Durban’s Golden Mile

What To Do and Where To Stay

Durban’s Golden Mile has become a popular playground for locals as well as for tourists. Its home to a wide range of activities, and its subtropical climate, allows for beachside fun throughout the year. The beautifully paved promenade that hugs the golden beach is filled with people taking a walk, jogging, cycling or just taking in the view. 

In the city of Durban, the Golden Mile stretches along the warm Indian Ocean coastline, beginning at the Blue Lagoon - the mouth of the Umgeni river - and stretching all the way down to the world-class uShaka Marine World. 

For accommodation, Tsogo Sun once again sets the standard high with exceptional Durban beach hotels that allow visitors a place to call home, while they enjoy the sights and activities that the Golden Mile has to offer. 

The Garden Court Marine Parade put Durban on the map for its perfect location on the spectacular Golden Mile and its superb service. Whether you are on a business trip, on holiday or a romantic weekend, you are sure to find this 352-room hotel to be luxuriously comfortable and of excellent value. 

On the South side, Garden Court South Beach offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean. You can expect the service and hospitality that is synonymous with Durban. Everything at this hotel is geared towards ensuring you have a comfortable stay at an affordable rate.

At SunSquare Suncoast  you are sure to have an unforgettable stay on the Golden Mile. This stunning hotel will invigorate your sense of comfort in absolute style.

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is a sizable and premier hotel that shines brightly on the Golden Mile. The rooms are spacious and luxurious, and enhanced with modern décor and amenities. Also at the disposal of visitors are the three heated swimming pools and the spa. 

Suncoast Towers is our very special boutique hotel in the popular Suncoast Casino on the Golden Mile. With just 37 fully-equipped and well-appointed rooms you can be assured of personalized service and attention to detail. 

What to Do On the Golden Mile

  • Hit the beach!

The Golden Mile runs along some of the best swimming and surfing beaches in the country. The natural bay in which it lies along with the layout of its many piers and the protection of shark nets, makes it one of the safest stretches of coastline to enjoy your beach holiday. Have fun in and out of the water, hire a surfboard for the day or join the kids in building their dream sandcastle.

  • Jeera – Authentic Durban Indian Cuisine 

Enjoy the taste that Durban is famous for – the best Indian cuisine in South Africa, from mild to very hot – at Suncoast Casino. 

  • Daruma – Japanese Cuisine 

At this restaurant in Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani you can enjoy the classic flavours of Japan – from teriyaki steak to sushi – there is something for everyone.

This upmarket and exclusive spa is in the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani hotel. Do your body and mind a favour and take some time to allow yourself to be pampered. 

At Durban’s number one entertainment destination enjoy a host of indoor and outdoor entertainment for all ages, including cinemas, shows and much more. 

  • uShaka Marine World

Visit Africa’s number one aquarium theme park at the south-end of the Golden Mile. You will be in for a rollercoaster of a day with its host of fun water activities – including an oceanarium, marine animal shows, shopping and the exhilarating slides and pools.

  • Moyo uShaka Pier

A very stylish bar and eatery on the end of a pier, offering sea views wherever you sit. Order a cocktail and do some surf watching. 

  • Bike and Bean

Hire a range of bicycles and beach equipment and cruise the beachfront or sit back with a great cup of coffee and enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean.

  • Amphitheatre Flea Market

This popular and culturally rich flea market is held along the Golden Mile every Sunday. There are fun activities for children, like a jumping castle, many tasty food stalls to choose from and many arts and crafts stalls.

  • Rickshaw Ride along the Beachfront

This is a unique Zulu experience that will afford you an opportunity to relax and enjoy exploring the Golden Mile.

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