Central Durban, a wonderful mix of East, West and Africa, this coastal city offers beaches and nightlife, art galleries and the best convention centre in Africa! Durban is also a bustling deep sea harbour and international conferencing destination, which makes this city both a bustling hive of activity for businessmen and tourists alike.
Durban North is a large upmarket suburb extending from Durban's Umgeni River to luxurious La Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal Province. Most of Durban North overlooks the Indian Ocean which is within walking distance from many parts. Beachwood Golf Course in Durban North is one of the finest links courses in the country, the municipal Windsor Park Golf Course is just on the other side of the Umgeni, and a few kilometres from there is Durban Country Club Golf Course which often hosts the SA Open.
The Outer West area of the city of Durban extends from the suburb of Kloof inland and includes the beautiful Valley of 1000 Hills, up the winding and picturesque Botha's Hill. Botha's Hill, midway between the beaches of Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal provincial capital Pietermaritzburg, enjoys the most commanding views on the coastal side of the Drakensberg. At about 800m above sea level, you can see the snow-capped peaks of the berg and the ships on the Indian Ocean.
Amanzimtoti is situated to the south of the centre of Durban. It is a popular KwaZulu-Natal or Zulu Kingdom seaside destination for the family and is an important element of the greater Durban Metropolitan area of Ethekwini. For more information about Amanzimtoti - south of the centre of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, please make use of the menu below. You will also find the following links to a range of articles about Amanzimtoti and its attractions useful.
This area includes the Durban Inner West suburbs of Sherwood, Mayville, Cato Manor, Chesterville,Bellair, Westville, Reservoir Hills, Pinetown, Cowies Hill, New Germany, Clermont, Mariannhill, Queensburgh, Westmead and Sarnia.
'Umhlanga' means 'Place of Reeds' in Zulu, Umhlanga Rocks thus means 'Place of Reeds and Rocks' which aptly describes the broad coastal resort area of Umhlanga and Umdloti. Umhlanga and Umdloti is a tropical paradise, which has been dubbed the 'Riviera' of Durban. This area offers great accommodation and a range of beaches for the sun worshipper.