Car Hire at Durban Airport

Drive South Africa has a fleet of thousands of cars of all types for hire at King Shaka International Airport in Durban, and our online booking system makes it easy to compare them all and find a ride to suit your budget. The airport is 35 kilometers north of Durban.

When’s the Best Time to Visit Durban?

The weather in Durban is reasonably warm all year round. Summers are hot and humid, while winter, from around May to September, is temperate and mild. Many local tourists flock to the region during the school holidays, so be sure to book your rental car in advance to make sure you get the ride you’re after.

Areas Around Durban Airport

As soon as you leave the airport, you’ll be on the scenic KwaZulu-Natal north coast. There are plenty of villages and sites to explore in this area, including Ballito and Salt Rock. Besides the rolling green sugar cane fields and beautiful beaches, you can take in a sporting event at the world-class Moses Mabhida Stadium, shop on the trendy Florida Road, and explore the fantastic restaurants in Glenwood and Umbilo.

How long should you stay in Durban?

If you’re only looking to explore Durban city itself, you won’t need much longer than a week to take in all the sights. We suggest two weeks if you want to explore the North and South Coast as well as the Drakensberg Mountains and the charming midlands.

What to Pack for Durban 

Durban weather is usually warm, and the warm Indian Ocean is excellent for swimming. Pack your beach gear, light cool clothing, and plenty of sunscreen. If you’re venturing into the Drakensberg and the midlands, we’d suggest packing warmer clothing and some sturdy hiking gear.

Make sure you hire a car that can fit all of your luggage. With Drive South Africa, it’s easy to compare thousands of cars and find a rental car to suit your needs and budget. Take your pick from sedans and compact cars, luxury vehicles, SUVs, camper vans, and mini buses.

Where to Stay in Durban

Durban South Coast

Famous for its world-class beaches and lush greenery, the South Coast offers a wealth of accommodation options, from comfortable campsites and lodges to guest houses and hotels. A rental car is the easiest and best way to explore all the South Coast has to offer.

Durban Central

The center of Durban is littered with world-class hotels, many of which can be found adjacent to the beaches of the Golden Mile promenade. The surrounding areas also offer much in the way of holiday apartments, guest houses, and backpackers.

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