Hop aboard the Ricksha Bus for a scenic overview of a range of Durban’s major attractions.

The NORTH BEACH TOURISM OFFICE will be the official departure point for all new Ricksha Bus routes.  All three new routes have an estimated 3 to 5 hour duration per tour.

New routes include the South Coastal Route, North Coast and Inland Route, and the Western Route

 

 

3 Hour City Tour Daily

Tour 1: 09:00 to 12:00
Tour 2: 13:00 to 16:00

Booking and departure from Ricksha bus kiosk at the Old Pavillion Site, Bay of Plenty – North Beach  +27 31 322 4209 (Telephone)

  • Adults – R100
  • Children (6-18) & Pensioners – R50
  • Children under Five – Free

*Strictly cash

Route Highlights

* Beachfront * uShaka * Emmanuuel Cathedral * Victoria Street Market
* Juma Musjid Mosque * City Hall * Francis Farewell Square * ICC
* Kwa Muhle Museum * The Cube on Innes Road * Green Hub
* Mitchell Park * Florida Road * Moses Mabhida * Blue Lagoon
* Suncoast Casino * Beachfront (Ruote subject to change)

Booking and departure at the Old Pavillion Site, Bay of Plenty – North Beach  

Western Route:

Umkhumbane – The history of Umkhumbane – Highlights of the Cato Manor Area include adjacent townships and township dining style (shisanyama), ethnics group residing in the townships, etc.

Westville – Bergtheil Museum, history of Westville, community, malls, Giba Gorge, Mariannhill Monastery and nature reserves.

Clermont – Zazi Road history, Zazi Building, local traders, eateries, pubs and industries. Full highlights of Clermont Township include the Art House, hostel,  Mambazo House, Archie Gumede, Sugar Ray Stadium – 2010 Legacy.

Kloof drive through – Highlights of activities within Kloof include the Umgeni Steam Train, Makaranga Lodge, Amazulu, Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, etc. 

Hillcrest – Bothas Hill – Highlights include the urban shisanyamas, Oxford Village experience, upmarket restaurants, Hillcrest Aids Centre, Animal Farm Yard, 1000 Hills Art and Craft Village, PheZulu Safari Park, Zulu villages, scenic views, the Shongweni Farmers’ Market, polo events, etc.

Mpumalanga Township – History of Mpumalanga Township, new developments, township lifestyle.

South Coastal Route:

Wilson’s and Maydon Wharf – Highlights include the Bat Centre, Maritime Museum, boat cruises and the Sugar Terminal.

Bluff – Highlights include the South African Defence Force, Anstey’s Beach, the lighthouse, Bluff Eco Park and the Merewent Ocean viewing spot.

Umlazi – Highlights include the Glebe Hostel, Umlazi Mega City, Mxenge statues, Ezimbuzini Muthi Market, Umlazi Magistrate Court, KwaMdladla Church, Mangosuthu University of Technology, KwaMnyandu Shopping Mall, the King Zwelithini Stadium, former Executive Hotel, Mxenge House, Eyadini and Max’s Lifestyle.

Sapphire Coast – Highlights include the golf course, Andrew Zondo Road, Galleria Mall, Hutchison Park, Ilanda Wilds Nature Reserve and the Doonside Mall for refreshments.

Umgababa Beach – History will be explored. 

Umkomaas – Aliwal Shoal International Dive Centre.

Central New Route:

Farewell Square to the ICC and the Prison Wall.
KwaMuhle Museum (KwaMuhle Museum, Gugu Dlamini Park), (guide and guests to walk across from KwaMuhle to Gugu Dlamini Park and Workshop).
Tourist Junction (Tourist Junction, Virgin Active, and Post Offi ce).
1860 Heritage Museum – Botanical Gardens.
Victoria Street Market – Gandhi Memorial Park.

North Coastal and Inland Route:

Green Corridor – Nature conservation, adventure, trail walks, Umgeni River Bird Park, Beachwood Mangroves (national monument containing three rare mangroves).

Virginia Airport – Home to all Durban air shows, this is also home to a flight school.

Gateway Shopping Mall – The ultimate retail and entertainment destination. The second biggest shopping mall in Africa with over ±390 stores, 70 eateries and a host of exciting entertainment. Gateway is also one of the top 50 largest malls in the world.

KZN Sharks Board – One of its kind in the world, specialising in bather protection from sharks as well as Shark biology research.

Parking – Curio and tea shop. This is the pickup point at uMhlanga. Allow some 30 mins for those boarding the bus to refresh, pay and board.

Chartwell Drive – Featuring eateries and the Tourism Information Office. 

Drive past Mindgame Escape premises – Rated no. 1 on Trip Advisor for things to do in uMhlanga. Unleash your inner detective, solving puzzles, gathering clues, combining info and enjoying the adventure. Mindgame is Durban’s premier escape room.

Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve – Activities range from birding and picnicking to trail running and self/ guided walks.

Hotels – The Umhlanga Pearls, Beverley Hills and Oyster Box hotels. 

Lighthouse – The most recognisable landmark in Durban.

Whalebone Pier – Crowned by CNN as the most beautiful pier in the world – taking the shape of a whale bone skeleton structure – it also serves as an extension of an underground culvert that helps disperse excess storm water into the sea.

15 mins stop – Get off the bus for pictures and a walk along the promenade.

Cornubia Mall – A refreshment stop. Visit Gagasi FM studios. 

Phoenix – A drive through provides an insight into township living standards. 

Cornubia – Explore integrated human settlements.

Inanda Heritage Trail – Drive through to the Inanda Seminary and see local crafters’ wares at Ohlange.

KwaMashu – Drive through Ntuzuma,  passing Pixley kaSeme’s home and the Inanda Seminary. Highlights: Mbelebeleni, Hostel, Uzalo Studios and K-Cap. Last stop – performing art, comedy dancers, etc.