Top things to do in Durban

Top things to do in Durban

Top things to do in Durban

Durban is a laid back city yet urbanized. It offers a mix of Zulu culture and a large Indian population that speaks English. Durban benefits from the yearlong subtropical climate with temperatures staying in the range of 20 degrees. Durban has been declared the “friendliest city in South Africa” and is one of the most sustainable cities in the world. It is rich in terms of its historical culture and offers some very exciting indigenous cuisines to the travelers. Durban by virtue of its expansive coastline offers good beaches and aquatic life. The natural reserves in South Africa and Durban offer great experience in terms of wildlife and some of the most wonderful adventure activities.

Moses Mabhida Stadium:

This stadium was specifically built to host the FIFA World Cup and has since then been converted into a tourist attraction. The top of the stadium that can be accessed by the SkyCar offers an expansive view that has the Indian Ocean on one side and the entire city of Durban on the other.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping:

The Gateway Theatre of Shopping offers many fashion and entertainment options for its visitors. The mall has everything under one roof for the fashion forward, the tech-savvy, socialites, and party animals.

Musgrave Centre:

Located in the sophisticated suburb of Musgrave in the beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal, Musgrave Centre is a modern, aesthetically stylish and pleasing heaven for shoppers. Its style and convenience makes it an ideal shopping destination for tourists and locals alike.

Valley of a 1000 hills:

The valley is characterized by lush tropical forests, waterfalls and wildlife. This scenic attraction, as the name suggests, has a number of valleys and ridges that with several resorts scattered around it. Some of the best attractions include the Crocodile and Snake Park, 1000 Hill Bird Park and the Arts and Crafts Village.


Located along the Durban coastline near the Indian Ocean, Umhlanga has the best hotels of Durban located in the area. It provides tourist attractions and leisure activities that include surfing, fishing and snorkeling.

Golden Mile Beach:

The Golden Mile is one of Durban’s most popular hangout spots not only for the Africans but also for tourists visiting the city. The beach is paved with golden sand shores that provide a wide expanse for sunbathers and swimmers to take a dip in the sea. There are a number of other destinations like Blue lagoon, uShaka marine world and skate park, alongside the beach. Cyclists, joggers and walkers are a regular sight on the beach. The beach is very well-maintained and is one of the cleanest beaches in the country.

uShaka Marine World:

This marine theme park provides attractions to cater to all age groups. It has the 5th largest aquarium in the world that boasts of large sharks and rays as exhibits. Tourists can choose to go snorkeling and get up close with the creatures. The Marine World also has a theme park inside that has some of Africa’s thrilling rides and also has an African-themed village setting that is best enjoyed while taking a stroll.

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