Six Reasons Why Durban Is Your Perfect Vacation Destination
With the stress and frustration happening around you, you may find yourself thinking of the perfect getaway from all the madness. Africa has some of the most beautiful places in the world which its tourism industry should utilise in making the continent great. But where do you go without breaking your bank? Known for its warm climate and luxurious beaches, Durban is the busiest and largest urban area in the South African province of KwaZulu-
Here are six activities that will convince you that Durban is a vacation destination you should visit:
1. Explore the array of dishes at the Roma Revolving Restaurant.
Known for its classic elegance, the Roma Restaurant is located on the top of the John Ross House and designed to rest on top of a revolving platform. The restaurant offers panoramic 360 degree view of Durban city and has an old school feel and design. The extensive array of dishes, specialities and wine list earns an A+ for the restaurant. It will cost about 400 rands (9000 naira) for a table for two, depending on the menu items.
2. Place a bet on your horse at Durban July.
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If you love betting, then this is for you. Durban July is one of the largest horse racing events held in Greyville racecourse annually. Greyville Racecourse is a Thoroughbred horse race track in Durban.The entrance tickets or the event is 220 rands (about 6000 Naira). Packages are usually given out at different hospitality centres at the events. When the event is not happening, the entry into Greyville is free and you can book a table for 180 rands (about 4800 Naira).
3. Take part of the luxurious lifestyle at Wild Coast Sun
Wild Coast Sun offers so many family friendly activities and attractions inside the resort; there are some of the best water ride parks at the Wild Waves Water Park, The Magic Company at Aloha offers interactive video games and you and your kids can try your hands at bowling at the Cosmic Ten Pin Bowling. There are also activities offered to adults i.e. Quad biking, the casino and others. The room rate starts as low as 1570 rands (4000 Naira) and features free Wi-Fi, outdoor swimming pool, spa and shuttle buses to attractions.
4. Take in the local life at Victoria Street Market.
Victoria Street Market is the perfect place to experience Durban’s culture and people. Spend your day visiting over 170 stalls that showcases different aspects of the Durban culture. They have saris, scarves, arts and crafts, woven blends for reasonable prices, and what makes the market so special is the array of African and Indian spice blends. The market makes you appreciate the beauty of the culture.
5. Go on a boat cruise at Durban North Beach
You can enjoy a boat cruise with family and friends at the Durban North Beach; there is also a booze cruise, if you’re into things like that. Apart from the boat cruise, you can also take a rickshaw ride around the beachfront. The beach also allows skateboarding, surfing, body boarding, swimming and sunbathing in an all-in-one package.
6. Shop till you drop at Gateway Mall
Welcome to Gateway Theatre of Shopping, the largest mall in Africa! Gateway Theatre of Shopping or Gateway is a shopping centre located on Umhlanga Ridge in Umhlanga, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It has been twice hailed as the shopping centre of the year. Check out their latest sales and discounts at the various stores in the Gateway Mall.
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