Durban: This South African city enjoys 320 days of sunshine a year

Durban, South Africa’s sunny capital city, is located on the KwaZulu Natal province’s eastern coast. Durban is blessed with 320 days of sunshine each, thanks to the Indian Ocean’s warm waters.

If the thought of another European winter makes you feel down, we have everything you need for a wonderful trip to Durban.

What outdoor activities can you do in Durban?


Durban boasts the longest beach promenade anywhere in Africa. It stretches eight kilometres from uShaka Marine World up to the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

uShaka marine World houses Africa’s largest aquarium and allows visitors to eat right next to the shark tank – if they so choose. It also offers Africa’s largest waterslide park, and the chance to feed Spotted Eagle Rays.

You can also find Durban’s Ricksha Bus, which will take your on a 3-hour sightseeing tour of South Africa’s second-largest city.

You can also sign up for a quad bike excursion if you feel more adventurous.

What’s the Durban Botanic Garden like.


Africa’s oldest botanic gardens houses palms and cycads. It also has a collection of more than 6,000 orchids. Some of these native specimens are part conservation projects.

Africa’s oldest and most surviving botanic gardens houses over 6,000 orchids, as well as palms and cycads.

There are 90 trees that are over 100 years old. These trees are called the “centenary trees”.

A butterfly garden is also available, which contains nectar and pollen, to attract delicate insects.

Which is Durban’s most popular trail?

The Inanda Historic Route connects three historic events in South African and international history.

The Inanda Heritage Route connects three important events in South African history and global history.

First, there is the residence of Mahatma Gandhi, who has been living in Durban for over 20 years and still has descendants. The Ohlange Institute is a school in Africa that John Dube founded, who was also the founder of African National Congress (ANC).

The school’s chapel is also a highlight, as it is where Nelson Mandela voted his first time at age 71.

Winile Mntungwa (Deputy Head of Durban Tourism), says that “it’s the homeof Doctor John Dube, who was the first African National Congress president.”

Nelson Mandela had voted and then he went to the monument, where President Doctor Dube was lying. He is reported to have said, “Mr President. I came to report South Africa is free.” That is the significance of that area.

What can I do to make the Valley of a Thousand Hills my home?


It is only half an hour drive from Durban, and boasts stunning scenery. It’s very hilly, as you would expect from the name. The valley is bounded by hills that drop down to the Umgeni River.

Visitors can learn more about the culture of the Zulu people by visiting iSithumba’s cultural village. Activities in iSithumba include guided hiking, cycling tours, and canoeing.

Where can I eat out in Durban?


Bunny Chow is Durban’s most famous dish.

Bunny Chow is Durban’s most famous dish. Mntungwa says that the real bunny is made with a mixture of curries. The bread has to be steamed and the curry poured in. A portion of the bread then has to be topped.

“And the bread’s filling, it tangles the tastebuds. This tells you that it’s Durban bunny food chow.”

Durban’s Indian-American population makes curries very popular. You can sample them at Victoria Market. Here you will also find spices, clothing, and handicrafts.

Florida Road is home to many of the city’s restaurants. However, Umlazi, one of Durban’s townships has the best. Max’s Living was named one of the top 207 restaurants by Conde Naste Traveller 2016. It serves braai (barbeque), and curries.