Year-round Summer Fun in Durban, South Africa

With warm weather all year round, Durban promises vacationers a relaxed, outdoor holiday composed of beaches, barbecues, seafood, clubs, and comfy accommodations fit for any holiday-maker who just wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Durban is known as South Africa's "self-styled playground." The warm weather that lasts throughout the year creates the perfect setting for lots of outdoor activities. There are numerous bathing and surfing beaches in Durban, all of which stretch across the harbour. You can also join dolphin viewing trips from here, rent jet skis and canoes, or go shark cage-diving among many others. You can access these beaches from a paved promenade, the Golden Mile, where most locals and tourists alike take their morning walks or have afternoon group exercises. Near the harbour is uShaka Marine World, a world-class water park and aquarium. It also has a restaurant that overlooks the ocean, perfect for a sunset dinner with the family!

Aside from being a beach bum, take the time to visit the Moses Mabhida Stadium, which hosts major sporting events. You can also join Segway tours or try a city-viewing SkyCar and bungee swing. You also don't want to miss the delicious food of Durban wherein the Indian, Zulu and post-colonial influences are reflected. You can find numerous seafood and fusion restaurants at Wilson’s Wharf, Florida Road, and Helen Joseph Road.

There are many other things you can do in Durban like going inland to the Valley of a Thousand Hills to experience African Culture or travel further in to the Midlands Meander where you can find art-and-craft outlets. Do all these and more in your holiday in Durban, South Africa!

By Kimberley Reyes on 09/10/2015 in Ethekwini

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