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.


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
Metered Taxi Services
Tourism Offices
Laundry Facilities
  • We offer almost anything to assist with making your stay enjoyable.

Our Latest News



As you all know the storm that hit KZN last Tuesday, has caused immense damage to the Marina, there is extensive damage to our walk-ons.

The Marina has since subcontracted “Subtech” to assist with repairs. We have also outsourced more divers and skilled workers to assist. All of Durban Marina staff  are working tirelessly to get your Marina back in order.

This is not going to happen overnight and it will take a few weeks to repair. Please be patience and please be reassured that the Marina is doing the best we can and will continue doing so.

We also advise you to examine your boat and if there are any damages, you should contact your Insurance Company timeously to inform them of your pending claim.


It was heartfelt to know that we have such amazing support from our lessees, members and the Yacht Clubs.

We were inundated with lessees and members offering assistance, to the point where we felt almost overwhelmed.

We would like to say a “BIG THANK YOU” to Trade Winds coffee shop for the continual hot coffee and to RNYC for the hot soup, which gave our staff the extra warmth they needed whilst working in the storm.

Thank you to Graham Rose, Rob Bowman, Steve Coxen, our Marina Directors and everyone that assisted.



Kind Regards


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The rule of no fishing in the Marina was relaxed on a trial basis. The rule is to be reintroduced due to the danger of the Marina diver being caught up on hooks while underwater.

Some boats have been hit by “flying missiles” namely sinkers and spark plugs. Therefore as of  1 June 2017 the no-fishing rule in the Marina has been reinstated.


The water restrictions on the Marina have been slightly relaxed and water is available from 8am – 4pm daily. We would like to ask for your assistance on this as boats that are not being used are being washed 3 to 4 times a week. It has been noticed that some cleaners just stand and hose the boat down without using any soap or a broom to actually clean.

We would like to request that all owners fit the pistol grip fitting to the hosepipes, as the cleaners’ just leave the spray nozzle fittings open. As we are still under instructions from the Municipality regarding water usage and ask for co-operation in assisting to save water.                   


Currently we have installed 10 cameras on the Marina, this is an ongoing project and will continue to expand the network once finances are available.


With a successful Vasco being completed and well done to members and visitors who took part in the race. We look forward to a successful sailing season with the MSC being beginning of July and the Boat Show towards the end of July.


A handheld VHF radio was found on the walk-on. To claim, contact me with the make and model and details of where this was lost.

Kind Regards


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Unfortunately due to the water restrictions put on the Marina by the Municipality, at this stage it is not possible for the Marina to relax the restrictions and the water to be available permanently 24/7.

However due to the large fire in the Rossburgh area at the end of last week, a lot of the boats on the Marina are covered in black fall out.

For the next few days the Marina will be leaving the water open from 8h00 to 16h00, to allow for the washing of the boats to get rid of the black fall out.

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Festive Season Port Authority and Marina Office Hours

Kindly note that the Port Authority office – Transnet will be closing at 10:00 on Friday, 23rd December 2016.
Their office will re-open again on Wednesday, 28th December 2016 at 08:00.
Please do your clearing out at 08:00 on Friday morning should you wish to leave over the Christmas weekend.

The Durban Marina office will also close earlier on Friday, 23rd December 2016 and remain closed until Wednesday morning, 28th December 2016 at 08:00.

Have a blessed Festive Season and safe sailing!

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International Visitors
It’s always a pleasure to be able to accommodate International yachtsmen who call into Port on their circumnavigation sail. The popular yacht “Delos” is in the Marina, it was a pleasure to meet the crew.
The Marina is somewhat full with the visitors. We do our best to make their stay a pleasure and the Marina ladies are always willing to assist wherever they are needed.

Levy Increase
As announced at the Open Forum held on 5 November 2016, the levies and rentals will be increased by 5% with effect from 1st January 2017. The new levies/rental will be reflected on the January statements.

Wishing all a blessed and cheerful Festive season and
all the best for 2017.
Please be responsible over the Festive season, be it on the water or road…..

Kind Regards

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2016 International Boat & Lifestyle Show

2016 Durban Boat Show

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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From Malcolm’s Desk


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.


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…..


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


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