Durban City

A half day Durban City tour introduces visitors to a vibrant, ethnically diverse city with a fascinating history. Durban offers a rich mix of cultures and cuisine, some of the world's best beaches, and great weather all-year-round. It is one of South Africa's major cities, and is the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal. Scroll down for full details.

Where do we go?

• The Durban Port

The Port of Durban is rich with history, culture, and activity. It is the harbour that put Durban on the map since it's believed to be where Vasco da Gama named the place Natal in honour of nativity, back in the late 1400's. Strategically situated, Durban is the busiest port in the country and has become a major hub on the east coast of Africa.

• The Golden Mile

Durban's Iconic Beach Front – South Africans and tourists alike know that Durban's warm beaches with their golden sea sand are an all year round treasure. The golden mile is a vibrant, diverse and true Durban experience that offers the best of surfing, swimming, fishing and more.

• KwaMuhle Museum

Walk through the hallways of the KwaMuhle Museum, a building whose walls tell the story of Durban's past. This is the old "Native Affairs" building which has been transformed into a museum that tells the story of the old system through exhibitions and sculptures.

• Victoria Street Markets

A walk through these vibrant stalls of Durban's oldest market is a bustling and cultural experience not to be missed. The Victoria Street Markets are a showcase of Durban's diverse cultural mix in its clothing, meat, spice, and traditional medicine markets.

• Durban Botanical Gardens

The Durban Botanical Gardens is home to one of the rarest trees in the world, the Wood's Cycad. Among its features, the gardens have a diverse collection of tropical and indigenous orchids. Established in 1849, Durban's Botanical Gardens is the oldest surviving botanical garden in Africa.

• A local hotspot for a Bunny Chow Lunch

Experience a traditional Durban Indian dish consisting of a curry in a bread bowl.

Is this the tour for me?

  • Yes, I want a Holistic view of Durban in a short space of time (If you have more than half a day – check out our other options or talk to us!)
  • Yes, I'm interested in Local Culture
  • Yes, I'm interested in Local History
  • I don't want to spend long periods in a vehicle
  • And / Or: I booked longer tours, and have additional time to get a well-rounded view of Durban culture

What did others say?

"I can't say enough good things about our guide and all of our experiences in Durban.
He is like your best friend who is also a fun professor with passes into every crevice of Durban.
We got beauty, wisdom, great food, history, culture and relaxation."

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What's included in the tour package?

  • Pick up and drop off within the Durban metro area
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Local snacks
  • Lunch
    • Traditional Durban bunny chow (Durban Indian dish – curry in a bread bowl)
  • Fully attending experienced tour guide

How long will we need?

  • 5 hours

So when can we leave?

We look forward to our pre-planning chat, so we can build in your preferences and requirements into your itinerary.

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