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Best things to do in Durban

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Aquarium
“A fun day out for water babies! Ushaka is a must for families as if the weather is great (which it usually is), you can really make the most of the variety of super fun slides or take a stroll through the world class aquarium. Make sure you catch the dolphin show - it’s a must!”
117 locals recommend
Stadium
“This stadium was built for the 2010 soccer world cup. Guests can take the Skycar to the top of the stadium to get a different view of Durban. With activities ranging from Stadium tours and adventure walks, Big Swings to Cafe', the Moses Mabida Stadium has something for all to see and experience. ”
94 locals recommend
Casino
“The Suncoast Casino is an entertainment venue. You will find Restuarants most of which have views of the beach, Movies, Barnyard theatre shows and so much more. There is something for everyone. ”
43 locals recommend
Garden
“Great to walk around for a bit of peace and quiet and in December they have a great Christmas light trail and live band”
34 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Ushaka Marine World offers various unforgetable entertainment, Wet and Wild Water World, Driving with the Sharks in the Shark tanks, Dolphine Shows, Lovely restuarants and many more”
29 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“For all your shopping needs. Has a Pick n Pay, Clicks, Mr Price, Truworths, Woolworths, banks, other clothing stores, CNA, The Body Shop, restaurants etc. They also have a night market.”
22 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Perfect little spot for an incredible cup of coffee, and some delicious seasonal food while sitting under the trees in the garden, or getting cozy inside. The shop has some super gifts to take home with you, with local jewellery, shirts, books and all sorts of lovely things.”
31 locals recommend
Nightlife Spot
“This is the party road which is about 8 minutes away from the house by car. You will have a choice of restaurants and bars to choose from ”
18 locals recommend
Zoo
“The park is situated in 3.5 hectares of lush tropical landscaping and houses more than 800 birds from 200 species. Tea Garden on premises.”
18 locals recommend
Stadium
“Durban's stunning, Moses Mabhida Stadium hosts a range of different attractions: - View Durban from new heights when you ride the SkyCar up the stadium arch, and onto the viewing platform where you can take in the unparalleled 360º views of Durban and beyond. - The Big Rush Big Swing is the Guinness Book of Records' tallest swing in the world. Jump off the stadium's 220m arc, and soar into the centre of the field. - There's a wide range of Segway Gliding Tours to suit every glider. - Stadium Tours - Adventure Walks up the 500-steps to the top of the stadium arc. - People's Park is a must visit for the kids to run around, and have THE BEST time! - Shopping - Restaurants ”
27 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A small zoo is fun for a family visit, with a good restaurant and a nice place to sit outside in the sunshine, if you've had enough of the beach.”
18 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Durban North beach has some lovely resturants,you can rent a bike and ride along the beachfront, You can even try one of the famous Ricksha Bus Trips.”
18 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Durban has a fantastic paved promenade that extends 7 kilometres along the beach, from the Umgeni River in the North to the harbour entrance in the South. Great for walking, running and cycling. There are bike rental shops. You will encounter the cultural mix of Durban people using the promenade. It is accessible either from the beach or from the "stadium". The beaches on the south side have surfing schools and instructors.”
12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Delicious food, pastries, coffee and a laid back atmosphere to catch up on work or emails.”
19 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Very interesting and a variety of different stores...if you are not South African is an absolute must visit. Good curios.”
10 locals recommend
Lounge
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“The eclectic afro-jazz vibe is everywhere and service impeccable - featuring a variety of tipple”
19 locals recommend