Durban is a sophisticated cosmopolitan city of over three million people - a city where east meets west - a city beneath which beats the pulse of Africa - city known as the home of Africa's best managed, busiest port.
Durban an exciting city in which to play, shop, experience the nightlife and to relax.
It's a city in which business and debate issues, which have far-reaching effects, not only on Africa but way beyond its borders, are discussed.
Public transport in South Africa is not as well established as foreign visitors may be accustomed to. While this is constantly being improved, make sure that your transport arrangements are taken care of before you travel, to ensure a stress-free holiday ! If you decide to rent a car, there are many car hire companies from whom luxury to budget cars are available for hire. Or consider hiring a camper for a self-drive vacation or "do" South Africa in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Remember that vehicles in South Africa are right hand drive and travel on the left hand side of the road. You will require an international drivers license and a minimum of 5 years experience. Public roads in South Africa are well developed and well sign-posted.
Leisure facilities abound in Durban. Visit Shaka Sea World - uShaka Sea World incorporates a unique shipwreck-themed aquarium (one of the five largest aquariums in the world), a 1 200-seater dolphin stadium (the largest dolphinarium in Africa), a seal pool and penguin rookery – and interactive activities in the dive tank, snorkel reef and touch pool.,
Wilson's Wharf on the Victoria Embankment and the nearby BAT centre.
Enjoy fine and traditional dining, entertainment and shopping in scenic surroundings. Shop till you drop in modern shopping malls. Grey Street and the Warwick Triangle boast vibrant local shops and markets. Beachfront stalls sell traditional arts and crafts.
Enjoy the excellent entertainment on offer at the city's theatres and clubs or take a township tour.
If it's peace and sheer beauty you are after, make for Durban's nature sanctuaries or parks. The Botanical Gardens are of particular interest - ask about their 'Music by the Lake' evenings - wonderful music played by KZN's Philharmonic Orchestra in wonder surrounds.
Sail, swim, run, and play golf or tennis or alternatively stroll along or relax on the sun-drenched beaches watching the world go by. Durban the Playground of the Zulu Kingdom
Durban is divided in the following areas :
North Coast - South Coast - Drakensberg