- Highlights: uShaka Marine World, Umhlanga Beach, Indian Market & Gateway Shopping Centre.
- No of days / nights: 3/2
- Tour starts: Durban
- Tour ends:Durban
- Includes: Car rental – Group B (VW Polo or similar)
- Accommodation: Standard, Comfort, Luxury or Guesthouse
- Best time to visit: September – May
Welcome to Durban, South Africa’s third largest city and home to Africa’s busiest port. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Umhlanga, approximately 20-minute drive. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. You may choose to visit Umhlanga’s Gateway Shopping Centre, which is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest shopping complexes and has a lot more to offer than just shops.
Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning you will be collected from your hotel for a full day Durban highlights tour with an English-speaking guide and other guests.
This tour takes you first to Durban’s famous Golden Mile seafront promenade and then continues to Glenwood and the fascinating Phansi Museum. Here you’ll find an exquisitely preserved collection of southern African artefacts and traditions, from beadwork, headrests, Zulu clay pots and numerous other treasures (closed Sundays). We go ‘green’ thereafter, and head for the lush peace and tranquillity of Durban’s beautiful Botanical Gardens, founded in 1849. The immaculate gardens house a fine mix of African, Asian and American trees, not to mention a superb orchid house. The day ends with a visit to u Shaka Marine World where you will be entertained by a dolphin, seal and penguin shows before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Breakfast followed by checkout. If time permits, you may want to visit the nearby Natal Sharks Board in Umhlanga where you will gain an insight into the world of the sharks of Southern Africa.