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5 Durban Hidden Gems under R100 You have To Visit! – 3 of them are FREE

During the month of August we ventured out to find some interesting often over looked attractions in the city of Durban. 

With the easing of lockdown restrictions in South Africa and the thought of going out again being a reality. Why not explore some of the many often over looked (by locals) attractions our city has to offer. We ventured out and explored the City for attractions that are easily accessible, affordable and unique.

Gather the family and venture out to explore the diversity, beauty and unique offerings our City has to offer.

Remember always wear a face mask and practice social distancing.


 Clairwood Shree Siva Subramanium Temple. – Entrance FREE


Experience the beauty of the Hindu culture at the Clairwood Shree Siva Subramanium Temple.

Established in 1889, situated in the heart of what was once known as “little India” (Clairwood) it is a place of solitude, serenity & to many it has become a place often called “home”.

Address: 122 Sirdar Rd, Durban, 4052, South Africa

Tel: 031 465 0671 / 071 859 6616

Times: Monday – Sunday (6am-6pm)

Tours arrange for booking in advance.

For more information on this historic landmark of Durban visit: https://sodurba.co.za/2017/02/02/clairwood-shree-siva-soobramoniar-temple/ 


Giba Gorge MTB Park – Entrance: From R15

Something fun for the entire family this weekend!

Nestled in a lush green valley alongside the N3 freeway just outside Pinetown, lies Giba Gorge MTB Park. 

A place for outdoor enthusiasts with something suitable for the whole family, from kids to grand parents. Whether it is the kids scooting around the BMX track, the avid mountain bikers & trail runners making use of the single track trails, the adrenalin fuelled downhillers or the families and couples choosing to picnic on the lawn or relaxing in the outdoor restaurant, there is something to appeal to everyone of all ages and sizes. 

Giba has officially been around since the start of 2007, when Chris and Steve Harburn decided to cut some trails onto property they had purchased when they took over Stockville Quarry. 

This started something in motion that could not have been foreseen, the future of Giba Gorge MTB Park. From its inception, it was with the help of friends and biking enthusiasts, that the park gained popularity and momentum, to such an extent that the park has always been trying to keep up with the demand of its visitors. 

The bike & lifestyle park has its hub based around the picnic area, restaurant and BMX track, with single track trails that lead off in various directions covering an additional 300 hectares of privately owned land. Riding here has always been at the discretion of the individual land owners, without whom the progress and variety of the trails would not have been possible.


+27 031 7691419

110 Stockville Road Westmead Pinetown 3600


Durban Beach Promenade – Entrance FREE

Experience the wonder of the longest beachfront promenade in Sub-Saharan Africa! 

The newly extended Durban Beachfront Promenade is a must for all locals and travellers to the city of Durban. 

Stretching from Blue Lagoon to the Harbour entrance the promenade offers a safe and open space for you to jog and kids to play at their leisure. 

Located along the promenade you will find a host of food outlets that serve delicious meals and drinks. 


Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve – Entrance FREE

Beachwood Mangroves

This is a must for all Durbanites!!!

Nestled alongside the Umgeni River and a stone’s throw away from the city, Beachwood Mangroves is a must for nature lovers.The nature reserve, proclaimed in 1977, protects 76 hectares of a natural estuarine system.

Explore the mangroves on an elevated boardwalk or visit their education centre. They are open on the 3rd Saturday of every month.


Zulumoon Gondolas – Cost: From R60

Gondola 3

Did you know that you can explore the Point Waterfront Canal via a relaxing Gondola ride?

Book now for your Gondola Boat Ride right here in Durban on the Point Waterfront Canal. Of all the things to do in Durban – this is something unique and special. 

You board at the Zulumoon Gondola dock situated at the uShaka Marine World end of the Durban Point Waterfront, step into one of the unique African Gondolas. Sit back as your experienced captain takes you on a relaxing trip down the scenic canal and back. 

Gondola 2

Have a special occasion planned such as popping the question? Arrange with the team to make things extra special for you. 

Zulumoon Gondolas are operational during the National Lockdown Level 3, all sanitary Covid-19 protocol is in place to ensure for your safety. 


Monday – Friday

Florence: 084 730 8784

Dickson: 063 201 0536

Saturday & Sunday

Dickson: 063 201 0536

Manon: 073 653 9477

Florence: 084 730 8784

General: info@gondolas.co.za

Bookings: bookings@gondolas.co.za


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