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

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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Suite 609 at The Parkview
1.7 km

From R400 pps


This beautiful hotel suite style unit with lovely sea, park and city views is situated in Parkview Apartment Block on the 6th floor. From the quaint, pretty and neat as a pin sitting area you can enjo... More Info

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Albany Hotel
1.8 km

From R399* unit


The Albany Hotel specialises in offering the best accommodation at affordable rates to corporate business, honeymooners, sports teams, groups and holidaymakers alike. The Hotel is newly renovated and ... More Info

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176 On West
2.1 km

From R400* unit


176 on West is situated in Durban Central, across the road from the International Convention Center and Durban Exhibition Center, just 1km from the beachfront, 3km to Moses Mahbida Stadium, Ushaka Mar... More Info

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Seaboard Hotel and Holiday Apartment
2.2 km

From R500* unit


Seaboard Hotel & Holiday Apartments offers budget accommodation in the busy city centre of Durban. The self-catering, budget apartments come equipped with a TV, fridge and an en-suite bathroom. The... More Info

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Bentley Lodge
2.3 km

From R500* 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 R445 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. 3 Twin rooms and 2 rooms with a double bed each are air con... More Info

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Brentwood Lodge
2.3 km

From R325 pps


Brentwood Lodge is situated in the quiet suburb of Glenwood in Durban, South Africa. Our central location allows our guests easy access to and from the city and all its attractions. Brentwood offer... More Info

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Beechwood Guesthouse
2.6 km

From R510 pps


Beechwood Guesthouse offers a variety of simple, yet comfortable bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation in Glenwood, Durban. The guest house is in a great location, close to the beach, 200 m... More Info

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Durban is a very beautiful and exciting place
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Durban Central is a nice place I even got a chance to walk to Ushaka Marine very nice place. I had a wonderful time.
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I loved it and its very vibey.
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Durban is beautiful and welcoming
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