Located between Botha's Hill and Drummond, Phezulu Safari Park is highly recommended. It lies on the ridge overlooking the Valley of 1,000 hills. There is a good curio shop on site and two restaurants; try a four-wheel trip into the Valley of hills. The main attractions, however, are the interesting tour of the crocodile farm and the Zulu village and dancing show. There is also an animal farm and children's playground.
A jewel of the holiday village Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga beach boasts rolling stretches of sand which embrace its resplendent waters. One of the many beaches on the tranquil Umhlanga Coast, it is a picture-perfect getaway teeming with tourists and locals looking for some time away from the bustle of the city. This beach is an ideal destination for some swim and surf, or to simply luxuriate in the South African sun, thanks to its gleaming golden sands. Dotted along its coastline are myriad beachfront resorts and restaurants, and the famed Umhlanga Lighthouse is only minutes away from the beach. Due to its active endeavors in promoting environmental awareness, Umhlanga Beach has bagged the international Blue Flag status.
Sandy coasts and tinkling turquoise waters coalesce into a picturesque beach in Umdloti, catching the fancy of locals and tourists alike. Umdloti beach enables safe swimming alongside various other beach sports, boasting a natural rock pool and a tidal pool. Skirted by expansive sugarcane fields, this beach is also popular for water sports like snorkeling and surfing . Along the beachfront are a number of restaurants where one can grab a bite after a long day at the beach. Schools of dolphins can be seen swimming in the mornings and whales can be spotted from the shore from July to November.
Unprecedented scenery and adventure await at the towering Inanda Mountain, one of Durban's best. Spectacularly overlooking the Inanda Dam, this mountain is a hive of activities like eco-trails, mountain biking and rock climbing. A hike up this majestic mount reveals a trove of gorges and cliffs interlaced with cascades that graciously plunge into the shores of the dam. Perched on the mountain is a bird watching site teeming with motley species, which only beguiles further. Along with being a striking natural phenomenon, this site can also prove to be culturally enriching as you can hike to the antiquated prayer cave and the Shembe Churches' Pilgrimage Village.
African Kingdom Tours specializes in day and overnight tours including the Hluhluwe Game Park and St. Lucia tour and the Lesotho Via Sani Pass tour, which includes transportation via 4x4 and a trip to the highest pub in Africa. Longer tours include a three day trip in the Drakensburg Mountains. For those who are traveling through, several one-direction tours are also available. All tours include transportation and some food.
Kloof is the elite suburb of Durban, and lies on the western side of the city, easily reached by the N3 freeway. This large nature reserve is one of 20 in the city and lies to either side of the Molweni river. You will find a magnificent 20Km nature trail with fantastic views of the Krantzkloof gorge. There are three waterfalls, one of which is 90m tall, and two picnic sites available to visitors for the day. Nature reserves are a safe environment in which to explore the rich African wildlife.
Offering both daylong and overnight tours of a variety of locations throughout South Africa, 1st Zulu Safaris has something for everyone. From deep sea fishing, to bungee jumping, to safaris, to cultural education, they can arrange for most any itinerary. City tours are also available for those more interested in South Africa's vibrant city life, or combine the beauty of nature and the excitement of the city into one extended tour to see it all! The company also has two satellite offices at the La Montagne Hotel and on West Street on Durban's Golden Mile.
Tame the waves or simply get carried away by roaring water at the Wave House. This popular tourist destination features artificial wave pool, sports arena, skating park and so forth. Apart from the exciting and adventurous activities, it also hosts concerts and other entertaining events. Truly, Wave House is an ideal option to spend a fun and exciting day with friends. Call for details.
The Skate Park is a skateboarding arena located in the Military Museum on the beachfront. This is the place to come if you are a skateboarding enthusiast and are tired of contending with the traffic and pedestrians on the public roads. The minimum age for boarders is 6 years old, though if you are anything more than about 25 you are likely to feel a little out of it. There is a skate shop that sells boards, shoes, clothing, skating videos and other miscellaneous skating paraphernalia (the most intriguing of which is a set of false teeth which, once inserted in your mouth gives you a 'just-eaten-marmite' look). Entrance costs R10 per day during the week or R8 per session at the weekends. A session runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and then from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.