Durban - The Golden Mile
Durban is the largest city in the South African province of Kwazulu Natal. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa and Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches .This is the wet and wild city, where the warm Indian Ocean and glorious year round sunshine entices everybody outdoors, whether its swimming, surfing, hiking, history or magnificent mountain scenery. Take an early morning stroll along Durban’s golden mile beachfront, and you’ll marvel at the picturesque diversity of the ‘Rainbow Nation’.
SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN DURBAN
uShaka Marine World is a 16-hectare theme park which was opened in 30 April 2004 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It comprises 4 sections: uShaka Sea World, uShaka Wet 'n Wild, uShaka Beach, and uShaka Village Walk.
The Moses Mabhida Stadium is a stadium in Durban, South Africa, named after Moses Mabhida, a former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party. It is a multi-use stadium. It was one of the host stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Mitchell Park Zoo is also known as Mitchell Park or Mitchell's Park. Situated in the Morning side suburb of Durban, South Africa, it is the only zoo in Durban.
Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World is situated at the northern end of Durban's Golden Mile, adjacent to the Kings Park Sporting Precinct.
North Beach is one of the beaches of Durban, South Africa. It is situated north of the harbour and bluff, in between Bay of Plenty and Dairy Beach on Durban's Golden Mile.
The Kings Park Stadium is a stadium in the Kings Park Sporting Precinct in Durban, South Africa. The stadium was originally built with a capacity of 12,000 and opened in 1958
Gateway Theater of Shopping or Gateway is a shopping centre located on Umhlanga Ridge in Umhlanga, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Construction commenced on 3 March 1998 and the mall officially opened in September 2001
SOUTHERN SUN ELANGENI(4*)
Situated on the spectacular Durban beachfront, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is undoubtedly the brightest star on the Golden Mile. The city’s finest beaches lie meters away, from the long boardwalk and many other local attractions. While leisure travelers favor the hotel for its location, family-friendly facilities and attention to detail, business travelers will also find plenty to add to their comfort at this stylish Southern Sun hotel. Recommended for families and couples.
OYSTER BOX HOTEL(5*)
Perfectly situated on the ocean’s edge, a brief 5 minutes walk from Umhlanga Village Center, The Oyster Box is conveniently located for quick and easy access to Durban city center, King Shaka International Airport and numerous stylish shopping centers…yet has a feeling of classical charm and elegance like nowhere else on earth. Recommended for families and couples.