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Durban, a coastal town in KwaZulu-Natal province in eastern South Africa, is known for its African, Indian, and colonial influences. Renovated for 2010 World Cup soccer, the seafront promenade stretches from uShaka Marine World, a massive aquarium-filled theme park, to the futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium. African plant species are displayed in the Durban Botanical Gardens.
Durban has retained the city for three years running, with the highest standard of life in South Africa. Mercer's annual international survey lists cities around the world in terms of quality of life. Durban came ahead of Johannesburg and Cape Town and was ranked second as the best city in Africa after Port Louis, Mauritius.
Durban is one of South Africa's cities that could trick you into believing you're in Europe or America. Though it looks very modern and stable, it is not. It is expected to be one of South Africa's safest cities
In Durban, it's nice to see that there are still all the classics, plus a number of fresh seafood dishes that taste better with a sea view! Easy flavors are beautifully married in highlights of fresh ingredients such as lobster of smooth orzo; delicate gin-cured salmon dotted with dill, trout roe and crème fraîche; and moulds in a sea-salty broth.
One of the best places to get a taste of what Durban food has to offer is the golden mile of the town. The famous beachfront stretch has a wide variety of street food options that will fit every taste. Experience spicy pineapple masala kebabs while taking in the sights or having a tasty bunny chow from one of the nearby takeaways with a stunning ocean view.
The beaches of Durban lie along a strip of golden sand which is locally known as the Golden Mile. From the fishing spot at Blue Lagoon to the sunken Vetch's Pier, a host of clear, sandy beaches welcomes you to set up an umbrella and towel, while resting in the sun for hours.
Blessed with warm water, strong waves and seemingly limitless stretches of sandy beaches, you will soon see why Durban (eThekwini) is that the best playground on the seaside for all. Durban's beaches are warm and sunny most of the year, offering public services, protective shark nets, beacons to suggest protected swimming and lifeguards on duty for many of the days.
Durban has an impressive nightlife scene that promises a nice night out! From chilled cocktail lounges to pounding nightclubs, Durban's nightlife caters for every taste. The Cape to Cairo Nightclub is a converted historic Port building and one of the biggest clubs in Durban. This club holds the title of the best nightclub with 8 dance floors and 6 resident DJ's.
Most car rental agents allow you to hire a car when you are 21, but up to 24 years will be paid for a young driver fee and usually, with 21 years you can hire only mini to compact categories. The average age for renting a car is 75 but that depends on the rental company. We advise you to review each car rental agent's detailed terms and conditions.
Durban Airport is a popular car hire destination, Durban Airport has several cars that hire companies with a wide range of different car categories. Many of our customers have rented a car at Durban Airport and experienced well. When booking your car for Durban Airport, don't wait until you know the rates will go up and the availability will be small.
[EST] Mon - Fri: 03:00 - 16:00 Sat - Sun : 03:00 - 11:00
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Excellent service, friendly staff, good vehicle.