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The Bluff, Durban

The area on the Durban coastline known as Bluff or ‘The Bluff’ is home to seven suburbs to Brighton Beach, Grosvenor, King’s Rest, Ocean View, Fynnland, Treasure Beach and Wentworth. The Bluff is situated on Durban’s most prominent natural landmark – two ancient sand dunes on which most of the suburbs lie, offers top accommodation establishments for visiting tourists.

Previously purposed for navigational and military uses around the Durban Harbour, The Bluff is now a popular holiday destination, with extensive great accommodation and plentiful seaside recreation. The area is known for its abundant sea life, unspoilt beaches, sandy dunes, rock pools as well as a number of areas where you can enjoy water activities such as fishing, diving and surfing.

The Bluff is the ideal location for those, who want to enjoy the beauty and fun of the ocean without the stress of large crowds. It also forms a gateway to the South Coast and has many seaside resorts and fun attractions to visit.

This area offers total convenience as it is just a 20-minute drive from the City of Durban. You will find location such as the Durban Airport, the mashie miniature golf course and an 18-hole golf course, the yacht club, bird sanctuary and nature reserve.

With such a beautiful area you can imagine that there would be some beautiful accommodation offerings to enjoy during a visit. There are a number of resorts right by the ocean as well as bed & breakfast and self-catering guest houses and cottages to choose from.

Home, Food & Travel has compiled a list of some of the top accommodations in The Bluff. Have a look and see which one tickles your fancy.

Misty Blue Bed & Breakfast – Accommodation type: 4-star Bed & Breakfast

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With views of the Indian Ocean, Misty Blue Bed & Breakfast offers unsurpassed luxury and relaxation by the sea. The local beach is a mere stroll away and South African-created artwork adorns the walls of the building.

All rooms are decorated with a very high degree of furnishing. Space and comfort are very much evident. Cooling sea breezes can be enjoyed on the patio. Secure off-street parking is available as well as free Wi-Fi within the house.

Breakfast is included in your stay if you are staying in the main house. Having breakfast indoors or al-fresco can be arranged.

Telephone: 082 683 0774 Email: Make a reservation by clicking here. Find them by clicking here. Find out more here.

All Seasons B&B – Accommodation type: Bed & Breakfast

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A home away from home, the All Seasons B&B is ideally situated along the east coast od KwaZulu-Natal. The owners aim to provide their guests with the best that Durban has to offer so they can go home with a truly memorable experience.

This lovely accommodation is just a short walk from the beach, so you can enjoy breath-taking views of the ocean from your room. The city centre is just 20 minutes away so those with a desire to explore won’t have a problem.

Guests can enjoy a dip in the pool, braai facilities as well as the outdoor kitchen and loungers deck.

Telephone: 031 466 2923. Find them by clicking here. Find out more here.

Garvies Surf House – Accommodation type: Self-catering

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A tropical escape in Durban, Garvies Surf House offers 4-star accommodation right by the beautiful Garvies beach. Perched on this pristine, sandy beach, you can enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay while taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean.

This accommodation is ideal for surfers and ocean lovers as you can easily make your way to the beach. The house has a wooden deck where you can sit together with friends and sip on sundowners as you enjoy the Durban sunshine.

Telephone: 066 232 8435 Email: Find them by clicking here. Find out more here.

The Tides Inn – Accommodation type: Bed & Breakfast

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A home away from home, The Tides Inn is a relaxed, family-run Bed & Breakfast that offer beautiful ocean views and stylishly decorated rooms. Business or pleasure, you will find what you are looking for is within easy reach.

Their rooms are well suited to either families or the discerning businessman. All rooms have private access and are en-suite. Three rooms offer full ocean views, one offers a corner sea view and the other has no sea view, but is wheelchair- friendly.

Holidaymakers will rejoice knowing that The Tides Inn offers rock pool adventures, fishing, swimming and surfing right in its back yard, and myriad amenities nearby, such as a golf course and Virgin Active gym.

Telephone: 064 890 9374 Email: Make a reservation by clicking here. Find them by clicking here. Find out more by clicking here.

Hamelin Guest House – Accommodation type: Guest House

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Situated on the southern side of the harbour, Hamelin Guest House offers quality accommodation in a perfect environment for rest and rejuvenation. With the International Airport 40km away and Durban Central less than 14km away, this accommodation is also ideal for business travellers.

All rooms have double beds that can be rearranged as two single beds; all have en-suite shower and toilet facilities. Tea and coffee making facilities provided, all have a TV with DStv and also Wi-Fi. Executive Rooms are larger and harbour facing.

The southern coast beaches of Amanzimtoti and Kingsburgh are just a short trip away.

Telephone: 0314672521 Email: Make a reservation by clicking here. Find them by clicking here. To find out more click here.

The Boshoff Self Catering House – Accommodation type: Self-catering

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A family-managed guest house, The Boshoff Self Catering House offers a refuge of relaxation, tranquillity and genuine hospitality for all their guests. Not only does this accommodation offer a unique blend of sophistication and simplicity, it is also wheelchair friendly.

The house comes with three bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, separate bathroom with a toilet and a lounge area. Secure parking is available for three to four vehicles at a time and free Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the building.

Telephone: 082 416 9198 Email: Find them by clicking here. To find out more click here.

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Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

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So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

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