Where to stay in Durban
Self-catering furnished accommodation in Durban. Conveniently located live-work rentals for travelers, academics (sabbaticals or pre- and post-doc students) or as a base to do business in this maritime South African city. View these four top Durban rental options now by clicking through to the links, below. Quiet neighborhood block. Secure. Book in for one week or several months.
Glenwood-Berea rentals Durban
Check out these super-convenient Durban accommodation options in Glenwood-Berea. Short-term and long-term options. The top-floor condo is a full self-contained apartment. All are listed on AirBnB with pictures (click on the links below for full details and pictures).
1: See Artsy Afrique top-floor conveniently located condo on AirBnB. Mention you saw the listing on this website or connect via this website. This 1.5 bed top-floor condo is fully furnished and conveniently located for University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College; for ARHI (and the Nelson Mandela Medical School); for Caprisa, for the Durban-Westville campus and for the Durban University of Technology.
2: This is extra-large with its own “lounge” area. See Retro meets Africa: live-work-explore Durban. The size of a studio apartment, it has its own enclosed porch area with comfy Morris chairs for loung/ing or studying, afternoons, in the sunshine (afternoon sun windows). Quiet. African-themed with hints of Europe and the Far East. Queen bed option for long stays. Same location as Artsy Africa but downstairs where three safe, convenient and well-appointed large live-work self-catering units are made available. Big double shared kitchen. Two baths. Great for doing business in Durban, for international students or a long-term adult live-work-share.
3: The large, safe, homely and comfortable room was recently home, for three-and-a-half years, to UKZN doctoral student (graduate) who is now in San Francisco doing post-doc research. See The Idler Durban named for the gorgeous wooden antique bed (with new mattress and super-comfy) that once belonged to the grandfather of Durban’s best-known newspaper columnist.
Paul, writing from San Francisco, says: “I lived at (address) for three years 10 months during my studies at UKZN. The property is well-suited for the Durban lifestyle and for anyone looking for a good, quiet and convenient work-live space. There are malls—Musgrave Centre and Davenport square—that are a 10-15 minute walk away. St Agustines’ hospital is just around the corner (three minutes’ walk) in case someone requires emergency medical attention. Not to forget the Kwik Spar at the corner, which closes around 9pm, so even if someone works late, they are pretty much covered. For those who are not driving, the apartment is just a block from the N3 so easy access to the famous Durban (SA) taxis to the city centre or the beach to enjoy a stroll (or a run by the Promenade). There are also Myna buses that one catch on the next street (Che Guevara/Moore Road). Uber of course too and Uber rides, because of the convenient location, are cost effective to most destinations
“Security at (address) is excellent. Each tenant has key to the gates which are locked 24/7, all the doors and windows have grills to keep off any intruder and the entire street has a neighbourhood watch WhatsApp group to keep tabs with any strange/suspicious happenings on the street.
“What made me enjoy my stay most at the property is the lady owner, Wanda Hennig. She is very lovely and hospitable, does not come up with unexpected ‘things to do as a tenant’ once you stick to the terms of the agreement, which are pretty straight forward. She writes and reads, a lot! No wonder she maintains such a quiet, friendly facility. I highly recommend (address) for anyone visiting Durban for studies or just to enjoy a quiet friendly and easily accessible place to stay in. And Wanda, is the best hostess, she knows nearly everything happening in Durban, especially her forte: the culinary scene, the arts and music. So, feel welcome.” —Regards, Paul.
4: For a smaller but still spacious, large and lovely live-work or vacation retreat or live-work space, check out The Write Place, super-popular with travelers to the city who want a cozy comfy retreat to write or study in or to use as a base to explore the city of Durban.
All four of these great Durban rentals are walking distance to both Musgrave and Davenport centres, to the Durban University of Technology and to St Augustine hospital. A short drive to Entabeni Hospital. Less than 10 minutes by vehicle to the ICC (Durban International Convention Centre) and 10 minutes by Uber to or Bolt to North Beach. Convenient for AHRI, CAPRISA, the Nelson Mandela Medical School, downtown Durban and the City Hall and lots more.
All these rentals, which are in a small well-maintained residential block in a cul de sac with a good neighborhood watch, include excellent WiFi, twice-a-week floor and bathroom service and I hope everything you will need to walk in, unwind, relax and feel at home. Stay with locals. Be a real Durbanite! You can email me via my website or connect via AirBnB.