Attractions IN/AROUND Overport

Beaches / Entertainment

Durban Beaches

As the main metropolis of the KwaZulu-Natal Province, Durban certainly has much to see and do. However, year after year, its beautiful beaches continue to be the lure that attracts visitors from all over the world. The Indian Ocean is warmer than its ...

Botanical Gardens

Durban Botanical Gardens

The Durban Botanical Gardens are famous for the original specimen of a Cycad (Encephalartos woodii) that is still widely acknowledged as probably the rarest plant in the world, as well as for its extensive collection of South African Cycad species. A ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

Durban City Hall

Although the area that is today known as Durban has been inhabited by human beings for tens of thousands of years, it was only when Portuguese Explorer, Vasco Da Gama, ‘discovered’ it in 1497 that it was really put on the map, both literally and ...

Golf Courses

Durban Country Club

Durban Country Club comprises of two golfing estates separated by the Umgeni River. Lying just south of the river, in fact bordered by both the river and the sparkling waters of the warm Indian Ocean lies the premiere course, the Durban Country Club ...

Landmarks

Durban Millenium Tower

Built to commemorate the new millennium on the Bluff headland near the entrance to Durban's harbour, the Millenium Tower is not officially a lighthouse, nor does it fall under the National Ports Authority. However, when lit up at night it is a truly ...

Religious / Landmarks

Emmanuel Cathedral

The beautiful Emmanuel Cathedral is part of Durban's landscape, tucked rather snuggly into Cathedral Street against the prominent flyover of the N3 highway just as it descends into the centre of town and the dual streets of Pine and Dr A B Xuma - one up ...

Activities / Entertainment / Landmarks / Miscellaneous / Shopping

Golden Mile

As its name implies, the Golden Mile boasts a gorgeous stretch of several golden beaches, which are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. These are flanked by the hustle and bustle of some of Durban’s best ...

Religious

St Paul's Church

Just across the road from the Durban City Hall, in Monty Naicker Street (what used to be Pine Street), is a square in which stands an old vicarage and the 1909 St Paul's Church. The Gothic Revival Edwardian church is a rebuild after the original, which ...

Entertainment / Miscellaneous / Popular Tourist Routes

The Saunter

The Saunter is more than a stretch of road between the East Coast of KwaZulu-Natal and Hilton. It is an experience, an adventure of many different faces, and one of the best ways to experience this part of South Africa ...

... and a little further afield

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Bayhead Natural Heritage Site

Durban's bay and extensive harbour is home to a remaining 15 hectare stand of mangroves - where formerly there were extensive mangroves (438 hectares) right around the edges of the bay - that is today a protected natural heritage ...

Golf Courses

Beachwood Golf Course

The Beachwood Golf Course is part of Durban Country Club lying about 2 km north of Durban Country Club. Although it borders the Indian Ocean, Beachwood does not quite have the accentuated undulating fairways so common to Links courses, especially those ...

Nature Reserves

Beachwood Mangroves Reserve

Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve is a 76 hectrare reserve with the largest population of mangrove trees in the Durban area. The area is used as a Nature Conservation Education Centre. The black mangrove, the red mangrove, and the white mangrove may be ...

Golf Courses

Bluff National Park Golf Club

The Bluff National Park Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship golf course. You'll find the course 10km south of Durban. Reputedly a relatively flat course and a most pleasant walk, it has generous fairways and is a challenging course, especially when the ...

Landmarks / Nature Reserves

Bluff Nature Reserve

Considered Durban's oldest bird sanctuary, you will find the beautiful 45 hectare Bluff Nature Reserve right next to its counterpoint - the Engen oil refinery - in Tara Road on the Bluff, not far from Brighton ...

Landmarks / Religious

Brook Street Cemetery

Brook Street Cemetery lies in the west end of Durban's city centre, alongside the Victoria Street, Early Morning and Brook Street markets (part of the Markets of Warwick tour; a highlight of any visit to Durban). The historical cemetery has been ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Burman Bush Nature Reserve

Burman Bush, as the nature reserve is more commonly known in Durban, is 55 hectares of what remains of coastal forest in the heart of Morningside. Its value lies in the knowledge that little has changed in this patch of forest since 1850. Everything ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife

Tthe Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Durban situated in Yellowwood Park, is principally a hospital that looks after the injured and orphaned wild animals and birds in KwaZulu-Natal, most of them (as many as 90%) because of human negligence ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Coedmore Castle

Dubbed Durban's “castle lite”, Coedmore Castle is a beautiful historic homestead, built in 1875 and situated right in the centre of the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve. The old stone castle lies in amongst a ...

Golf Courses

Cotswold Downs Golf Course

Cotswold Downs is known for its natural splendour and abundance. It is located in Hillcrest, Durban, which places it within convenient proximity to the attractions and amenities of the big city, while it continues to relish in the quiet serenity of the ...

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Also in the neighbourhood

Amanzimtoti, Athlone Park, Berea, Bluff, Bothas Hill, Brighton Beach, Camperdown, Chatsworth, Cowies Hill, Crestholme, Drummond, Durban Beachfront, Durban Central, Durban North, Gillitts, Glenashley, Glenmore, Glenwood, Greyville, Hillcrest, Inchanga, Kloof, La Lucia, Morningside, Mount Edgecombe, Musgrave, New Germany, Pinetown, Point Waterfront, Queensburgh, South Beach, Sydenham, Umbilo, Umdloti, Umgeni Park, Umhlanga, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks, Waterfall, Westville, Yellowwood Park

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