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Address: Durban, South Africa
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Lovely beaches and beach front

This a long walk next to the Durban Indian Ocean with breathtaking views. Along your walk you will see some of the local arts and crafts, play parks for children . The beach has... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This a long walk next to the Durban Indian Ocean with breathtaking views. Along your walk you will see some of the local arts and crafts, play parks for children . The beach has designated areas to swim and enjoy the beach. There are lovely gardens next too the beach for a picnic.

Thank NHaacke
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The beach is the best You can swim You can run You can ride bicycle Enjoy the area with your kids There is a skate board park I have not seen such beauty

Thank Ahmed J
Manchester, UK
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is the 7th visit here..and each time I see it..I see more and more rides being left in states of disuse and disrepair, so that now..in 2017...there are hardly any rides or amusements still working... The cable car is working...but is sooo jerky in use..that it is now uncomfortable to ride on... The paved area is used more by... More 

Thank Nyetsi
Durban, South Africa
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78 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Here young and old are welcome. You can run, cycle and walk all along the beach for a long distance. It is clean, friendly, you can see security along the way here and there. We felt very safe. If you get tired, there are take always and restaurants where you can trap a bite or something to drink or even... More 

Thank 798joeyv
Cape Town
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406 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Went here after the Xmas and New Years rush. The promenade is still pristine and picturesque. Was a rainy day so was quiet, not sure how it would be now if it was sunny. Still seems like a great sea side holiday location.

Thank TravelFeetZA
The Hague, The Netherlands
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214 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We came here during the Christmas season, which is quite busy. We visited uShaka and afterwards walked to Joe Cools. No problems at all and we felt very safe. Nice beaches and swimming pools, all bustling with life. When you park here you can give your car key to the resident parking guy, all quite safe. The waves for body... More 

1 Thank Pimmetje_7
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My favourite waking stretch from Suncoast to Ushaka. Well paved and exercise friendly. Safe with regular security patrols. Like any big city, avoid walking with valuables such as camera's, jewellery etc. I usually go to the Circus Circus food outlet for a healthy snack.

Thank Sewpersads
Durban, South Africa
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213 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

A lovely place to spend time, take photos, swim, exercise, buy food and enjoy life. Many persons use this area to exercise and relax without incident. However, as a local photographer in the area I would caution against walking with visible valuables (cameras / neck chains / watches / handbags); especially at dusk & dawn between North Beach and South... More 

Thank Andrew_Durban460
Johannesburg, South Africa
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97 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I really love the golden mile. It has some of the best swimming spots in South Africa. Always lifeguards present. Very safe. Police patrols all the time. Always buzzing with life and activity. Hire a bike or variety of other options available to enjoy a ride on the golden mile. Many delicious food options available to cater for all tastes.... More 

Thank Muhammed777
Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The views are stunning but pity that the area attracts a bad crowd. Too many beggars and criminals make it a no go area. Police are in no position to control the number of people and loiterers. Which results in dirt and crime being rife. Pity though as this place has great potential.

Thank Mr_MJO

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