If you’re looking for upmarket , quality, self catering accomodation in Durban , you’ve come to the right place. This beautiful apartment (unit 54) is in the new “La Mer” complex, which lies just south of Amanzimtoti, +/- 24 km South from Durban International airport (in South Africa).
It is a tranquil holiday getaway for the family, away from the hustle & bustle of city life, with sea views of the warm Indian ocean the moment you enter the apartment! There is a swimming pool in the complex and direct access only a few steps through the protected nature reserve to the private beach in front.
The unit is in a gated complex which boasts stunning landscaped gardens , 24hr security and excellent communal braai facilities. You would be hard pressed to find better accomodation in Durban.
The large patio is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing while taking in those beautiful sea views.
Modern , beach cottage style , spacious lounge with plasma TV, DSTV , DVD and surround sound. Open plan kitchen with washing machine , dishwasher , fridge and microwave.
Exquisite main bedroom with large en-suite bathroom and ample cupboard space
Modern 2nd bedroom with twin single beds.
Beautiful 3rd bedroom with comfortable double bed.
This 6-sleeper apartment has:
3 bedrooms (sleeps 6) with plenty of cupboard space & hangers. Main bedroom boasts spectacular sea views.
2 bathrooms (1 main-en-suite) each with its own bath & shower & windows that open outside for fresh air.
Plasma TV & surround sound with DSTV & DVD viewing.
One allocated parking bay & plenty visitors parking bays.
Dish washer ,washing machine, microwave & fridge.
Utensils, cutlery & crockery. All you need for self catering needs.
Bed linen & bath towels.
Cleaning service once a week.
Communal braai facilities
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World Cup Songs are a dime a dozen this close to the momentous Fifa World Cup soccer tournament. However Two musicians from South Africa , David Campos and Martin PK have composed a song that stands out from the rest. South Africa is going crazy about this World Cup Song and the electricity in the air is almost tangible.The name of the song is “Stand As One”. Why listen to the offerings from the rest of the world when South Africa have their own song? South Africans dance to a different beat.
The first airing on 94.7 of the song 2 weeks ago brought about the biggest response the station has ever seen for a song. over 5000 responses in the first day. other stations in South Africa are playlisting the song daily now. “Stand As One” World Cup Song is now also playlisted in Greece and Canada and new territories around the world are picking up the song rapidly .
Martin PK is no stranger to the music industry. He started his career winning out of 15 000 hopefuls in the annual “Coca Cola Pop Stars” contest. He went on to sell gold in his first band and did a bit of acting on TV . Now is the time for him to shine as the star that he is.
David Campos (aka D-Rex) has been behind the scenes in the music industry of South Africa for a few years now and has produced many multi-platinum selling albums. He has won local and international music awards .
You can watch their World Cup Song Video here
If you love Durban and your looking for hotels in Durban or the south coast, Why not try a self catering unit? I have stayed in many hotels in my life and nothing beats braaing (barbequing) or cooking up your own feasts while on holiday in your own rented self catering apartment. There’s always the option of spoiling yourself and going out to one of the many renowned restaurants in Durban or the south coast.
Hotels in Durban or the south coast can be very expensive and when you start to consider that the price is per person per night, it all adds up in the end. For eg. Some hotels in Durban offer great sounding rates of R500/person per night BUT if you had 6 adults paying R500 per night that would quickly add up to a staggering R 3 000/night. (and that’s supposed to be a special rate)
NOW consider that you could rent our modern ,self catering unit in peak season for R 1 350/night for a 6 sleeper. That’s an incredible saving of R 1 650/night . it works out to very reasonable R 225/person per night .
It just can’t be argued when it comes to hotels in Durban Vs Self catering ,nothing can beat the value, flexibility and the independence of a self catering unit.
Durban Beach otherwise known as “The Golden Mile” runs from uShaka Marine World to the newly built Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World to the north. It runs parallel to the CBD of Durban to its west.
Durban beach is a leisure paradise and one of the major tourist attractions in the city of Durban.The beaches have a broad expanse of golden sand, divided by various piers. Bask in the sub-tropical sunshine while you sun tan and enjoy swimming in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Lifeguards and shark nets are standard at most of Durban’s beaches. Surfing is very popular and Durban beach is a world famous Surfing destination. In particular, The South Beach end is well-known amongst locals as a safe site for neophyte surfing. The impressive high rise buildings that dot the Beach are a collage of tourist hotels, residential apartments, beachfront properties , several popular restaurants and nightclubs. There are even remnants of some of Durban’s older art-deco style architecture which is still left from the development boom of the 1960s and 1970s.
Durban Beach has always been a popular holiday destination for local South Africans from all over the country, but in particular from Johannesburg especially during the Christmas holiday season. Locals flock to enjoy Durban’s beaches and many attractions, which include:
- The Ocean Way Promenade which runs along the beach to encourage more people to enjoy walking and cycling.
- The Blue Lagoon, a trendy picnic, hangout and fishing site .
- The Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, a massive casino complex with shops, restaurants, public entertainment activities and a private beach.
- uShaka Marine World aquarium, dolphinarium, water park, Shopping centre and restaurants with the largest shark tank in the world.
- Mini Town which has a miniature replica of the city of Durban which even has a working miniature railway and airport.
- Dairy Beach, North Beach, the Bay of Plenty and Snake Park beaches are well-liked surfing beaches.
- skateboarders, roller bladers and BMX’ers can take advantage of the Skate Park in front of the Bay of Plenty.
- Market vendors ,hawkers and stall owners with a wide selection of Zulu fine art and hand made crafts.
- The only surfing museum in South Africa, Specializing in surf history and cataloguing some of Durban’s world famous surfing history.
Durban is South Africa’s sub-tropical beach getaway destination. It’s the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal and Durban accomodation is famous for its luxury and Quality.The city of Durban has a warm, moderate climate all year round. Swimming and surfing are the primary activities for holiday makers on the many safe beaches. Durban is one of the most surf-friendly cities in the world. Angling and boating are other popular beach activities…
well equipped with exceptional restaurants and shopping malls. It is highly advisable to book Durban accomodation in advance during peak season (December and January) as scores of holiday makers descend upon all the beach locations looking for Durban accommodation.
Durban is a multicultural city with European settlers, Indigenous African Zulus and the largest population of Indians outside of India. There is a vibrant eastern feel to the city, a huge spice market and legendary food. You’ll find excellent curry restaurants and you must try a “Bunny Chow” while you’re there. Durban’s cultural attractions are perhaps its most appealing diversions. There are Zulu cultural villages to visit, theme parks,museums, botanical gardens and township tours.
There are many activities to keep you busy in Umhlanga Durban and the South Coast on holiday. here are a few ideas
uShaka Marine world
At the end of Durban’s Golden Mile and spanning over 15 hectares of prime beach front stands uShaka Marine World. The recreation of a 1920s shipwreck dominates the design with amazing wild water rides and slides, a world renown aquarium , spectacular dolphin displays , Diverse restaurants, shopping in uShaka Village Walk and of course relaxation on the beach
Sun Coast Casino
If you love casinos then the 7 000 m² Suncoast casino, with 1250 slot machines and 50 game tables (Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Punto Banco and Dice), the Suncoast is the only place to go! Private gaming rooms, Luxurious Salon Privé , ample food and bar facilities
Take a rickshaw ride along the Beachfront
The twenty registered rickshaw-pullers in Durban are noted for their magnificent head-dresses accentuated with beads and other decorations. A great way to get around , feel the fresh air and feel like a real Zulu King and is a wonderful way to see the “Golden Mile”, the 6 kilometers of Durban Beachfront
Victoria Street Market
Victoria street market has180 stalls selling brassware and basketwork, wood articles as well as fish, meat, fruit and vegetables. The main attractions being exotic spices imported all the way from India. They will transform your curries from drab to fab. Shop for Zulu crafts and traditional artwork at the beachfront market. Leisurely stroll for hours browsing the Durban beachfront market. The market boasts excellent handmade traditional beadwork products and basketry for sale at bargain prices
Natal Sharks Board
You should definately consider a visit to the Sharks Board in Umhlanga ,The complex in Umhlanga Rocks is a family highlight where you can view a multimedia shows on the day to day work done by the Sharks Board as well as the integral role sharks and other animals play in the marine ecosystem. This is followed by a 20 minute shark dissection.
Enjoy an Afternoon tea in the Botanical Gardens
On the eastern slopes of the Berea ridge lies the Durban’s Botanical Gardens. It began as a site for growing experimental tropical crops, today offer a herbarium, a Cycad collection, an orchid house, a garden for the blind and a charity tea garden. The tea garden is open from 09h30 to 16h15 daily. Additional Info: Durban Botanical Gardens. Address: 70 St Thomas Road, Durban.
These are just a few ideas for activites for Umhlanga Durban and South coast