Riviera Hotel

127 Victoria Embankment Esplanade, Durban, 4001, South Africa
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66%

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11%
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  • Solo50
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self-catering accommadation for june/july (roughly 5 weeks)

by Chris_elliott57

hi
Me and my friend will be doing a medical elective in one of the hospitals in durban from 22 june for 5 weeks. We will be requiring a place to stay for this period. Ideally near the city centre. As we are both students the cheaper the better... but also safety is important. Can anyone recommend anywhere and perhaps rough prices?
Thanks

Re: self-catering accommadation for june/july (roughly 5 weeks)

by JohanIsWeg

I would definitely not recommend the city centre. Consider Durban North as an option. As an example, have a look at: http://www.durban-north.co.za/bodills.html

Not sure exactly what your requirements will be, but something like that may be what you're looking for.

Re: self-catering accommadation for june/july (roughly 5 weeks)

by Gerald_D

The city center doesn't sound like a logical choice for accommodation if you will be working at a hospital? Which hospital? (none in the city center that I am aware of)

Re: self-catering accommadation for june/july (roughly 5 weeks)

by Gerald_D

The nearest that I would go in the direction of the city center is the Musgrave / Berea / Essenwood area.

Re: self-catering accommadation for june/july (roughly 5 weeks)

by Chris_elliott57

Ah cheers... I think its most likely to be Addington hospital but also could be either mccord, or edwards. Is transport good in the city in the sense that travelling to the hospitals form anywhere in the city is easy enough to do?

Re: self-catering accommadation for june/july (roughly 5 weeks)

by Gerald_D

For Addington, look at staying in Durban North
for McCord, the Berea is the most convenient
for King Edward VIII, the Glenwood area is the most suitable

Durban North would be a bit problematic transport wise for King Edward VIII

Re: self-catering accommadation for june/july (roughly 5 weeks)

by Chris_elliott57

Ah thanks so much for the help... it is much welcomed!!
chris

Travel Tips for Durban

Visit the prestine beaches,...

by PeaceHavenSA

Visit the prestine beaches, Zulu culture centres, international port, etc, etc... Birds abound, for specialist and novist in this sub-tropical environment of over 300 species; from bush, vultures, raptures, sea, and tropical listed birds are found in abundance.

ABSA Stadium

by ratherton

I visited the ABSA Stadium to watch a friendly football (that's soccer to you yanks) match between South Africa and England.

The stadium was only a short bus ride from the hotel on the North Beach and the first thing we did was find a pub. We caught a taxi back after the game so I'm really not best qualified to discuss the location of the stadium in Durban.

What I will say is, that it was a fairly modern stadium, even by European standards and I've definitely visited worse in England (yes, I mean you Norwich !!!) Absolutely nothing, we were even given free beer !!!

BIRD SANCTUARY

by LoriPori

Native to Sub-Saharan Africa, this unusual bird with its bright blue feathers is a VULTERINE GUINEA FOWL. I had a hard time finding out what it was, so Glenn (BwanaBrown) came to my rescue and identified it for me. Thanks Glenn, you were right on about it being a Guinea Fowl.

Lots of fish!!!

by JackiKasner

It is great and loads of fun!!!
There is so much to do there, from water rides, the beach, the aquarium and even scuba- and shark diving. There are also dolphin- and seal shows which are really good.

The Town Hall

by MikeAtSea

Durban’s Town Hall is an exact replica of the town hall in Belfast. This building that replaced the old town hall opposite that is the Post Office today was built in the beginning of the 20th century and houses today the library and the mayors offices.

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