Start your Durban Self Drive 4×4 Holiday

Welcome to “South Africa’s Playground”. Durban is the beating heart of KwaZulu-Natal, with plenty to see nearby.

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Our Recommended Vehicles for Durban

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Toyota Hilux 2.4TD 4×4 Camp

A reliable and capable 4×4 vehicle that offers excellent fuel consumption and good off road performance. Good ride height ideal for game viewing. Equiiped with a roof top tent.

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Toyota Landcruiser 79 S/W 4×4 Camp

The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel.

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Nissan Double Cab 4×4 MDE

This is one of Africas most reliable pickup trucks, with the ruggedness to take on any terrain.

Perfect for a self-drive safari. This camping equipped double cab pickup can seat up to 5 adult passengers. Its perfect for exploring the ‘world in one country’ that is South Africa.

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Ford Ranger D/Cab 4×4 Bushcamper

Superbly compact 4×4 camper suitable for up to 4 adults. Fully equipped with camping equipment. This is the vehicle you want on your African 4×4 adventure.

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Durban Travel Advice

Durban South Africa holidayIntroduction

Durban is a coastal city in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. During holiday season, South Africans flock here to enjoy the warm Indian Ocean and Durban’s sweltering summer climate. Culturally, it’s an eclectic mix of Zulu, Indian, and British culture, with plenty of heritage and history to experience.

Durban has a subtropical climate. Some say Durban only has two seasons: spring and summer. Temperatures typically stay warm throughout the year, with hot and humid summers and mild winters.

In and Around Durban

Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Durban include dozens of restaurants along the beachfront and in Florida Road, the city’s nightlife hub. Be sure to enjoy local Indian cuisine like curries and the iconic “Bunny Chow”, or try some traditional Zulu food.

In terms of shopping, check out the African arts and crafts at the Victoria Street Market before you spend the afternoon lounging on one of Durban’s incredible beaches. Adventure seekers should also visit uShaka Marine World, which features a world-class waterpark and an aquarium.

What to Explore Near Durban

Durban is the gateway to some of South Africa’s most spectacular travel destinations, including the South Coast, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, the Drakensberg Mountains, and the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. All are easily accessible from the provincial capital, making it the ideal hub for an east coast self drive holiday.

Further north, you can cross the Kosi Bay border and head into Mozambique. Alternatively, visit Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and experience the Big Five in their natural habitat.

Getting Around

As with any self drive holiday in South Africa, you’ll benefit hugely from driving a high-clearance vehicle like a 4×4. Plus, KwaZulu-Natal is famous for its countless campsites and game reserves, so you might want to consider hiring a camping-equipped 4×4 to navigate rural roads and gravel trails. Speak to one of our expert consultants today to make your booking.