It s supposed to be one of the safest cities in south africa but unfortunately even so the crime rates aren t low. However though it looks very modern and safe it is not.
Umhlanga is perfectly safe.
Is durban safe. Here are some of travelers top tips on staying safe and healthy in durban. South africa in general has a very seperated society due to historic reasons. However south africa does have a reputation as a high crime country and durban is no exception.
Sorry durbs guys gotto say it like it is. Good up market resort town with every amenity you want including excellent beaches. Durban the busiest port city in south africa is the third most populated city in the country.
Unfortunately the answer is no durban is not at all safe to walk around. It has a population size of 3 44 million in the metropolitan area. If you are in the more affluent areas like umhlanga then i would recommend moving as it has an excellent lifestyle and is relatively safe.
From what i have read the central and tourist areas of durban are fairly safe and violent crime is rare. In 2015 the local government of durban reported 1 237 homicides. Use some big city precautions to counter it such as money belt attached to clothing and taking out only as much cash as you can afford to lose.
Alot of places to visit which will make your stay pleasant. So come and enjoy your holiday. Durban is one of the cities in south africa that may trick you into thinking you re in europe or america.
Durban is a safe city like any big city in the world wih a population of 4 million people there are certain areas which are not safe which we don t recommend. There are the odd opportunists out and about but largely the tourist areas of durban are perfectly safe just use common sense and you will be fine. Durban particularly the central and beachfront areas has become quite seedy and petty crime and harassment by beggars and con artists is rife.
This is one of the most dangerous cities in the kwazulu natal province. The main problem there is petty crime such as pick pocketing. Base yourself in either durban north or umhlanga rocks and then visit durban by car.
Umhlanga rocks as hugo mentions is extremely safe. Anonymous it depends where in durban.