The Docklands has a very urban, fresh design. The front facade of the hotel as well as the old walls in the parking area have been kept and restored to keep the original storage building look and to preserve the history of the Point area of Durban, celebrating the architectural heritage of this area .
Just down the road you have an upcoming Jazz cafe called the Captains Club where you can experience a cool contemporary African interpretation of classic jazz.
In this area of the town you can experience a bit of Durbans’ urban ‘coolness’ – following the trend of Joburg’s Mobonengs precicnt.
Durban was THE preferred beach destination for South Africa’s beau monde 50 years ago, nowadays beach tourism has spread wider over KZN’s shores. From Umhlanga and Ballito to the north of Durban till Margate in the South. However the newly revamped boulevard of Durban (The Golden Mile) has brought back the old appeal of Durban’s city beaches and the wide range of culinary delights, cultural sights and sounds, and sports and recreational activities for residents and tourists alike.
The Docklands is conveniently situated between the beach and the harbour, one of the largest and busiest harbours in the Southern Hemisphere. Your rooms have expansive vistas over either the ocean and beachfront or the harbour and its many sights and sounds. From the harbour you can go on a local cruise, sipping concktails and enjoying the Golden Mile from the sea, getting a chance to view dolphins and whales in season.