Travelstart’s #SummerGoals For Durban

Durban is the hottest place to be this summer and Travelstart brings you ultimate #SummerGoals for an unforgettable holiday in Durbs. Go adventuring with the KZN Sharks Board, soak up the sun and Durban’s art & music scene plus discover the biggest bunny chow in Durbs!
Featured Image above courtesy of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence via Facebook

Have a go on the World’s Tallest Swing


Soar into the Moses Mabhida Stadium on a massive 220m arc.
The Big Swing is very popular so be sure to book your spot online in advance.
R695 per swing.

Book your big rush here.

Go on an early morning boat trip with the KZN Sharks Board team


A truly unique and educational experience, for just R300 each you and the kids can go for a ride with the staff from the Operations Department as they service the shark safety gear off Durban’s Golden Mile beaches.
The Boat leaves the harbour at 06h30 and the trip lasts for 2 hours. Trips take place from Monday to Friday.
Booking essential, call: 082 403 9206

Head to the Phansi Museum to soak up some of Durban’s amazing culture

Pedi beaded belts #beauty #symbolism #crafts #artist #beads #phansi #lovedurban #museum

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The Ikhishi is open for light lunches from Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm.
500 Esther Roberts Rd, Berea
Museum hours:
Monday to Thursday – 8am to 4pm
Friday – 8am to 3pm
Saturday – 10am to 2pm
Call: 031 206 2889

Locate the largest bunny in Durbs at Kebabish Tikka Restaurant, North Beach

Dan, Dirk, and 8 chickens. Thanks Kebabish for the biggest bunny of my life.

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Shop 9, Summer Square, Sol Harris Crescent, Durban
Call: 031 368 1844

No trip to Durbs is complete without a visit to Afro’s Chicken

There’s nothing like a warm smile to fend off the Monday Blues – some Chicken & Tjips can’t harm either 😜

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Hard to miss with its bright yellow container, there is always a line as Durban locals line up each morning for breakfast and lunch.
Affordable and delicious everytime.
2 OR Tambo Parade, Durban

Reserve a night or two out at the Chairman


The Chairman is the place to be for quality live music and a sophisticated atmosphere.
Trading Hours:
Open Thursday to Saturday 7pm – 2am
No admission after 2am.
Strict dress code

Head to Robson’s Real Beer for a mean and tasty burger

#awesomeburger #Robsonsrealbeer #lovedurban #food #beer

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72 Albert Terrace
Durban, South Africa
Closed on Mondays
Call: 031 035 0827

Get into the festive spirit when you visit the Christmas tree in Jameson Park

Our beautiful Christmas tree in Jameson Park #willow #festiveseason #lovedurban

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Don’t let Durban’s sub-tropical climate fool you- Jameson park is known for its roses with 600 rose bushes on display. Kids will love paying a visit to Mitchell’s Park Zoo next door to visit the birds and meerkats.
350 Montpelier Rd, Durban

It wouldn’t be summer without this Durban classic


Be sure to pick up a tropical pineapple popsicle from the Beach Front- the Durban twist is that it’s dipped in spice.

Visit the Morning Trade Market for a Sunday coffee


This Sunday market is the place to be on a Sunday morning in Durbs. Experience the best in local produce.
Open 8am to 1pm.
5 Station Drive, The Plant

Enjoy a leafy lunch at the KZN SA Arts Café

Mellow Saturday afternoons + Arts Cafe = meant for each other! When was your last #ArtsCafelunchtime?

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Drinks milkshakes under the trees, followed by a browsing through the beautiful crafts in the museum boutique.

166 Bulwer Rd, Durban, 4001
Call: 031 277 1705

Take a free urban walking tour with BesetDurban

In the heart of the city. #besetdurban #staycuriousdbn #imperialmarch

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Discover Durbs on foot with local group- Beset. They offer walking tours every 6 to 8 weeks. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details here.

Get in touch with nature at the Paradise Valley Nature Reserve Waterfall


Pack a picnic and visit the waterfall at this enchanting reserve close to the city.
10 Oxford Road, Durban
Open everyday.
031 702 3443

No summer in Durban would be complete without an early morning cycle or run along the Golden Mile

Our Prices For The best Bike Deals Around.

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Rent bikes, skates and surf boards at Bike & Bean.

Don’t miss the lentil curry at It’s All Good Organic Café

Head to Fun World for some beachside nostalgia


Though a little on the scruffy side, Fun World on Durban’s Golden Mile is a very popular spot, particularly for its funicular which provides gentle views of the city.
Find it opposite Marine Parade Holiday Inn on Durban’s Beach Front. Call: 031 332 9776 for more information.

Go and support Durban’s world-class Sand Artists along the beach front


Though they might not last long these sand artworks are nonetheless exceptional and worthy of attention.

For a decadent end to your #summergoals, splurge on breakfast at the Oyster Box Hotel


Be sure to look out for their celebrity resident Skabenga the cat.

Famous cat from a place I wish I could go visit! #TheOysterBox #Skabenga ❤ One day soon! *dreams*

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2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks
031 514 500

Let us know your #Summergoals in the comments below.

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