Stay at the ocean-front Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga Ridge hotel, next to Umhlanga Beach and minutes from the Gateway Mall. The contemporary Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga Ridge’s curving facade faces the Indian Ocean. You’ll pass an elegant fountain on your way to meet our friendly team in the light-filled Lobby. This peaceful hotel is 10km from Durban’s vibrant city centre and rail station, and 13km from King Shaka International Airport. Leave your vehicle in our car park when you attend seminars in Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga Ridge’s 3 air-conditioned meeting rooms. It is a short taxi ride to meetings at Alexander Forbes and Deloitte and we’re only 10km from Illovo Sugar and 15km from congresses at the International Convention Centre. The Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 400 metres away, has a Wave House surf centre as well as a range of high fashion stores. Glitzy stage shows take place at the Sibaya Casino, 15km away. Head for a dip in our sunny outdoor pool, centred by a calming water feature. The maritime theme continues in our Great Room, with its ornate sea shell decor, where a complimentary breakfast buffet is prepared each morning. Meet over Castle beers on our Great Room bar’s veranda before grill suppers at the Butcher Block steakhouse, next door to Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga Ridge.