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Business Class Flights to Durban

  • Business class flights from £1,489

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Whether you are travelling on business or for leisure, the team at Just Fly Business will find you the best value business and first class flights to Durban available.

Things to see in Durban

Hippopotamus in water at Isimangaliso Wetland Park near Durban, South Africa
The Golden Mile

With an almost Californian feel, the Golden Mile is the perfect place to start exploring South Africa’s third largest city. With paved promenades stretching the four mile length from Blue Lagoon to Addington Beach, there are numerous attractions to visit and cafes to relax in while watching the surfers and beach-goers in the warm Indian Ocean breeze. Safe to swim in, the beaches are protected by shark nets making them popular all year round.

The north end of the Golden Mile is highlighted by the Moses Mabhida Stadium built for the 2010 Rugby World Cup. Adventure seekers can take in the views of the city from the top of the stadium’s arch which can be reached by a Sky Car, or for those inclined, a climb of 500 steps. Watch as thrill-seekers take the plunge on the world’s highest swing from 220 metres high!

The south end is dominated by the uShaka Marine World Complex, comprising of the Wet & Wild Water Park, Village Walk Shopping Centre, and uShaka Sea World, one of the largest aquariums in the world. Experience up-close-and-personal exhibits by joining the Ocean Walker tour or the Shark Dive Experience for an extra special outing!

Insider’s Tip: Make sure to visit The Cargo Hold for lunch or dinner at uShaka Marine World for a truly unique dining experience. Bathed in the blue light from the surrounding tanks while sharks swim past you is a memorable way to enjoy some exquisite cuisine!

Umhlanga

The holiday and resort town of Umhlanga is located 15 miles north of Durban and offers visited with quieter beaches to relax on., but beaches are not the only thing to visit for. The seaside town also houses a number of historical attractions distinct to the KwaZulu Natal area.

Just inland from Umhlanga is Inanda Township and the Ohlange Institute, the location that Nelson Mandela voted in South Africa’s first democratic elections. This marks the start of the Inanda Heritage Trail which also includes sites such as Mohatma Gandhi’s Phoenix Settlement, and the Inanda Seminary, one of the country’s oldest schools for girls founded in 1869.

Day trips to the north of Umhlanga have you visiting the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site where hippos and crocodiles laze in the estuaries, giraffes, rhinos, and elephants graze, and turtles and whales inhabit the waters. This area is the one of the best in all of Africa to see wild hippopotamus!

Things to Do in Durban

Traditional Zulu Hut in grassland near Durban, South Africa
The Valley of 1000 Hills

The road between Durban and Pietermaritsburg runs through a remarkable landscape, with gently rounded hills covered in scenic viewpoints surrounding the valley of the Umgeni River. The traditional lands of the Zulu people, visitors can experience a typical Zulu village at Phe-Zulu and see dance performances as well as the rituals of with doctors.

Watch a Rugby Match

Holidays to Durban are not complete without getting involved in one of their national pastimes, sport, and South Africa is famous for its rugby union, The local team, The Sharks, consistently rank highly in the country’s league and a visit to their home stadium, Mr Price Kings Park, for a match is guaranteed to get the blood pumping as 52,000 people chant and cheer for their team.

Insider’s Tip: Although family-friendly, make sure to wear the local colours of red and black if the Sharks are playing. It will add to the atmosphere and make for a fantastic day out!

Durban’s Business Venues

The lobby of The Beverly Hills Hotel in Durban, South Africa
The Hilton Durban

Business flights to Durban can be exhausting so being centrally located is important. The Hilton Durban is situated opposite the Convention Centre, and with no less than 10 meeting spaces will suit all your business’s needs.

The Beverly Hills Hotel Umhlanga

North of Durban in Umhlanga, The Beverly Hills Hotel is a luxurious beachside property that has exemplary service and facilities to cater for your small business event.

Durban’s Nearby Cities

Situated on the east coast of South Africa, Durban is a significant distance to the nearest major city. Johannesburg is a 6 hour drive or a short domestic flight, and paired with Cape Town, the two cities form the gateway for the majority of visitors to the country. British Airways operates direct flights to both cities, while Virgin Atlantic fly direct to Johannesburg.

Port Elizabeth is a common city to visit on the south coast joining to Cape Town along the “Garden Route”. This coastal drive is renowned the world over and offers fantastic sea views, game reserves, and wine regions to explore.

Durban Fast Facts

  • Currency = South African Rand (ZAR)
  • Time Zone = GMT +2 hours (UK is 2 hours ahead of Durban)
  • Fly From = All Major UK Airports
  • Hottest Months = January, February, and March, which are also the months with the most rainfall



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