Durban has its own unique flavour. Its hot, sub-tropical climate leads to long lazy days on golden beaches followed by steamy nights relaxing or partying among the many faces of this city.

Visit Durban for a cultural explosion of colours, sights, smells and tastes – it is home to a large Indian community and the flavours of the East influence the look and feel of the city- women in silk saris; the aroma of curry luring you into restaurants. You haven’t experienced Durban unless you’ve tasted a Bunny Chow – hot curry served in a hollowed out half-loaf of bread.

Durban is a great destination for surfers – unlike in Cape Town, surfers here can take to the waves in board shorts and stay out for hours – no need for wetsuits in this warm water.

Durban Attractions

  • uShaka Marine World – incredible aquarium, live dolphin shows, entertainment centre with waterslides, shops and restaurants
  • Wonderful beaches for swimming, surfing, windsuring, body boarding and canoeing
  • Greyville Racecourse, home of the annual Durban July
  • Nature lovers destinations – Durban Botanical Gardens featuring the Orchid House, Jameson Park’s beautiful rose garden, Mitchell Park; Burman Nature Reserve, Japanese Botanical Gardens; Umgeni River Bird Park, Kloof Gorge; Shongweni Dam.
  • Shopping and dining – Florida Road in Morningside / Berea, Musgrave, Botha’s Hill in Hillcrest / Gillitts, The Pavilion Mall, Windemere Road and 9th Avenue in Greyville
  • Valley of a Thousand Hills – 25 min from Durban.
  • pheZulu Safari park – 35km from Durban.  Zulu dancing and cultural shows, crocodile & snake park.
  • Inchanga Choo Choo – a great family outing aboard a steam train.