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Durban 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, 

British adventurers deceived King Shaka and raised the Union Jack over this gem of his recently-founded Zulu realm.

The Golden Mile:

A Surfer Jumps into the Sea with The Golden Mile in the Background, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
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This 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'. 


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Protea hotel edward durban
Protea 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.
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
Gooderson 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.
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Margate: Beautiful wide and long beach with a lot of bustle. Lots of entertainment for young people/big children. Good shopping. 
Ramsgate: 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 Waffle House.
Beachcomber Bay Beachcomber Bay, Guest House, Ramsgate / Margate
Beachcomber 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.

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