Durban is the main port city of South Africa and is also an important center of the country’s business and industry. All the luxury hotels are located at the beachfront and within an easy reach to the Central Business District, and because of its beautiful beach, the city is often called the Miami Beach of South Africa. The weather in Durban is mild and pleasant all around the year, which makes it a perfect place for holiday. The public transport system is very convenient and competent which runs throughout Durban. The Durban International Airport, is at only 10 minute drive from the city. The city is also known for sports, the mild weather and a number of facilities makes for around the year sports. Watersports, Rugby, Soccer and cricket are some of the popular sports of Durban. The Durban tourism department has developed its tourist attractions a lot and is trying to keep up with increasing demands of the tourists. The city is also one of the fastest developing urban areas of the world.
3-Day Trip to Durban
Although 3 days for a city as beautiful as Durban are very less but still in this article have managed to tell you about some of the places to visit there. Also you can get cheap flights to Durban by checking at different travel and airline websites in advance. Durban has it all from some of the best shopping malls, to the white sandy beaches, luxury hotels and safari parks. And the most exciting and fun places from these are mentioned in the article.
Day 1: Hit the beach
On your first day on the trip you should go for the beaches as Durban offers a wide range of sparkling white sandy beaches. Some of the calm and beautiful beaches of the city include Umhlanga beach, Amanzimtoti beach, Ansty’s beach and pipeline beach. But there are also some exciting beaches full of activities, the Durban tourism department is also adding different water sports and other wonderful attractions such as the uShaka Marine World, Rickshaw rides, Boat charters, entertainment complexes, luxury hotels and some of the best restaurants to choose from. So you can spend the whole day at the beach, enjoying the water sports and activities, surfing at the sea, sailing, scuba diving and relaxing under the sun.
Day 2: Get out in the Wild
Durban is a key center of South Africa when it comes to the wildlife attractions. This wildlife also includes huge aquariums at the uShaaka Marine World and the beautiful umengi River bird park. Situated in stunning, shady gardens, this huge aviary is home to 300 bird species. The park also offers small shows and other family activities. But when you are in Africa, you must see the wild African creatures such as rhinos, leopards, elephants, cheetahs and lions. And for that Durban has lots of reserves such as the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Stainbank Nature Reserve, Krantzkloof Nature Reserve. These reserves are also popular for their biodiversity and the animals are freely observable.
Day 3: Shopping
Durban is one of the fastest developing cities of the world and offers you a great shopping experience at the top shopping malls. The Galleria, The Midlands Mall, Gateway, La Lucia Mall, The Pinecrest Mall, The Pavillion, and The Musgrave Mall are some of the stunning malls, which are in easy traveling distance. These malls have everything you would want, big food courts, movie theatres, famous supermarket chains, and all the shops to cater your needs.