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If you’re looking to spend a lot of time in Durban itself, you will not be short of activities and things to do. Durban’s beaches are probably the city’s most popular feature.

Tourist Attractions & Places to visit “Explore Durban”

Durban, in KwaZulu Natal, is a modern city with the Indian Ocean on the East coast of South Africa . It has a large natural harbour, and boasts rolling green hills, with gorgeous scenery and beaches.  Durban has an exquisite coastline with lush tropical climate and vegetation, bordered by gorgeous beaches and warm ocean.

Durban began as a British colonial outpost in 1824 when a contingent of 25 soldiers sailed into the bay. More settlers arrived in 1835 and built the town.  They named it Durban after Sir Ben D’urban,

Durban is a popular Holiday destination for millions of international guests and locals who come to enjoy the sub-tropical climate, warm sea and good weather all year round.

The New York Travel Magazine put it on the list of Top 10 ”Must-See Cities” in 2015.

Things To Do Around Smith’s Cottage

Spend the day lazing on our famous beachfront which boasts piers, restaurants, swimming pools and amusement rides.

DURBAN’S GOLDEN MILE

Take a leisurely walk along the beachfront, one of the Top 7 Wonder Cities of the World, voted from 1200 nominated cities, the only city in Africa

USHAKA MARINE WORLD

Entertainment is non-stop, extending from the daytime operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk

SUNCOAST CASINO

One of Durban’s most exciting and fun-filled destinations, enjoy the perfect mix of sun and sea, and some of the best entertainment right on the Durban beachfront.

UMGENI RIVER BIRD PARK

Within 5 minutes walking distance. It is an old converted quarry, with huge walk through aviaries with thousands of birds, waterfalls and indigenous vegetation.

MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM

This stadium hosts local and international sport matches.  It also has the highest and widest bridge swing in the world which offers a fantastic view of Durban

KWAMUHLE MUSEUM

It’s ironic that a museum documenting the fight against apartheid is the former building where apartheid laws were enforced. Video displays are worth the visit. 

BOTANICAL GARDENS 

There are many cultural flea markets, buildings and historical sites to visit.  Shop for traditional Zulu arts and crafts, and hand-made memorabilia to take home

DURBAN WAVEPARK

Ride Durban’s largest, coolest waterslides, or dodge and chase watery thrills on the splashpad full of surprise. Designed for all ages.

Customers & Guest Testimonials

Smiths Cottage has warm and friendly hosts, would definitely go back. Very clean excellent service. Thank you Keith and Pat.
Cindy Landsberg, 12 August 2019

We had a fabulous weekend at Smith Cottage, everyone was so friendly and welcoming, their rooms were neat, bedding was perfect and we had everything that we needed in the kitchen.

Virginia Vayisi, 26 November 2018
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