|Umhlanga Tourism Information Centre
Tel : (031) 561 4257
Fax : (031) 561 6943
Email : email@example.com
Tel /Fax : (031) 561 1000
Cell : 083 2586 764
17 Charter Mews, 23 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.mydurbaninfo.com
Tel : (031) 322 4164
Tel : (031) 366 7500 br /> Website: www.zulu.org.za
BANKSAll major South African Banks and Building Societies have branches in the main towns. Banking hours are (Monday to Friday) 09h00 - 15h30 and (Saturdays) 08h30 - 11h00. Automated teller machines (ATMs) operate 24/7 hours and can be found in most shopping centres.
Traveler's cheques and foreign currency notes of all major currencies can be exchanged at any commercial bank. American Express offices and most hotels have exchange facilities.
American Express Foreign Exchange
ADDRESS: 10th Floor, Nedbank Building, Durban 4001
TEL: 031 301 5541
FAX: 086 211 4544
American Express Foreign Exchange, as the world’s largest and most professional Foreign Exchange provider,has the expertise and branch network to provide outstanding foreign exchange services to all travelers, making our service levels unmatched within the industry.
MUSGRAVE – 031 2028733
UMHLANGA -031 5661412
WESTVILLE – 031 2670797
PAVILLION – 031 2651456
PIETERMARITZBURG – 033 3945608
Most department stores, shops, hotels and restaurants accept international credit cards i.e. American Express, VISA, Diners Club, MasterCard. Please note that petrol may not be purchased on credit cards in South Africa.
Value Added Tax 14%
Tax is charged on purchased goods and services. Foreign tourists can have their sales tax (VAT) refunded at a port of exit, provided the purchase exceeds R250. To qualify, visitors must have a valid foreign passport, the necessary tax invoices and the goods. The relevant office is in the International departures section at Durban International Airport. VAT for restaurant, accommodation or car hire will not be refunded.
CONSULATES AND EMBASSIES IN DURBAN
LOCAL MUNICIPAL OFFICESUmhlanga Municipal Office Tel : (031) 561 1101
TELECOMMUNICATIONSSouth Africa has a sophisticated telecommunications network. International dialling and full telex, telefax, and electronic mail facilities are available. There is full cellphone coverage in the Umhlanga area, and handsets are available for hire in the main shopping centres. Local SIM cards may be bought at retail outlets.
King Shaka International Airport (telephone number 032 - 436 6585) receives direct flights from various international destinations as well as domestic services, including Kulula.com, Nationwide, SAA and British Airways. Intercity coaches and trains are reasonably priced and depart daily for various destinations. The Mynah Bus is a reliable local bus service that plies passengers around Durban and the suburbs. There is a regular bus service between Durban and Umhlanga. Tel : (031) 309 5942/3, or Umhlanga Tourism (031) 561 4257/6943.
Please make use of www.safe.kzn.org.za, part of a comprehensive KZN tourism safety initiative.