Docking in Durban offers an authentic taste of South Africa with a variety of activity options


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A new passenger terminal building in Durban, South Africa will offer shops and restaurants, planned for late 2016.
While Cape Town is perhaps a better-known South Africa destination, cruisers in Durban will find a more authentic taste of South African life in this port city. Durban also makes a good pre- or post-cruise extension, with enough attractions to merit a three-night or longer visit.

At the Beach
This balmy coastal metropolis is characterized by wide beaches and excellent surfing that will please any lover of sand and sea. In addition to relaxation at the many beach towns to the north and south, there are options for sailing and scuba diving for more active visitors.

Unique Attractions
Taking a walk along the waterfront Golden Mile is a must – the stroll is particularly memorable at sunrise. uShaka Marine World – an amusement park with activities, rides, an oceanarium and more – can also be found along this route. A trip with the Natal Sharks Board takes visitors out to sea with the potential for some up-close experiences with dolphins.

Popular Excursions
Some popular shore excursion options include guided city tours that may visit the Durban Botanical Gardens, the Moses Mabhida Stadium (built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup), and the Golden Mile. Another day trip option is the Valley of a Thousand Hills and Phezulu Safari Park.