Durban

Don’t-miss adventure activities in Durban

Headed to Durban? Check out our top five picks for the adventure traveller in the area:

Get wet

For a full day of active, outdoorsy fun, you can’t go wrong with Liquid Adventures. Their guided adventures down the Umkomaas River are suited to people of all ages and fitness levels. Offering you white river rafting, rock jumping and zip lining. Trips can be booked for any day – weekdays or weekends, as long as there is sufficient water in the river, and at least 4 people for that trip.

This review of Liquid Adventures gives one a little insight on what you can expect for the novices out there!

Fly high

Choose from an urban or wild adventure in the air with no flight school needed.

Big Rush Big Swing, a Guinness award winner for the “world’s tallest swing” lets you jump from the top of the Moses Mabhida Stadium and swing across the expanse while strapped into a full body harness for the ultimate “Superman” moment.

Prefer to fly like an eagle? The same company offers the Gorge Swing from the top of Lehr’s Waterfall. The swing format is considered more comfortable and accessible than bungee jumping, with spectacular views, and you can combine the swing with abseiling, zip lining, or river rafting to take in more of the lush natural surroundings.

Meet the wildlife

Locals and out-of-towners alike love visiting South Africa’s game reserves, and Beach Bush Berg Safaris & Dives is Trip Advisor’s #1 voted provider. Day trips range from treks out to meet the elephants to diving with sharks, and most are suitable for all ages.

Hit the waves

Durban attracts some of the top surfers in the world. If you’re just starting out, there’s nowhere better to learn. Book an introductory lesson at Xpression on the beach and the more confident wave riders should check out The Secret Spot for backpacking surf tours to some of the best spots or join the pros to compete in the Mr Price Pro in July.

You can get your one-of-a-kind Durbanite cap at Xpression in Durban!

Xpression proudly supports local in their beachfront shop! You can get your one-of-a-kind Durbanite cap here too!

Walk the trees

Looking for something a little calmer and more accessible to all ages? Check out the Dlinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk in Eshowe. You’ll be able to stroll through the forest canopy to enjoy the views and wildlife from up high. Live your Tarzan dreams or go full ape with this spectacular tree walk.

If you want to document your adventures and capture those incredible views, experiences, and moments give this video maker a try!

Durban and the surrounding area offers countless adventure opportunities for the whole family, from challenging dives, hikes, and surfing trips to accessible forest walks, safaris, and record-setting swings. Whether you’re headed to the region on vacation or are just in need of a little summer weekend excitement, you can find the views, experiences, and adrenaline rush you crave in Durban.

Be sure to check out Travelstarts 55 things to do in Durban for under R250! For some more epic ideas on where to go and what to see.