Durban is the third largest city in South Africa and the best place to enjoy a lively seaside holiday vacation. The city has quite a long beachfront decorated with high rising snack bars and hotels which still remain as the landmarks of Durban. At the heart of the city are colonial buildings with a fascinating architecture that gives the city a historical atmosphere. Most Indian immigrants to South Africa have made Durban their home. Even though the city has one of the best beach fronts most tourists are cautious about travelling to Durban due to increasing crime rate where criminals are based in the shopping malls, stylish eateries and even funky bars and prey on unsuspecting tourists.
Tourists travelling at the city’s beachfront prefer using the rickshaw but the city undoubtedly has a well developed transport system. Such means of travel are simply used for mere amusement as the city is a place of utmost enjoyment. The Durban Botanical Gardens are just awesome and you might just be lucky to find cultural weddings taking place here.
The city hall acts as a gallery where some of the best pieces of art are stored and consists of public library and an outdated museum. The Golden Mile is the nickname given to the Indian Ocean beaches located on its stretch. The beaches are usually extremely crowded during Christmas and it is a hot spot for serious surfers. The Crocodile Creek is a home to thousands of Nile Crocodiles, snakes and common reptiles. This farm has hill and bush trails, river plains, thatched buildings and a waterfall. It is the best place to shop for crocodile leather items and curios.
Mahatma Gadhi Settlement was originally the home of Mahatma Gadhi and is an exciting tourist spot to visit. The KwaZulu National Parks offers the best experience for game dries in Durban. If you want to get some relaxation and meditations lessons to boost your inner peace the Meditate Buddhist Centre is the place to visit. Water sports are common in Durban including swimming, canoeing, surfing, diving and snorkeling.
The Calypso Dive and Adventure Center is the best place for diving to wrecks, offshore reefs and caves. Durban Tourism Centre is located right at the heart of the city and you can get all travel information you need starting with city tours, accommodation facilities, tour guides and tour operators in the city. Luxury sailing services are offered by Bengithi Yacht Charter.
Durban is also a city of festivities like Poetry Africa, Durban International Film Festival, Hindu Festivals and Umhlanga Festivals. For shopping, some of the common items that you can buy include Zulu bead work wicker work, spices, furniture, sustainable bags and baskets. Given that Durban has a high population of Indians, you can expect that Indian dishes are very common like the Durban curry. Another unique dish served I the city is Bunny Chow and the Vintage Restaurant offers perfect Indian dining. Accommodation is available in all budget ranges and you will always find one to suit your needs.