9 Things To Do in South Beach

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Durban Beaches & Pools / Family Entertainment

Addington Beach

Perched along the famous Golden Mile of Durban, Addington Beach is popular for its gorgeous wide, sandy stretches, warm Indian Ocean waters, the grassy patches that are perfect for sunbathing, and its proximity to ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours.

South Beach Beaches & Pools

South Beach

Located at the south end of the Durban Golden Mile is the scenic South Beach. Golden sands and warm blue waters are irresistible for swimmers, surfers and sunbathers that want to get the most out of their South ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

Durban Beachfront Craft & Flea Markets

Amphitheatre Flea Market

Durban's famous and colourful Amphitheatre Flea Market is held every Sunday along the ‘Golden Mile’, on Durban's Beachfront. The market is the perfect place for a day excursion with the whole family; children are ... more

WHEN?
Sundays.

Glenwood Brewery

Khangela Brewery

The United National Breweries branch in Durban, the Khangela Brewery, is the producer of the biggest Umgombothi in South Africa. If you haven’t heard of this type of beer it is a traditional beer made from Sorghum ... more

WHEN?
Guided tours are available on Tuesday and Thursday.

Durban Central Museums / Parks & Gardens

Old Fort

EThekwini, more commonly known as Durban, is the capital city of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and has a host of incredible sites to explore and things to do. In addition to its commercial and ... more

WHEN?
The Gardens: Open seven days a week.
The Museum: Tuesday to Friday from 11h00 to 15h00.

North Beach Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs

California Dreaming

Durban is one of South Africa’s major tourist metropolises, and certainly offers no shortage of things to do and places to go. It is the capital city of KwaZulu-Natal, and home to the King Shaka International ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Durban Family Entertainment / Scenic Drives / Sight Seeing

Durban's Ricksha bus

Cape Town and Johannesburg each have their own version of the hop-on-hop-off city sightseeing bus. Durban's equivalent is the Ricksha bus (not spelt 'Rickshaw', to prevent any confusion with the Hong Kong ... more

WHEN?
Operates daily.

Durban Sight Seeing

SA Sugar Terminal Tour

Not that we're suggesting for a moment that you encourage your children to eat any more sugar, but this is one tour that is at once interesting and fun for the whole family. Head down the M4, past Maydon Wharf, ... more

WHEN?
Daily at 08h30, 10h00 and 11h30.
Closed on Fridays.

Durban Scenic Flights / Sight Seeing / Sports & Leisure

Gyrocopter Flips with KZN Gyro

Gyrocopters were made famous by James Bond in You Only Live Twice. Since then, they have been offering adventurers the opportunity to see the world from new and thrilling heights. A gyrocopter is similar to a ... more

WHEN?
Booking is recommended.

Monday to Sunday from 08h00 to 17h00, weather permitting.

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Durban Wheelchair Friendly / Parks & Gardens

Visit the Durban Botanical Gardens

The Durban Botanic Gardens (DBG) traces its origins to colonial times, when it was founded in 1849 for the introduction and trial of potentially useful commercial crops. The gardens later developed collections ... more

WHEN?
07h30 to 17h15 in Winter (16 April to 15 September) and from 07h30 to 17h45 in Summer (16 September to 15 April).

Durban Beachfront Sight Seeing

Rickshaw Ride along the Beachfront

There are only about twenty registered rickshaw-pullers in Durban. They are well known for their magnificent head-dresses adorned with beads and other decorations. This is a great way to get around and feel ... more

WHEN?
From 08h00 to 17h00 daily.

Durban Beachfront Animal Sanctuaries

Fitzsimons Snake Park

In Lower Marine Parade, just along the coast of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, a world of excitement awaits. This is where the Fitzsimons Snake Park is located, where about 120 South African snake species and a few ... more

WHEN?
09h00 to 16h30 daily.
Visitors can watch snake feeding on weekends at 10h00, 11h30, 13h00, 14h30 and 15h30.

Durban Beachfront Cruises

Zulumoon Gondolas

Enjoy the magical allure of the water and lights of the Durban Point Waterfront on a Zulumoon gondola ride. This is the ultimate for those wanting to add romance to their KwaZulu-Natal adventure and promises ... more

WHEN?
We operate daily, weather permitting. Night Rides available to book online.

Durban Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

Geology Education Museum

The museum provides a series of displays pertaining to the high school geography syllabus, ranging from a basic introduction to minerals and rocks, to the fields of Economic and Structural Geology and ... more

WHEN?
By appointment only.

Durban Monuments

Francis Farewell Square

This historic square in the middle of Durban is the spot where the city originated as a tiny settlement of itinerant traders and hunters in the early 19th century. It is named for Henry Francis Flynn, one of the ... more

WHEN?
Always open.

Durban Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

KwaMuhle Museum

Apartheid was a South African political regime that was based on discrimination, and was in effect from 1948 to 1994. It was a painful time for South Africa and its people, but it also played a major role in ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Saturday 08h30 to 16h00
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Durban Cultural Sites / Monuments

Visit the Juma Masjid Mosque

The magnificent Juma Masjid Mosque, the largest mosque in the Southern hemisphere, dominates Durban's central Indian district. It's gilt-domed minarets tower over the bustling commercial area, but inside the ... more

WHEN?
Weekdays from 09h00 to 16h00 and Saturday mornings from 09h00 to 13h00.

Bothas Hill Animal Sanctuaries / Wheelchair Friendly

Visit Phezulu Crocodile & Snake Park

Phezulu boasts a Crocodile and Snake park where guests are taken on a tour by knowledgeable guides. Learn interesting facts about crocodiles and snakes, and meet 'Junior' a 102 year old Nile crocodile. Have a ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Bothas Hill Cultural Villages / Wheelchair Friendly

Zulu Dancing at Phezula Game Park

At Phezulu village, the world famous Gasa clan has over the last 30 years, allowed visitors to Phezulu the opportunity to savour the taste and feel the rhythm of Africa. Visitors are taken into traditional ... more

WHEN?
Show times are 10h00, 11h30, 14h00 and 15h30.

Durban North Bird Sanctuaries / Wheelchair Friendly

Visit the Umgeni River Bird Park

10 minutes outside Durban, the Umgeni River Bird Park is one of the greatest attractions of the city. Walk-through aviaries, birds out on perches, wonderful green vegetation, some amazing waterfalls and rock faces ... more

WHEN?
Daily from 09h00 to 17h00. Free flight bird show at 11h00 and 14h00 daily (except Mondays).

Durban Beachfront Family Entertainment / Wheelchair Friendly

Visit Mini Town in Durban

One of Durban's best-loved attractions, Mini Town gives a good impression of some of Durban's landmarks and a walkabout will give you an opportunity to view excellent models of some of Durbans most interesting ... more

WHEN?
09h00 to 17h00.

Durban Malls & Shopping / Wheelchair Friendly

The Workshop Centre

In 1986, the old Durban railway workshop got a makeover. The historical building, originally constructed in 1860, was skilfully transformed into a huge shopping centre that was unanimously adopted by Durbanites and ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 17h00
Saturday from 09h00 to 17h00
Sundays and Public Holidays from 10h00 to 16h00.

Durban Malls & Shopping / Craft & Flea Markets / Wheelchair Friendly

Victoria Street Market

The Victoria Street Market, on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets in Durban, is rather like stepping into another world, with its blend of all things Indian and African. Spices and incense rent the air in ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Saturday from 08h00 to 18h00 and Sundays from 10h00 to 16h00.

Umhlanga Family Entertainment / Water Sports

Skate at Wave House Durban

Located at Gateway’s Theatre of Shopping on Umhlanga Ridge, Wave House Durban is South Africa’s hottest entertainment venue. It’s an awesome fusion of all boardsport cultures providing the ultimate place for the ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Thursday from 09h00 to 20h00; Friday and Saturday from 09h00 to 22h00; Sunday from 09h00 to 19h00.

South Beach as a destination

If you are considering visiting South Beach or have already booked your South Beach accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in South Beach and come back and submit your South Beach review or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

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