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Destination Durban, South Africa | Private jet charter

Located on the eastern coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, Durban is a city that boasts beautiful gardens, inviting golden-sand beaches against Indian Ocean waters, rugged mountains, a vibrant cultural life and year-round sunshine. Here are seven reasons to visit Durban today.

Durban Botanical Garden

These beautiful 37-acre gardens in west Durban are a haven of peace and popular with tourists and locals who come to picnic, relax, and admire the spectacular flora and fauna on show. In addition to the indigenous and exotic trees, shrubs and bushes, there’s a koi carp pond, a tea room, and a special orchid area. Durban Botanical Garden is also one of the few places in the world where you can see a living fossil plant.

Gateway Shopping Mall and Victoria Street Market

Gateway Mall, just north of Durban at Umhlanga, offers visitors plenty of shopping opportunities. The Mall boasts more than 400 stores, a water park, theme park and an arcade, in addition to various cafés and restaurants. Victoria Street Market in central Durban is renowned for its Indian and African spices and foodstuffs.

Moses Mabhida Stadium Adventure Walk and Swing

Head to this famous football stadium for an adrenaline rush and enjoy panoramic views of Durban from the viewing deck at the top of 106m-high arch above the stadium. Take the SkyCar glass elevator, or be bold and make your way along the 500-step adventure walk that takes visitors to the top in 20 minutes.

Phansi Museum

Step back in time in this British Colonial style villa which now houses the privately owned and run Phansi Museum – a national monument. Visitors will see an outstanding collection of Zulu and Southern African tribal craft, including basketry and beadwork and much more.

Valley of a Thousand Hills

Alight on the steam train at Kloof and enjoy the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal on your way to the village of Inchanga and back. Trains run on the first and last Sunday of each month. Book in advance.

Durban Beaches

Durban’s Indian Ocean coastline offers visitors stunning beaches with warm crystal-clear waters. The Golden Mile is a popular urban beach with a wide boardwalk. Watch the sun rise from North Beach, one of Durban’s most popular strips, with its calmer waters and long piers and many food outlets. A quieter beach is Umdloti – just north of Durban – an enclosed lagoon with dolphins. Umhlanga Rocks is also north of Durban, with its iconic whalebone pier and a running path leading from the lighthouse to iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

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