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Customer Travel Tips for Durban

74% Avg. city rating Rated by 37 customers

Activities / excursions 78%

Restaurants / eating out 79%

Shopping 71%

Chilling out / relaxing 79%

Getting around / public transport 67%

Sightseeing 74%

Culture 75%

Nightlife / partying 69%

Value for money 77%

Customer Travel Tips for Durban

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71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


22 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Zulu land day trip is good

Liked: beach and thousand hills

Disliked: none

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


17 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Avoid Banana Backpackers, unless you're OK with rats running round outside your room door.

Liked: The beach. The culture. Friendly and helpful people.

Disliked: Not really.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


18 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break

Customer Travel Tip: Bring a car, you can see more that way and in your own time and go to afro chicken which is a cool restaurant on the beach

Liked: The beach is the main attraction and it was really nice and thenwater was so clear. Ushaka world was also a highlight.

Disliked: Public transport could have been better, but i was in a car most of the time.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


02 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: Go visit ushaka marine

Liked: Weather

Disliked: It's too busy

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


06 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Taxis are cheap and a safe way to get around.

Liked: Everything!

Disliked: The weather wasn't to good...

27% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
27% Avg. rating


23 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Just skip this place.

Liked: Not much.

Disliked: Durban promotes itself as a cultural city, but there are hardly any museums or other cultural events.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


18 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Don't go out alone.

Liked: Big city with beach.

Disliked: Some places are unsave.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


07 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Take care, watch your stuff!

Liked: Durban is a more African city than Cape Town with its Zulu and Indian populations. Beach is nice, too. Easy access to Game Reserves is also excellent.

Disliked: Safety and security could be better. We were unsure of safe areas to go, especially at night.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


27 Apr 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the Temple and The Valley of a Thousand Hills! Besides being far from downtown, they are awesome and one of the must things to visit in Durban area!

Liked: The beaches, the stadium and the mix of culture! Sightseeing is excellent as well!

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


25 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stay a few days.

Liked: Nice city.

Disliked: Not that easy to get around.

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
53% Avg. rating


14 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: n/a

Liked: n/a

Disliked: n/a

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


16 Jan 2014

Customer Travel Tip: public transport is awesome, you can leave your cars behind.

Liked: It is clean,safe and its a perfect place for relaxation.

Disliked: no

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


26 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: be careful

Liked: Beach

Disliked: crime

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


17 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: enjoy it , nice place!

Liked: weather, metro rail

Disliked: no

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


25 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Book hotel through Hostel bookers. You will get good options.

Liked: Ushaka Marine Drive, Umhalanga Rocks

Disliked: Not really.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


17 Jun 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Public transport is either not safe or very expensive so ensure you are staying within a decent distance of where you plan on visiting, if you are not driving or hiring a car.

Liked: Fantastic weather, great beaches and a generally safe city.

Disliked: Despite it being a coastal city we found it difficult to find a fresh, local seafood restaurant within a fair price range.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


05 Jun 2013

Customer Travel Tip: very good

Liked: everthing was good

Disliked: The banana back packers is very bad.why dont close that place or take it out hotel bookers s web it gives you the bad name

51% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
51% Avg. rating


30 Mar 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Eat durban curry at Moyo.

Liked: Good food :-)

Disliked: The beach was pretty dirty. Not much interesting to do.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


07 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Restaurant "Moyo" offers African foods (from Algeria to Zimbabwe) for acceptable costs; a great view at the Indian Ocean is included for free

Liked: - getting around is quite easy without your own car thanks to good public transport - the beaches and uShaka MarineWorld - the Tourist Office is very helpful and personal/small group walking tours can be organized on short notice with a guide that will also take you to places tourists would usually not see

Disliked: N/A

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
56% Avg. rating


29 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the beach

Liked: Beautiful beaches, friendly locals

Disliked: Difficult to get around and connect with local culture.

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74% Avg. city rating Rated by 37 customers

Activities / excursions 78%

Restaurants / eating out 79%

Shopping 71%

Chilling out / relaxing 79%

Getting around / public transport 67%

Sightseeing 74%

Culture 75%

Nightlife / partying 69%

Value for money 77%

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