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Discover Durban through our Routes 1 - 8
Route 1 - Durban Central | Florida Road | Glenwood
The harbour and famous Golden Mile's beautiful beaches and promenade give way to Durban's vibrant CBD, abounding with top-notch facilities and entertainment.
Route 2 - Durban North | Glenashley | La Lucia
Step into relaxed, resort-town ambience and experience first-rate holiday facilities and shopping as well as the adventure gateway to Durban's Green Corridor, which runs along the Umgeni River.
Route 3 - Umhlanga | Umdloti | La Mercy
Just north of Durban lies the sophisticated and pulsating corporate hub of Umhlanga, surrounded by blissful holiday facilities, fine dining and world-class shopping.
Route 4 - Phoenix | Verulam | Inanda | KwaMashu
Meander into Durban's green belt and discover the magical Inanda Valley, steeped in history and natural beauty.
Route 5 - Kloof | Hillcrest | Drummond
To the West lie the breath-taking hills and valleys of Kloof, Hillcrest and Valley of 1000 Hills, abounding with family adventure facilities including, cultural villages.
Route 6 - Westville | Clermont | KwaDabeka
Situated inland from Durban's CBD, Durban West offers brilliant shopping, true guesthouse hospitality and culturally eclectic areas of Clermont and KwaDabeka.
Route 7 - Amanzimtoti | Illovo Beach | Umkomaas
South of the City, this route is all about family holiday adventures and offers a relaxed coastal-town feel. Shop until you drop or go diving at Aliwal Shoal - one of the top ten dive sites in the world.
Route 8 - Umlazi | Chatsworth | The Bluff
Explore energetic Umlazi - famous for its friendly urban culture and soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches of The Bluff.
Browse through our Six Fun Categories
Wondering where to Stay, Play, Eat or Meet? Look no further! With Durban Routes you are sure to find the best that Durban has to offer.
- Rooms – Accommodation ranging from B&B’s to Boutique Hotels
- Refresh – Foodie Venues from Coffee Shops to Fine Dining
- Ramble – Sightseeing hotspots, Adventures and Family Outings
- Retail – From Flea Markets through to high-end Shopping Centres
- Rendezvous – Conference, Events, Exhibition and Wedding Venues
- Resources – Tourism Services including Tours, Travel Agents and Car Hire
KEEN TO GO GREEN?
KEEN TO GO GREEN? TURN OVER A GREEN LEAF WITH THESE TRAVEL TIPS! Becoming an eco-savvy traveller will not only help you to reduce your carbon footprint; it may save you money, and if properly applied, the core principles of ecotourism can stimulate financial growth in developing economies. Travelling to your holiday destination is without [...]
Coastwatch KZN: Champions of Marine Conservation
COASTWATCH KZN: Champions of Marine Conservation South Africa’s internationally renowned, beautiful and biodiverse coastline stretches for over 2500km, and KwaZulu Natal accounts for almost one quarter of this. South Africa’s second most populous province features 580km of scenic tropical marine environments sandwiched between Kosi Bay and the Mozambique border to the north, and the Mtamvuna Estuary and the Eastern Cape border to the [...]
Florida Rd brings the Vibe
FLORIDA RD Brings THE VIBE No matter where you track on the timeline, no matter the highs and lows of the journey,Florida Rd has always been steadfastly Durban. Now, thanks to the collective focusof passionate doers in both the public andprivate sectors, Florida Rd is set to reveal itscharacter and reclaim its place as a [...]
From the Streets to the Shores
Caught In a tide of poverty and disillusionment, it takes enormous courage to turn around and ride the wave of transformation. The current of social and economic injustices continues to suck children out into the depths of substance addiction, begging for bread and petty crime. As they sink deeper and deeper into hopelessness, could it [...]
Experience The Essence Of Ekasi
Experience The Essence Of Ekasi TAKING TOWNSHIP TOURISM TO THE NEXT LEVEL, WITH PHILIP SITHOLE The city of Durban has implemented a very active programme aimed at attracting tourists to explore local communities brimming with rich culture and history. The marketing team at Durban Tourism believes that an influx of tourists to these areas will [...]
Perfect Pixels – Anthony Grote
Durban Based Photographer, Anthony Grote, continues to make his watermark on the world of photography. Page through our current edition online flipbook of Durban Routes to view some of his images of Durban! Anthony started zooming in on bird life during his student years, in the early 90s. But his focus changed from feathers to fins when he was introduced to the marvels of underwater photography, ironically whilst managing game farms in the Lowveld. After investing in his own underwater housing, he became completely immersed in the world of underwater photography. His lens eventually surfaced to explore beyond the natural wonders and nuances of this nautical wonderland; and so he splashed into the aquatic sport scene. My main feeling was to try keep it involved with water, as I love the effect water gives to an image when combined with action. After being invited to second friends in the Dusi Canoe Marathon, his interest was captured, not only by the sport itself, but also by the photographic opportunities it presented. As time lapsed, his photography skills took on a wider angle, enriching his portfolio to include a range of sports to test his shutter speed, including surf-ski racing, beach soccer, […]
Swim Safely This Summer
Durban’s golden beaches, washed by the warm Indian Ocean, are an idyllic summer playground. Have fun, but remember to exercise caution. Observe beach safety rules and cooperate with the lifeguards on duty. Lifesaving South Africa (LSA) trains more than 2000lifeguards every year! In association with 80 affiliated clubs, the organisation maintains a presence throughout SA. LSA is a registered member of the South African SportsConfederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and theDepartment of Sports and Recreation (SRSA). They are also long-standing members of the International LifesavingFederation (ILS), Commonwealth Lifesaving and the RoyalLifesaving Society. Lifesaving SAs core business however, is to provide a voluntary lifeguard service that benefits all communities and the country at large. They have around5500 members who perform voluntary lifeguard duties operating at 50 coastal (Surf) clubs and some 30 inland (Stillwater) clubs across South Africa. Nippers – lifeguards of tomorrow A Nipper is a young member of the lifesaving movement who is between 8 and14 years old. LSAs Nippers are an important part of the organization, with clubs throughout SA offering training in surf and pool safety. On completion of the course, Nippers can progress to the Intermediate and Advanced levels. Once they have completed all three courses, […]
Prepare your very own Durban Curry
The Spice Emporium is one of the oldest and largest stockists of authentic South African and Indian spices, rice, grains and more. Here they share some tips and advice on how to purchase and make the most of your spices. The Spices are an incredibly versatile addition to any pantry. With such a wide array to choose from (Spice Emporium stores stock [...]
Durban to Host 30th Tsogo Sun Amashova Classic
Durban is gearing up for the 30th annual Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic in KwaZulu-Natal on the 16th of October 2016. The oldest road classic cycling race in South Africa is also one of the prettiest with picturesque and challenging routes from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. There is something for everyone and cyclists can choose between the fun 35km ride, the [...]
Overview of uShaka Marine World
Overview of uShaka Marine World uShaka Marine World is a water wonder world perched on the southern end of Durban's iconic Golden Mile. As Africa's largest marine theme park, this is a unique combination of fun in the sun and marine conservation. A trip to uShaka Marine World means having a splashingly good time beside the sea whilst [...]
Why all the Buzz about Beluga
"At Beluga we believe in building enduring relationships with our diners. We achieve this by preparing only the highest quality of food, and by serving our guests with style and grace". Situated on Gateway's vibrant promenade, Beluga presents a haven for those looking for quality dining and a touch of glamour. Beluga specialises in French-Asian fusion cuisine and professionally [...]
The Sizzle of Shisanyama
Indisputably local, Shisanyama started out, as most street food does, as a meal of convenience. Buy and Braai... True to tradition, vibrant barbecue stations are often situated just outside butcher shops, as a service to patrons looking for a quick bite to eat, often during a lunch break. As appetites ignite, braai fires are lit and vigorously fanned into flame to [...]
Japanese GardensHighly Recommended By Durban Routes. Route 2
Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the marvels of nature amid meticulously manicured gardens, laid out in traditional Japanese style, with beautiful ponds that attract a myriad of water birds.
Suncoast CasinoShows, Dining, Casino Gaming, Movies And More. Highly recommended on Route 1
Durban’s Premier entertainment destination. Voted best casino 13 years running. Experience the thrill at Suncoast Casino.
KZN Sharks BoardA global leader in bather protection against sharks while minimising environmental impact.
Walk through the Shark Museum which is home to a variety of life-like replicas of sharks, including a 892kg Great White Shark as well as other marine animals.
Ohlange InstituteVisit the first school in South Africa founded by a black person.
Founded by John Dube (the first president of what would become the ANC) and Nokutela Dube nee Mdima.
Gandhi SettlementGandhi's house at the Phoenix Settlement.
Visit the Phoenix Settlement, established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1904, and view the printing press on which SA’s first Indian newspaper was printed.
Umgeni Bird ParkFun for the whole family!
Mitchell Park has a whole host of small animals and birds for you to visit, including crocodiles, buck, raccoons, cranes, flamingoes, wallabies, monkeys and tortoises. There is a walk-through aviary that allows you to get close-up views of many beautiful bird varieties. A sand-filled playground allows small children to enjoy playing on jungle gyms, swings, slides and other equipment.
Umgeni Steam RailwayHighly Recommended By Durban Routes. Route 5
Trains run from Kloof station (Stokers Arms) to and from Inchanga station, on the last Sunday of each month.
Durban Country ClubHighly Recommended By Durban Routes. Route 1
The Club is the perfect retreat for families and sporting enthusiasts.
Moses Mabhida StadiumVoted the most popular stadium in South Africa and highly recommended by Durban Routes, Route 1
With its iconic “arch of triumph”, the stadium is an defining landmark in Durban.
Mitchell Park ZooA whole host of small animals and birds for you to visit.
Mitchell Park’s staff members take an interest in educating children on the animal and plant worlds.
uShaka Marine WorldA world of fun
Entertainment is non-stop, extending from the daytime operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk.
Durban ICCHighly Recommended By Durban Routes. Route 1
The Durban ICC has been voted Africa’s Leading Conference Centre 14 times by the World Travel Awards.
Mini TownTiny City, Huge Fun! For the whole family!
Mini town is a miniature city replicating Durban situated on the beach front. Its is fun to view this knee high replica of Durban and makes a great a family outing.
Durban Botanic GardensHighly Recommended By Durban Routes. Route 1
Stroll through Africa’s oldest surviving botanic garden and marvel at the collections of cycads, orchids, bromeliads and palms.
Year Round Activities In & Around Durban
Explore the state-of-the-art change rooms where your sporting heroes regroup, and walk through the tunnels they’ve walked through. Step onto the pitch and imagine thousands of roaring fans around you or discover the suites where the rich and famous are entertained.