Durban, the largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, famously holds the title for South Africa’s busiest port. It’s affectionally called ‘South Africa’s playground’, with thousands of local tourists making their way to the region over their holidays. Durban is also known as eThekwini, from the Zulu word itheku which means bay or lagoon.
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Durban is one of South Africa’s premier holiday cities, and road trips are a wonderful way to enjoy its beautiful environs. With car hire Durban King Shaka Airport, we let you dive into Durban’s many delights straight away!
A visit to the 40-acre uShaka Marine World theme park is a must. With shipwrecks, scuba diving, a massive water slide and the fifth-largest aquarium in the world, a simulated African village, restaurants, and shops, it has it all.
Enjoy Durban’s famous Golden Mile beachfront, beloved by all sun, sea, and water sport enthusiasts. With convenient private car hire in Durban, it’s easy to visit many other superb beaches up and down the North and South coasts.
Car hire in Durban will let bird lovers visit the Umdoni Bird Sanctuary in Amanzimtoti, just 20km from Durban, with beautiful gardens and over 150 different bird species. Another must-see is CROW, the Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Yellowwood Park.
Make use of our car rental services at Durban airport to see the Durban Botanical Gardens, established in 1849, with their pre-dinosaur cycads! You could also fit in a visit to Suncoast Casino with cinemas, bar and restaurants, as well as its own semi-private beach.
Sunny South Coast: Known as the Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom, the KZN South Coast starts 30 minutes south of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
From Scottburgh, the 170km coastline runs to Port Edward, incorporating 58 beaches, and stretches inland to Harding.
Escape to the hinterland and you’ll find one of the most breathtakingly beautiful and ecologically extraordinary regions of South Africa – Oribi Gorge. This spectacular gorge which can be viewed up close on hiking and mountain biking trails and from various viewing sites boasts sedimentary rock formations which are over 365 million years old. The area plays host to the world’s highest gorge swing, the longest zipline tour in Africa, abseiling over beautiful waterfalls, exhilarating white water rafting, challenging suspension bridges and so much more to get those hearts pumping!
For birders, Oribi Gorge is home to a breeding colony of Cape Vultures with a viewing hide overlooking a vulture restaurant. Tours allow you to take photographs of these majestic birds up close.
The KZN South Coast is a favourite holiday destination for South Africans and international visitors alike who soak up its year-round sunny weather, while enjoying the warm Indian Ocean and wonderful golfing experiences overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean, the South Coast is something to add to that bucket list.
Grab the opportunity to experience a KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board boat tour at Umhlanga. Learn about sharks, and maybe see some delightful dolphins!
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