Moyo at Ushaka is a great place to end a busy Durban day. Picture: Moyo.

No festive season is complete without a few cocktails.  Here's a list of some cool spots to enjoy sun downers in Durban:


Bel Punto in Umdloti Beach

Bel Punto offers some stunning views. Picture: Bel Punto.

A little further afield, Bel Punto in Umdloti Beach serves a variety of cocktails and has a good wine list. If you choose to stay for a meal, the emphasis is firmly on seafood and Mediterranean flavours.

Lighthouse Bar: Oyster Box Hotel in  Umhlanga Rocks

Lighthouse Bar at the Oyster Box Hotel. Picture: Oyster Box.

Enjoy the stunning view of the Indian Ocean and surrounding beaches while you sip on some of the Oyster Box signature cocktails. Lavery suggests trying the Umhlanga Schling, made with cane-sugar and cane-spirit.

Moyo at uShaka Marine World

Moyo at Ushaka is a great place to end a busy Durban day. Picture: Moyo.

Moyo at uShaka Marine World has an enviable position on South Beach, a good selection of cocktails, like the African Sunset, made with Spiced Gold rum and peach schnapps muddled with fresh strawberries, mixed berry puree and fresh limes, and served tall, capped with crushed ice and finished with a fresh orange float, and a proudly South African wine list. In line with the moyo franchise, the fare is African-inspired and includes platters to share.