Why Durban?

Durban, the surprise city of the World Cup

Looking for the warmest place to be during the European Summer Holidays. Welcome to Durban! Our year-round sunshine makes Durban a dream holiday destination, where visitors experience miles upon miles of gorgeous golden beaches, scenic mountains, lush sub-tropical forests, and of course, some of South Africa’s most beautiful game reserves teeming with the Big 5

Durban is where the proud Zulu nation meets east and west...a wealth of influences to entertain and enthral our visitors with traditional warrior dancers, mystic fire-walkers and colonial heritage. As an entertainment and hospitality destination, Durban has a wide range of accommodation across the city to suit your budget, and our entertainment options include sipping sundowners on a harbour cruise, to dining along the beachfront promenade overlooking the ocean, or partying at the night away in one of our many clubs. For those who live to shop, Durban boasts a vast array of shopping experiences, from some of the largest shopping malls in the Southern Hemisphere to quaint craft markets and street bazaars - there is something for everyone to take home as a memento!

As one of the major cities in South Africa, Durban was chosen by FIFA to host 7 World Cup games, including the semi final in our brand new, iconic 70 000-seater Moses Mabhida Stadium built especially our 2010 guests!