Durban at a glance
According to many, you can experience the pinnacle of Durban's relaxed, seaside lifestyle by taking a walk along the newly extended beachfront promenade. Now stretching from Blue Lagoon in the North to Vetch's Pier in the South, the promenade is where Durbanites go to walk, jog, cycle, roller blade, make use of free exercise equipment and generally enjoy the great outdoors and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Durban is also situated within an easy drive of everything that KwaZulu-Natal has to offer, from cultural experiences and game viewing to breathtaking views and mountains.
Facilities in and around Durban
Durban is considered a shopper's paradise, and with a wide variety of malls, including the Pavilion Shopping Centre, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Cornubia Mall and Musgrave Centre amongst numerous others, residents of Durban are able to shop until they drop at a variety of convenient locations. When it comes to travel, Durban is served by King Shaka International Airport, which is approximately 30km up the coast from Durban's CBD.
Restaurants in Durban
Durban is well equipped to tantalise every taste bud, and there is something for every mood. One of Durban's best-loved culinary institutions is Spiga D'oro, which has reopened its doors in a new location. If you're in the mood for something fancy, 9th Avenue Waterside or Havana Grill are great options. Feeling like a trendy ambience? Locals would suggest that you check out Cafe 1999 or one of the many funky establishments on Durban's Florida Road. One of Durban's best-loved culinary masterpieces is the renowned Bunny Chow, and according to locals, two of the best Durban spots to go to for a bunny are Hollywood Bets Springfield Park or Jeera Indian Restaurant.
Things to do in Durban
uShaka Marine World
There aren't many places in the world like uShaka Marine World, at which you could find a water park that will bring hours of fun and relaxation to anyone in touch with their inner child as well as a replica of a 1940's shipwreck and a restaurant at which you can eat dinner while watching sharks swim past you in an adjacent tank. Throw in a world-class aquarium at which you can meet some of the world's most "fa-sea-nating" creatures, and you've got a great day out for the whole family. An abundance of shops and restaurant round off uShaka's offering.
Moses Mabhida Stadium
One of the newest icons on Durban's skyline, Moses Mabhida Stadium was constructed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. If you're looking for a dose of Durban-based adrenaline, you can get yourself a ticket for the Big Swing, which is a jaw-dropping bungee jump from the top of the stadium. Looking for something more sedate? You can ride the SkyCar to the top of the stadium's arch and enjoy some breathtaking views of the city. Or, if you're looking for a way to get in some rigorous cardio, you can take on the Adventure Walk, in which you will climb the 550 steps from the ground to the top.
Durban's 15-hectare Botanic Gardens were established in 1849, making them South Africa's oldest gardens. Here you'll find an assortment of palms, cycads and orchids, as well as an assortment of different types of gardens, including a garden for the senses, a sunken garden and a butterfly habitat garden.
Mitchell Park is a firm favourite with Durban's children, as it has an assortment of jungle gyms, swings and roundabouts - including facilities custom-designed for disabled children. There is also a zoo at which they can meet a variety of small animals and birds. There can be few better places in Durban to enjoy a family picnic than on Mitchell's Park expansive lawns.
Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World
Described as one of Durban's most dynamic destinations, Suncoast offers the opportunity to do some gambling, watch a movie, go outside and check out the beach or do some shopping. After undergoing a recent revamp, Suncoast is bigger and better than ever, with an assortment of new restaurants.
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