Video courtesy of ‘Novos Digital Cinema’ (Enter Durban)
Durban will always be one of my favorite places because of the warm weather, the friendliness of people and it’s rich culture so here are 10 reasons to put Durban on your bucket list of places to see!
Walk along Umhlanga Beach Promenade
Umhlanga Beach stretches along a beautiful coastline and yet still remains close to the city center. The shoreline stretches to nearby towns including La Lucia, Umdloti and Ballito.
The east cost of Africa attracts millions of sardines between the months of May and July. The sardines are visible even by satellite and swim up to 15 kilometers long, 3.5 km wide and 40 meters deep! This is a popular event for South Africans and its worth renting a kayak at uShaka Marine World (Durban Theme Park) at a price of around R100 per person (about £1.10) (price availability as of 2015).
Take a steam train from Kloof, Durban to Ichanga and enjoy the scenery along the way. The train runs on the last Sunday of each month.
Experience township food and culture in Umlazi, North of Durban. Despite what people might say, this places is perfectly safe for tourists who visit all year round.
Rent a Rickshaw
Rickshaws have always been a significant trademark of Durban. Rent a rickshaw on the along the beach and enjoy an interesting ride around the Durban promenade!
Explore the Saturday Markets
If you’re after anything South African, make sure to visit the local Saturday markets including ‘I Heart Durban’ and ‘Essenwood Markets’ and buy South African cuisine, cakes, clothing or accessories.
Explore the outskirts of Durban and visit Phezulu Cultural Village situated at ‘Valley of a thousand Hills’. The village is home to the Gasa clan. Get a glimpse of Zulu culture, beliefs and rituals. Children and adults can also visit the crocodile enclosure and experience crocodile feeding!
Learn about shark behaviors and how sharks feed at this educational facility which aims to educate the public and bring environmental awareness.
This theme park which was opened in 2014 houses an exciting aquarium, swimming facilities and provides restaurants, food and entertainment for the whole family. The dolphin show is a must-see! Dolphin shows are available throughout the day.
This state of the art stadium was built in time for the 2010 Soccer World Cup that was hosted in Durban. Post World Cup, the stadium is used for activities such as bungee jumping, football, concerts and motor sports.