Holidays in Durban are everything you want
Holidays to Durban are famous for a few things. The fabulous beaches, the gorgeous Indian Ocean climate and the exotic mix of Africa and Indian culture. With enough attractions to satisfy even the most seasoned of travellers, and more than enough to impress the kids, Durban won’t disappoint no matter what your travel style is.
A holiday to beachlife in Durban
There are many beaches in Durban, although a favourite of many is Dolphin beach. The yellow gold sand offers swathes of space or holidaymakers to find a place to park their towel and get ready for a spot of surfing and dolphin watching. Boat tours are available, allowing eager visitors to add dolphin spotter to a list of unique things to do on their holiday in Durban. Other beaches are fantastic for surfing and offer people the chance to take on some of the most impressive waves on the South African coastline. A number of beachside cafes and surfer hangouts mean you’ll find plenty of chances to soak up the surf culture and maybe grabs some tips from the locals over a friendly beer or two.
For those of you who want your dolphins in an easier to get to location, the uShaka Marine World could prove a must stop location. One of the world’s largest aquariums, they host a seal stadium, a dolphinarium and the biggest collection of sharks in the southern hemisphere. Kids will love checking out all the animals, and parents can get involved with onsite restaurants, rides, a replica of a 1940s steam boat, shopping centre and even a private beach. Lessons in kayaking and surfing are available.
After you’re all dried off from the Marine centre it’s definitely worth going into the city to soak up the atmosphere, while the suburbs host most of the accommodation and shopping centres, the city is full of a buzzing hotel culture. Art Deco architecture fills the city, along with traditional African design and colonial buildings. The Indian influence is clearly visible in the city, and a number of beautiful Indian temples and monuments available to visit.
An unforgettable dining experience will come in the form of Cargo Hold, which treats diners to delicious fish dishes in the company of toothy eating companions; the walls form aquariums full of sharks. For those of us who prefer a more relaxed dining experience, the simply named Beach Café serves simple food cheaply and is just the antidote for all that shark induced stress.
Nights out on your holiday in Durban can range from an all-out rave to a quiet cocktail or two in a little bar above a restaurant. Perhaps a spot of theatre or jazz? The point we’re trying to make is that whatever you want, Durban will provide. Just make sure you book a taxi when returning home from the inner city.
Durban won’t disappoint
Durban has been doing holidays for years. It knows what it’s doing and has a great mix of holidays for a great mix of people. Whatever your you want from a South Africa holiday, you’ll find it with lastminute.com.