Durban Vacations & Travel Packages!
Third largest city in South Africa, Durban is the leading holiday resort in the country as well. It is a natural paradise well-known for its stunning coastline of sandy beaches and subtropical climate. The city is situated on the eastern seaboard of Africa. Durban is built around one of the busiest ports in the country and focuses on offering tourists with a unique set of tour experiences that go into the realm of the diverse culture, scenic diversity, and urban lifestyle of the city. Durban is also surfer’s heaven as the long beaches of the city are lapped by the warm Indian Ocean and excellent infrastructure of the water sport. Other than beaches, tourists can also experience natural beauty through manicured parks and gardens.
Places of Interest in Durban
A wonderful starting point for a walking tour of the city, Golden Mile is a bustling beachfront promenade lines with entertainment complexes, high-rise hotels, restaurants, and shops. In addition, the golden beaches here are a magnet for water sports buffs who come here to swim, surf, or just bask.
Durban Botanic Garden:
The oldest surviving botanic garden in Africa, Durban Botanic Garden is set on the slopes of Berea Hills. The gardens were established in the year 1849. Visitors can stroll among the exotic and indigenous subtropical plantings, including towering heritage trees. Some of these trees are more than hundred years old.
Umgeni River Bird Park:
Located on the north bank of Umgeni River, Umgeni River Bird Park boasts more than 200 avifauna species. Some of these bird species are the only representatives of their kind in Africa. In the park, visitors can see an assortment of indigenous species as well as birds from Australia and Southeast Asia, including aras, lories, and cockatoos.
Ushaka Marine World:
One of the main attractions located on the Golden Mile of Durban, Ushaka Marine World is a water-themed wonderland filled with attractions. The major attraction here is the Sea World featuring the largest aquarium in the southern hemisphere. At Sea World, visitors can explore marine life through underground viewing galleries. Penguin Rookery, Dolphin Stadium, and Seal Stadium are the other major attractions in Ushaka Marine World. After visiting this beautiful and thrilling place, visitors can stroll among the restaurants and shops located at Village Walk, outside the Ushaka Marine World.