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Top Attractions in Durban

Durban, one of South Africa's most scenic destinations, is replete is numerous pristine beaches and many of these are located along The Golden Mile. Nature enthusiasts booking tickets aboard Durban bound flights can ill-afford to miss out on famous nature parks and gardens such as Durban Botanical Garden, Durban North Japanese Gardens and the KwaZulu Natal National Park. Retail therapy enthusiasts can shop till they drop at the many local markets like Victoria Street Market, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Essenwood Craft Market and The Pavilion. Other popular destinations in Durban include Shark Institute, uShaka Marine World, Suncoast Casino and many others.

Durban Airport Information

King Shaka International Airport is the leading international gateway serving the city of Durban and its nearby areas. It handles international flights of numerous global airlines including those that operate on the London Heathrow to Durban route. Moreover, the domestic terminal located within the airport allows travellers to journey onwards to key destinations within South Africa. Located only a short distance from central Durban, it is well connected to the city by cheap shuttle services and taxis. The range of passenger amenities available at this popular airport includes banks, ATMs, money changers, snazzy restaurants, numerous retail stores and expansive duty-free shopping.

Flight Tickets to Durban

Britons seeking tickets to Durban from the UK prefer to book with UK's national carrier British Airways and the destination carrier South African Airways due to the high frequency of their operations. Numerous Europe-based carriers also operate cheap flights to Durban and these include KLM Royal Dutch, Air France, Swiss Airlines, Virgin Atlantic as well as Lufthansa. Leading Middle East-based airlines with regular flights to Durban from London Heathrow are Qatar Airways, Egypt Air and Emirates. Most of these flights to Durban include a stop over at these carriers' hub airports in Europe, the Middle East or Africa.

Durban Accommodation Options

Durban is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa, hence it boasts of a wide range of accommodation options suitable for all types of holidaymakers no matter what their budget. For those planning luxury holidays in Durban, popular choices include The Quays, The Royal, Riverside Hotel & Spa, Royal Palm-Gateway as well as the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. There are numerous budget options in town as well and these include The Grand, Umdloti Letting & Sales, Nunuburd Lodge and many others. Backpackers visiting Durban may also stay at the numerous cheap lodges and dormitories in the city.

Best Time to Visit Durban

Being located by the Indian Ocean, Durban is warm and balmy round the year hence the winter months of June and July feature the most pleasant weather conditions. But during those months, netting cheap air tickets and hotels may be tricky. The shoulder months for Durban include May and August, which feature equally pleasant weather but considerably lower number of international tourists. These months are recommended for those seeking deals on flights and accommodations during their holidays in Durban. Travel during the summer months of January and December is not recommended due to the uncomfortably high humidity and temperature.

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