Top attractions in Durban
Planning Your Visit
South Africa can be dangerous. How safe am I here?
As with all places, remain aware of your surroundings, but perhaps more so in South Africa, due its notoriously high crime rates. Suggested advice includes: locking car doors while you're driving, avoiding remote beaches alone, and avoid walking along quiet areas at night and in early mornings -- especially on your own. If you're leaving windows open in your hotel room, make sure there are burglar bars.
South Africa is in a subtropical location in the Southern Hemisphere, and therefore the coldest days are in June to August, with virtually no rainfall. The east coast is on the Indian Ocean, which has a warm current and the west coast is on the Atlantic Ocean with a cold current. Summer temperatures on the Indian coast can reach up to 90 degrees with high humidity. December, January, and February are the wettest months, while March and April tend to be pleasant with temperatures averaging 80 degrees.
Good to know
- Afrikaans and English
- South African Rand (ZAR)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+02:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- May through September is the best time to visit as its cooler and the dry season, when wildlife is more active and will provide best chances to see the famous African animals up-close.
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What people are saying about Durban
A friendly and informative skipper took us on a comfortable drive around the port of Durban. He also played good music for us and provided good information for the children about the ocean, ships, exports and imports.
It was very educational tour, everything well explained. The stuff was friendly and great. Overall it's was excellent and informative about Harbour activities.
An awesome experience it was, boat rider friendly and accommodating,awesome ride amongst buildings i felt like i was in new york in South Africa
It was excellent. I have enjoyed a lot. I'm definetly doing it again and recommend it to anyone. I was so happy.
wow wow wow it was great excellent with a friendly skipper Mr Ngwenya explain indeed I really enjoyed Durban