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This stadium, named after the former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party, was constructed in the Durban sports precinct for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Its unique design allows it to both expand to 80,000-person capacity and reduce to hold 54,000 people. The modern structure includes a large arch which symbolizes the country's struggles and unification.
The Mitchell Park Zoo was initially set to be an ostrich farm, but when the plan didn't work, it was later turned into a vibrant zoo. An extensive collection of exotic birds, tropical fish, small animals and reptiles are housed in this pleasing setting. There are also spacious lawns for picnics. Easily accessed from the far end of Musgrave road.
uShaka Sea World is a world of wonder and magic. This outstanding shipwreck-themed aquarium is linked to the dolphinarium where delightful dolphin, seal and penguin shows take place throughout the day. There's also a snorkeling lagoon and a touch pool. Scuba divers feed fish, giant turtles and stingrays by hand, and the sharks are awe-inspiring. Sea World is run by SAAMBR (The South African Association for Marine Biological Research), a non-government, non-profit association that also incorporates the Sea World Education Centre and the Oceanographic Research Institute.
Originally set up to bring art and local crafts from the townships and squatter camps into the centre of town. This is a non-profit making centre that acts as a sales outlet for the work of rural artisans. A unique shop and gallery, the centre sells original and authentic, traditional and modern Zulu and Xhosa artifacts, beadwork, dolls, baskets, fine art drawings, paintings, graphics, sculpture and much more. The store will ship purchases overseas.
The Natal Sharks rugby team have had many successes over the years in national (Currie Cup) and international competitions (Super 12). The Kings Park Stadium, also known as ABSA Stadium, is their home ground. The season is held during the winter, beginning with the Super 12 in about April, followed by the domestic championships and the Curry Cup, mid-year. Wear black and white to show support, beware if you don't. There is 'the Shark Cage' shop of memorabilia at the stadium, also serving Springbok merchandise. The stadium is just north of Old Fort road, between N.M.R. and Umgeni roads.
Distillery 031, situated in the heart of Morningside, is a bar and distillery producing all natural rum, gin, vodka and absinthe in small batches. The interior of this restobar is cozy with long and comfortable wooden benches kept across the dining space. Chandeliers covered in leaves, with few bulbs hanging from it is unique and makes a nice addition to the decor. The friendly service here will make you feel comfortable, welcomed and right at home. Distillery 031 also organizes daily guided tours for groups. During the course of the tour, a professional and experienced staff will show you around and explain to you all the distilling process and even let you taste few of their beverages at the end of the tour. Do not forget to buy a bottle of their craft spirit from the in-house store to take home with you.