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Durban, South Africa
Durban, South Africa | © WARREN BLUES BUDARAM

Durban: tourist information

Durban is the perfect convention destination. Since being sighted by Vasco da Gama in 1497, its natural harbour has given birth to a vibrant, go-ahead and ever changing city. Apart from having the busiest harbour in Africa, Durban is served by its own international airport only 15 minutes from its Central Business District. The attractive Yacht basin near the hub continues to provide anchorage and a safe haven for sailors from around the globe.

Durban is an ideal base from which to explore the beauty and splendors of Southern Africa. Within two hours you could be on a safari at one of the countries renowned game reserves - home to some of the world's rarest and most exotic species - or you could be in the fairest Cape. Ninety minutes by road and you could be hiking or trout fishing in the magnificent Drakensberg mountains. Other options - a day or two away could put you in the midst of a miraculous flower transformation in the Namaqualand Desert, or at the origins of man in the Sterkfontein Caves. You could be etching into memory the glorious sunsets and camp fires of the Kruger National Park, or the majesty of the Victoria Falls.

There are many faces to Durban - city of great beauty and cultural diversity where you can witness the Dance of the Virgins, a Zulu war dance and attend a performance of the ballet or Opera all in the same day. The only constant is the famous South African weather - and Durban can serve up the best of it, with an average of 320 sunny days a year. A surfer's paradise and international holiday mecca. Mile upon mile of unspoiled, sun-soaked beaches, bronzed life guards and bikini beauties. Seagulls, pelicans and exotic birds. Colourful rickshas, beautiful parks, sidewalk cafes and restaurants.

Here architecture encapsulates the diverse histories and cultures of the people. Graceful Victorian buildings, exotic temples and dignified mosques all stand side by side.

Accommodation is plentiful in the Sunshine City, over 7200 ranging from luxury, tourist and budget hotels, to all well-appointed serviced apartments, many of which are on the beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean. Centrally situated and within walking distance of all this, is the International Convention Centre - Durban.

Location

  • Country: South Africa
  • Capital: Pretoria
  • Government: South Africa
  • State/Region: KwaZulu-Natal
  • Time Zone: +2 GMT
  • Language: Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu
  • Latitude: -29.8500000
  • Longitude: 31.0166667
  • Est. Population: 2354850
  • Currency: Rand
  • Fire: Durban Fire Brigade - Phone: 031 361 0000
  • Police: Police Emergency - 10111
  • Hospital: Clairwood Hospital - Phone: 031 451 5000
  • Ambulance & Rescue: Metro Ambulances - 10177
  • Durban, South Africa
    Durban, South Africa | © Klaus Bech

    Durban Cruise Port Schedule

    Durban, South Africa
    Durban, South Africa | © Rohan Aberdeen

    Durban in the News

    Port rating and occupancy

    Port of Durban ranks 891th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.

    Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 0.

    The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Durban in the next 12 months is 0.

    According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Durban ranks 710.

    Weather in Durban

    Apr 19
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Clear (clear sky), no wind
    Apr 20
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 79°F (26°C)
    Clear (clear sky), small wind
    Apr 21
    Min/Max temp: 70°F (21°C) / 77°F (25°C)
    Clouds (few clouds), small wind
    Apr 22
    Min/Max temp: 72°F (22°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Rain (light rain), no wind
    Apr 23
    Min/Max temp: 70°F (21°C) / 77°F (25°C)
    Rain (moderate rain), small wind
    Apr 24
    Min/Max temp: 70°F (21°C) / 77°F (25°C)
    Clouds (scattered clouds), small wind
    Apr 25
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Apr 26
    Min/Max temp: 61°F (16°C) / 64°F (18°C)
    Rain (moderate rain), small wind

    Current water temperature in Durban now is 75°F (24.0°C)

    Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.

    Annual Weather

    Jan
    Min/Max temp: 77°F (25°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Feb
    Min/Max temp: 77°F (25°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Mar
    Min/Max temp: 77°F (25°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Apr
    Min/Max temp: 70°F (21°C) / 77°F (25°C)
    May
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Jun
    Min/Max temp: 61°F (16°C) / 70°F (21°C)
    Jul
    Min/Max temp: 63°F (17°C) / 70°F (21°C)
    Aug
    Min/Max temp: 64°F (18°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Sep
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Oct
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Nov
    Min/Max temp: 70°F (21°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Dec
    Min/Max temp: 72°F (22°C) / 77°F (25°C)
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