Durban's beachfront from the air. Durban’s beaches
Durban’s beaches

Durban’s wealth of beaches are suited to swimming, tanning, surfing, bodyboarding, people-watching and long strolls on the sand.

Durban's beachfront promenade. Durban's Beachfront Promenade
Durban's Beachfront Promenade

Stretching from Addington in the south to Blue Lagoon in the north, this stunning paved brick walkway has revealed the true beauty of Durban's beachfront.

Eating out in Durban Eating out in Durban
Eating out in Durban

Eating out in Durban means a wide variety of restaurants and bistros to suit every budget. Try seafood, curries, Italian, steaks, and authentic shisanyama.

Florida Road, Durban
Florida Road, Durban

Restaurants, cafes, small boutiques, galleries and studios make up the shopping scene on Florida Road, which runs through Durban’s trendy suburbs of Berea and Morningside.

The coastal city of Durban Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Durban is most famous for its beaches that occupy the Golden Mile along the city beachfront. Its laid-back approach to life is characterised by beachside pubs, quaint coffee shops, outdoor markets and alfresco entertainment.

Durban July
Durban July

The Vodacom Durban July is so much more than a horse race – it's a major social and fashion event on the South African sporting calendar.

Durban Botanic Gardens, KwaZulu-Natal
Durban Botanic Gardens, KwaZulu-Natal

Africa's oldest surviving botanic gardens, the Durban Botanic Gardens are a luxuriant haven for orchids, palms, cycads and many other examples of indigenous flora.

Wave House Skatepark, Durban
Wave House Skatepark, Durban

Designed with input from the world's top skateboarder, Durban's Wave House Skatepark offers thrilling action for young and old alike.

The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium has become the city’s iconic symbol, in the same vein as Paris’s Eiffel Tower. Apart from hosting soccer matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, it has also seen the cream of the world's cricketers take to the field in 2011.

Japanese Gardens, Durban North
Japanese Gardens, Durban North

Since the early 1960s, the Japanese Gardens have attracted generations of families in search of a tranquil escape from the bustle of city life.

Phansi Museum, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Phansi Museum, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

A showcase of the ethnic diversity and creativity of South African, Namibian and Kenyan crafters in a fully restored Victorian house.

South Africa's eight seaports
South Africa's eight seaports

South Africa has eight commercial seaports, all of which fall within the ambit of the Transnet National Ports Authority.

Durban Harbour, KwaZulu-Natal
Durban Harbour, KwaZulu-Natal

The port is the fourth-largest in the southern hemisphere and handles in excess of 30-million tons of cargo per annum thanks to a technically advanced tracking system.

Giba Gorge MTB Park, KwaZulu-Natal
Giba Gorge MTB Park, KwaZulu-Natal

Giba Gorge MTB Park offers a picnic area, restaurant and BMX track, while single-track trails lead off in various directions, taking bikers across 300ha of challenging terrain.

The Zulu Reed Dance: a centuries-old tradition Zulu cultural ceremonies
Zulu cultural ceremonies

You can visit Eshowe in Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal for a unique cultural experience.

Gandhi's Phoenix Settlement at Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal
Gandhi's Phoenix Settlement at Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal

The Phoenix Settlement, which overlooks the Kasturba Primary School (named in honour of Mahatma Gandhi’s wife, Kasturba), was originally established by Gandhi in 1904.

Durban’s Old Court House Museum
Durban’s Old Court House Museum

Durban's Old Court House Museum comprises two storeys of exhibition rooms that chronicle the city's early history and the people who carved out the future of the early Natal colony.