Durban offers travellers much to see. Among them is The Moses Mabhida Stadium. Picture: Brian Spurr.

Travellers hoping to head to Durban should include these places on their itinerary:

Township experience: Get insync with the Zulu or Xhosa culture with a township tour. These tours usually paint a picture of life in the village. Visitors get to learn about the customs, rituals and about their daily life of villagers. Some of the townships to visit include are Inanda and Kwamashu.

Moses Mabhida Stadium: This South African stadium is named after Moses Mabhida, a former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party. The stadium is used for sports games, concerts and the Big Rush Big Swing. Call 031 582 8242.

 
Valley of a Thousand Hills: This valley between Pietermaritzburg and Durban is where Umgeni River meets the Msunduzi River in the valley. There are many craft and food shops in the area. Call 1000 Hills Tourism Information Office on 031 322 2854

 
Museum tour: One of the most popular museums is KwaMuhle Museum in Central Durban. This building, once the headquarters of the City’s infamous Native Administration Department and the center of Durban’s harsh system of labour control, has been transformed into a world class museum. The museum seeks to reflect the Durban’s urban growth and the history of its residents from a range of perspectives. Call 031 311 2237.


Ushaka Marine World: Ushaka Marine World is undoubtedly one of the most popular family activities in Durban. Parents can sit under umbrellas while their children splash at Wet ‘n Wild and Sea World. Other activities include snorkeling, ocean walking and shark cage diving. Call 031 328 8000.