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Golden Mile

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Address: Durban, South Africa
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World class with a bitter taste

As a regular user of this promenade I can truthfully say it is such a pleasure to so many. The company contracted to clean and maintain does a great job and most times it's an... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

As a regular user of this promenade I can truthfully say it is such a pleasure to so many. The company contracted to clean and maintain does a great job and most times it's an absolute pleasure. BE AWARE though, towards the north there is rampant alcoholic abuse, with wild parties the order of the day on weekends. If you... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Going back to Durban after many years away was very nostalgic. I found the beaches clean the promenade beautiful. I do have a problem that you can't hire umbrella and chairs . Today was windy but still fun . They still have rides and amusement park for the young

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Golden Mile Durban is an excellent stretch of beaches, walk ways and restaurants. From U Shaka to Moses Mabhida stadium or even The Blue Lagoon you can walk on paved walk ways. Also nice for cycling. From U Shaka to the Blue Lagoon is close to 10 km .

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Thank WLduP
Westville, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to enjoy the sea, cycling, running or even just a stroll with the family. Always relaxing and entertaining watching the people go by and families enjoying the wonderful promenade.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Golden Mile is a wonderful and peaceful and relaxing beach. Lovely views and great long walks on the beach. Over new year is very very busy and not recommended.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since the 2010 Soccer World Cup the whole promenade was redeveloped and redone. It's now the place we love to be! Not to mention the great police presence on the whole Golden Mile. Best place to be for a nice walk or cycle. Best part of Durban.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant walk if you have the time and energy. As well as the sea views there are the wonderful art deco hotels. The street vendors sell all sorts of crafts, bead work and carving are common place. The sea front hotels will welcome you for refreshments but there are also the usual fast food outlets along the Esplanade.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To walk with sunrise, sunset and anytime in between is so amazing and relaxing. The view and sound of the ocean is an experience in itself. It is safe with constant police and security patrols. Plenty of families, couples and singles enjoy this public facility for their pleasure and leisure to walk, jog, cycle, sit along the grass areas or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We often walk along the promenade... kids ride their bikes and mom and dad take a long stroll. Its beautiful, has quiet a few eating places along the way. Love the night life too, It is safe to walk at night but not too late.... you must always be vigilant..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful way to spend your day strolling and visiting the many restaurants, enjoying the scenery and experiencing the locals.

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