Durban in review
As South Africa’s most popular beach town, Durban overlooks the Indian Ocean. Luckily, the water is always warm, so there is never a bad time to head to the beaches in Durban!
As you might imagine, marine life plays a big role in Durban. To see all of it up close, head to uShaka Marine World. There, you will see dolphins, penguins, seals, and even a model shipwreck that gives you a look at things that used to only be reserved for scuba divers – only you’ll get to see it all without donning a tank and a wet suit!
As is the case with any good beach town, there are plenty of Durban hotels lining the waterfront. However, if a view of the Indian Ocean isn’t in your price range, there are plenty of cheap Durban hotels closer to city center. Luckily, no matter where you stay, you aren’t far from the sun and fun.
If you want to have some beach fun away from the hustle and bustle, head 15 km out of town to Umhlanga Rocks, where you can enjoy quiet beaches and even some great shopping!
For some relaxation away from the water, take a trip to the Durban Botanical Gardens. The gardens started off as a haven for crops back in 1849. Today, they are home to sub-tropical trees, orchids, and palms.
If you want a unique religious experience, head to nearby Chatsworth to see the Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding. It’s a great place to sit back and relax, no matter what your religious beliefs might be!