Africa Deluxe Tours Durban's beachfront at night

Golden Mile

The main beachfront area in Durban (one of South Africa's top 20 tourist attractions) has with a paved promenade, high-rise hotels and holiday apartment blocks, restaurants, bars, uShaka Marine World and fun parks right on the beach. One block back from the beachfront you find the Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World.

uShaka Marine World is a popular new venue on the Golden Mile. It offers dolphin shows, seal shows, penguin presentations, shark dives, ray feeds and much more. The main tourism activity in Durban is spending time on the beach and enjoying the warm water of the Indian ocean. The combination of a hot and humid climate and great surf, close to the sandy beaches packed with sun-worshipers, all contrive to make it one of the best commercial beach destinations in South Africa. The city is extremely popular with surfers and locals are on the waves from as early as 05:00 in the morning 'till late at night.

Various other water sports are pursued with one of the latest crazes being kite surfing. Whether one wants to engage in body surfing, surfing, kite surfing, sea-kayaking, scuba diving, shore-based or deep-sea fishing, yachting, etc. - Durban offers it all.

Tours that include Golden Mile

Blyde River Canyon

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R32,500 per person sharing (±US$ 2,343 )
R10,900 single supplement (±US$ 785 )

Valid dates: Nov 2017 - Oct 2018

The German-guided version of our tour that covers the highlights of South Africa (link to English tour provided as well). It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. The southbound tour starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.

Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , iSimangaliso Wetland Park , Transkei , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Paarl , Cape Town .

Durban City Hall

Duration: 1 days, None nights
Tour Type: City & day tours
Price: R630 per person (±US$ 45 )

Valid dates: Nov 2016 - Oct 2017

Our Durban City Morning Tour departs daily from Umhlanga and Durban city hotels. Tour duration is ±4.5-hours and highlights include the Golden Mile (beachfront strip), the City Hall, the Botanical Gardens and an African-Indian market.

Highlights: Golden Mile , Durban Botanic Gardens , Durban .

Golden Mile attractions

Durban's main beachfront, also known as the Golden Mile.


Durban is the largest city in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. It is a very popular holiday destination for South Africans and foreigners alike, partly for its array of tourist attractions and entertainment venues but primarily because of its sub-tropical climate and beaches. The main tourism activity in Durban is spending time on the beach.

A gravel road meanders through the coastal forest at iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


KwaZulu -Natal is one of the nine provinces of South Africa. It is a tourism haven with attractions ranging from provincial game reserves, private reserves, world heritage sites, long stretches of pristine undeveloped beaches, scuba diving on coral reefs and the Drakensberg Mountains (a hikers' paradise) to cultural diversity and much more.

A section of Umhlanga Rocks' very popular beachfront. Sandy beaches complemented by warm water and perfect bathing conditions.

Umhlanga Rocks

Umhlanga Rocks in KwaZulu-Natal is a very popular medium-sized beach resort town, which for all practical purposes is part of greater Durban but has a much more laid-back family atmosphere. The town has hotels and holiday apartment blocks right on the beach, as well as the huge Gateway Mall a few kilometres inland.