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YYou’re guaranteed a warm welcome when you visit any of Durban’s welcoming establishments, which are open to the LGBTQ+ community. Durban has so many establishments dotted around this popular seaside holiday city that actively welcome gay clientele and there are lots of activities to do in this friendly city...
The Bent is a monthly party held on the last Friday of every month. Keep an eye out for its roving parties at classy venues in the Durban suburbs, where crowds range from 200 to 600 patrons. Bent also features monthly LOT (lesbians over 30s) events, catering to the more mature crowd.
TThe sun is always shining in Durban, where the Golden Mile beckons with safe beaches and golden sand. Unofficial gay nudist beaches include the beaches north of Umhlanga. About half an hour further south, Virginia Beach is also a favoured spot located between upscale Umhlanga to the north and central Durban to the south.
FFlorida Road offers more than 2km of funky speciality restaurants and cool coffee shops where hip-and-happening Durbanites hang out. Feel the electric street vibe and unique, historic architecture on Florida Road as you explore a range of restaurants, galleries, boutiques, studios and bars. Florida Road has definitely earned its reputation as one of the city's trendiest streets, where people gather to shop, eat, drink, meet and enjoy Durban’s seemingly endless summer.
The annual Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival features local and international filmmakers. Every year the repertoire includes new and innovative motion pictures, documentaries, shorts and related productions. The 2018 film festival will be held from 21 to 30 September. Durban Gay Pride is a celebration of Durban’s LGBTQ+ communities that is held yearly during summer months.
The Freedom Trail: coast to coast on a mountain bike
The Freedom Trail is an exhilarating mountain-bike route from East Coast to West Coast in South Africa that runs through some of the most spectacular natural beauty the country has to offer.
Surfing in South Africa: hot weather; cool waves
South Africa is a surfer’s paradise, and whether you’re a novice or an old pro, the different conditions of the West Coast, Garden Route, Wild Coast and KwaZulu-Natal offers something for everyone.
Royal Natal Yacht Club, Durban: push the boat out in style
The Royal Natal Yacht Club in Durban, more than 160 years old, offers visitors sailing and more – like meals or sundowners with impressive harbour views in the welcoming KwaZulu-Natal climate.
Tiger shark diving in South Africa
South Africa is one of the few countries in the world that offers cage-free diving tours with tiger sharks along the east coast, from KwaZulu-Natal to the Eastern Cape.
The Dolphin Coast – North Coast KwaZulu-Natal
The Dolphin Coast, on KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast, offers beaches, battle sites, heritage routes, dolphin spotting and rich Zulu and Indian culture.
The Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World in Durban is a perfect family destination with entertainment for kids and adults alike.
Design in Durban
Durban is home to many famous South African designers, including architects, fashion designers, homeware specialists and ceramicists.
Wind your way along South Africa’s spectacular coasts
South Africa's coastline varies from subtropical to desert and offers some of the most spectacular natural beauty and biodiverse environments in the world. The country's coast stretches for nearly 2 800km and visitors can find everything from adventure sports and excitement to natural reserves and tranquillity, with facilities and accommodation to rival the best in the world.
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