Activities / KwaZulu Natal

Adrenalin-Pumping Durbs

Updated Monday, 28 January 2019

Durban is the tourist epicentre of KwaZulu Natal, best known for three things – beaches, year-round summers and hot, hot curries. Being home to some of South Africa’s most magnificent beaches, Durban has always been a hotspot for water sports. However, there is so much more to this bustling city.

Tourists from all over the world that are looking for an adrenalin rush will be well-rewarded in Durbs, where there is simply no end to the variety of things to do and see. After booking in to your hotel in Durban, experience some of these exciting activities that are absolute must for those wanting to feel the thrill of KwaZulu Natal.

Umgeni River canoe trips

Go shark-cage diving with the feared Great White Shark. This hunter has been striking fear into the hearts of bathers and surfers for generations. Once safely within your cage, you are lowered into its natural ocean habitat and get the opportunity to see it up close and personal. Note that, while dangerous, these sharks seldom attack human beings. Fewer than 10 shark attacks across the board of species are recorded globally every year.

The aquarium offers a number of awesome activities that adrenalin-junkies are sure to love. These include ocean floor walking in a tank full of marine animals, including hunters, and snorkelling amongst the residents of the aquarium.

Supping in Durban

SCUBA diving in the warm Indian Ocean requires some qualifications, but is well worth the effort, since these waters are abundant in wildlife and marine flora.

Deep sea fishing doesn’t need to mean keeping the fish that you catch (although they’ll make a great dinner and a story for the kids). Roughing it out on the waters and experiencing the thrill of wrestling with a feisty fish may be just the thing you need to unwind from stressful city life. For a more serene approach, take a sunset cruise and watch as the sun descends below the horizon as you sip on a glass of heavenly bubbly.

Experience the KwaZulu Natal from dizzying heights as you glide above it in a hot-air balloon or a microlight.

Clubventure offers ziplining tours that allow you to descend from the mountain on 400 metres of steel wire, strapped into a harness. Although safe, there is always a rush when you let your feet leave the safety of terra firma and embark on a fun trip metres in the air.

Hiking in the Drakensberg

Skydiving is a stomach-lurching experience that will not easily be forgotten. Go together with an instructor in a tandem jump, or on your own, and feel the rush as you fall towards the exquisite KwaZulu Natal terrain.

Take a trip to the top of the globally-acclaimed Moses Mabhida stadium, which was constructed specifically for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. A modern car transports you up the elegant archway for a very different perspective on the stadium and city far below.

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