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Facts About Durban

Durban offers natural beauty and many attractions for visitors. Here are some of its interesting facts: 

  • Durban’s name was once Terra do Natal, courtesy of Vasco da Gama in 1497. 
  • It has Africa’s busiest port for containers. It is also the 9th biggest global harbor. 
  • Durban had the first steam railway opening in South Africa in 1860. 
  • Durban is South Africa’s third-most populated city. 


Durban has several flourishing industries including sugar refining. The latter is one of the biggest employment generators in the city. Durban also has its King Shaka International Airport. 

Cost of Living in Durban

Single individuals need $595 without rentals each month. Four-member families need $2,023 every month. Rentals hover between R4,000-20,000. 

Tips for Visiting Durban

Here are some tips for visiting Durban: 

  • Avoid the business center and deserted zones at night. 
  • Avoid flashing gadgets and be careful amidst crowds.
  • 100+ nationalities need visas for entry. Some may need yellow fever vaccination proof. 
  • The beach is an hour from the airport via car. 
  • You can access Durban by boat as well. 

Things to Do in Durban 

Here are some of the top things to do in Durban: 

Q. What are the most popular things to do in Durban? 

Durban has the Golden Mile and uShaka Sea World. Visit the Dairy Beach and Botanic Gardens. 

Q. What are some free things to do in Durban? 

You can check out Jameson Park and Victoria Street Market. Other attractions include the Durban Natural Science Museum. The Mitchell Park Zoo is also worth visiting. 

Q. Does Durban have many romantic attractions? 

Durban offers romantic attractions like Mini Town. You can also check out the Oyster Box and Roma Revolving Restaurant. 

Q. What are the most family-friendly things to do in Durban? 

You can go hiking in Umhlanga and check out Funworld. Other attractions include the Virginia Nature Reserve. 

Q. What are the more unusual things to do in Durban? 

Unusual attractions include Afro’s Chicken and The Chairman. You can also check out the Mini Town. 

Places to Visit in Durban

Some of the top places to visit in Durban include the following: 

  • uShake Marine World – Families will love this 16-hectare park. It is the world’s 5th biggest aquarium. Exotic species include hammerhead sharks and more. Shark cage diving adventures are also available. 


  • Moses Mabhida Stadium – The stadium came up for the FIFA World Cup in 2010. It lies in Stamford Hill with seating capacity of 80,000 people. You will appreciate the art gallery. Check out the tunnel and changing rooms. There is the SkyCar run and more attractions. 


  • Botanical Gardens – These cover 15 hectares and are the oldest in Africa. Dr. Charles Johnson founded them in 1849. The gardens are worth a visit. They are a treat for nature lovers. 


  • Golden Mile – The Golden Mile is the stretch from Suncoast Casino to South Beach. You will enjoy the ocean waves here. The ambience is spectacular. 

Places to Eat in Durban 

Some of the best joints include 9th Avenue Waterside. Also visit The Grill Jichana Durban. You can also check out the Butcher Boys Morningside. 

Street Food in Durban

Street food picks in Durban include Bombay Crush and Bunny Chow. You will also love fresh sardines on toast here. 


Transportation in Durban

Durban has the King Shaka International Airport for visitors. It has a passenger railway service and Metrorail. Buses and rickshaws are also available. Public transportation is available in Durban. 


Weather in Durban

Durban has a hot and humid climate in summer. The winters are pleasant and milder. The best time to visit is the winter season. This is between April and August and September. Temperatures are 14-24 degrees in winter. There are blue skies and chances of rainfall are lower.