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The top seven things to do in Durban

In 2014, CNN rated Durban as “The coolest city in South Africa you’ve never seen”. If you want to find out why it received this acclaim, here are the top seven things to do in Durban.

Travelling through the city is easy and there are a number of public transport options available. If you’d like to get around the city quicker, car hire in Durban is fairly inexpensive.

uShaka Marine World

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Where: King Shaka Avenue, Durban
Find it on Google Maps: http://bit.ly/1Tzb44L
Website: http://www.ushakamarineworld.co.za/
Contact number: +27 (0)31 328 8000 

If you’re travelling with your loved ones, a stop at uShaka Marine World is a must. Currently the fifth largest aquarium in the world, uShaka offers a place full of entertainment, with activities including shark diving, snorkeling, a dolphin stadium as well as slippery slides which provide endless fun.

Moses Mabhida Stadium

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Where: Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban
Find it on Google Maps: http://bit.ly/1Lg4iyo
Contact number: +27 (0)31 582 8222

One of the host stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium provides plays host to various sporting codes and concerts.

It’s also home to the world's only stadium swing, which allows travellers to jump 106 metres above the world cup football pitch.

Umgeni River Bird Park

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Where: Riverside Rd, Durban, South Africa
Find it on Google Maps: http://bit.ly/1RaSvUj 
Website: http://www.umgeniriverbirdpark.co.za/
Contact number: +27 (0)31 579 4600

Situated 10 minutes outside Durban, the Umgeni River Bird Park was built by Dr Alan Abrey in April 1984. Since then the park has accumulated an impressive collection of birds -  800 birds from 200 different species.

Mitchell Park Zoo

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Where: 10 Ferndale Rd, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Find it on Google Maps: http://bit.ly/1WdZsSN
Website: http://www.durban.gov.za/City_Services/ParksRecreation/pnature/Pages/mitchell.aspx
Contact number: +27 (0)31 303 2275

If you’re looking for a fun activity for the little ones, the Mitchell Park Zoo is a host to a small number of animals to visit, including exotic birds, wallabies, small antelope, crocodiles, raccoons, and a variety of monkey species.

Durban Botanic Gardens

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Where: 70 St Thomas Rd, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Find it on Google Maps: http://bit.ly/1LzFV8o  
Website: http://www.durbanbotanicgardens.org.za/
Contact number: +27 (0)31 322 4000

Durban’s Botanic Gardens is the oldest botanic garden on the African continent. Developed in 1849. The gardens is home to both indigenous and exotic plant collections boasting a unique selection of trees from all over the world.

Suncoast Casino

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Where: Suncoast Boulevard, Marine Parade, Durban, 4056, South Africa
Find it on Google Maps: http://bit.ly/1LWmo8y
Contact number: +27 (0)31 328 3000

The Suncoast Casino offers a wide variety of activities catering for all ages and interests, from enjoying the latest movies, a great meal, a fun night out to spending your day at the beach or behind the slots machines and gaming tables in the casino.

Victoria Street Market

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Where: Victoria Street, Durban
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Contact Number: +27 (0)31 306 4021

The Victoria Street Market is a must do shopping stop for anyone who wants to experience some of Durban’s rich culture, selling a range of African and oriental products.


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