Durban is a coastal city in South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal region. The city underwent a total makeover in 2010 prior to the FIFA World Cup, and the promenade that stretches along Durban’s seafront was revitalised, giving the city a new lease of life. It’s a great place to relax on the beach as well as taking day trips to nearby game reserves.
Multi-culturalism is a large part of life in Durban and the city takes its influences from African, Indian and European cultures. The Indian community of Durban is the largest outside of India, which can be felt all over the city with its vibrant atmosphere, colourful streets and tantalising smells. For many, a tailor-made Durban holiday is ideal for some rest and relaxation before or after an adventure in South Africa.
What to Do in Durban
If you’re wondering about the best things to in Durban, we have you covered. You could stay here a couple of weeks and still not have seen everything. Popular activities include strolling or cycling down the Golden Mile, visiting the KwaMuhle Museum, exploring the Indian district and checking out the Campbell Collections. Tours of the Moses Mabhida Stadium are also on offer, as well as nature walks in Tala Game Reserve and boat trips to see if you can spot sharks. After all that excitement it’s time to head to the beach for some well-deserve chill time.
Best Time to Visit Durban
Durban can be visited year-round, but the best time is between April and September when temperatures are cooler and there is less rain.