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City Lodge Road Lodge Umhlanga #CityEscapes

8.7
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We had the honor of being part of the City Lodge #CityEscapes campaign where we would be spent the night at the Road Lodge Hotel Umhlanga, and got a chance to experience the touristy side of our amazing city!

Upon arrival, the check-in process was a breeze and we unpacked our bags for the night, took a lovely quick shower and got ready to walk across to Gateway.
We chose Primi to dine at for the night to which we ordered steak skewers, accompanied by slender fries, and a drink each.

The vibe was buzzing, full of Durbanites, with a mix of tourists from JHB.
We watched as the children were entertained by the Fire Brigade pole, sliding down from the ceiling, and then running back up to do it 20 times over.

View from our room!

View from our room!

After we finished our meal, we headed back into Gateway to do a little window shopping. The thing I love most about Gateway is that there are endless shopping opportunities, along with eating experiences and fun activities for everyone.

We finally made the short way back to our hotel, had another quick shower and hopped into the warm, cosy bed. (Don’t you just love the smell of a clean, fresh duvet?)

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We woke up in the morning and headed down to eat our breakfast. We had a continental breakfast which usually costs R65 per person. This includes your choice of cereal, bread/toast, croissants, muffins, eggs & sausages, and a selection of ham, along with tea/coffee. – Delicious and fast if you’re in a hurry to get somewhere.

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We decided our “touristy” activity for the day would be to head down to Moses Mabhida stadium. Luckily for us, the I Heart Market was on, which was such a treat! We browsed around locally made stalls, and marvelled at the talent our city has.

After that, we decided to take a Segway tour. That’s right, a tour on a Segway! This was undoubtably the coolest thing we’ve ever done! After we trained for 10 minutes, we were ready to start gliding along the beachfront.
With a guide, the three of us rode along the beautiful Durban beachfront.

Zooming past people, kids on their bikes and dogs on leashes, we made our way towards uShaka Marine World. Once there, we stopped for a quick break and took a selfie. The weather was absolutely perfect, just the way Durban always is.

We ended the day off with a traditional “braai” and a movie at Gateway’s cinemas.

On Sunday, we decided to attend the annual Durban Day at Suncoast, and boy, were we proud to be a Durbanite! With a local line-up of incredible artists and bands, we had the most amazing, fun-filled day!

The Breakdown


Location
10
Sleep Quality
8
Rooms
7
Service
8
Value
10
Cleanliness
9