CBD, whether it be Star Graded Self Catering Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation, or Star Graded Durban Beachfront CBD Bed and Breakfast accommodation. See Where to Stay for our Star Graded Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation page.
Be sure to check our other Special Categories for Durban Beachfront CBD Pet Friendly accommodation, Durban Beachfront CBD or Conference accommodation, Durban Beachfront CBD Wedding Venues and Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation that sleeps 10 or more persons, etc. etc.

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Guests' trip to Durban City Centre :

"Our group of 6 arrived for a 10 day stay, looking for self catering accommodation in Durban beachfront area. Choosing the right accommodation in the right suburbs of Durban needed some local input.

We decided to stay in a self catering flat on the beachfront of Durban central. This is called the Golden Mile and consisted mainly of self catering apartments and hotels. There are also some nice Durban hotels one or two streets back off the beachfront, but I'd say that front row beachfront hotels is the way to go.

We had much fun on the Durban beachfront. We visited the Durban Aquarium in Ushaka and spent tons of time surfing and deep sea fishing. Speaking of Ushaka, the restaurants were great, shopping was great and we spent most of the day in the water slides and pools. There are plenty of self catering flats in the Ushaka vicinity.

We chatted to some of the Durban locals and they confirmed that there was very little guest house accommodation on the beachfront. Most of the Bed and Breakfast accommodation is on the Berea, which is only a few kilometers out of town. The Durban CBD is exactly that.........no self catering accommodation or Guest Houses here. Only shopping and offices - very little for action-seeking tourists.

The Durban City centre seemed a little scruffy and was apparently not the place to be after dark.

The Victoria Street Market was worth a visit as well as the old "Grey Street" shops which were all Indian owned and had some cheap goodies.

From our beachfront self catering apartment, we had glorious sea views and did a bit of cycling along the beautifully paved promenade. The actual beachfront area is kept pretty tidy (not sure about peak holiday season though).

Durban Country Club golf club is just down the road, and so is Windsor Park, the municipal golf course.

Will try to send photos soon.
Andrew

Durban Accommodation

Looking for Durban accommodation on the beachfront was almost a disaster.

Luckily we checked into The Tropicana Hotel on the Durban Beachfront because anything one street back or more looked "suspect"

The Tropicana Hotel was great, but next time we'll try one of the self catering Durban beachfront flats, which would have worked out much cheaper.

Durban seems to be more jacked up since the Soccer World Cup and the beachfront facilities are much cleaner....well done Durban

Last year we stayed in a Durban Berea Guest house - too far from the sea

Andrew and Alta