Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Durban, South Africa


Durban's Location

Durban is a subtropical city of some 4 million on the eastern seaboard of South Africa.
Durban Accommodation Guide

Durban's Location

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It lies 600kms South of the Tropic of Capricorn at latitude 28o South (approximately the same as Brisbane) and 30o east.

Distances (km):

  • Johannesburg: 600
  • Cape Town: 1600
  • Pietermaritzburg: 80
  • Harare: 1000
  • Lusaka: 1200
  • New York: 13000
  • London: 9000
  • Sydney: 7000


Durban's proximity to the warm Mozambique current ensures an equable, sub-tropical climate. Summers (Nov - Mar) are characterized by sultry days with occasional thunder showers while winters (May - Oct) are normally dry, sunny and balmy.

  • Mean summer temperatures: 24oC / 74oF Minimum: 20oC
  • Mean winter temperatures: 19oC/ 66oF Minimum: 9oC
  • Annual rainfall: 1000mm.

Proximity to Major Attractions:

The major game reserves are within 3 - 4 hours drive from Durban. The Kruger National Park is approximately 7-8 hours drive. The Drakensberg mountains are 2-3 hours drive.

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