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Nature, adventure and glamour are just some of the things to experience in the beautiful South African city of Durban. Here are a few things on our list, from the South African Tourism Board.

Go shopping at the Gateway Theatre

The Gateway Theatre is a shopping centre located on Umhlanga Ridge in Umhlanga, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is one of the top 50 largest malls in the world.

Experience the Durban July

The world famous Durban July Handicap is a South African Thoroughbred horse race, open to horses of all ages, held annually on the first Saturday of July since 1897 at Greyville Racecourse in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. It is an exciting time with the race, glamour and entertainment. Just remember to bring along an unforgettable hat.

Visit the Promenade

The Durban Promenade is home to relaxing activities such as beachfront chilling, the segway, rickshaw rides and cycling.

Enjoy Culinary lunch Experience onboard the Phantom Ship

Dine with the sharks in one of the most unique and sophisticated ambiance at the Ushaka Marine World. Spanning over 15 hectares of prime beach front, Ushaka Marine World is unarguably the largest Marine Theme park in the continent. The restaurant is on the Phantom Ship, with superb views of the ocean and shark tank, so one is literally dinning with the sharks.

Take a sunset boat cruise

At KwaZulu-Natal, take a 2 hour cruise from Wilson's wharf and enjoy the great view of boats at the Harbour when you arrive. The cruise offers remarkable city sights over sumptuous plated menus, glamorous canapés and a variety of exotic wine selection.

Visit the Botanic Gardens

Established in 1849, Durban is home to Africa’s Oldest Surviving Botanic Garden. The gardens contributes to plant conservation and plant-based education. It's a perfect relaxation spot, and a good spot for a picnic.

Visit the Victoria Street Market

African street markets are a great place to immerse yourself in the depth of the diversity of Africa. South African culture is on display in different locations around the local market with exotic and unique artefacts from all over Africa.

Experience the beauty of nature at the Phezulu Safari Park

The Phezulu Safari Park is just an over 30mins drive from Durban, situated in the magnificent Valley of 1000 Hills. Take a tour of the private game drive while enjoying the beauty of the animals in their habitat.