Welcome

Durban Marina is a very friendly and welcoming Marina situated in the heart of the Sunshine City of Durban. We provide a safe haven from the sometimes violent seas between Mozambique and Port Elizabeth. Our subtropical weather and proximity to a variety of services and tourist attractions make us an unavoidable stop-over for visiting sailors! We provide free water and 24 hour security with easy access to on-site Club facilities (ablutions, refreshments and new friends).

Situated close to the old Golden Mile, where you can still catch a ride in a Zulu Rickshaw, the Victoria Embankment (aka the Esplanade) is home to the Roma Revolving Restaurant (amongst other things) which boasts wonderful views of Greater Durban. Wilsons Wharf next door offers entertainment as well as a selection of pubs and restaurants. There is plenty of entertainment on the precinct, however. Both Point Yacht Club and Royal Natal Yacht Club have good restaurants offering some delicious food (including the famous PYC pie, chips and gravy; and great curries at RNYC). Café Fish is another popular restaurant overlooking the Marina.

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uShaka Marine World (a large aquarium with a great conservation drive), Suncoast Casino, Moses Mabhida Stadium (a fantastic architectural wonder), Umgeni River Bird Park and the Indian Temples are just a few of the wonderful places right nearby to visit.

Durban is not far from major tourist attractions such as game parks and historic sites. If you have time to travel into the hinterland, we are just two or three hours from places like Tala Game Reserve, the Southern Drakensberg or (in the other direction) Zululand. Some of the wonderful spots up the North Coast include St Lucia Wetlands and Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. Lying just on the outskirts of Durban is the famous Thousand Hills Valley and Phezulu Safari Park.

Of course if you really have time on your hands you might like to leave your boat with us and visit the Kruger National Park!

For those who like browsing, the Markets of Warwick are a large informal street market and the Indian Market in Victoria Street offers a wide range of bargains. Shopping Centres (such as Musgrave, the Pavilion, Gateway) are just a taxi-ride away.

The Staff at the Marina will happily phone the launderette to collect your washing, or one of the taxi companies (or the shuttle bus to King Shaka Airport) to book your ride; and help you in any way we can to make your stay in our city fabulous.

Of course some of you may stop over for urgent repairs and supplies, in which case you will be coming to the right place. There are plenty of experts around to help you. Check out our website for various links.

Available Services

Bowman Yacht Maintenance
Marina Yacht Lift
Sails and Boating
Fuel 24/7
Quantum Sails
Complete Yachting
Repairing of Sails
Mechanical Repairs
Electricians
Rigging
Metered Taxi Services
Tourism Offices
Laundry Facilities
  • We offer almost anything to assist with making your stay enjoyable.

Our Latest News

FROM MALCOLM’S DESK…

NEW YEAR

Now that the silly season is over we hope all had a good Christmas and New Year. As we settle into the New Year, I hope that 2016 be a fantastic year for all.

WATER RESTRICTIONS

We apologise for water restrictions being implemented, however the times have doubled from 2 hours per day to 4 hours. Thank you to the majority of members that have been understanding and assisted us with the restrictions.
Times are as follows: 9 – 11 am 2 – 4pm
Hopefully we will receive more of the much needed rain in the catchment areas and water levels will rise in the dams and enable the water restrictions to be lifted.

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

It appears that the mad year end traffic of International visitors has eased off drastically. The weather conditions have been favorable for sailing, allowing to sail from Richard’s Bay – Mossel Bay – Cape Town on one weather window, therefor bypassing the Port of Durban.

GUESTS

As of 1st March 2016 we will be enforcing the rules regarding access to the Marina. All guests will only be permitted access to the Marina if accompanied by an owner. Owning or renting a mooring will not automatically allow relatives or friends 24/7 access to the Marina whilst unaccompanied by the owner or renter.

CONTACT DETAILS

Please notify the ladies in the office of any change of contact details – we need to keep our records updated with all your contact details: telephone numbers – mobile, work and home, email addresses. We will also require contact details of a relative or friend whom we can contact in the case of any emergency in your absence.

Kind Regards

Malcolm

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From Malcolm’s Desk

WATER RESTRICTIONS

Thank you to the members that have assisted with the water restrictions. Hopefully we will receive much needed rain in the catchment areas and water levels will rise in the dams and enable the water restrictions to be lifted.

GAGGLE OF GEESE

The feathered Motley Crew have been AWOL for a few days, which has concerned the ladies in the office……I can assure you they needed fattening up before ready to be served as Christmas lunch…..

FESTIVE WISHES

Wishing all members and families a blessed and cheerful Festive season and all the best for 2016.

Please be responsible over the Festive season, be it on the water or road…..

Kind Regards

Malcolm

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FROM MALCOLM’S DESK…

Welcome

A warm welcome to all new Lessees on the Marina and wish you a pleasurable stay and many hours of safe sailing.

Water usage

The Vice Chairman of the Directors has expressed concern of the major water shortages looming in KZN, there is a very good chance that the water at the Marina will be further restricted.

Urgent notice from Transnet

Please refer to the attached letter dated 17 November 2015 from Transnet regarding unseaworthy, unlicenced and unused crafts in the Marina.
We have repeatedly requested and warned that all vessels in the Marina need to be compliant, please make sure this is adhered to with immediate effect.

Richard’s Bay and Tuzi Gazi

Both Marina’s had damage due to the high winds that hit us recently. Our Marina held up well to the weather and winds, albeit one small break to the walk on and one yacht on the chains that broke from the mooring.

International Visitors

It’s all very exciting to have International visitors from all over the world even though the Marina is a bit chaotic and keeping the ladies on their toes. This year we have seen a number of children on the yachts and the free sweeties handed out in the office has been a big hit with the children.
I would like to express thanks to my team of ladies – Adri, Tracy, Shireen and Lisa for all the hard work and their warm and friendly welcome and professional assistance given to the visitors.

Safe sailing and fishing

As 2015 is winding down and all festivities are about, please take care on the water and sail and fish safely.

Geese of a feather

A new family has been hatched and I am sure it won’t be long before the ladies are doing the gosling daycare duties once again…….

Kind Regards
Malcolm

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