Riviera Hotel

127 Victoria Embankment Esplanade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001, South Africa | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Durban

Seeing a bit of the Real Africa

A travel blog entry by cats-adventures


... it was the percentage of whites was a lot higher. In very general terms there are: whites that speak Africaans; blacks that speak Zulu; a mixed race that may speak either as well as there being the largest population of Indians outside of India in the country. However, due to whites having the majority of rule and high positions and jobs, there is a lot of animosity towards to the white population. It was a very educational drive.

Along the way we ...

How many wrongs make a right?

A travel blog entry by shellpom

... manager today is….’ or the large portrait of Sir Richard himself on the back of the toilet door proclaiming that he, like all of us, has ‘stuff’ that gets in the way of attending one of his gyms. Hmmm. I am not sure, however, that I can forgive the assault upon my senses that is the V-Cycle class. (You may know this on your planet as ‘Spinning’)

For those uninitiated into the world of Guided Stationary ...


A travel blog entry by samcage1

With all our golden energy drained we arrived in Durban. We did not realise there was a big conference going on in Durban, COP 17, and we barely managed to get accommodation for one night. Being a big city, we didn't mind too much. Again, it was a quick stopover arriving late and leaving early.



A travel blog entry by zigdog1


... There we stopped and perused the odd mix of spice shops, African art stalls, and kitchen supply stores – huh?. I picked up a great spice mix for a briaa (South African BBQ) and a cool Zulu mask. Our driver then took us back past the government buildings, down West street (don’t walk around here) then back up the beach to our hotel were we met up with the conference attendees.


Eating in Durban

A travel blog entry by ranger_franklin


... the hostel locks it front gate and did not give us a code. After much debate of how we were going to get in we decided to jump the fence - probably not the best choice in a country where the gates are extremely high and have a high crime rate and security presence. To recover from our 'interesting' night we had bacon & eggs for breakfast and a Nando's burger for lunch. Needless to say for dinner we went back for more "ribs" but mixed it up by having calamari on top. ...

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This hotel, located on 127 Victoria Embankment Esplanade, Durban, is near uShaka Marine World, Mitchell Park, Nambiti Game Conservancy, and The Spa on Fairway.
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