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.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
 
161 on Spinnaker
2.3 km

From R2300* Unit


Boasting gorgeous views from the 16th-floor balcony, Durban beachfront apartment Ushaka 161 Spinnaker is attractively located in Durban Point Waterfront district of Durban, 200 metres from uShaka Beac... More Info

 
Brentwood Lodge
2.3 km

From R300 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 you ... More Info

2 People are currently making enquiries at this establishment.

 
Acacia Garden Cottage
2.4 km

From R295 PPS


Acacia Garden Cottage is well suited for business people, researchers and seasoned travellers looking for a tranquil stay near the city centre. Acacia Garden Cottage is situated in the suburb of G... More Info

 
Lancaster Gate Apartment
2.4 km

From R850* 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

 
Beechwood Guesthouse
2.6 km

From R464 PPS


Beechwood Guesthouse offers accommodation in Glenwood, Durban. The guest house is in a centralised location, a few meters from approx. 10 restaurants and cafes, and within close proximity to Musgrave... More Info

 
12 Dock Point
2.6 km

From R1000 PPS


12 Dock Point is a beautifully restored Edwardian semi-detached house. These houses were used as accommodation for captains of ships docked at Durban harbor 100 years ago. 12 Dock Point house cons... More Info

 
Sparkling Star Guest House
2.8 km

From R500 PPS


This gracious old Victorian home, built in the 1920's with its special architectural design offers you great comfort and old gleaming Oregon pine floors creating a pleasant atmosphere. The smell o... More Info

2 People are currently making enquiries at this establishment.

 
Quayside on Timeball
2.9 km

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From R3000* Unit


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

 
Botany Bay Lodge
3.1 km

From R600 PPS


We are a small friendly lodge situated overlooking the Botanical Gardens. We have an afro-colonial style offering 4 en-suite rooms with queen size beds and spare single bed(for children or twin room.... More Info

 
Roseland House
3.2 km

From R550 PPS


Roseland House is an elegant Edwardian home lovingly decorated with antiques and older style furniture in keeping with the home. All 12 bedrooms are en-suite and have airconditioners for your comfort ... More Info

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Point Waterfront
Amazing fishes are mind provoking and I just wish the construction should be completed sooner so that we may have a clear sea view
- Denise Ferreira

Point Waterfront
Nice place to be and it's so much peacefull and a quiet place to be, I'll be visiting the place again soon.
- Lebo Mphahlele

Point Waterfront
perfect.
- Siza Mazibuko

Point Waterfront
The area is beautiful and the views are just breathtaking, but after my experience I will never go back nor suggest or promote the place after my experience.
- Buhle Ngubane

Point Waterfront
Big up to Waterfront lovely place quiet and value for money
- Mpumi Masondo

Point Waterfront
No regrets. Keep up the standard. Will be here again very soon; the next time will be during off-peak period.
- OWO IKWA OWO

Point Waterfront
Totally stunning it's as if you're not in Durban
- Andile Mpundu