Phefumula Beach Resort

1 Cowry Drive, Elysium, Durban, 4185, South Africa
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Durban in June

by sobenna

hello all,
I will be visitng Durban in June for the first time.
I have two questions:
WHich sights do you suggest I visit?
What type of clothes do I bring? Is it going to be cold? like winter? hot?

RE: Durban in June

by Gillybob

My dad lives just outside Durban and he rarely gets to wear warm clothes even in winter. A light jacket for the odd cool night should be sufficient - depending on what temperatures you are used to. If you are closer to the coast, it will, of course, be cooler. Should be good weather though - n ot much rain.
Ushaka Aquarium is nice, although its quite new so the tanks still need some bedding in. Make sure you take a visit to the Valley of a Thousand Hills for some great scenery.
Have a great trip.

RE: RE: Durban in June

by Gerald_D

In winter, the KwaZulu-Natal coast is much warmer that the snowy Drakensberg to the interior. Maritzburg last week had frost when I was there.

RE: Durban in June

by Gerald_D

Durban in June is probably like Miami in December? Both tropical cities in their respective winters.

RE: RE: Durban in June

by Jenniflower

This kind of info is on Durban travel pages right here on VT too... have a look :)

RE: Durban in June

by vcom

Durban is pure beach town. Otherwise not much too see. Too bad you are going in June. Beaches are SUPER to swim during summers. If you want to sight see, go to Cape Town, J'burg.

Travel Tips for Durban

How should one dress?

by Jenniflower

Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling. Some ideas:

Light coloured clothing that doesnt absorb the sun as much as dark clothing. If you're going on safari, pack comfortable walking shoes and khaki, brown or beige casual clothes.

Long-sleeved shirts and trousers will help protect you against the sun and insect bites.

A cap/hat that covers your head and neck.

Long socks if you are going hiking (extra protection against snakes if you come across one).


Comfortable sandals and tackies/trainers/sneakers. Sun screen (Factor 35), headache tablets (from being in the car during the sun all day, may bring on a headache), and usual little things like some plasters for blisters, Tabard for the mossies (mosquitos), cotton wool, germolene etc. Your camera, with charger, and a SOUTH AFRICAN plug extension.

Bring along the best lens you can - a zoom lens will be needed as the animals are often in the distance and may only look like tiny specks in your photos when they are developed. Have a map of the area handy, plus a local bird, flower and tree book. For this you also need a pair of good quality binoculars

This is so that you don’t get lost, plus can appreciate all that’s around you that much more.

It is not just a place to sight-see, but a place to learn from too.


by LoriPori

The Croc Park had more than just crocodiles. They had a set-up of a Zulu Village, complete with grass huts. The village was high up a hill, overlooking the Indian Ocean. I crawled into one of these huts too and was amazed at how much room there was in it and how it felt warm and cozy inside, though a little stinky.

Durban's only revolving restaurant

by MikeAtSea about Roma Revolving Restaurant

The Italian owners are masters in their cuisine - or should I say cucina... :-) Besides stunning views on the 32nd floor high above the harbour and the city of Durban the food and beverage collection is stunning. The veal is great!

Dolphinarium and Aquarium

by ratherton

If you are fascinated by the underwater world then this is the place for you. The highlight is the Dolphin and Sea Lion shows which are great entertainment.

The other thing I enjoyed the most was the shark tank. In there, you will find raggies (rag-tooth), bull (or Zambezi) and a sawfish.

Suncoast Casino

by kentishgirl

This place is open 24 hours, it is well signposted and has pay secure parking within the grounds. It wouldn't usually appeal to me at all, but during my time in Durban I visited the casino complex various times.

There is a cheap and cosy cinema here which shows all the latest movies.

Out the front there is a clean pay to get on beach.

The casino consists of a huge foodcourt with some really good restaurants, we ate out here a few times, once was in a fish n chip shop place - very nice. The other time was in the huge buffet restaurant - on one particular night of the week it is really cheap, it's an all you can eat - delicious food, loads of choice and good service.


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 Phefumula Beach Resort

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Phefumula Beach Hotel Elysium

Address: 1 Cowry Drive, Elysium, Durban, 4185, South Africa