Best Place to Avoid Winter in South Africa

Best Place to Avoid Winter in South Africa

by Carson eCommerce Collaborator July 05, 2019

Best Place to Avoid Winter in South Africa

 

Believe it or not, dreamy Cape Town can become wet, windy and, when combined with snow on the mountains, even downright miserable or “miz” as the locals call it.

Durban, Winter, South Africa, Best Winter Place, Sun, Beach, Walk

Inland, while it may not be as wet as Cape Town, temperatures drop considerably and ice and frost on the ground are more common that one might expect.  Because of this, the sub-tropical climate of Durban becomes a warm winter haven for many summer-loving locals to escape the (not) very harsh South African winter.

Things to do in Durban in winter

Durban is geared up for tourism all year-round and has a host of things to do. Top of the list in winter has to be the Durban July. This world-renowned horse race is Durban’s chance to show off. However, this great day out at the Greyville Racetrack is not just about betting on horses. Dressing up, stepping out and sipping some bubbly are all part of the fun at one of the top events on the annual Durban calendar.

Get Wet and Wild in KwaZulu Natal

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Right on the Indian Ocean, the waters off the coast of KwaZulu Natal are naturally warmer than those of the Cape both in winter and summer alike. Durban is surfer’s paradise and all year round from the North to the South Coast perfect waves can be caught. With perfect waves for beginners and pros alike, surfing in winter in Durban is, as the locals say, Lekker!

But it is not just the ocean where water becomes part of the fun in Durban. uShaka Marine World is a fabulous Durban attraction that is fun for the whole family. From water rides and slides to a superb aquatic centre, uShaka Marine World is the perfect place to get up close to marine life in winter.

A Gamble with the Lucky Lady

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Durban is home to the Suncoast Casino and Resort. This impressive entertainment centre has something for everyone to enjoy. Many people come to Durban for a short winter break at this amazing resort, park up and only leave the resort when they head home! From superb dining experiences to a theatre with and live entertainment, you will be spoilt for choice during winter in Durban at the Suncoast Casino.

Places to stay in Durban

Durban has a wide range of hotels and guest houses that are perfect for any winter vacation. From luxury 4- and 5-star hotels in Umhlanga where you can have breakfast while watching the African sunrise over the ocean, to fun family guest houses with good old-fashioned hospitality. There is no shortage of accommodation in Durban and the off-season prices will suit every pocket.   

Overall, Durban is a place worth exploring and a great in the South African winter. Start planning your trip today! 

 

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