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Top things to do in Durban

Top 10 Attractions

1. Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World

Suncoast | Shows, Dining & Hotels On Durban Beachfront

Durban’s Premier Entertainment Destination

Situated on the magnificent Golden Mile, this world class casino and entertainment complex includes a wide selection of restaurants, bars, cinemas, an amphitheatre, entertainment areas for children and a grassed, private beach which has been rated one of the finest in the country.

Open: Monday to Sunday 24 Hours

Entrance: Free

Great For: All ages – there is something for everyone

Contact: +27 31 328 3000

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2. uShaka Marine World

South Africa's most loved marine theme park

One of the largest aquariums in the world, uShaka Marine is the most exciting place to visit in the city of Durban. With so much to offer, the thrill of Wet ‘n Wild, a kiddies play paradise, all new Chimp & Zee Rope adventure Park and non-stop entertainment.

Open:

  • Peak Season: Includes all Public Holidays and KZN Government School Holidays
  • Peak Season Days: Open Monday to Sundays. 

Entrance: Click Here

Great For: All ages

Contact: +27 31 328 8000

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3. Moses Mabhida Stadium - SkyCar

Take your Durban experience to new heights

If you enjoy the beautiful Durban views then take a ride on the SkyCar, or do the 550 step walk to the top of the Stadium Arch, 106 m above the pitch. Adrenaline junkies can try the world’s only stadium Big Rush Swing, the largest bungee swing in the world or enjoy a guided tour of the stadium, or a Segway gliding tour.

Open: Monday - Sunday 24 Hours

Entrance:

  • Adults: R60 per person
  • Pensioners: R55 per person
  • Children under 12: R30 per person
  • Children under 6: Free entry
  • Scholars on school tour: R30 per person

Great For: All ages

Contact: +27 31 582 8242

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4. Umgeni Steam Railway

Umgeni Steam Railway

Dedicated to the preservation of railway heritage

USR runs trains on the last Sunday of each month for the public in order to share the experience of railways past, and also to raise funds for ongoing and new projects.

The Inchanga Conservancy run the Craft Market at Inchanga Railway Station everytime USR run a train.  Craft goodies, food and refreshements are always for sale on the train days listed below.

Open: Last Sunday of each month 12h30 – 16h00

Entrance:

  • Adult: R240
  • Children 2 – 12 years old: R170
  • Pensioner (65 years plus): R170

Great For: All ages

Contact: +27 82 353 6003

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5. City Walking Tours

City Walking Tours

Explore Durban on foot

The Oriental Walk-About Tour starts at the Tourist Junction, Old Durban Station. Get insight into Durban’s Indian and Zulu culture. Taste rich cultural food at Victoria Street Market.  Visit the Juma Masjid Mosque, the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Historical Walk-About Tour through the city, views historical buildings and the inside the City Hall, Old Court, Local History Museum and other historical sites. Be sure to stop in at the beautiful Emmanuel Cathedral, built over 100 years ago.

Open: Tours starts at 09h30 and 13h30

Entrance:

  • Adults: R100
  • Children: R75 (Children and learners in their full uniform)

Great For: All ages

Contact: +27 31 322 4173

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6. Ricksha Bus

Ricksha Bus Tours

City Tour Experience

If you are interested in getting to know more about Durban, its history and some of the major attractions available, hop on the double-decker Ricksha Bus for a scenic overview of a range of Durban's major attractions.

Route Highlights:

Beachfront - uShaka - Emmanuuel Cathedral - Victoria Street Market - Juma Musjid Mosque - City Hall * Francis Farewell Square - ICC - Kwa Muhle Museum - The Cube on Innes Road - Green Hub - Mitchell Park - Florida Road - Moses Mabhida - Blue Lagoon - Suncoast Casino - Beachfront (Ruote subject to change)

Open: 7 days a week

Tour 1: 09:00 to 12:00

Tour 2: 13:00 to 16:00

Entrance:

Adults: R100

Children (6-18) & Pensioners: R50

Children under Five: Free

Great For: Everyone

Contact: +27 31 322 4209

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7. The Golden Mile

Aerial View Of Hotel and Surrounding Area

The Sunshine City

Walkers, cyclists and joggers make daily use of the Durban beachfront promenade, a paved walkway linking Blue Lagoon in the north with Addington in the south. Park anywhere along the route and take a leisurely stroll with many like-minded individuals who're out to enjoy the sea breeze and sunshine.

Restaurants - a number of restaurants have opened up right on the beach offering great food with great views including:- California Dreaming, Moyo, Surfriders, The Joint and Panorama Bar.

Vetch’s Pier - offers great snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing and jetskiing.  

Ricksha Pullers - If you want to experience something very different, take a ride on the famous two-wheeled carriages along the Golden Mile.

Segway Glides - Why walk the tour when you can glide? After a quick 15-minute training session, you’ll set off on your journey with your qualified Segway tour operator. Enjoy the smooth ride and show off your ‘Segway Smile’ which one can’t help but wear. Telephone: +27 31 582 8242 (Visitors Center)

Open: 7 days a week

Entrance: Free

Great For: Everyone

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8. African Art Centre

Africa Art Centre

Supporting artistic creativity and craftsmanship

Located in Florida Road, the African Art Centre is the longest surviving South African organization involved in the development and promotion of black artists and craft-workers. Supplying specialized, high quality products hand crafted products. Every purchase made from the African Art Centre provides a sustainable income for more than 1 000 crafters supported by the Centre.

Open:

  • Monday to Friday: 08h30-17h00
  • Saturday: 09h00-15h00
  • Sundays/ Public Holidays: by appointment only

Entrance: Free

Great For: Everyone interested in arts and culture

Contact: +27 31 312 3804/5

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9. Taste a Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow

Authentic Durban cuisine

A hollowed out loaf of fresh bread filled with Durban style curry, is Durban’s most unique culinary invention and no visit to the city is complete without sampling one.  They are sold throughout the city, from 5 star hotels to local eateries. Popular restaurants are:

Cane Cutters

  • Open: 10h00 - 19h00
  • Contact: +27 201 1603
  • Address: 53-55 Helen Joseph Rd, Bulwer, Berea, 4083

Hollywood

  • Open: 08h00 -20h00
  • Contact: +27 31 263 2073
  • Address: 126 Intersite Ave, Springfield, Durban, 4001

10. The Green Hub

The Green Hub

Durban’s Green Corridor

Durban's 'Green Heart' - connecting people with nature. A focal point for the Durban Green Corridor is The Green Hub - an innovative, sustainable and environmentally - responsible building at Blue Lagoon Park, housing a nature-based tourism and sustainable living information, education and promotion centre.

The Green Hub also serves as the base and trail hub for Durban Green Corridor (DGC) which operates canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and cultural tours up into the uMngeni Valley, inland to Inanda Dam and on further to iSithumba in the beautiful Valley of a Thousand Hills.

For those less adventurous you can also simply go to one of the many DGC sites along the valley and enjoy some of the best picnic spots in Durban surrounded by breath taking natural beauty – cliffs, dams, waterfalls, valleys, hills, a winding river and so much more.

Open: 7 days a week

Entrance: Free

Great For: Everyone interested in arts and culture

Contact: +27 31 322 6026/7

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