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    Tourists Guide To Durban & General Information

    Durban is a large coastal city on the east coast of South Africa, and has one of the busiest harbours in the World. It is a well-known tourist destination, and has countless attractions to please everyone.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Durban

    Durban, in the South African Province of Kwazulu Natal, was established in the early 1820’s as an important trade post, and has a rich history.

    What You Need To Know About Durban

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Durban.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Durban?

    Durban has a stable climate, but it can be unbearably hot and humid between October and March. The Winter months of June, July and August are generally warmer and more bearable.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Durban?

    Depending on your age, and what Country you reside in will determine whether or not you need a Visa to visit Durban. The South African Government are in the process of enforcing a Visa for foreign travellers.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Durban?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Durban will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Durban?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Durban in South Africa. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit. Certain areas of the Province fall under a Malaria area, so Malaria medication should be taken if you travelling to the numerous game reserves and parks.

    Transport & How To Get Around Durban?

    Durban has an international airport based at Ballito known as King Shaka International. You can get around the city easily by using taxis, mini buses or rental cars. Cars can be rented at various outlets around the City, but is best done at the airport.

    Attractions and places to visit in Durban

    Durban is the largest city in the KwaZulu-Natal province. This city is also rated the second most important manufacturing hub apart from Johannesburg. This city welcomes tourisms and mostly receives visitors from the Gauteng Province.

    Where to go when visiting Durban?

    Durban is a busy active city with a variety of races who are warm and friendly people. Durban beaches would be the best place to start your trip when visiting Durban. The warm humid subtropical climate certainly creates a great reason for spending the day at the beaches such as the North beach, Margate beach, Ramsgate beach, Umhlanga Rocks and there are many more, some of these blue flag beaches will surely entertain you and your family or even single persons looking to get out in the sun and relax a little.

    For all the nature and animal lovers there are some outstanding places to make sure you visit all of them, as you will not be disappointed. Places such as the Umgeni River Bird Park and the Mitchell Park Zoo, which is the only zoo in Durban, will surely provide you with numerous opportunities to get out and experience some of the spectacular wild life in South Africa. Another lovely place to visit is the Botanical Gardens in Durban where you will be surrounded by luscious greenery and lovely views all year round.

    To fully experience the marine life in Durban you have to visit the uShaka Marine world for an experience of a lift-time, as you will see and experience things in this theme park like never before, suitable for almost everyone you will absolutely love this tourist attraction. For all the ‘shopaholic’s’ and adventurists who love to be entertained and awed by outstanding malls and entertainment center’s be sure to make a stop at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping which sees well over 2 million visitors walk through the doors each month, as well as Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World.

    How old is the City of Durban?

    Evidence shows that Durban has been inhabited since 100 000 BC.

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