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Durban Travel Guide

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Francis Farewell Square

Francis Farewell Square

This historic square in the middle of Durban is the spot where the city originated as a tiny settlement of itinerant traders and hunters in the early 19th century. It is named for Henry...

uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World

In January 2004 Sea World closed its doors to the public and reopened as uShaka Marine World, which has become the largest marine theme park in Africa. The park is tastefully themed with African...

KwaMuhle Museum

KwaMuhle Museum

The KwaMuhle Museum is dedicated to the history of race laws in KwaZulu-Natal, showing through multimedia presentations the experiences of local people during Apartheid. It is housed in...

Juma Masjid Mosque

Juma Masjid Mosque

The grand Juma Masjid Mosque was the first mosque to be built in KwaZulu-Natal, starting construction in 1881 and continuing with renovations and improvements until 1943. One of the largest in...

Durban Botanic Gardens

Durban Botanic Gardens

Durban's Botanic Gardens are renowned for having the finest collection of plantlife anywhere in Africa. Established in 1851, the gardens, on Sydenham Hill Road west of the Greyville Race Track,...

The BAT Centre

The BAT Centre

On the Victoria Embankment beside the Durban harbour is a haven for artists and musicians known as the BAT Centre (an acronym for Bartle Arts Trust, the organisation that helped to found...

Zululand Battlefields

Zululand Battlefields

Zululand, ancestral home of the Zulu people and site of many a bloody battle between the British, the Boers and the Zulus during the 19th century, is best explored as a self-drive...

Greater St Lucia Wetland Park

Greater St Lucia Wetland Park

In the far north of Kwa-Zulu Natal are a string of nature reserves and game parks, of which the largest and most exciting is the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, dominated by the fascinating...

Midmar Dam

Midmar Dam

North-west of Durban in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal is the Midmar Public Resort Nature Reserve, offering accommodation, picnic sites and recreational opportunities around the huge Midmar Dam....

Drakensberg Mountains

Drakensberg Mountains

The jagged peaks of the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains) tower over the eastern border of Kwa-Zulu Natal with Lesotho, providing a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The mountains abound with...

Fun World Amusement Park

Fun World Amusement Park

A place of nostalgia for the parents who bring their children here, the Fun World Amusement Park situated on Durban's bustling beachfront provides safe and secure family entertainment that kids of...

Natal Sharks Board

Natal Sharks Board

For something fun and educational, take the kids to the Natal Sharks Board, just 9 miles (15km) north of Durban in Umhlanga, to learn about the marine life that lives off the shores of...

Mini Town

Mini Town

This knee-high miniature replica of Durban makes a great outing for families and kids of all ages. Located on Durban's beachfront, Mini town is a popular and well-loved tourist attraction for...

Durban Natural Science Museum

Durban Natural Science Museum

The Durban Natural Science Museum is of the old school of museums, with diorama displays and stuffed specimens of extinct animals rather than interactive experiences. There's a dusty replica of a...

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Moses Mabhida Stadium

The Moses Mabhida Stadium was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is one of South Africa's most picturesque stadiums. With its iconic 'arch of triumph', the waves of the Indian Ocean crashing...

Tala Game Reserve

Tala Game Reserve

Tala Private Game Reserve, just a 45-minute drive inland of Durban, is a relaxed sanctuary where visitors can view zebra, hippos, rhinos, giraffe, kudu, antelope and other wildlife. Surrounded on...

Umgeni River Bird Park

Umgeni River Bird Park

The Umgeni River Bird Park has had a dramatic history in recent years, closed down by its owners due to unprofitability, then rescued by the municipality after an uproar from the community....

The Golden Mile

The Golden Mile

Durban is most famous as a beach holiday destination, so it's no wonder that its most popular attraction is the sandy beach stretching across one end of the city centre. Known as the Golden Mile,...

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