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A trip to Durban is your chance to get to know South Africa’s third largest city, a fun and upbeat gem that often gets overshadowed by its two more famous siblings, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Drenched in culture and history, holidays in Durban are a great way to experience the unique mix of influences that have shaped South Africa as we know it today, all packed into a lush, sub-tropical setting.
- uShaka Marine World is a vast, 5-part aquatic theme park that features water rides, world-class aquarium, shopping area and much more. You will find it nestled between the beachfront and the harbor.
- The oldest public green space in Africa, Durban Botanical Garden is a quiet urban oasis that spans 37 acres of lush vegetation. This serene spot is ideal to have a picnic or simply unwind in the gorgeous natural surroundings.
- Nestled at the heart of Durban’s Golden Mile, North Beach is the city’s most popular getaway. This gorgeous stretch of shimmery sand is especially popular among surfers and water sports enthusiasts.
- Durban is home to the largest population of Indians outside of India. This is why the vibrant Indian Quarter in one of the must-visit areas while in town. Here, you will have an opportunity to pick up beautifully adorned fabric, aromatic spices or dazzling jewelry.
- To acquaint yourself with dark and injustice-ridden history of Durban and South Africa, head over to the KwaMuhle Museum. Walking through its exhibitions, you will be able to gain a deeper understanding of what life looked in the city during the apartheid.
- Durban lies in the subtropical belt, which means the summers (that last from December to March) tend to be hot, but rainy and muggy. If you want to experience more moderate temperatures and dry weather, opt to visit the city in the winter months, from June to August.
- If you are a fan of sports, make sure to catch a game rugby while in town. Durban’s home team, the Sharks, are regarded as one of the best rugby clubs in South Africa.