Discover Durban with British Airways

01 August 2019

Whether you’re hoping to get up close and personal with some of nature’s most amazing wildlife, savour gourmet food and wine, discover the hidden histories of this country’s fascinating past or relax on unspoilt beaches, the beautiful seaside city of Durban and KwaZulu Natal is the place to be.

Delightful Durban is South Africa’s third largest city and it’s a veritable melting pot of cultures. Home to glorious golden beaches, a year-round warm sub-tropical climate, and a wealth of culture and adventures, it’s no surprise that this magnificent multi-faceted gem is one of the country’s most popular tourist hotspots. 

Our top 5 things to see and do in and around Durban

Sitting at the edge of the stunning KwaZulu Natal, a region of incredible nature reserves, fascinating history and spectacular scenery, you’ll certainly find plenty to occupy your time in and around the city. Here are five things that should definitely be on your travel list:

  1. Head out on safari and enjoy a game drive in search of Africa’s prized ‘Big Five’ at the Hluhluwe – iMfolozi Park
  1. Explore the historic Zulu Battlefields of legendary Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift
  1. Enjoy some of the most exciting scuba diving on the planet at Aliwal Shoal
  1. Surf along Durban’s famous ‘Golden Mile’
  1. Take a spectacular hike or cycle through the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains

Discover Durban’s hidden gems

As well as Durban’s glorious beaches and wealth of must-see attractions, delve a little deeper and you’ll discover plenty of amazing hidden gems away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here are just a few things that you won’t want to miss:

  1. Marvel at the stunning views from the top of the magnificent Mzinyathi Falls
  1. Take a guided tour into the fascinating Rastafarian Caves
  1. Get your blood pumping on the world’s highest swing at the dramatic Oribi Gorge
  1. Climb to the top of Inanda Mountain for some seriously epic views over the city
  1. Explore the amazing swamp forest at the Beachwood Mangroves

Fantastic food and drink

Reflecting the cultural diversity of the city, Durban’s culinary offerings are eclectic, unique and delicious. Whether you want to savour traditional Zulu delicacies or delve into authentic Indian curries, you can enjoy them all in Durban’s multi-cultural melting pot.

One of the city’s most famous local specialities is the Bunny Chow - a hollowed-out white loaf that’s filled with delicious curry. Wash it down with an iced rooibos tea, craft beer or a glass of wine from one of the excellent local vineyards.

“This unpretentious and multi-cultural city on the beach has temperatures reaching 28 degrees Celsius in the winter, a laid-back lifestyle, super-friendly locals and outstanding food (and coffee) so what's not to love?”

Zoe, Travel Counsellor

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Fly to Durban with British Airways

British Airways operates three direct non-stop flights from London Heathrow to Durban each week, making South Africa’s subtropical shores more accessible than ever before. Enjoy great value, all-inclusive fares and world-class service that ensures you're taken care of from the moment you step onto the plane to the instant you arrive into the sunny seaside city of Durban.

Tailor your flying experience by choosing from World Traveller (Economy), World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy), Club World (Business) or First. Fly in World Traveller Plus, British Airways’ full-service economy class, and enjoy all the comfort and benefits that you would expect from one of the world’s most prestigious airlines at an affordable price. It includes a generous free baggage allowance, delicious meals with full bar service, a fantastic personal entertainment system with complimentary headphones and family-friendly features such as kids’ activity packs.


If you’re ready to discover Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal region with British Airways, contact your Travel Counsellor and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to support you before, during and even after your trip.

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