From the outset, our Avis rental agents are on hand to ensure your journey gets off to an effortless start when you arrive at King Shaka International Airport. You will find our familiar red and white signage outside the arrival terminal located on the lower floor of the airport.
If you have a few moments to spare between flights, you will find many a diversion at this award-winning airport which is one of South Africa’s newest and most advanced terminals.
You can look forward to browsing among 62 retail outlets on the lower floor and piazza area, including fashion, mobile phone and book stores. Several restaurants are on hand for refreshments and you can even try your hand at tinkling the ivories on the free-for-all-to-play Steinway, located at domestic arrivals.
Budget-conscious overnight visitors can check in to the Road Lodge, while upmarket travellers will love the luxury of the Oyster Box - both located in Umhlanga Rocks, within 20kms of King Shaka International Airport.
Our Avis King Shaka International branch is just 30-minutes’ drive from the cosmopolitan city of Durban. This vibrant hub boasts many shopping centres, sports venues, wide beaches, and busy commercial and industrial areas.
If you are looking for a historic overload, Durban is the place to visit. There are museums and galleries celebrating every aspect of this multicultural city.
Don’t leave without eating a bunny
You would be missing out if you left town without trying out one of the city’s famous bunny chows consisting of a spicy curry served in a half loaf of bread.
The KwaZulu-Natal coastline is a family-friendly wonderland, with child-friendly activities in no short supply. Flag the animal farm in Umhlanga, SeaWorld at uShaka Marine world in Durban, or the Wave House at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. These are just a few of the places that are a hit with the youngsters every time.
Making tracks toward the interior you will come across the stunning greenbelt of the Midlands Meander, just over an hour and a half’s drive away. This beautiful region is awash with appealing roadside stalls, award-winning stud farms, quaint eateries and picture-perfect pastoral scenes.
With Avis car hire you can explore KwaZulu-Natal and the gorgeous coastal countryside, stunning world heritage wilderness sites, or pastoral pleasures of the hinterland.
Historic Sites in the City of Durban
Traipse through the KwaMuhle Old Court and Old House Museums for a taste of local history, or visit the Port Natal Maritime Museum and Natural Science Museum. Local heroes are glorified throughout the city with statues erected to honour Dick King, Jon Ross and Mahatma Ghandi, while a fountain celebrates the landing of Vasco Da Gama over 400 years ago.
uShaka Marine World
Take a day trip to uShaka Marine World. This watery wonderland has a private beach, water park, aquarium shops and restaurants. At this fun-filled destination, you can enjoy a meal inside a shipwreck, get to grips with some ‘Dangerous Creatures’, dive with the sharks, or meet the world’s oldest performing dolphin - Gambit.
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Explore this iconic 2010 Football Stadium from every angle. – on Segway or walking tours, from the top of its arch in the Sky Car or somewhere in between as you plunge for 80m towards the astro-turf from the world’s tallest stadium swing.
Durban Botanical Gardens
Take a stroll or catch a concert at the Durban Botanical gardens, which are an abundant showcase of KwaZulu-Natal’s finest floral species and a peaceful place to enjoy a cuppa and a traditional English cream scone.
Explore KwaZulu-Natal with your Avis hire car and discover Durban in all its glory.