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Durban, natural and cultural treasures

One cannot mention Durban city without thinking of the miles of beachfront fringed by waves which delight surfers. Provincial capital of Kwazulu Natal, the Durban area possesses outstanding natural scenic beauty.

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The coastal strip rises briskly into inland valleys before reaching the Drakensburgh peaks. The area has two sites listed as World Heritage: The iSimangaliso Wetland Park, an immense wild area with splendid marine reserves, lakes and coastal forests. The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park and its magnificent scenery also all kinds of different activities and attractions, the most famous being the uShaka form part of the Drakensberg range of mountains peaking at over 3,000 meters. The park is home to a high level of endemic species, as well as caves and rock shelters where paintings of ancient tribes can be found on the rock faces.

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The iconic image of Durban is displayed everywhere: the ‘Golden Mile’, the infinite beachfront which is the perfect representation of this city’s broad range of leisure, sports and recreation options. Besides surfing and the joys of the beach, the Beachfront includes Marine World, an extensive area with gigantic aquariums such as the one with sharks and rays, the Dolphinarium, as well as possibilities of diving and ‘fun rides’, restaurants in ship-wrecks…a whole world to discover.



The Province of Kwazulu Natal is commonly known as ‘the Zulu Kingdom’. Its rich cultural heritage is expressed through the diversity of its people and the mixing of African, Indian and European backgrounds. The city is a true melting pot of traditions, architecture, food, music and fashion.
The people of Kwazulu Natal are known for their warm hospitality. The region is proud of its royal heritage dating back to the great King Zoulou Chaka. The Zulu culture is renowned for its extraordinary and colourful handicraft as well as its mastership in singing, dancing and also for its distinct and unique fashion.


Flight Schedules

Direct Services from / to Durban

  • 3 weekly direct services between Durban (King Shaka International Airport) and Mauritius on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.  Departure from Mauritius to Durban on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

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Network beyond Mauritius

For your beyond travel to India, Australia, Europe and the Indian Ocean Islands, we advise you to try our convenient routing via Mauritius and enjoy an exotic stopover, combine a two centre trip or holiday to Far East with Mauritius.

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