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- KWAZULU-NATAL TRAVEL GUIDE - SOUTH AFRICA
seafront has exerted a magnetic pull since time immemorial... first attracting
San hunter-gatherers of the Stone Age from their icy mountain fastness
with the mildest winter imaginable. Iron Age peoples from Central Africa
began infiltrating about two thousand years ago...pirates and shipwrecked
European explorers of the modern era made temporary homes here during the
1700s...and in 1824,
adventurers deceived King Shaka and raised the Union Jack over this gem
of his recently-founded Zulu realm.
quaint, rather antiquated description of Durban beachfront - and the fact
that it's still popularly used - bears witness to both its radiant beauty
and the easy-going charm that evokes memories of 'modest' bathing suits
and sepia-tinged holiday photographs. Merely a few paces from an enticing
selection of international-class, ultra-modern and meticulously maintained
colonial-style tourist accommodation, clean golden sands and warm Indian
Ocean beckon with irresistible allure. Protected year round by shark nets
and expert lifeguards, our sea has rhythm...and invites you to leap and
frolic in waves perfect for surfing and body-boarding 'aquabatics'.
accommodation search in Durban
HOTELS AND BEACH RESORTS, SOUTH AFRICA
in Durban continued
Hotel Edward, Durban
With its 1911 art deco façade,
the Protea Hotel Edward Durban is located 50 metres from Durban's main
beach and one kilometre from the city centre. Rooms are decorated in pastel
colours with dark wood furniture and co-ordinated floral fabrics. They
are equipped with air conditioning satellite television with pay movies,
dial-up internet connections, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Bathrooms
have complimentary toiletries and telephones. Sea-facing rooms have magnificent
views across the Indian Ocean.
Tropicana Hotel, Durban
The Tropicana Hotel is a
modern property with ten floors, situated on Durban's famous Golden Mile,
overlooking the Indian Ocean and just 200 metres from the white sandy beaches.
There are 168 air-conditioned guestrooms characterised by neutral decor
with bright fabrics and modern furniture. All guestrooms have a partial
sea view, benefit from coffee and tea makers, safes, direct- dial phones,
cable television and complimentary dial-up internet connections.
Guests can wine and dine in La Concha bistro, offering Italian dishes from
an a la carte menu, or opt for the hot buffet selection at 7 Palms restaurant,
open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
GUESTHOUSES/B&B/SELF-CATERING - KWAZULU-NATAL
Beautiful wide and long beach with a lot of bustle. Lots of entertainment
for young people/big children. Good shopping.
To the south, Margate goes over into Ramsgate. A radical change in atmosphere,
though. Tranquil, well cared-for beach resort. One of the best beaches
for swimming, with Blue Flag status. Lagoon with "Tanglewood" forest and
Bay, Guest House, Ramsgate / Margate
Bay is superbly positioned on a hilltop with 180o
uninterrupted sea views and private access to golden beaches. This elegant
home is decorated in an African theme combining style and comfort. Enjoy
warm hospitality, personal service and sumptuous breakfasts. Guests may
enjoy a refreshing sauna, a spa bath or sunbathe on the pool deck or patios
or partake in a host of activities, and scenic drives.
accommodation in Ramsgate