Golden Mile

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Sunshine67567807667
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is a go to place in Durban a very popular place. I love the view it's very nice to visit. I really recommend it. It very lovely
Written 6 March 2024
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Jo K
Worcester, UK8,802 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a beautiful stretch of beach 🏖 indeed…. But what makes me sad is no culture mixing at all. The day we were shown the beach , all people of black culture. Loads of vendors for beach 🏖 stuff
Written 10 February 2024
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Wanderering1
Lake Macquarie, Australia732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This long stretch of sandy beach and esplanade look very appealing. There are good walking paths, some food vendors, a long expanse of sand with a couple of patrolled sections and some stalls selling surf gear, clothing and general tourist curios. But although we didn’t see any problems we were advised to be cautious.
Written 3 February 2024
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Ouma M
Johannesburg South, South Africa75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The Golden mile is always golden...esp during the day when it is buzzing with sea swimmers n at night with sun downers. I love the place/ street
Written 8 July 2023
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Thecatsmum4
Kettering, UK2,614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We walked from Ushaka Marine Park along the promenade to South Beach which is very nice and easy for anyone in a wheelchair. The views of the beach were nice.

However, we felt very uncomfortable at the number of locals in large groups sitting on the grass opposite the beach, watching us. In fairness we were not approached by them but the sheer numbers and police presence made us very wary and we did not walk the whole of the mile. In addition we didn't go on the beach until we got back to Ushaka where we felt safer.

Written 1 May 2023
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Sandi112
Johannesburg, South Africa126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Enjoyed my walk along the Durban beachfront - it is a long promenade— some 7 kilometres from the Blue Lagoon to Point Beaches. Only negative is that you do get hustled by a few beggars along the way - you have to tell them very firmly No then they leave you alone. The promenade is cleaned every morning and law enforcement is present every 2 kilometres or so.
Written 29 October 2022
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Alec L
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Recently spent a short time (intended to stay longer but not much to do/see) on the Golden Mile.
Beach looks nice and not over-populated.
HOWEVER we were advised by a number of shop-keepers not to wander into the back streets off the Golden Mile as it was unsafe to do so.
This was mid-afternoon!!!!

Didn't see much in the way of restaurants etc so would check carefully before booking accommodation here. There are better places in Durban.
Written 7 March 2022
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UlrichS
Klerksdorp, South Africa11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
The beach itself is still one of the best swimming beaches in the world but the rest SIES DURBAN SHAME ON YOU the walk ways ,the pools ,the public facilities ,the entertainment used to all be first class but because of the lack of maintenance and care its become a run down nothing works cesspool. This is evident by the people hanging around there.the majority. there does not contribute to anything except use and damage and throw waste around. Everything has fallen into a state of disrepair. The buildings even well known hotel chains are looking sad and used like an old hotel room....shame shame shame on you durban town council...i will not bring any tourists back to the grotto mile...this could be as it was a great attraction. SIES MAN DURBAN TOWN COUNCIL YOU ARE DISGUSTING
Written 27 February 2022
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119shamin
Pretoria, South Africa216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Its so peaceful here, if you need to take morning run. Offer bike rental, and fun activities like mini town & paddle carts. Lots of food stalls.
Written 19 December 2021
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mtswenyana
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Accommodation was extremely clean.. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was also very nice. Sheets and towels were chanded daily
Written 16 December 2020
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