The city of Durban is one of the most interesting cities to visit in South Africa. The area the city occupies today was once the territorial lands of the Zulu king, Shaka kaSenzangakhona. The first europeans who arrived to deliberately settle the area arrived only in 1824 and it was Read more…
One of my favorite tours to conduct is a Durban City Day Tour. I love Durban city, the old Victorian style architecture mixed with the Miami-esque art deco and modern architecture; the bustle of people on the street. I even enjoy the crazy mini-bus taxi’s as they dive into non-existent Read more…
What’s There To Do?
Every now and again I get a call from visitors to our fabulous city about what there is to do in a day. I also get the same call from friends who had lived in the city their entire lives (shame on you!). So I’ve decided to to finally get round to posting what I’m hoping will be the “ultimate list of awesome things to do in Durban in a day!“.
I had a little time this morning before a short tour to head on down to the beachfront. I was going to find a spot to have a cup of coffee and kill some time, but I got distracted by the nearby “Sunken Gardens” which have been rehabilitated.
There’s two separate stories (as far as I know) as to how the gardens came to be.
I don’t often get to tour Durban much these days, it seems most of the visitors to our shores are keen to get straight into the bush to track down the “Big-5”. So this week I was pleased to be able to spend a little time in the city, from Umhlanga to Pietermaritzberg as well as Durban central. To me, Durban is one of the the most vibrant city’s in the country, whether just chilling out on the beach watching the surfers, or haggling over items at the Victoria Market, Durban is fun, friendly and exciting.