Begin your tour with pickup at your central Durban hotel and head for the stretch of beachfront known as the ‘Golden Mile’ with its restaurants, shops and hotels. Do some people-watching as all of Durban visits this beach at one time or another.
Pass by Durban City Hall and the Playhouse Theatre before stopping at the Indian Markets. Breathe in the remarkable spices, herbs and traditional medicines for sale as you wander the colorful aisles.
Next stop is one of the newest attractions in Durban and the biggest marine theme park in Africa — Ushaka Marine World. The park covers more than 15 hectares along the Golden Mile and features 5 distinct zones — including one with water slides and pools and even a recreated 1920’s shipwreck. There are exhibits with both fresh and salt water.
Start your visit to Ushaka Marine World with lunch (own expense) followed by a guided tour of the facility. See the indoor/outdoor salt water aquarium and the multiple exhibits that focus on creatures that live in the waters off South Africa’s coasts. Enjoy a dolphin, seal and penguin show. At the end of your visit to Ushaka Marine World, you’ll be returned to your hotel.