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List Of Top 10 Fun Outdoor Activities And Things To do In Durban

On the eastern coast of the country of South Africa, lies a coastal city that is popularly called ‘the Durbs’. The city is one of the most populous cities in Africa. And the largest in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. The city is a living reminiscence of the African, the Indian and the colonial influences. The city of Durban is also famous for its year-round pleasant weather, mainly during the winter months. When other cities often tend to get quite chilly. Durban enjoys a much warmer climate. all thanks to the city’s location on the eastern coast. Another important thing about Durban is that the city is home to a unique blend of cultures that makes the local experience all the more exquisite and special. Below is an interesting read on some of the things to do in Durban.

Top Things To Do In Durban

KrantzKloof Nature Reserve

List Of Top 10 Fun Outdoor Activities And Things To do In Durban

Set to the west inland to the city of Durban is this peaceful and tranquil retreat called KrantzKloof Nature Reserve. The reserve is home to some of the most beautiful treasures of the kingdom of South Africa. The reserve offers its visitors mesmerizing views of the lush green valley. That is kept green by the Molweni River. Which charts through the gorge ensuring life-nurturing water to the flora and fauna of the region.

Best Time: April – September

Activity: Hiking

Price: $ 5 (entry fee)

Website: https://kknr.org.za/ 


Oyster Box Hotel

Oyster Box Hotel, Things to do in Durban

The best retreat from a day-long run in the city of Durban is a nice cooling beverage at the iconic Oyster Box Hotel. This next location is perfect for breakfast, a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner. Among one of the many things to do in Durban. The hotel lies on the iconic beach of Umhlanga Rocks. Which overlooks the lighthouse that lies on the same beach. The mesmerizing views from the hotel coupled with a lip-smacking treat. Is sure to get the endorphins pumping.

Best Time: April – September

Activity: Catch a breeze at the ‘Our Bars’

Price: N/A for dine-in

Website: https://oysterboxhotel.com/ 


uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World

The next destination on our list of things to do in Durban brings us to the marine attraction of the city of Durban. The uShaka Marine World is the one complete stop for people looking to know about the marine life of South Africa. And at the same time have fun while doing it. The park is home to some very unique attractions like the dolphin stadium, the turtle lagoon, the seal pool and many more.

Best Time: April – September

Activity: Snorkelling, Surfing

Price: $ 15

Website: www.southafrica.net 


Take A Dip In The Sea

Beaches in Durban

The city of Durban is a coastal city in the country of South Africa, which makes the next best thing to do in Durban all the more easy. The next activity on things to do in Durban is to take a dip in the cool waters of the Indian ocean that adorn the coast of Durban. A nice afternoon on any of the beaches in Durban can be a rejuvenating experience for anyone. Many of these beaches even have local shops offering a chance at some water sports. And let us not get started on the delicious array of seafood that one can find near these beaches.

Best Time: April – September

Activity: Surfing

Price: N/A

Website: www.southafrica.net 


Durban Botanical Gardens

Durban Botanical Gardens

The next best thing to do in Durban is to visit the city’s popular Botanical Gardens. The gardens are home to some of the popular plant species found in the region. One of them is the Cycad, which is one of the rarest species found in Africa. And South Africa alone is home to an extensive collection of the South African Cycad species. The gardens are perfect for a nice picnic with family and friends. Durban Botanical Gardens is another perfect location for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Best Time: April – September

Activity: Picnic

Price: Free

Website: www.sa-venues.com 


Take A Stroll On Florida Road

Take A Stroll On Florida Road, Things To Do In Durban

The next thing to do in Durban is to take a stroll through the Florida road. It is an ecstatic stretch of pathway that adorns the eastern coast of Durban city. The pathway houses several restaurants and cafes. Which transforms into the perfect morning spot for a nice sunny breakfast overlooking the Indian ocean. The same spot in the night transforms into one of the most happening nightlife locations in Durban. As most of the restaurants and cafes transform into bars and pubs.

Best Time: April – September

Activity: Cycling, Walking, Jogging, Clubbing

Price: N/A

Website: www.southafrica.net 


Take A Leap At The Moses Mabhida

Take A Leap At The Moses Mabhida

The next thing to do in Durban is an adrenaline-pumping experience one must explore when visiting the city. The activity we are talking about is swinging on the world’s tallest swing at the Moses Mabhida stadium. The stadium is one of the iconic stadiums in South Africa. And on several occasions has been the host to many different events like cricket, rugby, soccer, concerts and many more. The stadium is a multi-use stadium. But the most interesting activity to take place here is a massive drop towards the stadium floor. And then swinging to the other half of the field while tied to a rope. The experience is a once in a lifetime experience and is must recommended activity.

Best Time: April – September

Activity: Bungee jumping

Price: $ 60

Website: http://www.bigrush.co.za/ 


Savour a Bunny Chow

Savour a Bunny Chow, Things To Do In Durban

On the list of things to do in Durban the next is the activity called savouring a bunny. You heard it right, eating a bunny. But don’t be alarmed, it’s not what you think. Durban is a harmonious blend of several different traditions and cultures. ‘Bunny Chow’ is a popular South African delicacy that is a gift to the world from the Indian community in Durban. The dish is a half hollow bread loaf, which is filled with curry. The curry can be made up of chicken, beef, mutton or vegetables. The dish is a must try and has several different variations. But the best place in Durban to try a mouth-watering Bunny Chow can be the restaurants called ‘Jeera’ or ‘The Curry O’s’.

Best Time: April – September

Activity: Try local cuisine

Price: $ 3.5 – $ 6

Website: N/A


Cable car Ride At Fun World

Cable car Ride At Fun World, Durban

Durban Fun World is the next destination to enjoy on the list of things to do when in Durban. The most iconic activity that is a popular experience with tourists is the cable car ride. The ride provides a mesmerizing view of the horizon and the Durban beachfront. Apart from the cable car ride, the place has something for people of all ages, no matter young or old. The location is perfect for a day of leisure and relaxation.

Best Time: April – September

Activity: Cable car ride, cycling, walking, jogging

Price: $ 3.25 (seats two)

Website: https://www.durbanfunworld.com/ 


Cycle Ride At The Promenade

Cycle Ride At The Promenade

One of the oldest and recently furbished locations and one of the top things to do in Durban is cycling at the Promenade. The location is one of the oldest locations in Durban. And the stretch of the shops serves as the perfect place for anyone looking for souvenirs or anything else that one wishes to buy at the Promenade. The stretch is perfect for an early morning cycle ride that one can rent from the many shops on the side of the Promenade. The ride is perfect with the sunrise adorning the horizon.

Best Time: April – September

Activity: Walking, Cycling, Jogging

Price: N/A

Website: N/A

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