Lying on the eastern seaboard of South Africa, 1600 kilometres from Cape Town and less than 600 kilometres from Johannesburg, Durban is a natural paradise known for its beautiful coastline and subtropical climate.
Its unique combination of different cultures, city life and beach resort feeling attracts visitors from across South Africa and throughout the world. Durban’s laid-back outdoor lifestyle provides fun-filled activities from mountain-biking and diving to deep-sea fishing, game viewing or historical battlefield tours – as well as sports events, excellent shopping and simply relaxing on its golden sandy beaches.
Explore the highlights of Durban, its rich culture, unique history, stunning waterfront and outstanding wildlife with a range of one-day tours for ITU Telecom World 2018 participants.
Durban has a fascinating history from its prehistoric links to the Falkland Islands and ancient Indonesian trading routes to Vasco da Gama, Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
Whatever you fancy, there’s a restaurant nearby to satisfy your hunger. And don’t forget to try a Bunny Chow – a traditional Durban fast food dish made from a hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with curry.
The Golden Mile beachfront runs from Durban Harbour to the Blue Lagoon beach in the north, offering safe swimming in the warm Indian Ocean and a paradise for surfers.
uShaka Marine World
uShaka has brough together cultures like no other pace in Afcia – into a safe, secure environment full of fun and the spirit of togetherness. UShaka incorporates the re-creation of a wreak ofa 1940s cargo ship.
Itala Private Game Reserve
Itala Private Game Reserve, located 20 minutes from Durban, is home to more than 380 bird specices, as well as big game such as rhino, hippo, giraffe, kudu and the rare sable antelope.
Moses Mabhida Stadium
The new icon of Durban is the Moses Mabhida Stadium, built for the 2010 football World Cup. It offeres a variety of experiences and attractions, including a trip on the SkyCar or a 550-step adventure walk to the top of the arch.