Durban Adventures

Durban Adventures and Things To Do. Durban integrates the commercial vibe of Johannesburg with the seaside lifestyle of Cape Town in a climate that’s beach-hot every day. It’s a destination for the fun-loving adventurer who likes to keep busy or a family with kids to entertain. South Africans love holidaying here, so if you want to experience the real deal, this is the place. There’s a spicy mix of cultures in Durban that gives it a tangible soul. It’s the busiest port in Africa and the…

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Durban Adventures and Things To Do. Durban integrates the commercial vibe of Johannesburg with the seaside lifestyle of Cape Town in a climate that’s beach-hot every day. It’s a destination for the fun-loving adventurer who likes to keep busy or a family with kids to entertain. South Africans love holidaying here, so if you want to experience the real deal, this is the place. There’s a spicy mix of cultures in Durban that gives it a tangible soul. It’s the busiest port in Africa and the energy of that status pumps through the city.

The iconic Golden Mile, a wide promenade running some 7-kilometers above the golden beaches, piers and other tourist attractions, is how metropolitan Durban greets the Indian Ocean. It’s bookended by two of the city’s top attractions; Ushaka Marine World and the Moses Mabhida Stadium. The buzz of this stretch of coastline begins at about 6am when surfers rise from the darkness and hit the water. Then it’s joggers and dog walkers, cyclists, Segway tours and rickshaws. The aroma of coffee, suntan lotion and curry mingle with the salty smell of the ocean. Your day in Durban has begun.

With the Golden Mile as your base, you could be busy for days. Engaging walking tours, surf schools, sight-seeing cycle trips, boat trips and diving with sharks, are all in walking distance. A short drive to the launch site, and you can rise above the city and her handsome shoreline in a helicopter.

Powered by fun, bounce out of Durban and head for the hills. A thousand of them, literally. Magnetic in their soft rolling emerald greenness The Valley of a Thousand Hills offers adventure in nature close to the city. If you are using Durban as a springboard for the magnificent Drakensberg, just make sure you give yourself some time to explore in flip-flops before you put on your hiking boots.

Durban Adventures

Abseiling

Two hours south of Durban is the spectacular Oribi Gorge -  a place of cliffs, waterfalls, forests and hiking trails. Where there are cliffs, there is sure to be abseiling. Strapped safely into a climbing harness and hanging off a high cliff gives you the most incredible view of the area. Gaze...

Acrobranch

Acrobranch in Durban. Tarzan swings, walkways, acrobungy, and zip lines are some of the challenges that await you on an Acrobranch Adventure.

Aquarium Diving

An aquarium dive in Durban’s state-of-the-art uShaka Marine World is most definitely worthy of being included on the bucket list of any adrenalin junkie or just someone who would like to experience the incredible feeling of being surrounded by the remarkable animals of the underwater...

Beach Horse Rides

One of the most amazing things about towns in South Africa is that you are never far from an adventure surrounded by the most incredible natural beauty. Spend a morning on a Beach Horse Ride in Durban and you will know exactly what we are talking about! Feel the wind in your hair as you canter down...

Boat Charters

Boat Charters in Durban, South Africa. Boat charters are not the exclusive domain of the rich and famous. Feel like a celebrity when you lounge on the trampoline of a 58-foot catamaran sipping a margarita. Experience Durban as you've never seen it before. Cruise the harbour or head out into the...

Boat Trips

Boat Trips in Durban, South Africa. Whether you fancy a comfortable scenic trip around Durban Bay on a luxury sailing cruise, a fishing charter trip, or you want to head out into the waves looking at whales and dolphins, you will find a boat trip to suit your needs. Adventure, fun, scenery or just...

Canoeing

Although canoeing and kayaking seem like the same thing, the sports differ considerably. When canoeing, the paddler either kneels at the bottom of the boat or sits on a raised seat. They use a paddle with a single blade on one end. Picture traditional dugout canoes as made by many indigenous groups...

Canopy Tours

Canopy Tours in Durban. If you like zip line or hiking through the forest then you will love this new twist on an old favourite: treetop canopy tours are the...

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay Pigeon Shooting in Durban. Who doesn’t remember trying to throw a stone at a target, or bounce a pebble across water?  Trying to hit a target is a basic instinct probably inbuilt from our days of having to find our own food and shooting at an inanimate object can be quite addictive....

Cycle Tours

Cycle Tours in Durban, South Africa. Cycle through the city of Durban on an escorted bicycle tour. You take in various sights, learn the history of this - KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest city - and get a bit of exercise into the bargain. Cycle tours are fully guided on funky retro cruiser bikes and...

Deep Sea Fishing

When you are next in Durban on pleasure or business, why not take a break and head out into the Indian Ocean for some great sun-tropical deep sea fishing.  Durban is a safe and easy harbour to launch from to get out to the where the big fish are.  Deep sea fishing from Durban also offers some...

Foil Surfing

Foil surfing in Durban, South Africa. Where’s the best place to learn how to foil surf or kiteboard in South Africa? At one of Durban’s leading kitesurfing schools- Fruitloops. Fruitloops have developed highly effective teaching methods that fast-forward your learning process. Foil surfing...

Gondola Rides

Durbs, as it has long been affectionately referred to in South Africa, is a swirl of colour and coolness and golden beaches.The best place to experience the rich flavours of this vibrant Indian Ocean city is to walk, run, rickshaw ride or roller-skate (or use any non-motorised form of transport you...

Gorge Swing

Doing a gorge swing feels less daunting than bungee jumping but is no less daring. In its favour, gorge swingers are secured upright in a full-body harness and are not bound by the feet ankles. A gorge swing is like a being on a giant playground swing - only you start from the top of the swing and accelerate...

Guided walking Tours

Guided walking tours in Durban: Even before the first European settlers arrived and then founded the settlement of 'Port Natal' in 1824, the Durban area had been inhabited for thousands of years. This harbour city has a colourful history with Zulu, Indian and British influence on the culture,...

Helicopter Flights

There is just no better view than the breath-taking vistas that open up before you on a helicopter Flight from The City of Durban!  A helicopter flight truly is the best way to experience the Durban Coastline and the beautiful Valley of a Thousand Hills. After feeling like you could touch the sky...

Horse Riding

From romantic beach horse rides at sunset and champagne-breakfast rides to trails that meander through sugarcane fields and coastal forests, the Durban region has a wide variety of settings for enjoyable out rides. Trails range from one to a few hours long and are tailored to your skill level and experience....

Hot-Air Ballooning

Durban Hot-Air Ballooning - Balloon Rides. There are multiple hot air balloon launch-sites near Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal. You can choose your backdrop from the jagged peaks of the Drakensberg to the bucolic hills of the Midlands. You can even do a balloon safari over a game park. All options will be...

Kite Surfing

Kitesurfing is an exciting sport that sees a large power kite paired with a surfboard for an all-action wave-riding experience. Kitesurfing is an entertaining spectator sport as kitesurfers surf and jump waves. If you're keen to try kitesurfing, head to Ballito - a coastal town about 40-kilometres...

Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding, like kitesurfing, pairs a power kite with a board for extreme-sport wave fun. Where kitesurfing makes use of a standard surfboard or similar, the kiteboarding board is smaller and more like a wakeboard or small surfboard. This is a dynamic and exciting sport that captivates spectators...

Microlight Flying

Just north of Durban lies Mvoti Airfield close to the Mvoti Ultra City. From here you can depart on scenic microlight flights, up the north coast past Ballito as far as the Tugela mouth on a nice day.  For those of you who have never flown in a microlight, here is an activity that you must certainly...

Motorcycle Tours

Whether you’re a hard-core off-road biker, canyon carver or just enjoy sightseeing from a pillion, you will find a motorcycle tour to suit your preference. With its pleasant sub-tropical climate Durban is an ideal motorcycling destination. Tours cater for a broad range of biking skill from beginner...

Ocean Floor Walking

Ocean Floor Walking in Durban, South Africa. Walk on the bottom of the ocean - well of the uShaka Marine World Aquarium, which is an ocean in miniature. You don’t need any dive qualifications. With the specially adapted Oceanwalker, anyone can walk underwater among the denizens of the deep - sharks,...

Paragliding

Paragliding from The Bluff in Durban, South Africa. For a passionate love affair with the blue skies of Durban, join our operators on a Paragliding Adventure. Start out with a tandem flight where experienced instructors will guide in some of South Africa’s best flying sites. Smooth ridge conditions...

Quad Biking

Close to the city of Durban you can do an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) or quad bike tour. Rumble your way through bush, dunes and farmlands and also get to see some fabulous animals on a small game farm. All trips are guided and all equipment supplied.

Rap Jumping

Make like a Marine and run face forward down a vertical face. This is rap jumping, a sport that sees your strapped into a full-body harness for a controlled descent down a cliff, building or other man-made structures. The name 'rap jumping' is deceiving because you don't actually jump. Rather,...

River Rafting

River rafting in Durban, South Africa. River rafting is a classic adventure activity and there are several navigable rivers near Durban. Most operators are based on the Umkomaas River which is conveniently located between Durban and Pietermaritzburg and provides conditions for some of the best white...

Rock Climbing

If your week nights are spent climbing in the indoor climbing gym, get your hands on rock over the weekends. There are a number of high-quality sandstone faces for excellent rock climbing within 30-minutes of the city of Durban.  The rock formations of the Shongweni Dam and Game Reserve make for...

Rope Course

If you’re looking for an adventure centrally located in Durban, a chance to get the kids away from their screens, a way to get the energy and adrenalin going for the whole family without actually putting their lives in danger, then this is for you. Rope courses are no longer about climbing a cargo...

Scenic Flights

For a different perspective on Durban, take a scenic flight and rise up out of the busyness of the city to see the yellow sands of the famous Golden Mile beach from above and the spectacular coastline beyond. Or leave the greys of the city-scape and head in the direction of the Valley of a 1000 hills...

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving in Durban, South Africa. As well as a fabulous and fun dive at uShaka Marine World Aquarium you can do a PADI dive course, learning in nice warm tropical water. Or you could do a dive charter into the bay - or further south to Aliwal Shoal, or north to the coral reefs...

Segway Tours

Start off at the Moses Mabida Stadium, where you explore this KwaZulu-Natal icon before you segue into the rest of the tour and ride your Seqway out of the stadium and down to the Durban beachfront. The Segway is a strange vehicle but it’s a great way to explore Durban’s Golden Mile, taking...

Shark Cage Diving

About 100 species of shark occur off the Southern African coast, some are mysterious and illusive and seldom seen, but many of those that are seen occur around Durban’s South Coast. Durban’s warm and inviting Indian Ocean makes any sea based activity that much more attractive and Shark Cage...

Skydiving

Skydiving in Durban, South Africa. A tandem skydive enables you to experience the exhilaration of free fall with no experience at all. Just outside Durban, you can enjoy this adrenaline-filled adventure with a qualified tandem jumpmaster who will make all the decisions while you exit the plane and enjoy...

Snorkeling

Armed with only a mask, snorkel and fins, you can observe an underwater extravaganza in the tidal pools of Durban's beaches in KwaZulu-Natal.  From Scottburgh to Zinkwazi, these beaches are favoured for easy access to pools at low tide, good underwater visibility and abundant sea life. The...

Swimming with Horses

Imagine riding a horse across an almost deserted beach, the sun reflecting off the shallow water and your horse's hooves flicking up water. A hot day, you stop to rest and take to the refreshing water to cool off. But you're not alone - your horse joins you for a swim in the sea. Reunion beach,...

Teambuilding

Team building in Durban. Browse our range of activities for corporate teams, small business groups, supervisors and managers, family groups, sporting and youth groups, meetings and conferences, year-end functions, and incentives. Or book an activity just for fun. Is your team a little lacklustre...

Zip Line

You won’t hear the words “Are we there yet?” from your kids when you take them on this outing into nature. Zip lining, or as we call it in South Africa, foefie slides, are similar to a flying fox. It’s a cable tour that takes you whizzing over tree canopies or gorges from platform...