Durban - Central
Durban, known for its sunshine and sea is a popular tourist spot all year round with its favourable weather conditions. Based in the eThekwini-Durban region, the city is influenced by its many cultures and traditions with strong Indian elements being clearly visible.
The architectural styles of Durban vary from Victorian, Edwardian and Oriental. The Zulu name for Durban is Thekwini which means “the place where the earth and the ocean meet”. Durban is South Africa’s third largest city and Africa’s busiest and largest port.
Durban has some amazing nature sanctuaries and parks dotted around the city. The Botanical Gardens is the most famous with the 'Music by the Lake' evenings, courtesy of the Philharmonic Orchestra.
Accommodation in Central Durban
The accommodation options for the city is vast – from luxury hotels, quaint bed and breakfasts to self-catering options. The accommodation directory provides an extensive list of advertisers.
Durban Central Activities
Durban is a hive of activity all year round with the city offering a range of activities to suit everyone. Those who enjoy sports will not find a more perfect area, play golf on your choice of inland greens or play overlooking the ocean or set off for the beach with a collection of sand and sea based activities, be it surfing, swimming in the warm waters or kite-surfing off some amazing waves.
Some major attractions:
- Fun World Amusement Park
- uShaka Marine World
- Suncoast and Sibaya Casions
- The Gateway shopping centre