King Shaka Shuttle Service
Durban – dull?! Never
One thing’s for sure – Durban is never dull; the words ‘Durban’ and ‘dull’ are simply not synonymous. This beachside city is teaming with adventure and just plain fun stuff to do, period. You’ll be making a beeline for the King Shaka shuttle service to take you around before you know it!
UShaka Marine World
UShaka Marine World is probably one of Durban’s top tourism pullers – both locally and internationally. This state-of-the-art modern marine acquarium boasts some of the most sought after sea creatures. Africa’s largest acquarium is home to dolphins, seals, penguins, sharks and more. Have face-to-face encounters with them all – the only dampener on any given day is: How brave are you? There are also dedicated dolphin and seal shows and every effort is made to take care of all animals to the highest of veterinary wildlife standards – and beyond.
Fancy fighting fear itself? Then go to the park’s Dangerous Creatures section where dragons, reptiles and all things poisonous and lethal await. Tarantulas. Giant lizards. Scuba diving and snorkeling with sharks. This really is the stuff of fascination or nightmares but either way, it’s an adventure second to none.
A dedicated Kids World and Village Walk are just some of the other draw cards – no member of the family is left out. Best of all is how well-know this tourist attraction is – it’s a safe bet to say you’ll be able to hop in your King Shaka shuttle service, request UShaka, and be there in a jiffy. No address or GPS coordinates required – really.
Big Rush Big Swing
Another destination your King Shaka shuttle service will be all too familiar with. If you’re an adrenalin junkie, you simply have to take this leap of faith at Moses Mabhida stadium. This swing is officially the world’s tallest swing and also the only one to feature at a stadium, anywhere.
As safety is paramount, before you jump off the ‘rim’ of the stadium, you’ll be seriously strapped in to a super-firm harness. It’s the stuff kiddies’ dream are made of, except that you’ll get to swing in a 22o-metre wide arc above the pitch or stadium grounds with everyone watching for posterity. To familiarise you with everything, you’ll first be shown a demo jump. Don’t think too much about that lurching feeling in your chest as the swing goes up and descends again – overthinking this can’t-be-done-anywhere-else big swing simply won’t do when there’s so much fun to be had.
Charter a boat in Durban harbour
You’ll get to the harbor with your King Shaka shuttle service – but that’s where staying on land should ideally end. Boatrides in this tranquil harbor in the Indian Ocean are a must-do. Choose from basic to luxury options and from the many tailored offerings, including sunset cruises that you’re bound never to forget.
The weather is good all-year round in Durban, so there’s no such thing as seasonal boatrides only. Choose from 30-minute cruises to longer half-day ones, for example, or make it a completely robust adventure by going further offshore to fish. However you want to spend your time in the water, Durban harbor eagerly awaits you.
Calling all casino lovers
Fancy a walk on the wild side with your wallet? It may not be Vegas – but in some ways, it’s better! You won’t have to gamble on getting to the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World when you hail a private cab from the King Shaka shuttle service to this sea-facing casino funfair of a complex where you can shop, dine, relax, be entertained and try your hand at world-class slot machines. If it’s a mini taste of Vegas with some unexpected twists you’re after, look no further.
Durban at night
Durban’s reputation as a laid-back tropical paradise is well-deserved – but make no mistake, this is a city that comes to life at night in pretty spectacular fashion. From bars to clubs and lounges, the night scene in Durban makes for a pleasant surprise.
The best way to get from one inviting spot to the next is to book your King Shaka shuttle service and plan your night itenary in advance, or have your driver pick you up as you go along. Either way, the King Shaka shuttle service is reliable, safe and affordable – if peace of mind is paramount, this is your best option.
If you want to dance the night away, a good way to start your sampling of the Durban nightlife is at the famous Cape to Cairo Nightclub at the Durban waterfront. The club has earned the distinction of being the ‘it’ club, thanks to eight huge dancefloors and six DJs entertaining the vibey crowds.
As for the more discerning luxury-loving partygoer, the best place to sample is Absolute Florida, where refined, a laid-back lounge scene awaits. The club bills itself as exclusive and high-end and while fun sophistication of the order of the day, there is certainly no lack of no-holds-barred hard partying to complement the lounge sections.
Taco Zulu, Wilsons Wharf, Republik and Moyo Pier are just a few places to try a cocktail by the sea. Durban has the distinction of somehow turning every venue into one you won’t forget – either it’s next to the ocean, or in a trendy zone or featuring some or other inviting twist.
Oribi Gorge abseiling
This is just one of the things Durban has to offer for the way more adventurous or outdoor adrenalin junkie. You’ll be safely harnessed in 110 metres above ground as as you descend the majestic cliffs below, gazing as you do on a spectacular waterfall – serenity for the soul to counter the adrenalin!
Shongweni Dam and Game Reserve abseiling and kayaking
Or, abseil down a dam wall at the Shongweni Dam and Game Reserve. Where else in the world, right? While you’re there, you’d be doing yourself in if you skip a game drive. Still need more to do? Get into a kayak and row, row, row your boat – it won’t be down a stream and it probably won’t be gentle but one thing it will be is: unforgettable.