The Drakensberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal boast the greatest concentration of San Bushman rock art in South Africa, much of it in remote, supremely beautiful surroundings. Subject matter includes animals like the revered eland antelope, human figures and therianthropes (metamorphosis from human to animal). Among the most accessible Drakensberg rock art sites is the open-air Bushman Cave Museum in the Giant's Castle Reserve, established in 1903 and run by KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation. A short walk takes you to the cave, which features 500 rock paintings, some of which are estimated to be around 800 years old.
Shakaland Day Tour
Get a unique insight into the traditional culture and customs of the proud Zulu nation on this guided excursion to the largest Zulu kraal in Zululand, which includes lunch. Sample traditional Zulu beer, marvel at the energy and rhythm of the Zulu dancers, witness the building of a Zulu hut, and appreciate the artistry of fashioning traditional weapons and crafts. Visit an iSangoma – a traditional healer.
The Valley of 1000 Hills
The breathtaking Valley of a Thousand Hills is an exciting component of Durban and South Africa's province of KwaZulu-Natal - the Kingdom of the Zulu. The Valley of 1000 Hills is one of those few holiday destinations that has something for everyone. Unspoilt nature, wildlife, magnificent scenery, wining and dining, and warm country hospitality just a half an hour's drive from the centre of Durban. The area is named after the thousands of hills which tumble down to the mighty Umgeni River, which flows from the distant Drakensberg Mountains to the warm inviting Indian Ocean.
Enjoy High Tea At The Oyster Box
The Oyster Box’s high tea table is legendary and laden with sumptuous treats, from freshly baked scones, pastries, quiches, cakes, finger sandwiches and savouries. Inspired by the hotel’s original, colonial architecture and resplendent with chandeliers purchased from the Savoy Hotel in London, High Tea at The Oyster Box is a lengthy, leisurely affair. Live piano music provides the perfect backdrop and adds a personal element to the beautiful Palm Court, softening the atmosphere and putting guests at ease.
Take A Surf Lesson
The LEARN 2 SURF Durban surf school is based at Addington Beach just North of uShaka Marine World. Addington beach is protected from the big ocean swells. Small waves and tropical warm water make Addington Beach the best location in Durban to learn to surf. Our highly professional Durban surf school is managed by Shaun Sellman. Shaun has been a surfer and lifeguard in Durban for most of his life. His team of professional young coaches love nothing more than introducing people to the thrill of riding waves.
Enjoy A Cycle Down The Golden Mile
Take the morning off and invigorate your soul with a signature guided cycle along the Durban promenade. Your expert guide will explain the sights and sounds of the Durban Beachfront, taking in the Golden Mile and the uShaka Marine World, resplendent with marine and aquatic life. We enjoy superb views of the Bluff and Harbour of Africa's busiest port city and enjoy a coffee or tea before we wind our way back along Snell Parade.
Visit The Morning Trade Market
Anna Savage, owner of the IHeart Market and former professional chef, combines her extensive knowledge of running markets and passion for good, honest food in this superb food market. This market first opened in Durban’s urban renewal Arts and Culture precinct (Rivertown) and it was Anna’s vision is to ’provide a food market in Durban central and a shopping solution that encourages Durbanites to source locally produced, fresh and speciality goods.’ The Morning Trade has a new home in Durban's creative district, the Station Drive Precinct off Umgeni Road. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or freshly ground coffee with friends in this vibey, energetic market-place and fill your baskets with lush produce, superb baked goods, artisanal ice cream and confectionary. The market trades every Sunday.
Sunset Boat Cruise
1 hour Sea Cruise The deep sea public cruise is ideal for a fun filled hour for the whole family young and old. We head out to sea via the harbour channel, where you will be delighted by the view of of Durban and Moses Mabhida Stadium. Picnic baskets are permitted. Normal Price: R 160 per adult (over 12 yrs old)
90 min Sunset Sea Cruise The sunset sea cruise is ideal for couples or the whole family. Relax as we head out to sea via the harbour channel and have a sun-downer while watching the sun go down over Durban and Moses Mabhida Stadium. We set sail daily at aprox 17H00. Please Note: Booking is essential. Normal Price: R 220 per person
1/2 hour Harbour Cruise This is for the fainter at heart whereby we travel around our harbour and you are able to get a view of many of the ships that come in and out of our port. Normal Price: R 80 per adult (over 12 yrs old)
Take A Ride On The Durban Ricksha Bus
Hop on Durban’s Ricksha Bus, a wonderfully relaxing way to see the city! The Rickshaw Bus offers two tours daily at 9 am and 1 pm, with each tour lasting 3 hours.
Beach Horse Ride
Enjoy thrilling trails through coastal bush and leisurely beach strolls on horseback on the ever changing scenery of our 12km Beach Trail. This diverse trail will take you to fun and exciting, yet safe places that you never knew existed in Durban.
Shopping On Flordia Road
Durban is a shopper's paradise and offers many different shopping experiences. Street markets in and around the city offer a variety of crafts and beadwork. The Indian district in downtown Durban offers a huge selection of goods from the East as well as spices and curry powders. Boutique clothing shops are dotted here and there where you do least expect them, while the shopping malls house all the big chain stores and are bursting at the seams with the latest clothes, fashion accessories and toys.
Taste Bunny Chow At House Of Curries
With big-screen TVs and a vibey deck, this is the place to be for an after-work beer and curry. The plate of six mini-bunnies hits the spot after a pint or two, while the chip and cheese roti wraps, and prawn and chicken curry are also delicious. The chip chow – a large plate of chips topped with curry and covered in melted cheese – is perfect munchie food.