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.
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.
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.
Built with what is described as a Miami South Beach Art Deco Style, the Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World sits on 26 hectares(64 acres) of beachfront adjoining Durban's famous Golden Mile. An entertainment haven for shoppers, gamblers, and those looking to be entertained alike, this is the largest casino in Durban with over 1,250 slot machines and 500 card tables, as well as 18 restaurants and 20 retailers. For those who want everything during their trip to Durban, from pristine beaches to late-night action, this may be the best bet to get it all in one place. A variety of activities for children are also available, including daycare for ages 3-6 and the Magic Company video arcade.
One of Durban's most attractive areas, Florida Road is where nightlife thrives alongside myriad shopping establishments. Dotted with restaurants that offer a riot of cuisines, this street will win you over with its pleasant bustle and upbeat vibe. It can be safely dubbed a retail paradise, owing to the number of varied fashion boutiques it houses and is also home to some extremely charming buildings like the Quarters Hotel - an erstwhile Victorian home. A heaven for art lovers too, this street is further peppered with establishments like Artisan Contemporary Gallery and African Art Centre. In addition, entertainment venues like Casablanca and brimming bars breathe life into its sprawl.
Established in 1994, the Durban International Convention Centre is one of the best and biggest convention centers in the country. Opened by legendary president Nelson Mandela, the center has played host to many significant national and international events. It comprises an exhibition center, meeting spaces, a sports arena, and convention spaces. The International AIDS Conference 2000, FIFA World Cup draw 2010, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 1999, and COP17 2011 are some of the past events that have been held here. Garnered with lavish accolades owing to its excellent facilities, the convention center has won many prestigious awards like the Africa's Leading Meetings and Conference Centre by World Travel Awards, International Association of Congress Centres's World's Top 15 Congress Centres, and a five star grade by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
One of South Africa's most famous courses,Greyville Race Course runs around the Royal Durban Golf Course. If you are in Durban in July the Rothman's Durban Handicap is the social event of the year, with all of the cream of South African society turning out in their glad- rags for the occasion. Races are held three times a week. If you are an avid enthusiast, a guided tour, including lunch at the restaurant, is available on request, taking you through the courses rich history and reliving past dramas. Dress smart-casual.
Ster-Kinekor Musgrave is located in the Musgrave Shopping Centre. It is in the leafy suburb of Musgrave, a few minutes drive from the city centre. It is run by the large Ster Kinekor Corporation, with over 10 screens and shows mainstream films. There is a counter where you can buy pop-corn and refreshments. Viewing times are subject to change dependent on film running times. Details of current screenings can be found on their website.