Shaka Marine World
A visit to Durban is never complete without exploring one of its iconic sites, the uShaka Marine World. The place has been named after one of the most renowned leaders, King Shaka, who conquered many nations during his reign as a Zulu King.
The uShaka Marine World offers a variety of things including nice restaurants, shops, dolphin shows, water rides and an aquarium built into a sunken ship.
The South African winter is normally chilly and wet - but Durban is an exception. Throughout the year, Durban's weather is often warm and is rated as the best in the country. This will enable people to spend sometime basking at the magnificent beaches that parade in the shores of Durban.
Whether you are into swimming and surfing, or just catching a few rays, you'll find a beach for you; or simply explore our awesome beachfront promenade - and remember: Durban has been listed as one of the world's top 10 family beach holiday destinations in the latest edition of Lonely Planet's Travel With Children.
Pavement cafés and nightlife
Durbanites love having a good time - and when you made a detour to the city, you better do what the locals do. And, you will be spoiled with variety of choices. The Florida Road, Davenport or Swapo Avenue, Durban's entertainment zones are lined with high quality restaurants that offer something for everyone - and where you'll find out what the words "lekker" and "jol" really mean!
Beachfront Fan Park
If the World Cup is about people, then the Fan Fests around the country are set to provide the necessary spark needed to inject more blood into the tournament. There is something that gives Durban fan-park an iconic and legendary status. Situated in the beachfront, it will be a melting point for diverse nationality and cultures during the World Cup.
Catch the World Cup action on the big screen, surrounded by thousands of other fans in an unforgettable rock concert atmosphere.
Durban's Amanzimtoti (loosely translated to "sweet waters" in Zulu) is one of the places that makes Durban special - and a visit to the place will reveal just why it is a must to see this place. Amanzimtoti is situated to the south of the centre of Durban. It is a popular KwaZulu-Natal or Zulu Kingdom seaside destination for the family and is an important element of the greater Durban Metropolitan area of Ethekwini.
The area offers hotels, resort complexes, self-catering establishments and caravan parks - all along the beach. Named the Place of Whales, the broad Mkomazi River's southern bank is crowned by the spectacularly sited town of Umkomaas.