101 Things to do in Durban for under R100
The High Flying Maverick. Several companies run long-distance bus services from Durban to the other cities in South Africa. The Sarie Marais offer 30 Minute guided tours for kids and adults and hour sea cruises ranging. The prices vary depending on how long you want to paddle for. There is a tea garden, pony rides and a place for picnics and birthday parties. In a decision was made to renovate and expand the facilities back up to a full naval base to accommodate the South African Navy 's offshore patrol flotilla. Catch me if you can in these mini bumper cars.
Looking for guided tours? Then check out our Durban Tours. ZAR [ change ]. Operators offering this activity: Go Deep Sea Fishing. See The Jumma Mosque. Visit Ushaka Marine World. Visit Durban City Hall. Go Surfing In Durban. Learn 2 Surf , African Surfaris , Zulu surf adventures. Take A Train Ride. Visit A Bird Park. The Warwick Junction Precinct is home to a number of street markets, with vendors selling goods from traditional medicine, to clothing and spices.
The city's treatment of shack dwellers has been strongly criticised by a report from the United Nations linked Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions  and there has also been strong criticism of the city's treatment of street traders,   street children  and sex workers. It is one of the most common strains sold by car guards and street dealers throughout eThekweni. There are a number of prominent civil society organisations based in Durban.
Two major English-language daily newspapers are published in Durban, both part of the Independent Newspapers, the national group owned by Irish media magnate Tony O'Reilly. These are the morning editions of The Mercury and the afternoon Daily News. Like most news media in South Africa, they have seen declining circulations in recent years.
Independent Newspapers also publish Post , a newspaper aimed largely at the Indian community. A major city initiative is the eZasegagasini Metro Gazette. The national broadcaster, the SABC, has regional offices in Durban and operates two major stations there. The Zulu language Ukhozi FM has a huge national listenership of over 6.
There are a number of smaller stations which are independent, having been granted licences by ICASA, the national agency charged with the issue of broadcast licences. Durban was initially successful in its bid to host the Commonwealth Games ,  but needed to withdraw in March from the role of hosts, citing financial constraints.
Durban is home to the Cell C Sharks, who compete in the domestic Currie Cup competition as well as in the international Super Rugby competition. AmaZulu play most of their home games at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Golden Arrows play most of their home games at the King Zwelithini Stadium in the suburb of Umlazi , but sometimes play some of their matches at Moses Mabhida Stadium or Chatsworth Stadium.
Cricket in Durban is played at Kingsmead cricket ground. In the city hosted nine matches, including a semi-final, as part of the inaugural ICC World Twenty The city is home to Greyville Racecourse , a major Thoroughbred horse racing venue which annually hosts a number of prestigious races including the country's premier event, the July Handicap , and the premier staying event in South Africa, the Gold Cup.
Clairwood racecouse, south of the city, was a popular racing venue for many years, but was sold by the KZN racing authority in Durban hosts many famous endurance sports events annually, such as the Comrades Marathon , Dusi Canoe Marathon and the Ironman King Shaka International Airport services both domestic and international flights, with regularly scheduled services to Dubai , Istanbul , Doha , Mauritius , Lusaka , Windhoek , Gaborone and Maputo , as well as eight domestic destinations.
The airport opened in May King Shaka International Airport handled 5. Durban has a long tradition as a port city. The Port of Durban , formerly known as the Port of Natal, is one of the few natural harbours between Port Elizabeth and Maputo, and is also located at the beginning of a particular weather phenomenon which can cause extremely violent seas.
These two features made Durban an extremely busy port of call for ship repairs when the port was opened in the s. Durban is now the busiest port in South Africa, as well as the third busiest container port in the Southern Hemisphere. Many other ships cruise through Durban every year, including some of the worlds biggest, such as the RMS Queen Mary 2 , the biggest ocean liner in the world.
Durban will be building a brand new R million cruise terminal that will be operational in October , the Durban Cruise Terminal. The new cruise terminal will be able to accommodate two cruise ships at any given time. It was downgraded in to a naval station.
In a decision was made to renovate and expand the facilities back up to a full naval base to accommodate the South African Navy 's offshore patrol flotilla. Durban featured the first operating steam railway in South Africa when the Natal Railway Company started operating a line between the Point and the city of Durban in Shosholoza Meyl , the passenger rail service of Spoornet , operates two long-distance passenger rail services from Durban: These trains terminate at Durban railway station.
Metrorail operates a commuter rail service in Durban and the surrounding area. The Metrorail network runs from Durban Station outwards as far as Stanger on the north coast, Kelso on the south coast, and Cato Ridge inland.
A high-speed rail link has been proposed, between Johannesburg and Durban. The city's main position as a port of entry onto the southern African continent has led to the development of national roads around it. The N3 Western Freeway , which links Durban with the economic hinterland of Gauteng , heads west out of the city.
The Western Freeway is particularly important because freight is shipped by truck to and from the Witwatersrand for transfer to the port. The N3 Western Freeway starts in the central business district and heads west under Tollgate Bridge and through the suburbs of Sherwood and Mayville. The N2 Outer Ring Road cuts through the city from the north coast to the south coast.
It provides a vital link to the coastal towns such as Scottburgh and Stanger that rely on Durban. Durban also has a system of freeway and dual arterial metropolitan routes, which connect the sprawling suburbs that lie to the north, west and south of the city. The M4 exists in two segments. The northern segment, named the Ruth First Highway, starts as an alternative highway at Ballito where it separates from the N2. It passes through the northern suburbs of Umhlanga and La Lucia where it becomes a dual carriageway and ends at the northern edge of the CBD.
The M19 connects the northern suburbs with Pinetown via Westville. It also feeds traffic through Gillitts , Kloof , and Westville. A number of streets in Durban were renamed in the late s to the names of figures related to the anti-apartheid struggle, persons related to liberation movements around the world including Che Guevara , Kenneth Kaunda and SWAPO , and others associated with the governing African National Congress.
Several companies run long-distance bus services from Durban to the other cities in South Africa. Buses have a long history in Durban. Most of them have been run by Indian owners since the early s. Privately owned buses which are not subsidised by the government also service the communities. Buses operate in all areas of the eThekwini Municipality. Since buses have been violently taken out of the routes and bus ranks by taxi operators. Durban was previously served by the Durban trolleybus system , which first ran in Durban has two kinds of taxis: Unlike in many cities, metered taxis are not allowed to drive around the city to solicit fares and instead must be called and ordered to a specific location.
A number of companies service the Durban and surrounding regions. These taxis can also be called upon for airport transfers, point to point pickups and shuttles. Mini bus taxis are the standard form of transport for the majority of the population who cannot afford private cars.
Minibuses are generally owned and operated in fleets, and inter-operator violence flares up from time to time, especially as turf wars over lucrative taxi routes occur. Although rickshaws have been a mode of transportation since the early s, they have been displaced by other forms of motorised transport, and the 25 or so remaining rickshaws mostly cater to tourists. Durban is twinned with: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For other uses, see Durban disambiguation. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. The beach is safe and has lifeguards to ensure a safe relaxing day in the sun. On the beach there are water slides at Splash to keep the young, and the young at heart entertained. The rocks extend deep into the ocean making it a fishing hotspot.
There is also take away available on the beach and a Spur, where you can enjoy a sundowner or a relaxing dinner. If you are not keen for the beach, we do have a communal swimming pool at the cabanas. In the surrounding areas there are also loads of activities to choose from. Website, apps and design www. Inyoni Rocks Cabanas Official Site. Prime location for Whale and Dolphin watching!
Located on the main beach and promenade.