DURBAN THE GO-TO SPRING BREAK CITY
By: Samkelisiwe Mkhwebane
“Here’s to never growing up.”
This phrase relates to most teenagers who run the streets of Durban. During their spring break, all they want to do is have fun with their peers.
Teenagers are the future of this country. Durban is the ultimate playground city. During spring, Durban is one of the few cities that stay warm and is ideal for great days outdoors.
What better way to spend spring than to visit the newly transformed Durban’s Golden Mile.
This part of Durban beach has been referred to as Durban’s“Miami beach,” with its beautiful beachfront and warm Indian ocean that attracts tourists.
Street vendors are scattered throughout the promenade, selling African artistic pieces. The “Mile” begins from Ushaka Marine World, all the way to the Suncoast Casino. Along this lengthy distance teenagers can enjoy a good bike ride whilst enjoying the beach breeze and the sub-tropical sunshine.
Nonduduzo Sangweni, a student at the University of Johannesburg, enjoys coming to Durban in spring because of the weather.
“I like Durban clubs also because the people here are fun and are full of life,” said Sangweni.
She feels she can do whatever she wants without worrying about people judging her.
But remember, Durban humidity can be brutal, so don’t forget your sunscreen.
Mini-town will give you that never-ending rush with so many games to choose from. The Botanic Gardens and Japanese Gardens are my most perfect ointment for the soul.