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Durban & Cape Town

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Durban & Cape Town

Hi,

Were planning a 2 week trip in November, splitting our time between Durban & Cape Town.

Were not wanting to do any safari tours and are planning to stay in Umhlanga Rocks near Durban.

We were thinking of either 3 or 4 nights here, is this enough/too much time here?

Thanks in advance

Matt

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1. Re: Durban & Cape Town

Any particular reason why you're planning to cross a continent to visit Umhlanga?

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2. Re: Durban & Cape Town

No particular reason, thought it might be nice to see Durban as well Cape Town.

Internal flights are cheap and it is only a 2hr flight so why not?

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3. Re: Durban & Cape Town

Dependant on what your holiday needs are, Umhlanga Rocks is an excellent centre for exploring KwaZulu Natal. You may find that 4 days is too short to explore everything. (You'll need a hire car though.)

Have a look at the site below to start you off and if you have any questions I'm sure there's lots of us who think this area of South Africa is stunning and can offer advise.

www.kzn.org.za

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Not trying to put you off, just wondered if you had any particular interests. there is so much to do (even excluding the excellent safari options). you can still go for a bird/nature walk in one of the many small coastal reserves in the area. There is even one at the end of Umhlanga itself. We go for the summer every couple of years so there is plenty in the area for you to do. If you want to do something different (particularly on half price Tuesday) get yourself out to Gateway. It's a pretty large shopping centre on the hill behind Umhlanga. you can learn to surf on the Waverider artificial wave, take a nissan around the 4x4 trail, climb the rock face, take in a movie or theatre show (take your own supper to the barnyard theatre). The shark's board do inforamtion shows with disections up there too. Alternatively, get a belly board and just have fun in the waves (remember they're big, no lazy indian ocean here). Do a walking tour on the sights and history of Durban city. So much to suggest. Any particular likes/dislikes?

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5. Re: Durban & Cape Town

Thanks for all your ideas.

We will have a hire car so getting around will be no problem.

The waverider and 4x4 sound good and we'll definately be heading to shark's board.

We've been looking at possibly staying at either Manaar House or Zeranka Lodge, does anyone have any thoughts on either of these?

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6. Re: Durban & Cape Town

Sorry, can't help with info on the accommodation. We always impose upon our wonderful relatives!

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