With a bustling waterfront, a vibrant culture, and plenty of opportunities for water sports and safaris, Durban is an ideal vacation destination. With three days in the coastal hub, you can wander the city’s street markets, try its renowned Indian food, spot wildlife and more. Here's how.
Moses Mabhida Stadium
44 Isaiahntshangase Rd., Durban, South Africa
One way to see the venue is to attend a soccer game or concert, but Moses Mabhida Stadium has things to offer non-spectators too. When the stadium is not in use, get a different view of the architectural masterpiece and the city by riding a funicular (or climbing the stairs) to the top of the arch. For an adrenaline boost, take the Big Rush swing—a massive rope swing that provides a bungee jumping-like thrill—off the arch.
You can also visit the stadium on a sightseeing tour of Durban or book a walking or Segway tour of the stadium. Tours take you to exclusive areas such as the player changing rooms, player tunnel, and pitch.
Things to Know Before You Go
The stadium is a must-visit for sports and architecture fans.
Thrill-seekers should not miss the Big Rush swing.
The stadium is wheelchair and stroller accessible, and seating is available for people in wheelchairs.
Bring a camera for the panoramic views from the top of the arch.
How to Get There
The stadium is set at the northern end of the Durban waterfront and is easily accessible on foot, by bicycle, or via taxi from the city’s beachfront Golden Mile. Located just off the M4, it can also be reached by car or public transport. If you want to avoid navigating the hectic city, book a tour that includes round-trip transportation.
When to Get There
Plan your trip around a sporting event or concert (check the online schedule) or visit when the stadium isn’t in use to enjoy its other attractions. Stadium tours, funicular rides, the chance to walk the arch, and the Big Rush swing are only available at certain times, so check the stadium’s website for specifics before planning your trip.
The Golden Mile
A path directly links the Moses Mabhida Stadium to Durban’s Golden Mile—a coastal boardwalk lined with shopping, restaurants, and attractions. This makes it easy for stadium visitors to explore the rest of the sights along the city’s waterfront. In addition to relaxing on sunny beaches, surfing, and enjoying seafood, you can also check out attractions such as Mini Town (a replica of Durban) and Ushaka Marine World.