Top 9 Self-Catering Accommodations In Durban North, South Africa - Updated 2024

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The elegant, exclusive, and upscale residential community of Durban North lies around 10 km (6.2 miles) north of Durban central in South Africa. Durban North is flanked by the Umugeni River in the south, popular as Dave Beach locally. Spectacular views of the Indian Ocean form the eastern boundary of this affluent region, whose inhabitants are some of Durban’s most elite and affluent ones going back to the pre-apartheid days. Nature lovers will love beaches of the region like Glenashley, Virginia, and Beachwood, as well as many nature reserves including Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve, Umgeni River Bird Park, Virginia Bush Nature Reserve, Seaton Park Nature Reserve and Durban North Japanese Gardens. Explore the stunning Durban North community of South Africa by staying at these very convenient self-catering accommodations.

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 May 18, 2024.

1. Studio with spectacular sea views (from USD 59)

In the Virginia area of Durban North lies this one-bed unit with everything a vacationer needs for a luxurious stay - strong Wi-Fi, luxurious furnishings, an upmarket location, and gorgeous views of the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean! This apartment features one bedroom with a queen and a sofa bed as well as a large wardrobe, smart TV, fast Wi-Fi internet, and a large, tranquil balcony, complete with comfort and privacy. Around the corner, there are a plethora of restaurants and cafes, shops, and kiosks. If you’re in the mood for cooking, the unit comes equipped with a great kitchen which has tea and coffee facilities, utensils, pots and pans, dishes and silverware, microwave, fridge, coffee maker and an oven.

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Durban North, KZN, South Africa
3.43 km (2.2 mi) from Japanese Gardens
300 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i felt at home and the furniture looks new and comfortable
the apartment is stunning and spacious with great amenities
perfect modern studio secluded comfortable for 2 great wifi will definitely be back
very nice apartment with lots of space
the wi-fi was good and the studie was equiped with everything you might need
place is clean and beautiful
it is clean modern & spacious
great accommodation and very clean
the place is supa dupa clean & very nice
the place is amazing very clean and friendly stuff
i highly recommend it the host is also very communicative
place is decent and the lady who works for the host is pleasant
it just feels like home khombi was lovely and so helpful as always
everything about it is just perfect & her co-host khombi is just a sweetheart
we had a good stay well equiped space with khombi a friendly host and was always available
a fantastic gem close to everything
wonderful space and great location
fantastic studio apartment located in a great location and part of a beautiful property
centrally located in a lovely neighborhood with a great selection of restaurants / shops nearby
it's also central to all the main attractions in durban definitely coming back
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2. Modern luxurious stone cottage (from USD 102)

What better way to live in the lap of luxury than in a sprawling stone cottage apartment overlooking the lush Virginia bush reserve and the Indian Ocean in Durban North? This upmarket rental has two ensuite bedrooms with king beds, two luxurious bathrooms, a beautifully designed living room with a large flat-screen TV, comfy couches, satellite/cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a spacious parking space too. A well-equipped kitchen is the highlight of this wonderful home, featuring everything from a fridge, toaster, and coffee maker to oven, stove, grill, and even utensils and dishes, thus allowing vacationers to laze around and never leave the place!

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3.07 km (2.0 mi) from Japanese Gardens
7 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The rest of the home is exquisite
The only thing lacking was block out curtains for the main bedroom
Had a great time in there with friends eating cocktails and laughter
It was all and more than advertised
We found our hosts welcoming
With a very early sunrise it made it impossible to sleep in
This is a 5 star home that I will definitely utilize again when I am in the country
Easy access Close to beach
The nature reserve and trails right near the house made for a perfect morning jog with my boys and Seattle Coffee Co just 1km from the house was perfect to cap it all off Easy access to several gr...
It is exquisite Location is very convenient for the hot spots in Durban (south / north side)
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3. Sparkling clean one-bed apartment (from USD 31)

This first-floor one-bed apartment is perfect for a couple who’s visiting Durban North. Not only is it centrally located, but it is also equipped with all amenities that vacationers need. The unit has a main room with built-in cupboards, chairs and a table which also acts as a breakfast nook, as well as a large flat-screen smart TV. Off the bedroom with queen and sofa beds is a small but gorgeous balcony providing stunning views of Durban North. The well-equipped kitchen has a stove, microwave, fridge, and utensils, and has a kitchen island too, allowing you to cook dinners whenever you want.

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Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1.3 km (0.9 mi) from Japanese Gardens
233 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space is comfortable neat and has all the necessary amenities one needs
very clean and homey space
a safe clean comfortable gem
it is a very modern and clean place
amazing space very clean and anna is amazing with communication and welcomed me with warm hands
beautiful apartment space and very clean in a secure area
anna was an amazing host
anna is lovely and a very welcoming host
anna and megan were very welcoming hosts
anna was super friendly and hospitable
great host easy check in and out
perfect location so central
it is located in a good area and is relatively close to some good restaurants
good location if you need to be in durban north and durban central
peaceful area and close to everything you need
anna's place is beautiful and spacious located in a safe neighborhood
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4. Coral's Cottage (from USD 42)

Coral’s Cottage is a modern, contemporary vacation rental nestled in a leafy, upmarket Durban North community. The beautiful, verdant surrounding garden area makes Coral Cottage your own private, spacious home away from home. One of the highlights of this beautiful, open-plan, pet-friendly cottage is that it has a separate lounge and fully equipped kitchen which is great for cooking meals when you don’t want to eat outside or order in either. The cottage features a bedroom with a convertible king size bed along with two single beds, DSTV, full bathroom with a separate shower and bath, free Wi-Fi, and even has Weber Gas Braai barbeque on request. This amazing vacation rental also features safe off-street parking, a separate entrance, and a private patio.

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Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2.17 km (1.4 mi) from Japanese Gardens
229 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super bonus with free wifi and satellite tv
great value for money fast wifi dstv fully equipped kitchen and a lovely area
the cottage is well appointed and very comfortable
a lovely and cozy cottage just like in the pictures lot's of restaurants nearby great wifi connectivity plus more
michelle’s place was beautiful and very comfortable with easy amenities we loved how relaxed it was
it was very clean and comfortable
corals cottage is clean cosy and very comfortable
clean neat and tidy place as well
the space was clean and well looked after
great place to stay very spacious for 2 people and very clean
the host is very helpful and lovely
host is available on site for support
great hosts who are very helpful
hosts are very friendly
michelle and johan were superb hosts
great location for visiting durban
excellent location for staying in durban
close to everything you need while on holiday
it’s perfect location is a big plus - close to everything you could need or want
location is excellent with easy access to shops restaurants and close to beaches entertainment and airport
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5. Tranquil first-floor unit (from USD 25)

Enjoy the brilliant African sunset from the tranquillity of the private deck of this gorgeous first-floor, one-bedroom vacation rental. This beautiful self-contained cottage in Durban North has easy access to the amazing beaches, dining, and shopping areas of Durban City. The unit has a modern, open plan, stylishly decorated living-cum-dining area with fully equipped kitchen, where you can cook and eat your meals when you’d rather eat at home than outside. The house also has a smart Apple TV and Wi-Fi. The single ensuite bedroom has a double bed and lots of storage space. Tucked among the tree cover is a private deck, where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cuppa on colder Durban evenings.

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Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1.74 km (1.1 mi) from Japanese Gardens
33 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi connection is good for working
it was also very clean and tidy
nice spacious and very clean place
the place was lovely and clean
beautiful clean cottage with everything andmore one could want
everything was squeky clean in perfect working order and loads of yummy goodies in the kitchen
friendly and helpful host
the host has a beautiful heart
monique was a very friendly and welcoming host
great venue with friendly and helpful hosts
beautiful place and monique is the best host you can ever imagine
good location convenient
serene location yet central
perfectly located in a safe neighbourhood with good security
this place is centrally located and it is really easy to get around
lots of great places nearby makes this a perfect place to relax in durban north
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6. Umhlanga holiday home (from USD 187)

Where else can you find a house with both free Wi-Fi as well as stunning mountain views? At this beautiful Durban holiday home on Umhlanga Rocks Drive, the sprawling verdant gardens catch your eye first. The house has a comfortable living room with a flat-screen smart TV, a large eight-seater dining space, three bedrooms - one with an extra large double bed and two with large double beds, and even a stunning terrace. The house also has a fully equipped, modern kitchenette which allows you to whip up meals whenever you want, thanks to the fridge, microwave, oven, and a whole lot of kitchenware.

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Durban Holiday House

Address: 167 Umhlanga Rocks Drive
2.93 km (1.9 mi) from Japanese Gardens

Parking Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms

7. Lovely granny flat

If an affordable one-bedroom self-catering apartment in Durban North is what you’re looking for, then this wonderful granny flat with its own private entrance space fits the bill perfectly. Centrally located in Durban North close to Beachway, this lovely apartment has double and couch beds, continuous Wi-Fi, TV, a laptop-friendly workspace, a well-equipped bathroom with all bathroom essentials, and even a patio and a barbeque grill for a wonderful evening outdoors. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern amenities such as silverware and dishes, cooking basics, coffee maker, microwave, fridge, oven, and a stove, making whipping up quick meals easy in your vacation rental.

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Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1.89 km (1.2 mi) from Japanese Gardens
67 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
free high speed wifi was great for remote work too
lovely unit very clean great value with all the add ons available eg wifi aircon ect
clean comfortable and airy cottage close to all amenities highly recommended
great space very comfortable easy check in - would highly recommend
the apartment is very comfortable with a small outside area
a lovely clean flatlet in an awesome location
we were impressed with the cleanliness of the flat and also the stylish space
enjoyed the stay nice and clean
the place itself is clean very well located and comfortable
beautiful cozy space convienent and very clean
hosts were very accommodating and friendly
lovely place and very friendly hosts
great place and lovely host
this place and the hosts is awesome
responsive and thoughtful hosts
the location is desirable
close to good restaurants and shopping
the location is great so close to everything
the location is also great close to a lot of food stores etc
perfect centralized location for a business trip
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8. Durban North duplex

Whether you’re in Durban North for work or play, this stylish yet cozy two-bed, two-bath duplex is the place to stay at. Continuous Wi-Fi access and free onsite parking makes this place a breeze for any kind of vacationer to stay in. Set in the middle of all the Durban North action, the unit is walking distance from all popular attractions and important places. What’s more, there’s a fully equipped kitchenette at your disposal - a well-stocked fridge, microwave, pots, pans, and other utensils, and tea and coffee are all provided, making your stay comfortable to the hilt.

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Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2.12 km (1.4 mi) from Japanese Gardens
110 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment will all the required amenities (incl
you can expect a stylish clean and comfortable apartments which exceeded all my expectations
it's clean and has good wifi connection
very clean and spacious property
super clean and modern
very clean comfortable and private
beautiful quiet and clean duplex
great functional and clean place
best hospitality and friendly hosts
thank you once again to the host
the hosts are very welcoming and understanding going above the call of duty
thoba and his mom were excellent hosts
thoba’s mom was highly responsive to our questions
it is central to all main attractions in durban
close to restaurants and entertainment areas
the location is quite and safe
thoba’s place is well located and comfortable
beautiful place and ideally located
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9. Whispering Palms cottage

If you’re looking for an economical self-catering accommodation in North Durban, the contemporary one-bedroom Whispering Palms cottage on a large, secure property, is perfect. One queen bed and a sofa bed mean that four people can stay here comfortably. A large private courtyard, a lounge with widescreen smart TV with Netflix, Wi-Fi access, and a Weber Braai for outdoor entertainment are the highlights of this wonderful cottage. However, the best part is the well-equipped kitchen, complete with cooking basics, dishes and silverware, oven, fridge, microwave, and even a coffee maker!

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651 meters (0.5 ft) from Japanese Gardens
97 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi access and netflix was a nice extra
has fast reliable wifi and a smart tv with a netflix account already installed
self catering facilities excellent wifi netflix a comfy bed and beautiful linen
having fast fibre wifi at the cottage was a huge benefit as i could work from home
it would be better to have the sliding door for the bathroom as well as 2
very clean and tastefully decorated
clean bright and modern space
private and safe clean and modern
the clean design makes the space feelroomy
great cottage lovely clean and homely space
the owners are kind and warm
thank you to the incredible hosts for their outstanding service
perfect accommodation and lovely hosts
she was extremely friendly upon our arrival
brigette is friendly and a lovely host that gives you all the privacy you would want
great location at a great price
great accomodation good central location
perfect location for a business trip
great location value for money
nice place in a very nice neighborhood
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Dazzling Durban North

A coastal dune forest once, the Durban North of today is a beautiful leafy suburb worth visiting for more than just a few days. Make your stay comfortable and affordable by renting out these self-catered vacation rentals.

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