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Durban and Surrounds Luxury Holidays


Durban city is a playground of sun, sand and balmy weather just waiting for your arrival. A sophisticated, cosmopolitan city with a bustling atmosphere and loads of luxury hotels and villas to choose from, Durban and the surrounding towns of Umhlanga Rocks, Ballito Bay and Shaka’s Rock are a fun, holiday destination.

Take a stroll down the Golden Mile, a 6km strip along the Durban beachfront that is crowded with amusement parks, cafés, pubs and discos. You can soak up the vibrancy of this multi-cultural destination through open-air symphony orchestras, the street markets and local cuisines. Keep your eyes peeled for firewalkers, colourful rickshaw taxis and traditional warrior dancers. The mix of traditional Zulu culture, colonial influence and modern dynamism is invigorating; make sure that you touch on all aspects of what Durban offers.

Rediscover your youth at uShaka Marine World, a world-class facility with both fresh-and-seawater aquariums surrounded by lush vegetation and indigenous African imagery. You can easily spend the day at this destination with its retail speciality stores, restaurants and water-based activities. At the adjacent Bell’s Beach play volleyball or beach rugby, surf or book onto a dolphin viewing charter.

If you feel the need for some peace and quiet head to the beautiful Botanical Garden or the nature sanctuaries and parks found all around and in the city. The radiant white beaches and lush sub-tropical greenery ensure that Durban and surrounds remains a prime luxury vacation destination for those seeking a fun-filled holiday. The smaller towns reaching up the coast from Durban such as Umhlanga are rich in culture and heritage besides offering you the chance of a beautiful beach holiday.

It is easy to get around from your luxury hotel as the transport systems are efficient and it is possible to take many day trips from the city of Durban and its surrounding towns. Visit the Valley of a Thousand Hills or tour the famous battlefields region, cultural attractions closer to home include the KwaMuhle Museum, the Victoria Street Indian market and the spiritual homes of some of the religions practiced in the area such as the Jumma Mosque (the largest and most beautiful in the Southern Hemisphere), Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding and the Hindu Temple.

Just north of Durban the beautiful resorts of Umhlanga Rocks, Ballito and Shaka’s Rock wait to welcome you. These upmarket resort towns are popular with both the rich and famous because of the quality experience that they can offer you.

For a vibrant fun-filled vacation the region around Durban is a great choice of destination with its warm waters, amusement parks and outdoor attractions.  Contact Southern Africa Travel today.

Durban and surrounds are best known for:

Travel in Durban style
Travel in style along the Durban beachfront on a rickshaw. Pulled by men wearing extremely heavy and colourful headdresses this is an experience not to be missed. The three-wheeled rickshaw was once a favourite ‘taxi’ in Durban and now is reserved for your pleasure when visiting the city.

uShaka Marine World
A hit with both young and old, uShaka Marine World offers you both a fresh and a seawater aquarium, a waterslide amusement park and SeaWorld where you can watch trained dolphins perform, snorkel in the lagoon or catch up with the sharks at feeding time.

Umhlanga Rocks
If you are into water sports and outdoor adventures, Umhlanga is for you. Go surfing, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, kite boarding and more. There are superb golf courses in the area plus plenty of luxury accommodation options.

Off the beaten track:

Jump into the void
Choose the ultimate ride of your life by taking the ‘Big Rush Big Swing’ at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. This is the world’s only stadium swing and the largest of its kind in the world. You will jump into the void 106 metres above the World Cup Stadium pitch and swing in a 220-metre arc. The qualified staff provide all equipment and instruction.

Valley of a Thousand Hills
Just a short drive from Durban you will discover the Valley of a Thousand Hills, a dramatic setting formed by mighty waters powering their way to the sea. If you would like to immerse yourself in local Zulu cultures and customs this is the destination to head for; you can explore the Valley of a Thousand Hills on foot, horseback, by boat or take to the skies in a microlight or paraglider.

The Midlands Meander
Take your time along this popular route, exploring, indulging and dreaming amongst the gentle hills of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. The route runs from Pietermaritzburg in the East to the uKhahlamba Drakensberg mountain range in the West. You will pass through forests and farmlands and the small villages of the area all offering memorable experiences.


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