Durban city tour
Durban City is a special place to visit! The is a surprising amount of History attached to Durban City, KwaZulu-Natal. The great Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama was the first man to sail past this eastern coastline of South Africa in 1497 on Christmas Day. He aptly named the river which exits the Durban Harbour; Rio De Natal meaning the Christmas river!
It was not until 1823 that the first Europeans actually came onto the land headed by James King from England who was sent to check to see if Vasco Da Gama’s writing were correct that Durban was a natural harbour. It was true excepting a sand bank in the middle of the harbour which is drenched regularly. According to James Kings writings the sand bank contained Hippos, crocodiles and flamingos and in land the Zulus were running around! This must have been a frightening scene for western settlers.
Durban now is a vibrant community and city full of diverse cultures, beautiful beaches, night life, a Revolving restaurant and the stunning warm Indian Ocean.
In Durban we have a favorable climate even in Winter so plenty of Sun and of course the Sea(Indian ocean). Ushaka Marine world on South beach is another attraction to our great city.
Durban had always been used as a trade port between Europe, Africa and Asia. In the past years Ivory and Spices were the big traders but today it is Cars, Sugar and Fruit.
As a holiday destination Durban is one of the best places.
Tours Of Durban City
Experience Durban through the eyes of a local. Visit the oldest standing house in the city, embrace the hustle and bustle of the markets at Warwick Triangle and taste a local lunchtime delicacy, the “bunny chow”.
Set off from the Berea, learning about Durban’s origins and take in the skyline from our favourite lookout point. We then make our way to the commuter’s daily crossroad, Warwick Triangle, indulging our senses in the vibrant diversity of the Victoria, Muti and Early Morning Markets.
Engage with citizens as you explore the arcades that further criss-cross the city, and educate your palate with a true testament of Durban’s Indian culinary heritage- the “bunny chow”. Stretch your legs with a walk around the historic city centre, from City Hall to the inner city gardens and end off the trip with a scenic drive along Durban’s harbour, Africa’s busiest port.
- Pick up (Durban central only) – extra charge for pick ups outside
- Drive past Jameson Park/Mitchell’s Park
- Stop at the Elephant House on the ridge
- Gecko Moon lookout
- Madressa Arcade
- Victoria Street Market
- Markets of Warwick
- Bunny Chow Lunch
- City Hall/Farewell Gardens
- Drive along the harbor
- Drop off (Durban central only) – extra charge for drop offs outside
Duration: 4 to 5 Hours
Includes: Bunny Chow lunch, 500ml water, transport & local guide
Durban City Tour Price – Based on a minimum of 2 Clients R850 per person, Group Rates are available on request.