I am a Cape Tonian & currently staying in Gauteng, i must admit for the short periods of time i have been in Durban, i considered relocating there.
For me it felt like I'm in both Johannesburg & Cape Town, basically the best of both worlds in 1 city! Durban rocks!!!!
Historical buildings are not well kept, the hotels and apartments around South beach all look dilapidated.
Besides this areas in general I was quite encouraged with the way the North Beach is being looked after and hopefully it remains the same and improves with time. More so Umhlanga is still the best area in this KZN. I really don't understand why they are limiting access to the beach during festive seasons when such funds will not be utilized to improve the status of the beach areas
Durban is good for all ages and cultures. There are a lot of places to go or just to relax at the beach.
City with beautiful beaches, but centre of town is a mess and very dangerous with lots op young children just wlking around and doimg nothing.
Easy to get around without own transport - easy walking distance to all beachfront activities, uShaka World, restaurants, Moses Mabida stadium, etc.
Travel into city easy on day bus pass. Walking beyond beachfront into city at harbour end not recommended - very rundown and urgently in need of a major upgrade.
Good attractions - Ushaka Marine World, Mangrove swamps. nice malls for shoppers. City centre very busy and bustling, though museum and art gallery in city centre worth a visit
OVERALL, DURBAN HAS FANTASTIC WEATHER AND A BEAUTIFUL BEACH LIFE. JUST AN ENERGY ABOUT IT WHEN IT COMES TO THE BEACH.
SECURITY IS JUST A CONCERN.
Durban is disgusting and dirty thic city has nothing on Cape Town the Anc should take tips from the DA how to run a city
this city has something for everyone no matter what age, religion, race, social standing - its probably the most underrated city in south Africa.
Hop in a mozzie cab or people mover and get discovering
Visit Ushaka Marine world when in Durban. Beaches are lovely with hot Indian Ocean water and free from sharks and other dangerous marine creatures.
we truly loved the city, its clean at the north & south beach and most of the areas. Down town seems to be a bit unsafe, but we never had any problems.
North beach and Umchlanga are best location to stay for people traveling with family and children.
the city is a nice travellers destination. every good beaches and nice places to see. funny city. but city needs to step up their game when it comes to house keeping.
area next to workshop mall need to be kept clean.
THIS IS THE CITY TO PARTY. The people are friendly, fun, crazy, inviting. All they want to do is have a good time and dance.
A under rated gem of a city for the youngsters
A place with a great deal of variety outside and inside activities sport sightseeing entertainment and relaxing great food fantastic beaches and great views.
CITY IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS PEOPLE, LOTS OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, BEAUTIFUL BEACHES AND RESTAURANTS, PUBS AND FUN ACTIVITES
Ricsha Bus Tour and Ushaka Marine a must do. As well as Moses Mabida Stadium and the sky car.. beautiful and clean beaches.
Drove to Balito and what magnificent beach area with great restaurant's as well. Durban is a good holiday destination
Lovely place to visit with great weather and lovely entertainment. Sports is available and sight seeing places are also available.
Easily accessible by car not far like Cape Town. The weather is also nice and warm. There is lot of fun for the whole family.
If I have to relocate and I m ask to choose the city, it will definitely be Durban. I t has the second biggest mall in SA.
Beautiful beaches that are well taken off. Lotz of culture.
You need to have transport to move around Durban for all the site seeing. There is a lot to see and to do.
A cosmopolitan city with a diverse ethnic and cultural background, converging into a unique lifestyle.
An emerging city, being placed as a future business, sporting and conferencing centre to rival the best in the world. It certainly seems to have the potential.
The best place in the world to go for a morning stroll, cycle or jog. A golden mile to showcase to the world.
ITS FABULOUS! THE BEACHES ARE CLEAN WITH AMPLE PARKING SPACE, THE HARBOUR AND CRUISES, THERE IS LOTS OF SOPHISICATED NIGHTLIFE ACITIVY, LOTS OF MALLS AND SHOPS FOR SHOPPING.
THERE IS CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING INTERESTING AND FUN HAPPENING IN DURBAN.
If you like the holiday atmosphere of lots of people around enjoying themselves, then Durban is the place.
If you like walking along the promenade or beach, people walk and ride bicycles as early as 4am . Due to the warm weather people swim even when raining.
Durban city has a lot to offer. The beaches are very close to the city. The people of Durban are friendly and always willing to assist visitors of the great city.
There is a lot of attractions including but not limited to Ushaka Marine world. Here visitors can enjoy water sports and viewing all different types of fish and sharks in a tank. The beach is a long stretch and allows you the freedom to walk for kilometers before you realise how far you are from home/hotel. There is lots of fun along the beach, and a lot of restaurants too.
Best for families with small children; great marine park, good beachside promenade, great beach (good for paddling or for surfing but not good for swimming.
) Several large shopping malls for shopping for international brands; Victoria Street Market had dissappointing range of craft goods and many stalls with similar products; outlets in The Workshops charged outrageous prices for many of the same products. We found Durban to be safe and easy to get around, contrary to what we had been told.
Travel light and shop till you drop. Fairly good prices. Ushaka marine world and the Moses Mahbida stadium are places to visit.
The Golden mile is superb. Beautiful beach. Enjoyable waters waves,good for surfing. Nice Hotels. The North beach front a lovely place to stay.
There is a wide variety of activities for families on the beach front although the rest of Durban appeared dirty and crowded.
The roads are a bit hairaising as there are many large taxis which have a will of their own. Once on the beach front it is great although security is always a concern.
Durban is a very attractive city with the best weather during Winter. The tourist attractions are wonderful and the harbour with the boat rides is something special.
It is also a city which can accommodate young and old for holidays.