Start your Holiday in Durban – South Africa’s Playground

Durban is the perfect balance between natural beauty and a vibrant electric city.

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Durban Travel Advice

Introduction

Durban the biggest city situated in the KwaZulu-Natal province and is renowned for its miles of untouched beaches, abundant greenery and proximity to some of the country’s most majestic mountain ranges and wildlife areas. Hiring a vehicle in Durban is the best way to get out there and explore.

KwaZulu-Natal is a massive province with a lot of ground to cover, hence it’s considered almost mandatory to rent a car in KwaZulu-Natal . With Drive South Africa’s vast experience in this regard achieving this will be a breeze as you explore The Kingdom of the Zulu.

Best time to visit Durban

Durban could be one of the few cities in South Africa where visiting in the winter months may actually be more favorable as the summer months are notoriously known for being unbearably humid and hot.

However, some of the mountainous areas of the province can experience some colder mornings and evenings even in summer.

Where to Stay in Durban

Morningside Durban

Morningside is one of Durban’s most popular neighbourhoods, with its lush greenery and stunning views of Durban and the Indian Ocean. It is primarily a residential neighbourhood, with Florida Road and Lillian Ngoyi (previously Windermere) Road serving as busy hubs of activity for inhabitants.

Beautiful old homes have been converted into restaurants, coffee shops, and small enterprises in this neighbourhood.

So naturally, this is a great place for a Durban holiday if you wish to have the best of everything on offer.

Trendy Florida Road is littered with trendy backpackers, guest houses and boutique hotels. A good choice would be to contact Drive South Africa and hire a cheap car hire in Durban.

Umhlanga Rocks

Umhlanga Rocks, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, is located on the east coast of South Africa, just north of the busy Port City of Durban. People come from all over the world to unwind and enjoy themselves at the tourist resort community of Umhlanga.

This is an area for people wanting to be a little bit out of the manic CBD, but also be close enough to experience the action.

Umhlanga is a beach community however it boasts some of the higher-end accommodation facilities in the region including the famed Oyster Box Hotel.

Glenwood / Umbilo

Glenwood is ideal for visitors to South Africa who enjoy both city life and beautiful beaches.

Another old and established area, yet with an up and coming spirit, Glenwood is the café capital of the city and also boasts a wide range of guest houses and smaller hotels.

Midlands

The Midlands are pretty much a gateway to the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountain range.

The Midlands have a world of accommodation facilities to experience and driving through The Midlands Meander is one of the highlights of the KwaZulu-Natal province.

Hiring a car in Durban for a midlands meander is a great way in which to experience this area which is one of the most picturesque in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

CBD

The CBD of Durban has many hotels and holiday apartments, the most famous arguably being the prestigious Royal Hotel.

Beachfront

The Golden Mile of beaches in Durban has a world of accommodation facilities from five-star hotels to self-catering apartments.

Navigating this stretch of urban beaches is easy once you have hired a cheap car with Drive South Africa.

In and around Durban

Durban’s Ushaka Marine World is a must for ocean life enthusiasts, as well as the Golden Mile of beaches which can be viewed from many of the high rise buildings in the CBD.

The famed Drakensberg Mountains are only two to three hours from Durban, which can easily be driven with a hired car from Drive South Africa.

Imagine a Durban road trip with beautiful coastal views, warm sunny skies and the simplicity of driving your own car rental the entire way.

Durban is also a stone’s throw away from other attractions in KwaZulu-Natal including:

-The Midlands Meander

-The Valley of a Thousand Hills

-The Untouched beaches and rolling hills of the North or South coasts of the region

Renting a car in Durban will put you in a great position to see all these amazing places. Don’t hesitate, to call and book your car rental in Durban today.

Around the Area

Durban’s Ushaka Marine World is a must for ocean life enthusiasts, as well as the Golden Mile of beaches which can be viewed from many of the high rise buildings in the CBD.

The famed Drakensberg Mountains are only two to three hours from Durban, but public transport is lacking so renting a car in South Africa is ideal.

Durban is also a stone’s throw away from other attractions in KwaZulu-Natal including the Midlands Meander, the Valley of a Thousand Hills or the untouched beaches and rolling hills of the North or South coasts of the region. Renting a car in Durban will put you in a great position to see all these amazing places.

Getting Around

There is a lot to explore in Durban and KZN; however public transportation in many cases is not up to scratch with the other two major South African cities.

So this is definitely something to bear in mind when venturing to the biggest city in KwaZulu-Natal.

Once you arrive you’ll fall in love with the people, miles of desolate beaches, nature reserves and greenery and you’ll want to experience it all in your own time, so hiring a car in KwaZulu-Natal is the only option to really experience Durban.

What to Pack for a Durban Holiday

Durban experiences warm weather all year round so if you are planning on travelling to only Durban, warm clothes should suffice, although every now and then a cold front hits bringing in some storms and grey skies and rain.

However, if you are planning on seeing more within KwaZulu-Natal packing a few warmer items is advisable especially if you’re planning on visiting the Drakensberg Mountains which gets a fair amount of snowfall during certain times of the year.

Packing list for a Durban holiday:

– Swimming costumes are essential as you are sure to spend plenty of time on the beautiful beaches

– Protective sunglasses and a hat

– Shorts, skirts, tops, t-shirts, and summer dresses that are comfortable and cool

– A pair of Comfortable walking shoes

– An umbrella and light raincoat

– A good quality sunscreen

Durban Car Hire FAQ’s

Which car hire companies in Durban have updated COVID-19 Policies in terms of cleaning after use?

The car hire companies in Durban that are up to date with disinfecting their cars are Thrifty, Herts and Avis

How much will it cost to hire a car in Durban?

Hiring a car in Durban will cost around R304 a day.

Which car rental agency has the cheapest car rates in Durban?

The cheapest car Hire companies we found are, Bidvest(R179/day) Europcar Europcar(R232/day) and Thrifty (R263/day).

How much does a Mini car hire cost in Durban?

A Mini car hire in Durban will cost around R249 per day on average.

What is the most popular car hire car in Durban?

The Chevrolet Spark or something similar.

Which car hire agencies are in Durban Airport, King Shaka International (DUR)?

The car hire companies that operate in the airport is Eurocar, Thrifty, Bidvest, Herts, First Car, Tempest Car Hire, Avis, and Sixt

FAQs for Car Hire in Durban

Europcar South Africa Domestic, Hertz South Africa Domestic, Thrifty Car Rental South Africa, First South Africa Domestic, Bluu Car Rental South Africa (Domestic) offer car hire in Durban that adhere to strict COVID-19 health, cleaning and safety standards.

You can hire a car in Durban from ZAR 290 per day for a Kia Picanto from Europcar.

The cheapest car to hire in Durban is the Kia Picanto from Europcar. You can rent the Kia Picanto from ZAR 290 per day.

The cheapest car hire agency in Durban right now is Europcar. Book directly with them via Drive South Africa.

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You can hire a car at Durban Airport from Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty Car Rental, First Car Rental Domestic, Bluu Car Rental South Africa

SUV / 4x4s car hire in Durban costs anything from ZAR 665 per day to ZAR 3035 per day.

People Movers car hire in Durban costs anything from ZAR 1080 per day to ZAR 2555 per day.

Luxury Cars car hire in Durban costs anything from ZAR 760 per day to ZAR 1825 per day.

Standard Cars car hire in Durban costs anything from ZAR 375 per day to ZAR 1210 per day.

MPVs car hire in Durban costs anything from ZAR 630 per day to ZAR 1025 per day.

Commercial / Bakkie car hire in Durban costs anything from ZAR 520 per day to ZAR 935 per day.

Compact Cars car hire in Durban costs anything from ZAR 290 per day to ZAR 695 per day.

It costs ZAR 2030 to hire a car for a week in Durban. The cheapest weekly car rental rate is for the Kia Picanto by Europcar.

It costs ZAR 8700 per month to hire a car long term in Durban. The cheapest monthly car rental rate is for the Kia Picanto by Europcar. You can pay up to ZAR 8700 per month to hire a Kia Picanto long term in Durban.

Petrol costs from ZAR 19.57 per litre up to ZAR 20.29 per liter in Durban. Diesel costs from ZAR 17.3 per litre up to ZAR 17.97 per liter in Durban. Last updated at 01-12-2021

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