Durban markets itself as the ‘holiday capital’ of South Africa where the ’fun’ never sets. The branding is linked to its ocean-side location, various beaches, sub-tropical climate that allows for year-round swimming and its entertainment centers.
But there’s much more to Durban. It was a staging area for various battles in multiple wars. Amongst other things, it hosted famous people such as Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill during defining periods of their lives. Today it’s a melting pot of peoples - especially Zulu, English and Indian.
Your tour starts with a drive along the main city beachfront - the Golden Mile. Heading into the CBD you’ll view City Hall with it’s Victorian Era British Colonial architecture before heading to the beautiful Durban Botanical Gardens where you’ll explore the region’s sub-tropical vegetation. It also features a large collection of cycads. During the morning you'll also visit an African-Indian market. Durban has a sizeable Indian population that influences the culture of the city.
R630 per person
Duration: 1 days
Tour Type: City & day tours
Transport: Luxury sedan, minibus or 44-seater luxury coach
Group sizes: minimum-2 average-6 max-40
Languages (guides): English
Other languages available on request when booked as a private tour
Countries: South Africa
Highlights: Golden Mile , Durban Botanic Gardens , Durban .
Starting dates: Daily. Departs from Umhlanga hotels at ±07:50 and from Durban city hotels at ±08:30.
Available starting dates: Nov 2016 - Oct 2017
The main beachfront area in Durban (one of South Africa's top 20 tourist attractions) is known as the Golden Mile. It contains a high concentration of hotel and holiday apartment blocks. The Durban beach experience is special with a paved promenade, high-rise hotels and holiday apartment blocks, restaurants, bars and the uShaka Marine World.more about Golden Mile
The Durban Botanic Gardens is Durban’s oldest public institution and the oldest botanic gardens in Africa. It was established in 1849 in order to participate in the Kew Garden’s project to find new economically viable plant species. Today it covers an area of 15 hectares.more about Durban Botanic Gardens
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.more about Durban