Accommodation near Durban Harbour

Durban Harbour was established by European settlers in 1824 and became a functioning cargo port after the appointment of the first harbour master in the late 1830s. Since then it has grown twofold and is now Africa’s largest shipping terminal.

Durban Harbour is located to the north-east of the Cape Agulhas and occupies the natural expanse of Durban Bay.

The port’s strategic position along numerous international shipping routes means that it is a hive of activity, visited by 4500 commercial ships annually. Additionally, an impressive 34-million tonnes of cargo is offloaded each year.

The 21-kilometer port has 59 in-use berths, some of which are in the process of being lengthened and deepened. The reason for doing so is because the current berths are unable to cater for larger, modern ships.

The harbour has served numerous purposes over the years, more notably a base for the PBY Catalina flying boat during World War Two. Salisbury Island, an island connected to the port by a causeway, functioned as a naval base from the 1930’s until 2002. The naval base has since been downgraded and is now a naval station that is visited by warships from foreign and South African navies. However, proposals have been made to revert it to a base.

A recent development is the Durban Car Terminal – a world-class facility that handles 6500 vehicles per year. The terminal has a 480-metre bridge, which connects the facility to the quayside, and a parking bay.

Visitors can take a cruise of the harbour aboard the commercial liner, Allen Gardiner Harbour Cruise. Passengers will be treated to a fine dining experience while slowly travelling along the perimeter of the port. The liner holds a capacity of 45 passengers who are accommodated on the deck and in the dining saloon.

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BP Backpackers
1.1 km

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From R500* unit

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BP Backpackers is a place where the individual traveller or small groups can come and meet other exciting individuals. The facility has been modified as part of a fully functioning Sea Scout Base to ... More Info

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Exotic Seaviews
1.7 km

From R625* unit

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Amanzi Flats, 14th Floor, Amanzimtoti. Parking number 141. This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. Stunning sea views, sleeps 6 people, walking distance to Amanzimtoti shopping centre, res... More Info

 

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Bentley Lodge
2.3 km

From R300* unit


Nestled in the heart of Berea, just 10 minutes away from Durban CBD and Beachfront - this tastefully decorated lodge offers various comfortable accommodation options customized to suite your needs at... More Info

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Somerset Guest House
2.3 km

From R390 pps


Our main conveniences are: locality, homely atmosphere, safe parking and free Wi-Fi. Our home was built in 1903 and has lots of character. All rooms are on the first floor and sleep maximum 2 perso... More Info

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Brentwood Lodge
2.3 km

From R363 pps


Brentwood Lodge offers the very best in self catering bachelor apartments, set quietly in the suburb of Glenwood not far from Durban central and the beaches. Our flats are fully equipped with all yo... More Info

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Lancaster Gate Apartment
2.4 km

From R1000* unit


The warm Indian ocean and the pristine golden beaches are on your doorstep. the apartment is also close to the city centre. With its convenient location, the hotel suite offers easy access to the city... More Info

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Beechwood Guesthouse
2.6 km

From R335 pps


Beechwood B&B offers bed and breakfast&self-catering accommodation in central Durban. The guest house is near the beach, and close to Musgrave mall,Florida Road in Morningside, uShaka Marine Wo... More Info

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House Ivernia
2.6 km

From R1950* unit


This is a 3 recently renovated 3 bedroom house and is ideal accommodation for a family holiday. On the ground floor you have your open plan lounge/dining area. There is a 6 seater dining room suite a... More Info

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The Heron Guest House
2.7 km

From R350 pps


The Heron Guest House is a friendly and homely bed and breakfast in Durban, committed to quality service and personal attention. Situated in Durban's leafy Morningside suburb, The Heron offers the cor... More Info

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Quayside on Timeball
2.9 km

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Luxurious Self Catering Fully Furnished Penthouse at Quayside on Timeball. Double volumed ground floor apartment on the water, the only block with direct access to the watersports clubs and beach, ... More Info

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