13 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Durban, South Africa - Updated 2023


Durban North is a suburb of the major coastal city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The city sprawls along the Indian Ocean with warm seas and beautiful beaches. It also boasts many things to do and places to eat, including fine-dining restaurants. One of the best places to visit in the city is the Umgeni River Bird Park, with its many species of exotic birds, set in green and leafy surroundings. The Japanese Gardens are worth a stroll, with their traditional lily ponds, walkways, and sculptures. Animal lovers will enjoy the Mitchell Park Zoo. Set in the suburb of Morningside, the zoo features a variety of small animals and it also has an aviary. There’s a tea garden for refreshments and a playground for the kids. Looking for an Airbnb near Durban North, or maybe right in the picturesque suburb itself? Scroll below to find out the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Durban, South Africa.

1. Well-furnished waterfront apartment at The Spinnaker (from USD 65)

A delightful retreat awaits you in this elegant apartment with a stunning harbor view. It’s situated at Point Waterfront just next to the theme park, uShaka Marine World. Cafes, restaurants, and pubs abound in the vicinity, so you’ll have plenty of choices when dining out. Along with a prime location, the property provides the convenience of free onsite parking.

It features a kitchen stocked with essential ingredients and cookware to whip up a delicious meal. Thanks to free internet access, you can stay connected to the world and work remotely at any time. There’s also a dedicated workspace specially designed for digital nomads.

Serviced apartment in Durban · ★4.63 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
27 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the security and reception was so helpful
security guards at reception are super friendly and helpful
kale is a great courteous and accommodating host
i will definitely be returning here thank you kale for being so helpful informative and prompt
Read more reviews

2. Bright and airy apartment with harbor views (from USD 43)

Located just 350 m (1148.29 ft) from the beach, this breezy and luminous apartment is an ideal base for your trip to Durban. You can maintain your fitness regime by working out in the gym available in the building. Take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool and cool off.

Prepare your favorite recipes in the well-appointed kitchen and enjoy dining on the patio basking in the incredible ocean view. You can catch up on the news or watch your favorite shows on cable TV. Keep in touch with your loved ones with free Wi-Fi access.

Rental unit in Durban · ★4.69 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
132 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is amazingcleanliness view comfortable
a/c in bedroom and lounge great for the durban heat
apartment is comfortable spacious and well decorated with modern furnishings
super clean apartment with great views beach access is a quick walk
clean and fully equipped
great stay clean and neat
a very nice and clean apartment
santosh's place is clean cosy and comfortable
a peaceful safe clean place to stay at
cindy and santosh are friendly and helpful hosts
thank you so much for hosting us
thanks to mr and mrs host
santosh is a great host
great hosts highly informative superb communication and response time
this is an amazing location
cute and very close to a local beach
great location quick walk down to point promenade
ideal location clean safe private and central
great location amazing views close to ushaka marine
Read more reviews

3. The Litchi Tree Guesthouse (from USD 31)

A fully furnished Airbnb accommodation in Durban, Litchi Tree is located 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from the beach in Durban North, with restaurants, supermarkets, and fast food outlets within easy walking distance. The property is set on a hill with views over the Indian Ocean, and it is close to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga, and La Lucia Mall. The house has a deck for outdoor relaxation and dining. The living area features a TV with satellite channels, and there is unlimited Wi-Fi available for guests’ use. The kitchen has a seating area for dining. The bedroom features a queen bed, and there is also one bathroom. While the guesthouse is located in the same lot as the main house, guests have total privacy and parking is available.

Guesthouse in Durban North · ★4.90 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
308 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i am a fan off decorations
a lovely private cottage with sufficient amenities for any traveler quiet area and comfortable too
lovely cozy place to stay and meets all my requirements
the litchi tree is a perfect spot for a getaway; private comfortable and very central
priya's place was great better-than-expected very comfortable and had everything that i needed
it was very clean and fresh
perfect quiet clean and comfortable
unbelievably clean and well thought out space
clean as a pin and private
the apartment was sparkling clean and well decorated
lovely space and a gracious host
priya is an amazing host
priya is an awesome host
priya is a lovely host
priya was a great host
it is close to places of interest
safe and secure great value for money central and convient location
the place was secure and that was a plus
its a very comfortable and secure location as well
a nice place to get away
Read more reviews

4. Private room in home (from USD 23)

One of the best holiday homes in Durban, the Ostrich room is located in a private home in Durban North, and it offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the city, from the garden. This Airbnb around Durban North is close to all the major attractions of the city, being only a five-minute drive to the center of the suburb where there are numerous places to eat. Secure garage parking is available on the property for one car. Guests have access to the swimming pool and barbeque area. The room is spacious and features a king bed and a private access. There is air conditioning and a flat-screen HD TV provides DSTV channels. There is plenty of storage space for clothing. The room also features a bar fridge and a private bathroom with shower and Victorian bathtub. There is a small courtyard outside for relaxation in the fresh air. Guests have access to a microwave in a separate room.

Home in Durban North · ★4.56 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 private bath
Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
405 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's a beautiful view with a big pool
tidy room nice shower big pool with beautiful view over durban
lovely swimming pool with an amazing view of durban
the facilities are comfortable and there is a nice pool with a fantastic view in the back
very nice bnb awesome views and clean well equipped rooms
very clean and neat
very clean and spacious accommodation
place is very clean and secure
place as described and clean
this is a great clean place to stay in
denis is accommodating and friendly
amazing hosts friendly people that will make you feel at home
the caretaker was very helpful and always available
incredible host amazing spot truly good value for buck
it was clean and tidy and they were very hospitable with all info we required upon arrival
amazing location very convenient and close everything
great location but needs a bit of tlc
comfortable stay at good location with good facilities
hosts are very helpful and the location is very central
a really neat beautiful and stylish place
Read more reviews

5. Room in private home in Durban North (from USD 20)

Okavango is a double room in a private home located in a beautiful neighborhood, close to all Durban’s major attractions and a short five-minute drive to Durban North center where there are restaurants and fast food outlets. The retail behemoth Gateway Theatre of Shopping is 11.5 km (7.14 mi) away and takes only 10 minutes of driving. The property offers panoramic views of the sea. There is parking on the property for one car. Guests are welcome to enjoy the swimming pool and barbeque area in the garden. The air-conditioned room has private access and it features a queen bed plus a 32-inch TV with satellite channels. Free Wi-Fi is available and there is also a bar fridge. The room has its own private bathroom with a shower. There is a microwave available in a common area with dishwashing facilities.

Home in Durban North · ★4.56 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 private bath
Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
372 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
chick simple beautiful view of fifa world cup stadium and a good wifi connection
great place room is amazing and clean beautiful and the view is spectacular our stay was amazing
the room is self contained and separate from the rest of the house was stylish and very comfortable
the room is very clean and everything as described
beautiful spacious clean and welcoming
beautiful super clean neat and nice
the room is beautiful and spotless
great value for money very clean great location and excellent communication
the host is a super host
the host was very friendly and showed us the apartment
penny was a great host and very helpful with immediate response to our needs
great host who was welcoming for every day i extended my stay
thanks again for being a great host
amazing space and location
comfortable room and bed great central location and good value for money
great place people and location
lovely place very central and very good value for money
apartment was very luxurious and neat and in a good location
Read more reviews

6. Comfortable room in private home (from USD 19)

Another cheap Airbnb in Durban, the Giraffe room has independent access and is located on the grounds of a private home. The property is a five-minute drive from the center of Durban North and is close to all the attractions of Durban. Moses Mabhida Stadium is a 9-minute drive from the area, being only 7.4 km (4.60 mi) away. There are restaurants and shops with easy access. Guests have access to the pool on the property and are welcome to use the barbeque facilities. There is no parking for the room. The room has a queen bed, air conditioning, and 32-inch TV with satellite channels. There are a bar fridge and coffee and tea-making facilities. The room has a private, en-suite bathroom with a shower. Guests have access to a microwave in a common area along with dishwashing facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Home in Durban North · ★4.54 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 private bath
Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
395 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
basic room with lovely views
lovely pool area with breathtaking views of durban and the ocean
nice pool with a beautiful view over durban we enjoyed our time :)
we stayed at denis‘ place for just one night during which we had a very comfortable and cozy stay
the room is a beautiful as the pictures
clean and a very friendly dog
beautiful and very clean place
sparkling clean value for money
clean and conducive for business travelers
clean and a very nice flat
great host great place and hospitality
penny and denis were outstanding hosts and were very hospitable
place was great and staff were friendly
penny (host) is very sweet too
super host and a home away from home
situated in good proximity to central entertainment places
the location is perfect and close to everything
safe and secure location in close proximity to many areas of tourist interest
neighborhood is nice and close to a lot of things
close to the beach cbd and other attractions
Read more reviews

7. Studio apartment with sea views (from USD 57)

This self-catering Airbnb accommodation in Durban has an independent entrance but it is located in a luxury private home in Durban North. The property offers sea views and is close to restaurants and bars in the area. A 10-minute walk takes guests to the beach while the shops are a short walk away. King Shaka International Airport is an 18-minute drive from the property. The studio is spacious and it has a balcony overlooking the view. A TV provides satellite channels, and there is fast Internet available. There is also air conditioning and a fan. The kitchen has all the necessary utensils and appliances for cooking daily meals. The sleeping area features a queen bed and there is a large bathroom. Guests have access to the swimming pool on the property.

Place to stay in Durban North · ★4.93 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath
Durban North, KZN, South Africa
263 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire place 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
Read more reviews

8. Guesthouse in Durban North (from USD 51)

Coral’s Cottage in Durban North, is within a five-minute walk of restaurants and shops and is a 10-minute drive from Umhlanga and its gorgeous beaches. Umgeni River Bird Park is 5.4 km (3.35 mi) away, which is an 8-minute drive. The property is open-plan and it has one bedroom with a king bed. The open-plan living area has a TV with satellite channels and a full kitchen with all the necessary items for cooking meals. There is one bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. There is a patio for outdoor relaxation and secure parking for one car. A fast Internet connection is available to guests.

Guesthouse in Durban North · ★4.89 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath
Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
206 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
Read more reviews

9. Rustic apartment in Durban North (from USD 26)

This overnight accommodation in Durban is located in a private home, close to all the major attractions of Durban, and a short drive from supermarkets, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, and Suncoast Beach. This home is easily accessible from Kensington Square which is only 11 minutes away (4.7km/2.92 mi). The living area features an Open View HD TV and internet, and there is a well-equipped kitchen. The bedroom features a double bed and there is one bathroom.

Rental unit in Durban North · ★4.72 · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath
Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
66 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms were very comfortable and we`d definitely stay there again
the 2 bedroom flatlet/apartment is very private very neat and tidy
beautiful clean n very spacious
the house is well clean and tidy
the apartment was clean and neat and affordable
spotlessly clean and spacious with everything we could have possibly needed
very spacious and clean
kind regards princess september 2018
host was super friendly and always happy to help
debbie is a very nice host
great privacy and debbie was a wonderful host
debbie is an amazing host
plus a safe place for your vehicle
lovely and central little flat
in a quiet neighborhood if you’re looking for peace and quiet
really relaxing and peaceful and a good place to destress after our busy days
great place in a quiet neighbourhood
Read more reviews

10. Spacious open-plan apartment

This apartment is located in Upper Durban North, a 15-minute drive from Umhlanga and Durban City. The apartment is set in a pretty garden and it features an open-plan living and sleeping space and an en-suite bathroom. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV are provided. While it is located on private property, this Airbnb close to Durban North’s finest has its own independent entrance and off-street parking is provided. There are a well-equipped kitchen and dining area. Housekeeping is also included in the rate.

Spacious stylish cottage perfect for work/leisure
Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
243 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great wifi and comfy pillows and bed
gorgeous place softest bed and most beautiful bathroom
extremely spacious and comfortable with outstanding amenities
we were so comfortable and the we had everything we needed and much more too
would definitely recommend sue’s place as a safe and comfortable place to stay
the bathroom followed the same clean and well maintained feel
the place was super clean and very stylish
such an amazing clean and private gem of a place
beautiful place easily accessible and very clean
susan and chris’ place was very clean sunny and stylish and exceeded my expectations
the hosts have the most outstanding hospitality
friendly and helpful host
lovely home with a friendly hostess
susan is a great host
splendid place great host enjoyed our stay thanks sue and chris for your hospitality
the location is also very good
the location is also great and there are a couple of restaurants near by
very neat place in a good location
the place is located at a nice and safe neighbourhood
the location is perfect and the neighborhood is beautiful
Read more reviews

11. Modern two-bedroom apartment

Within walking distance to numerous attractions in the city, including Ushaka Marine World, Durban Beachfront, and Moses Mabhida Stadium, this fully-furnished apartment aims to give you the best living experience possible. The unit features two bedrooms that can accommodate up to five guests. It also includes an open-plan concept living space, with a cozy sitting area and a functional kitchen, and opens up to the balcony with a harbor view.

Deluxe Duplex, 2 Bedrooms, Harbor View, Beachfront
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
35 reviews
Room in serviced apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi and thoughtful touches
awesome space beautiful views stock up with food and just lock yourself into the apartment and enjoy
facilities like the pool or the balcony are basically not usuable due to bird poo feathers etc
beautifully finished modern apartment and great views over the port
dustins place was great- a good location nice balcony and apartment block with rooftop pool
it was clean and comfortable
the place is well designed and very clean
beds exceptionally comfortable lighting spot on and everything was really clean
very short stay the place was spacious and clean
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at dustin's place his place was super clean and has a beautiful view
great host impeccable response time and exceptional service
awesome space and great hosts
dustin was very helpful as we arrived a little late but everything really everything was fine
great location and stunning apartment
great location the apartment is stunning
great location close to ushaka and beaches
very stylish apartment in an amazing location
spacious apartment great check in and location
Read more reviews

12. Treehouses for rent in Durban North

The tree house cabin is located in a forest area in a tranquil valley in Durban North. The property is close to all the major malls, restaurants and Durban city center. The open-plan living area features a TV and a kitchenette for cooking daily meals. The living room leads onto a patio for outdoor relaxation. Free Wi-Fi is provided. Guests are warned that the cabin is accessed via stairs.

Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
111 reviews
Treehouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi speed was pretty good at 6 - 7
the accommodation is very comfortable and quiet with view on trees
home made place mats & kitchen curtains added a very sweet touch to the cabin
very cozy and relaxing to the soul
the private house is quiet and comfortable
very clean neat and tidy
nice and clean accommodation easy communication
clean quiet and comfortable
it was super clean und well equipped
it was very clean and tidy and very comfortable
ronel is an excellent host
ronel is an amazing host
ronel is a great host
ronel was such a great host
amazing host with a caring attitude
a nice central location from which to see durban and it is close to the airport
location was great for getting to surrounding areas
really enjoyed our stay such a nice location and atmosphere
beautiful area great location and fabulous host
the place is beautiful ideal for a quiet retreat in durban
Read more reviews

13. Guest suite in Durban North

The house is located in Durban North in a quiet area on the grounds of a private home and offers full sea views from all rooms. The property is conveniently placed for quick access to all other North Coast suburbs. There are a number of good restaurants in the area. This Airbnb is a short distance from La Lucia Mall, which is 1.5 km (0.93 mi) away and is a 3-minute drive. The living area features two sofa beds and TV with DSTV channels. The kitchen comes fully equipped. The bedroom has a king bed which can be used as two single beds. There is an en-suite bathroom. There are barbeque facilities in the garden and guests have access to the swimming pool on the property.

Sunny Seagull in Durban North/Glenashley seaviews
Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
78 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the internet was fast and the living room was very comfortable
a great view coupled with a very spacious facility
a spacious tasteful apartment with a nice view of umhlanga
the apartment was very neat with beautiful views all round
a beautiful comfortable space with the most incredible ocean view
everything clean and comfortable
good cleanliness and safe
it's clean and comfortable
the unit was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished
flat was extremely clean modern and well maintained
they are the most welcoming hosts we have ever had
well if airbnb has super hosts then kobus & karin are "super super super hosts"
karin and kobus are such welcoming and loving hosts
fantastic place wonderful friendly and helpful hosts
karins place is a super "home away from home" venue great hospitality friendly environment
very nice and safe neighbourhood close to the beach and shopping centers
great place and ideally located for typical durban holiday activities
close to everything that you might need and not once were we concerned about safety
the neighbourhood felt secure and quiet
so all in all you can expect perfection at karin's place
Read more reviews

Enjoyable stay in Durban North

Relax in the leafy surroundings or head to all the attractions Durban has to offer while staying in one of the best Airbnbs in Durban North, South Africa. You’ll also find plenty of things to do at night.

For more places to stay, check out the top self-catering accommodations also found in the area.

Frequently asked questions about Best Airbnbs In Durban, South Africa

1. Which are the best Airbnbs with pools in Durban?

If you’re looking for accommodations with swimming pools in Durban, you’ll have a lot of options here. You can choose among these Airbnbs: the private room, the private home, the comfortable room, the treehouse, and the studio apartment.

2. Which are the best Airbnbs in Durban with nice views?

If you dream of waking up with a nice view, then you can book any of these Airbnbs: the guest suite, the modern apartment, the private room, and the private home.

3. Which are the best budget-friendly Airbnbs in Durban?

There are lots of holiday homes that come with a very cheap rate in Durban. For options, check out these Airbnbs: the tree guest house, the comfortable room, and the private room.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our Privacy Policy for more information on how we use your data

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

 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore Durban
Good things are meant to be shared!