About Golden MIle

Durban's Golden Mile is the name given to the popular stretch of beachfront ranging from South Beach to Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World in the north. The wide stretch of golden sands is the perfect destination for beachgoers. These beaches are well protected from sharks and thus safety nets are installed in the are. You can enjoy a long swim on the beach. The Golden Mile is also known as a surfer's paradise, especially South Beach is a well known safe beach for amateurs. Several attractions are situated on the stretch like Mini Town, uShaka Town, etc. Do visit the beach, you will not regret it!

Must See

  • Blue Lagoon, a popular hangout near the Umgeni River mouth, with picnic facilities, which is also a popular fishing spot
  • Mini Town, which displays a scaled model of Durban, complete with a working miniature railway, harbour and airport.
  • Traditional vendors, found under thatched roofs along the beach, selling an interesting selection of Zulu art and crafts.
  • Suncoast Casino, a casino complex with a private beach, numerous restaurants, shops and public entertainment facilities.
  • North Beach, Dairy Beach, the Bay of Plenty and Snake Park beaches, popular surfing beaches separated by piers.
  • The Skate Park, which caters for skateboarders, roller bladers and BMX'ers.
  • uShaka Marine World, Africa's largest marine theme park featuring an aquarium, water park, dolphinarium, and a restaurant with a shark tank.

How to reach

The Golden Mile (actually closer to 4 miles, or 6 kilometers) is located at the eastern edge of Durban’s central business direct, and the city’s main railway station is around 15 minute’s walk from North Beach. Enjoy sea breezes along the promenade on foot, or take one of the extravagantly decorated “Zulu Rikshas”.


  • Spend at least a day at Durban Golden Mile and explore all the activities.
  • Look for accommodation near this area so that you can spend time at leisure.
  • Carry your swim clothes to enjoy the beach.
  • Do not wear shoes, they might get wet and spoilt.


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