Things to do in Durban
Welcome to the sunny seaside city of Durban. Our city has loads of exciting activities and places of interest to visit; we’ve decided to highlight three fun things to do, places to visit and must-see attractions in Durban.
Take a train ride
Hope on board an old-school steam train for a scenic trip through the Valley of 1000 Hills.
Umgeni Steam Railways is a non-profit organisation which is dedicated to the preservation of railway heritage in South Africa. They run a train from Kloof Station up to the Inchanga Station on the last Sunday of the month.
So pack a picnic and prepare yourself for a trip down memory lane. At Inchanga you can browse through the craft market on the platform and visit the museum in the old station master’s house.
Go behind the scenes at Moses Mabhida
The stadium has dominated the city’s skyline since 2010 when South Africa hosted the Football World Cup, so why not get to know it a little better?
Experience the inner workings of a modern sports stadium. See the change rooms where sportsmen prepare for their moment of glory; explore the hospitality suites where the rich and famous are entertained and walk in the footsteps of those who have passed through the tunnels and onto the pitch. The view from the sideline is impressive but try to imagine it with thousands of cheering fans.
The tours are conducted by knowledgeable guides who will keep you entertained with interesting facts.
Get in touch with Durban’s maritime history.
Durban developed as a port city and has a rich maritime history, aspects of which are preserved at the Port Natal Maritime Museum.
You can climb on board a tug, and a naval minesweeper to explore and experience the narrow confines of life at sea on a working vessel.
The Museum offers an insight into the influence of maritime culture on local life while also reflecting on the rigours and romance of lives lived at sea.