I love the beach as much as I love to travel. There's something about the ocean breeze and the smell of the sea that makes it a worthwhile experience. Summer means lazy days on the beach, catching a tan and the waves.
Instead of a casual stroll on the promenade, why not take a Segway tour?
South African Tourism hosted a Durban tour this weekend and included a Segway tour as part of the experience.
I must admit that I was a bit apprehensive about going on a Segway. The thought of falling in front of hundreds of beachgoers was enough for me to sit out on the experience. I am glad I didn't.
After a quick tutorial and lots of practice, our group was ready to hit the road. With our helmets on, we sceptically started the tour from Moses Mabhida Stadium.
The hour-long tour, led by our tour guide Sean Forbes Harding, showed Durban in a new light. Along the route, we watched vervet monkeys ransack the bins, many couples sneaking kisses and families who shared food on green patches of lawn. Halfway into our journey, many of us, including myself, got into the hang of gliding through the promenade. Amid the selfie filled experience, we stopped for a break on the South Beach Pier.
Here you can watch the surfers in action or snap an Instagram-worthy shot of the stretch of beach. The tour is just R350 for an hour and fun for the entire family. For further information, visit www.segwayglidingtours.com
Here's how to plan your Durban beach experience: