South African departures to Durban
Durban is the perfect combination of urban and coastal, providing a holiday with something to surprise everyone. World-famous for stunning beaches like the Golden Mile, the Sapphire Coast and Umhlanga Rocks, Durban caters for all seaside activities from surfing and kiting through to volleyball and just watching the world go by. If walking on the beach sounds too tame, it is possible to walk across the ocean floor, wearing breathing apparatus. Alternatively, real daredevils might like do a spot of shark diving at uShaka Marine World.
Flights and airport transport
You’ll find it exceedingly easy to fly into Durban as there are several domestic flights into King Shaka International Airport every day. For example, airlines such as Kulula, Mango, South African Airways and Airlink provide regular services from Cape Town, Joahannesburg, East London and Kimberley to name but a few.
It doesn’t take long to get from the airport to Durban’s hotels and beach resorts. Shuttle buses run at least once an hour for the 35 km journey. These are fairly quick and cheap and they don’t need to be booked ahead of time, although they do stop at ten o’clock at night. Alternatively, for a more luxurious arrival in Durban, it is possible to hire a taxi, a limo, or a rental car direct from the airport.
Transportation in and around Durban
The Durban People Mover is a helpful service. These buses run every quarter of an hour between the major attractions. Alternatively, take advantage of one of the extensively available taxi cabs. Please be aware though, that these need to be booked and can’t just be hailed.
As with any other major international city, travellers should take sensible precautions. For example, keep valuable jewellery, cameras, smart phones and so forth concealed, especially at night. When travelling in vehicles, keep windows closed and doors locked, with valuables out of sight.