The country’s third largest city is a different proposition to its sister cities. It is tropical and humid, and has spawned a varied and well-respected cultural and arts scene. There’s a large Indian population and also Zulu traders on the side of the streets. Escape the stickiness at Battery Beach, and watch the surfers swim out to catch a wave.
Accommodation in Durban
The name is actually Russian for ‘little hideaway’, and this Durban property has developed quite its own aesthetic. Palm trees give way to sharp angular buildings, containing eight high-end suites, each with very subtle differences (they are even differently scented). Wonderful dining and landscaped gardens (with a pool) complete the package.
The Indian Ocean and the Umhlanga Lighthouse are the views available from this coastal property in Durban. The rooms are comfortable enough but the villas each have a private plunge pool and terrace. The fresh seafood and ocean views make the Ocean Terraces Restaurant a tempting choice.