Durban, South Africa


Durban is a city of rich cultural diversity, as the population here is extremely multi-national. The cultural influences from many destinations form together to create a unique atmosphere and a charming port of call to visit. The city of Durban is the third largest in the country and boasts a superb climate, where guests have the pleasure of enjoying the beautiful sunshine of a subtropical paradise. All year round Durban benefits from great weather so whenever you visit you can expect the sun to be shining.

One of the most attractive features of Durban is the incredible beaches here. The beach settings really are fantastic and perfect for lazing the day away in blissful tranquillity. There are though, many outdoor activities available here and passengers often comment about the range of choice being excellent. Water sports enthusiasts will love the conditions for canoeing, surfing, diving, snorkelling and sailing. Should you prefer to stay on land then take a cycling tour of the area or even a hike to experience the some of the spectacular views? There’s even the chance to practice your swing here for an exceptional round of golf with an array of impressive courses.

Staying within Durban, the Seaworld attraction is great for couples and families alike. Experience dolphin shows and a whole host of outstanding sea creatures. Should you prefer to head further afield then the options for taking an excursion are enhanced even more. There is so much to see and do here, you’ll struggle to fit it all in. Choose wisely and make the most of your time in this exceptional city. One of the most unique and exhilarating tour options with cruise lines visiting here is the Valley of a Thousand Hills to witness an authentic tribal experience at an amazing recreated Zulu village. Hear the sound of the Zulu drum and soak up the awe inspiring atmosphere of the Zulu tribes. Phezulu is the Zulu village is an absolute must for guest looking to see something truly special. This tour provides a great African experience and the chance to see some of the most spirited and enchanting people imaginable. From Zulu dress to dancing, this excursion is a day to remember.

Another option for an excursion heading away from the city is the superb Tala Game Reserve and the chance to enjoy a day of sightseeing amongst fascinating wildlife. The reserve spans over 7,000 acres and houses animals such as rhino, hippo and even giraffe’s.

The landscape here is certainly impressive and the Botanical Gardens are often a big hit with tourists visiting the area. Here you’ll find a fabulous variety of local flora to enjoy. In the city centre itself, there is much to be seen. The Victoria Embankment is beautiful and Old Market Square is a great location to stop and soak up the atmosphere. The Market Square represents Belfast’s City Hall. Other iconic locations include the Natural History Museum, the Juma Mosque, Vasco Da Gama Clock and the magnificent Moses Mabhida Stadium. All great photo opportunities and a brilliant collection of structures to admire.

Durban is a fascinating port of call and an excellent destination to experience a great day’s adventure. Explore the surrounding areas or watch the world go by at the beach, cruising into Durban is a wonderful experience.


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