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Where the fun never sets!

Durban, it’s where the fun never sets, with its miles of golden beaches and the awesome uShaka Marine World. A trip to the Valley of 1000 Hills is a must, offering visitors a unique cultural experience among valleys, dams and breath-taking vistas. The bustling holiday town of Amanzimtoti, just south of Durban, offers beautiful beaches, perfect waves and warm waters for those wanting to laze around in the sun and enjoy the surf.

Durban, with the Zulu name eThekwini, forms part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality and is the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal. Durban is regarded as the busiest port in Africa and is also a major centre of tourism, due to Durban’s warm subtropical climate and beaches.

Being a coastal city, Durban is constantly affected by the warm Mozambique current flowing down its coastline, making surfing and swimming one of the primary activities on the many beaches. Durban is where you will also find several safe swimming beaches, with angling and boating as other popular beach activities. The Golden Mile provides ample tourist attractions and is an extremely popular place for locals to hang out, exercise or enjoy a meal at their favourite spot.

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Mid-Summer temperatures: 21 to 29°C
Mid-Winter temperatures: 11 to 24°C

Towns

Amanzimtoti – Durban – Durban North – Umhlanga – Pinetown – Queensburgh – Chatsworth – Westville – Kloof – Hillcrest – Botha’s Hill – Shongweni

Places to Visit

Shongweni Market

Shongweni Farmers Market

Shongweni Farmers’ and Craft Market is a destination market in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands for those in search of organic foods and good quality homemade crafts. In operation since 1998, it has over 90 stalls to browse, making it a favourite place for friends and food-lovers to meet and eat.

Golden mile

The Golden Mile

Stretching from uShaka to Suncoast Casino is one of Durban’s main attractions. Take a walk along the promenade or down one of the piers, laze on the golden beach and catch a wave.

Annual Events

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