Located on the southeast coast of South Africa, Durban and its surrounding towns are perfectly located. Here you can find the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, golden beaches and wild jungles of green growth. The weather here is great for holidaymakers and there is also plenty to do. If you are looking for an affordable holiday away with beautiful views and great beaches then Durban might be the place for you. Here are some of the best things to do while traveling the region.
Take a day safari
From Durban, you can travel to nearby game farms where you can see lions, leopards, elephants, and giraffes and also enjoy some of the local cultures. With Mzanzi Safari Africa tours you can be picked up from your hotel in the morning and enjoy a relaxing 6 hours drive through the bush. Here you can view a variety of animals in their natural environments all from the comfort of the Land Rover. Afterward, you can sit down for a delicious meal of local foods before returning to your hotel.
Relax on the beach
Durban boasts some of the most gorgeous golden beaches and warm inviting waters in the world. These pristine sands are perfect for sunbathing and swimming. The golden mile beach is one of the best along the coast and it offers something for everyone. Here you can find a great promenade along the beach called the Marine Parade where you can shop your heart out and get something to eat and drink. Along the northern beach, there is also a public waterpark that will keep the little ones busy for hours. Be sure to check out the arcade and theme park where you can enjoy the rides before returning to the enticing waters.
See the Animals at Ushaka Marine World
Located at the southern end of Durban’s Golden Mile is the uShaka Marine World and Aquarium. Here you can visit the aquariums, catch a dolphin show or spend the day at the adventure park. The adventure park is a world-class water park with a variety of different rides and activities.
There is also a great open-air shopping and dining area where you can catch a quick bite and buy some souvenirs. If you want to see the marine life in the aquarium tanks up close, you can also pop on a special diving helmet called an ocean walker and dive the aquarium tank with a guide.