Situated on Durban's famous Golden Mile, within five minutes of the city centre, the Protea Hotel Edward (Durban) heralds a time of Victorian elegance. This historic Hotel has played host to Princes and Presidents, Field Marshals, millionaires and movie stars since 1911.
Whether you are travelling for business or leisure purposes, the Hotel is well placed within the Durban golden triangle. It links the Suncoast Casino, uShaka Marine World and the International Convention Centre (ICC). The 4–Star Edward is an elegant and comfortable springboard from which to explore the rich Zulu culture and game reserves of KwaZulu Natal.
The sea views from most of the well-appointed rooms of the Hotel, the personalized service on offer and the sub-tropical climate combine to offer you a luxurious holiday experience. For good meals in a relaxed setting, sample the delights of the 120 seater Brasserie Restaurants' a la carte menu, or enjoy the buffet treats.
The nearby uShaka Marine World offers dolphin shows, seal shows, penguin presentations, shark dives, ray feeds and so much more.
This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.
Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .
Durban is the largest city in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. It is a very popular holiday destination for South Africans and foreigners alike, partly for its array of tourist attractions and entertainment venues but primarily because of its sub-tropical climate and beaches. The main tourism activity in Durban is spending time on the beach.
The main beachfront area in Durban (one of South Africa's top 20 tourist attractions) is known as the Golden Mile. It contains a high concentration of hotel and holiday apartment blocks. The Durban beach experience is special with a paved promenade, high-rise hotels and holiday apartment blocks, restaurants, bars and the uShaka Marine World.
Umhlanga Rocks in KwaZulu-Natal is a very popular medium-sized beach resort town, which for all practical purposes is part of greater Durban but has a much more laid-back family atmosphere. The town has hotels and holiday apartment blocks right on the beach, as well as the huge Gateway Mall a few kilometres inland.