Durban was the official host city for the soccer World Cup in 2010. The city was once comparatively unknown among cities in South Africa, but after an event of such dimensions was hosted, most people in the world know about Durban now. Durban is a city that has a huge range of attractions. The city is now visited by travelers from all over the world.
The sheer number of things to do in Durban makes it an extremely rewarding visit for travelers. The city is blessed with an exceedingly clement tropical climate, and with warm temperatures lasting the whole year round.
The beaches here are yet another selling point. There are a host of some excellent white sand beaches, where the surf is simply amazing, making them a popular spot with surfing aficionados. There are a good number of other water sports on offer as well. The beaches have some good restaurants, night clubs and other entertainment spots lining them.
The surrounding areas of Durban also are a popular destination with travelers. There are a huge number of things to do in Durban and its neighboring areas. There is a good display of natural beauty, and the pristine locales are what make it a worthwhile visit.
Other than these, there are a good number of tour operators within the city itself that provide tours of Durban. There are also cruises on offer out to the sea and around the harbor area here. There are also many operators that have “booze cruises” on offer as well. Booze cruises, in this context, mean a cruise where loads of drinking of alcohol goes on, a sort of party cruise. Dolphin viewings and shark cage diving in Durban are also available.
Visiting the Ushaka Marine world is one of the most fun things to do in Durban. It is an aquarium, Africa’s biggest in fact, as well as a water park. Ushaka is one of Durban’s best attractions. The water park cum aquarium is just a stones throw away from the ocean and the beautiful beaches at the Durban waterfront.
There are a number of hotels and resorts here that have come up with the advent of increasing tourist attention. There are a huge number pf hotels located in the Golden Mile region. However, there are a good number as you go north, in regions such as Umdloti and Umhlanga. There are a number of ways in which you can have fun here.