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Durban Point Waterfront Tourism Information
Tourism Information

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, Africa's largest marine theme park lying on 15 hectares of prime Durban beachfront property. uShaka houses a 1200 seater dolphinarium, where visitors are thrilled by dolphin and seal performances, retail outlets featuring fashion, arts and crafts and indigenous goods, and a fabulous selection of restaurants, including the Shark Restaurant situated in the themed shipwreck with a window into a shark tank. uShaka's famous Wet 'n Wild World offers excitement, fun and laughter for the whole family, on slides, chutes, tunnel ride's and swimming pools.
This 'must-see-must-do' Durban Waterfront 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 Durban waterfront Self Catering accommodation, see the Where To Stay Durban Point Waterfront Self Catering Apartment accommodation page.

Just 1km North from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation lies Durban Beachfront CBD, extremely popular with local and foreign visitors who flock to Durban to enjoy the wonderful sub-tropical weather. Durban Beachfront CBD's world famous 'Golden Mile' with its bathing and surfing beaches, fishing piers, paddling pools, flea markets and many restaurants is just a few steps West of Durban CBD, with its interesting mix of Victorian, Georgian and modern architecture, and closeby, the scenic small crafts' Durban harbour offers wonderful entertainment venues and eateries. With its excellent bathing, surfing 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 the Durban 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.

2 minutes from Durban Beachfront accommodation you'll find Addington Beach, Durban, lying on the well-known Durban Golden Mile - the sweep of beachfront stretching from Durban's South Beach to the Suncoast Casino in the North. On Durban's 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 Durba 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 Amphitheatre Flea Market, which offers visitors a wide variety of stalls to browse through.

Go South from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation for Bluff, Durban accommodation at Ansteys Beach. Compared to the Durban Beachfront CBD, the atmosphere at Ansteys Beach is very easygoing ... chilled. Ansteys Beach, Bluff is a place for watching spectacular sunrises and catching late afternoon waves. With warm sea water all year round, safe unspoiled Ansteys beaches set against lush vegetation, and Ansteys Beach accommodation to suit all pockets, the friendly Ansteys Beach locals invite you to come and see for yourself why Ansteys Beach, Bluff is well worth a visit.

Nearby, Brighton Beach, Bluff is renowned for its world famous surf spot 'Cave Rock', enticing surfers from all over the world to come and ride the supertube waves, as large swells break across the rock reef. At low tide the Brighton Beach surf ebbs to expose rock pools for children to play in and discover marine life. For the holiday maker, or those who just want a change of scenery from Durban's congestion, Bluff, Brighton Beach accommodation is unparalleled. Brighton Beach will provide you with Bluff, Brighton Beach Self Catering accommodation perched above the Indian Ocean, where you can unwind and relax in unassuming luxury while you watch the dolphins frolicking close to shore.

A 15 minute drive North from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation brings you to Durban North accommodation, the first suburb on Durban's North Coast or 'Dolphin Coast'. Durban North is a large upmarket suburb extending from the Durban Umgeni River to the luxurious North Coast suburb of La Lucia. Durban North is proudly home to the Beachwood Golf Club, one of the finest links courses in the country, as well as the municipal Windsor Park Golf  on the other side of the Umgeni River, and Durban North is also just a few kilometres from Durban Country Club Golf Course, which often hosts the SA Open.

Gateway Mall in nearby Umhlanga Rocks is a big attraction, as are two exciting casino complexes - Sibaya Casino just beyond Umhlanga Rocks, North Coast, and Suncoast Casino right 'down the road' on Durban Beachfront CBD. For those flying in by light aircraft or charter, Durban North boasts its very own Virginia Airport, although it is planned to close by December 2018, and move to Scottburgh on the South Coast. Durban North offers an abundance of Durban North accommodation to suit every need, this includes sumptuous Durban North Bed & Breakfast accommodation establishments, and well-appointed Durban North Self Catering accommodation.

Further North, a 5.9km drive from Durban North accommodation will bring you to Glenashley, Durban, conveniently situated between plush Durban North accommodation, and the even plusher La Lucia / Umhlanga Area accommodation. Glenashley rises from the beaches of the warm Indian Ocean to the road leading to the office parks of La Lucia and Umhlanga Ridge, making Glenashley the perfect retreat for business executives visiting the many professional firms located North of Durban. Glenashley is also an excellent haven for holidaymakers who prefer a quiet hideaway after revelling in the nearby tourist hotspots, which include the countless attractions of Durban, as well as the pleasures of the Dolphin Coast North of Durban Beachfront CBD. For the nature lover, bordering Glenashley is Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve, a birdwatchers' paradise, and for those who enjoy the high life, Umhlanga Rocks Gateway Mall and Sibaya Casino and Suncoast Casino are nearby. Whatever attracts you, Glenashley offers excellent Glenashley accommodation lying practically on the beach.

Neighbouring Glenashley accommodation is La Lucia, Durban, an upmarket suburb about 20 minutes North of Durban Point Waterfront accommodation, between Glenashley and Umhlanga Rocks on the KZN North Coast. With beaches lapped by the warm Indian Ocean, as well as a thriving corporate complex, La Lucia is a popular haven for those on business and holidaymakers alike, where they can 'kick back' and enjoy the tranquillity that La Lucia, Durban has to offer. La Lucia's pristine beaches are legendary, ideal for simply lazing in the sun or snorkelling, diving, surfing and swimming. For the 'shop-a-holic', the upmarket La Lucia Mall will inspire you with an extensive range of trendy shops, cinemas, bars and restaurants. Then go and work off your indulgences at the gym, conveniently located inside La Lucia Mall.
La Lucia also offers an excellent choice of La Lucia accommodation, with several top-class, award-winning La Lucia Bed & Breakfast accommodation establishments offering Star Graded La Lucia lodgings. For longer stays, choose La Lucia Self Catering accommodation just 30 meters from the the La Lucia beach.

Inland towns with Where To Stay accommodation near Durban Point Waterfront accommodation :

Manor Gardens, Durban - host suburb to the renowned Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Visiting academics favour Manor Gardens accommodation for its close proximity to the UKZN
Glenwood, Durban - established to serve the picturesque Durban Harbour which it overlooks, and near Durban's southern industrial hub of Mobeni, Jacobs and Prospecton, Glenwood accommodation offers charming Bed & Breakfast and Self Catering options.
Berea, Durban - home to Greyville Race Course surrounding the prestigious Royal Durban Golf Course, offers many comfortable Berea Bed & Breakfast accommodation options to choose from.
Morningside, Durban - known as the 'trendiest suburb in Durban', boasts scores of cosmopolitan restaurants, pubs and clubs. Whether on holiday or business, guests have an extensive choice of first-rate Morningside accommodation.
Sherwood, Durban - entrance to the Highway Area of 'greater Durban', and the last cut-off point in the "down run" of the world-famous Comrades Marathon between KwaZulu-Natal provincial capital Pietermaritzburg and Durban, Sherwood offers highly recommended Sherwood Self Catering accommodation.

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

Suitable Durban Point Waterfront accommodation can also be found in nearby towns such as : Durban Beachfront CBD - 1.4km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation, Addington Beach, Durban - 3.7km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation.
To the South of Durban Point Waterfront accommodation - Ansteys Beach, Bluff accommodation 15.9km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation, and Brighton Beach, Bluff accommodation - 16.1km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation.
To the North of Durban Point Waterfront accommodation - Durban North accommodation - 9.8km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation; Glenashley accommodation - 13.6km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation, and La Lucia accommodation - 15.7km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation.
Inland from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation - Manor Gardens accommodation - 6.09km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation; Glenwood, Durban accommodation - 7.5km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation; Sherwood, Durban accommodation - 8.34km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation; Berea, Durban accommodation - 9.3km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation, and Morningside, Durban accommodation - 9.4km from Durban Point Waterfront 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 Point Waterfront, whether it be Star Graded Self Catering Durban Point Waterfront accommodation, or Star Graded Durban Point Waterfront Bed and Breakfast accommodation. See Where to Stay for our Star Graded Durban Point Waterfront accommodation page.
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