Ever wondered why we love Durban, the 3rd biggest city in South Africa. Here is why :
Durban is a city rich in diversity and culture. There are so many things to do in this sub-tropical climate. This means that you can experience warm and sunny winters as well as hot and humid summers. The average temperature in winter is a pleasant 23° while summers can reach an average of 27° to 29°. Most of the rainy weather occurs during the summer months from October to March with the driest months being from June to July.
Lots of activities for the entire family
Due to its geographical location and sub-tropical climate Durban is a great place for water-loving enthusiasts. Durban offers a sixteen-hectare water theme park with fun and entertainment to suit the whole family. Ushaka Marine World offers 8 different attractions ranging such as Kids World and Ushaka beach and Sea World, the 5th largest aquarium in the world.
For those looking for a bit of adventure Durban has a lot to offer. If water sports are not your cup of tea you can experience the worlds tallest swing at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. A high adrenaline experience at the stadium which hosted the World Cup semi-finals in 2010. It is here where you can appreciate a 360-degree view of the city atop a 7-meter-high big rush big swing. Named the Worlds Tallest Swing by the Guinness Book of records. You can take a leap of faith and gently swing right into the stadium bowl.
If you’re looking for a little bit of peace and quiet the Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding is a must. Here you will find three tall gold and white domes reaching up to the sky above an octagon roof which is truly an architectural wonder. There is a little something for everyone with an east-meets-west, traditional-meets-modern-meets-futuristic stylings. You can spend the afternoon working on your inner peace at one of the Arati services or fill your belly with delicious vegetarian meals at the Govinda’s restaurant. If you are really hungry you can experience the Bunny chow, original take away food, at the Chow Down. A hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with delicious curry makes for the perfect portable lunch without the need for any Styrofoam. If a whole loaf seems like to large a task them ordering a Kota will get you a quarter loaf bunny chow. The Chow Down is a must dating back to 1940 and originated in the Durban-Indian community.
If you’re looking to spice up your life you can visit one of Durban’s traditional markets. You can immerse yourself in the local culture at Victoria Street Market where you will find rich Indian and African products to pique your interest. The lower floor of the market is dedicated to fresh produce and meats the upper floor is where you can find souvenirs and jewellery and clothes.
Durban is known as the home of the Zulu nation one of the many indigenous tribes that reside in South Africa. Phuzulu Safari Park is where you can gain a lot of insight into the Zulu culture. Learn more about the Zulu people and how they made spears and shields used in traditional combat. Here you will also be treated to a traditional Zulu dance show. Note that it is an artificial set up and not the modern way of living.
With a variety of different cultures and activities for anyone to enjoy it’s easy to see why Durban is loved by so many people.
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