Guest House in Durban
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Best Bed and Breakfast with Great Hosts and Guests
Professional Accommodation in Durban
Hosting Guests like yourself for more than 15 Years
Look no more for Durban Accommodation. A great alternative to Hotel accommodation in Durban - you have just found one of Durban's popular GuestHouse / bed and breakfast to stay and make your accommodation home.
You are looking for clean, cheap (reasonably priced), professional, accredited accommodation, with friendly folk and sound bed and a good breakfast. Look no further - you have arrived at your destination.
Centrally located within the Durban (Ethekwini) region, from Umhlanga in the North to the Bluff area in the South.
Our accommodation rates are reasonable and affordable. Priced per person per night and we will even include in a free Breakfast. No extra charges for parking, wifi or valet - its all included.
Dont delay - book your accommodation in Durban here today - Rooms are limited so first come first served.
There are many things to do in and around Durban. Here is list of some of them that are close to Honeycomb Guest House.
Riverside Bird Park
Moses Mahabida Stadium
KingsPark Stadium - Home of the Sharks
The Golden Mile Beachfront
Golf Courses - Durban Country/Beachwood/Windsor/Mt Edgecom/Zimbali
ICC - International Convention Centre
Durban Exhibition Centre
Ushaka Marine World
Umhlanga Rocks Hospital
Many Restuarants/clubs/coffee shops in the area
Virgin Active Gyms
Olive Convention Centre
Shopping at Gateway/La Lucia/Pavilion/Workshop
Craft Markets at Essenwood/Golden Hours/Ballito/Beachfront/Stables
Greyville Race Course
Durban is situated in the Province of KZN Natal in South Africa.
This city enjoys year round excellent weather, warm waters of the Indian Ocean, magic beaches and tropical vegetation. Durban has something to offer everyone. If you love lying on the beach, then pick your spot of sand. There is miles to chooses from. This starts just 2Kms down from Honeycomb Guest House.
If you play golf, book a round at the world renowned golf courses of the Durban Country Club or at Mount Edgecomb. Durban is known as the sports capital of the world and hosts various international contests, including test cricket at the Kingsmead cricket Stadium and Rugby matches at The Kingspark Stadium. Soccer can be found at the Moses Mahbida stadium built for the 2010 Soccer world cup. Many other sports are catered for.
Durban is an ideal base from which to explore the game reserves and the Drakensberg Mountains. Both destinations are only a few hours drive away. Hluhluwe Game Reserve is a relatively short 3 hour drive up the North Coast.
The International Convention Centre (ICC) is the venue for many conferences and events. Music concerts, shows and exhibitions. The ICC is situated at the end our road a couple of Kms away.
Durban, the second biggest city in South Africa is a melting pot of Eastern, Western and different African Cultures, Traditions, Religions and Languages. Each one living in harmony, with an overall goal of ensuring the continued existence of the New South Africa. Here you will see the true South African interaction of the Rainbow Nation.
Just North of the Durban Metropolis, over the Umgeni River lies the playground of Honeycomb Guest House, in the upmarket suburb of Durban North. This area lies a short distance between the CBD of Durban and Umhlanga Rocks. Durban North is one of the most sought after suburbs in Natal due to its location and proximity to a large number of venues and places of interest, which include shopping malls, beaches, museums, gardens and parks, casino's, business centres, conference centres and facilities, sporting activities, stadiums and golf courses to name a few attractions and reasons for being here in this part of the World.
Other interesting visits in the Durban area would include the Umgeni Bird Park, Ushaka Marine WorldCrocodile Park and Raptor displays. In you like water there is the Gateways Wavepool, Beach Pools, KingsPark Swimming Pool, Surf in great waves, Kitesurf, Jetski, Canoe up the Umgeni, Paddleski in great waters and then go diving with the sharks. Go deep sea fishing or just stay on the shore, take a trip round the harbour or out to sea. Visit the Game Parks at Hluhluwe or Imfalozi or the nature reserves at Kloof, The Bluff, Paradise Valley, Palmiet, New Germany, North Park, The Hawaan Forest, and Durban Norths own Beachwood Mangrove swamps or stay fishy and visit the Sharks Board for an educational and interesting time or take in a dolphin and whale watching expedition. Take to sky's on a helicopter tour, a microlight adventure or a paragliding experience. Plan your trip from Durban North.
The region can be classified as warm-hot in that temperatures thoughout winter are mild with night times temperatures between 0-12 deg. c and day time temperatures averaging between 20 and 28 deg.c with 85% sunshine, yes, that's in winter.
Most regions have low rainfall, mostly in the summer (with the exception of the Western Cape) with late afternoon showers quite common. temperatures in summer will vary between 28-38 deg.c on average during the day time and dropping to 15-25 deg. c at night. Moderate and extremely confortable almost the whole year rouund with the exception of an occasional colder spell during winter, particilarly in the highland areas.
Sunny South Africa as it is ioften known has a climate that makes it one of the best year-round destinations in the world. Most areas enjoy a summer rainfall with occasional afternoon thunderstorms, these can be spectacular to see. Snow sometimes occurs, especially on the mountain peaks of Lesotho and the Drakensberg. Some areas have such mild winters, that visitors will never guess it's winter at all.
South Africa boasts world-class transport infrastructure, telecommunications, banking, medical and tourism facilities. Accommodation caters for all needs and is accredited by the national Tourism Grading Council, which upholds very high standards. Cell phone service providers abound for either the short term hire of a local mobile phone and number or to assist with international roaming facilities.
This is made up of a combination of traditional Hotels; Bed and Breakfast or Guest House style accommodation and the rental of private holiday homes or villa's from private owners.
BY CAR - The region, and in particular South Africa, has an extremely good road infrastructure linking all major cities on good tar roads. Secondary tar roads between smaller areas support the main roads, these are usually tar but in some cases gravel based, suitable for all normal vehicles. Vehicle travel in all South African game parks is sufficuent for normal vehicles, if you are planning to visit parks in the surrounding states it is suggested you find out more information as an off-road vehicle might be required. All international car hire companies are represented.
BY AIR - From the major airports, the whole region is serviced by an efficient airline infrastructure to airports at Bloemfontein; East London; Kimberly; Port Elizabeth and George in South Africa and Maun (Botswana); Walvis Bay (Namibia). Vehicle hire can be arranged at all airports. Advance booking is recommended for both car hire and air travel,.
BY BUS - An efficient iner-city bus grid exists between the main centres and along key routes. The smaller towns are not adequately or comfortably serviced by bus.
The electricity supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 HZ.
Non-residents are permitted to drive with a driving licence issued and valid in their own country, provided it bears the photograph and signature of the holder and is in English. If your drivers licence does not meet these requirements, an international driver's licence is required. Driving is on the left and the wearing of seatbelts is compulsory.
PEOPLE & LANGUAGE
English is commonly understood throughout the region.
In South Africa, diverse people and cultures combine to make the Rainbow Nation colourful. Population groups include the majority Nguni (incl. Zulu, Xhosa, Swazi); Sotho-Tswana; Tsonga; Venda; Afrikaners; English; Coloureds; Indians; Khoi and San; and immigrants from Africa, Europe and Asia. The majority religion is Christian, but freedom of worship is guaranteed by the Constitution. There are 11 official languages, including English. Most South Africans are multi-lingual and English is fairly widely spoken, notably in urban centres.
Malaria is found in Mozambique; Botswana; Northern Namibia. In South Africa it is only in the Lowveld of Mpumalanga (incl. the Kruger National Park) and Limpopo (north-eastern areas and near the Zimbabwean and Mozambican borders) and on the Maputaland coast of KwaZulu-Natal (north-east as far south as the Tugela River). Malaria risk is highest October-May. Although the incidence of malaria is rare, it would be best to take adequate precautions if you choose to visit these areas. In addition to malaria prophylaxis, insect repellants and mosquito nets can be effective. Medical facilities equal the best in the world and in many medical disciplines, South Africa is a global leader. A large network of hospitals offer excellent service, but make sure you have adequate health insurance.
Most parts of South and Southern Africa can be described as very safe provided that basic, common sense, good practice is applied, this will include the rules that should apply when one travels in any unknown country.
Modern shopping malls, arts & crafts routes and markets, flea markets and informal vendors provide a wide variety of goods, curios, and shopping experiences. South Africa's fashion, gold and diamond jewellery, and art are sought-after. As are the traditional handcrafted items such as Zulu beadwork; carved chessboards; painted ostrich eggs; colourful woven baskets, handbags and soft furnishings; mohair or sisal rugs; traditional wooden masks and carvings; pottery and leather items. And don't forget the world-renowned Cape wines, exotic fruit liqueurs, brandy, rooibos tea, dried fruit, biltong (dried meat snacks) and chutney.
Tipping is common practice in South Africa for a range of services. In restaurants the accepted standard is around 10% of the bill, although sometimes a gratuity will be included (often in the case of a large party). Barmen are tipped a similar percentage.
Petrol stations are manned by attendants who do not expect a tip for filling up with petrol. Hotel porters should be tipped. It is also appropriate to tip taxi drivers and tour guides.
If you park a car in a populated area such as near a shopping centre, street security guards will usually ask whether they can watch over your car and in return should be paid a small fee. This is not obligatory and many people do not believe they should be there in the first place and see them as glorified beggers
For general visa information go to: http://home-affairs.pwv.gov.za/visas.asp
For visa types go to: www.home-affairs.gov.za/services_foreigners.asp?asptopic=visas
For consular information go to: www.dfa.gov.za
Extracts for portion of these pages kindly supplied by South African Tourism.