The town's founder named Darnall after his home town in the UK.
Darnall is only about an hours drive from Durban and around 15 minutes to the beach of Zinkwazi.
Besides wonderful views of undulating sugarcane coated hills, and guaranteed down time, there are a number of other options open to visitors around Darnall.
The Harold Johnsson Nature Reserve just north of Darnall offers a great variety of game and bird life, and contains two national monuments worth seeing, particularly Fort Pearson, built in 1878, which sits on a bluff overlooking the pont-crossing on the Tugela River. In fact the entire reserve used to function as a British military camp. The beautiful 104 hectare reserve offers picnic and braai facilities and sightings of zebra, duiker, bushbuck and crocodiles.
If you're after greater game, then a drive out to see the Big Five at the Umfolozi Reserve is but an hour and a half's drive from Darnall.