Durban is an amazing and unique city, and one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa, the “wow” effect is guaranteed! A coastal city in KwaZulu-Natal province that is known for its African, Indian and colonial influences, a dynamic centre of culture in South Africa. The city boasts many green spaces for authentic wildlife and safari experience. The Botanical Garden, with its beautiful flower garden as well as the parks, are all perfect places for taking a walk. Numerous museums and galleries and architecture sights has helped establish Durban as a major and safe-to-visit tourist hub. Whether you’re planning for a weekend getaway or exciting last-minute city breaks in South Africa, be sure to refer to our list of the top reasons to visit Durban.
A romantic destination
Durban is one of the most romantic cities in Africa with its architecture, cafés, walkways and parks. You can be romantic and buy flowers from its many flower shops all day as well as explore the Durban Botanic Gardens with your other half. Are you planning a romantic holiday or weekend getaway?
A foodie-friendly city
When you’re not local, you never know what to expect upon your arrival in this South African city. And we can tell you that there are great vegan and vegetarian options of restaurants and bars in Durban. But not limited to vegans and vegetarians, there are numerous culinary hotspots across Durban offering plenty of affordable options to foodies. A wallet-friendly city catering to diners who are out to explore the local and international flavours. If you have an Instagram account, keep your feed fresh while satisfying your appetite by the most Instagrammable cafés in Durban.
A cultural explosion
Top African city of culture, Durban is simply a real cultural laboratory. From the Phansi Museum to Durban Art Gallery, there’s a good collection of museums and galleries for a unique cultural experience in Durban and you will quickly be convinced that this city is influential in South Africa’s vibrant art and culture scene.
The architecture and landmarks
Durban reflects the South Africa’s evolution, every building and landmark tells a story. The city of Durban is a magnet that constantly pulls crowds to its promenade. From the Moses Mabhida Stadium and Suncoast to the Big Rush and Mini Town, take a tour of Durban’s most mesmerising pieces of modern architecture, landmarks and top-rated tourist attractions.
Safari-goers and adventure-lovers seeking a unique African safari make their way to Durban. The city offers visitors an array of amazing sights, a visit to Durban will bless you with one of the best safari thrills in South Africa.
Visit uShaka Marine World
Located on the strip of land between the beachfront and the harbour, uShaka Marine World is a must-visit. The park is constantly packed and popular among locals and tourists, the venue offer some really fantastic rides and experiences that are rather unique to the city. It’s a place to just have fun and get a few thrills and scares.
Not many places in South Africa can you experience such diverse landscapes as you can in Durban. The Bluff Nature Reserve and Durban Botanic Gardens that covers a large portion of Durban and the Durban Beach Front are proof of the contrasting beautiful landscapes of the city.