Are you going to Durban? To cater to all tastes and preferences, for the pleasure of the entire family, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular outdoor and adventure activities in Durban that are safe and inexpensive.
1. Durban Ricksha Bus (City Tour)
Do you want to see the City of Durban while learning about it at the same time? Take a Ricksha Bus tour around town, a wonderfully tranquil method to discover the city! Every day at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Rickshaw Bus offers two itineraries, each of which lasts three hours.
2. The Valley of 1000 Hills
The Phezulu Safari Park is one of Durban’s most popular attractions. They’re a Zulu cultural village where they perform for tourists and teach them about their culture and life. Game drives, the crocodile park, and if you’re brave enough, lunch with a croc are all options available to visitors.
3. The Golden Mile promenade
Whether you start in the north or south, enjoy the salty breeze of morning or the mildest sunset, stroll, run, amble, stand or sit on Durban’s beachfront walkway has a golden mile of options.
The Durban Golden Mile is one of South Africa’s most popular beachfront areas. The beach, which is located on the southern coast of KwaZulu-Natal province, isn’t just one of the finest in the country, but it’s also home to numerous fantastic eateries that sell local and imported beers, burgers, chicken, and seafood.
Both the south and north beaches are ideal for swimming, surfing, bodyboarding, and other activities. The paddling pools, slides, and fountains will delight parents with little kids. Visit the Rachel Finlayson Salt-Water Swimming Pool. Vetch’s Pier in the south is ideal for snorkeling. Kayakers, windsurfers, jet ski riders, and stand-up paddleboarders enjoy the protected area nearby.
4. Beach Horse Riding in Sapphire Coast (Gary’s Beach Rides)
The main entrance to Gary’s Beach Rides is in Warner Beach. This little piece of paradise is only 20 minutes south of Durban and has some of the largest and longest beaches in KwaZulu-Natal. What could be a better method to appreciate this beauty than on a horse?
From novices to experts, as well as seniors and youngsters, Gary’s can accommodate everyone. Adults and children may learn how to ride on horseback. Children’s pony parties with pony rides or donkey cart journeys are extremely popular special requests.
They also provide horse-drawn carriages for weddings in the Durban region. Please contact them if you want to do a ‘horse’ themed photoshoot. Reservations are required.
5. The Durban Botanical Gardens
The Durban Botanical Gardens is home to a spectacular variety of subtropical trees, palms, and orchids. They also have the world’s most rare cycads in addition to a lovely Orchid collection. You may choose between beauty and tranquility or an enjoyable stroll around all the beautiful plants and trees.
6. Inanda Dam
This lovely dam is nestled between the beautiful folds of the valley of 1000 hills, just a few kilometers west of Durban. From the Inanda Dam, you may participate in the legendary canoe race, Dusi Canoe Marathon, fishing, picnic areas, and trips.
7. Quad Biking and Guided Trails with Highstakes
The ‘Highstakes’ Club is a unique venue for everyone. Action seekers can satisfy their need for adventure with a wide range of outdoor sports and activities, while guests and family may relax on our patio and sample our licensed bar.
The Highstakes course at Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal is located on a 150-hectare site in beautiful Cato Ridge. It’s the ideal place to relax and unwind away from the stress and fast pace of city life!
8. UMngeni Bird Park
The Umgeni River Bird Park was created and maintained by Dr. Alan Abrey, a veterinarian from Durban. It’s located in an abandoned quarry site that used to feature water and was frequented by Alan as a youngster growing up in Durban.
He recalled it as a fantastic choice when shopping for a bird park location. The Umgeni River Bird Park, which opened in April 1984 under the leadership of Durban’s mayor, Councillor Sybil Hotz, was formed after one year of extensive land filling, landscaping, and aviary construction.
There are more than 800 birds of 200 species in the park, which is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and has an ever-growing collection of over 800 animals. Some species are unique to Africa, whilst others are commonly kept as pets.
9. Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserves
The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve is a 26-hectare parcel of land on the Indian Ocean beach. The reserve encompasses the lagoon of the Ohlanga River, which lies west of busy M4 road, while the greater part is located further inland.
The first portion of the trail is an easy walk that passes near residential properties. A short drive beyond the entrance, turn left off R 470 into Umhlanga Rocks and follow Lagoon Drive north to a viewing platform with views of the lagoon on one side and St. George’s Basin on the other. The second half of the route crosses over sandy terrain.
10. The Segway Gliding Tours
Why take a tour when you may simply glide through it? While you effortlessly and smoothly cruise through the stadium’s ins and outs, explore everything it has to offer.
After a quick 15-minute training session, you’ll go on your trip with your experienced Segway guide. Take advantage of the smooth ride and show off your ‘Segway Smile,’ which is the grin you can’t stop yourself from wearing when riding a Segway.
During your trip, you’ll learn about the history of the venue from your tour guide, who will provide his vast stadium knowledge as you enjoy the wind in your helmet and take in the scenery.
Whether you’re looking for a general introduction to the region or an in-depth tour of the sights, there are several options available. The region is ideal for gliding as long as you have excellent visibility and no problems with hot weather.
The wonderful thing about Durban is the variety. All these and more can be found in and around Durban. It really is a must-see destination for anyone looking for adventure or relaxation. So make sure you don’t miss out on all the incredible things to do. Book your visit with us today!