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Acorn B&B in Durban - Amenities & Activities


Durban’s Moses Mabhida Soccer Stadium

Moses Mabhida Stadium is a football stadium in Durban built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  It was named after Moses Mabhida, a former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party. The stadium became a venue for several events, like bungee jumping, concerts, cricket, soccer, golf practice, motorsports and rugby union.

The stadium has a capacity of 55,500 and is expandable up to 75,000.


There are 3 golf courses close by, which offer you a choice of playing options and other facilities.

Royal Durban Golf Club
Royal Durban Golf Club is only a stone throw away.
It is conveniently located in the heart of Greyville Race Course, offering players an easy-to-reach destination from Acorn B&B. This makes it a good place to meet up with some clients during lunch time to hit a few holes.

Durban Country Club
For more than 80 years. The course is considered to be one of the finest layouts in South Africa and is ranked one of the World’s Top 100 golf courses. Your experience is said to be unforgettable and it has played host to seventeen South African Opens, more than any other golf course in the land. The course is situated across the road from the Soccer Stadium, only 5 minutes from Acorn B&B.

Windsor Golf Course
This course is inexpensive. It is also very popular with more than 80,000 rounds played here annually. The course is flat, “parklike” with 18 holes. Windsor is only few minutes north of Durban city centre on NMR road, just before the Umgeni River on the left. One can get tuition at the course and you can hire equipment there too. It has a relaxed atmosphere which is extremely good for those just starting golf or if you with to try your hand at it.

Durban's Beach Front

Durban’s beachfront is known as the Golden Mile, and has numerous amusement arcades, flea markets, quality restaurants and fast-food outlets all creating a festive holiday atmosphere. Offering gorgeous stretches of golden sands, sub-tropical sunshine and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Durban’s beaches are providing all the ingredients for the ideal summer holiday. Watched over by life guards and protected by shark nets; the waters are safe and inviting.

This is a water sport haven and surfers, body boarders and kite-surfers flock to the shores year-round to play in the waves and enjoy the warm waters. Both Durban’s North and South Coast is dotted with Blue flag beaches that are noted for their clean sands and beautiful waters. These are all within 5 minutes’ drive of Acorn B&B in Durban

Once you had enough of sea, sand and sun you can enjoy sundowners at one of the many restaurants or at Sun Coast Casino. Durban boast world class surfing waves, and Durban is one of the best. The beaches are all protected by shark nets and watched by professional lifeguards. Our beaches host a few national and international surfing competitions and festivals. Only 3.5km away from Acorn B&B in Durban.

The Vodacom Durban July Handicap

Annually, for over a Century, Grayville race course hosts the Durban Vodacom Durban July on the first Saturday in July.
Only 1km away from Acorn B&B in Durban.

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex often abbreviated as ICC Durban is a large events facility located in the city centre of Durban.It is named after 1960 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of the African National Congress, Inkosi Albert Luthuli. Opened by former President Nelson Mandela in 1997.The Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), is the first Convention Centre in South Africa and attracting numerous international conferences every year. One of the main conferences is the Tourism Indaba. Only 2km away from Acorn B&B in Durban.

Botanical Gardens

This 15-hectare Botanic Garden was established in 1849 and is Africa’s oldest surviving botanic garden and the City’s oldest public institution.The Durban Botanic Gardens curates’ major collections such as cycads, palms and orchids and, in the true tradition of a botanic gardens, is really several gardens within one.The indigenous and exotic nature of the collections promotes a very rich teaching and learning garden, to better understand the world of plants, for everyone from school level to university, interested amateurs to professionals.

Plants ‘weird and wonderful’, from the remarkable ones that feed us, clothes or house us to those that simply inspire us and stretch our imaginations, are all landmarks to be marvelled at in the Durban Botanic Gardens.
The Gardens hosts approximately 500 000 visitors per year, many of whom are foreign tourists.
Only 2km away from Acorn B&B in Durban.

Florida Road

The buzz in Florida Road, Durban, starts in the early morning when the sidewalk cafes form the meeting point for friends, colleagues and shoppers alike. The energy continues throughout the day and well into the night, when the street’s clubs and bars come to life, earning Florida Road its reputation as one of Durban’s top night spots.

Feel the electric street vibe and unique, historic architecture on Florida Road as you explore a range of restaurants, galleries, boutiques, studios and bars. Florida Road has definitely earned its reputation as one of the city’s trendiest streets, where people gather to shop, eat, drink, meet and enjoy Durban’s seemingly endless summer.

Stretching from Sandile Thusi Road to Innes Road, there are dozens of carefully preserved historic buildings, including typical Edwardian structures that are more than 100 years old.

Only 1.5km away from Acorn B&B in Durban.

uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World is a 16-hectare (40-acre) theme park that opened on 30 April 2004. It has a total capacity of 4.6 million gallons containing 10,000 animal species.

Designed by American firm Creative Kingdom Inc. In 2005, the park was awarded for “Outstanding Achievement in thematic creative design” by the Themed Entertainment Association.
A theme park of note, the oceanarium alone is worth the fee and if you’re with kids, the amusement park, shopping and beach fun fills a day easily. There is even a shipwreck thrown in for fun. Water rides, frolicking dolphins, seal stadiums and penguin rookeries make this a bird’s eye view of the western Indian Ocean. Despite uShaka Marine World being a touristy thing to do, you would be hard pressed to beat it.
uShaka Marine World incorporates fresh and sea water, lush vegetation, natural materials and the re-creation of a wreck of a 1940’s cargo ship. With the 5th largest aquarium in the world by volume of water, the park is tastefully themed with a focus on family entertainment. No matter what the occasion, you will always find something to do a uShaka Marine World.
Enjoy fun at Sea World, have a memorable meal at any one of the many restaurants (including the amazing Shark Restaurant, situated in the themed shipwreck with a window into a shark tank), go shopping in over 11,250m² of retail space featuring clothing boutiques, outdoor gear, arts and crafts as well as indigenous and tourist-focused goods, information and services.

About SA Sugar Terminal Tour

Not that we’re suggesting for a moment that you encourage your children to eat any more sugar, but this is one tour that is at once interesting and fun for the whole family.

Head down past Maydon Wharf, as if driving to the old airport, and you will pass Durban’s sugar terminals just after you leave the spaghetti interchange at Albert Park – you cannot miss them; three enormous arched silos (nothing like corn silos) house more than half a million tons of sugar.

If the tour is similar to the school tours of the 1970s, you will get to stand in one of the terminals on the bridge up in the roof and scream as loudly as you can to see if you can rock the mountain of sugar even slightly.

Drive up the other coast north of Durban and you will begin to understand that a lot of Durban’s early economy was built on sugar. The hills around Umdloti and further north are covered in sugarcane.

Durban’s Sugar Terminal is the largest in southern Africa and apparently the most advanced in the world. It handles and moves as much as 800 tons of sugar an hour, loading from the silos onto cargo ships in Durban’s harbour and then to all parts of the globe.

The 45-minute tour includes a video presentation and, if it is anything like the old days, your children will leave with a little bag of brown sugar (don’t quote us on this). Make sure to book ahead.

Major Hospitals

We have 3 major Hospitals in our area:

St Augustine’s Hospital
has a rich history, having now served the KwaZulu-Natal community for a milestone 130 years.

Only 1.5km away from Acorn B&B in Durban.

Entabeni Hospital
 situated in Durban, has a total of 359 beds and an additional 50 beds in the rehabilitation unit, for which this hospital is well known.

Only 1.5km away from Acorn B&B in Durban.

 Located close to Durban’s CBD, their 200-bed hospital offers the best and safest care, centred around the unique needs of each patient.

Only 2.2km away from Acorn B&B in Durban.

Shopping Centre near Acorn B&B in Durban

The Pavilion is an iconic Super Regional Shopping Centre that is located along the warm shoreline of sunny Durban, set within the rich cultural landscape of KwaZulu-Natal.
The centre was launched in October 1993 and is the oldest first-generation shopping mall in KwaZulu-Natal. With over 200 stores, Free Wi-Fi and R10 Parking rates.
Only 13.1km away from Acorn B&B in Durban.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping

Also known as Gateway is a shopping centre located on uMhlanga Ridge in uMhlanga, north of Durban.
Gateway Theatre of Shopping is one of the top 100 largest malls in the world. The shopping centre is currently under its 5th and largest expansion in 16 years.

Only 16.6km away from Acorn B&B in Durban.


Musgrave Centre brings Durban visitors and residents a unique, enjoyable shopping experience. Committed to fusing contemporary styling with the latest trends in a convenient and easy to access location, our Centre delivers an unmistakably sublime shopping experience in one of Durban’s most affluent inner-city areas.

 Only 2km away from Acorn B&B in Durban.

MSC Durban Passenger Cruise Terminal

The Durban Passenger Cruise Terminal for MSC Cruises is a unique landmark building that will serve as a new port of entry and departure to Durban, South Africa. The construction contract was awarded to Stefanutti Stocks Coastal: Building, that undertook the construction of the terminal building, the parking area and road widening of Mahatma Gandhi Road. The project also included the quayside modification works which was carried out by Stefanutti Stock’s Civils discipline and included new upgraded bollards suitable for mooring a cruise vessel.

Only 7.4km away from Acorn B&B in Durban.

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