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Flights to Durban

What is Durban Like?

Home to the Zulu king, Durban is situated on the East coast of South Africa in the KwaZulu Natal province. The region is known for its pleasant temperature, warm waters and hordes of holidaymakers who visit there from across the country. Watersports are extremely popular here as is the beautiful white sandy beach that stretches for miles into the distance.

Top Attractions in Durban

When you book your family’s flights to Durban, you’ll be pleased to know that the city offers an endless variety of entertainment for both young and old. Here are a handful of the most popular attractions:

  • BAT – Bohemian Arts and Culture Community Centre
  • The Natural Science Museum
  • The Durban City Hall
  • The Berea
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Umgeni River Bird Park
  • uShaka Marine World
  • The Golden Mile
  • Gateway Shopping Complex
  • Sea World Acquarium
  • Wet ‘n Wild
  • Umhlanga Rocks
  • Valley of 1000 Hills

Brief History of Durban

Durban is known for its beautiful white sandy beach and wonderful humid climate. This subtropical city is the third largest city in South Africa and it has one of the most active ports in the country too. Hunter-gatherers lived in Durban dating back to 100 000 BC. Unfortunately, there is no written history about the first people in the area and the only physical record is from Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer who sailed past Durban’s coastline in 1497. He sailed past the region during Christmas tide and hence named the area ‘Natal’ referring to ‘Christmas’ in Portuguese. The province would later become ‘KwaZulu Natal’.

Interesting Facts About Durban 

These are some really good reasons to book flights to Durban:

  • Gateway Shopping Mall is the largest mall in Africa and also in the southern hemisphere.
  • Durban’s port is the ninth largest in the world.
  • Believe it or not but Mahatma Ghandi started off his political career in Durban.
  • The city is home to one of Africa’s most popular horse races – The Durban July.
  • Durban is one of the most popular places for surfers in South Africa and in the world.

At Travel Nation you can expect plenty of cheap flights to Durban at the click of a button. We offer a myriad of flights with various airlines, all you need to do is select the cheapest option that suits your travel plan and make the booking. Flights to Durban can be taken from any city across South Africa.