Welcome to Durban Marina

Situated in the heart of the Sunshine City of Durban, the Durban Marina provides 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 attractive stop-over for visiting sailors.

Facilities & Services

We provide free water and 24 hour security with easy access to on-site Club facilities (ablutions, refreshments and new friends).

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. Visit our Useful Links page for more information.

Visiting Yachts

Port Clearance Documentation
Marina Layout & Draft Restrictions
Approaches to Durban

Useful Links

Yacht & Boating Clubs
Weather & Tides
Marine Services

Local Attractions

The Durban Marina is home to the Royal Natal Yacht Club and Point Yacht Club, both of which offer meals, ablutions, and an opportunity to mingle with the local Durbanites. Also overlooking the Marina is the popular 9th Avenue Waterfont Restaurant. The nearby Wilsons Wharf next door offers entertainment and a selection of pubs and restaurants as well. 

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 which boasts wonderful views of Greater Durban. 

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. For those wanting to experience Durban up close, you can explore the city with a number of walking tours depending on your interests.

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, or 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.

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