Exclusive Getaways recommends five fabulous minibreaks from Durban, all accessible within 3 hours by car and ideal as weekend getaways. Our choice includes a luxury beach hotel, scenic hideaways in the countryside – one known for its incredible spa experiences, and a couple of wonderful nature lodges.

CANELANDS BEACH CLUB & SPA, Salt Rock

luxury weekend getaways from Durban

luxury weekend getaways from Durban

Why go to Canelands?

  • It’s right on the ocean – the warm ocean at that! 
  • Safe swimming in the nearby coves and bays.
  • Direct beach access.
  • In-house spa.
  • Great dining at Two Shrimps.
  • 45-Minute drive from Durban.
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DUMA MANZI ECO LODGE & SPA, Richmond Area

luxury weekend getaways from Durban

luxury weekend getaways from Durban

Why go to Duma Manzi?

  • Enjoy wildlife in a malaria-free area.
  • Fabulous rock formations in this area.
  • Super nature spa on site.
  • Delicious 5-course dinners.
  • 1:30 Hours from Durban.
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FORDOUN HOTEL & SPA, Nottingham Road, Midlands

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luxury 5 star spa getway nottinghame road kwazulu natal midlands

Why go to Fordoun?

  • The picturesque Midlands soothe and delight, and you have panoramic views of the Drakensberg Mountains.
  • Spa offerings are truly outstanding in variety and quality.
  • The food is excellent – expect fine country dining.
  • 5* Comforts and service.
  • The charm of staying on a working dairy farm.
  • 1:30 Hours from Durban.
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SANI VALLEY LODGE, Drakensburg South

luxury weekend getaways from Durban

luxury weekend getaways from Durban

Why go to Sani Valley Lodge?

  • Location, Location, Location! The lake setting in the Drakensberg is spectacular.
  • Excellent trout fishing.
  • See wildlife and birds.
  • Super outdoor activities.
  • Great for self-caterers.
  • 3 Hours from Durban.
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HLUHLUWE RIVER LODGE, Lake St Lucia Area

luxury weekend getaways from Durban

luxury weekend getaways from Durban

Why go to Hluhluwe River Lodge?

  • Great views of Lake St Lucia.
  • Easy access to the wonders of iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
  • Outstanding outdoor activities, including biking, boating and hiking in forests.
  • Pristine beaches can be visited from the lodge.
  • It’s easy to do a self-drive safari in nearby Hluhluwe-iMfolozi.
  • It’s family-friendly.
  • Just over 3:00 Hours from Durban.
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