Durban is the hottest place to be this summer and Travelstart brings you ultimate #SummerGoals for an unforgettable holiday in Durbs. Go adventuring with the KZN Sharks Board, soak up the sun and Durban’s art & music scene plus discover the biggest bunny chow in Durbs!
Featured Image above courtesy of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence via Facebook
Have a go on the World’s Tallest Swing
Soar into the Moses Mabhida Stadium on a massive 220m arc.
The Big Swing is very popular so be sure to book your spot online in advance.
R695 per swing.
Book your big rush here.
Go on an early morning boat trip with the KZN Sharks Board team
Big up to the Natal Sharks Board! The people responsible for the shark nets on our coast! _________________________ #home #sunrise #umhlangapier #umhlanga #durban #ilovedurban #therapy #therapeutic #beach #ocean #waves #sun #clouds #beauty #theluckypacketlife #blessedbeyondmeasure #subhanAllah #jumuah #friday #iphoneography #natalsharksboard #boats #sharks #sharknets
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A truly unique and educational experience, for just R300 each you and the kids can go for a ride with the staff from the Operations Department as they service the shark safety gear off Durban’s Golden Mile beaches.
The Boat leaves the harbour at 06h30 and the trip lasts for 2 hours. Trips take place from Monday to Friday.
Booking essential, call: 082 403 9206
Head to the Phansi Museum to soak up some of Durban’s amazing culture
The Ikhishi is open for light lunches from Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm.
500 Esther Roberts Rd, Berea
Monday to Thursday – 8am to 4pm
Friday – 8am to 3pm
Saturday – 10am to 2pm
Call: 031 206 2889
Locate the largest bunny in Durbs at Kebabish Tikka Restaurant, North Beach
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Shop 9, Summer Square, Sol Harris Crescent, Durban
Call: 031 368 1844
No trip to Durbs is complete without a visit to Afro’s Chicken
Hard to miss with its bright yellow container, there is always a line as Durban locals line up each morning for breakfast and lunch.
Affordable and delicious everytime.
2 OR Tambo Parade, Durban
Reserve a night or two out at the Chairman
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The Chairman is the place to be for quality live music and a sophisticated atmosphere.
Open Thursday to Saturday 7pm – 2am
No admission after 2am.
Strict dress code
Head to Robson’s Real Beer for a mean and tasty burger
72 Albert Terrace
Durban, South Africa
Closed on Mondays
Call: 031 035 0827
Get into the festive spirit when you visit the Christmas tree in Jameson Park
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Don’t let Durban’s sub-tropical climate fool you- Jameson park is known for its roses with 600 rose bushes on display. Kids will love paying a visit to Mitchell’s Park Zoo next door to visit the birds and meerkats.
350 Montpelier Rd, Durban
It wouldn’t be summer without this Durban classic
..want some? ..you can never go wrong la! growing up, besides idummy (that huge ass candy stick shaped like a idummy – it screamed “bengise beach”) – this was the other – other staple. Juicy chunks of sweet Pineapple coated with icurry batsha (spices for days) – ooooh how sweet the taste – that clash of sweet and spicy – that kinda taste of home. #EverydayBestDay #Durban #Beachfront #GoldenMile #TasteDurban #StreetFood #Food #BeachSnacks
Be sure to pick up a tropical pineapple popsicle from the Beach Front- the Durban twist is that it’s dipped in spice.
Visit the Morning Trade Market for a Sunday coffee
Just the thing to start your early Sunday morning… for great food, fresh produce & craft head to The Morning Trade, found on vibey Station Drive in Durban #lovecoffee #loveDurban #coffee #cappuccino #greentable
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This Sunday market is the place to be on a Sunday morning in Durbs. Experience the best in local produce.
Open 8am to 1pm.
5 Station Drive, The Plant
Enjoy a leafy lunch at the KZN SA Arts Café
Drinks milkshakes under the trees, followed by a browsing through the beautiful crafts in the museum boutique.
Take a free urban walking tour with BesetDurban
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Discover Durbs on foot with local group- Beset. They offer walking tours every 6 to 8 weeks. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details here.
Get in touch with nature at the Paradise Valley Nature Reserve Waterfall
Pack a picnic and visit the waterfall at this enchanting reserve close to the city.
10 Oxford Road, Durban
031 702 3443
No summer in Durban would be complete without an early morning cycle or run along the Golden Mile
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Rent bikes, skates and surf boards at Bike & Bean.
Don’t miss the lentil curry at It’s All Good Organic Café
Always a pleasure having this lady in the house. #Repost @kerimillersa with @repostapp ・・・ One of my absolute favourite places to eat in KZN. It’s All Good (organic grocer and cafe). Today I’m smashing the coconut and lentil curry paired with my pretend wine, a glass of Apple, celery, cucumber and spinach juice. Hell to the yes. Highly recommended chow for anyone keen to try somewhere new. #durbannorth #durban #vegetarian #vegan #delicious #food #nutrition #LoveDurban #health #healthy #loveyourself #instagood #picoftheday #happy #eastcoast #curry #coconut #lentil
Head to Fun World for some beachside nostalgia
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Though a little on the scruffy side, Fun World on Durban’s Golden Mile is a very popular spot, particularly for its funicular which provides gentle views of the city.
Find it opposite Marine Parade Holiday Inn on Durban’s Beach Front. Call: 031 332 9776 for more information.
Go and support Durban’s world-class Sand Artists along the beach front
Blessed are they, whose hands create art! It was amazing to see many such sand sculptures on this beach in Durban.. ……….. #durban #southafrica #wowsouthafrica #thisissouthafrica #loves_southafrica #meetsouthafrica #foreversouthafrica #igs_africa #travelmemories #traveldiaries #explore #vagabond #wanderlust #beach #seaside #kwazulunatal #womenwhoexplore #thewandertribe #intravelist #thetravelingrepublic #timeoutsociety #sandsculptures #sandartists #creative #instatravel #travelgram #ig_travel #photooftheday #africa #whereinrsa
Though they might not last long these sand artworks are nonetheless exceptional and worthy of attention.
For a decadent end to your #summergoals, splurge on breakfast at the Oyster Box Hotel
@Regrann from @experienceluxurytravel – Breakfast at @theoysterbox is a decadent affair… the palms rustle in the welcome breeze created by the overhead fans, the champagne bubbles, the scene is set for a wonderfully romantic special day #breakfast #romance #luxurytravel #experienceluxurytravel #loveDurban #loveKZN #Durban #KZN #SouthAfrica #adventure #explore #travel #travelling
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Be sure to look out for their celebrity resident Skabenga the cat.
2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks
031 514 500
Let us know your #Summergoals in the comments below.
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