What to do in Durban (Part 2)
There’s so many things to do when you’re visiting Durban that you certainly cannot do them all in the 5 days we spent there.
Continuing from my previous post, we did a bunch of cool activities that everyone said we needed to do. Here’s a list of some things you can add to your Durban itinerary:
uShaka Marine World
Whenever we mentioned we were going to Durban, everyone projected that visiting uShaka Marine World, is a must-do; one of the key attractions in the city. Upon arrival, it began drizzling but we quickly established that it would be humid soon. As we followed the signs; directing us to the ticket office, an array of different vendors selling all kinds of souvenirs lure you in and one can’t help but at least to pop in and see what they have.
We finally purchased our tickets and opted to take the combo package that allows you to view Sea World – the Aquarium and Wet ‘n Wild; activities all relating to water. We walked around Sea World Park, got to see all marine life species such seals, penguins, sharks, turtles, etc and walked around this old ship wreck which is converted into a breathtaking aquarium where kids admire the creatures swimming around in the tanks.
Once we were done exploring sea creatures, we made our way to the Wet n Wild section. Because it wasn’t yet tourist season, many of the rides were closed. However, Courtney and I went on the Dizzy Duzi ride which is a leisurely ride and tried the zoom zoom; one where you go down this slide on tubes. Courtney then took the plunge and went down the Torpedo and then down a free fall Plunge which he said was scary yet exhilarating.
Moyo on the Pier
After our adventurous trip to uShaka Marine World, we had to eat, of course. Among the many restaurant offerings is Moyo on the Pier. I’ve been to Moyo restaurants before but being this close to the sea, overlooking the Indian Ocean while sipping on cocktails was something I was not planning on missing. Courtney, however refused to dine on the top section but I managed to convince him because who could resist a view such as this one. They don’t offer much but they have a great wine and cocktail selection as while as breakfast and light meals.
Along the Golden Mile lies a place called Mini Town. It’s an exact replica of Durban but in a mini form. The structures are about knee length high which mini supermarkets and popular buildings such as the stadium, airport and harbour as the miniature life-size trains, ships and planes move around, making you feel like a kid again.
SunCoast Casino and Entertainment World
Seeing that the weather became quite cloudy and miserable, we decided to do some gambling at Suncoast Casino. Through the revolving doors, we were welcomed by spectacular lights and loud buzzing of tourist who all wanted to check out what the casino could offer. Courtney and I never gambled before so once we went through security and paid for a card, we walked around to find the easiest machine to play with.
To be honest, we were beyond clueless when Courtney entered the card into the machine and it kept screaming at us to put it in correctly. After an hefty 10 minute argument on how we both thought the machine was meant to work, we were all smiles until we were losing money at an alarming rate. Let’s just say I will not be gambling anytime soon for the shear fact that my money was being thrown away to a machine.
And that’s the end of my Durban trip! I hope this post was useful if and when you make a trip down to this amazing city. I can’t wait to plan our next trip coming up next year.
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Until the next adventure.