8 Routes of Durban you need to see

In Articles, Latest News, Road Tripping by Vaughan McShane

Route 1:

Durban Central/Florida Road/Glenwood

“The harbour and famous Golden Mile’s beautiful beaches and promenade give way to Durban’s vibrant CBD, abounding with top-notch facilities and entertainment” Durban’s 6 km long sandy beach, called “Golden Mile” is by far the greatest attraction of the city. It’s a huge pleasure resort for swimming, splash pools, fountains, curio markets and uShaka Marine World.

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Also on Route 1 you will find the Moses Mabhida Stadium where you can do Segway tour or get your adrenaline pumping at Big Rush.

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A day in Florida Rd, starts early with home brewed coffee at any of the sidewalk cafes. Lunchtime approaches and you can step into any of more than 30 restaurants to choose from and then dance the night away with street clubs and bars that will give you “high street” vibe.


Route 2:

Durban North/Glen Ashley/La Lucia

Step into relaxed, resort-town ambience and experience first rate holiday facilities and shopping as well as the adventure gateway to Durban’s Green Corridor, which runs along the Umgeni River.


Route 3:

Umhlanga / Umdloti/La Mercy

Just north of Durban lies the sophisticated and pulsating corporate hub of Umhlanga, surrounded by blissful holiday facilities, fine dining and world class shopping.

It’s a perfect mix of business and pleasure.

Route 4:


Meander into Durban’s green belt and discover the magical Inanda Valley, steeped in history, culture and natural beauty.

Take a guided tour or hike or mountain bike through this route. The Inanda Dam and the Umgeni River is a must to do and see.

Indanda in itself has some rich history to explore.

Route 5:

Kloof/ Hillcrest/ Drummond

To the West lie the breath taking hills and valleys of Kloof, Hillcrest and Valley of 1000 Hills, abounding with family adventure facilities including, cultural villages. Perfect for sightseeing and adventure, it’s a treasure chest of craft shops.


Route 6:


Situated inland from Durban’s CBD, Durban West offers brilliant shopping, true guesthouse hospitality and culturally eclectic areas of Clermont and KwaDabeka


Route 7:

Amanzimtoti/ Illovo Beach / Umkomaas

South of the city, this route is all about family holiday adventures and offers a relaxed coastal-town feel. Shop until you drop or go diving at Aliwal Shoal – on the top ten dive sites in the world.

The town of Amanzimtoti which means “Sweet waters” in Zulu is said to have been named by the great King Shaka after he tasted the water flowing from the hills.


Route 8:

Umlazi /Chatsworth/ The Bluff

Explore energetic Umlazi – famous for its friendly urban culture, visit the Gandhi Centenary Park in Chatsworth and then soak up the sum on the beautiful beached of The Bluff.