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Distances from DUR to:

Tongaat 11 km
KwaZulu-Natal National Park 194 km
Drakensberg Mountains 236 km

Nearest Major Airports:

Johannesburg-Tambo Airport 601 km
Port Elizabeth Airport 946 km
Harare Airport (Zimbabwe) 1047 km

Car Hire Durban

Durban Airport Guide

Durban is a popular holiday resort for the city-dwellers of Johannesburg. It is most famous for its Golden Mile of sandy beaches for sunbathing and surfing. In Durban, you can visit the City Hall with its museum and art gallery or stroll around the Botanical Gardens. Haggle for holiday souvenirs at the Victoria Street Market and enjoy the bars and restaurants at Wilsons Wharf. Just outside of town in Tongaat, you can visit Crocodile Creek, a crocodile farm with bush trails. Further afield, with your car hire Durban you can explore the KwaZulu-Natal National Park and the Drakensberg Mountains.

Durban Airport Directions

The airport is located 34 km outside the city and is an easy drive along the coast with your car hire Durban Airport. It will take 30 minutes using the M4 and N2 routes.

Durban Airport Parking

There are short and long term car parks at the airport with a total of 1961 spaces. Payment is to be made on return to your car at the pay stations available.

Durban Airport Flight Information

The most popular route to/from Durban Airport is Johannesburg, although many more domestic flights are available. You can also fly in from Dubai, Mauritius or Mozambique.

Hotels Near Durban Airport

There are no hotels at the airport - however you can still stay within 10 km at the De Charmoy Estate Guest House and the Fairmont Zimbali Resort.

Durban Time Zone

Durban is two hours ahead of Greenwich Meantime and in the South Africa Standard Time Zone (GMT+2).

Durban Info

This new modern airport has one terminal with a retail area on the lower floor and an outdoor piazza area. There are 52 outlets including the Big 5 Duty Free store and you can shop for gifts and books too, as well as designer brands. When you get hungry, you can choose from 10 food outlets with everything from fast food to coffee and cake or fine dining. ATMs and banks are available, as well as a pharmacy and tourist information centre.

Durban Airport Trivia:

  • Durban is in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Durban has the busiest port in South Africa.
  • King Shaka International Airport is also known as La Mercy Airport.
  • It is the 9th busiest airport in Africa.
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