Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Durban, South Africa
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It lies 600kms South of the Tropic of Capricorn at latitude 28o South (approximately the same as Brisbane) and 30o east.
- Johannesburg: 600
- Cape Town: 1600
- Pietermaritzburg: 80
- Harare: 1000
- Lusaka: 1200
- New York: 13000
- London: 9000
- Sydney: 7000
Durban's proximity to the warm Mozambique current ensures an equable, sub-tropical climate. Summers (Nov - Mar) are characterized by sultry days with occasional thunder showers while winters (May - Oct) are normally dry, sunny and balmy.
- Mean summer temperatures: 24oC / 74oF Minimum: 20oC
- Mean winter temperatures: 19oC/ 66oF Minimum: 9oC
- Annual rainfall: 1000mm.
Proximity to Major Attractions:
The major game reserves are within 3 - 4 hours drive from Durban. The Kruger National Park is approximately 7-8 hours drive. The Drakensberg mountains are 2-3 hours drive.