Vetch's Pier

Sight Seeing / Sports & Leisure in or near Point Waterfront, Durban in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Things To Do in Point WaterfrontVetch's Pier

Sight Seeing Sports & Leisure Durban

Where? Vetch's Pier, between Addington Beach and Point Waterfront, Marine Parade, Durban

When? Daylight hours recommened for safety.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Point Waterfront, in KwaZulu Natal

Durban's beachfront may have undertaken itself as 'The Golden Mile' but it has understated itself under blue skies that reflect this Indian Ocean stretch for over four golden miles from the mouth of the Umgeni River in the North to the southern Bluff. A 500m pier reaches out to shake the hand of the currents harbour side at Vetch's Pier which rises up at low tide to expose it's seabed structure.

Make a friendly bet to see if your ice-cream can last the length of a pier stroll curving half a kilometre into the KwaZulu Natal horizon. From this nautical observation point, 800m North of Durban Harbour, experience a new self perspective as your own silhouette becomes smaller the closer you get to the big outline of approaching ships coming in to berth.

Your elevated position will keep you safe from Scorpion Fish and Lion Fish that clearer winter waters make visible below. The 22°C seawater ranging 3-6 metres in depth under pier pleases tropical fish, crayfish and scuba divers alike. This man-made construction was the costly failed attempt of Captain James Vetch to build a breakwater which has subsequently become a great diving reef by default... and all the scuba divers cheer 'Go Vetch!'.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Point Waterfront

Waterfront Hotel and Spa


Waterfront Hotel and Spa

The fashionable Waterfront Hotel and Spa can be found close to the uShaka Marine World in Durban’s foreshore and it ... more

Vista Serena

Self Catering

Vista Serena

Situated in the Point Waterfront area on the outskirts of the Durban CBD and with the Indian Ocean at its doorstep, Vista ... more

103 Point Bay

Self Catering

103 Point Bay

103 Point Bay is an ideally located apartment, found on the Durban beachfront next to uShaka Marine World. The apartment ... more


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