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7 Great Reasons to Visit Durban

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 Botanic Gardens
Walk in the Durban Botanic Gardens | Photo: Courtesy of Antonio Drago

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

Most Instagrammable best Cafés in Durban
Love Coffee in Durban, South Africa. © Denis Ananiadis

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

Phansi Museum
© Phansi Museum

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

Reasons to Visit Durban
Moses Mabhida Stadium and the Big Rush, Durban | © Brad Hunter Media

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.

Authentic safaris

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 harbouruShaka 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.

uShaka Marine World
Dolphins at the uShaka Marine World in Durban, South Africa | © uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World: 1, King Shaka Ave, Point, Durban, South Africa 

Diverse landscapes

Durban beach front
Durban beach front | Photo: Courtesy of Jenna De Croes

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.


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