Tourist Attractions in Durban Point Waterfront, Durban Metro & Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Durban Point Waterfront, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Ushaka Marine World, Durban

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Durban Point Waterfront Holidays - Durban Metro & Durban Tourism, KwaZulu Natal
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Durban Waterfront is one of Durban's most historic and significant urban quarters, but over the years it has been subject to a creeping blight that left it largely abandoned and vacant. All that changed with the 2003 launch of the Durban Point Waterfront, with over R1.8 billion being invested in this Durban area.

The Durban Waterfront lies in a superb location, and enjoys access to a range of modes of travel including pedestrian, road, rail and sea, and therefore has local, national and international connections. Much of the renewed impetus for this initiative in the Durban Waterfront is due to the implementation of the uShaka Marine World project, Africa's largest marine theme park lying on 15 hectares of prime Durban Beachfront property. uShaka houses a 1200 seater dolphinarium, where visitors are thrilled by dolphin and seal performances, retail outlets featuring fashion, arts and crafts and indigenous goods, and a fabulous selection of restaurants, including the Shark Restaurant situated in the themed shipwreck with a window into a shark tank. uShaka's famous Wet 'n Wild World offers excitement, fun and laughter for the whole family, on slides, chutes, tunnel ride's and swimming pools.
This 'must-see-must-do' Durban Point Waterfront attraction was consciously targeted at creating a development impetus for Durban Beachfront, which led to the idea of creating a unique Durban 'waterfront city within a city', in which a system of canals forms the central spine of urban re-development, and where the economic benefits of water frontage extend throughout the Durban waterfront area.

Activities in and around Durban Point Waterfront:

- Gondala Ride the Durban Point Waterfront canal, and taste a little piece of Venice.
- uShaka Beach lies directly opposite uShaka Marine World, and is a well known beach for surfing, kayaking and kitesurfing.
- Durban Undersea Club (DUC) is situated on the beach at Vetch’s Pier, and offers scuba diving, spearfishing, boating, surf ski etc.- If you are not a member, you will need an invitation to use the DUC clubhouse facilities.
- Vetch's Pier stretches out half a kilometre into the Indian Ocean, and is well known as a prime scuba diving spot.
- Whole Food Night Market open on the first Thursday of the month, where you can shop along the Durban Point Waterfront canal for irresistible speciality food.
- Wilson’s Wharf lies right on Durban Harbour. Choose a restaurant and sit and watch the yachts and tankers come into port.

Popular Durban Beachfront beaches near Durban Point Waterfront:

Durban, South Beach - 2.3km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation
Durban, North Beach - 3.4km from Durban Waterfront Apartments
Durban, Dairy Beach - 3.4km from Durban Point Waterfront Self Catering accommodation
Durban, Bay of Plenty - 3.8km from Durban Waterfront
Durban, Addington Beach - 4km from Durban Waterfront

Venture out from Durban Point Waterfront, and visit neighbouring towns and beaches along the KZN south and north Coast:

South of Durban Point Waterfront:

Ansteys Beach, Bluff - 21 minutes (15.1 km) via M4 from Durban Point Waterfront
Brighton Beach, Bluff - 19 minutes (15.9 km) via M4 from Durban Waterfront
Amanzimtoti - 25 minutes (28.8 km) via M4 and N2 from Durban Point Waterfront

North of Durban Point Waterfront:

Durban North - 20 minutes (12.7 km) via Kenneth Kaunda Rd/M12 from Durban Waterfront
La Lucia - 20 minutes (16.1 km) via Ruth First Hwy/M4 from Durban Waterfront
Umhlanga Rocks - 22 minutes (17.1 km) via Ruth First Hwy/M4 from Durban Point Waterfront

When visiting Durban Point Waterfront, drive in via the N2 north, N2 south or N3, or if you are flying in, King Shaka International Airport lies 20 minutes north of Durban Point Waterfront.
The best time to visit the Durban Waterfront is anytime! Summer can be hot, so don't forget the hat and sunscreen, and Durban winters are mild enough to take a quick dip on the Durban beaches, and only lightly cover up at night.
Where to stay - Durban Point Waterfront offers a good selection of self catering accommodation overlooking the Durban Harbour.
Of course, like any big city, it is best to be cautious if you are walking around alone on the Durban Point Waterfront at night.

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Durban Point Waterfront Attractions
uShaka Marine World: less than 5 km
Durban Undersea Club: less than 5 km
Blue Flag Beaches in KwaZulu Natal: less than 5 km
B.A.T. Centre: less than 5 km
Whysall's Camera Museum: less than 5 km
da Gama Clock: less than 5 km
Durban City Hall: less than 5 km
Durban's Rickshaw pullers: less than 5 km
The Durban International Film Festival: less than 5 km
The Playhouse Company: less than 5 km
KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra: less than 5 km
Old Court House: less than 5 km
Durban Art Gallery: less than 5 km
Amphitheatre Craft Market: less than 5 km
Local History Museum: less than 5 km
Wild Fig Tree: less than 5 km
Exibition Hall: less than 5 km
Medwood Gardens: less than 5 km
Post Office: less than 5 km
Durban Exhibition Centre: less than 5 km
Nearby Towns
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Bluff, Durban
Durban Beachfront
Morningside, Durban


Quays 405 in Durban Point Waterfront, KwaZulu-Natal
Quays 405 is a luxury duplex apartment on the 4th floor. It comprises 2 bedrooms (main en-suite), 2,5 bathrooms, with a sleeper couch in the living room. The main bedroom has a queen size bed
15 Harbour View in Durban Point Waterfront, KwaZulu-Natal
15 Harbour View is a very spacious fully air-conditioned upmarket 1 bedroomed apartment (can sleep up to 4 with sleeper couch in the lounge) with large sliding glass doors leading from both the Bedroom and dining/lounge areas...
214 on Spinnaker in Durban Point Waterfront, KwaZulu-Natal
A modern apartment with a stunning location, situated on the 21st floor of The Spinnaker at the Point Waterfront in Durban. It offers stunning sea and harbor views , close proximity to the beach, restaurants and shops, and directly overlooks Durban's p
Spinnaker 201 in Durban Point Waterfront, KwaZulu-Natal
This 2 bedroom, luxury self-catering apartment is on the 20th floor, boasts unrivalled views across Africa's busiest port and the Indian Ocean coastline. It has tasteful decoration and is fully equipped with all modern conveniences
202 Point Bay in Durban Point Waterfront, KwaZulu-Natal
Situated in the upmarket area, Point Waterfront, this stunning apartment has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Durban Point Waterfront Holidays - Durban Metro & Durban Tourism, KwaZulu Natal
Click here for Durban Point Waterfront Accommodation

Durban Waterfront is one of Durban's most historic and significant urban quarters, but over the years it has been subject to a creeping blight that left it largely abandoned and vacant. All that changed with the 2003 launch of the Durban Point Waterfront, with over R1.8 billion being invested in this Durban area.

The Durban Waterfront lies in a superb location, and enjoys access to a range of modes of travel including pedestrian, road, rail and sea, and therefore has local, national and international connections. Much of the renewed impetus for this initiative in the Durban Waterfront is due to the implementation of the uShaka Marine World project, Africa's largest marine theme park lying on 15 hectares of prime Durban Beachfront property. uShaka houses a 1200 seater dolphinarium, where visitors are thrilled by dolphin and seal performances, retail outlets featuring fashion, arts and crafts and indigenous goods, and a fabulous selection of restaurants, including the Shark Restaurant situated in the themed shipwreck with a window into a shark tank. uShaka's famous Wet 'n Wild World offers excitement, fun and laughter for the whole family, on slides, chutes, tunnel ride's and swimming pools.
This 'must-see-must-do' Durban Point Waterfront attraction was consciously targeted at creating a development impetus for Durban Beachfront, which led to the idea of creating a unique Durban 'waterfront city within a city', in which a system of canals forms the central spine of urban re-development, and where the economic benefits of water frontage extend throughout the Durban waterfront area.

Activities in and around Durban Point Waterfront:

- Gondala Ride the Durban Point Waterfront canal, and taste a little piece of Venice.
- uShaka Beach lies directly opposite uShaka Marine World, and is a well known beach for surfing, kayaking and kitesurfing.
- Durban Undersea Club (DUC) is situated on the beach at Vetch’s Pier, and offers scuba diving, spearfishing, boating, surf ski etc.- If you are not a member, you will need an invitation to use the DUC clubhouse facilities.
- Vetch's Pier stretches out half a kilometre into the Indian Ocean, and is well known as a prime scuba diving spot.
- Whole Food Night Market open on the first Thursday of the month, where you can shop along the Durban Point Waterfront canal for irresistible speciality food.
- Wilson’s Wharf lies right on Durban Harbour. Choose a restaurant and sit and watch the yachts and tankers come into port.

Popular Durban Beachfront beaches near Durban Point Waterfront:

Durban, South Beach - 2.3km from Durban Point Waterfront accommodation
Durban, North Beach - 3.4km from Durban Waterfront Apartments
Durban, Dairy Beach - 3.4km from Durban Point Waterfront Self Catering accommodation
Durban, Bay of Plenty - 3.8km from Durban Waterfront
Durban, Addington Beach - 4km from Durban Waterfront

Venture out from Durban Point Waterfront, and visit neighbouring towns and beaches along the KZN south and north Coast:

South of Durban Point Waterfront:

Ansteys Beach, Bluff - 21 minutes (15.1 km) via M4 from Durban Point Waterfront
Brighton Beach, Bluff - 19 minutes (15.9 km) via M4 from Durban Waterfront
Amanzimtoti - 25 minutes (28.8 km) via M4 and N2 from Durban Point Waterfront

North of Durban Point Waterfront:

Durban North - 20 minutes (12.7 km) via Kenneth Kaunda Rd/M12 from Durban Waterfront
La Lucia - 20 minutes (16.1 km) via Ruth First Hwy/M4 from Durban Waterfront
Umhlanga Rocks - 22 minutes (17.1 km) via Ruth First Hwy/M4 from Durban Point Waterfront

When visiting Durban Point Waterfront, drive in via the N2 north, N2 south or N3, or if you are flying in, King Shaka International Airport lies 20 minutes north of Durban Point Waterfront.
The best time to visit the Durban Waterfront is anytime! Summer can be hot, so don't forget the hat and sunscreen, and Durban winters are mild enough to take a quick dip on the Durban beaches, and only lightly cover up at night.
Where to stay - Durban Point Waterfront offers a good selection of self catering accommodation overlooking the Durban Harbour.
Of course, like any big city, it is best to be cautious if you are walking around alone on the Durban Point Waterfront at night.