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Burman Bush Nature Reserve is a small park (about 120 acres) which enjoys interesting coastal vegetation and is crossed by three, well marked trails. A visitors' center and interesting map help to explain the special characteristics of the reserve and the preservation work it has been, and is, carrying out. There are picnic spots dotted around the park, making it an ideal way to spend a day. The parking area is secured. Within easy reach of the city center this makes a nice day or half day outing. Call for more information.
The Khangela Brewery is a branch of the majestic chain of United National Breweries, renowned for its production of traditional Sorghum beer called Umqombothi in South Africa. Their famed branded beer called iJuba has acquired a special place in the hearts of many, due to its distinct taste. The brewery also hosts guided tours, which are available from Tuesday through Thursday. Beer and snacks can be arranged for after the tour, upon request.
The Umgeni River Bird Park is one of the finest bird parks in the world, with a spectacular collection of over 3,000 exotic and indigenous birds. A network of paths gives you a fine place to see lories, cockatoos and aras. It is set on the Umgeni River, which is at the edge of Durban city, close to the river mouth. There is a daily show which is highly recommended and an excellent way to see the birds in flight.
Take a break from the concrete jungles that our urban cities are, and spend a day at the Japanese Gardens. The park is filled with beautiful trees, shrubs and little ponds which contain water flowers and other features. A day spent here with your family or loved ones will help you relax and unwind from the monotony and routine that stresses you out and help you just live in the moment for a while.
Whether it's something romantic, a comedy, an action-thriller, horror movie, or any other genre, catch the latest new release movies at Nu Metro. With over 27 locations in South Africa, Nu Metro is one of the biggest movie theater houses of all of South Africa. This Pavilion location also includes 3D cinema-screenings.
The African Queen Yacht is the largest and the most famous commercial mono hull yacht operating out of Durban Harbour. It is a very seaworthy 56 foot traditional sailing vessel weighing 25 tons. It has two keels for maximum stability, a top speed of 10 knots under full sail and under engine power. The vessel has been sailed all over the Indian Ocean. The vessel has a full inventory of safety equipment; RADAR, VHF radios, two life rafts, an Emergency Position Indicator Beacon and GPS. At sea the vessel is in direct contact with the Port of Durban. Visit website for more details.