Top 8 Self Catering Accommodations In Durban Near uShaka Marine World - Updated 2024

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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.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 02, 2024.

1. Tenbury Apartments (from USD 54)

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.

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Tenbury Apartments

Wifi Available

Address: 30 Erskine Terrace
254 meters (0.2 ft) from uShaka Marine World

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 30)

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.

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Coastlands Durban Self Catering Holiday Apartments

Address: 47 Doctor Pixley Kaseme Street
1.48 km (1.0 mi) from uShaka Marine World

3. Durban Point waterfront apartment (from USD 55)

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.

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
745 meters (0.5 ft) from uShaka Marine World
362 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning worked great
comfortable and stylish furnishings
the apartment is absolutely gorgeous and the view is breathtaking
great apartment and very stylish with thoughtful touches like coffee milk & rusks
the wifi was nice and fast and we enjoyed the dstv
Cleanliness:
clean environment and safe
such a beautiful clean organised place
it was clean and a great place in all
very clean with views of the mouth of the harbour
the apartment is extremely clean and well maintained
Host:
the security was also welcoming and helpful
also friendly and professional security guards
taryn is a friendly host who made us feel very welcome
oh and the staff is very kind
very friendly & responsive host
Location:
nice location and definately worth a visit
location was perfect and the building is very secure with parking
amazing place the apartment is located in a safe location and its in a secure building complex
will definitely be going there again plus the place is central to everything
the location is awesome we were just walking distance from the beach and restaurants
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4. Modern, one-bedroom apartment (from USD 49)

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.

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
726 meters (0.5 ft) from uShaka Marine World
264 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sleeper couch in the lounge is very comfortable
wonderful apartment awesome views and super clean
the apartment is amazing with great views and chill out spots and the beach is really close
harold’s place is great new and fully functional apartment in good quiet neighbourhood - recommended
Cleanliness:
sparkling clean and well equipped
the property was very clean and comfortable
it is super clean no it's sparkling clean
clean neat and stylish place
the place was clean neat
Host:
harold deserves his status of super host
the host was also very friendly
harold was a great host
harold is a great host
harold was a superb host
Location:
great location and easy access to everything
amazing beautiful apartment and great location
we were in durban for business and the location suited us perfectly
the place is located in such a safe and convenient place
the place is secure walking distance to the beach and ushaka
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5. Durban Point Waterfront apartments (from USD 75)

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.

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Durban Point Waterfront

Wifi Available

Address: The Sails On Timeball, 14 Timeball Blvd, Point Waterfront
580 meters (0.4 ft) from uShaka Marine World

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Barber/beauty shop

6. Point Waterfront Apartments (from USD 87)

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.

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Point Waterfront Apartments

Wifi Available

Address: 5 Signal Road
766 meters (0.5 ft) from uShaka Marine World

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms

7. The Spinnaker apartment

The Spinnaker is a uShaka Marine holiday apartment 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.

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Spinnaker 201

Wifi Available

Address: 180 Mahatma Gandhi Road
359 meters (0.3 ft) from uShaka Marine World

Parking Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Lift WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

8. Luxury waterfront apartment

This lovely two-bedroom apartment is right at the beach with beautiful ocean views. uShaka Marine World and a variety of restaurants and shops are a short walk away. Located on the sixth floor, the apartment is split over two levels, with a living area with flat-screen TV and satellite/cable channels, a DVD player and DVDs and a dining area. The kitchen is on this level and comes fully equipped. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. Both bedrooms have a balcony overlooking the sea. There are 2.5 bathrooms

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Durban, KZN, South Africa
400 meters (0.3 ft) from uShaka Marine World
128 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all rooms are facing the sea with bright natural light
the kitchen was well equipped and all amenities were top notch
beautiful apartment with all the amenities you would need for your stay
a great apartment at the south end of the beach
fantastic view super comfortable and well equipped flat
Cleanliness:
an extremely beautiful clean apartment
the place was so clean
it's clean and cozy with modern finishes
the apartment was nice and clean
the place is clean
Host:
lovely extra touches given by the hosts
the host is quite gracious
great thoughtful host who responds quickly
the host is really friendly and understanding
she was communicative and friendly
Location:
great location stylish apartment
what a fab location close to ushaka marine world
great place in an amazing location highly recommended
was the perfect location for our short stay
it was the best apartment in central durban
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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.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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