A Look at What to Expect from a Durban Holiday
If you have ever fancied a trip to South Africa, Durban could very well represent the destination of choice. This is the third-largest city within the country and it is found along the east coast. Durban is famous for being the busiest port within the nation and it has therefore enjoyed a long and diverse history. The temperatures here tend to be quite mild and millions of visitors choose to frequent its confines on a annual basis. So, what can you expect to encounter during a stay? We have taken the guesswork out of this equation by providing you with a breakdown of some of the most popular attractions.
Wildlife and Nature
The first thing to appreciate about Durban and the surrounding areas is that they will provide direct access to some truly stunning natural environments. If you are going to stay within this city for any given amount of time, it is always wise to make it a point to visit at least one of these locations:
– Burnam Bush
– Hawaan Forest
– Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve
– Pigeon Valley Nature Reserve
There are many guided tours which are offered and it is always a good idea to check with your local travel agent to see if these are included within a standard visitation package.
The Moses Mabhida Stadium
While primarily known as a sporting venue, this large stadium offers much more than initially meets the eye. For example, you can choose to climb a large arch that provides you with a panoramic 360-degree view of the entire city (ideal for taking a few snapshots). There are also regular skycar rides as well as a massive bungee swing (the largest in the world) if you are feeling a bit adventurous.
Kings Park Stadium
Fans of international rugby should never miss out on a chance to visit Kings Park Stadium. Home of the world-famous Sharks, games are held here on a regular basis. Keep in mind that you might also be able to enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of this team training if you book reservations in advance of your arrival.
A Bit of Racing
Another great attraction that has allowed Durban to enjoy a significant amount of global attention is their thoroughbred racing events held at the Greyville Racecourse. This venue also hosts a large restaurant and bar. it is open throughout the year, so be sure to check for any upcoming events in order to make the best choice during your visit.
Durban Port can also be visited while it is possible to soak up the sun on one of its many local beaches. As the weather here tends to be mild throughout the year, there is no “wrong” time to visit. Still,it might be a good idea to make reservations during the autumn. Less travellers are likely to be present and you will often encounter discounted reservations.