The city of Durban is an amazing place to visit. Durban is the only city in South Africa that you can visit a game reserve, see an ancient garden, and enjoy the beach within one day. Durban is a popular destination where visitors can engage in a variety of fun and entertaining activities. There are so many places to visit while in Durban. Here is a list of the most exciting things to do, and places of interest that you should visit.
The Golden Mile
Are you an adventurer who enjoys the outdoors? Well, you should make the Golden Mile your regular chill spot while in Durban. The Golden Mile is a famous beachfront that hosts all bikers, surfers, sunbathers, joggers, and all the water-sports aficionados. It is called the Golden Mile for a reason. The Golden Mile beachfront stretches for 4 kilometers from the Southern Blue Lagoon to the Addington Beach. The place gets its name from the golden sandy beaches that stretch along the edge of the city. There is also an extensive pavement for bikers, walkers, and joggers. If you are not a fun of the pavements, you can join the kiteboarders and surfers or unleash your creativity and build a sand castle. You can also choose to busk on the beach and let the sun do its magic.
The Botanical Gardens
Did you know that there are living fossils that date back to the age of the dinosaurs? Make the Botanical Gardens your next stop and learn about this garden that was established in the 18th century by the famous Dr. Charles Johnston. This is the oldest botanical garden in Africa. There is so much to learn and see. These cycads (seeds) are more than 200 million years old and are on the verge of extinction. As a visitor, you will be among the few people in the world who ever got to see plants that are older than humankind!
Ushaka Marine World
You have to visit the Ushaka Marine World before you leave the city. The Marine World is what makes it all worth the visit to Durban. There are so many fun activities that you can participate in while here. Divided into four parts, you will have something fun to do. You can opt to go scuba diving in the fifth largest aquarium in the world, that is home to four ships wrecks and enjoy seeing the marine life, or go to the highest water slides and wet yourself all the way down in the southern hemisphere. The other parts to go to are the Ushaka beach that goes all the way into the ocean and the beautiful African village that will take you back in the golden age.
So how do you get here, the best way is to take cheap flights to Durban from any city in South Africa. The city has so much to offer. The people here are so friendly that you will feel at home the moment you arrive. Durban is the home of entertainment for families and couples as well.