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The hottest places to stay over the Vodacom Durban July weekend

A few accommodation options for the Stars of Africa planning to attend the iconic, luxury horse racing event

By Amy Saunders  | June 6, 2019 | Category

The much-anticipated annual event, The Vodacom Durban July (VDJ), will begin with a five-star luxury train odyssey this year in collaboration with the iconic Blue Train.

The VDJ Red Experience will set off the countdown to the 2019 version of the event, which has been themed Stars of Africa. Guests will travel in style overnight from Pretoria to Durban in the train, placing this luxury travel experience at the top of our list of the hottest places to stay while attending the Vodacom Durban July. Read more about the VDJ Red Experience and a few other luxury accommodation spots to choose from below.

 

The Blue Train

Okay, so this selection is not exactly accommodation oriented, but because this is an iconic once in a lifetime experience, we just had to place The Blue Train at the top of our list. Imagine travelling to the VDJ in style, like a true African star? Enjoying luxury suites, socialising in elegant lounges and indulging in the best fine dining this country has to offer. Who wouldn’t want that?

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The Oyster Box

Winner of TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2019, The Oyster Box is one of the g- to luxury hotels in Umhlanga, Kwa Zulu Natal. This beachfront hotel is popular for their luxurious bespoke rooms, garden villas and incredible views of the Indian Ocean.

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Fairmont Hotel Zimbali

The luxury Fairmont Hotel is located in the sublime Zimbali Coastal Estate and provides guests with a tranquil holiday experience in stylish comfort. The accommodation is central and just a 30-minute drive from Durban, so there is no chance of missing anything happening at Vodacom Durban July 2019.

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The View Boutique Hotel and Spa

Living like African royalty for a weekend at The View Boutique Hotel and Spa comes easy. Located in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu Natal the boutique hotel boasts breath taking ocean views, natural charm and timeless elegance with its opulent furnishings and fabrics and majestic.

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Audacia Manor

If you looking for something a little more private the Audacia Manor just might be it. Located in the Durban suburb of Morning side, this restored Colonial Mansion rests on the lush slopes of a quiet residential and boasts magnificent city and ocean views.