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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.

Market
“Because hanging out with Durban locals at this cool spot is exactly what you should be doing on a Saturday morning. Stock up on your freshly baked artisan bread, decadent off-the-charts cupcakes, fresh food and much more ... or even if you just want to stroll with a coffee in hand breathing in the coastal air.”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Beautiful located in a courtyard in the heart of Essenwood. Amazing and healthy breakfast and lunches.”
18 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
Bar
“Delicious pub-grub & afternoon drinks with a fun and trendy atmosphere in Durban's famed Florida Road.”
12 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
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.”
17 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
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
Café
“Good food and vibe. Vegetarian and vegan options. Open for breakfast and lunch.”
12 locals recommend
Park
“A large and beautiful botanical garden to walk or relax under trees on a blanket, or take a picnic. ”
12 locals recommend
Supermarket
“Situated in a convenient shopping centre which is easy to park and get around. Has the usual stores such as Clicks, Optometrists, Wimpy etc. Good selection of fresh food, takeaway s and the usual grioceries.”
7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A mix of nationwide chains, boutique stores, pharmacies, restaurants, banks, grocery stores and even a library. ”
10 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“There is no better view of Durban. This historic Italian restaurant is famous for its delicious food but more-so it’s 360° views of Durban. An absolute must for any first time Durban visitors. ”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The most delicious ribs and steak. The best baked potatoe in Durban. If you want a spoil this is the spot - i have never been disappointed. ”
12 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Visit Durban's vibrant beachfront for a walk, or rent bikes to ride along it’s beautiful promenade.”
8 locals recommend
Establishment
“Visit our famous Thoroughbred horse race track in Durban. The 2,800 metre pear-shaped turf track hosts the Durban July Handicap and in August the Greyville Gold Cup (both group 1 races). The track's infield holds the Royal Durban Colf Club's Championship golf course.”
4 locals recommend