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Oslo Beach, Umdloti Beach, Morningside, Durban North, Durban Beachfront, Cathedral Peak, Durban Central, Champagne castle, Westville, Hillcrest, Kloof, Lake Jozini, La Lucia, Chaka's Rock, Midlands, Berea, Glenwood, Kosi Bay, Glen Ashley, Durban
Tranquility. I was mainly in the City centre.
With a stretch of resplendent beach that extends for miles, the suburban area of Bluff consists of several smaller suburbs on the southern shores of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal Province. The suburbs are built on an ancient coastal dune system that ends at a promontory, an easily visible landmark for ships entering the harbour. The Bluff is the southern quay of Durban’s port entrance.
The Bluff is mostly plush residential homes and a yacht basin along with some industry interspersed and a naval base on Salisbury Island.
Holidaymakers are lured to the Bluff for the wide expansive beaches, warm sea and beachfront activities, and dolphin schools regularly swim close to shore. The Bluff is also within close proximity of the vibrant city centre, and the chilled Berea suburbs where the café society hang out.
Top 8 reasons to visit the Bluff
1. The Bluff has 3 exceptional swimming beaches; Garvies, Ansteys and Brighton Beach. The uShaka Beach nearby is a Blue Flag appointed beach. The large swells at Cave Rock make for good surfing, however, there is a shallow reef to avoid.
2. The gigantic uShaka Marine World theme park promises unending family fun. A TripAdvisor multi-award winner, the park has shark diving, a water park, dolphin and seal stadiums, a penguin rookery, restaurants, the list goes on…
3. Dress up for an outing at the races. The Greyville Racecourse holds horse race meetings twice weekly and the Friday evening night races are popular for the market-style meals and drinks on offer while enjoying the races.
4. The BAT Centre on the Esplanade features DJs and jazz musicians, drum circles and African art – a diverse mix of art forms worth experiencing.
5. You can take the self-guided walk through the 45ha Bluff Nature Reserve in the centre of the Wentworth suburb. The reserve has a pan, bird hides and several small mammals roaming the area... Show more
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