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Durban is Africa's principal port and South Africa's principal holiday destination, with miles of beautiful beaches and hundreds of other activities and attractions, this is definitely holiday country, with a thriving commercial and industrial economy.

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Adventure realm

Team Building

Adventure Realm is a company based in Durban aiming to create opportunities for individuals or the intrepid traveler to experience the adventurous world and discover themselves within South Africa.

African Art Centre

Art galleries

Found in the centre of Durban, the African Art Centre exhibits the work of both young and established black artists, working in contemporary and traditional styles.

African Sensations Lodge & Spa


African Sensations accommodation and health spa is a combination of elegant colonial accommodation and a range of relaxing spa services.

artSPACE durban

Art galleries

artSPACE durban(aSd) is located in a warehouse near to the Moses Mbhida stadium in Durban. artSPACE durban has a gallery on the first floor and artists' studio spaces on the top floor. Artwork by emerging, as well as established artists, is exhibited.

BAC Aviation

Helicopter flips

BAC Aviation has a range of Helicopter flips to offer around Kwazulu-Natal. We offer a wide range of helicopters ranging from the Robinson R 22, R-44,Bell Jetranger,Bell 407 and MD 500 helicopters to name a few.

Beach & Bush Adventure Expeditioners

Day Tour Operators

Discover this vibrant city on bicycle....explore the Golden Mile, Harbour, Victoria Street Market, BAT Centre, Maidens Wharf, Beachfront and Esplanade.

Bean Bag Bohemia


It has strong ties with the arts, creative industries and politics. It has become home to the many interesting and trend setting people of Durban and is always on the list for any out of town visitor to Durban

Bergtheil Local History Museum


The exhibits centre on the first German settlers that Jonas Bergtheil brought to Natal as Director of the Natal Cotton Company, and their contribution to the, Settlement of Westville, Cleremont and New Germany.

Blue Water Charters

Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Blue Water Charters - Durban Deep Sea, Game and Marlin Fishing Charter, South Africa, for all your Deep Sea Game Fishing, Big Game Fishing, Marlin Fishing, Sport Fishing, Corporate Charters and Team Building.

Bluff National Park Golf course

Golf Courses

The Bluff National Park Golf Club is an 18-hole Alan Barnard design Championship golf course situated approximately 10km south of the city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.

Catalina Theatre


Created to be the voice of Durban’s playwrights, poets and musicians, TheatreBIZ is constantly on the search for new works – and this is what makes Catalina unique!

Centre For Rehabilitation Of Wildlife

Animal Sanctuaries

They have approximately 300 - 400 animals under our care at any given time, all of which are wildlife indigenous to KwaZulu Natal, from birds and mammals to raptors and reptiles, and many many monkeys.

Civair Helicopters Durban

Helicopter flips

Civair operates out of Virginia Airport, Durban North. Whether it's an adventure flight, a fun lesson on learning to fly, a trip to a game reserve or spa or an airport transfer we can cater for any of your flying needs.

Coedmore Castle

Historical places

Coedmore Castle is a historic family home built in 1875 and is situated in the middle of the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, Yellowwood Park

Dick King Statue

Monuments and Memorials

On the busy Victoria Embankment is a statue commemorating Dick King (Richard Philip King), who brought reinforcements to Durban during the 1842 siege.

Dreamcast Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Dreamcast’s exclusive Fly Fishing waters and venues, offers clients the opportunity to fish fantastic destinations throughout Southern Africa and experience Fly Fishing at its best.

Durban Art Gallery

Art galleries

Housed in the Durban City Hall, this municipal gallery has a permanent collection specialising in Victorian painting and South African contemporary art.

Durban Beachwood Golf Course

Golf Courses

Beachwood Country Club - as it was known before - has now become The Durban Country Club Beachwood Course and is part of Durban Country Club lying about 2 km north of DCC

Durban Botanic Gardens

Botanical gardens

The Durban Botanic Gardens (DBG) traces its origins to colonial times, when it was founded in 1849 for the introduction and trial of potentially useful commercial crops.

Durban City Hall

Historical places

The Durban city hall displays a fine example of Edwardian Neo-baroque architecture. The current city hall is actually the second building in Durban made for this purpose

Durban Country Club

Golf Courses

The Durban Country Club boasts 2 championship courses; namely the Durban Country club course and the Durban Country Club Beachwood Course.

Durban Institute Of Technology Art Gallery

Art galleries

It has a permanent collection of South African contemporary art with a special focus on KZN artists such as Andrew Verster, Clive van den Berg and Bronwen Findlay.

Essenwood Craft Market

Flea markets

What makes this market extra special is that it is set under a glorious canopy of luscious, evergreen trees which keeps the day cool and makes for a very pleasant meander through the aisles of stalls arrayed with beautiful, unique and interesting products

Fitzsimmons Snake Park

Animal Sanctuaries

The snake park is home to over 200 species of snakes, reptiles and other interesting creatures. On display you will find some of the most dangerous snakes

Hakuna Matata Charters

Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Hakuna Matata Charters is based in Durban, South Africa and is proud to be the leading charter boat company.

Happy Hippo Backpackers Lodge


The Happy Hippo Backpackers Lodge, located within walking distance of Durban's best beaches and uShaka Marine World, will give the international budget traveller visiting Durban plenty to smile about.

Hippo Hide Lodge and Backpackers


Set in a tropical garden, with our African ethnic theme and décor, you will hardly believe that you have arrived in South Africa’s third largest city Durban. A blend of cleanliness and affordability, the Hippo Hide caters for the discerning traveller.

Ithala Centre

Shopping malls

Ithala Centre is a center that is commited to serving the community.

Jeep uShaka Surf and Adventure Centre

Surfing Schools

Surfing is a wonderful sport to learn with a group of friends. For groups of 6 and more surfers, we offer a discount rate. We have a maximum of 6 students per coach.

JNC Helicopters

Helicopter flips

From the sparkling blue waters of the Indian ocean to the majestic Drakensberg, JNC Helicopters will take you there on an exciting flight experience. Helicopter safaris, VIP & wedding transport are just a small portion of our expertise

Joe Cool's Nightclub & Restaurant


Joe Cool's in North Beach appears in every Lonely Planet and Let's Go guide, drawing young tourists alongside the locals.

Kimaya Day Spa


Experience Kimaya Day Spa's tranquility with them as they take pleasure in providing you with the ultimate relaxation with our high standard of treatments.

KwaMuhle Museum


Visit the KwaMuhle Museum and discover what life was like in and around Durban during and leading up to the apartheid era.

KZN Wildlife Hiking

Walking safari

The most popular coastal hiking route is the well known Mziki Trail in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park which takes you through coastal dune forest, beach, as well as wetland areas.

KZNSA Gallery

Art galleries

This non-profit gallery services the members of the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts. Housed in a custom-designed building, it has a regular exhibition schedule showing work of established artists.

Limelight Spa


Group get-togethers, pamper parties and bridal showers are arranged at the outdoor pavilion where the pool is the centerpiece, graced by a cascading water feature.

Lynski charters

Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Lynski charters, one of South Africa's most famous Game And Reef fishing boats,giving the customer what he wants.

Mitchell Park Zoo


Today Mitchell Park has a whole host of small animals and birds for you to visit, including crocodiles, buck, raccoons, cranes, flamingoes, wallabies, monkeys and tortoises.

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Sport Stadiums

Moses Mabhida Stadium was built for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. This stadium is situated next to the existing Absa Stadium and have seating for up to 80 000 fans.

Moyo uShaka Pier

Traditional Food

Right on the beach. Following in the footsteps of another great name in South African history - Zulu King Shaka

Musgrave Centre

Shopping malls

The Musgrave Centre in Berea is a must for those in search of something a little more chic.

Natural Science Museum


The Natural Science Museum has dynamic and innovative research and education programmes with a particular emphasis on Biodiversity Conservation, and Ecology.

Nikao Fishing Adventures

Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Nikao Fishing Adventures is a Mobile Sport Fishing Charter Boat and Fishing Guide service based in Durban and operating at many destinations around Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa.

Old Court House Museum


The Old Court House Museum portrays the rich history of early Durban and KwaZulu-Natal through fascinating replicas of Durban's early settlements.

Old Fort Durban

Monuments and Memorials

The Old Fort in Durban was built in 1842 by troops of the 27th regiment. It houses many memorials and features of historical importance.

Old House Museum


The museum features a recreation of the home of one of Durban's most prominent families, the Robinsons. Sir John Robinson was Natal's first Prime Minister, and also owned the Natal Mercury, Durban's daily morning paper.

Port Natal Maritime Museum


The Port Natal Maritime Museum deals exclusively with the city's seafaring tradition. It serves as a reminder that Durban was, and still is, the busiest port in Africa.

Queensburgh Caravan Resort

Caravan & Tent Camping sites

Enjoy the warm hospitality of Queensburgh Caravan Park, located in the heart of the beautiful Roosfontein Nature Reserve, a vibrant four-season vacation destination.

Riverside Spa


Riverside Spa will provide the opportunity to discover a wellness philosophy that has lifetime values. The team's passion is to ensure that your journey at the Riverside Spa is a personalised one

Royal Durban Golf Course

Golf Courses

Flat but interesting championship course within the confines of the Greyville horse racing track, and close to the city centre of Durban.

Sahara Stadium Kingsmead

Sport Stadiums

The Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban is one of the largest cricket stadiums in South Africa and its location, just a little far away from the sea, makes it one of the most picturesque stadiums of the country.

SanAquam Urban Sanctuary Spa


SanAquam is a unique combination of the most modern, sophisticated, integrated and holistic lifestyle approaches, based on Ayurveda.

Skydive Durban

Sky diving

You do not need training and on arrival at the Drop Zone you will receive a 15 minute briefing during which the equipment, aircraft and freefall drills as well as the landing procedure will be explained to you.



Exhilarating, yet tranquil is the paradox world of ascending canopies, or what is more commonly refered to as parasailing. Your pulse quickens ... one ... two ... three ... four ... five steps and suddenly your feet leave the ground.

Statue of John Ross

Monuments and Memorials

Aged just 12, and escorted by 30 Zulu warriors, he set out on a six-month 600-mile trek to the Portuguese settlement of Delagoa Bay to raise the alarm.

Strelitzia Tours

Day Tour Operators

If you have any special interests or wish to visit a place not visited on our scheduled tours, their well qualified staff have extensive experience in tailor making tours to suit every requirement.

Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World


Set amongst towering palm trees and nestled against the beachfront along Durban's "Golden Mile", you will find 26 hectares of entertainment heaven - SUNCOAST Casino & Entertainment World.

Swissroll Charters

Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Swissroll Charters is rated the best charter boat by it's customers and local fishermen. You're never too young or too old to catch the big one on the Swissroll.

Tembe Elephant Park

Nature reserves

Tembe combines the best of both worlds – an authentic Big Five experience in a national game park and the personal touch of world class service.

The Bat Centre

Art galleries

This non-profit centre, originating from a grant by the Bartel Arts Trust, exhibits temporary shows by young, mainly black artists and craftspeople.

The Original Bluff Auction & Flea Market

Craft creations

Come and browse for a bargain, or get rid of those unwanted goods at the Original Bluff Auction and Market at Harlequins Sports Grounds every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9 am onwards.

The Pavilion

Shopping malls

If you are looking for Fun, Food and Fashion, all under one roof, The Pavilion Shopping Centre, owned by Pareto Limited, has the widest choices and exclusive selections in KwaZulu-Natal.

The Playhouse Company


The Playhouse Company is Ethekwini’s premier theatre organization, based at the Playhouse theatre complex in Smith Street in the heart of the coastal city of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on the Eastern Seaboard of South Africa.

The Safari Company

Adventure Tour Operators

The Safari Co. is a place where the African traveler and travel service provider can meet to discuss the perfect holiday to Africa. Here both parties do what they do best – plan an African Safari!

The Spa on Fairway


The Spa's therapy rooms have breathtaking views of the Beachwood Golf Course and the Indian Ocean and are also en suite. The Jacuzzi, pool and beautiful lawns add to the beauty of this magnificent Spa to let guests relax more into its beauty.

Umgeni River Bird Park

Animal Sanctuaries

The Umgeni River Bird Park features a wide range of exhibits. There are many closed aviaries, walk-in aviaries and ponds which are home to a wide range of waterbirds

Ushaka Marine World


uShaka Marine World has developed out of a vision to create a world-class entertainment and tourism destination for Durban and all of South Africa.

Vibe Tours

Heritage Tour Operators

Vibe Tours shows you the real South Africa. No acting or children portraying poverty but just South Africa as it comes to us at that moment. We make you feel the Vibe of South Africa.

Westwood Mall

Shopping malls

Exotic and everyday in one, the Westwood Mall in Westville KZN is a refreshing alternative to the region's existing retail offering.




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