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  • Eastern Cape
  • Mpumalanga
  • North West
  • Free State
  • Northern Cape
  • Limpopo

Rest of Africa

  • Nigeria
  • Mozambique
  • Kenya
  • Zambia
  • Tanzania

Middle East &
Indian Ocean

  • Seychelles
  • United Arab Emirates

What To Do in Durban

Shopping, Dining & Relaxing

Get a taste of Durban beyond the beaches and explore a city of culture, shopping, dining and family-friendly fun.

Shopping

  • Malls

Pavillion – a Durban landmark with 245 stores just 5kms from the centre. The Pav, as it’s known, is one of the best shopping spots in the city.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping – A little out of the city in uMhlanga is Africa’s largest mall. Gateway has everything from a skate park to big brand flagship stores.

  • New Shopping Precincts

Rivertown – part of a new urban regeneration initiative the area has its first major player with 8 Morrison, a design hub for creatives.

Station Drive – a transformed industrial area is becoming one of the hottest spots in the city and home to a micro-distillery, vintage shops, trendy dining and a selection of handcrafted goods from designer clothes to wooden sunglasses.

Markets

  • I Heart Market – if you are in the area on the first Saturday of the month take a drive to Moses Mabhida stadium and explore one of SA’s largest design markets.
  • Morning Trade – situated in Durban’s trendy Station Drive Precinct this artisanal focused food market is open every Sunday
  • Victoria Street Market – authentic Afro-Indian market experience in the city centre (08h00 – 18h00 Monday to Saturday & 10h00 – 16h00 Sunday)

Beaches

Durban’s best beaches form the Golden Mile running from uShaka Marine World to Suncoast.

  • South Beach – lifeguards, shark-nets and smaller waves make this a great ‘learn to surf’ spot
  • North Beach – the perfect spot to lie back and soak up the sunshine
  • Dairy Beach, Snake Park Beach and Bay of Plenty -  the best surfing spots on the ‘Mile’.

Eat & Drink

  • Durban Indian – Jeera is all about authentic Indian dining
  • Cafe Culture – Enjoy coffee & cake or a light lunch at Vigour & Verve
  • Drinks with a View – Panorama Bar overlooks the Golden Mile and is perfect for sundowners
  • Buffet – Interactive, delicious and prepared the way you like it at Lingela
  • Sushi – Daruma puts the focus on Japanese cuisine at this standout sushi restaurant

Get even more dining suggestions in our Durban dining guide.

Night Out

  • Suncoast – movies, restaurants, bars and family friendly vibes in an art-deco inspired Durban landmark.

Family

  • uShaka Marine World – home to one of the world’s largest aquariums, a water park, shops and more at the south end of the Golden Mile
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium – take a Segway or bike tour around this tourist friendly stadium. If you are feeling extra brave get harnessed into the world’s tallest swing at the top of the stadium.
  • Durban Botanic Gardens – have a picnic in Africa’s oldest botanical gardens.

Culture & History

  • Durban Natural Science Museum – this charming museum is set in the beautiful Durban City Hall and is perfect for school age learners or anyone looking for something educational and a little different. (+27 31 311 2242 / Durban City Hall)
  • KZNSA Gallery – The KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts gallery is a nonprofit gallery showcasing contemporary local art in a leafy Durban suburb. (+27 31 277 1705 / 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood)

Out & About

  • Helicopter Flight – book a tour from above and fly from Durban to uMhlanga and back.  (Sky Adventures / 073 334 7911)
  • Diving – 30 minutes’ drive from Durban (in Umkomaas) is the starting point for one of the world’s top 10 dive spots – The Aliwal Shoal. This is cage free scuba diving in an area renowned for its shark diversity.  (Aliwal Dive Centre / 039 973 2233)
  • Cycling – hire a bike at Moses Mabhida Stadium or on the beachfront and spend some hours cruising the bike friendly Golden Mile.
  • Inner City Tour – jump on the Durban Ricksha Bus and enjoy a 3-hour guided city tour.

Ask at reception if you need directions or help making a booking. We also recommend always checking before you head out in case of changes. 

Place Name Address Phone Show on map
Addington Hospital Erskine Terrace South Beach Durban +27 31 327 2000

Addington is a 571 bedded and 2 200 staffed district and regional hospital, situated on South Beach, Durban.

The Playhouse Company 231 Anton Lembede St, Durban, 4001, South Africa +27 31 369 9555

The Playhouse Company is Ethekwini’s premier theatre organization

Nelson Mandela Capture site R103, South Africa +27 33 330 8195

The temporary exhibition, hosted in the converted shed, tells a story of Nelson Mandela’s journey through life and how he built a new nation from within a conflicted South Africa.

uShaka Marine World 49 Timeball Blvd, Durban, 4001, South Africa +27 31 328 8000

uShaka Marine World is a 16-hectare theme park which was opened in 30 April 2004 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It comprises 4 sections: uShaka Sea World, uShaka Wet 'n Wild, uShaka Beach, and uShaka Village Walk. It is located on the strip of land between the beachfront and the harbour.

Moses Mabhida Stadium 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Road Durban 4001 +27 31 582 8242

The Moses Mabhida Stadium is a stadium in Durban, South Africa, named after Moses Mabhida, a former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party. It is a multi-use stadium. It was one of the host stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Phezulu Safari Park Old Main Road • Bothas Hill Durban • KwaZulu-Natal +27 31 777 1000

Phezulu Safari Park is an exciting tourism venue, situated in Botha’s Hill, only 35 km’s from central Durban. This picturesque park has magnificent views of the world-famous Valley of a 1000 Hills.

Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World 20 Battery Beach Road, Durban, 4001 +27 31 328 3000

Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World is situated at the northern end of Durban's Golden Mile, adjacent to the Kings Park Sporting Precinct. Besides the casino, the complex houses many restaurants, a beach bar, cinemas and its own semi-private beach, which was rated as one of the top 3 beaches in South Africa.

Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve Hawaan, Blackburn, 4319 +27 31 205 1271

These areas include mainly coastal dune forest and aquatic habitats such as reed beds and shallow well vegetated ponds.

The Pavilion Jack Martens Drive, Westville, Durban, 3611 +27 31 275 9800

From stylish fashion outlets and tantalizing restaurants; The Pavilion hosts over 230 stores, 40 restaurants and 40 jewelers making it the ideal place to satisfy your shopping desires. Don’t forget the Amusement Area, Skate park and 12 Cinemas for your entertainment.

Sharks Board 1 Herrwood Dr, Umhlanga, 4319 +27 31 566 0400

Service organisation that protects beach users in KwaZulu-Natal against shark attack.

Sahara Stadium Kingsmead Kingsmead Way, Kingsmead, Durban, 4001 +27 31 335 4200

Kingsmead is a cricket ground in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

King Shaka International Airport King Shaka International Airport, King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4405, South Africa +27 32 436 6758

King Shaka International Airport, abbreviated KSIA, is the primary airport serving Durban, South Africa.

La Lucia Mall 90 William Campbell Drive La Lucia, 4051 +27 31 562 8420

La Lucia Mall is an exclusive shopping destination situated on the beautiful East Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Offering a wide range of over 130 restaurants and service related businesses under one roof, the mall is conveniently located in the heart of La Lucia.

Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex, 45 Bram Fischer Rd, Durban, 4001 +27 31 360 1000

This world-class facility, renowned for its high standards of service excellence, has successfully staged some the world’s most prestigious and complex events.

The Barnyard Theatre Gateway Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge +27 31 566 3045

Barnyard shows feature the greatest hits of our time. In addition, we regularly host well-known South African bands, comedians and performers.

Netcare Umhlanga Hospital 323 Umhlanga Rocks Drive Umhlanga Durban 432 + 27 31 560 5500

Netcare Umhlanga Hospital's state of the art facilities are complimented by a team of dedicated specialist, outstanding nursing care and amongst the most sophisticated equipment anywhere in the world.

Durban Botanic Gardens 70 St Thomas Rd, Durban, 4001 +27 31 322 4000

The Durban Botanic Gardens is situated in the City of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is Durban’s oldest public institution and Africa's oldest surviving botanical gardens.

Francis Farewell Square Farewell Square Farewell Rd Durban 4001 +27 31 304 4934

This historic square in the middle of Durban is the spot where the city originated as a tiny settlement of itinerant traders and hunters in the early 19th century.

Kings Park Sports Stadium 12 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd, Durban, 4001 +27 31 308 8400

The Kings Park Stadium is a stadium in the Kings Park Sporting Precinct in Durban, South Africa

Durban City Hall Anton Lembede St, Durban, 4000 +27 31 311 1111

The Durban City Hall houses a public library, auditorium, the Durban Art Gallery and the Natural Science Museum behind its gracious façade.

Mount Edgecombe Country Club Gate 2, Golf Course Drive, Mount Edgecombe, South Africa +27 31 539 5330

World class facilities with the ability to cater for varying group sizes in the different function rooms available.

Durban Country Club Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban +27 31 313 1777

Durban Country Club (DCC) offers not one but two magnificent clubhouses and highly rated courses.

Umhlanga Main Beach 22 Lagoon Dr, Umhlanga, 4320, South Africa

This beach has been awarded with a blue flag for its clear water and surroundings. It is suitable for kids, too.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College Building, Berea, 4041, South Africa +27 31 260 1111

The University of KwaZulu-Natal or UKZN is a university with five campuses all located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

The Valley of 1000 Hills Tourist Junction Building, Third Floor, 160 Pine Street, Durban, 4001 +27 31 366 7500

The breathtaking Valley of a Thousand Hills is an exciting component of Durban and South Africa's province of KwaZulu-Natal - the Kingdom of the Zulu.

Wilsons Wharf 14 - 18 Boatmans Rd, Durban +27 31 907 8792

Wilson's Wharf is Durban's trendiest fusion of fun food, top shows and crafts, blended with the rustic interface of a boating marina and working slipways.

Victoria Spice Market 151/155 Victoria Street, Durban, 4037 031 306 4021

Venture down to the Victoria Street Market on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets in Durban Central and step into a sensory Afro-Indian world.

Durban Natural Science Museum Anton Lembede St, Durban, 4000 +27 31 311 2256

The Durban Natural Science Museum has dynamic and innovative research and education programmes with a particular emphasis on Biodiversity Conservation, and Ecology.

Old House Museum 31 Diakonia Street Durban +27 31 311 2261

The site of the Old House Museum was donated to the city by George Churton Collins, built by the Durban Town Council and opened on 12 June 1954.

Virginia Airport Virginia Airport (VIR), Airport Street, Durban North, 4051, South Africa +27 31 563 7101

Virginia Airport is an airport serving Durban, the largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This general aviation airport is located 10 kilometres north of Durban.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge, Durban, 4319 +27 31 514 0500

Gateway offers fashin, fun variety and entertainment for the upmarket shopper. A place where you can leave your troubles behind.

Durban Workshop Flea Market Samora Machel St, Durban, 4001
1000 Hills Tourism 47 Old Main Rd Durban +27 31 777 1874

The breathtaking Valley of a Thousand Hills is an exciting component of Durban and South Africa's province of KwaZulu-Natal - the Kingdom of the Zulu.

The Magic Company 1 Sibaya Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban +27 31 568 1522

Entertainment for the whole family.

The Magic Company - Suncoast Casino 20 Battery Beach Rd, Durban, 4025, South Africa +27 31 337 5486

Entertainment for the whole family.

Durban North Beach North Beach, Durban South Africa

North Beach is one of the beaches of Durban, South Africa. It is situated north of the harbour and bluff, in between Bay of Plenty and Dairy Beach on Durban's Golden Mile.

South Beach O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4056

South Beach lies to the south of central Durban, midway between North Beach and Ushaka Marine World on the beach front of the city.

Mini Town Durban 114 Snell Parade, Durban, 4000 +27 31 337 7892

Mini Town is one of Durban's most well-known tourist attractions. Mini Town gives a good impression of some of Durban's landmarks in a 1:24 scale.

Tsogo Sun
Montecasino Blvd, Gauteng, 2021, ZAF
Phone: +27 11 461 9744