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Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari

Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari
Duration:
12 hours
From:
USD 186.28
Spend a day on safari in the magical Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Located in the heart of Zululand, this huge, well managed reserve is home to a myriad of species of game and an impressive variety of bird species. It is also home to the magnificent 'Big Five' - lions, buffaloes, rhinos, elephant and leopards, as well as cheetahs, giraffes, zebra, blue wildebeests, spotted hyenas and wild dogs.

Durban City Sightseeing Tour with Ushaka Marine World

Durban City Sightseeing Tour with Ushaka Marine World
Duration:
8 hours
From:
USD 87.34
Discover the highlights of the city of Durban, with the morning dedicated to showing you the cultural and historical contrasts of this city.

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Things to do in Durban if you have a Port of Durban Terminal Layover or Extended Port of Durban Terminal Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Port of Durban Terminal or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Durban.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Durban Port is located in the heart of Durban and many of the best activities are centred in and around the area. Durban and its surroundings have something to offer everyone from the Botanical Gardens to the Science Museum and everything in between. If you have time between disembarking the cruise liner and catching your homeward flight, why not visit one of the places that will give you a real feeling for the Zulu Kingdom?



uShaka Marine World


A trip to Durban would not be complete without a visit to the Aqua Park and Sea World. The amazing array of beautiful underwater kingdoms offers visitors a bird's eye view of some of the most interesting oceanic inhabitants imaginable. You can indulge in fine dining in the hull of an amazingly realistic wrecked ship, or see a quick bite to eat while you wonder around visiting the different creatures. There are also twice daily dolphin and seal shows which are well worth a visit. If you are at uShaka on a hot day you can get some thrills on the water slides or float lazily round the moat on a tyre tube to help you cool off and unwind.



Suncoast Casino


If you fancy your chances on the slot machines or want to try your luck at the tables. Suncoast Casino offers a truly African gambling experience. Once you have spent your limit, or to celebrate a bit of a win, you have a number of eateries to choose from where you can quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger. If you feel like a bit of fresh air, Suncoast Casino has a private beach where you can enjoy the sun, sea and sand before heading on to your next destination.



The Beach


It would be a real crime to miss a visit to the beach anywhere along the KwaZulu Natal coastline and, as Port of Durban Terminal is a stones throw from Umdhloti beach, there is no excuse. With calm waters and plenty of rock pools, this stretch of coastline is fantastic for people wanting a refreshing dip without being dunked by big waves. If it is waves you are after, then no more than 20km down the freeway is Umhlanga beach where you will find surfers gathering to make the most of those white horses. With golden sands and blue flag beaches it is no wonder Durban is known for its coastal areas.



Flag Animal Farm


Traveling with young children can mean hours of stress and drama, but if you arrive in Durban with time to kill, you will find no end of child friendly activities to keep your little ones happy. One of the most relaxing things you can do with little kids is to take them to the Flag Animal Farm at Salt Rock near Ballito. This animal farm is in a stunning location with well cared for critters and a happy and friendly staff who will keep your children entertained for hours with milking demos, pony rides and interesting animals to interact with. There is also a café where you can enjoy a meal in the shade of big trees, which is incredibly relaxing and satisfying.



As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get to King Shaka Airport in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Durban Attractions

Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City Tour

Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City TourDuration:
3 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 65.96
Durban, once known as the last British Bastion and renowned for its old colonial homes and architecture, has become a veritable melting pot of culture and intrigue. Disembark and meet with your local guide who will take you on a personalised small group tour of Durban. Allow us to take you on a journey of sight, smell and sound as you drive along the well-known Golden Mile, the long stretch of hotels overlooking the golden beach. View the magnificent historical buildings in the city centre, wander through lush tropical Botanical Gardens, savour amazing panoramic views and interact with local traders at the famous Victoria Street Indian Market. You will have the opportunity to taste the traditional, unique bunny chow (for own account). Continue to the renowned Moses Mabhida Football Stadium, where you can take the Skycar (weather permitting and for own account) to the top of the stadium, to enjoy 360° panoramic views of Durban. Return to the port in good time for your ship's departure.

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Durban Shore Excursion: Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour

Durban Shore Excursion: Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu TourDuration:
3 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 83.36
Escape from civilisation, heighten your senses and increase your awe at the true splendour of Mother Nature's canvas and palette. Your guide will collect you from Durban port and you journey inland through the province of KwaZulu-Natal, through villages and gentle rolling countryside, which give way to the most spectacular vistas, known as the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Here, at PheZulu, you will be immersed in the fascinating culture and traditions of a proud Zulu Nation and have the opportunity to interact with the villagers and purchase traditional and modern souvenirs. A visit to the on-site crocodile park is also included. After an enjoyable day out, you will be safely returned to Durban port in good time for your ship's departure.

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Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour

Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu TourDuration:
7 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 147.87
This is a combination of a city sightseeing tour and an exploration of some of the spectacular scenery just outside the city.<br>Drive along the well-known Golden Mile, view the magnificent historical buildings in the City Centre, wander through lush Botanical Gardens, savour amazing panoramic views and interact with local traders at the famous Victoria Street Indian Market. Have the opportunity to taste the traditional bunny chow. Continue to the renowned Moses Mabhida Stadium, where you can take the Skycar to the top of the stadium to experience 360° panoramic views of Durban.<br>You then escape from civilisation and journey inland through villages, gentle rolling countryside and the Valley of a Thousand Hills with its spectacular vistas. At PheZulu you will be immersed in the fascinating culture and traditions of a proud Zulu Nation, and have the opportunity to interact with villagers and purchase traditional and modern souvenirs. A visit to the on-site crocodile park is also included.

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Last Updated: 23 Jun 2020