Durban Golden Mile is a lively stretch of beachfront in the city of Durban, South Africa. The wide sandy beach is perfect for sun worshippers and swimmers. With picnic areas, market stalls, casinos, retail complexes and uShaka Marine World on the doorstep, it’s easy to see why visitors flock to Durban Golden Mile.
Durban Golden Mile offers something for everyone. Sun worshippers can enjoy long stretches of beach where it’s easy to find a vacant spot. More adventurous travellers can surf the waves or swim in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Those wishing to enjoy water sports without venturing into the sea will love the variety of swimming pools, fountains and waterslides lining the promenade. Travellers of all ages will enjoy a trip to uShaka Marine World. The huge complex is home to the largest aquarium in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest shark tank in the world. Nearby Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark offers thrilling rides and slides, and Village Walk is home to South Africa’s premier shopping mall. Further down the Durban Golden Mile lies the Art Deco style Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World. The largest casino complex in the country is home to an abundance of restaurants, a beach bar and cinemas.
Durban’s Golden Mile is a six-kilometre sandy beach and promenade. It’s easy to walk part of it, especially around the entertainment and marine resorts. To venture further along the seafront, travel by Zulu Riksha, a colourful rickshaw style vehicle commanded by costumed drivers. Cyclists will also be in their element in Durban, as the Golden Mile has the perfect terrain for bikes. If arriving into the city by rail, Durban Train Station is a short walk from the areas of Durban ICC and Kalahari Stadium Kingsmead. Buses operate to Durban Point for access to uShaka Marine World. Metred taxis, minibus taxis and Uber are available throughout the city.
Durban Golden Mile was developed during the 1970s and promoted as a seaside resort for families. Today, Durban Golden Mile acts as a popular tourist destination for visitors from all over the world.