Durban is one of the major cities in South Africa and a great place for a family vacation for South Africans and foreigners alike. If you are flying to or from Durban International Airport late at night or very early in the morning, staying at one of the many options for accommodation near King Shaka Airport may be a good idea. If you’re wondering what your options for accommodation near King Shaka Airport are, you can find out in this article.
International flights typically arrive at Johannesburg’s International Airport or Cape Town International Airport. You can learn more about the OR Tambo Airport hotels or hotels near Cape Town International.
Accommodation in King Shaka Airport
There are no options for accommodation inside the King Shaka Airport.
Your best accommodation options when travelling to and from this airport are the hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts and self-catering accommodations in the areas surrounding the airport.
This means that guests would either have to arrange for a shuttle to and from the airport or rent a car from one of the many car rental facilities at King Shaka Airport to make the short drive to their accommodation, typically less than a 20-minute drive.
Perhaps you prefer getting to Durban by bus? Here are your options to travel by bus from Johannesburg to Durban.
The Best Accommodation Near King Shaka Airport
Our preferred options for accommodation near King Shaka Airport are:
- Hotel accommodation near King Shaka Airport: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban Umhlanga Ridge
- Closest accommodation near King Shaka Airport: Villa la Mercy Guest Suite
- King Shaka Airport Accommodation for larger families or groups: Coral Reef, 228 South Beach Road
Options for accommodation near King Shaka Airport
Let’s explore the guest houses, self-catering apartments and hotels near the King Shaka International Airport.
The following map shows the location of these accommodation options relative to the King Shaka Airport.
The following table shows a summary of the accommodation near King Shaka Airport with links to make a booking.
|Accommodation||Rating||Price||Click link to book!|
|Eden Rose Manor||8.5/10||$$||Book here|
|Grace’s Sanctuary||8.7/10||$||Book here|
|Villa la Mercy Guest Suite||9.5/10||$$$||Book here|
|Coral Reef, 228 South Beach Road||7.9/10||$$$$||Book here|
|Villa La Mercy Maisonette||9.5/10||$$$||Book here|
|La-Peng Guest House||9.3/10||$$||Book here|
|Greenfire Dolphin Coast Lodge||9.2/10||$$||Book here|
|Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban Umhlanga Ridge||8.5/10||$$$||Book here|
Eden Rose Manor
Rating: 8.5/10 with 280 reviews
Eden Rose Manor is a sustainable bed-and-breakfast in the La Mercy area of King Shaka Airport. Guests can arrange a paid airport shuttle service to and from King Shaka Airport.
Eden Rose Manor is located 1,6 km from La Mercy Beach. Guests share a kitchen and can access a sun terrace with sea views. Guests can play billiards and use the property’s barbecue/braai facilities.
The Manor has free parking, free Wi-Fi and caters for disabled guests. The property has air-conditioned rooms with basic kitchen facilities, including a kettle and fridge. Some units have a seating area and/or a balcony.
Guests are spoiled with various breakfast options, including a full English/Irish or vegetarian breakfast. Guests can order a packed lunch from the Manor, should they wish to spend the day exploring the local sights or the beach.
As the crow flies, Grace’s Sanctuary is the closest option for accommodation near King Shaka Airport. This guest house is in the La Mercy area, only 2.7km from La Mercy Beach.
At this guest house, guests can access free parking and a garden. They offer double rooms and family rooms, some with kitchenettes. The property has a terrace for guests’ enjoyment. Rooms have a fridge for guests to use and free Wi-Fi and Netflix.
Guest rated the guest house highly for comfort, quality, service and cleanliness.
Villa la Mercy Guest Suite
Rating: 9.5/10 with 28 reviews.
Villa La Mercy Guest Suite is located near King Shaka Airport in the area of La Mercy.
One of the best things about a stay at this apartment is that guests will never have load shedding or water outages!
This self-catering apartment is just 1.8 km from La Mercy Beach. When staying here, guests can access a garden, barbecue/braai facilities, an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and free parking.
The apartment features one bedroom, bathroom, dining area and fully-equipped kitchen. It has a TV with satellite channels, and guests can enjoy garden views from the apartment’s terrace.
Guests gave the apartment near-perfect scores for a comfortable stay, cleanliness and value for money.
Coral Reef, 228 South Beach Road
Rating: 7.9/10 with 26 reviews
Coral Reef is the perfect accommodation option near King Shaka Airport for larger families or groups of people travelling together. It boasts air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor pool, a patio, and a lake view.
Guests can access free private parking and walk 90 metres to get to La Mercy Beach.
The property has a 24-hour reception desk. Guests can use a lift to get to the apartment.
The apartment has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and a terrace with sea views. Smoking is not allowed in this allergy-free apartment. Guests can also relax or have a picnic in the garden.
Guests rated the location and cleanliness of this apartment high.
Villa La Mercy Maisonette
Rating: 9.5/10 with 14 reviews
Villa La Mercy Maisonnette is an apartment near Durban’s King Shaka International Airport.
The apartment has an outdoor swimming pool, gardens that guests can use as a picnic area and a terrace.
Villa La Mercy Maisonette offers free Wi-FI and beautiful views of the ocean. There is free secure parking.
The apartment has one bedroom with a bathroom and kitchen.
Guests’ highest ratings for this apartment are comfort, service and cleanliness.
Book a night at Villa La Mercy Maisonette on Agoda.
La-Peng Guest House
Rating: 9.3/10 with 8 reviews.
The La-Peng Guest House is on the Dolphin Coast near King Shaka Airport.
The rooms at La-Pang are elegant, with wooden floors. The rooms have a terrace or balcony with views of the Indian Ocean.
La-Peng’s rooms are air-conditioned with a ceiling fan, a bar fridge and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Take note – not all rooms have private bathrooms.
La-Peng services a daily continental breakfast. The property has barbecue/braai facilities and many restaurants nearby.
Guests can enjoy the tranquil gardens at La-Peng. Pet lovers can meet the two cats and the dog living at the property.
Guests’ highest ratings for this apartment are its comfort, service and location.
Greenfire Dolphin Coast Lodge
Rating: 9.2/10 with 21 reviews.
This lodge is further from the King Shaka Airport than the La Mercy accommodation options. It is on the Dolphin Coast, north of Durban.
The lodge has fantastic views of the Indian Ocean.
The rooms at the lodge are perfect for a modern vacation and offer sea views from their balconies.
Guests can enjoy the shared lounge and terrace near the lodge’s outdoor pool. There is free Wi-Fi access at the lodge.
Guests’ highest ratings for this apartment are its comfort, service and location.
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban Umhlanga Ridge
Rating: 8.5/10 with 2198 reviews.
Driving a little further may be worth it for travellers who want a hotel to stay at. Guests can find the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban Umhlanga Ridge opposite the Wavehouse and the Gateway Theatre of Shopping.
This hotel has views of Chris Saunders Park. Each room has a seating area, a work desk and a tea/coffee maker.
Guests can have all their meals at the hotel. The hotel has a deck that overlooks its tranquil garden.
The hotel has a rooftop swimming pool and fitness centre.
Guests’ highest ratings for this hotel are for its location and cleanliness.
Are there attractions close to the accommodation near Durban Airport?
Yes, many attractions are near the accommodation options listed in this article.
Read more about KwaZulu-Natal’s attractions here!
The city of Durban is an excellent place for the whole family needing the perfect beach holiday. It offers a variety of attractions for young and old visitors. Some of the most popular places to visit near the city centre of Durban include:
- uShaka Marine World, a world-class aquarium and water park.
- Moses Mabhida Stadium, a stadium used during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
- Durban botanic gardens
- Victoria Street Market
- Durban’s Golden Mile
- Umhlanga Lighthouse
- Kings Park Stadium
- Suncoast Casino