Holidays to Durban

South Africa
Durban‘s cosmopolitan vibe and miles of sandy beaches make it one of the most distinctive cities in South Africa. “Durbs”, as the locals call it, is a melting pot of cultures, reflected magnificently in its dining and art scenes. Almost a quarter of the city’s population is Indian, and travelers …

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How to get to Durban

Here's what you need to know about getting to Durban. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Durban takes 12 hours, 10 minutes.

When to go to Durban

Typical Holiday Price

£956 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Durban varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Durban.

Things to see and do in Durban

ThisParticularGreg | FlickrSouth Beach
South Beach
Goodnight London | FlickrNorth Beach
North Beach
timo_w2s | FlickrKwaZulu-Natal
Busi D | Trip by SkyscannerUshaka Marine World
Ushaka Marine World
InstantKimmi | Trip by SkyscannerDurban Botanic Gardens
Durban Botanic Gardens
Sir. Mo | FlickrMoses Mabhida Stadium
Moses Mabhida Stadium
shining.darkness | FlickrIce Rink
Ice Rink
Mel S Wong | Trip by SkyscannerGolden Mile Beaches
Golden Mile Beaches

Reviews of Durban


Durban promenade is a great place to walk, despite the ugliness of the high rise hotels on the side. Durban Indian food is another of its strong selling points. Countless of beaches and nature reserve at his door steps makes it a really good urban base for nature lovers.

Greer & Mike
Greer & MikeWatamu

Too built up for my liking... but it's a personal thing.. also not very safe.

Mahmood Jagot
Mahmood JagotDurban

Beautiful, within an hour or 2 u can be in a nature reserve or mountain. Of course it's a coastal city with beautiful beaches hugged by the warm Indian ocean.

Matthew Crompton
Matthew CromptonSydney

With its fine beaches, great dining (yay bunny chow!), and colorful mixture of Zulu and Indian cultures, Durban is a place that too may people breeze past on their way up to Jo'burg. Walk the length of the beaches and enjoy the sun, shop in Victoria Market for crafts and spices, and eat your heart out -- Durban is more than worth a night or two of your time.