7 Exciting outdoor activities to do in Durban
Who doesn’t love good old Durbs? Home to the luscious valley of a thousand hills, the nation’s best bunnies and Gqom, a unique electronic evolution of South African house and kwaito, South Africa’s cultural melting pot boasts a vibrance and resilience its residents take great pride in. And with amazing weather all year round Durbs is best enjoyed outdoors. There are so many outdoor activities to enjoy in this wonderful coastal city. Whether you’re a Durbanite returning home, a local wanting to get out and about this weekend or a tourist looking for some of the best things to do, here are our top picks:
See a dolphin show at Ushaka Marine World
Ushaka Marine World is a popular attraction in Durban, and one of its most exciting activities is the dolphin show. The show features a group of highly trained, endearing dolphins performing a variety of tricks and stunts that are sure to delight the whole family. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon. Afterwards, hire a bike outside Ushaka Marine World and enjoy a picturesque cycle along Durban’s beautiful promenade.
Grab brekkie at the Shongweni Farmers' Market
If you love fresh, locally sourced food, then set your alarm clocks this Saturday and head off bright and early to the Shongweni Farmers' Market. Loved deeply by Durbanites, the market is open every Saturday and offers a wide range of fresh produce, baked goods and artisanal products. Aside from the delicious local fare, there’s plenty for kids to do at the farmers’ market, including a fun train ride around the grounds.
Tour the Warwick Herb Market
The Warwick Herb Market is a must-see cultural hub in the heart of the city. The herb market is a great example of how informal workers and the Municipality can collaborate to create inclusive urban spaces. This collaboration has resulted in improved structural development, which means better working conditions for the traditional healers and herb sellers who operate at the market. While it started out as a small gathering of traditional healers selling their herbs on the street corners, the market has now transformed into a vibrant market that attracts visitors from all over the city. Open every Wednesday and Saturday, the market offers a wide range of herbs and traditional medicines as well as consultations with the healers for advice on which remedies to use for specific ailments.
Get your adventure-fill at Giba Gorge
Giba Gorge is a beautiful nature reserve located just outside Durban. It offers a range of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, trail running, and hiking. The reserve is also home to a variety of wildlife, including zebra, impala, and wildebeest.
Go rock climbing at Monteseel rock climbing park
Fancy a spot of rock climbing? Monteseel rock climbing park is an ideal destination for rock climbers in Durban. The park offers a range of climbing routes suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced climbers. The park is also a great place to enjoy nature and take in the stunning views of the surrounding area.
Take a walk in the Beachwood mangroves
Situated on the outskirts of Durban, the Beachwood mangroves are a beautiful wetland area offering a range of walking trails that are suitable for all skill levels. Along the way, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, spot local wildlife and learn about the importance of these unique ecosystems.
Picnic at the Botanical Gardens
The Durban Botanical Gardens is an urban oasis located in the heart of the city. It's a great place to enjoy a picnic with friends or family. The park features a variety of trees, flowers, and other plant life, as well as several ponds and walking trails. You can also enjoy live music and other events that take place in the park throughout the year.
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