Accommodation In Durban

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Accommodation In Durban | Guesthouses, Self-Catering & Lodges

As a popular tourist destination in South Africa, there are regular cheap flights to Durban to meet the demand. The city is known for its warm-watered beaches, rich culture and tropical heat. Durban has found a soft spot in the hearts of travellers, encouraging them to come back to the city time and time again.

Luckily, budget airlines, such as FlySafair flights, frequently fly to King Shaka International Airport. With your ticket purchased and your bags packed, it’s time to make sure that you’ve booked the best cheap accommodation Durban has to offer.

Popular Durban Accommodation


Silver Tides Seaside Accommodationfrom R850.00
Daisy Lodge Morningsidefrom R770.00
Road Lodge Durbanfrom R376.00
Ocean Vista Botique Guest Housefrom R1050.00
Concierge Boutique Bungalowsfrom R1680.00


If you prefer a premium experience, you can also book with South African Airways (SAA) and stay in a more luxurious spot.

The choice is yours whether you prefer dreamy self-catering lodges in the city centre, luxury Durban accommodation on the beachfront or a hotel with a homely atmosphere. Take a look at this guide for the top accommodation in Durban, designed with every budget and traveller in mind. Or you can book your favourite accommodation spot directly here.






Affordable Self-Catering Accommodation in Durban

There are countless chalets, lodges and beachfront accommodation in Durban that allow you to cut costs by catering for yourself.

Self-catering accommodation is a fantastic option for those looking to live like a local in Durban. Grab some braai meat, soak up the sun and go for walks on the world-class pedestrian promenade before returning to your luxury, fully-equipped bedroom cottage with free Wifi.


Silver Tides Seaside Accommodation

Choose between the sea view or garden unit rooms at Silver Tides Seaside Accommodation – each luxury self-catering apartment is incredibly comfortable and clean. With fully-equipped kitchens, double beds, sleepers and separate bathrooms, Silver Tides quickly becomes a home away from home.

The self-catering apartments are located within walking distance (100 metres) from Antsey’s Beach. The clean units are run with warm hospitality and leave guests feeling safe, allowing you to rest peacefully at night.

Yet, despite all of these perks, the breathtaking scenery from the beachfront property is perhaps the biggest sell on the spot!

Book the Silver Tides Accommodation here.




Daisy Lodge

Highly rated as a comfortable and spacious self-catering apartment, Daisy Lodge is a top choice for self-catering accommodation. Durban Beach is a short drive away, and the elegant rooms are surrounded by quirky cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy some downtime.

There is an enclosed swimming pool area to use on the warm Durban days, and a large open plan lounge area to put your feet up and catch up on your reading (or working emails). The fully-furnished self-catering units are complete with an equipped kitchenette and bathroom.

Although simple, Daisy Lodge has all that you need, promising great value for money.

Book the Daisy Lodge here.


Cheap Self-Catering Accommodation in Durban:

There are plenty of options for affordable and cheap hotels in Durban central, without compromising on quality and comfort. Here are our top choices.


Road Lodge, Durban

The Road Lodge, Durban is one of the best affordable hotels in Durban that is suited for both business travellers and families alike.

The location is ideal, a short drive away from Durban city, the beachfront and uShaka Marine World.

Considering that the hotel is deemed affordable Durban accommodation, you can still expect air-conditioned rooms, en-suite bathrooms and a light breakfast. Travelling on a budget has never been so easy.

Book the Road Lodge here.




Parade Hotel

If you’re looking for convenience, a fantastic view and a comfortable room on a budget, then the Parade Hotel on Durban’s Golden Mile has everything that you need.

Originally built in the 1930s, this luxury self-catering hotel has brought comfort and excitement to countless travellers over the years. It has earned a reputation for its great location on the Durban beachfront which boasts spectacular Indian Ocean rooms.

The rooms are surprisingly larger than anticipated and well equipped for your comfort, with 11 family rooms available for those travelling as a group. You’ll enjoy your stay from the moment the friendly staff welcome you in with a smile, to when you zip up your luggage and return home.

Book the Parade Hotel here.


Affordable Guest Houses in Durban

Self-catering guest houses in Durban central won’t let you down. Whether you’re staying in the sunny city for a business trip, family vacation or friends-getaway, a guest house is the perfect way to discover Kwazulu Natal.

Here are two great self-catering spots to kickstart your search. Being within close proximity to the beach, they’re fantastic options for water sports, like body boarding and surfing. They’re also situated close to Suncoast Casino and Ushaka Marine World.




Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House

If you’re wondering where to stay in Durban, particularly in the Umhlanga Rocks and North Beach area, then you’ve come to the right place. Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House boasts spectacular views of the ocean which can be enjoyed from the comfort of the beautifully designed self-catering guest house.

This self-catering accommodation in Durban is the perfect place to start the day. Feast on a selection of tasty breakfasts before exploring the picturesque valley, Ushaka beach, and buzzing restaurants. After a busy day adventuring, unwind at the deck that boasts beautiful sea views.

Past guests speak highly of the roof-top deck, contemporary en-suite bedrooms, free parking and the crisp sound of the nearby ocean from Durban North beach.

Book the Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House here.


The Concierge

The beautiful self-catering guest house is built on the site of eight heritage-listed buildings, making The Concierge Boutique Bungalows a wonderfully nostalgic place to stay in Durban.

While the exterior design tells of a history that dates back to the 1920s, the inside of each self-catering apartment boasts a combination of a luxury and quirky style. On the grounds of The Concierge is the award-winning Freedom Cafe where you can enjoy breakfast. The trendy spot attracts countless South Africans from all over Durban, not just those that are staying in the guest house.

Book the Concierge here.




Luxury Durban Accommodation

Whether you’re looking to book a luxury self-catering apartment in Durban or a five-star hotel – you’ll be spoiled for choice! The beachfront accommodation listed below provides an extra touch of luxury to accompany your adventures in the friendly city.


Beverly Hills

The Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga exudes elegance, romance and luxury, making it the perfect modern apartment to stay at if you want to indulge in the finer things in life.

Make sure to take advantage of the fitness centre, the hotel’s beautiful restaurant and poolside pampering. Having previously hosted royalty, celebrities and iconic industry leaders, the hotel offers the same gracious hospitality to visitors from all over the country (and world).

Book the Beverly Hills Hotel here.


Fordoun Hotel and Spa

Fordoun Hotel and Spa offers the perfect escape from the bustling city of Durban, replacing the long stretches of beach with the beautiful landscape of the Midlands.

This luxury accommodation has a history dating back to the 1800s and has prioritized an ethos of hospitality and authenticity over the years.

The luxury holiday apartment offers incredible views of the Drakensberg area, opportunities to explore the Midlands and a relaxing spa to “find your serenity”. The Fordoun is also a very special location for weddings and conferences, encouraging the mood of celebration with its beautiful surroundings.

Book the Fordoun Hotel and Spa here.


The Perfect Accommodation in Durban Near the Beach

You’ve got a variety of places to choose from, from self-catering accommodation located on the beach, to dreamy hotels, so now you can begin building your itinerary for a fantastic holiday.

As a closing tip, make sure that you book your car hire in Durban in advance so that you can drop off your bags and get to your first attraction without delay.