This 4-star hotel in Umhlanga is located across from the Wavehouse and the Gateway Theatre of Shopping. It offers views of Chris Saunders Park and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV. The rooms at the Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge have a sitting area, a work desk and a tea/coffee maker. The hotel’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a deck overlooking a tranquil garden. Guests can relax at the rooftop swimming pool, work out in the fitness center, or enjoy drinks on the terrace. The Umhlanga Ridge is 20 minutes from Durban’s central business district and 15 minutes from the King Shaka International Airport by car. uShaka Marine World is 11 miles away.