Welcome to Durban
Washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This sub-tropical paradise blessed with glorious weather all year round. It’s the holiday destination of choice with golden beaches, shopper’s delights from craft markets to street bazaars and sophisticated shopping malls. It’s also a natural playground for sailing, boating and fishing.
Things to See
The Uhmlanga Coast – This coast stretches for miles to the north of the city and its encircled by fields of green sugar cane and endless golden beaches that this part of the world is so famous for. There is an endless choice of activities to enjoy like surfing, swimming, fishing, dolphin and whale watching and shopping. You can hike through the famous Hawaan nature Reserve or just laze in the sun.
The Sapphire Coast – The town of Amanzimtoti (meaning ‘sweet waters’ in Zulu) is said to have been named by the Great Zulu King Shaka after tasting the fresh water that flows out of the hills at this scenic spot. It is situated on the coast just a short drive from Durban.
The Valley of 1000 Hills – It’s nationally known as one of the most exciting adventure – hubs South Africa has to offer. Situated between 650 and 800meters above the sea level. Mighty rivers rage through the valleys and sugar cane; forests and single tracks run through the Giba Gorge for those who love to cycle.
Spice up your life in Durban:
*It was a host city of the 2010 FIFA World Cup with travellers from across the globe flocking to the Moses Mabhida Stadium. From here you can have the leap of a life with BIG RUSH BIG SWING. Jump from the stadiums arch which is 106meters above the pitch and then swing out to a 220 meter arc.
*Also one of SA’s top surfing spots, because of its excellent weather conditions, favourable wind directions, a variety of reef, point and beach breaks.
*Durban north Beach fun world.
*Spice it up at Victoria Street Market – here you will find traditional kurtas and saris, all accompanied by the scent of incense and aromatic spices.
*Ushaka Marine World – At the end of Durban’s Golden Mile is Africa’s largest marine them park. The most amazing cargo shipwreck has been recreated here. No matter what the occasions – you will find something to do at Ushaka. Most important is the incredible Indian cuisine such as rotis, samooosa, crushed sugar cane and the most amazing bunny chow.
People of Durban enjoy a fun night out, so there are many clubs and bards scattered around the city.
Rocca Bar close to the Railway Line
Happy Hippo – most amazing setting situated at the end of the Golden Mile.
It’s a Hotel with an “s” making it Durban’s best HOSTEL
Here they will host many runners for the comrades marathon and host some of the glitz and glamorous for the Durban July horse racing event.
Tekweni Backpackers – situated in the trendy Florida Road area with its Cosmopolitan vibe, street cafes and funky ambience. this is Durban first hostel.
Where to eat:
Cargo Hold – the most beautiful food ever!
Indian Company – for the authentic Indian meal – “would like it mile, hot or mind blowing?”