Since they first hit South African shores the funky, modern design of the Segway transporter has held a fascination for the young and the young-at-heart. By taking a tour of the Moses Mabhida Stadium using this unique mode of transport, you'll be able to tick two boxes on your to-do list at once!

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Special sunrise, sunset and moonlit tours may be booked in advance. 

A Segway tour of Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium combines the fun and freedom of a ride on one of these uber-cool mobility transporters with a comprehensive overview of one of South Africa’s top sporting attractions.

Within minutes of stepping onto a Segway, you will get an intuitive feel how to operate it. With proper training and a little practice you’ll soon be riding like a pro (a short training session of about seven or eight minutes is included in the tour). Although mastery of a Segway is fairly simple, for safety reasons children under 10 are not permitted to ride.

Experienced and knowledgeable tour guides lead the way as riders effortlessly glide to every corner of the stadium. Guides share interesting and historic facts about the city of Durban, the stadium, and the Skycar above the stadium, which is also well worth taking a ride on.

A choice of tours ranges from short 45-minute glides around the stadium or along the beachfront to two-hour rides along the promenade to uShaka Marine World – plus a couple of combination options that offer the best of both worlds. Booking is essential and tours are weather-dependent.

You don’t have to be fit to ride a Segway. Ideally riders should weigh between 45kg and 117kg. Since you will be standing during the two-hour demo and tour, you must be comfortable doing so. Riding also entails constantly shifting from front to back and side-to-side, with knees slightly bent. It’s advisable to wear sunblock, sunglasses and trainers. Helmets are provided.

The Segway was invented by Dean Kamen and Segway® and was first made in New Hampshire in the United States, becoming widely available in 2003. It has been further refined since its initial release and is a now a great experience. You can also do Segway tours at other South African destinations, including Sun City in the North West province, Spier Wine Estate near Cape Town in the Western Cape, and the Lion Park in Johannesburg.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Tel: +27 (0)31 303 4534
Email: mms@segwayglidingtours.com

How to get here

Take the N2 north towards the north coast. As you move out of the city centre, you cannot miss the Moses Mabhida Stadium on your left. Physical address: Shop 16A, 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Avenue, Durban.

Best time to visit

Durban is warm all year round, with rain during the summer months: December to February.

Around the area

While at the stadium, try an adrenalin-fuelled bungee swing from the stadium arch, or take a trip to the top of the stadium arch in the Skycar.

Tours to do

Stadium tour, beachfront tour, beach and stadium tour, Bay of Plenty tour, full stadium tour, uShaka Marine tour.

Get around

You can either drive yourself to the stadium or hail a metered taxi, which is easy to do in Durban.

What will it cost

A Segway tour at Moses Mabhida Stadium will cost between R175 and R425 per person, depending on the tour chosen.

Length of stay

Short tours take 45 minutes and longer tours one to two hours.

What to pack

Sun hat, comfortable shoes (trainers are ideal) and sunblock.

Where to stay

There is a wide range of accommodation options in Durban and surrounds, from guest houses to five-star hotels.

What to eat

The Moses Mabhida Stadium has a coffee shop and a pub where you will be able to enjoy a meal.

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