The Happy Hippo flies South Africa’s flag high with its contemporary ethnic theme. Experience their ‘wow’ factor from rooms awash in vibrant colours (every room is different ) to cool cultural trimmings and industrial flavours. Ushaka Marine World is next door with restaurants, watering holes and marine- themed rides.
The beach is also nearby, so stroll down to tan or swim, surf,kayak or sail. For taste of the real Durban, head to the famous Indian Market for a bunny chow, catch a rickshaw ride along the beachfront or a cable car ride to the top of the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Downtime can be spent at the Hippo, browsing the curio shop or globetrotting The Globe,their rooftop bar.