South Africa Durban


The busiest port and one of the largest cities in South Africa, where there is summer all year round and a coastline with warm waters as well as renowned surfing spots – Durbs, as the locals call it, is the place to be.  Durban is a small city with a lot to offer in a close vicinity. Attractions include the Ushaka Marine World where there is an impressive aquarium and theme park that ensures a great time for all ages. The lively Florida Road has a great selection of modern cafes and restaurants to satisfy anyone’s taste buds.  Getting your toes wet in the warm Indian Ocean and renting a surf board or going for lessons off the Golden Mile promenade is a highlight and an experience most locals would recommend.

Durban is situated in the province of KwaZulu Natal which is home to the largest tribe, the Zulus, in South Africa. Just north of Durban is Shakaland, a historical site full of culture and traditions. There is a restaurant that offers legitimate local Zulu cuisines as well as tours that include beer drinking ceremonies and ancient fighting techniques.

Durban has the highest concentration of Indian people outside of India in the world and as such, is known for its delicious Indian cuisine. Going to a local Indian restaurant for lunch or supper is a highlight for most tourists. Indulging in a local delicacy known as the “bunnychow” is a must for those wanting to try something new.

Just north of Durban is the small coastal town of St Lucia, an area known for its wildlife. Take a day trip there and enjoy a water safari trip where you can view hippos, crocodiles and birds for a reasonable price. A little further north is Sodwana Bay, South Africa’s top spot for coral reef diving and snorkelling. Sodwana has an impressive marine conservation project as well as ocean life which includes bottle nose dolphins, whale sharks, leatherback turtles and a wide variety of fish.

As you can see there are many things to do in Durban that will keep you entertained for a fair part of your trip to Southern Africa. So if beach bars, warm weather, relaxed locals and mouth-watering foods interest you then this is a place to visit. Ashanti Travel Online will help you organise your trip and recommend what to do in Durban for any sort of traveller.

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