Dive head first into Durbs outdoor adventures

2017-07-16 11:41 - Ishani Chetty
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Durban is known for its warm oceans and laid back vibe that sets the tone for holidaymakers to enjoy a real, relaxed escape.

There are many all-year-round attractions that bring many locals and tourists to the shores of Durban - uSHAKA marine world, the delicious street foods , the wonderful span of beaches and the sundowners on the beach as the sun sets.  

But Durban is known for more than the delicious bunny-chow we all crave. With vibrant tropical spaces there is an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy.  

If you are looking to dive head first into Durban's fun adventures we have the perfect list for you. 

5 Adrenaline 'pumping' outdoor activities

1. Moses Mabhida Swing

Take to new heights and swing off the worlds tallest swing with the Moses Mabhida stadium - it is the only stadium swing in the world and is bound to give you the 'swing of your life'. The swing has been declared the world's tallest swing in the world by the Guinness World book of records as it is 106 meters off the ground.

It will be hard to beat this 'urban' outdoor adrenaline. Your heart will race as you take that leap into open air and swing across the stadium. Do remember to wear long pants and be there 20 minutes before your big jump. 

Season: All year round, dependent on weather.

Cost: Only credit card or online payments are accepted R695 per person and per jump. Book online here

No fear! Video: @atabek.iskender #bigrush #bigswing #durban #mmstadium #adrenalinerush

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2. River rafting madness 

Take to one of the rifts in the river as you raft through with Four Rivers on a rafting adventures . This is a day trip along the Tugela River that commences at 09:00 and ends off at 15:00. Encountering all sorts of rapids as you go through the waters - try not to get a mouth full of water as you laugh your way through this incredible experience. 

Season: Depending on river conditions

Cost: Please contact here for a quote.

River Rafting , Tugela river #Kwazulu Natal

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Wanting to head to Durbs this winter READ: #WinterEscapes: How to have a mini-break in Durban 

3. Scuba Dive at Aliwal Shoal

Experience the waters and the largest reefs along the South African shoreline, teeming with beautiful ocean life - Aliwal Dive Centre is the 'go -to' for this adventure.

It is the cream of the crop in diving areas along the coast and is home to 1 200 species of fish. You will be able to spot a hammerhead or tiger shark in their natural habitat - what a rush! They provided classes for first time divers and offer an array of diving spots along Aliwal. 

Season: All year round, conditions dependent on weather. 

Cost: Reef or Wreck dive R 420

Itching to get into the waters? You might be lucky enough to see dolphins up closeREAD: #LoveSA: Surfing with dolphins in Durban is what Mzansi is all about

Throwback to one of my favourite moments ever. #mares #cressi #aliwalshoal #divingSA #potatobass

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4. Dive out the plane into Durban 

Soar to new heights as you dive into Durban - flung out of a plane at a 8000 feat, your heart is sure to be racing.

The adrenaline pumping through your veins as you land on the ground after experiencing a short few seconds of free fall and parachuting bliss. The Durban Sky diving centre will launch you into this amazing experience. 

Season: All year round, dependent on weather conditions.  

Cost: R 2000 - R 2400


If adrenaline adventures is not on your to do list check this out READ: 5 Durban travel secrets shared by SA's hottest bloggers

5. Zip-line through Durbs 

Enjoy seeing the world from a birds eye view with the 1,5 km long zip-line at Club Venture.  Its a 2 hour adventure and is said to be a unique zip-line experience. Rush through the lush vegetation and take the nature in as you slide down the line. 

Season: All season round, depends on weather conditions.

Cost: R 399 for adults and R 369 for children

Zip-lining 26 storeys above rural Ballito #clubventure #ballito #zipline #southafrica

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