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85 Marine Parade, Durban, 4001, South Africa
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Weather/Humidity in Durban

by melancoli

We are planning a 3 week holiday in Pennington in January/Feb 2010. Have heard that it is very wet and humid at this time of year, is this true and could we still have a good holiday?

Re: Weather/Humidity in Durban

by MichaelDovey

This is peak season in Durban, and the humidity is high, as it is basically the middle of summer. Unlike cape Town in the rainy season, it rains and stops, and does not go on for days. It is a tropical climate, so it is usually quick downpours, with Februaries official avaerage rainfall being 114mm.

You should have a great holiday



Re: Weather/Humidity in Durban

by melancoli

Thank you so much Mike. We are thinking of staying at the Selbourne Golf Hotel, do you have any knowledge of this place?

Re: Weather/Humidity in Durban

by ricky52

Due to extreme climatic changes the World is experiencing at the moment, trying to predict the weather can be difficult because of local, on the day variations.
Most places now are seeing weather conditions well outside the norm.
The information below should be used as a guide only.

Here is the average weather for Durban for this time of year.
Enjoy your holiday.

High 81f / 27c
Low 68f / 20c
Rain 5.60in / 141.0mm
Rain days 16
Hours of sun 6
Daylight hours 14
UV level 11 = Extreme
Humidity = Moderate
Sea temp 79f / 26c

High 81f / 27c
Low 68f / 20c
Rain 4.60in / 117.0mm
Rain days 14
Hours of sun 7
Daylight hours 13
UV level 11 = Extreme
Humidity = Moderate
Sea temp 79f / 26c

Re: Weather/Humidity in Durban

by MichaelDovey

Hi Melanie

It is really great, especially if you play golf, as the hotel is on the golf estate of a really great golf course.Web address is If I can help with anything further, just drop me an e-mail.

Re: Weather/Humidity in Durban

by JohanIsWeg

More than likely your mornings will be glorious sunshine with spectacular later afternoon summer thunder or "electrical" storms. At night, the stars will shine brightly again.

Travel Tips for Durban

Nights in White Satin song by a talented young man

by Waalewiener

One of the things I liked a lot about Durban was the atmosphere that was present in the indoor Shopping centre The Workshop
While the rest of my group was looking & shopping I heard one of my favorite songs being played and song by a talented musican
Nights in White Satin I love that song .
This one man band ,the young man did a great job. Also the great sidewalk stalls with all their Crafts and wood carvings etc

Durban 'fan fest' venue for the World Cup

by CatherineReichardt

For those who don't have tickets to some or all of the games, today's Sunday Times also provides the following update on 'fan fests' (free viewing zones) around the company. Note that in addition to these 'official fan fests', there will also be other fan zones such as the MTN fan zones, for which entrance will be charged (and where facilities such as parking and food/drink outlets will be more formalised)
Follow this link:

"More than 260000 soccer enthusiasts who cannot attend World Cup games need not worry - they will be accommodated at 10 official "fan fests" around the country. Entrance to these facilities will be free, and fans are encouraged to come early to enjoy the entertainment.
The venues will operate on match days.
Durban is hosting the only beach fan fest for 25000 enthusiasts. It will be open from 11.30am to 11pm from June 11-21, from 2pm to midnight from June 22-29 and for the quarter-final, and from 5pm to midnight for the semi-final and final. Three park-and-ride facilities will operate daily."



Capture fiery sunsets from the game viewing deck suspended over South Africa’s bushveld, or relax in your private sitting room while observing an abundance of birdlife in the trees surrounding this safari lodge and animals in the valley below.

Delicious Pan-African cuisine is served to you in the dining area under hand-wrought chandeliers, on the Lodge's exclusive deck or enjoyed in the privacy of your suite. Phinda is renowned for excellent cuisine served in adventurous bush clearings under the African night sky.

Comprising of 15000 ha of pristine African bushveld situated in one of Africa's most ecologically diverse regions bordering the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park.

Phinda comprises seven distinct habitats which shelter an abundance of wildlife including the Big 5 and over 380 bird species, ensuring exceptional game viewing opportunities.


by cleocat about John Dory's

Beautiful setting. On the Wilson's wharf with a view over the harbour and the boats. Big outisde covered deck. Two years ago we were at another restaurant in the same area, in the middle of winter and sat outside on the deck.

Wide variety of seafood, from crayfish to normal fish and chips. Also steak etc for the kid who doesn't eat fish. Three of us had calamari and it was excellent. I had a sudden need for creamed spinach and although it did't come standard with the calamari the waiter organized a plate of spinach. Gary had Trout with a spinach and mushroom filling and he loved it. Calamari cooked to perfection. Anyday as good as Sagres in Mozambique. See my Mozambique page.

Queen Victoria Statue

by mvtouring

The British influence is strong in South Africa, but here in KwaZulu Natal it is stronger than elsewhere in the country. In order to pay tribute to the British Throne, a statue of Queen Victoria has been errected here and can still be seen today in the gardens together with statues of Winston Churchill and others.


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