La Mercy Tourism, South Africa

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La Mercy is a suburb of the eThekwini municipality 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Durban, South Africa. It is the location of Durban's King Shaka International Airport. It has four distinct areas - The airport precinct, the main residential area, a shanty town, and a beach-front strip of apartments along South Beach Road. Although host to an international airport, La Mercy is a small suburb, with no shopping center or public transport to speak of; severely lacking in communal infrastructure such as pavements and public parks. There is one under-utilised primary school (La Mercy Primary), two hotels (La Mercy Beach Hotel and Seabelle) with restaurants, two shops, and a community hall. La Mercy is however blessed to have three religious institutions, a Mosque, a Hindu temple, and a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall.


Planning a vacation to La Mercy in South Africa? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. The nearest major city to La Mercy is Margate. Margate is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Tala Privated Game Reserve, Kwazulu-natal Botanical Gardens, Butterflies For Africa. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Margate Airport. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to La Mercy.

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Facts and Stats for La Mercy*

  • Pollution Statistics in La Mercy

    Know the pollution level of La Mercy before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 56.62 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 63.97 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27.27 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 46.32 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 41.91 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 46.88 (Moderate)
  • La Mercy: Crime and Safety

    How safe is La Mercy for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in La Mercy.

    • Burglary and Theft 82.86 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 79.96 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 87.3 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 91.46 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 79.3 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 76.64 (High)
    • Attacks 77.02 (High)
    • Drug offense 72.2 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 33.93 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 7.2 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60.54 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 65.67 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 81 (Very High)
  • Living in La Mercy - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of La Mercy is 143.23 (High)

    • Safety Index 20.69 (Low)
    • Climate Index 95.61 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 53.26 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.48 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 44.05 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 51.04 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.14 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 99.74 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in La Mercy

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in La Mercy

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.07 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55.08 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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