HOME   BOATS   RATES   CRUISES
Durban Harbour
072 081 2437   info@durbancruiseboat.co.za

Durban Cruise Boat - Wilson's Wharf, 18 Boatmans Road, Durban Harbour

Durban Cruise Boat on Face BookDurban Cruise Boat on Trip AdvisorDurban Cruise Boat on Google Maps

Port of DurbanSome Information About the Port of Durban

The Port of Durban, commonly called Durban Harbour, is the largest and busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa.

It is the fourth largest container terminal in the Southern Hemisphere. Durban as a port dates back to 1824 when the first European settlers made a landing with the intention of setting up a trading post.

The port occupies the natural expanse of Durban Bay - an area of 1850ha, with the water area being 892ha in extent at high tide and 679ha at low.

The entrance channel is 222m wide at its narrowest point. The entrance channel is 19m deep in the outer entrance shallowing to 16.5m draught in the inner channel.

Durban Harbour is a natural harbour that still resembles the original bay’s shape. It is said that Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, discovered the bay in 1497.

The port of Durban operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year. During daylight ships are supposedly restricted to 243.8m length with a maximum width of 35m and a draught of 11.9m, or 12.2m according to tide and harbour master's clearance. Larger vessels are common, and ships up to 300m lengths and 37m beams are regular callers in Durban. Night restrictions are for a ship length of 200m, a beam of 26m, and maximum draught of 11.6m.


Boat Cruises in Durban Harbour are very popular

Boat Cruises in Durban

There are also many Fishing Charters that operate from the port of Durban
Fishing Charters in Durban

WEBSITE NAVIGATION
HOME - BOATS - RATES
CRUISE EXPERIENCE
TESTIMONIALS
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
DURBAN HARBOUR

PRIVACY POLICY

072 081 2437   info@durbancruiseboat.co.za

 


Links
:
Fishing Charters Deep Sea Fishing - Fishing in Durban - Marlin Fishing - Game Fishing - Tiger Fishing - Bass Fishing - Lake Jozini Fishing
Boat Cruises - Boat Hire - Boat Rides - Harbour Cruises - Boat Tours
Driveway Gates - Security Gates - Gate Automation - Gates and Fencing - Wrought Iron Gates - Wrought Iron Furniture