This city is one of the most beautiful and visually amazing cities on the coast of this country. It has one of the most happening and populated beaches in this area The most important thing to remember about Durban airport is that in the last few months, it has moved!
Getting to and from King Shaka International Airport is very easy, and there is a very good selection of reliable taxi companies and shuttles that will transport you to your Durban hotels relatively inexpensively, starting from only around ($10) per person in a fully air conditioned shuttle bus. If you have pre booked your car hire at Durban Airport, then you will most probably look at heading out on the N2 highway first.
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When you book your cheap flights to Durban, these agencies also take care of all your travel arrangements. For many years, there was always talk and plans of building a new airport near the north coast area of La Mercy, which is about 35 kilometres away from the city centre.
Get to and from King Shaka International Airport is very easy, and there is a very good selection of reliable taxi companies and shuttles that will transport you to your Durban hotels relatively inexpensively, starting from only around ($10) per person in a fully air conditioned shuttle bus. If you have pre booked your car hire at Durban Airport, then you will most probably look at heading out on the N2 highway first.
This is one of South Africa’s major highways and heads all the way down to Cape Town via the Garden Route. The M43 is to the north, and the R102 is to the west. You will of course have the option of using GPS technology in your rental cars to help you get around, and it is vital to remember that in South Africa they drive on the left hand side of the road! There are roadworks along the highway so allow extra time.
Due to the increase popularity of taxis that can be called with apps, Durban is also a city that has joined this new wave of transportation. Generally taxis of this kind are never more than 15 minutes away, so if you choose to use this kind of taxi ordering, then its advisable to order the taxi the moment you see your luggage on the carousel.
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At the beginning of the Golden Mile you will find the Bay of Plenty, North and Dairy Beach. North Beach is where the world famous Mr. North Beach is not only perfect for surfing but also body boarding, kite surfing and paddle skiing and has the facilities for skateboarding. Protected by shark nets and patrolled by life guards North Beach is a popular beach with locals and tourists alike. You will also be able to find many restaurants- make sure you visit Joe Kools and sit at a table upstairs overlooking the promenade.
Walk south from North Beach and you will find Ushaka Marine World and Wet ‘n Wild Adventure Park.
North of the pier in front of Ushaka is a lovely beach where you can surf and body board. Get there first thing in the morning and hire a kayak while the water is beautifully calm or even go on a kayak tour with the tour companies who operate from the promenade. It is also possible to sign up to do some scuba diving with PADI certified Calypso Diving and Adventure Centre.
To the south of the pier in front of Ushaka you will find Vetchies Reef. Here you can snorkel in the safe and calm waters of this man made reef and discover some fascinating sea life. It is also possible to scuba dive from the beach and Durban’s local dive clubs offer regular diving trips.
South of Vetchies Pier you will be able to find Addington beach which is a large stretch of beach perfect for surfing as it companies in Durban in the shore break. Like North Beach and Ushaka’s beach it is protected by shark nets and life guards and is also very popular with the locals as it is safe for both the young and old.