Durban Attractions for the Avid Tourist
Discover the Sights of Durban and Surrounding KwaZulu Natal with Xtreme Car Rental Durban
With its perennially warm weather, fabulous beaches and year-round entertainment, it’s no wonder Durban is known as South Africa’s playground. Located in the KwaZulu-Natal province, Durban is also the country’s busiest port, and is widely regarded as the leading beach holiday destination on the east coast of South Africa.
Thanks to its subtropical climate and long stretches of idyllic sand, Durban makes an ideal holiday destination at any time of year. And, because of its proximity to many of the country’s top tourist attractions, it’s also a great place for a self-drive holiday in South Africa.
Getting around Durban
As in most of South Africa’s major cities, public transport in Durban is not the most reliable.
To get yourself around Durban and the rest of Kwazulu Natal with the least amount of hassle it’s best to Hire a Car in Durban at the airport. If you’re not used to driving on the left hand side of the road and you’ve never been to Durban, Xtreme Car Rental offers all clients a chauffeur service for when you just don’t feel like driving yourself to your hotel on the house.
If you don’t know your way around the city, you may find it useful to request a GPS with your rental vehicle to make getting around Durban easier.
Affordable Durban car rental from Xtreme Car Rental offers a wide variety of high-quality and low mileage price choices. With our large range of vehicles, it’s easy to choose a cheap Durban car hire vehicle most suited for your driving needs, what’s more if you require a Long-Term Car Rental Agreement – no problem.
So why not hire a car from Xtreme Car Rental today for convenient transportation to any destination in KwaZulu Natal.
Travel Destination in Durban Kwazulu Natal
Durban offers a host of holiday attractions for visitors of all ages. Of course, its major attraction is its beaches, which team with sun-seekers and holidaymakers throughout the year. Golden bodies relax on golden sand, and it seems like just about everyone has the perfect tan! Water sports are also very popular in this surfer-friendly city, and Durban is in fact home to South Africa’s only surfing museum.
But there’s much more to KwaZulu-Natal than the beaches of Durban. The province also boasts breath taking mountain ranges, ancient battlefields and some of the country’s foremost game reserves. It’s also the home of two major World Heritage sites: the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park.
Durban KwaZulu-Natal’s leading Tourist Destinations:
|UShaka Marine World: The biggest theme park in Africa, featuring a water world, underwater adventures, aquarium and shopping mall.|
|The Playhouse: The Tudor-styled Playhouse originally opened in 1935 and in the 1980s this historical landmark was restored and is still in use|
|The Victoria Street Market in Durban: The Victoria Street Market, opened in 1910, is a historic landmark and renowned tourist attraction in Durban|
|The Indaba Heritage Route: The place where Mahatma Gandhi established his philosophy of passive resistance.|
|Botanical Gardens of Durban: Besides flowering trees and lush tropical vegetation, the gardens are notable for an orchid house, a collection of rare cycads and a special garden for the blind.|
|Durban ‘s Golden Mile: Flanked by luxury hotels and apartment blocks, Durban ‘s Golden Mile skirts the main beaches and the Indian Ocean. Attractions include an amusement centre,paddling pools, paved walkways, gardens and fountains.|
|Da Gama Clock:A memorial donated by the Portuguese community to commemorate the first sighting of Durban by the famous Portuguese explorer, Vasco de Gama, on Christmas Day, 1497.|
|Big Rush Big Swing: Leap off the top of the Moses Mabhida Stadium for the most exhilarating ride of your life. The ‘Big Rush Big Swing’ is the only stadium swing and the largest swing of any kind on the planet. Step into the void 106 meters above the stadium|
As you can see, there are so many incredible attractions in Durban and KwaZulu-Natal that it really is worth taking some time to explore the province. The best way to do this is by renting a car in Durban, grabbing a map, and taking to the highways and byways of this fascinating region.