Parking area for buses and taxis
Buses and taxis should drop passengers and drive to Drive Inn Site for parking. The parking arrangement has been done to ease the traffic congestion along the Durban beaches and ensure safety of pedestrians and beach patrons. There must be no passengers on board when buses and taxis are parked at the site. Only the driver should be present and after parking the bus, he or she should leave. Drivers are urged to comply with and respect each other to ensure that everyone enjoy the festive season to the fullest.
Beachfront businesses and residents are urged to apply for vehicle entry permits. They should produce proof of residence and ownership of the vehicles. Emergency vehicles Municipal vehicles and metered taxis will not require permits. One day permits can be collected from the Metro Police headquarters at Archie Gumede Place, throughout the festive season. Residents of the apartments along the beach should also get permits which will allow them pass to and from their residence.
The permits are obtainable from the Metro Police station located at Boscombe Terrace (behind Southern Sun Garden Court hotel). Access will be granted to motorists who will be able to produce a permit. Please note that vehicle access to the beachfront is limited to beachfront residents and hotel guests during the festive season to ensure safety of beach patrons. Motorists are urged to display their permits in the vehicles.
Roads leading to the beachfront will be affected by road closures. Motorists are advised to comply and cooperate with Metro Police who will be around beachfront during the festive season to ensure that there is no traffic congestion and to create a safer environment for beach patrons. The Municipality has drawn up a traffic management plan to inform motorists of the closures. It is important that motorists strictly comply and follow instructions.
Motorists are requested to listen to and obey instructions given to them by the Metro Police and SAPS. They have been working on the traffic and security plans for more than two months to ensure holidaymakers enjoy their stay in Durban to the fullest.
Motorists are advised to comply with information on road signs as some roads are tow-away zones. The following roads will be from 6 December 2013 to 12 January 2014, temporary closed to ensure safety at the beachfront; Bell Street, South Beach Avenue, Hospital Road, Masonic Road, Shearer Road, Palmer Road and Molyneux Road.