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de Charmoy Estate - Directions

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Our bed and breakfast accomodation is ideal for travellers as we are a five minute drive from Durban's King Shaka International Airport. 

 

If you are looking for a meeting or interview room or a small conference, we have 2 conference areas to suit your needs. For a conference centre with a difference conveniently located near King Shaka International Airport, contact us now for a quote. 

Aside from the sporting and entertainment attractions at the stadiums, at Moses Mabhida, there are two ways to get to the top of the 106m high arch. There’s the SkyCar ride for those who can’t wait to reach the top, and then there’s the Adventure Walk for those who are up for a bit of a workout.

 

Don't forget about the The Big Rush Big Swing which has been officially named the world’s tallest swing by the Guinness Book of Records since 14 May 2011. Not your average swing, the aptly named Big Swing allows you to take the thrilling leap swinging out into a massive 220m arc where you soar into the centre of the stadium.

Durban's beaches lie along a stretch of golden sand known locally as the Golden Mile (28.5 km's).  From Blue Lagoon's fishing spot to the sunken Vetch's Pier, a host of flat, sandy beaches invite visitors to set down umbrellas and towels and while away hours in the sun. Blessed with warm water, robust waves and seemingly endless stretches of sandy beaches, you'll soon understand why Durban (eThekwini) is everyone's favourite seaside playground. 

 

Warm and sunny 320 days a year, Durban's beaches offer public amenities, protective shark nets, beacons to indicate safe bathing, and lifeguards on duty for most of the day. Beaches closer to the Estate include Umdloti Beach (10km's away) and Umhlanga Beach (15 km's away). 

 

uShaka Marine World (31 km's away) has fast positioned itself as a key attraction on Durban’s Golden Mile, offering a world of entertainment, excitement, fun and uniqueness.  Entertainment is non-stop, extending from the daytime operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk. (Source :www.ushakamarineworld.co.za)

Durban is not renowned for being a seat of culinary invention but we have made at least one major contribution to world cuisine in the shape of the Bunny Chow. The Bunny Chow is a very simple affair consisting of a hollowed-out quarter, half or full loaf of bread filled with any available curry including beef, mutton, chicken or beans.

 

Aside from Bunnies, Durban offers a plethora of Restaurants for you to try from Street Food to Fine Dining. 

 

Should you wish, our kitchen can also arrange a delicious meal at your request.  Please enquire at time of booking. 

De Charmoy Estate Bed & Breakfast falls midway between the heart of Umhlanga Rocks and Ballito.

 

Visitors from around the world flock to the holiday resort village of Umhlanga Rocks to relax and have fun on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Situated on the east coast of South Africa just north of the vibrant Port City of Durban, Umhlanga faces the the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Source: http://www.umhlangatourism.co.za

De Charmoy Estate is in close proximity to world class Malls such as Gateway Theatre of Shopping (14.3km's)  and Casino's: Sun Coast Casino (28km's) & Sibaya Casino (11.8km's). 

Whether you are a golfer, into cycling or just enjoy exploring on foot down Durban's Golden Mile or the Umhlanga Promenade, Durban has much to offer you.

 

KwaZulu-Natal is also home to a large number of Game Reserves where you can go and experience Africa at its best.  Many travellers prefer to rest up at De Charmoy Estate after a long flight or drive either before or after their Safari. 

Just on Durban's doorstep is the Inanda Valley. Get active on the water or the trails around the Inanda Dam and surrounding mountains and feel the local pulse by meeting

friendly locals, listening to jazz or eating and drinking locally. Or rediscover Inanda’s heritage sites to remind

yourself why Nelson Mandela chose to vote here in 1994, in the true cradle of South Africa’s freedom. There is a wealth of vibrant community life, history and natural wonder to discover in the Inanda Valley and the wider INK area.

All the activities and attractions along the route are community owned and managed with support from Durban Green Corridor, so as a tourist, you are making a direct, positive impact on the local economy and people's lives. Source: http://www.durbangreencorridor.co.za/

The Barn Swallows arrive at Mount Moreland (just 2mins drive from de Charmoy Estate) in spring with numbers swelling to millions of swallows by early November. This Barn Swallow phenomenon attracts visitors from far and wide whom come to witness the mass evening swallow display before descending into the reed bed roost for the night.

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This awesome spectacle, half an hour before sunset, of the Barn Swallows coming home to roost every night (Nov to April) has become a world wide attraction and recognized as a Natural Wonder and Global Treasure. Source: http://www.barnswallow.co.za