Cheap Flights to Durban
Durban is a coastal city located in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Durban has one commercial airport called King Shaka International (IATA: DUR). Airlines that fly in and out of Durban domestically are Fly Mango, Kulula, South African Airways and FlySafair to name a few.
It is a largely popular travel destination for people both in South Africa and internationally, attracting visitors to its golden coastal beaches, a variety of cultures including African and Indian, and the Indian inspired cuisine. Durban is home to the second largest Indian population, after India itself.
A few of the attractions in Durban include uShaka Marine World, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban Botanical Garden and more.
Airports in Durban
King Shaka International Airport:
King Shaka International Airport is the main airport in Durban, replacing Durban International Airport. The airport opened in May 2010, in La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal, about 35km north of Durban’s city centre.
Transport in Durban
Durban offers travelers taxi and bus services when needing to get in and around the city. Local taxi (or mini bus) services are very common around Durban, transporting travelers and local residents. Metered taxis are also available for travelers; however this may become a slightly expensive option when traveling long distances.
Internationally recognized taxi service Uber is largely popular for travelers to use during their stay. By downloading an app on a mobile device, people can ‘order’ a taxi to collect and drop them at a location entered, allowing them to track the route during the drive. The method of payment is linked to a traveler’s credit card, allowing for travelers to be transported without having to deal with money in hand.
Travelers can also opt for rental car service, to use personally during the course of their stay.
Travelers can experience any of the 11 official South African languages when traveling in Durban. The 11 official languages include: English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Northern Sotho, Ndebele, Tswana, Tsonga and Venda. Travelers will more than likely be able to communicate with residents upon arrival in English.
|Meal, Average Restaurant||R 90.00||R 100.00||R 95|
|Domestic Beer (500ml draught)||R 22.00||R 20.00||R 20|
|Cappuccino (regular)||R 19.00||R 20.00||R 19|
|Taxi 1km (Standard Tariff)||R 10.00||R 12.00||R 15|
|Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)||R 35.00||R 35.00||R 37|
Weather in Durban
Durban weather is Mediterranean, subtropical and humid, with hot summers, and dry winters without any snow.
Summer: December and January are considered summer months, with an average temperature of 27 degrees celsius.
Winter: Mid-year around July is considered to be winter time, with an average temperature of 17 degrees celsius.
Best time to fly to Durban
Most travelers enjoy traveling to Durban during winter time – between June and August. During this time, the weather is dry with minimal rainfall and fair weather compared to the hot and humid summer months.