Don’t leave without….
Exploring the beaches and sub-tropical forests all along the KwaZulu Natal South Coast.
Going dolphin or whale-watching for a glimpse into another world.
Packing your clubs to test one or more of the nine golf courses, including the renowned Selborne Golf Course and Durban Country Club.
Taking the plunge at one of the best international scuba dives sites at Aliwal Shoal (Umkomaas) and Protea Banks (Shelley Beach).
Catching the famous ‘sardine run’ if you’re in the area between May and July. The spawning happens along the coastline and the feeding frenzy is a sight to behold. Researchers consider it the marine equivalent of East Africa’s wildebeest migration.
Surfing, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, horse riding and going on nature walks. Whew! But if you want to ramp it up even more, go..
Abseiling or gorge swinging with Extreme Adventures at Oribi Gorge or visit Croc World or the Umgeni Bird Park.
Getting a look in at Durban’s uShaka Sea World, Durban Harbour and Yacht Marina, and you’d be mad to miss the beachfront stalls selling traditional arts and crafts.
Taking in the city sights – Durban’s Golden Mile, the Sun Coast Casino, the International Convention Centre, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Greyvillle Race Course and Kingsmead Cricket Stadium.
Then of course, just two hours’ drive north of Durban are some of Africa’s most exciting wildlife and safari destinations including Hluhluwe-iMfolozi and iSimangaliso Wetland Park (The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park). Along with hinterland reserves, they boast a fantastic cross section of wildlife and have some of the best game viewing in the country.
You could do all this.
Or you could nothing.
In which case, just laze on the beach and soak up the glorious African sun.