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Places to stay in Durban

Whether you choose the beachfront or the city life, there are some awesome places to stay in Durban.

Sandals Guest House is centrally located in the peaceful residential area of Umhlanga Rocks, Durban. It is a mere 200 metres from the fantastic beach, and is only one block away from the village where you can find a wide variety of upper class restaurants and coffee shops. Here, there are four five-star luxury en-suite rooms on offer, each unique and individually styled in welcoming, earthy tones. For serenity and some light stress relief, you can unwind and bask in the sun around the sparkling swimming pool, whilst admiring the marvelous view of the ocean from the large veranda, or you could sip on a delicious sundowner while watching the vivid sunsets from the open bar area.

Bizafrika Guest Lodge and Conference Centre is the ideal place to spend time with family in Durban, especially if you are seeking some peace and tranquility. The lodge is located in the gorgeous Valley of 1000 Hills, and despite its location, it is conveniently close to the highway and is just a 25 minute drive from Durban itself. Here, guests are surrounded by lush, green undulating hills, valley gorges, dense forests, sparkling rivers, picturesque dams, and a wide variety of wildlife. Guests of this accommodation can look forward to the experience of waking up to the delicious breakfast buffet, which is served on a patio that overlooks the stunning landscaped gardens. Bizafrika Guest Lodge and Conference Centre makes for the ideal start to a day of exploration throughout the beautiful region of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Ammazulu African Palace is a gorgeous boutique hotel situated in stunning Kloof. It is a visionary lodge that celebrates the cultural heritage of KwaZulu-Natal, and provides guests with spectacular views that overlook the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve. The palace reflects on portions of KZN history and is the brainchild of artist Peter Amm, who incorporated his complete Zulu arts and crafts collection into over 40 beaded columns of remarkable beauty. There is so much to take in, explore and experience here, giving guests real value for money. From the exquisite view of the gorge to the private Zulu art collection in each of the ten suites offered, Ammazulu Palace is unforgettable.

Anchor’s Rest offers guests fantastic accommodation in upper-class, private suites in the centre of Umhlanga Rocks – just a two minute walk to the sun-kissed beaches of Durban.  It may be somewhat small, but it is a friendly and relaxed guest house that offers visitors some peace and serenity. Anchor’s Rest has much to offer guests, with tropical surroundings, stunning beaches, easy access to wonderful shopping and restaurant facilities, as well as being within close proximity to sports clubs, tourist attractions, the elegant Sibaya Casino, the impressive Gateway Shopping Centre and various top quality 18-hole golf courses.  Here, guests can choose from four fully equipped deluxe en-suite bedrooms.


About Bronwyn Paxton

Article by: Bronwyn Paxton
on December 17, 2013
Filed under  Africa Blog • South Africa 
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