#Durban: Irresistible summer attractions
Ignite your imagination this December and don’t deny the magnetizing pull to experience the incredible city of eThekwini, Durban. Despite the excitement from counting down to the big summer break, you suddenly can’t think of what to do when the big year-end break up arrives!
Durban’s summer sunny days mean exhilarating twists and turns at uShaka Marine World with a Wet n Wild experience. An array of different slides – including Africa’s highest water slide – will use up plenty of holiday energy while Sea World’s Dolphin, Seal, and Penguin shows will provide great entertainment.
This year, uShaka has not just one Santa but two.
For starters, there’s uShaka’s very own Sexy Santa and his cute little helpers, Miss Tinsel and Miss Mistletoe, who will be adding their own bit of summer heat. You can snatch a glimpse of these them in the Village Walk daily from December 14th until December 24th!
Meanwhile, at uShaka Kids World, littlies can ramp up the kiddie fun in an area that is jam-packed with sandpits, treasure hunts, and Africa’s highest jungle gym together and some water sprinklers.
For the more adventurous, there are Dangerous Creatures at uShaka Village Walk. This Indiana Jones-style warehouse is home to many beautiful and potentially dangerous animals – snakes, spiders, lizards and, of course, ambassador of this enthralling exhibit, Freddy the green Iguana.
Surfers and sea lovers can take full advantage before the hustle and bustle of peak season at the city’s long beaches. The city has a ‘Golden Mile’ this lively beachfront promenade that is lined with high-rise hotels, entertainment complexes, shops, and restaurants while taking a walk at the beachfront. After a fun day enjoying all the sea-themed attractions and the breeze you can always go back to the internationally acclaimed restaurants around the beach.
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul,” a botanist and horticulturist Luther Burbank once said.
If you want to see the oldest surviving botanic gardens in Africa, Durban Botanical Gardens serves the city with more sunshine from at least fifty different species of birds as permanent residents of the gardens and indigenous plantings spread around the Garden at the North West of the city of Durban. The Garden is always full of happy people that enjoy themselves taking walks, doing picnics, taking beautiful pictures surrounded by the beauty of nature around you or just want to take a morning jog with the fresh breeze from nature.
As one of South Africa’s leading metros for art, fashion, food, music and more, Durban is the city every traveler should visit not just in December. Whether you come for a day trip or for an extended stay, there are many things to do in this city that will leave you breathless and mesmerized.
The all year summer city will keep you warm with its beaches surrounded with all water activities designed for sea lovers and just for the experience of a visitor to the city.
Pictures: Supplied by uShaka Marine World