Durban is a vibrant city in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The city lies on the Indian Ocean coastline of eastern South Africa and offers warm or hot weather all year around. The city is known for its cultural mix of African, Indian and colonial influences. Durban’s attractive beach promenade runs from uShaka Marine World – a huge water theme park with a fascinating aquarium – right through to the futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium, which was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. A visit to the Durban Botanical Gardens reveals many African plant species, while a trip to Umgeni River Bird Park offers the opportunity to see many colorful birds. The city offers many choices of accommodation, including beach houses and chalets. For the best stay, opt for self-catering accommodations in Durban near uShaka Marine World. Check out our selection of the best picks below.
1. Tenbury Apartments (from USD 64)
This Airbnb in Durban near uShaka Marine World is a great option for those looking to explore the area. Tenbury Apartments are located 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from uShaka Marine World and 1.3 km (0.8 mi) from Marine Parade. North Beach, with its golden sand, is steps away from the complex with swimming, water sports, surfing, fine-dining restaurants, and bars.
All apartments are fully equipped for daily cooking. Some have two large double beds, while others have two single beds. Apartments have flat-screen TVs and kitchens. There is parking on site and free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Address: 30 Erskine Terrace
Parking 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Laundry
2. Self-catering holiday apartments (from USD 32)
Coastlands Durban Self Catering Holiday Apartments are located 250m (273 yards) from North Beach with its water sports, swimming, restaurants and bars. uShaka Sea World is 1.6 km (1 mi) away and Marine Parade is 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from the complex. Mini Town Snell Parade is 1.3 km (0.8 mi) away. There is parking in the building and an airport shuttle is provided. The property offers self-catering double or twin rooms and quadruple rooms with four beds. Deluxe double rooms are also available. A kitchen is provided. There is a shared lounge and TV room in the building. There is no Internet on site.
Coastlands Durban Self Catering Holiday Apartments
Address: 47 Doctor Pixley Kaseme Street
3. Durban Point waterfront apartment (from USD 51)
This lovely one-bedroom apartment is located in the Point Waterfront area of Durban right at the harbor mouth and with scenic views over the bluff. Beaches and uShaka Marine World are a short walk away. The property is air-conditioned and offers a fully equipped kitchen with all appliances and commodities required for daily cooking. The living area features a TV with cable channels and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the apartment. The bedroom features a queen-size bed and there is a single sofa bed in the living area.
Walk to Bars and Beaches Luxury Apartment With a Harbor ViewDurban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:air conditioning worked greatcomfortable and stylish furnishingsthe apartment is absolutely gorgeous and the view is breathtakinggreat apartment and very stylish with thoughtful touches like coffee milk & rusksthe wifi was nice and fast and we enjoyed the dstv
Cleanliness:clean environment and safesuch a beautiful clean organised placeit was clean and a great place in allvery clean with views of the mouth of the harbourthe apartment is extremely clean and well maintained
Host:the security was also welcoming and helpfulalso friendly and professional security guardstaryn is a friendly host who made us feel very welcomeoh and the staff is very kindvery friendly & responsive hostRead more reviews
Location:nice location and definately worth a visitlocation was perfect and the building is very secure with parkingamazing place the apartment is located in a safe location and its in a secure building complexwill definitely be going there again plus the place is central to everythingthe location is awesome we were just walking distance from the beach and restaurants
4. Modern, one-bedroom apartment (from USD 48)
This modern one-bedroom apartment is set in a secure block and it offers beautiful views over the harbor entrance. Some places to eat, as well as beaches and pubs, are just steps away. uShaka Marine World is also just a short distance from the property. There is limited DSTV (satellite) TV and capped Wi-Fi is available to guests. There is an open-plan living and dining area, which leads on to a balcony. The kitchen comes equipped with all necessary appliances and utensils. The bedroom features a king-size bed and there is a double sofa bed in the living area. Secure undercover parking is available.
Eastpoint Splendour overlooking harbour entranceDurban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the sleeper couch in the lounge is very comfortablewonderful apartment awesome views and super cleanthe apartment is amazing with great views and chill out spots and the beach is really closeharold’s place is great new and fully functional apartment in good quiet neighbourhood - recommended
Cleanliness:sparkling clean and well equippedthe property was very clean and comfortableit is super clean no it's sparkling cleanclean neat and stylish placethe place was clean neat
Host:harold deserves his status of super hostthe host was also very friendlyharold was a great hostharold is a great hostharold was a superb hostRead more reviews
Location:great location and easy access to everythingamazing beautiful apartment and great locationwe were in durban for business and the location suited us perfectlythe place is located in such a safe and convenient placethe place is secure walking distance to the beach and ushaka
5. Durban Point Waterfront apartments (from USD 80)
Durban Point Waterfront apartments is a great Durban beachfront accommodation next to uShaka Marine that is self catering. It’s close to North Beach, with its golden sand and water sports and there are many restaurants and bars in the vicinity. uShaka Sea World is 0.5 km (0.3 mi) from the property and Marine Parade is 2.2 km (1.4 mi) away.
There is a choice of an apartment with a balcony and a double bed or an apartment with a sea view with an extra-large double bed or two single beds. Apartments have flat-screen TVs and kitchens. Free parking and Wi-Fi are available on site and there is a swimming pool for guests’ use.
Durban Point Waterfront
Address: The Sails On Timeball, 14 Timeball Blvd, Point Waterfront
Parking 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Barber/beauty shop
6. Point Waterfront Apartments
Point Waterfront Apartments are set in the heart of Durban, steps from the famous Golden Mile and Addington Beach. The property is 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from uShaka Marine World and 3 km (1.8 mi) from the BAT Center. The property has five individually decorated self-catering guestrooms with well-equipped kitchens and private balconies. The apartments feature LED TVs with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The property offers an outdoor pool and an airport shuttle is available on request at an additional charge.
Point Waterfront ApartmentsDurban, ZA
7. The Spinnaker apartment (from USD 290)
The Spinnaker is a uShaka Marine holiday apartments that is located on North Beach, with its water sports, golden sands and many restaurants and bars. uShaka Sea World is 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from the complex and Marine Parade is 1.8 km (1.1 mi) away.
The complex offers barbecue facilities and facilities for disabled guests. There is a 24-hour front desk. The apartment has a living area with TV, a kitchen for cooking daily meals and three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms feature double beds while the third has bunk beds.
Address: 180 Mahatma Gandhi Road The Spinnaker
8. Apartment near uShaka Marine World
Quayside 906 at Durban Point is steps from Addington Beach and the Golden Mile. uShaka Marine World is 2.1 km (1.3 mi) away and the BAT Center is 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from the apartment. Air-conditioned apartments have well-equipped kitchens and offer free Wi-Fi. There is an outdoor pool on the property. Parking is available and an airport shuttle is available on request at an additional charge.
Quayside 906Durban, ZA
Have a splash at uShaka Marine World
Enjoy the endless golden sand beaches or fun at the theme park while staying in comfort in self-catering accommodations in Durban near uShaka Marine World. For more places to stay, have a look at some pet-friendly accommodations and boutique hotels in Durban.
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