People who discover Durban for the first time, often describe her as a place that takes work to get to know. She’s beautiful, of course, but discovering her beauty sometimes takes a little work.
We’ve taken some of the work out of your search by listing 10 of her best features.
- Wilson’s Wharf is situated on Durban’s Victoria Embankment and has the city’s trendiest selection of restaurants, shows and crafts, all with a magnificent view of the harbour.
- The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga is a perfect spot to grab a delicious meal, or to sip a cup of tea. The view of the sea and the trademark lighthouse, make it one of Durban’s most attractive places to dine and relax.
- Mini Town on the beachfront is one of Durban’s oldest and best-loved attractions. Although it’s been around for 30-odd years, it is appealing as it was in its heyday.
- For something a little less ordinary, the Urban Exploration Group, Beset, conducts walking tours through the city. Get up close to buildings and attractions that are easily missed when driving.
- You cannot visit Durban without learning to surf. You can find instructors on Addington Beach who charge a minimal fee to show you the ropes, and the water temperature is pleasant all year round!
- KZN SA Gallery on Bulwer Road is a must for visitors. Plus, it’s free.
- The Morning Trade Market off Umgeni Road is a must-do on a Sunday morning. The food is delicious, so get there early – it’s open from 8am-1pm.
- Speaking of food, a trip to Durban is not complete without eating a Durban curry or a bunny chow. The more authentically Indian, the better.
- If you’d like to make your own curry, visit Phoenix Settlement for spices, curry powder, and so much more. The historical significance of Phoenix is fascinating, so find a guide and have a proper walk around.
- One of the host stadiums for the FIFA World Cup in 2010, Moses Mabhida Stadium offers a variety of experiences for fun-seekers.
You see what we mean? Beautiful.
source: The South African.com