Tuesday, 22 June 2021 06:50 AM
Welcome to adventure city. From the dizzy heights of the Moses Mabhida Stadium to the shallow depths of the aquarium, adrenaline can be found in every corner of South Africa’s epic East Coast city of Durbs.
uShaka Marine World
UShaka Marine World on the Golden Mile has a state-of-the-art aquarium where you can go shark cage diving with the Xpanda Shark Dive. With perfectly clear conditions, this is as immersive as it gets. Some sharks will circle the cage curiously, while others may glide past slowly.
This is pure adrenaline, and there’s no other way about it. Officially the tallest swing in the world, the Big Swing at Moses Mabhida supplies you with panoramic views of the city and coastline, but all that fades away into a blur, as you plummet into freefall and full swing.
Dlinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk
If you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, the Dlinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk delivers an experience that feels like fantasy. The lush Dlinza Forest near Eshowe is filled with amazing birdlife, with the boardwalk taking you up to the branches where they rest.
A little more down tempo, hot-air ballooning is its own special adventure, and few places in South Africa are as beautiful and tranquil as KwaZulu-Natal and Durbs’s North Coast. Drifting through the sky effortlessly provides a brand new perspective of the landscapes below.
Wave House Durban
The Wave House at Gateway’s Theatre of Shopping is home of the artificial wave. Here, you will find the Flow Riders, which are two simulated waves combining the elements of surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding and skating. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the ropes or a professional ready to shred, The Wave House is where it’s at.