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Things to do in Durban

Ideally situated on Durban’s Golden Mile, overlooking the warm Indian Ocean, the Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is the perfect year-round destination. Panoramic views, comfortable relaxing accommodation and access leading straight out onto the bustling beachfront make these two hotels ideal to explore all that Durban has to offer.

While our beaches are a prime attraction there is so much more to discover right on your doorstep. uShaka Marine World is a haven of fun, exploration and discovery for young and old. Tackle Africa’s highest slide at the Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark. Let the kids exhaust themselves at Kids Worlds Africa’s largest Jungle Gym Play Park. Encounter sea animals on an island adventure like no other! Meet a dolphin, feed a sting ray, walk with the sharks or snorkel with exotic fish! Get up close and personal to creepy reptiles at Dangerous Creatures, or marvel as the amazing sea life at Sea World, Africa’s largest aquarium. The Bay of Natal, as it was known, is one of the very few natural harbours on the East Coast of Africa and has grown to become Africa’s busiest container port and the ninth busiest harbour in the world, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Spend a day exploring these waters with a leisurely boat cruise.

The world famous Moses Mabhida Stadium, built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup is a spectacle in inself and provides amazing vistas from the top of the stadium. For the adrenalin junkies, the Big Rush Swing gives you an opportunity to experience the stadium from a completely different perspective. The list of activities or venues to visit while staying in Durban is endless, but here are a few more suggestions which will make your stay a memorable one:

  • Suncoast Casino 
  • Cycle the Golden Mile
  • Durban Botanical Gardens
  • Indian Quarter • Umgeni Bird Park
  • Minitown • Durban Ice Rink
  • The Promenade
  • Boat Cruises
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Surfing
  • Golf