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  • Durban
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  • Group of young people practice lifeguard training in Durban
  • The city skyline and beach are popular photo opportunities on all Durban tours.
  • Fishing on the beach in Durban is a popular pastime that you might want to try while on your South African safari.
  • Milky waves and rocky shore beach of Umhlanga near Durban

Durban is found in the province of KwaZulu-Natal on the east coast of South Africa and is the country’s third largest city on a South Africa vacation. It is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa.

The region that makes up Durban has been inhabited since 100,000 BC, however the modern history of the city did not begin until 1824. Under British Lieutenant F.G. Farewell, a crew of twenty-five men arrived from the Cape Colony and established a settlement on the northern shore of Port Natal. Henry Francis Flynn, an adventurer, was successful in befriending the Zulu King Shaka after helping him recover from a stab wound. In return, Shaka granted the men a 30-mile strip of coast. This area was named d’Urban after Sir Benjamin d’Urban, the governor of the Cape Colony. The sugar cane industry was introduced in the 1860s and with it came immigrant labourers from India.

Much of this Indian population remained and today, Durban hosts the largest Asian community in the African continent and the largest Indian population outside of India. Tourists are drawn to Durban for its year round sunshine and for the Golden Mile, the city’s popular beachfront on a South African vacation.

Uhmlanga, a resort town just 16 km north of Durban is considered one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. A favourite holiday destination for domestic and international tourists, Durban offers exciting dive options, whale watching, cruises, trendy eateries and a friendly and diverse atmosphere.

 


 

South Africa Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to South Africa trips.

Learn about the history and culture of South Africa, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about South Africa's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering South Africa for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our South Africa tours today!

 

Extend Your Stay

After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.

 

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Durban, South Africa

  • South African Family Adventure: Cape Town, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve & More

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Start your trip in Cape Town, a highlight of Southern Africa with its unrivalled natural beauty, before continuing on to a unique malaria-free private game reserve located at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains. End with a stay at the only private lodge situated inside the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,274
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Mala Mala and Mashatu Escape: Northern Tuli & Greater Kruger

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience two of Southern Africa's most exclusive game reserves as you explore diverse landscapes and wildlife. This 8 day, deluxe safari delivers comfort while keeping the focus on the wildlife in Botswana and South Africa.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,274
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Secrets of KwaZulu-Natal: Durban, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, The Drakensberg & More

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: It may be South Africa’s third-smallest province, but KwaZulu-Natal’s scenic and cultural riches include the country’s most popular beaches, numerous game reserves, historic battlefields, and the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains. Take a different style of South Africa vacation, and see why this region is so popular with first-time and repeat visitors.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,573
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail Golf Safari: Pretoria to Pretoria

    DELUXE | RAIL: Play at the world-renowned Leopard Creek golf course, plus superb courses in Swaziland, Durban, the Drakensburg and Sun City. Enjoy game viewing in Kruger Park, Mkhaya and Hluhluwe Reserves.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,890
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Oyster Box, Umhlanga: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Situated on the ocean’s edge, a brief 5 minute walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, the Oyster Box Hotel has a reputation for service excellence and stylish comfort dating back to 1947.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,096
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • A World in One Country: Kruger, Hluhluwe, Cape Town & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,039
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Durban Stopover

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Spend three days exploring the best of Durban on this city stopover. Stay in a first-class accommodation and head on a guided city tour to see the city’s blend of cultural highlights, from the Golden Mile waterfront to the City Hall to the Indian market and Botanical Gardens.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 416
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail: Durban to Pretoria (or v.v)

    DELUXE | RAIL: Join this three day safari on the most luxurious train in the world and experience the splendour of KwaZula-Natal. Take in the 'Big Five' at the private bush retreat of Nambiti Conservancy, and Spionkop battlefields tour with a world class historian.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,851
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail: African Golf Collage from Pretoria to Cape Town

    DELUXE | RAIL: Journey across the picturesque landscapes of South Africa with Rovos Rail, enjoying luxury train travel and old-world atmosphere during your journey. As you head from Pretoria to Cape Town, you’ll stop off at premium golf courses to tee off in the gorgeous South African countryside.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,382
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Sun, Sand & Safari: Thanda Private Game Reserve & White Pearl Resort

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: A wonderful combination of time spent at a game reserve in South Africa combined with a stay at a beautiful resort hotel situated on the attractive coast of Mozambique. Enjoy wildlife safaris and then go swimming, snorkeling and/or scuba diving or just relax.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,773
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Wetlands and Wildlife: Hluhluwe-iMfolozi & The iSimangaliso Wetland Park

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Spend time in both Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park as well as iSimangaliso Wetlands on this trip. Experience game drives, nature walks, canoeing, snorkeling or just relax at your lodge - this trip has it all, showcasing the diversity and beauty of wildlife and geography in South Africa.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,871
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Phinda Forest Lodge: Phinda Private Game Reserve

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses 23000 hectares of prime wilderness in KwaZulu-Natal and features Africa’s Big Five, endangered black rhino, and 415 bird species. Forest Lodge enjoys the dappled shade deep in the heart of a rare, dry sand forest.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,245
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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