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Top 10 Things To Do In Durban

Going to be in Durban soon and want to take in some of the sights and sounds? Car Rental South Africa is here to help and we'll give you some ideas on where to go and what to see while you are in Durban, South Africa. Here are our Top 10 attractions worth visiting while you are in the beautiful city:

1 - uShaka Marine World

One of the largest aquariums in the world, uShaka Marine World is an amazing way to spend the day with the whole family while you are in Durban. There's a lot to do at uShaka and something for everyone, view the sharks, ride the highest water slide in the southern hemisphere, go shopping or enjoy some food at one of the restaurants or cafes. Don't leave Durban without making a stop at uShaka Marine world - find out more here

2 - Gateway Theatre of Shopping

The largest shopping centre in Africa (and the southern hemisphere) Gateway Theatre of Shopping has such a variety of things to do, you could never be bored. Apart from all the shops and restaurants the shopping centre also houses a skate park, climbing wall, theme park, tenpin bowling and a whole lot more. If it's rainy outside and you want a great place to spend the day inside the Gateway Theatre of Shopping is a great choice - find out more here

3 - Umgeni River Bird Park

Want to do something a little different? The Umgeni River Bird Park is one for all nature lovers, hosting a variety of bird species for visitors to view. The bird park is also involved in breeding programs helping to restore threatened bird species. Kids will love the park and it's a great way to have some educational fun in stunning surroundings with natural waterfalls - find out more here

4 - Golden Mile Beachfront

Durban, with its sub-tropical climate is a favourite for tourists and especially beach-lovers. The 'Golden Mile' runs from uShaka in the south to the Suncoast Casino in the north and there are plenty of spots where you can spend the day soaking up the sun. If you prefer the Golden Mile also offers plenty of great surfing opportunities. The area is served by lifeguards as well shark nets, to keep everyone enjoying the beaches safe. Don't leave Durban without spending some time on the Golden Mile and enjoying all it has to offer.

5 - Durban Botanic Gardens

The oldest botanic gardens in Africa, Durban Botanic Gardens is a venue for everyone to enjoy and is a great place for the kids. Be sure to check out the amazing plant collection which includes a number of cycads. Be sure to check the events schedule as the gardens plays host to numerous events throughout the year.

6 - Midlands Meander

Though not exactly in Durban, the Midlands Meander is another must do before leaving the area. A route that stretches from Pietermaritzburg towards the Drakensberg, the Midlands Meander tries to take tourists out of the hustle and bustle of the city and into the more tranquil environment of the Natal Midlands. With a host of outdoor activities to do along the way such as mountain biking and fly fishing you'll find something for all the family on the Midlands Meander, so don't miss out.

7 - Phezulu Safari Park

Just outside the city of Durban you will find Phezulu Safari Park and all it has to offer. In the Valley of a Thousand Hills you can enjoy live crocodile shows, snakes, traditional Zulu dancing and more in beautiful surroundings. It's an excellent venue for the whole family and great day out when it's sunny - find out more here

8 - Aliwal Shoal

Want to spend some time in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean? Well, Aliwal Shoal is a spectacular diving destination with wrecks, tropical and subtropical fish, corals as well as sharks. There are numerous dive centres in the area so experience something a little different while in the Durban area and make a trip out to the Aliwal Shoal to take in all it has to offer.

9 - Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World

Looking for a little fun? Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World is the largest casino in Durban and has a host of attractions for the rest of the family. There is entertainment for the kids, restaurants, hotel, dance bar, cinemas and whole lot more. Situated centrally Suncoast also has its own private beach if you prefer to soak up a little sun - find out more here

10 - Greyville Racecourse

A day at the races is a favourite way for many locals to spend their time, and Greyville Racecourse is the place to be seen. The host of the Durban July Handicap as well as the Greyville Gold Cup, if a horse race is on, be sure to take some time out and revel in the atmosphere that Greyville has to offer, just don't bet everything on it!

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