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5 Places in Durban To Explore This December


5 Places in Durban To Explore This December.

Gear up and get ready to pack those bags. An adventure around Durban awaits you. Travelling can be your new hobby, especially after you realise how much there is to explore in Durban - with prices that won't stretch your pocket.

Everyone looks to spend quality time with family or reconnect with friends. The big question is, where?

Durban is the warmest place to be in December!

So much beauty within the city, even after the tragic floods earlier this year. Many businesses have started attaining momentum as we approach the festive season, so this article highlights a few site attractions to explore in Durban.

Travelling abroad is always great. Discovering new gems within your city is even greater.

First, on the list, we have:

Lake Eland Game Reserve


Let me take you down to the South Coast of Durban. Windows down, your favourite music playing, and some passengers in the car as you watch the sunset while driving on your way to the South Coast. On the wetlands of the South Coast is where the tranquil Lake Eland Game Reserve is located, approximately a 40-minute drive from Port Shepstone. Whether you are there for a family affair or a romantic getaway, you can find so much peace and belonging during your stay. Enjoy jaw-dropping views from the accommodation of your choice:

  • 2 Sleeper Accommodation.
  • Family and Group Accommodation.
  • Family Six Sleeper Chalet
  • Family Home
  • Park Home
  • and Camping.

What activities can you look forward to after checking in? Have a look at what is listed below:

  • Zip lining
  • Self game drive
  • 80m suspension bridge walk
  • Horse Rides
  • Mountain Bike Trails
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Sites

There’s a life beyond the city. The first step to experiencing how good life can be is by ticking Lake Eland off your to-visit list. Visit their website for more details on their prices and bookings availability.

Gary’s Beach Ride


As a Durbanite, it would be criminal of me to not acknowledge a tourist attraction site that is not near the beach. Imagine riding on horses on the beach with the love of your life, watching the sunset. Beautiful right? If you have not yet found the love of your life, no worries, Gary’s Beach Rides is still for you and a friend or family. Situated 20 minutes south of Durban in Amanzimtoti, this is what I like to call a little haven. There is an array of activities on the beach for you to pick from this December, like:

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  • Beach Rides (On a horse),
  • Kids Parties,
  • Weddings & Events,
  • And even Photoshoots.

Looking to spend a cute day at the beach riding horses? I highly recommend Gary’s Beach Ride. The prices are reasonable considering the rich experience you get to take away from your visit to the beach.

Sky Adventures


Ever thought about proposing to your woman on a hot air balloon? Well, I’ve got the spot for you to fulfil your vision. Some of the best views are the ones from the top looking down. Sky Adventures offers just that for you! This activity requires a budget, a big one. Sky Adventures has locations across South Africa should you be keen even beyond December.

Written below is what you can expect at Sky Adventures:

  • Microlight,
  • Hot Air Ballooning,
  • Paragliding,
  • Helicopter Rides,
  • Tandem Skydiving,
  • The Sling/ Foxbat: Light Sport Plane,
  • And the Battlefield Tours.

These are the types of adventures we all need to experience at least once in our lifetime. Activate your Tom Cruise character and jump out of a plane 8000 feet above the ground; after all, you only live once.



From exploring activities in the sky to ones based on the shore, ScubaXcursion is a great place to explore as a daredevil or for those fascinated by water adventures. ScubaXcursion is on Scottburgh Beach, Durban. Not only do they have an abundance of adrenaline activities, but they also have accommodations with a view of the Indian Ocean. A complete package if you ask me.

What can you expect to do at ScubaXcursion?

Read their services below:

  • Baited Shark Diving,
  • Spear Fishing,
  • Deep Sea Fishing Trips,
  • Accommodation,
  • Braai Facilities,
  • And so much more.

The whole area is breathtaking, with other attraction sites to see nearby. Add it to your wishlist and witness it for yourself. To all the daredevils, your time to go face-to-face with one of the deadliest sea predators is now.

Mountain View Entertainment


Located in Pietermaritzburg (just outside Durban), Mountain View is an entertainment farm that offers a variety of thrilling activities. From waterslides designated for the kids to enjoy; to the pub and grill for the adults - famous for watching big sports matches. This place seems to have it all. With the vibe, the thrill, and the prices that can make you extend your stay, this is a gem for group travelling. A touch of vintage and a rustic look is what you can expect from their accommodation - available to view and book on their website.

Below is what you can do during your stay at Mountain View Entertainment:

  • Putt Putt
  • Archery
  • Paintball
  • Team Building
  • Waterpark
  • Pellet Guns
  • Party Venue
  • Camp SItes
  • Pub & Grub
  • Piggery

Explore till you drop is what I would say you would do during your stay here. All this for prices that will cause a small dent in your pocket - a great deal if you ask me.

For more information, head over to their website to secure your booking.

There are several other places to explore and experience within the beautiful city of Durban and on the outskirts. Make time to research what fits your budget and make your booking!

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