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5 things to do when visiting Durban

A local travel influencer, Katlego Masupa, shares 5 things tourists can do in Durban to ensure they have a holiday they won’t forget in a hurry.

WHETHER you are looking for an adrenaline-fueled adventure or a relaxing getaway, look no further because Durban has something to offer everyone this summer. Thousands of tourists are expected to flock to Durban this festive season as the city is known for its stunning beaches, delicious food, heritage sites, museums and rich culture.

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Travel influencer Katlego Masupa shares five things you can do in Durban this festive season.

  1. Take a walk through the Durban Botanical Gardens: These lush gardens are a great place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. You can wander through Africa’s oldest surviving botanical garden and enjoy the various themed gardens within, admiring the rare and exquisite orchids and tropical plants.
  2. Rest your head in one of the city’s best hotels: Stay overnight at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Durban Umhlanga Ridge, which is across the road from the Gateway Theatre of Shopping. To make your stay even smoother, you can download the Marriott Bonvoy App to use mobile key check-in and conveniently chat with your hotel team in-app for any pre-stay requests.
  3. Go on a Segway Gliding Tour of the Moses Mabhida Stadium: This unique tour allows you to see the stadium from a whole new perspective. You will glide effortlessly around the stadium, stopping for photo opportunities and learning about the stadium’s history and architecture. Or ‘Chase the Sun’ down Durban’s spectacular Golden Mile.
  4. Stroll along the uMhlanga Beach Promenade: This scenic promenade is perfect for a morning walk or run. It stretches for several kilometres along the coastline, offering stunning views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding area. You will pass by a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops, making it a great place to stop for an early-morning coffee or late-night snack.
  5. Visit a secluded beach at sunset: Thompsons Beach is a secluded beach located just north of Durban. It is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing and picnicking. For a truly romantic experience, head to the beach at sunset and admire the sun setting over the Indian Ocean.

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