In 2014, CNN rated Durban as “The coolest city in South Africa you’ve never seen”. If you want to find out why it received this acclaim, here are the top seven things to do in Durban.
uShaka Marine World
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Where: King Shaka Avenue, Durban
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Contact number: +27 (0)31 328 8000
If you’re traveling with your loved ones, a stop at uShaka Marine World is a must. Currently the fifth largest aquarium in the world, uShaka offers a place full of entertainment, with activities including shark diving, snorkeling, a dolphin stadium as well as slippery slides which provide endless fun.
Moses Mabhida Stadium
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Where: Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban
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Contact number: +27 (0)31 582 8222
One of the host stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium provides plays host to various sporting codes and concerts. It’s also home to the world’s only stadium swing, which allows travellers to jump 106 metres above the world cup football pitch.
Umgeni River Bird Park
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Where: Riverside Rd, Durban, South Africa
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Contact number: +27 (0)31 579 4600
Situated 10 minutes outside Durban, the Umgeni River Bird Park was built by Dr. Alan Abrey in April 1984. Since then the park has accumulated an impressive collection of birds – 800 birds from 200 different species.
Mitchell Park Zoo
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Where: 10 Ferndale Rd, Durban, 4001, South Africa
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Contact number: +27 (0)31 303 2275
If you’re looking for a fun activity for the little ones, the Mitchell Park Zoo is a host to a small number of animals to visit, including exotic birds, wallabies, small antelope, crocodiles, raccoons, and a variety of monkey species.
Durban Botanic Gardens
Where: 70 St Thomas Rd, Durban, 4001, South Africa
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Contact number: +27 (0)31 322 4000
Durban’s Botanic Gardens is the oldest botanic garden on the African continent. Developed in 1849. The gardens are home to both indigenous and exotic plant collections boasting a unique selection of trees from all over the world.
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Where: Suncoast Boulevard, Marine Parade, Durban, 4056, South Africa
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Contact number: +27 (0)31 328 3000
The Suncoast Casino offers a wide variety of activities catering for all ages and interests, from enjoying the latest movies, a great meal, a fun night out to spending your day at the beach or behind the slots machines and gaming tables in the casino.
Victoria Street Market
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Where: Victoria Street, Durban
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Contact Number: +27 (0)31 306 4021
The Victoria Street Market is a must-do shopping stop for anyone who wants to experience some of Durban’s rich culture, selling a range of African and oriental products. If you are already in the area and you would like to have the freedom to explore the area you are visiting independently, you might want to consider car rental for the perfect set of wheels.