Durban Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Durban

Where is it located?: Durban is in KwaZulu Natal region on the Indian Ocean.

Why do people go there?: Durban is where tourists go to enjoy the beaches and the night life.

How do travelers get there?: There are flights into Durban and buses from throughout the country

Currency: Rand

City Code: 31

Population: 3.4 million

Languages: English, Zulu

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: Ushaka Marine World, Snake Park, Durban’s Kite beach, Brighton Beach, Cave Rock Beach, Anstey’s Beach and Garvies Beach

Attractions: Marine Parade, Victoria Indian Street Market, North Beach

Accommodations: Durban Hostels

Tourist Office: Durban Tourist_Office

Off-the-beaten-path: Umgeni River Bird Park

Health Issues: No major Health Issues

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Durban is descent year round, but it can get very hot in the summer. Come during the fall or spring.

Common Phrases: English is spoken by close to everyone in the tourism industry.

City Specific Events: Durban International Film Festival, Sardine Run

How to get around?: Buses and taxis are the best ways around the city.

Good to know: Durban has some of the best surf in South Africa.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Durban is the Durban International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Durban travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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