Classic Must-Have Experiences in Durban

Safari in Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park
Safari in Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park | © Danita Delimont / Alamy Stock Photo
The coastal city of Durban is a surfer town at its core: the pace is slow and the vibe is good. Over a few days, there are a number of classic ways to discover the city, including a gondola and a 4×4 trip. Here are a few must-visits to add to the itinerary.

There are plenty of great ways to get a feel for what Durban is all about. A walking tour of the city will take you through towns, markets and on to the beach, while a Venetian-style gondola will allow you to escape to the Durban Point Waterfront.

ToursCulture shock! Walking tour of Durban
From NZ$NaN per person
4 to 5 hours
5 (1)
Johnny is a true Durbanite and knows the city and it's people like no other. Therefore, a city tour with Johnny shows the unique sides of Durban that you will never forget. The tour will take you through town to the markets and the beach by using the famous combi's to get from one place to another. Fun and adventure guaranteed!

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ToursMagical Gondola Night Rides in Durban
From NZ$NaN per person
30 minutes
Treat yourself to a magical ride at night down the Durban Point Waterfront Canal. Sit back and take in the stunning lights and bridges as you slip away from the hustle and bustle that is our modern life.  A real gem in Durban this is your special time to treasure the time with a loved one -  making memories that last.

ActivitiesReef or Wreck Diving on Aliwal Shoal
From NZ$NaN per person
4 hours
We launch every morning meeting at 6am or 7am and are able to do 2 dives in one day, 1 reef dive or 2 reef. It is completely up to you

Aliwal shoal is part of a large offshore reef complex. The narrow ridge parallel to the coastline about 3 kilometres (3.1 mi) offshore, more specifically referred to as the Crown, is the part usually referred to as Aliwal shoal, and this area is inside the sanctuary zone of the Marine Protected Area. The shallowest part, extending to within 6 metres of the surface, is at the north end of the Crown. The shoal is about 380 metres wide to the north, narrower to the south, and then spreads out towards the coast in the section known as the Ridge. Average depth of the Crown is about 12.5 metre, and the Ridge is about 19.5 metres average depth, with a few isolated pinnacles

The shoal offers a variety of dives from open water, advanced (wreck diving).