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Aquarium
“South Africa's most loved marine theme park. Offers a world of water rides, oceanarium, dolphin, seal & penguin shows, shopping, beach activities & more!”
118 locals recommend
Stadium
“The beautifully designed local football stadium. Take a ride on the sky-car and enjoy the views of Durban from the top of the stadium. Check the website for pricing and booking info. ”
96 locals recommend
Casino
“This local casino is fun for the whole family. Besides the casino, there is a multitude of restaurants and entertainment options including a Barnyard theatre which offers musical stage productions and live music concerts 5 times a week. Check the Barnyard and Suncoast websites for more information. ”
43 locals recommend
Garden
“The Durban Botanic Gardens is the oldest surviving botanic garden in Africa. Set on the slopes of Berea Hill, northwest of the city center, the gardens were established in 1849 for the trial of agricultural crops. Today, visitors can stroll among the indigenous and exotic subtropical plantings, including majestic heritage trees, some of which are more than one hundred years old. The main plant collections include cycads, orchids, bromeliads, and palms, and visitors can also experience the Garden of the Senses. In addition to the rich plant biodiversity, at least fifty different species of birds are permanent residents of the gardens.”
35 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
Zoo
“Umgeni River Bird Park features more than 200 species of birds, and some are the only representatives of their kind in Africa. On a network of paths running through lush landscaping and waterfalls, visitors can observe a variety of indigenous species as well as birds from Southeast Asia and Australia, including lories, cockatoos, and aras. One of the highlights of the park is the bird show where visitors can learn about more about the exotic species as they perform”
18 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.”
17 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.”
30 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great spot for a drink before dinner at Cafe 1999. Nothing fancy but always a great vibe and friendly people.”
16 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious pub-grub & afternoon drinks with a fun and trendy atmosphere in Durban's famed Florida Road.”
12 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
Bar
“Taste Durban's local beers brewed on site and around the city at S43. Great tapas and takes on traditional bar food.”
17 locals recommend
Museum
“Roberts House is an important example of the middle class British Colonial Style villa built in the late nineteenth century. It is a National Monument and an exotic immigrant to the Last Outpost of the British Empire nestled in a green oasis of indigenous trees. The Roberts family’s daughter Esther was born here and grew up to be the first female social anthropologists of the then Colony of Natal. She was well known as a librarian, author of research papers and books dealing with the indigenous population, and as a confidant and friend of Killie Campbell one of the doyens of Africana collectors in the country. Her large collection and library is now linked to the University of KwaZulu-Natal.”
10 locals recommend
Bar
“Cool viby place with local live music and comedy shows check out the website for events.”
5 locals recommend
Theatre
“Enjoy the variety of shows at the theatre. Google online to find out what they have on at present. ”
6 locals recommend
Stadium
“For all the local and international rugby matches, Kings Park is the place to be!”
6 locals recommend