Discover the highlights of Durban with our handy guide...
No idea where to start in Durban? There's much to see and do for first-time visitors, so follow our short guide to begin your explorations.
Top five attractions
Muthi - traditional Zulu medicine - requires a variety of unusual ingredients. Tourists are welcomed at this fascinating market, which is not for the faint-hearted. Parts of dead animals are on sale, as well as all kinds of natural products that make up the lotions and potions. There are also plenty of souvenirs and trinkets for sale.
The Campbell Collections
In the leafy suburb of Berea is Muckleneuk, former home of the wealthy Campbell family and now a collection of museums that show off pieces such as furniture, Zulu arts, paintings and information on the region.
uShaka Marine World
This huge theme park on the beachfront is home to the Sea World aquarium, the Wet 'n Wild waterpark, a beach and the Village Walk, where you'll find shops and restaurants. There is much fun to be had here over a few days.
Moses Mabhida Stadium
One of the host stadiums for the 2010 World Cup, this is much more than an impressive sports venue. You can take the SkyCar to the top of the arch, swing into the stadium (yes, really) or tour by Segway.
Phezulu Safari Park
Less than 45 minutes from the city, in the Valley of a 1000 Hills, is this pleasant park where you can see zebras, giraffes, crocodiles, snakes and a variety of other animals and reptiles. There are also cultural shows and workshops.