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KwaZulu-Natal

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TThey don’t call Durban “South Africa’s playground” for nothing, so dig your toes in the sand, take a dip in the sea and enjoy your time in this great city. The weather is gorgeous all-year round, which is why we can brag about Durban’s coastline, even during the winter months! Durban welcomes visitors to a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle where braais, seafood and curry restaurants, clubs and friendly accommodation establishments provide everything an out-of-towner could wish for while on holiday.

TThe Beaches

Durban’s beaches lie along a stretch of golden sand, known as the Golden Mile. From Blue Lagoon's fishing spot to the sunken Vetch's Pier, a host of flat, sandy beaches invite you to set down an umbrella and towel, and while away hours in the sun.

With its warm water, awesome waves and seemingly endless stretches of sandy beaches, you'll soon understand why Durbs is everyone's favourite seaside playground. Premier beaches in Durban include body-boarding hotspot North Beach and swimmers' delight South Beach, while Bay of Plenty and Dairy Beach are top surfing breaks. Swimming takes place at all of these beaches, closer inshore.

The LEARN 2 SURF Durban surf school is based at Addington Beach, just north of uShaka Marine World.

TThe Activities

About 15 minutes' north of Durban, Umhlanga Rocks beach is lined with luxury hotels and apartments. This is a fun spot with a permanent holiday vibe. Umhlanga's village is full of restaurants, sidewalk cafes, pubs and clubs. If you’re after a quieter spot, Umhlanga's Bronze Beach is more secluded, while Umdloti, Salt Rock and Zinkwazi, further north, are more family friendly.

With a long, paved promenade, the Golden Mile offers joggers, cyclists, dog owners, surfers, body boarders and walkers the opportunity to enjoy early-morning and late-afternoon exercise. Visitors cannot miss Durban’s striking Moses Mabhida Stadium, host venue to top-notch sporting events, Segway tours, a city-viewing SkyCar and bungee swing.

uShaka Marine World

Closer to the harbour, uShaka Marine World, a world-class water park, aquarium (with fish, dolphins, seals, penguins and others) and restaurant and shopping complex overlooks the ocean and offers hours of entertainment for the whole family.

CONTACT: +27 31 328 8000 / mkt@ushakamarineworld.co.za

Durban Tourism
Tel: +27 31 322 4164
Email: funinsun@iafrica.com

Florida Road

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.

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