10 budget-friendly things to do in Durban

Johnny’s Roti Feast

Johnny's Roti

An iconic establishment in Durban, a visit to Johnny’s Roti is a must-do for all serious curry and roti fans. Known for the gigantic portions, you will be able feed an entire family for literally under R100, with no scrimp on flavour or quality.

Afternoon High Tea

High Tea

Get ritzy for the afternoon at the Oyster Box and gorge yourself on some seriously delicious sweet and savoury treats at just R220 per person, all you can eat, from 2.30 – 5pm.

Moses Mabhida Sky Car

Sky Car

Head to the top of the impressive Moses Mabhida Stadium and enjoy uninterrupted views of Durban and the KZN coastline for only R60 per adult and R30 for children under 12 years old.

Hakuna Matata Sunset Cruise

Harbour Cruise

Sip a sundowner at sea on a mellow 90-minute cruise along the picturesque KZN coastline for only R220 per adult and R110 per child.

Durban Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

Explore one of Durban’s best-kept natural landscapes, the botanic gardens and its extremely rare cycad collection – in fact, the rarest in the world. Entrance is totally free!

The Sky Bar

Sky Bar

Head to the top of one of Durban’s highest sky rises and enjoy a tipple or two at the Sky Bar, located above the iconic Roma Revolving restaurant.

Durban Undersea Wreck Dives

Wreck Dives

This is a real treat for all under-sea explorers – spend a day discovering the wrecks off Durban’s coastline for just R230 per person at the Durban Underwater Club.

Sunday Steam Train Ride

Steam Train Rides

An absolute delight for children – catch the steam train which departs on the first and last Sunday of every month from Kloof to Inchanga, through KZN’s stunningly verdant Valley of 1000 Hills, and back again. Seats fill up chop, chop, so make your booking here. Cost for adults is R200, while tickets for children aged 2 – 12 cost R140.

Explore the Hawaan View Trail

Hawaan Forest

Get outdoors and walk or run the intricate Hawaan View trail, located in Umhlanga. The end of this trail opens up directly onto Umhlanga beach, near Umhlanga Lagoon, so don’t forget to pack your cozzie for a refreshing swim afterwards! Entrance to the trail is free.

Umhlanga Pier

Umhlanga Pier

Voted the most beautiful pier in the world by CNN, a meander along the Umhlanga pier with its whale-bone artisanal structure, ice-cream in hand (because, why not?) is the perfect way to spend a mellow Sunday afternoon.

So book yourself a holiday at one of our Durban resorts, your wallet will thank you!

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