Must-see attractions in Durban

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    Moses Mabhida Stadium

    Durbanites are proud of their state-of-the-art stadium, constructed for the 2010 World Cup. Resembling a giant basket, it seats 56,000 people, and its…

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    uShaka Marine World

    Divided into areas including Sea World and Wet’n’Wild, uShaka Marine World boasts one of the largest aquariums in the world, the biggest collection of…

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    Campbell Collections

    These collections are well worth seeing. Muckleneuk, a superb house designed by Sir Herbert Baker, holds the documents and artefacts collected by Dr…

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    Durban Botanic Gardens

    A 2000-sq-metre garden featuring one of the rarest cycads (Encephalartos woodii), as well as many species of bromeliad, this is a lovely place to wander…

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    Phansi Museum

    Found southwest of the city centre, this museum features a private collection of Southern African tribal artefacts, displayed in Roberts House, a…

  • Bay of Plenty Beach

    At the heart of the beachfront along Durban's Golden Mile. Popular with sunbathers and beach-sports enthusiasts.

  • Temple of Understanding

    Situated in Durban’s west, this is the biggest Hare Krishna temple in the southern hemisphere. The unusual building is designed in the shape of a lotus…

  • Gandhi Settlement

    An often forgotten gem of Durban's historic past lies just outside the city in the Phoenix township. Here you can visit the house where Mahatma Gandhi…

  • Vasco da Gama Clock

    This florid Victorian monument on the embankment, just east of Stalwart Simelane St, was presented by the Portuguese government in 1897 to mark the 400th…

  • Wilson’s Wharf

    This once-hip waterside development is now a little tired, but it’s the best place to get a view of Durban’s harbour and its activities. The harbour is…

  • Umgeni River Bird Park

    Found on the Umgeni River, north of the centre, this bird park makes for a relaxing escape from the throng. You can see many African bird species in lush…

  • Blue Lagoon Beach

    This playful beach once had a reputation for being dangerous, but after an extensive revamp it's now a haven for families. There are playgrounds, food…

  • St Paul’s Church

    On the eastern side of the main post office you’ll find a square with an old vicarage and the 1909 St Paul’s Church.

  • Addington Beach

    This popular beach is located beside uShaka Marine World. It's good for swimming and popular with families.

  • Dairy Beach

    Consistent waves due to a good beach break make this a hot surfing spot on Durban's Golden Mile.

  • uShaka Beach

    The somewhat sheltered beach at uShaka Marine World marks the southern end of the Golden Mile.

  • Emmanuel Cathedral

    Built in 1903; parts of the old St Joseph's church (1852) were incorporated into the building.

  • North Beach

    A popular and often crowded swimming beach north of the harbour on Durban's Golden Mile.

  • Laguna Beach

    A popular beach for water-sport activities such as jet skiing.