This extraordinary city has a rich and colourful history, with the buzz of a modern and vibrant metropolis. The biggest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, it is known as the friendliest city in South Africa, thanks to the great warmth of its people. The region’s sub-tropical climate, along with the glorious golden beaches that disappear into the Indian Ocean, make the city a popular holiday destination.
Durban is also known as the events capital of South Africa, hosting a variety of high profile global events and boasting world-class corporate conference facilities.
Within just two hours of Durban, visitors can enjoy a myriad of truly unique experiences in KwaZulu-Natal. Lions, rhinos, elephants, leopards and other wildlife can be found in abundance at local game parks. Visitors can also experience some of the best dive sites in the world or enjoy the majestic splendour of one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Africa.
We recommend all delegates take some time to explore Durban and the province of KwaZulu-Natal has to offer and our host, has kindly arranged a variety of complimentary tours for delegates to enjoy during their stay.
The tour programme includes:
Moses Mabhida Stadium and uShaka Marine World
The people of Durban are immensely proud of the state-of-the-art Moses Mabhida Stadium. Visitors can head up the arch of the Sky Car and enjoy other fascinating activities. The tour explores change rooms where sporting heroes regroup, as well as tunnels they have walked through. The stadium hosts a number of local and international events.
The Valley of 1,000 Hills
The Valley of 1,000 Hills is the majestic valley created by the uMngeni River and its many tributaries. There are leafy suburbs and village centres. The valley offer visitors an experience of cultural activities, outdoor adventure and local arts and crafts. The village offers fine dining and a sophisticated shopping centre. It is a destination for an adventure enthusiasts and adrenaline seekers, where you can enjoy a game drive experience.
Inanda Heritage Route and KwaMuhle Museum
The Inanda Heritage Route takes in some of the most important historical sites of Durban. Winding its way through the Inanda Valley, it provides a critical snapshot South African history. The Phoenix Settlement, established by Mahatma Ghandi, Inanda Seminary, the first secondary school for African girls, John Dube’s, the founding president of the African National Congress’ grave and the Ohlange Institute where Nelson Mandela cast his first vote, all form part of this route. The Inanda Dam nearby makes for a fascinating day outing.
King Shaka International Airport
King Shaka International is a world-class airport with a massive passenger capacity and international Routes. It offers a full range of banking, Forex and car rental services. The Dube TradePort Corporation, a business entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, is charged with the responsibility to develop the province’s biggest infrastructural project. Dube TradePort has been declared as an Industrial Development Zone which is geared to promote foreign and local investment.
A number of pre and post tours are also available to book including the culture, wildlife and coastal experience and the heritage and adventure tour.