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Durban

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Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere. Wandering the buzzing city streets, you can discover colonial-era architectural gems and a vibrant blend of African and Asian cultures. Things to do in Durban include, among others, a wide range of recreational activities, from diving and surfing on one of the beaches, to hiking, skydiving, and swimming with sharks. Durban is in KwaZulu-Natal. Add Durban and other destinations in South Africa to your travel plans using our South Africa route planner .
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Where to stay in Durban

You'll find a variety of options for your stay in Durban, from backpacker hostels and affordable guesthouses, to luxurious beachfront resorts. You can also opt for private, rental lodgings, or a stylish boutique hotel. Accommodations in town cluster largely near the coastline, and the prices of most establishments rise and fall with the seasons. The most expensive time to visit remains the summer, from December to February.
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