In planning my Durban fortnight for February I've read widely contradictory claims about tourist safety. Some (but not all) of these reports are rather out of date and some mention robberies of tourists in the Durban beach area . What is the situation regarding crime in this area today. I'm intending to stay at the North end of Durban beach not too far from the stadium is this a safe area ? Many say its not safe to go out at night here but is this really the case ? Are there tourist areas near North Durban beach that are OK at night for tourists ? I'm keen to visit South Africa but I cant afford Cape Town at the moment . Hotels in the Uhmlanga area are rather beyond my budget too.
I also cannot drive so will this also be a problem for me ?