We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (371)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“circus circus”(22 reviews)
“sand artists”(9 reviews)
Durban, South Africa
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Golden Mile
from US$42.42
More Info
from US$92.72
More Info
from US$43.87
More Info
from US$81.87
More Info
Reviews (814)
Filter reviews
734 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews circus circus sand artists beautiful stretch blue lagoon police presence skate boarding indian ocean south beach bike ride lovely walk amusement park street vendors the soccer world cup ushaka marine world mini town umgeni river durban beachfront
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 734 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

The Golden Mile along Durban's beachfront is one of the best int he world. Walk, run, cycle, skatebaord - just get out there and be there. It is a magnificent walk with a beutiful view and plenty of activity. Stop off and grab a coffee...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank principal2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Still the best part of the beach in KZN. Waves are fantastic for both surfers and the amateur. The beaches themselves are great with permanent security patrols on the beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YasinAzizR1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous setting along the Indian Ocean on Durban’s main beach. Awesome to walk cycle run skate etc Numerous Restaurants and bars adjacent to an awesome beach .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melville77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Golden Mile is a wonderful place to walk and take it easy. It is a great way to spend an hour or so, but just be sure to wear sunscreen. It is very easy to get cooked.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank The_Traveling_Expat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best swimming beaches in Durban. Went here for brunch at a restaurant on the promenade then swam at North Beach. Beautiful paved promenade running for miles which seems to have had substantial investment of late. Rickshaw drivers and pedalos for hire. Security...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 679greigr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a memorable morning with colleagues at the Sunkist beach on Friday 7th December. place was packed with lots of staff functions, gazebos pitched, braais etc. we had a great picnic and felt safe as police presence was amazing. A municipality hailer was used to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RomyDaniel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Broken glass all over the promonade. Hardly any police presence and many vagrants lurking everywhere. It’s a disgrace.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 46corne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The public walkway is disgusting and littered with down and out car guards. The sea sand has hidden needles from loser drug addcts. The ablutions are absolutely disgusting but suitable in African terms. The public feel f all for litter and public nudity. Stay in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank TheTruthSS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled leisurely along the Golden Mile a lovely beach area.we passed a water amusement park, a sunken garden area.You can swim here, there were a lot of Lifesaving Clubs available.We Purchased some souvenirs from the local beach markets. Lots of cafes/hotels along the way.We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank fej49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Durban's Golden Mile boasts a myriad attractions with sun-baked beaches (protected by professional lifeguards) and warm sea water being top of the list of exciting features. It's a surfer's paradise, a sun-bather's and sand castle builder's haven and a sea frolickers heaven. You can hire...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 936greg007
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 47 nearby hotels
Pavillion hotel
119 reviews
.15 miles away
Parade Hotel
84 reviews
.25 miles away
Garden Court Marine Parade
1,406 reviews
.28 miles away
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
2,718 reviews
.31 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 742 nearby restaurants
Grill Jichana
230 reviews
.29 miles away
Circus Circus Beach Cafe
349 reviews
.33 miles away
230 reviews
.32 miles away
Cafe Jiran
305 reviews
.57 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 270 nearby attractions
Mini Town
122 reviews
.40 miles away
Blue Lagoon
91 reviews
.69 miles away
The Old Fort
23 reviews
.76 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
5 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from 561lucyn | Reviewed this property |
park at Suncoast, parking lot next to mini town oppisite Elangeni or at Ushaka ... just depends what you are doing
6 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from BARRYBE | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the two responses already sent, that the best way is by taking a taxi. There is also parking available to leave your car while on a cruise. Trust this will assist.
15 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Sandanezwe | Reviewed this property |
Please try Steers North Beach at this no : 0313685893. Good luck.