Things to do in Durban

The city of Durban has with its fantastic sunny climate, diverse cultural mix and friendly holiday atmosphere, long been recognised as one of South Africa’s premier holiday destinations.

The city has much to offer the visitor and keep them happy. Happy Hippo Durban

The city of Durban located on South Africa’s East coast offers the visitor hot summer days on it’s sandy beaches, famous for their surf conditions and water sport opportunities. Surfing, Kite Surfing, Windsurfing, Paddle Ski Fishing, Surf Fishing, Scuba Diving, Spear Fishing, Paragliding, Microlighting and Sky Diving are but a few of the sport, leisure and adventure activities available. The “must see must do” attraction is without a doubt “uShaka Marine World” theme park. Named after Shaka, King of the Zulu Nation, this theme park features an experience that you will not find anywhere else in the world.

Bookings for uShaka Marine World, Big Rush and Zulumoon Gondolas can be made directly at reception.

ushaka uShaka Marine World Theme Park is Durban’s latest attraction and offers the visitor a unique Marine Theme experience. The Marine Theme park comprises uShaka Sea World, uShaka Wet ‘n Wild, uShaka Beach, uShaka Village Walk and offers unique Marine theme entertainment that you will not find anywhere else.


Take the leap – Are you brave enough to free fall 80m into the stadium bowl? Then read on…The Big Rush Big Swing has been officially named the world’s tallest swing by the Guinness Book of Records since 14 May 2011. Not your average swing, the aptly named Big Swing allows you to take the thrilling leap swinging out into a massive 220m arc where you soar into the centre of the stadium.
Logo !s Pioneers and Shark Cage Diving Experts in Durban & Aliwal Shoal Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, been in the industry for 25 years now and offer a very professional service, Trip adviser – Shark Cage Diving KZN


skydivesa Due to year round good weather we are open from January to December and 7 days a week, bookings are every hour from 9:00 – 15:00. To make a booking let us know the date, time and your contact number. We are situated between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, take the Camperdown off-ramp off the N3. We are in the Eston area, 2km from Tala Game reserve.

After a ground briefing you are taken on a scenic 20 minute plane ride up to jump altitude. You are then firmly attached to a qualified and experienced tandem instructor. We exit the plane and freefall for an exhilarating and unforgettable 35 seconds, then float to earth under parachute. During the 6 minute parachute decent you get the opportunity to fly the parachute. The instructor will take over for the landing. Everything is provided, you just need to bring closed-in running shoes. Maximum weight limit is 110kg’s, anyone younger than 18 needs parental/guardian consent.

The cost for the 8 000ft tandem skydive is R2000 per person and the cost for the 10 000ft tandem skydive is R2400. A video or photos of your skydive is R400 pp. Both video and photos is R550 pp.

Braai facilities, swimming pool and kids play area available for you, your friends and family to use. We have a shop offering light meals and refreshments.

logo1 Discover Scuba Diving experience inside the Ushaka Marine World’s lagoon aquarium, No prior experience or equipment needed!

Daily Dive Charters, Adventure Boat Rides, Snorkelling Trips, Baited Shark Dives, Scuba Training, Travel & PADI Career Development and TecRec Centre.

tkznlogo125 Durban and Kwazulu-Natal has everything that the visitor to the city and region could possibly require and one of the best sources of information on things to do in Kwazulu-Natal can be found on the official tourism site.


Enjoy a tranquil glide along Durban’s Golden Mile starting from the world- famous Moses Mabhida Stadium all the way to Ushaka Marine World on our eco-friendly, 2 wheeled personal transporters, called a Segway. Marvel at the sheer engineering genius of the Moses Mabhida Stadium and or glide effortlessly all along our vibrant beach front experiencing the hub bub of Durbanites with plenty of stops for award winning photo opportunities.
first zulu safaris


1st Zulu Safaris is a tour operation based in Durban South Africa. Our involvement in the Tourism Industry started from 1988 and created CORAL DIVERS in SODWANA BAY. Our main services include Tours and Transfers. Our offices are located at the Ushaka Marine World and at the Tropicana hotel.
Our tours which range from daily to overnight, highlight the cultural and natural attractions of KwaZulu Natal and the rest of South Africa.
Our transfers service is extensive and very flexible ranging from the simple airport to hotel transfer to other destinations around the province.
We are members of Fedhasa(Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa) and Durban Tourism ,Zulu Kingdom, SAYTC(South African Youth Travel Confederation), Southern African Association  for the conference Industry (SACCI). Our fleet consists of an air-conditioned Defender Land Rover, and two 13 seater Toyota Quantum. Each of our vehicles carries a passenger liability of a minimum of R10 000 000.
Since our group is a member of the Federated Hotel Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) we are able to provide our clients with the best choices of accommodation. Let us create a holiday package to suit your personal needs. Have a look at our Daily and Overnight tours and decide what your South African experience will be. We are very flexible with our design so if you see something that you want to do let us know and we’ll make it happen.
Come and discover our wonderful packages which we have to offer at 1st Zulu Safaris!
dolphin Dolphin Dreams will enter you into the exciting world of adventure sports. Whether you are looking for Kiteboarding, Micro Lighting, Paragliding, Surfing, Stand Up Paddling, Dolphin Viewing, Scuba Diving and many more.
Whether you are looking for instruction, initiation, equipment or just one blast of a day, it’s all just a click away!


Providing people with an all round awesome experience from the time they first make contact to the end of their 1st ever surfing experience,
we strive to make sure that you leave with more than you came with.


Welcome to Zulumoon Gondolas
Take some time out in Durban on one of the most magically relaxing boat rides you will experience …
we are all about Taking Time ~ Making Memories
enjoy a magical evening in a dreamland of water and lights
or treat yourself to a picnic in our comfortable gondolas
We are located on the Durban Point Waterfront Canal and provide a wonderful activities for families, couples, friends and children. A unique and fun activity in a safe and central location the prestigious Durban Waterfront.
11000006 Baz Bus is a unique hop-on hop-off, door-to-door bus service between the backpacking hostels around South Africa. Simply buy one ticket to your final destination and get on and off as many times as you want, wherever you want, with no time limit.


logo Durban is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sun-kissed beaches and subtropical climate, situated on the eastern seaboard of Africa. The City is built around one of the busiest ports in Africa and our people are our pride. The city focuses on providing visitors with a unique set of experiences that go beyond the beach and into the realm of Durban’s diverse culture, urban lifestyle and scenic diversity. The City of Durban is an elegant, mature and ambitious city. It is a trendsetter in offering great lifestyle, speckled with adventure activities, blessed with natural beauty and is an astonishingly liveable city. Whether you here as a business delegate or a leisure traveler there is a warm African flavor that will capture your heart forever.
logosat The tourism industry is well established with an exciting sector of emerging entrepreneurs. The country is strong on adventure, sport, nature and wildlife, and is a pioneer and global leader in responsible tourism.
Durban_green_corridor_logo Durban Green Corridor offers eco, adventure, nature and cultural tours via 3 Adventure Parks along the Umngeni River Valley in Kwa Zulu Natal stretching from the river’s estuary in Durban to Inanda Dam and the Valley of a Thousand Hills. On offer are authentic Zulu cultural tours, hiking & mountain bike trails, canoeing, bird watching, trail running and much more. Tours can be guided or self-guided. Day trips or overnight packages are available with transport and catering can be arranged to meet your needs. Durban Green Corridor is a local economic development initiative of the eThekwini Municipality delivered by the Duzi uMngeni Conservation Trust (DUCT). The project uses adventure and eco-activities to create jobs, facilitate skills development and uplift communities along the uMngeni River Valley.
Durban CTO Logos Durban – a sub-tropical paradise which is fun, fun, fun all year-round!The Durban Community Tourism Organisation is responsible for the area shown on the map, the central hub, including its magnificent beaches, incredible attractions, exotic restaurants and unique multi-cultural lifestyle
backpackingsa png Backpacking South Africa (BSA) is a trust organisation whose purpose it is to show that budget travel, or backpacking, is a fun and exciting way to tour South Africa. Backpacking and youth travel in South Africa accommodates a variety of tastes, from the tame to the adventurous – all at a price that will suit any pocket. The trademark of a BSA service is an easygoing atmosphere in which you can mingle with fellow travellers, friendliness, value-for-money and an amazing experience.
download Eco Atlas empowers you to make better lifestyle and travel choices for the planet, your family, your business and yourself. South Africa’s all-inclusive ethical directory provides a unique search function which enables you to find places to eat, shop, stay and play according to the priorities that are important to you as a responsible traveler and conscious consumer.
SAYTC print200 Travel Now Now is a product of the South African Youth Travel Confederation (SAYTC). SAYTC is a non-profit, membership-driven organization with the objectives of marketing South Africa globally as a preferred youth tourism destination and to establish a professional youth tourism industry.
 welcome-image-3_1704_976_90_s_c1_c_t Welcome is a South African Tourism initiative that aims to create and sustain engagement with industry stakeholders, and encourage information sharing.
The initiative extends a hand to all role-players in the tourism industry, from seasoned tourism business owners to young, thriving start-ups.
suncoast Fun & excitement is the name of the game! At Suncoast we have something for everyone. Whether it’s food, entertainment or gaming you’re after, look no further…it’s all here at the Suncoast!
streetscenelogo1 Street Scene Tours was started in Durban 2010 to offer local SA citizens & foreign visitors a unique view of South Africa’s most culturally diverse destination & 3rd largest metropolitan, Durban. Brainchild of locals Richard Powell, Sthembiso Mbonambi and Jonas Barausse, the idea was influenced by experiencing alternative tours abroad. This fascinating way of exploring a city, through the local’s eyes, gives the customer a glimpse into the real inner workings of South African culture without the stereotypical nonsense.
WWLogos Wilson’s Wharf, with its incomparable harbour views, is Durban’s trendiest fusion of fun food, top shows and crafts, blended with the rustic interface of a boating marina and working slipways.
Natal-sharks-board-logo The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board has been successfully protecting the province’s bathing beaches from shark attack for more than 40 years. Its research into bather protection, with as little impact on the environment as possible, is respected world-wide and there is a continuing exchange of information with overseas countries, notably Australia as well as USA and other countries experiencing shark incidents.
marketsof warric Warwick Junction lies on the edge of the Durban’s inner-city and is the primary public transport interchange in the city. On an average day the area accommodates 460 000 commuters, and at least 6000 street vendors.
pavilionlogo If you are looking for the widest variety of shopping and entertainment in KwaZulu-Natal, The Pavilion is your unique pleasure experience. Every month more than one million shoppers enjoy its unequaled choice of shops, restaurants, cinemas, entertainment areas and banking facilities. Home to fine curio and gift shops, jewellers, fashion outlets and major forex dealers all your needs are met under one roof!

222 Mahatma Gandhi Road (previously Point Road) Durban Central 4001

Our check-out time is 10.00a.m. & Our check-in time is 14.00 p.m.

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