Durban Hotels near Cruise Ship Terminal - Passenger Port

Cruise Ship anchored at sea

Durban in South Africa

Durban is the third largest city in South Africa with a population of more than 3 million people. Famous for its port, its magnificent stretch of white sandy beaches, the deep blue waters of the Indic Ocean and its humid subtropical climate, this bustling cosmopolitan city boasts a wide range of attractions which cater to everyone.

So, whether you are planning a cruise to or from Durban, not only will you find the best deals for all kinds of hotels near the port terminal, you will also find a myriad of things to do and see you cannot miss out on.

Durban

Make the Most of Your Cruise

If you wish to make the most of your cruise and enjoy everything Durban has to offer, you will easily find the best deals on beach resorts, luxury hotels and cheap accommodation near the port terminal.

Relax and unwind by the poolside and enjoy a beauty treatment or an invigorating massage by choosing a resort with a spa or keep in budget with a cheap solution. If you decide to stay in the Golden Mile, take the opportunity to go surfing or body boarding. This popular six-kilometre-long beachfront stretch boasts several resorts, five-star hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs which largely contribute to its teaming nightlife.

In Durban you can enjoy all this and much more before or after your cruise. There is a very wide range of hotels to suit your every need and they are all in close distance to the port.

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Bestsellers
Durban Blue Waters Hotel
Blue Waters Hotel
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Located right at Durban’s famous beachfront, North Beach area.

Durban Belaire Suites Hotel
Belaire Suites Hotel
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Durban Beach property offering views of the Indian Ocean.

Durban Hilton Hotel
Hilton Durban Hotel
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Luxury 5 star hotel in the city centre, within easy reach of the port.

Durban Cruise Port in South Africa
  • Location – Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal

    Cruise ships depart or arrive at the N Shed passenger terminal, operated by Transnet National Ports Authority. The terminal is located about a 10 minute walk from the city centre of Durban, but it’s recommended to take a taxi from or to your hotel due to safety reasons.

    There is a plan to construct a new terminal at A-berth, located in adjacent to Point Waterfront.

    Port of Durban (Transnet National Ports Authority)

    PO Box 1027 DURBAN 4000

    Tel (27) 031 361 3755 (switchboard)

    Tel (27) 031 361 5580 (Customer Call Centre)

    email CustomerCare@transnet.net

    Fax (27) 086 639 3048

    A major cruise company departing from the port is MSC Cruises, offering cruises to Mozambique, Reunion, Mauritius and itineraries to the port of Cape Town in South Africa.

    Several longer voyages which visit the port of Durban depart from Singapore Marina Bay cruise center, Dubai Port Rashid or Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates.

  • A Favourite amongst Tourists

    A favourite amongst tourists for its modern seafront resorts, South Africa’s ‘liveliest city’ enjoys a scenic diversity and a surprisingly ethnic variety.

    Home to the largest concentration of Zulu natives, Durban is the largest ‘Indian city’ outside India with over 1 million descendents.

    The numerous different cultures coexisting in perfect harmony in a natural paradise attracts over 2 million tourists to the city every year.

    Check out historic monuments such as the ‘Vasco da Gama Clock’ offered by the Portuguese as a memorial of their first sight of Durban on Christmas Eve in 1497 and the Victoria Street Market where you can buy everything from fresh fish and Indian saris to Zulu healing potions.

    Also worth a visit is the uShaka Marine World, South Africa’s largest theme park boasting a huge aquarium with numerous sharks, a dolphinarium and the Wet ‘n Wild water park – perfect for a fun-packed day.

    If you are looking for a cheap solution that allows you to keep in budget, you can easily find hotel deals for cheap yet comfortable accommodation near the port terminal. Then again, the city’s railway system goes all the way to the port, making it easy to reach the cruise terminal from any point.

    Whether you decide to get the best deals in the market and stay in high-end hotels before or after your cruise or choose a cheap B&B, you will always be close to the terminal. Plan a magnificent cruise from or to Durban and get the best deals and cheap accommodation with us.

    Vessels dock at the passenger terminal at N-berth on the T-Jetty, within easy reach of the city centre.

    Tourist Head Office

    address : 90 Florida Road, Durban, South Africa

    tel : +27 31 322 4164

  • King Shaka International Airport

    Passengers will arrive by plane at the new King Shaka International Airport of Durban, approx. located 35km or 22mi north of the city centre and cruise ship terminal.

    From the airport you can easily get to your downtown hotel by either taxi, shuttle van, bus or by limo.

  • Currency and Language

    The currency of Durban is the South African Rand (ZAR).

    The most commonly spoken languages in Durban are English and Zulu.

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