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Durban is home to some of South Africa's best beaches, local cuisine and has spectacular weather all year round. So, whether you're planning a spontaneous weekend getaway, a long-awaited family holiday or a last-minute business trip, kulula has you covered with affordable flights to Durban.
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Often coined the playground of South Africa, Durban’s warm weather gives way to an abundance of outdoor experiences and a laid-back atmosphere with beautiful beaches that extend along the spectacular Golden Mile. Durban is home to one of Africa’s busiest ports, is among South Africa’s three major metropolises, and is in proximity to the Kwazulu Natal towns of Umhlanga, Balito, Pietermaritzburg and Howick, which makes it a popular travel destination.
Top 3 reasons to visit Durban
The Golden Mile is Durban’s most prominent attraction, distinguished by a 7km stretch of golden sand that spans across a string of beaches. Its vibrant promenade is lined-up with cafes and restaurants.
Durban Botanic Gardens
This attraction is Africa’s oldest surviving botanic garden, boasting a collection of indigenous, exotic and ancient plant varieties. It provides indoor and outdoor facilities that create the perfect setting for social events.
The resort town of Umhlanga blends a cosmopolitan lifestyle comprising a myriad of shopping centres, restaurants, pubs, hotels, apartments and vivid nightlife, with stretches of unspoiled beach.
Article Published: Tuesday, 22 June 2021 06:50 AM
From the dizzy heights of the Moses Mabhida Stadium to the shallow depths of the aquarium, adrenaline can be found in every corner of Durbs.
Getting to Durban
King Shaka International airport
King Shaka International airport is your gateway to KwaZulu Natal, serving as the primary airport for Durban and its surrounding towns. Together with Cape Town International and O.R. Tambo International airports, King Shaka hosts the Golden Triangle routes, which account for over 80% of domestic air traffic.
This award-winning airport connects 5.2 million passengers per year to local and international destinations and is well-equipped with world-class amenities to make your travel experience comfortable and pleasurable. These include a variety of shops, restaurants, a jpharmacy, post office, KwaZulu Natal Tourism Information centre, banks and foreign exchange services. The airport is located in the town of La Mercy and is a 20-minute drive away from Durban’s city centre, Ballito and Umhlanga and allows for easy access to the South Coast region.
On arrival at the airport
King Shaka International Airport has added additional health and safety procedures and measures upon arrival to protect passengers and staff:
- Temperature screening upon arrival
- Physical distancing of 1.5m inside terminal building
- Hand sanitisers have been strategically placed throughout the airport to keep hands clean
- Sanitisation and disinfection of trolleys
- No-touch policy at security points
- Perspex screens to limit unnecessary physical interaction with airport staff
- Automatic dispensing of parking tickets to avoid contact with the release button.
From car rentals and airport shuttle services to e-hailing services like Uber and metered taxis, you can choose from various transport modes that safely get you to your destination from King Shaka International Airport. Hiring a car will give you easy access to surrounding suburbs, Durban’s nearby towns and more of the province, while taxis help you avoid the hassle of traffic and parking, giving you added peace of mind.
The Durban People Mover is a convenient, affordable, safe and reliable way to explore the city. This scheduled bus service runs every 15 minutes between the Golden Mile promenade and city centre until 10 pm. The busses offer easy wheelchair access and assistance is also given to elderly passengers.
Other modes of transport
If you’re wanting to immerse yourself in Durban’s vibrant culture, the following modes of transport can be used during the day: go on a leisurely walk, hire a bicycle or go-kart to explore the beachfront, or travel like a local by train or minibus taxi to surrounding suburbs.
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