Holiday Attractions in Durban

Are you planning on visiting Durban this Christmas for your annual holiday? Durban is famous for its beautiful beaches but this vibrant and colourful city has much more than just beaches to offer ensuring that Durban remains South Africa’s number one holiday destination.

uShaka Marine World, fun for the whole family. Take a day and visit the world class and unique Aquarium, take in a dolphin show, watch the antics of the penguins and have lots of fun in the wet and wild waterpark. Try some snorkeling amongst the creatures of the deep, get up front and personal with the sharks – or have lunch while being viewed by the sharks. Take a walk on the beach and enjoy the calm and shallow water in the bay.

Take in some History with a visit to Port Natal Maritime Museum.  Explore the three large ships on display:- JR More, a steam tug, a World War 11 minesweeper, SAS Durban, a World War 11 minesweeper and the 75 year old pilot boat, the Ulundi.

Wilsons Wharf, Durban’s Waterfront Venue has a variety of lovely restaurants to eat at while looking out over the harbor and watching the ships or you can go bargain hunting at the undercover Flea Market. Wilsons Wharf is where you will find all the boats for Boat Cruises Durban, including the beautiful Spirit of Elan.

Natal Sharks Board Umhlanga. Not only do they monitor and maintain a 320km stretch of shark nets and drum lines to ensure the safety of swimmers and surfers, but a visit to the HQ in Umhlanga is very educational. Watch a live dissection of a dead shark and find out more about these fearsome creatures of the deep.

Take the family sailing with Spirit of eLan. Hire a yacht for the day – the Spirit of Elan, a luxurious 45ft Royal Cape Catamaran, is for hire from Wilsons Wharf, Boat Cruises Durban. Treat the family to a day of fun and excitement on the ocean.

Gateway is the shopping Mecca of the north coast. This large modern shopping Mall has everything on offer including cinemas, restaurants, a wave pool and climbing wall.

Visit the Moses Mabida Stadium and take a ride to the top in the Sky Car or you can walk the 500 steps to the top. For the adrenaline junkie try out the famous Big Swing from the top of the stadium

The Golden Mile, a 6km stretch of promenade extending from uShaka Marine World through to the Moses Mabida Stadium. Walk, or hire a bicycle, and explore this hub of activity. The Golden Mile, with its wide clean walkways, is a people watchers paradise. You can watch the surfers catching a wave or the sun worshippers bronzing their bodies, admire the sand sculptures, browse through the curios on display or call in at one of the restaurants and pubs that line the way and just sit and watch the world go past. But don’t forget to just sit on the beach and take a swim in the warm water of the Indian Ocean.

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