Many thanks to Pauline for this guest post!

London is one of the best places to live in. I have been living in London for the last many years. However, at times, I have thought of changing my routine. Telecommuting from one place to other in the famous tall London bus or tube may not always be something that we can repeatedly bear. Therefore, I decided to visit Durban. One of my friends always finds new places to travel to, strongly advised me to visit Durban.

Why Durban?

Durban is one of the most overlooked travel destinations for tourists. Despite of the popular belief that this city only offers exotic beaches, there is a lot more to it than just beaches. This city of the African continent does not only offer modern amenities but also reflects the history and rich culture of Africa. One of the main reasons why Durban has gained a lot of popularity over the years is its easy accessibility. You can easily find cheap flights to Durban from London or any other place. Now, let us delve into what attractions Durban has to offer to its tourists.

uShaka Marina World

When it comes to marine parks, there are hundreds of them around the world. However, only few of them can get you the adrenaline rush that you wish to have. uShaka Marine World is one of the biggest marine parks in the world. The park has been divided into five distinguishable themes. The park had been made out of the shipwreck that took place in 1920. The five themes of the uShaka Marine World are Sea World, Treasure World, Beach World, Dolphin World, and Wet n Wild World. Some of the most compelling attractions of the park include big shark tank, dolphin shows, penguin habitat, and lagoons. The dolphin stadia presents an extravagant view of the dolphin shows and has a big capacity of 1200 seats.

Cultural Attractions

There are several cultural places to visit. You can start your visit by going first to the Tourist Junction. It is a one stop destination for all kind of information and guidance that tourists want to have. Once you arrive at the Tourist Junction, you can easily get an overview of the various places in Durban worth visiting. There are the routes of Anglo-Boer and Anglo-Zulu war sites in Durban. You can also see the place from where Mahatma Gandhi started his peaceful freedom struggle against the British.


There are very few places in Africa where you can taste some of the best world spices. Durban is a great place for curry lovers to taste different spices. The city has a well established history of how spices were spread into Durban. The spices found in Durban today had been brought in by the sugarcane laborers from India. There many great eateries in Durban from where you can taste the Indian Spices like Indian Connection, Royal Hotel, and La Lucia.


Durban, without a doubt, is one of the best places in the world for sea surfing. Surfers from all over the world visit this city for an unparallel surfing experience. Beach attractions do not only offer just splendid surfing experience but there are also many other attractions for tourists. Many of the Durban beaches have attached cafes, shops, parks, and informal trading areas. Durban Bay is a great place to find variety of beaches. The Durban beaches are stretched to vast expanse with a lot of room for tourists to relax and unfold.

Durban is one of the upcoming tourist attractions with a variety of tourist attractions. You must fly to Durban and experience all that this splendid African city has to offer.