Where to stay during the conference
Voted as one of the top 10 family beach holiday cities in the world, Durban has a wide range of accommodation to suit everyone’s needs. Whether you want to be on the beachfront, in the city centre or in any of the nearby but distinctly different suburbs. Everywhere is relatively close to the ICC, the conference venue of COP17/CMP7.
Should you decide to stay on after the conference, there are many wonderful tourism destinations with accommodation that ranges from rustic to exclusive 5-star.
City and beach accommodation
In the city centre, you will find a choice of hotel accommodation ranging from budget or family-friendly, to five-star.
Along the beachfront there are many three- to four-star hotels as well as self-catering units that have wonderful views over the beach and the Indian Ocean.
The tranquil suburbs
“Local is lekker [nice]” as they say in South Africa. You can live like a local Durbanite by staying in one of the suburbs that surround the city. Each has its own distinct character that is also reflected in the restaurants and shops in the area. Glenwood and Morningside are interesting and vibrant options. Or you could head north across the Umgeni River to Durban North, La Lucia, Umhlanga and many others. Choices of accommodation range from ultra-luxurious boutique hotels to warm family-run B&Bs, and self-catering apartments.
The ocean calls
Seaside towns up and down the coast also have accommodation options to suit every budget. If you're a golf fanatic, you might choose to stay at a coastal golf resort and combine your enjoyment of the beach with a few rounds on the links. Or you might be looking for a little cottage by the beach or an opportunity to be pampered at a luxury spa. You'll find all of these and more along Durban's north and south coasts.
If you’d prefer to go for the most basic accommodation, you'll find a wide range of well-serviced camp or caravan parks dotted along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline and inland. Some offer caravan and tent hire.
In the wild
If you can tear yourself away from COP17/CMP7 or are staying on for a few days after the conference, then you should definitely spend time in a game reserve. Our game reserves offer accommodation right in the bush, to give you a uniquely African experience. Wake up to the sound of wild animals prowling close by or grazing just footsteps away, go on game drives or guided walks. You can enjoy everything from five-star pampering, to self-catering accommodation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To find and book accommodation for your stay in Durban during the COP17/CMP7 conference, contact www.cop17accommodation.com.
Should you wish to explore KwaZulu-Natal, contact KZN Tourism on www.zulu.org.za to make a booking in a game reserve, in the mountains.or somewhere else in the midst of nature.
You’ll also be able to find maps, activities and a whole lot of other information on things to do in the province.