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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Aquarium
“Ushaka marine world is a 16 hectare theme park situated on Durban's golden mile right next to the warm Indian ocean. The aquarium is the largest in the southern hemisphere, filled with the most fascinating species. The park offers educational and fun seal & dolphin shows every day. Slip on your bathing suit and glide down the wet and wild slides for some exciting fun. If you're hungry, choose from one of the many great restaurants Ushaka has to offer. ”
  • 131 locals recommend
Stadium
“10 to 12 km away - this magnificent world class stadium does not only host soccer, but many other events. It is also the home of the " Big Swing" lots if shops and eateries, and the Virgin Active gym”
  • 100 locals recommend
Casino
“Movie place, restaurants, casino private beach, entertainment & more to see for all ages”
  • 46 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful relaxing gardens plenty beautiful flowers & ancient trees to appreciate restaurants picnicking, it's a free entry & you can stay as long you like”
  • 37 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Situated 1.6km from the property Cinema PicknPay Grocery Shopping Woolworths Food Woolworths clothing”
  • 25 locals recommend
Zoo
“Umgeni River Bird Park features more than 200 species of birds, and some are the only representatives of their kind in Africa. On a network of paths running through lush landscaping and waterfalls, visitors can observe a variety of indigenous species as well as birds from Southeast Asia and Australia, including lories, cockatoos, and aras. One of the highlights of the park is the bird show where visitors can learn about more about the exotic species as they perform”
  • 20 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Ushaka Marine World offers various unforgetable entertainment, Wet and Wild Water World, Driving with the Sharks in the Shark tanks, Dolphine Shows, Lovely restuarants and many more”
  • 28 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“It is a local gallery with some great exhibitions and events, and a good cafe/restaurant (with kids play area as well).”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Beautiful gardens with great play areas for the kids. The small zoo has birds, crocodiles, tortoises, marmosets etc... Blue Zoo Cafe has a pianist on the weekend and serves good food. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Nightlife Spot
“Its the place to be for enjoying sage night lifes, with lots of bars and eateries on this route.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Stadium
“Durban's stunning, Moses Mabhida Stadium hosts a range of different attractions: - View Durban from new heights when you ride the SkyCar up the stadium arch, and onto the viewing platform where you can take in the unparalleled 360º views of Durban and beyond. - The Big Rush Big Swing is the Guinness Book of Records' tallest swing in the world. Jump off the stadium's 220m arc, and soar into the centre of the field. - There's a wide range of Segway Gliding Tours to suit every glider. - Stadium Tours - Adventure Walks up the 500-steps to the top of the stadium arc. - People's Park is a must visit for the kids to run around, and have THE BEST time! - Shopping - Restaurants ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Beautiful located in a courtyard in the heart of Essenwood. Amazing and healthy breakfast and lunches.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants. Boat rides in and out the harbour can be booked here. Great vibe to sit, relax with a cocktail at "Zaks " overlooking the harbour.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Guests always enquire about this place where they could purchase traditional ware”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Delicious food, pastries, coffee and a laid back atmosphere to catch up on work or emails.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great spot on the beach - have a swim in the warm Indian Ocean and then enjoy a delicious meal and drinks.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Beautiful located in a courtyard in the heart of Essenwood. Amazing and healthy breakfast and lunches.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great spot on the beach - have a swim in the warm Indian Ocean and then enjoy a delicious meal and drinks.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious pub-grub & afternoon drinks with a fun and trendy atmosphere in Durban's famed Florida Road.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great spot for a drink before dinner at Cafe 1999. Nothing fancy but always a great vibe and friendly people.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cafe
“scrumptious meals and great coffee, right next to Glenwood bakery. Great pavement vibe. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Amazing views of the Durban harbor and City centre. Enjoy great food, deserts and drinks while taking in the stunning views of our city. Great choice of various game dishes. After your meal visit the roof top bar. A must for your bucket list.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The most delicious ribs and steak. The best baked potatoe in Durban. If you want a spoil this is the spot - i have never been disappointed. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Cool viby place with local live music and comedy shows check out the website for events.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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