Durban Attractions - Things to Do on Dolphin Coast - Fairmont

Sightseeing

  • Zimbali Sightseeing: Zimbali, South Africa Sights

Shakaland Tours

The best cultural show in the province and one of the top Durban attractions! Experience the sight of assegai-wielding warriors, share the fascinating secrets of the Sangoma & witness traditional customs, such as tribal dancing, spear making & the beer-drinking ceremony. Enjoy a buffet lunch, before returning to Fairmont Zimbali Lodge.

Albert Luthuli Museum

Africa’s first recipient of the nobel prize for peace in 1960 and president of the ANC from 1952 until his death in 1967. Chief Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli is recognized as an outstanding visionary, leader, teacher and proponent of human rights and justice for all. His old house has been transformed into a museum and has been declared a national institution.

Zulu Battlefields

Fly back in time, to a spellbinding period and place in time. Accompanied by an accomplished storyteller, historian, researcher and battlefields guide, we relive all the drama that took place at Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana. OR Drive through the scenic interior of Zululand to relive 2 of the most famous battles in both South Africa and England's histor: Isandlwana, where 17 000 men were killed in one day, and Rorke's Drift, where the most Victorian Crosses were ever awarded.

Valley of a Thousand Hills

Situated in the mist belt of KwaZulu Natal, it is one of the province's best-known landmarks. Guests are spoiled with a sunset bush-drive down the Valley to visit a contemporary Zulu Village and meet some of the locals. Your guide will point out various antelope and plant species.

Website: www.1000hills.kzn.org.za.

uShaka Marine World

Enjoy the wonders of the Ocean in a superb aquarium, the 5th biggest in the world and one of the premiere Durban attractions. Some of their other records include the biggest shark collection ever and fish from the warm Indian Ocean never seen in an aquarium before. Watch the dolphin and seal show, snorkel the lagoon or touch the sea cumber in the touch pool. Float down the Duzi Adventure River or dive with the sharks - a fun way to cool down in the Durban heat.

Website: www.durbanandall.co.za/ushaka_marine_world

Pottery Gallery

A visit to the North Coast will not be complete without a visit to the Famous Royal Africa Pottery Gallery. The studio employs local people who are trained over the years to produce world quality goods, each item is individually painted with care and great attention to detail. There is a luxurious coffee shop, in a beautiful setting which overlooks gardens and a magnificent ocean view.

Tel: +27 32 946 3232

Animal Farm

Hugging a bunny, feeding the chickens or riding the pony are just a few things that kids can do on this rustic animal farm, nestled in the sugar cane hills of the North Coast. All animals are hand raised, so they are used to being patted and hugged. Relax in the tea garden, while a peacock begs for a crumb of your delicious scone and cream!

Crocodile Creek

View crocodiles, huge pythons and snakes, alligators, caiman, monkeys, tortoises, rabbits, bush trails and more. 

Tel: +27 32 944 3845

Durban City Tours

Durban is a true representation of the Rainbow Nation where its distinctive Asian mood is most evident at the bustling Victoria Market.

Boat Rides or Charters

Isihuha Charters offer the perfect destination for your next adventure, with state-of-the-art on board action packed fun and leisure. Be it a family outing, fishing weekend away or company team building event. isiHuhwa offers charters to suit all your needs, be it an hour, a day or a three day getaway…

Website: www.isihuhwa.co.za

Other Sites

  • uKhahlamba/Drakensburg ParkWorld Heritage Site, with many ancient cave paintings
  • Game-viewing and safari outings
  • Isimagaliso Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site
  • Sporting events, such as international rugby, soccer and rally races

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