The Most Unique Day Trips From Durban

There is much to see outside Durban, like the Mhlwazini river in the Drakensberg mountains
There is much to see outside Durban, like the Mhlwazini river in the Drakensberg mountains | © Chiara Salvadori / Getty Images
Culture Trip Travel Team

Durban itself has much to offer, but don’t overlook the nearby KwaZulu-Natal coastal province, Drakensberg mountain range and historic Isandlwana Battlefields during your visit. Check out our curated list of the best day trips to take while staying in the city of Durban.

A surfer town, Durban is unsurprisingly big on beach culture, but there’s also plenty to see and do in the areas surrounding the city. Book one of these fantastic one-day tours, and soak up famous landmarks like Victoria Street Market and KwaMuhle Apartheid Museum, not to mention natural attractions like the Drakensberg mountain range and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.

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