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La Lucia or Durban?

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La Lucia or Durban?

Greetings,

In June 08 Iwil be attending a conference in Durban (probably around the conference center). I have an opportunity to stay at a timeshare in La Lucia...should I take it or suck it up pay more money and stay in Durban? There will be 3 girls in our early thirties, so we want relaxation but fun and party atmosphere as well. Any advice will help. Thank you!

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1. Re: La Lucia or Durban?

Umhlanga is a far safer area for 3 females.

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2. Re: La Lucia or Durban?

La Lucia is slightly north of Durban and then Umhlanga Rocks slightly more north again.

I would have said that La Lucia is on the quiet side but I may be wrong. You would need to make enquiries about nightlife in and around Durban though as it may not be to your taste.

There are plenty of hotels situated along the sea front in Durban itself, but most people prefer Umhlanga Rocks - I'm sure you could find decent nightlife there.

The weather will be cooler in June than during the summer months, but should still be pleasant during the day with it getting a bit chillier in the evening.

I would stay in Umhlanga Rocks area if you can and then get a taxi or whatever into Durban during the day to see the sights there. Not sure if I would venture there at night.

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3. Re: La Lucia or Durban?

La Lucia is right next to Umhlanga. If you have a hire car, you might as well stay there.

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5. Re: La Lucia or Durban?

I have lived in Durban most of my life. Deifinately go for La Lucia. Its near the beaches, and a much safer place to stay.Check that the time share is actually in La Lucia, as the main offices of one of the time share companies is there, and all their time shares are listed as being in that area, when in fact they are not. Have a great time.

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6. Re: La Lucia or Durban?

If the time share is free then I would stay there and use my money to hire a car. Then you can either go to Florida Road for an evening out or head toUmhlanga or to Sibaya Casino...

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7. Re: La Lucia or Durban?

Stay at La Lucia and drive into Florida Road for night life. Eighties at the Sharks stadium was cool too, but that was a younger crowd.

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