I visited Durban and Commercial Road is dangerous. I got robbed there. I will never ever visit Durban again. The police are useless.
It all happens in Morningside, Florida Road Area. The city needs to be treated like any other big city -- be streetwise. Do not walk around the Point Road Ushaka Marine Area. The beachfront is safe to walk around, but do not leave valuables unattended on the beach. After hours, the city runs dry and the night owls head for Florida Road -- restaurants, coffee shops, clubs, and bars. A must is the Botanical Gardens (it's free).
When we went to Sea World we were followed most of the way there. It was very scary and we had to run most of the way. Not fun, but then again Sea World was great!
Be careful in the SeaWorld area. Take a taxi or bus directly to and from there as the area around it is very dangerous.
Durban, South Africa, is the third-largest city in South Africa and the largest in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. English and Zulu are the most common languages. Around six hundred thousand people live in this beach city by the Indian Ocean. Durban is on the list of fast-growing cities in Africa; the city has the largest port in Africa, a well-developed road network, and it is an attractive location for international companies. Well-known brands such as Unilever, Toyota, and Samsung invest in this location. Additionally, tourism is also on the rise. The numbers of international visitors grow year by year. The subtropical climate with lots of sunshine and attractive beaches are very convincing reasons to check out Durban.
If you decide to spend some days in Durban, you have a plentiful offering of accommodations. Durban, South Africa hostels, hotels, and guesthouses are spread out in the city centre and along the coastline. It is up to you whether you want an urban vibe or to stay in a Durban, South Africa hostel by the beach. Most hostels in Durban, South Africa have facilities of good quality, providing all the services that you would expect, such as free Wi-Fi.
Durban Botanical Gardens are a perfect spot to relax. Nature lovers can find various kind of plants, flowers, and trees. The grounds host numerous social gatherings such as concerts. The nature reserve, Burman Bush, is located only eight kilometres from the centre of Durban. Since the mid-nineteenth century, not much has changed in the area. The reserve is very popular with different species of birds and numerous walking trails are available to discover the wildlife. The so-called Golden Mile is made up of the famous beaches near the city centre. The white, sandy beaches are impressive and provide an inviting atmosphere. The conditions for surfing are excellent in Durban and the sport is very popular among locals and tourists. Especially during the Christmas holiday period, the beaches can become very busy.
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