Durban Tourist Attractions
Durban is a city located on the east coast of South Africa and it is a magical place with beautiful sunrises and sunsets and with great access to many fascinating excursions and experiences. We have listed a few of the adventures found on getyourguide.com to give an overview of some of what is available when visiting the area.
Durban: Private Sunset Cruise
This private sunset cruise is from 1 up to 4 hours depending on what you choose when booking it. The 1-hour option includes a leisure cruise around the Durban port to see the various activities going on there, but if you want to spend time on the open ocean opt for a cruise option with duration of two hours or more.
The 2-hours or more options start with a slow cruise of the port towards the exit that will take approximately 25 minutes. Once out on open water the boat will sail along the Durban coastline while enjoying the scenery and beauty of the sun setting over the beautiful city of Durban, at which time the scenery might turn to gold, and if you are lucky you might even see some dolphins to top it off.
If the wind is too strong or the sea rough the cruise will take place within the port for the safety of all aboard. The boat is equipped will the required safety equipment, including life jackets for children.
Participants also get to learn some interesting facts about the surroundings and Durban during the cruise.
This adventure is a private group adventure for up to 10 participants.
On this full-day, 8 hours, long safari adventure participants get to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park followed by the opportunity to witness traditional arts, crafts, and performances at the DumaZulu village.
The group will depart from Durban and head north along the coast to KwaZulu-Natal with the first stop in the small town of St Lucia, located inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park where a guided 2-hour tour of the estuary will take place.
The unique ecosystem provides a pristine coastline and magnificent scenery and vast wildlife. Participants can keep an eye out for hippopotami, crocodiles, lions, zebras, white rhinos, black rhinos, fish eagles, giraffes and elephants.
After that the tour continues to the DumaZuly Cultural Village in the heart of Zululand. Here participants get to experience a village depicting traditional Zulu culture. A local guide will explain the traditions and customs of the Zulu people including how they weave baskets and make spears and shields, and the village Sangoma will perform various traditional bone throwing, singing and dancing before the group turns back to Durban.
Food and drinks are not included in the pricing.
This hop-on, hop-off bus tour is not like other hop-on, hop-off bus tours you might have taken in big cities like London, UK or Los Angeles, USA. This bus route is first of all not going in a loop several times a day, it goes from Cape Town to Durban or the other way around. The bus has an intermediate stop in Port Elizabeth as the bus between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth departs once a day in both directions, but the bus between Port Elizabeth and Durban only departs 4 days of the week in both directions.
Another thing that makes this hop-on, hop-off experience different is that it doesn’t stop at well-known or interesting sites, but at more than 200 accommodations in a number of various locations along the way.
The flexibility of the ticket includes no time frame of usage. This means that a person can get on the bus somewhere in Durban for instance and get off at one of the accommodations and stay there for an indefinite period of time before continuing the journey. The ticket does not expire until the end city is reached, which is either Durban or Cape Town. The only rule is that the bus company wants at least 72 hours of notice to plan for the route.
The buses that are used are 19-seater semi-luxury with WiFi, USB port, TV, DVD players and air conditioning, and there is also a trailer for carrying larger items like surfboards and bicycles.
Accommodations are not included and are booked directly with the establishment of choice.
Durban: Top 10 City Sights Private Tour
This full-day, 9 hours long, private tour of 10 of the city of Durban’s most well-known and interesting sites starts at the Golden Mile where participants will visit Durban’s famous beaches before proceeding to see one of Africa’s most beautiful stadiums, Moses Mabhida Stadium.
This is followed by a visit to Durban Botanic Gardens with different plant species from around the world and a visit to the Victoria Street Market for a chance to see Durban’s exotic spices and Indian cuisines.
The group will also visit Mahatma Gandhi’s house, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the Hare Krishna Temple in Chatsworth, Umlazi township, Ushaka Marine World as well as the Juma Masjid Mosque which is one of the largest mosques in Southern Africa.
The price includes the knowledgeable guide, transport as well as hotel pickup at selected Durban hotels. Wheelchair users are welcome on the tour provided that the local partner has been informed prior to the start of the tour.
Meals and drinks as well as entrance fees to the cable car in Moses Mabhida Stadium and Ushaka World Theme Park and Aquarium are at the participant’s own expense.
From Durban: Shark Cage Diving Experience
This adventure is all about sharks and safety. It begins early in the morning with a wake-up coffee followed by your guide briefing you on the adventure ahead.
The briefing includes biological information on the sharks as well as procedures to be followed to ensure a safe, educational and enjoyable experience.
All equipment that is needed will be provided and participants will be moved to the changing room to be fitted with suitably sized wetsuits, masks and snorkels and to store personal valuables away.
A videographer will film and edit an expedition video for you starting with an excited wave on the beach before the guide gives a quick boat safety briefing and hands out life jackets just in time for boarding the boat. Make sure to follow all restrictions and regulations as they are in place for your safety.
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