Best things to do in Durban - Tim Brown Tours
  • 2nd March 2017

Best things to do in Durban

Durban is an amazing city with more things to do than you would believe if you were not familiar with the area.

Some of the best things to do in Durban or near Durban are listed for you below:

Things to do in Durban city:

  • Ushaka Marine world
  • Moses Mabhida stadium
  • Botanical gardens
  • Museums
  • Walking/cycling/running on the promenade.(beach front)
  • Eat at some lovely restaurants along Durban beach front
  • Visit Florida road for some night life and food
  • Durban City Tour
  • Victoria Street market
  • Beach front markets
  • Bungee jumping 
  • Surfing and lessons
  • Gondola rides

The list of things to do in Durban really could go on forever but its really the things you can do outside of Durban city that are even more unbelievable!


Things to do outside/near Durban City

– Safari

Durban is sometimes overlooked when it comes to visiting as people only know about Kruger park when it comes to doing a Safari. 

A mere 3 hours from Durban is the Africa’s oldest game reserve; Hluhluwe Imfolozi which is home to the Big 5. (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant).

Just today we had a great sighting of Rhino on the road, where a baby picked up a stick and played with it before trying to intimidate us!


Having such an amazing place to see all these wild animals in their natural environment is incredible. Make a Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve safari one of the things you do when you visit Durban. Tim Brown Tours offers this option on day safari to a 4 day safari, click the link below to learn more or book your safari:

Learn more or book your safari from Durban


-Sightseeing near Durban

If you wish to get away but don’t really want the high intensity of a Safari, you can always visit South Africa’s first world heritage site; the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Mountains.

Things to do in Durban – Visit the Drakensberg












Visiting the Drakensberg is another thing to do near Durban also only 2.5 – 3 hours away from the City, you really can experience the majestic Mountains and even venture in Lesotho, a land locked country within South Africa.

The short video below show some of the drive coming down the Drakensberg’s Sani Pass from Lesotho back in to South Africa. 

So near to Durban yet so beautiful, the Drakensberg in another one of the best things to do from Durban.

Tim Brown Tours offers not only sightseeing Tours of the Drakensberg but also hiking/walking Tours in the mountain so you can experience both options at any level you wish. Click on the link below to learn more about the Drakensberg and to book your Tour.

Learn more about the Drakensberg of book your Tour

-Cultural things to do near Durban

Very often you may find you have limited time but really do not want to spend a day in the city! This is the ideal time to visit and learn more about the people of the area.

Tim Brown Tours offers Tours to visit Zulu Cultural villages ranging from 45 minutes away to 2 hours away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.

Cultural Tours are underrated and really are an amazing way to open your eye to a new culture or group of people with traditions different to yours. Being one on the things to do in Durban, Tim Brown Tours offer these Tours for a full day and even a half day. Click on the link below to learn more about our Zulu Cultural Tours or to book your Tour with us.

Learn more about a Zulu Cultural Tour from Durban

Well if you now look at it, there really is so much more to see and do in Durban than you could ever have imagined.

Look at Durban for your next holiday and join us on one of the many things to do in Durban!

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