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3 Things To Do In Durban

(Article by Caitlin W)

Whether you’ve got a hankering for curry, shopping, family fun or a water park the size of a mini-amusement park, you’re in for a good time in this city. Have a look at these 3 things to do in Durban

Durban is a hub of culture and activity for families, singles and couples alike. The food is unique, the sun shines on the ocean views and the people are friendly. There are loads of great schools in Durban, but there are even better attractions. And the best thing about them, are that they are completely family friendly. Picnics, shopping, sea creatures, curry and coastline are all concepts you can look forward to in this coastal gem of a city. 

And these reasons are exactly why we’ve compiled this awesome list of 3 things to do in Durban. Whether it’s during the week or on a lazy Sunday, you’d better schedule these attractions in. 

 uShaka Marine World


?uShaka Marine World 

uShaka Marine World might be home to the world’s most venomous snake, but it’s the perfect place for family fun in the sun. Or out of it for that matter. There are endless options, like dining with the sharks in the restaurant in cargo hold, which looks out on the creature-filled tank. Guests can get Wet & Wild on the series of world-class slides, including the newest feature: The Body Tornado – hold onto your costumes everyone. 

Alternatively you could visit the actual Sea World at uShaka. You can get in touch with your animal side, by cage-diving with sharks, feeding the rays or attending a dolphin show or penguin presentation. Best of all, uShaka has a Kids World for the young ones which has the largest jungle gym in Africa! 

There are countless points of entertainment here, including the Black Skull Cave – a treasure and ghost ridden cave creation – and the Riggadees Dough Café where kids can get busy creating doughs in the kitchen. 

And while your children are hard at play, you can be hard at shopping. The Village Walk is packed with shops, restaurants and other entertainment. Get yourself a scrumptious breakfast at Wahooz on the Promenade, then collect the kids and mosey on down to uShaka Beach for some relaxation and fun. It will be an experience you’ll never forget. If you live in Durban there is no reason not to visit any time you want! 

Gateway Theatre of Shopping



The Gateway Theatre of Shopping is the most fabulous shopping mall you’ll ever slap your eyes on. That is if you can define such a diversely entertaining venue as just a plain old shopping mall.

We’re talking everything from book stores to banks, from a Sports Arena to a Science Centre.

Electric Avenue provides great entertainment for the whole family, with paintball, action bowling, a video arcade, Go Kart Racing and even a pool bar. 

Fashionistas will love the range of  trendy shops, including but certainly not limited to: Sissy Boy, Ooh La La, La Senza, Karmic Kurtis, Zip Code and so many more. And after you’ve shopped til you’ve nearly dropped, up that energy at one of the many convenience food stores available in this true theatre of shopping. Grab a bite from KFC, opt for the healthy at Kauai, and who can say not to London Pie or Lekker Biltong when you need to fill up on much needed carbs? 

Overall, this is a shopping experience not to be missed, and an entertainment experience of a lifetime. Just try not to get lost! 
 
Durban Botanical Gardens 



After all the action of uShaka and shopping, you might need to take a restful break in a place where you can get in touch with nature. Well, you’re in luck, because Durban delivers on this front too. 

This gorgeous venue hosts events, but maintains the peace and tranquillity of nature at its best. There’s a Japanese Garden, Tea Garden and Herbarium, as well as a gorgeous Palm Walk.

 At the lake you will be able to reconnect with all things that grow and trickle.
 
There’s also an Orchid Room and smatterings of artworks throughout the area. Have a picnic, or book a function, but definitely visit the Durban Botanical Gardens! 
 
These are just three of the hottest attractions in city with endless possibilities - whether you are a holidaymaker or resident, there is always something for you to do in Durban


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