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Activities in Durban / Things to do in Durban

This comprehensive list is all you will need when looking for things to do in Durban - activities are ordered by popularity based on ratings received by people who have done them..

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1. Spas In Durban
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We have scoured Durban for new luxury indulgences and unique experiences, proximity to a SPA has become a huge if not the major consideration when choosing a lavish escape. With this in mind we have gathered the TOP 10 SPAS in Durban. Whether Reso...more

From R100
2. Go Deep Sea Fishing
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Its a great afternoon, the suns out, the miss is nagging and doing your head in. So you gather your troupes via a couple of short phonecalls and excuse yourself for a tame afternoon of fishing with the boys. What the ladies wont understand is t...more

From R50
3. Take A Cruise From Durban Harbour
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The port of Durban is the ninth largest harbour in the world and has become Africa's busiest general cargo port and container terminal in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also a stopover for Cruise Liners and has become increasingly popular as a hol...more

From R39
4. Swimming
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Summer has come and you want to hit the beach, along with all the other beach bums. Lie in the sun,soak up the rays, get that brazilian tan [use sunscreen though] drink lots of liquids. But as you're lying there mid sun-bask you realise that you a...more

From R46254
Operators offering this activity : 8 Day Kenya Bush and Beach
5. Go Trout Fishing
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Southern Africa is a unknown entity in the world of trout fishing and, secretly, many of people hope that it stays that way for a long time still to come. The Drakensberg Mountain range stretches from the Eastern Cape in the south to the Limpop...more

From R3
6. Da Gama Clock
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I think many people revel in the idea of travelling boundlessly,conquering new spheres,and discovering the previously undiscovered. Your name living on synonymous with something. A glorified jet setter if you will. I would'nt mind a beautiful piec...more

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Man, all this cultural exchange. It's the new age of suposed spiritual enlightenment.Everyone running around with their Bibles,their Jehovans Witness books,their Torahs or just some crazy [but beautiful] spiritual handbook.It's always interesting ...more

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If you're in Durban you shouldn't miss visiting Africa's largest marine theme park. uShaka Marine World is at the end of Durban's Golden Mile and spans over 15 hectares of the ultimate beach front real-estate. The park is themed with tasteful ...more

From R35
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The Sardine Run is a annual event along the Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal coastlines of South Africa, it attracts an abundance of sea life, including predators, this is a bonanza for scuba divers and fishermen alike. Every year, between...more

From R180
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Durban City Hall is one of the more popular tourist attractions and is guaranteed to be rather interesting. The City Hall is a very attractive building built in 1910. That means that this building has been standing for almost a hundred years n...more

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[[content::::109]]What was originally a pilgrimage unavailable to the 'faint of heart' has now become a free for all, lucky for those of us who are not trained in the art of survival, who are not warriors but city dwellers used to the comfort of a...more

From R1210
Operators offering this activity : Full Day Shakaland Tour (SD7)
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Want to see the world from a new point of view? Then take a scenic flight along the Dolphin Coast in a microlight. Cruising height is between 500m and 1km for these great machines and on a clear and windless day you will be able to see shadows o...more

From R2
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This sport is a winner for guys and girls, girls get to appreciate the guys,guys get to enjoy the water and show off their masculine skills with much pride and finesse. About the surf, pretty and good. Actually thats an understatement...gnarly...more

From R8575
Operators offering this activity : Learn 2 Surf , African Surfaris , Zulu surf adventures
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Never seen the wild animals that both roam and rule the animal kingdom? never been in the pleasant abyss of lush vegetation? Boy have you been missing out. Get too. I know you been saving it in a special place tucked away, warm and waiting for t...more

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Operators offering this activity : Yiza Africa Safaris
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Sea world is rated as one of the best marine exhibition areas in the Southern hemisphere. This beach front complex houses huge turtles, stingrays, octopuses, corals and a myriad of dazzling fish. Sharks are fed by Scuba divers on Tuesdays, Thursda...more

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What better way to morph back into the fun of being a child and having a crazy, fun, exciting experience. What better way then to haul ass down to an amusement park. Get that adrenalin pumping as your friends coax you into going on those rides tha...more

From 440
Operators offering this activity : Durbans Funworld
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Dlangala is a wildlife Sanctuary loacted off the R56 in the Umkomaas Valley, they have recently constructed a Tourism Office to promote eco - tourism ventures in the Two Rivers and Sakabula Adventures area. It is strategically situated on the main...more

From R10
Operators offering this activity : Spirit of Adventure Abseiling, Spirit of Adventure Rafting
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You wish to roam streets that transport or teleport you to another place, another space in time? If so then a walk through the Victoria Street Market is the place to go....street stalls are rarely seen these days with the wide variety of chain sta...more

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Mini Town is a landmark and an asset to Durban, Mini town is a miniature city replicating Durban situated on the beach front. Its is fun to view this knee high replica of Durban and makes a great a family outing. Durban has really upped its fun...more

From R15
Operators offering this activity : Minitown
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Have you sinned?, you feeling a little bad about doing or saying something you should'nt have?or do you just want to send out some positive thoughts for someone you care about who is maybe going through a bit of a rough patch?all this and more ca...more

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Yay!!!! The sun is shining super bright and you are in the mood for a great day at the beach...but [shock,horror] what will they be like? Bloody marvellous I tell you!!!! Durban has a beach 'rep' to protect,the beaches have loads of devoted fol...more

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Operators offering this activity : Blue Water Charters , Boat Hire by the Sea
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The Golden Mile is one of the main tourist attractions in Durban. With loads of surrounding activities. By definition the infamous Golden Mile is a stretch of beach with golden sands from flowing from Vetchies Pier in the South, to the recently...more

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When you're a kid you just want an endless garden, just seems to go on forever, with no space, no limits an endless jungle for you and your friends to play in. I always loved the 'secret gardení, running around no beginning, no end just boundless ...more

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Train rides seem to be a thing of an age gone by. When I think of a train ride I think of the luxury coaches they show in movies [most often tinged with romance] You know,back in the days when people actually wrote letters,kept journals and went b...more

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Birds. How much do we really know about these bipedal,warm-blooded,oviparous vertebrate animals? aah... the feathered creatures which circle above us daily- for those of us who stay outside the city smog zone, we get to see the more, dare I say ...more

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So you want to take part in some kind of 'aqua activity and have grown tired of all the old ones, you want the new ones to reassert your sexual cool. surfing now bores you, swimming, hah, that for youngsters, body boarding well that below surfing....more

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Adda Reef: The reef is approximately 1.5m offshore from Shelly Beach and has an average depth of about 18 meters. The attraction for this dive would be the deep caves with soft corals and a huge variety of tropical fish. Aliwal Shoal: The site ...more

From R50
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Yes come daytime you've been roughing it, donning your pro tourist outfits,camera, hat,those crazy shorts.socks rolled up and sneakers....hhhmmm, not the most glamorous is it. you had imagined yourself lying pool-side sipping on all sorts of fa...more

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Times are hard, you work hard ,slave away, pay the bills and cover the necessary costs but every now and again you imagine being completely pampered, you being taken care of, your needs tended to. You know what I'm talking about, putting a little ...more

From R300
Operators offering this activity : Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat
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Durban is blessed with a subtropical climate and is the largest city in the Zulu kingdom. In Durban golf won't be cancelled on account of the weather. Greater Durban has the lion's share of Natals golf courses, a mixture of mature parkland course...more

From R70
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Why have people lost themselves completely to the commercial crap churned out and fitted snuggly into a movie theatre near you. No, no, no. Now I enjoy a good movie as much as the next person. But what about the live element, the excitement of...more

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So I hear you're a rugged Mens Health type (or Shape for the beloved females on the net) and you want to both show and test your skills of resilience and strength by engaging in a 'hardcore' hike, or maybe you just want to go for a walk,never fear...more

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I distinctly remember going to visit the museum in primary school,needless to say it was not easily forgetable ,not that i'd want to forget of course.No way!I was fascinated by it. Here are these life like creatures as opposed to the studying of h...more

From R1
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Oh my lordy!!!!!How can anyone not be scared of snakes, they date back in history,well ...to the very beginning, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden [thats if you believe everything the Bible has to say]and even in the beginning [well the beginning...more

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BACKGROUND Experience a captivating performance when you attend the Royal Reed Dance Festival in Zululand. Once a year in early September thousands of people attend the Reed Dance festival at the KwaNyokeni Palace in Nongoma which is a vibrant c...more

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The city of Durban is one of South Africaís greatest cities and boasts magnificent weather, a laidback friendly atmosphere, and supreme beauty. It is a sought-after destination amongst local and international travelers alike and promises visitors ...more

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Horse Safaris in the magnificent Drakensberg region are plenty to come by. Touring riders often find themselves trailing off onto other more challenging routes, purely because of the thrill and excitement of having so many routes to choose from. ...more

From R50
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If you are a certified diver who likes facing up to the fearsome Great White Shark, then be sure to check out the Protea Banks shark diving site. It is one of the best shark diving locations in South Africa, and is approximately 90 minutes from D...more

From R400
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Horseriding on the beach is an activity that is unrivalled in its scope and beauty. Whether youíre a novice who is saddling up for the first time, or an 'old hand' wanting to plough through the breaking waves, come to the Kwazulu-Natal coastal re...more

From R50
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Sailing is a great way of appreciating the blue waters, but to do this takes effort and persistence. There are many sailing courses available in and around the Durban area, with sailing schools offering services to every kind of sailor, whether yo...more

From R35
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Howís your quad biking skills? Speed and adventure all combined into one. That is what quad biking is like in the majestic Northern Drakensberg. There are many trails here to let off steam and just have a stellar time, with the only concern of...more

From R50
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Hiking is a pastime that has been perfected throughout the centuries. It probably began as a natural form of transportation before the automobile. But now that the automobile has conquered the tar roads, hiking has become a leisurely form of getti...more

From R10
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Birds, one of natureís most interesting creatures. Humans have at times been absurdly preoccupied with a birdís ability to fly. Inventions such as the airplane and the helicopter have been built with the sole purpose of evoking this preoccupation ...more

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Operators offering this activity : Ezemvelo Birding
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Come to Kwazulu Natal for an unforgettable mountain biking experience! With a diverse range of mountain biking opportunities readily available, start off at one of the many KZN Wildlife parks (ideal for the weekend getaway), with beautiful trails...more

From R10
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Experience the adrenalin rush of class thoroughbreds crashing through iron gates, snorting heavily as they stampede their hoofs to the finish lines. Throw your ticket into the air once your horse crosses for victory, and claim your handsome rewar...more

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The spectacular scenery of hot-air ballooning in the Natal Midlands and Drakensberg region of Kwazulu-Natal is a mouth-watering prospect for all visiting tourists. In discovering this unique South African landscape from such a unique position, y...more

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Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa is the province with the most number of registered paddlers, mainly due to the many strong and kayak-friendly rivers scattered all over the province. Of course, Kwazulu-Natal is also home to a number a prestige races...more

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Soar with eagles and be a paraglide in this wondrous land of unspeakable splendor and energy. A paraglide experience in the Kwazulu-Natal province is about as good as an experience you can get, and when this takes place in the illustrious Drakens...more

From R350
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When people say that sky diving is not for the faint hearted Ė they are right! Expect protruded veins, a healthy dose of adrenalin, and a rush-of-a-lifetime experience when embarking on a thrilling skydiving adventure in the northern coast of Durb...more

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From the miraculous mountain range of the Drakensberg into the wilderness areas in Maputuland, the Natal Midlands, or just the magnificent KwaZulu-Natal coastline. Whatever the choice you make, you will be undoubtedly delighted and surprised at t...more

From R420
Operators offering this activity : 4 Wheel Drive Club
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A houseboat ride on a lake or a river is definitely one of the most underrated experiences one can have. And if you go on the Pongolapoort Lake (or Lake Jozini) by houseboat in the KwaZulu Natal province, youíll get much more than you first bargai...more

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Rickshaws were brought into the KwaZulu-Natal province in 1893 by Sir Marshall Campbell (a sugar magnate) to provide comfortable transport for his wife. Today, this situation has changed dramatically as rickshaws are run by the Zulu population and...more

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Located on the north bank of the Umgeni River (just off Riverside Road, Durban North) is the Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve. It is, at its name suggest, renowned for its large numbers of mangrove trees. This 76 hectare reserve has the larges...more

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With its warm climate, wonderful scenery, and mild water, the KwaZulu Natal has attracted visitors from across the world purely for its attractiveness as a snorkelling destination. The vast variety of tropical reefs and sea-life, combined with the...more

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If youíre staying in the city of Durban, do yourself a favour and visit the Japanese Gardens. Only a gentle stroll through this magical Eastern landscape will wash away all the pressures that come with todayís fast-paced environment. This garden...more

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The Victoria Street Market is situated at the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets in Durban. The flea market is brilliant and unique, providing you a taste of different worlds, one Indian, and one distinctly African. Enjoy the variety of spices ...more

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Tourists and locals love Durban for its beautiful weather, sandy beaches, and a community that is always approachable and friendly. For some additional hospitality and fun, why not head to the Durban Gateway Shopping Centre, a shopping mall which...more

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There are few places in the world like Wilson's Wharf. With its splendid harbour, top class cuisine, grand shows and artistic crafts, this trendy seaside front blends the rustic interface of a boating marina with working slipways in an authentic m...more

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The Drakensberg is a paradise for mountaineers and hikers. Hike through shaded valleys, lush forests, under shimmering waterfalls and over looming mountains. There are so many fascinating landmarks that can be reached, especially with the Amphithe...more

From R1782
Operators offering this activity : Mehloding Adventure Trail , Wild Mountain Adventures
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Enjoy the sunshine and warm water of the Kwazulu-Natal Coast! Located within the St Lucia Marine Reserve and situated north east of St Lucia is Cape Vidal, a delightful little bay that supports a whole host of accommodation, including cabins and ...more

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If you want to get into the Lesotho region, travelers should definately take the spectacular Sani Pass mountain road, a well-known intro point from the Kwazulu Natal Drakensburg into Lesotho. The scenery up the road is truly breathtaking, with no...more

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The Kwazulu-Natal province has a fantastic beer route that will have you drink many different brands of beer throughout the day, each with its own distinct flavour. Whilst on your route, enjoy the magnificence of the Zulu Kingdom, explore the won...more

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Get out your bathing suite and prepare to get wet at the uShaka Marine World in Durban. This fascinating marine world complex is first class in its stature and reputation, both as an entertainment and tourist destination. It spans over 15 hectar...more

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If you want luxury and pleasure combined all into one, visit the Durban Point Waterfront. It is one of Durban's most historic and significant urban quarters, and visitors will get the best of portside entertainment, making it a waterfront city wit...more

From R1850
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Remember: Crocodiles are only dangerous when they bite! And if you come visit some of the most distinguished croc farms that are located throughout the Kwazulu-Natal province, be sure to stay at armís length, and see how these amazing pre-histori...more

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The ideal picnic should be planned with alot of thought and care. Surely you donít want to go sit and dine at a spot that wonít accord to your high standards of luxury and comfort? Of course not. Thatís why the Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, situate...more

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Welcome to great fun and good fortune at one of Sun Internationals prime casinos. There are no shortages of world class casinos in the Kwazulu-Natal. The Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World is a first rate casino where you will find more than en...more

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The Valley of a Thousand Hills is one of KwaZulu Natal's most well-kept secrets. The valley forms around a wonderful valley created by the Mngeni River and its tributaries, with many artists and crafters attracted to the beauty and tranquility of ...more

From R300
Operators offering this activity : Rap Jumping
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There are a number of cathedrals and churches to be admired when you are visiting the city of Durban. The Emmanuel Cathedral, once located in the shaded stillness of Cathedral Street, now finds itself within the hubbub of the inner city. This arc...more

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Come and indulge, explore and dream amidst the warm-hearted people and gentle rolling hills of the Natal Midlands. The Midlands Meander is a route that has been established in the East between the country city of Pietermaritzburg and the west by t...more

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The province of Kwazulu-Natal is rich and diverse in terms of its offering to visitors, but one thing is for sure: you havenít been to Kwazulu-Natal if you havenít visited the Sugar Terminal at the western end of the Durban bay. This place is stu...more

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The Mitchell Park Zoo in the Kwazulu-Natal province is unique in its own right, and will make a dream holiday trip for kids and adults alike. Sure, itís not Disney World, but the variety of fun and entertainment provided by the park will persuade...more

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There is nothing more awe striking and splendorous than seeing a school of dolphins up close, whether it be at the UShaka Marine Park, or along the Dolphin Coast. The Dolphin coastline stretches from the Umdloti River to the Tugela, and is called...more

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Amongst a dedicated family of coffee growers you will find the Assagay Coffee Farm that features a total of 30 000 coffee trees. Offering full-bodied South African coffee with careful chosen cultivars, this trip will not only enrich your taste fo...more

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Sodwana is definitively regarded as the Mecca of scuba diving locations in South Africa. And where do you find this diving haven? It is just a 4-hour drive from the coastal city of Durban, located along South Africaís east coast. Sodwana Bay is lo...more

From R50
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Doing a canopy tour in South Africa is indeed a magnificent way not only to explore the finest natural thrills and spectacles on offer, but to enjoy the Great Outdoors in a unique and fun-filled manner. Treetop Canopy Tours originally came about f...more

From 395
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Study in Durban Durban, South Africa, is a beautiful city that stretches along a coastline of golden beaches in a subtropical climate. The 3rd largest city in South Africa, it has a community of vastly mixed cultures and peoples. The instituti...more

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Operators offering this activity : University of Kwa Zulu Natal
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