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Durban is a charming city set on South Africa’s east coast, offering a beautiful tropical setting with surroundings of nature reserves, lush valleys and coastal regions. This multi-cultural city is best known for its Golden Mile which comprises of sandy beaches, a bustling waterfront promenade lined with bars, hotels and restaurants and exciting water activities. Durban’s beaches can be enjoyed all year round due to its warm sub-tropical climate.
There are various must-visit attractions in Durban. Start at the Durban Botanic Gardens – Africa’s oldest surviving botanic garden with exotic plant and tree collections and over 50 bird species. Durban also has a large concentration of Indians which has really impacted the city’s culture; visit the Indian Quarter which is home to colourful Asian street vendors and authentic Indian restaurants. Then there’s uShaka Marine World, a fun amusement park with water rides, an oceanarium, beach activities, dolphin shows and more.
Durban is an ideal base for exploration. The amazing Tala Game Reserve is around an hour’s drive from the city which is home to over 380 bird species and captivating wildlife including rhinos, giraffes, hippos and warthogs. Just a half hour drive from Durban is the Valley of a Thousand Hills, which boasts unspoilt natural beauty in abundance. Brightsun Travel offers cheap holiday packages to Durban, taking you to the centre of this stunning land.