The 12 Best Airbnbs In Durban, South Africa

August 3, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Durban, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Durban and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Breathtaking Ocean Views From A Beachfront Apartment

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $220 per night, airbnb.com

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At a pebble’s throw from the famous North Beach, this well-crafted 4-bedroom seaside apartment offers ravishing aesthetics. Great for large families and groups with plenty of seaside activities nearby. Take a short walk to the bustling downtown Durban.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Calling all ocean lovers and adventurers, this stunning home uses thoughtful details to create a captivating rustic-chic aesthetic. Admire the graffiti artwork, feel soothed by the surf-themed feature wall, and relax in the open living area. Our apartment is serviced daily or at your convenience, so you really don’t need to do anything other than relax and take in the ocean view.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Elevator | Air conditioning

Guest Reviews

“Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. It truly exceeded our expectations and the apartment is awesome, giving us little surprises by the minute. The decor is fresh and up market and gives you a “”beachy”” feeling. The apartment is very clean and well kept.” – Elaine
“100% recommend! It was a beautifully curated apartment with the most incredible views. Very safe area, extremely comfortable beds, and the easiest check in and check out!” – Kristina
“Silvia’s place has a fab central open plan living space and yet privacy for the bedrooms when you need it. It’s very well positioned with a great view of the promenade and the ocean.” – Barbara
“This place is phenomenal. So many cool touches, spacious, conveniently located.” – Sophia
“An apartment with beautiful views and a great location!” – Eushavia

#2 Walk To Bars And Beaches From A New Apartment With A View

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

Enjoy beautiful views of the harbour at this cozy apartment for 3. Central location and great value for money make it the perfect weekend getaway for couples and small families.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Start the morning with coffee on a balcony with a serene view of ships coming and going from Durban Harbour. Step into the main living area and a notice a touch of glamour and contemporary sophistication. Make breakfast in a sleek, modern kitchen.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Elevator

Guest Reviews

“The view is breathtaking, the bed is super comfortable and the bathroom is clean and stunning. Check in was super easy and I felt very safe in the area. I look forward to staying here again!” – Anele
“Beautiful flat. Clean and modern. Close to everything.” – Caroline
“Stunning place with a very accomodating host, will definitely come back” – Asheena
“Beautiful sunrise view, clean, easy check-in, friendly security and super kind host! There’s Wi-Fi and all essential amenities.” – Anele
“Really enjoyed our time here, great location and very easy to get to.” – Justin

#3 Take It Easy On The Beachy Balcony At A Free-Flowing Haven

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

This white themed 2-bedroom apartment in Durban North offers great balcony views, a pretty courtyard, and fully furnished kitchen. Perfect stay for large families with major shopping centers within 5 miles.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Light the braai on the private courtyard and share a meal in the chic, white dining space with its botanical feature wall. Little ones can run wild on the trampoline, slide, and seesaw, while crisp white and vibrant wallpaper create an eclectic look.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating | Air conditioning

Guest Reviews

“Had a wonderful stay. Master (the staff onsite) was very friendly and easy to reach. The house was spotless and everything in place.” – Rachel
“Great Accommodation in Durban North. Good value for money. Feels like a home away from home” – Darrell Jared
“We absolutely enjoyed our stay at the Cottage! Our rooms & bathrooms where spotless and the beds were very comfortable for our stay. We also felt very safe in the area and it was only a 10 min drive to Umhlanga!” – Jolene
“Stayed here for 2 nights, was a lovely space that perfectly suited our needs. The host lives on the property so was there when we had a problem with the gate remote. Was a very nice stay in Durban North.” – Nicholas
“Our stay was wonderful, exceptionally happy with the cleanliness. Weren’t far from restaurants or shops and the host was really friendly. I’d definitely book there again and recommend it to my family and friends” – Nazmiera

#4 Maison De Plage’ Beachfront Glamour – Breathtaking Sea Views

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $330 per night, airbnb.com

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Glamorous modern 3-bedroom beachfront apartment stylized in muted tones with a polished concrete floor. Situated at a 10-minute drive from the airport and at a short walk to the beach, large families will enjoy the amenities and tranquility in this quiet neighbourhood.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Linger in the pool on the wooden deck and soak up epic views of the Indian Ocean from this expansive villa. Muted tones set a serene scene with polished concrete floors leading seamlessly from room to room and glass walls letting the outside in.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Very cool house. Everything is just perfect. Very clean and comfortable house.” – Никита
“Stunning accommodation in perfect location. We loved every moment.” – Marie
“A beautiful home with everything you need. We loved that we could walk to the shops and to the beach. Thanks Lindsay” – Fifi
“Lindsay’s home was beautiful and the location was excellent. She was an excellent host. We will definitely be back” – Sanet
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lindsay’s home is stunning and well maintained. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated, especially the main bedroom.” – Thandaza

#5 Immaculate Open-Concept Balcony Studio With Seaviews

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

Indulge in joyful leisure at this modern grey with red themed studio for 2. This listing features a shared pool area and a full kitchen for that perfect weekend in Durban! Ideal for couples who like to explore, with countless natural activities and shopping nearby.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Take morning coffee under the shade of a tree on the balcony gathering energy to swim laps in the shared pool below. The apartment itself is decked out in cool shades of grey with red pops of colour in the scatter cushions and interesting art pieces. “Enjoy the views of the ocean or relax on the patio under the leopard tree”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“Very tastefully decorated, in quiet setting. Will definitely return if the opportunity arises” – Philip
“I loved staying here. The apartment was neat, beautifully decorated and in a wonderful location.” – Mamotse
“Thank you to Thea for her hospitality during our visit to Durban in January. The apartment we stayed in was clean, beautifully decorated and felt like our home away from home. It had everything we needed and so much more!” – Tankiso
“No regrets. Privacy at its best. Clean and apartment is serviced.” – Andile
“Thea’s unit exceeded expectations. We loved the position in a quiet residential area with sea views. The unit is as described and furnished & kitted out to a very high standard.” – Francis

#6 Sophisticated Lakeside Zimbali Townhouse

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $210 per night, airbnb.com

Stunning lakeside property with 3 bedrooms, a cozy patio, and a private pool with a barbecue grill. Enjoy the extravaganza with your peers or family of up to 6 and make it a vacation to remember.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Start the day with an energizing dip in the infinity pool with lake views from the generous deck and while away evenings with dinner on the built-in braai. Wood panelling and natural stone give the space a connection with the nature on its doorstep.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“We loved Franks place, it was clean, stylish and surrounded by nature so peaceful. We will be coming back most definitely ” – Kefilwe
“Excellent service. Felt right at home” – James
“Great house with modern features! Incredible service received from Frank, the house was very clean and we enjoyed our stay! Would recommend the house to guests” – Thando
“This place has been exquisitely decorated and is comfortable to stay in. Super clean and is serviced daily , just add to that holiday feeling. Lindsay was always in constant communication with us and made our stay so enjoyable.” – Angelique
“Nicely appointed. Great vista. Short walk down steep hilltop to small commercial area and beach. Short car ride to larger commercial areas. ” – Jamlik
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#7 Exclusive Contemporary Beach Apartment In Umhlanga

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

Modern 2-bedroom apartment in an upscale neighbourhood of Durban situated right next to the beach. Take evening strolls on the coast and come home to the fully renovated kitchen, relax in the patio or soak the sun in the backyard. Accommodating up to 4 guests, this is 7definitely a place you don’t wanna miss!

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Fold open stacking doors, set a patio table for lunch, and dine al fresco in a private garden. Leave the doors open to let sea breezes circulate, and enjoy a glorious view of beach and ocean from upstairs through a double-height picture window.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Our stay was extremely pleasant as we got to enjoy the beautiful view as well as the incredibly kind and efficient staff. Will definitely be back again!” – Kelly
“STUNNING HOME! I was in awe of how beautiful the home is. I loved everything about the home- the decor, the views and the comfortable bed & couches, the kitchen.” – Cneh
“Amazing place to stay, so close to the beach and very comfortable space .” – Gavin
“Absolutely wonderful stay. It’s our third stay at the beautiful property. It’s in a lovely quiet location really close to central umhlanga.” – Holly-Anne
“Really bright light area. Very clean and possible one of the best placed I have stayed in. Also close to the beach. Well worth a look” – Timothy

#8 Milkwood Seaview Apartment

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

Well furnished, modern apartment for 2 in the vibrant Umhlanga area of Durban. Daily cleaning service, free parking, and great sea-views make it a great getaway for couples looking for some quality time out.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“This newly listed flatlet has magnificent ocean views. Exquisitely appointed, it comprises a spacious and elegant lounge, fully equipped kitchen, comfy bedroom with extra length queen sized bed, and en-suite bathroom with large shower. Located in highly secure private premises with ample parking, it provides easy access to popular Umhlanga village with plenty of good restaurants and all amenities. The beautiful beach is a short walk away.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | TV | Iron | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Hot tub | Pool | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Brigid ś place is awesome ideally located and Brigid is an absolute blast!” – Ewan
“If you want amazing views and a beautiful place to stay I would highly recommend” – Nicola
“Amazing ocean views (sunrise included!). The place is spacious and ideally located close to the beach and many amenities, will definitely recommend!” – Laneil
“Just spent 14 days in paradise!! From arriving to leaving… nothing too much for Brigid.” – Moira
“Amazing place and quality host! would highly recommend ☀️” – Felicia

#9 Romantic Seaview Apartment

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

Enjoy the serenity of the ocean and cool sea breezes from the terrace in the secure and quiet Umdloti area. With plenty of sea-side activities, a dedicated gym and bedding for 3 guests, this place is great value for money.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“This is a beautiful value for money ,self-catering holiday apartment on KZN’s Dolphin coast in popular Umdloti. The apartment boasts magnificent views of the Indian ocean where whale and dolphins are spotted regularly. Close to the airport and near the beach The apartment is perfect for business travel as well as couples . Ideal for honeymooners !”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Washer | Dryer | Air conditioning | TV | Iron | Essentials | Hot water | Beach essentials

Guest Reviews

“Absolutely loved the place! The panoramic sea view is gorgeous and Sandy is a super-duper host!” – Keoikantse
“This has to be the best places I’ve visited thus far. I’m definitely going back given a chance as everything was excellent and the owner is the friendliest and most concerned. I recommend this accommodation to anyone, they’ll be blown away!” – Tebogo
“An amazing accommodation wih breathtaking views, cosy, clean and comfortable with absolutely everything to make your stay convenient and comfortable. Very impressive.” – Netrisha
“Cosy apartment with the most beautiful view of the ocean. The place was very clean and exceeded out expectations. Will definitely be back.” – Thiwe
“Lovely host. The place was amazing with great views of the ocean. Just watch out for the monkey’s.” – Aveen

#10 Beachway Breeze – Immaculate Executive Apartment

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

At a short 15-minute drive to Central Durban, this quiet single bedroom apartment for 2 comes with a private balcony, high speed internet and cable TV, and a relaxing Queen Size bed. Ideal locality for the solo travellers, business travellers and couples.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“If you’re travelling to Durban and in need of a great base for Durban North or Durban at large, then Beachway Breeze is the place! 15 minutes by car gets you to Central Durban, Durban beaches and Umhlanga Rocks and everything in between. Explore at will! Beachway Breeze is the perfect place to unwind after a long day at work or exploring.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Washer | Air conditioning | TV | Iron | Essentials | Free parking on premises | Breakfast | Kitchen | Microwave

Guest Reviews

“Best place, great host, it’s exactly what you see in the picture ✨” – Thembeka
“Amazing host, amazing place , can’t wait to go back ⭐️” – Khwezi
“The place was very stylish and sparkling clean. Janice was an amazing host, very quick in her responses and attending to our request. Exceeded all our expectations.” – Nosbusiso
“A beautiful, tranquil, clean and amazing experience with one of the most thoughtful hosts in the world. A peace of mind with a splendid setup” – Azande
“Janice is an wonderful host. Her apartment is really amazing with thoughtful touches to make you feel at home. Highly recommend her place to stay.” – Cliffe

#11 Ocean’s Edge Umdloti

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $160 per night, airbnb.com

Our pick for the perfect sea-front getaway for large families or just groups of friends wanting a great time out! This stunning ultra-modern, super clean listing for six guests provides awesome avenues to relax, a terrific terrace with wooden flooring and lots of seating, and splendid panoramic views from the lounge.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Charming accommodation to soothe your soul! Ocean’s Edge offers self catering air conditioned stylish accommodation on the beach and is situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac. This beach house is split level and accommodate 4 people upstairs in the main house and 2 people downstairs in a studio with small kitchenette.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Essentials | Hot water | Crib | Coffee maker | Beachfront | Garden or backyard | High chair | Free parking on premises | Washer | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“An incredible stay. Close enough to restaurants and shops to feel the vibe but far enough away to completely unwind. The house feels like in in a cocoon, sailing at sea – the view, the amenities, everything was outstanding.” – Grant
“Wow. What a fabulous house and a wonderful host. Couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity it gave us to spend quality time together as a family be it cooking, eating, ‘braaing’, basking in the sun in such a GORGEOUS spot. ” – Kharissa
“A very big thank you to a wonderful host, the house is beautiful and very clean. We had everything we needed and more, we felt at home and wished we had stayed a bit longer. ” – Victoria
“Expect to be blown away every day, the view, the beautiful space and cleanliness. Will definitely be returning back.” – Retsibile
“Breathtaking views on the beach. Esme is an excellent host. Zodwa is very helpful and keeps oceans edge immaculate. I would recommend this property for a beach break. ” – Stephen

#12 D3 Sea Lodge – Luxury Apartment At Umhlanga Rocks

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

Looking for the ultimate beach fun? We’ve got you covered with this stunning 3-bedroom super-luxury seaside apartment near Durban. Featuring a private garden, private beach access, and the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve nearby, you’re in for some great fun on the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Absolute luxury. 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom apartment with direct beach access. Lounge / Dining area. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, dryer & washing machine. Serviced daily. Private garden & barbecue. FREE Wi-Fi. Swimming pool. Free parking. Secure environment. Walking distance to restaurants, supermarkets, bars and coffee shops.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Washer | Dryer | Air conditioning | TV | Iron | Essentials | Hot water | Gym

Guest Reviews

“D3 sea lodge is very close to everything, the sea, shops, restaurants. We really loved it.” – David
“Great space for our small crew. Close to the beach and shops.” – Charles
“Beautiful place that is nice and quiet, close to amenities and shopping centre, Lekker.” – Douglas
“This place is as beautiful as the pictures.. it’s sparkling clean and peaceful. Love the direct access to the beach and the clean pool. Home away from home, we would definitely go back. Thank you Jack” – Keitumese
“Great location and a great host! The place has private access to the beach and is 5 minute walk from some great restaurants. Security was good and only 20 minutes from the airport.” – Simon
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