Top 10 Activities near Durban Beachfront.

Durban Beachfront is synonymous with, among other things, sunshine, good vibes and the beauty of the Indian Ocean mixed with perfect stretches of  coastline… But it’s also a hive of activity and fun, just waiting to be untapped!

Here are the top activities to enjoy in and around Durban Beachfront:

#1 Stroll along the Durban Beachfront

Now, when in Durban, make like the Durbanites and get strutting, cycling or jogging along the Durban Beachfront Promenade…

Spanning some six kilometres, and edged by constant, tempting stretches of beach, the promenade is perfect for a leisurely walk, sunset stroll or easy beach access – and happily, it is lined with ample parking spaces!

So, whether you want to take in the scenery, soak up some fresh air or see the city on foot – it’s perfect for all three!

Contact: (031) 322 4164

Website: www.nightjartravel.com

Address: Durban Beachfront Promenade, Durban Beachfront, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#2 Surfs up at Dairy Beach

Not only is Dairy Beach – which forms part of Durban’s enviable Golden Mile – edged by buzzing restaurants and retail shops, but it’s also a really great place to catch some surf!

In addition to this, it’s a popular spot among sunbathers and swimmers – so whether you plan to be in on the surf action or simply want to sit in the sun and enjoy the wave entertainment, Dairy Beach is the place to go.

There are normally life guards on duty, so you can enjoy the waters without any unnecessary unease.

Contact: (031) 322 4164

Website: www.southafrica.com

Address: Dairy Beach, Durban Beachfront, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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#3 Head to Bay of Plenty Beach

Another gorgeous Golden Mile beach is Bay of Plenty… This stunner is situated at the heart of the Durban beachfront and is known for playing host to many international surfing and beach volleyball tournaments.

What’s more, it’s known for having consistent surf, making it yet another worthy spot for surfing, while rock pools and golden sands can keep both young and old entertained for hours on end!

All round, Bay of Plenty is a (beach) winner – so be sure to check it out when you’re near Durban’s beachfront.

Contact: (031) 322 4164

Website: www.southafrica.com

Address: Bay of Plenty Beach, Durban Beachfront, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#4 Explore Durban Habour

Few places in Durban are as iconic or famous as Durban Harbour. Not only is it a timeless tourist attraction and a constant hive of activity for obvious reasons, but it is also home to Africa’s biggest container terminal.

And, aside from the opportunity to bear witness to a host of harbour activities, Durban Harbour offers visitors a few ferry and cruise trips, which only adds another fun element to it!

Contact: (031) 322 4164

Website: visitdurban.travel

Address: Durban Harbour, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#5 Browse the I Heart Market

On the first Saturday of every month, this vibrant market takes place in the stunning Moses Mabhida Stadium. So, while it is not located right at Durban Beachfront, it is certainly worth popping by if you’re close by!

It brings together crafts, fashion, food and local design, creating a fun and safe space for families, friends and city visitors alike to enjoy together.

Note: The market runs from 9:00 am – 14:00 pm.

Contact: info@iheartmkt.com

Website: www.iheartmarket.com

Address: I Heart Market, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#6 Visit Mini Town

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If you want to feel ten feet tall, there’s no better place to go than to Mini Town. This mini city – in a city – is a fun place for young and old to enjoy exploring.

Immerse yourself in buildings that scarcely reach knee height and enjoy feeling like a proper giant! It’s an iconic part of Durban’s beachfront, so don’t miss popping by.

Note: There is a set entry fee for adults, children, teachers and student groups, and Mini Town is open Monday to Sunday, 09:30 am – 16:30 pm.

Contact: (031) 337 7892

Website: www.kznkids.co.za/listing/mini-town

Address: Mini Town, Durban Beachfront, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#7 Be amazed at uShaka Marine World

As one of South Africa’s most beloved theme parks, uShaka Marine World is an unmissable experience for anyone visiting sunny Durban.

It’s arguably one of the hottest attractions along the Golden Mile, offering a fun, clean and safe environment for the whole family!

Enjoy day activities like Sea World and uShaka Beach, or be wowed by the nighttime festivities – either way, uShaka is hard to beat!

Contact: (031) 328 8000

Website: www.ushakamarineworld.co.za

Address: uShaka Marine World, 1 King Shaka Avenue, Point,
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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#8 Don’t miss North Beach

Durban’s North Beach is a major attraction for surfing and body boarding – and because it’s yet another Golden Mile beach, the views aren’t half bad either!

Nearby, you will also find a snazzy boardwalk, as well as plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, so make the most of things by spending a day at North Beach.

Contact: (031) 322 4164

Website: visitdurban.travel

Address: North Beach, Durban Beachfront, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#9 Catch a rickshaw ride

Riding a rickshaw along the beach front is an unforgettable way to experience Durban.

What originally started as a means for providing a rich sugar magnate’s wife with comfortable transportation, has, over time, become rather a staple and a pretty normal sight in Durban.

While there are a host of different rickshaw pullers to choose from, each service provider has their own flair and is sure to make you feel quite kingly!

Contact: (031) 322 4164

Website: visitdurban.travel

Address: Durban Beachfront, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#10 Play mermaid at South Beach

If Durban’s North Beach is for the surfers and water sports enthusiasts -then there can be no question that South Beach is one for the swimmers among us!

This beach is considered a swimmers’ paradise… So even if none of Durban’s other beaches tempt you into the water, you can bet that this one will!

As a bonus, it lies a stone’s throw from Durban’s revamped Point area, where office spaces, apartments and shops reign.

Contact: (031) 322 4164

Website: visitdurban.travel

Address: South Beach, Durban Beachfront, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

These are just some of the hottest and most popular activities in and around the beautiful Durban Beachfront – but be sure to check them all out!