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Durban

Africa
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Rank in South Africa

18

Rank in Africa

160+

World Rank

Currency
Rand(ZAR)
Weather
Clear 16.4℃
Time
23:17 PM (GMT +02:00)
Electric Socket
Type D ( 230 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Durban

Durban is situated on the east coast of South Africa, 1600 kilometers from Cape Town and around 600 kilometers from Johannesburg. The nearest airport is the King Shaka International Airport which is about 35 kilometers away from the city center. You can visit the city any time of the year, as it is usually bustling with tourists all the time. One of the reasons for this is the pleasant weather, since it is never too hot nor too cold! You can see a variety of cultures in this unique city. With tons of restaurants to choose from, you will be able to get any meal of your choice. Though public transportation is not that efficient, you will find tons of taxis that will take you around the city. Apart from the taxis, you can explore the Umgeni Steam Railway. Often called the '1000 Hills Choo-Choo', try this vintage steam-train for a new experience. Try learning about Zulu culture to truly understand the South African people. The sunny beaches, the beautiful handcraft stores and the blend of the Indo-African culture has made Durban a must-visit destination in South Africa.

Continent Country
Africa South Africa
Airport Name / IATA Code
King Shaka International Airport DUR
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
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Durban
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
June to August are the best months to visit Durban due to low temperatures. These months rarely experience heavy rainfall, which makes for a dry trip.
Moderate time to visit
September to November is a moderate time of year to visit as the Poetry Africa Festival and Nottingham Road Pink Festival occurs during this time. Chances of rainfall are moderate. Climate is pleasant.
Worst time to visit
November to March are the wettest months in Durban throughout the year. Thunderstorms are observed often, so try not to travel during this time.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 21 21 20 18 14 12 11 13 15 17 18 20
Maximum temprature (℃) 28 28 28 26 24 23 22 23 24 24 25 27
Rain fall (mm) 124 113 125 71 56 30 31 46 64 95 110 110
Population
0.5 (Millions)
Official Language
English
Spoken Language
English is understoo... Read more
Other Language
Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaa... Read more
Police
10111
Ambulance
10177
Taxi
Start Tariff: ZAR 20... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.59
Cup of Coffee USD 1.47
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.88
Rice/Kg USD 1.06
White Bread USD 0.88
Eggs (12) USD 1.35
Combo Meal USD 3.23
Fine Dining USD 28.47
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.76
Domestic Beer USD 1.47
Imported Beer USD 1.64
Bottle of Wine USD 2.93
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 2.35
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.70
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.88
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 368.44
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Go for a road trip to Sani Pass, which leads to the South African border.
  • Visit Isandlwana Battlefield and pay a tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in the 1879 war.
  • Attend the indigenous plant fair at Durban Botanical Gardens, which is held in September.
  • Explore the wildlife at the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, which has been an attraction for travelers for more than 100 years!
  • If you're an adrenaline junkie, you can also ride the Big Rush Big Swing at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
  • Go shopping at Victoria Street Market and witness over 150 lively retail and wholesale vendors. Kitchen utensils, pots, luggage, clothes, wholesale products - they've got it all.
  • Board the "1,000 Hills Choo Choo" that departs from the town of Kloof.
  • Visit the Catholic monastery where you can eat exotic crocodile steaks, watch a Zulu ceremony or take tea in the lush tropical garden.
  • Go zipping down a water slide at the Wet N’ Wild park, or experience marine life from a viewing platform at Sea World or the uShaka Marine World.
  • Enjoy the sun-bathing and swimming at the Durban Golden Mile.
Shopping
Pavillion Shopping Mall
Jack Martens Drive, Westville, Durban, South Africa
Distance From City Center
11.6 km
The Spice Emporium, Durban
31 Monty Naicker Road, Durban, South Africa
Distance From City Center
15.9 km
Bonana Tours & Transfers
Westville, Durban 3630, South Africa
Distance From City Center
13.6 km
Victoria Street Market
151-55 Bertha Mkhize Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
Distance From City Center
14.6 km
uShaka Village Walk
1 Bell Street | uShaka Marine World, Durban 4001, South Africa
Distance From City Center
18.6 km
African Art Centre
15 Station Drive, Durban 4001, South Africa
Distance From City Center
8.3 km
Golden Hours Family Market
Waterkant Rd, Durban 4001, South Africa
Distance From City Center
9.2 km
Granada Square
16 Chartwell Drive | Umhlanga Rocks, Durban 4319, South Africa
Distance From City Center
19.3 km
The Crescent
1-3 Sunset Crescent | Umhlanga Ridge, Durban 4319, South Africa
Distance From City Center
16.6 km
Artisan Contemporary Gallery
344 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
Distance From City Center
8.3 kms
Souvenir Suggestions
  • The beads and woodwork at the gardens on Snell Promenade are definitely something that will bring back beautiful memories of the trip whenever you see them.
  • As soon as you enter the Victoria Street market, the aromas of the spices will play a charm on you and make it difficult for you to leave. These can make great souveniers!
  • The harbor-front Bat Centre offers an array of lively shops selling high-quality locally produced crafts alongside South African music and books, so gifts from this area would be perfect!
  • Check out some beautiful Ardmore ceramic art, which you can bring back to decorate your house.
  • Amarula liqueur is known as the best South African drink, so you can try this out!

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