Outdoors is where you have to be! This is the wet ‘n wild city, where the sun shines all year round, where the warm Indian Ocean calls, and the fun never sets. There’s swimming, surfing, hiking, biking, history and spectacular mountain scenery.
Meet the picturesque diversity of the ‘Rainbow Nation’ on an early morning stroll along Durban’s ‘Golden Mile’ beachfront. There’s jogging, cycling, swimming, surfing and paddle boating. There are baptisms, talented sand artists and informal souvenir shops. It’s an amazing display of a living, flourishing city.
Take a short drive to the north, to Umhlanga, sometimes called the ‘new city centre’. You’ll find a vibrant metropolis of the most impressive mansions, glittering office blocks and stylish beachfront apartments, the vast new development of today’s residential and commercial lifestyle. Here are the bright lights of Durban’s future. Durban’s port is the busiest in Africa, and the waterfront is fringed with colourful restaurants, bars, shops and live music venues. The harbour is busy, busy, busy with tugs, luxury yachts, huge container vessels and small tourist boats on the move all the time. It’s lively and exciting. Near the heart of it all is the internationally known and acclaimed uShaka Marine World. Here is an aquarium to match anything in the world, housed in a gigantic ‘Ship Wreck’, with a snorkel tank and endless, thrilling water rides. Marvel at the experience of a gourmet meal, in the wreck, with a large shark population watching from close by!
A short drive inland takes in the spectacular Valley of a Thousand Hills, with breath-taking views as far as the eye can see, a tantalising introduction to Zulu culture, and arts and craft shops of every kind. Go on westwards to the Kwazulu Natal Midlands for still more arts, crafts, food and culture in the Midlands Meander.
You cannot think of visiting KwaZulu Natal without taking in the majesty and splendour of the Drakensberg Mountains, enjoying the numerous ‘Berg lodges and chalets, and viewing for yourself the ancient San artwork adorning the walls of caves and crevices, one of South Africa’s finest World Heritage Sites.
In and around Durban, there’s everything under the sun and more!!
Can't Be Missed - Kwazulu Natal
- At uShaka Marine World, swim with the fish or enjoy the water slides.
- Watch Zulu dancing in the magnificent Valley of a Thousand Hills.
- Stroll around the Heritage Market in Hillcrest, and enjoy the quaint shops and restaurants.
- Meander along Umhlanga’s promenade.
- Take a day trip to the majestic Drakensberg Mountains.
- Drive among the rolling green hills and enjoy country cuisine and relaxed shopping in the Midlands Meander.