Durban is the third most populous city in South Africa with a population of nearly 4 million people. The city had a major makeover in the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup which saw it’s waterfront reinvigorated and the world-class Moses Mabhida 56,000 seater stadium built for the tournament. The city has a unique Afro-Indian culture with a large Indian population residing here which gives it a fascinating vibe and the unmissable bunny chow, a hollowed out bread bowl filled with curry, and often using local meats like lamb and chicken. The British & Irish Lions will play their third match of the tour in Durban against the Cell C Sharks with their Kings Park Stadium being the venue. See our highlights of Durban below and don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter and keep up to date on our tour packages to South Africa in 2021.
Believed to be the largest shopping mall in the Southern Hemisphere, the Gateway Theatre of Shopping is the ultimate shopping destination in Durban. You will find local South African retailers and also large global brands here with over 400 stores and over 70 eateries all under one roof. A great place to do your gift shopping!
Durban’s rejuvenated Golden Mile stretches along the Indian Ocean is well known for its excellent surfing and wide sandy beaches. Enjoy walks on the boardwalk and public water slides for kids make this a great location to basque in the warmth of the subtropical climate. To the north of the Golden Mile is Umhlanga area which is an amazing location filled with restaurants, bars and an incredible beach. This will be our Durban location when on tour.
Kings Park Stadium is home to the Cell C Sharks. Enter the Shark Tank, which is set up for a party: pools, beaches & bars at both ends of the pitch, an experience like no other. The bars even turn into nightclubs! The British & Irish Lions will play here in their third match of the tour. The Sharks are enjoying exceptional form in Super Rugby and will provide stiff opposition for the travelling team who will be getting close to their starting test team.
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