Things to do in Durban

Check out South Africa’s busiest port in Durban

Durban is a bustling port city in South Africa, thanks to its natural harbor and strategic location. It is also an important manufacturing hub and tourism center, making it a special point of interest for businessmen, travelers, and holidaymakers. Whether you’re going to this city for business or for leisure, you’ll surely have a wonderful time enjoying all the fun things to do in Durban.


Things to do in Durban



The Golden Mile of Durban is famous for its beaches, hotels, restaurants, shops, and sporting venues. It is an excellent surfing destination and nightlife hotspot, so you can stay here all day and all night and never get bored.


The Durban Port and Harbour

The Durban Port and Harbour is a great place if you want to hop on a cruise ship and go sailing across the Indian Ocean. You can also just stay on the shore and watch the ships come and go.




Durban Botanical Gardens

If you want to go nature tripping, the Durban Botanical Gardens is the place to go. On a typical Sunday, there are plenty of cultural weddings going on, but you can have the place to yourself on a weekday.


The International Convention Centre

The Durban International Convention Centre is a prime conference and exhibition centre where different huge events take place. It has hosted several national and international cups, plus a range of government-related conferences and meetings.


When to go to Durban

Durban experiences a humid subtropical climate bordering on a tropical wet and dry climate. The summer season covers the months of November through April, with an average high temperature of 28 °C (82 °F) and frequent afternoon thunderstorms. The winter season is quite mild and dry, with an average low temperature of 11 °C (51.8 °F).


The city is exceptionally busy around the Christmas season until early February. If you want to keep the city to yourself, plan your holiday outside the peak travel season. You can also catch the Durban International Film Festival if you come to the city in July.

Durban Facts

Population595 061
CountrySouth Africa
LanguageEnglish, Afrikaans
CurrencySouth African Rand
AirportDurban Intl, South Africa (DUR)

Durban average temperatures

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Durban - iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a natural site including beaches, coral reefs, dunes and swamps inhabited by many species from the African seas, wetlands and savannahs. A visit to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a great chance to spot hippos, nesting turtles, dolphins or whales among the many species found in the park in their natural habitat.

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