Durban for solo travellers: fun things to do

Posted on 27 May 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Nestled on the east coast of South Africa, Durban is known and loved for its enchanting shoreline, vibrant cultural scene and subtropical climate. The lively city is also solo traveller-friendly and offers plenty of interesting, worthwhile and memorable experiences.

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When exploring Durban alone, you will discover a range of diverse activities to enjoy, as well as some  attractions to visit. Here are a few fun things to do when exploring Durban as a solo traveller:

uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World

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Explore Africa’s largest aquarium as you view and learn more about some of the weirdest, most fascinating and wonderful underwater creatures. You can also a partake in a number of activities and entertainment opportunities. The underwater wonderland and theme park has thrilling water slides, seal stadiums, as well as a dive center.

Suncoast Casino


Are you feeling lucky? Make your way to the Suncoast Casino and enjoy a wide variety of casino games. As one of Durban’s most loved entertainment destinations, a thrilling night of entertainment awaits. From table games to slot machines, you’re in for plenty of chances to test your fortune. To wrap up an exciting and entertaining experience, you can watch a movie or enjoy a delicious meal.

A blissful beach experience

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Durban is undoubtedly the place to be if you would like to enjoy soft golden sands, pleasant weather and warm waters. There are a number of beaches at the destination where solo travellers can simply relax , enjoy a lovely walk on the promenade or engage in some water sports.

If you are into surfing, Durban’s North Beach is the spot for you. The surfers’ paradise boasts some of the best waves in South Africa. As such, it is ideal for those seeking exhilarating water experiences.

Victoria Street Market

Spice buys at Victoria Street Market.

The Victoria Street Market offers a beautiful blend of all things Indian and African. As Durban’s oldest market, it is a great place for solo travellers to tap into cultural exploration and artistic indulgence.

Expect a wide variety of interesting art, African crafts and aromatic spices for sale. There is also a seafood and meat market where you can purchase tasty and fresh products.

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