Hi , may be you can help us, we are travelling next week to Durban and staying there for a couple of days and then hiring a game in Hluluwe for 3 days , on the next day we wanted to drive to the Drakensberg mountains to be able to see something different, beach - game - mountains.... do you know if we need to take the malaria pills? we only have this week and next week before the weekend so we the time is running out...
do you know also how long would it take us to drive from Hluluwe to the Drakensberg mountains and from there back to Durban ? as our plan was to drive back to Durban on the day we have to fly back to London.
Hope you are able to help us,
thank you very much!
A friend of mine is in Durban. Could you please give me some adresses of fishing geare shops in Durban?
I am travelling with my family from overseas and arriving at night. Is the taxi service to a hotel safe and reliable?
I'm so pleased to have found your site. My partner and I are fit 60 year olds who are visiting Durban on 7th January for a month long stay. For the first 2 weeks we will be with his family - son and daughter-in-law in their mid thirties with 4 boys, -10 month old twins, and 3 and 6 year olds. They moved there in July for his son's job. With our help they would like to take the family on a trip to the mountains before the children return to school on the 14th. We'll need a large property where we can self cater, maybe with a safari park nearby. We want the boys to experience what the country has to offer whilst they are living there. Also, my partner and I then plan to go off on our own and see more of the area including Zululand and maybe Rourkes Drift We would also like to drive to Cape Town where he was born and still has family. He left for the UK aged 17 in the apartheid era. I can see that we have a choice of routes and could maybe do one there and another back. What must see places can we visit en-route? I'm not sure if we can afford tol visit again and so really want to make the most of this trip. Linda
Hi fellow members. We are to visit Durban in January as my husband has business there lasting one day but we have the option of staying up to four days. We have visited SA many times but never ventured to this area. His business is in Pinetown and from research feel the best area to stay is Umhlanga, however this is 35 km away from Pinetown. Hubby would like to hire a car, ( we have driven from Joburg to Hoedspruit before) but not sure of hiring a car in the Durban area. Would it be very expensive to have a return taxi from Umhlanga to Pinetown? Also is there enough to see in 4 days or do you think we would be better cutting this time short. After Durban we go to Kruger through the crocodile gate (we thought we would fly here) as notice it is a very long drive. Would be grateful for any help info and thanks.
Hi there, A friend and I are travelling to South Africa this summer and are thinking of visiting the Durban area. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on must sees or good places to stay (for cheap!). We are two female students 20 years old. Thanks for your help!
I am visiting Durban in Easter with my 3 daughters. The younger 2 are quite happy playing on the beach or in the pool but my 15 year old daughter is a lot harder to please! I have planned visits to the tourist attractions mentioned on the site, but wondered if there was anything suited more specifically for the eldest, perhaps where she could be left for a few hours? Or would that not be a good idea? It's been a long time since I last visited and I've had mixed reports about how safe it is for teenage kids. Any safe WiFi places she could hang out for a few hours? We will be based in Sunningdale, probably spending most time in Umhlanga and I do have transport. Many thanks!
I will be visiting Scottburgh during February.What is the cheapest public transport to Scottburgh from Durban station?
Hello I am planning to visit Durban in early March and would like to visit Kosi Bay. Finding a place to stay in Kosi is no problem but getting there is turning out to be a big problem. I am travelling alone and have been quoted from ZAR 2000.00 to 5588.00 for a shuttle which is steep. Does anyone know of somewhere where I can find other travellers who are going north and who would be interested in sharing the cost of a bus. I am going to Manguzi. Thank you
Can anyone tell me whether the Mynah buses are still running in and around Durban. I can't seem to find any up-to-date information on routes, timetables etc. Thanks very much! JJ
Hi Folks, I am looking at a number of other reserves after we leave Kruger. We will be staying in both St. Lucia and Durban. These reserves all request you send them emails for information. Does anyone know if you have to go on paid safaris, or if you can drive by car? If there are some, could you provide the names? Thanks for the help...
Folks, I don't even know where to begin putting together a trip meandering down the east coast. We will be starting at Kruger, and want to drive the east coast down to at least Cape Town. Taking about 7-10 days of stops to surf, and see the marine parks, can anyone give advice on cheap, cheap lodgings, in what cities, that would be good for this? We would probably stay 2 nights at each place if really good. Cheap meaning hostels or anything of that nature. Or, is there a good travel agent you can recommend? My friend's ability to go is dependent on very tight$'s, and if we need to compress the time and not even get as far as CT that too would be okay. Thanks so much for any detailed guidance.
Can i have reliable contacts for a tour guide? some one who can show us the City for an affordable prize. i need to know before the end of today please
I'm traveling to Durban late November-early December for a conference at the ICC. My hostel is kind of far from the ICC and it's not near any Metro stops, so I was wondering what the best way would be to get around Durban... I can't find much information about buses or anything. Are cabs expensive there? I will be there for almost three weeks so I don't think I could afford taking a cab every day.
i'm interested in traveling around south africa,but can't affored with the money i have. my intentions are to save per month by joining any tour guide/traveling agency club if there ever is. any advice i would be gratefull as i'm new in traveling
Hi All I'll be heading to my favourite African Airport King Shaka from Jo'burg next week and was planning to hire a car. But I just checked my flight times and I'll be arriving into Shaka at 6pm. I've never been in Durban in May - what time does it get dark and would it be safe enough to drive to Ballito from there? My scariest S.African experienced happened on the road from Umhlanga to Ballito at night so I don't want to be driving then. Alternative would be to take a taxi, which I will do if it will be dark.... Thanks Catherine
Hi, my name is Jon, I am a student from the UK, a couple mates and myself are studying in Durban for a couple months this summer. We are having a bit of difficulty finding somewhere to stay though. We have found a couple holiday lets but we dont really know where the good areas and bad areas are. I was looking on a lettings website and found a really nice looking appartment complex in "point" however, I have heard this is a bit of a dodgy area? There are a few websites that say it is undergoing a bit of a regeneration thought? has anyone been that can offer any advice. cheers Jon
We will be visiting Durban/Umhlanga during the last 2 weeks of April. Any chance that wild dolphins will be visible then and any tips on tour operators doing dolphin viewing boat tours? TIA John
So.. It's probably a lost cause but I have never been able to find an Ethiopian restaurant in Durban. I CRAVE Ethiopian food. Does such a thing exist in Durbz?
Is there a friendly VTer out there in Durban, SA? Posted: Mon September 20, 2010 11:20 AM BST This may sound like a strange request--but here goes. I have a very dear friend, from schooldays, who is travelling to Durban in early October. She's going alone on a very special, but emotional trip..to meet the child whom she gave for adoption 43 years ago, for the 1st time! Obviously she is feeling very wobbly about it. I wondered, should she need it, if there were someone in Durban, or nearby, whom she could email, for, maybe, a bit of friendly, VT support, should she need it. She may even need someone with whom she could meet up, to get away, for a short break,of an hour or two, from the, possibly, tense situation, in her daughter's home, where she will be staying. She will be alone and will have never flown such a distance, to such an unfamiliar country in such extraordinary circumstances. Is there anyone over there, with whom she could make friendly contact, via email, or, even, with whom she could meet, for a coffee, just to ease the emotional situation? The contact with her daughter has only very recently been made, by her daughter, with whom she's now been in frequent email contact! She had no idea she lived in Durban, nor that her daughter had 2 children. So- she's discovered she's a grandmother too! Rather a lot to take on board, after so many years. My friend is now 60 and had her baby at a very young age, in a time when it was frowned upon and she was made to give up her child. I do hope there might be someone, amongst the wonderful VT community, with whom I could put her in touch? All she'll need, probably, is a friendly chat, with someone who might understand her situation....and put her at ease. Thanking you, in advance:-)
Please can I be advised about the Ricksha bus? I have seen it a few times and would like to go for a ride. Any info would be gratefully received.
Can I carry my own 2 plate stove to the hotel for pvt cooking
How would you rate this Hotel? Will it be too humid in January for a good holiday?
We are planning a 3 week holiday in Pennington in January/Feb 2010. Have heard that it is very wet and humid at this time of year, is this true and could we still have a good holiday?
Great news with the ticket application, I got 3 x tickets for 5 different matches in Durban. Myself and two friends will be staying in Durban for approx 2 weeks and I have a few questions. 1. I assume the city centre is a place to avoid, what suburbs or nearby places are safe? (for example, I've heard Umhlanga Rocks is the place to go??) 2. Is Durban getting any special activities etc to help entertain the 1000's of extra visitors? 3. Any pictures of the new stadium? Thanks for your help. looking forward to it already.
Hi, I am in Durban for 6 weeks. I have come alone from india officially. I want to see places like Durban city, Ushaka marine world, Drekensberg mountains, National parks, beaches etc. during the weekends. Are there any scheduled tours that allow single travelers? I dont want to take a cab and go alone as it would become expensive. Any help?
Hi, we are cruising to South Africa and one of our stops allows us to go to a game reserve for the day. The choices we have are Thula Thula game reserve and Hluhluwe-umfolozi park. Can anyone tell me the difference between these two parks or which one might be better. Thula Thula is more expensive to visit, is this because it is a private park or is it better? Any help would be appreciated.
Hi Can anyone advise on reasonably priced hotels or B&Bs in Durban, preferably the Musgrave/Berea/Florida Rd area? Thanks! JJ1
hi Me and my friend will be doing a medical elective in one of the hospitals in durban from 22 june for 5 weeks. We will be requiring a place to stay for this period. Ideally near the city centre. As we are both students the cheaper the better... but also safety is important. Can anyone recommend anywhere and perhaps rough prices? Thanks
Hello VT. I am from europe and will spend in Durban the next week end, 12 to 14 of Dec, I've never been before in Durban and don't know nothing. If somebody like to stay with me in Durban to go around or take a beer pls contact me.