All Durban tours across the Kwazulu Natal Region has always been very popular with our International Guests, as Durban is always where the itinerary kicks off. While Durban might only be the third largest city in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town, it’s number one when it comes to beaches, surfing and fun. Its warm subtropical climate ensures that visitors flock to the water to enjoy temperatures that make Cape Town seem Arctic by comparison.
An ethnically diverse city, Durban is home to more overseas Indians than any other city outside India, as well as a large number of people of British descent. The largest group though are Zulus – this is, after all, the Zulu Kingdom – the land of the mighty warrior Shaka, the most famous of all the Zulu kings.
With so many Durban Tours and day trips to choose from, you are spoilt for choice while being here. The city thus serves as an important gateway to the parks and historic sites of the Zulu Kingdom and Drakensberg mountain range – the highest mountain range in South Africa. The mountains are rich in plant and bird life, and also contain some bushmen rock art, dated to be as old as 40,000 years old, though some historians claim them to be twice as old.
The area is beautiful, and hikers will enjoy seeing mountain streams, rock pools, waterfalls and the great views that make this area such a popular getaway for so many South Africans and foreigners alike.
No visit to Durban would be complete without a walk along The Golden Mile, a stretch of beachfront and promenade that runs from uShaka Marine World – one of the largest aquariums in the world – to the newly-constructed Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World. The entire area was redone for the 2010 Soccer World Cup and is the perfect spot for people-watching, sunbathing, swimming or surfing – which the locals take to with great gusto.
Other musts include the Markets of Warwick, one of the largest informal street markets in South Africa and enjoying a rickshaw ride through the city.