Ansteys Beach Backpackers
477 Marine Drive, Bluff, Durban, South Africa
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Moses Mabhida Stadium
Nice place to veg out after a week in the Drak!
Chicken Tikka with a twist!
Durban for a week end
I am from europe and will spend in Durban the next week end, 12 to 14 of Dec, I've never been before in Durban and don't know nothing. If somebody like to stay with me in Durban to go around or take a beer pls contact me.
Re: Durban for a week end
Mate, I presume you're a businessman, which is why you'll be in Durbs for one weekend? Not sure what type of transport you have, how far you want to travel or what your interests are...
Perhaps a visit to UShaka Marine World: http://www.ushakamarineworld.co.za/home.html
Soak up the sun at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World: http://suncoastcasino.tsogosun.co.za/live/index.php
Travel Tips for Durban
Go and see the stuffed Dodo in...
Go and see the stuffed Dodo in the museum! If you are interested by the way, you can see the biggest mosque in the southern hemisphere in Durban! You've got to have a Steer's Burger! It explains why MacDonalds isn't there!!! I had a great time seeing my friends Mohamed and his wife Fathima, both doctors! I went to the morgue, as Mo is the University's head of pathology! I'm glad stiffs are chilled! PHEW!!!!
Every year in June, Durban and Pietermaritzburg host the world famous Comrades marathon.
This is an ultra marathon, and is a mere 90 kilometers in distance!!!!
The main road between Durban and Pietermaritzburg is a hive of activity on race day, as millions of spectators line the streets to encourage the runners on. There are various stations where people set up barbeques, entertainment venues, beer gardens and various other things.
There is always a great atmosphere for the race and the locals are always out in force to give the runners some vocal encouragement. Runners - You would probably find a pair of running shoes useful (ha!ha!), loads of energy and a some where for a good massage afterwards!
Spectators - Deck Chair, Cooler Box with Beers and Wine, a Barbeque and loads of meat and salad ........... this how I take part in the marathon!!!
Stayed in a Camp called...
Stayed in a Camp called Ubizane(means Place of calling in Zulu ). Defently not for your Locals , its expensive , but well worth it.
Accomidation consists of Stilted houses in Fever trees. You wake up in the morning feeling like your IN THE TREES. Nyala (Type of gazelle ) roam freely around the camp as well as Rhino (They don't come very close to the camp) and many other species of animal. The Resort caters for well off people looking for a relaxing holiday in the African bush.
All meals were included , and those were awsome. Do things at your own time (Africa style) Go horse riding amoughst the gazelles.
Photo taken of Giraffe at Ubizane (I was on a Horse at the time)
Ushaka Marine Park - What a treat
The new Ushaka Island Marine Park is a wonderful place to go for kids of all ages (up to 99). The Aquarium part of the park offers unique views of the tanks from above as well as below. They even have a snorkel tank that offers a similar environment to diving off the Durban coast, with better visibility and no dangerous creatures.
The water park part of the park is designed for kids and offers some really interesting rides including a tube ride that takes you through the aquarium.
In my opinion not to be missed.
Big 5 Safari 3 hours north of Durban
Hluhluwe Game Reserve (pronounced Shoo Shloo wee) is situated about a 3 hour drive north of Durban, and many tour operatours offer day trips from Durban. It is better to spend at least 2 or 3 nights in one of the rest camps in the game reserve, to give yourself a better chance of seeing the Big Five.
Set in the heart of Zululand it is the oldest game reserve in Africa, and home to the Big 5 (rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant).
The reserve offers you many options for viewing game. You could hire your own vehicle and follow your own trail in your vehicle. You can also take a drive on one of their open top game vehicle with an experienced guide, or if you really want to get close to nature you can go on a bush walk and track the Big 5.
Please note that this is no zoo, and the animals live in their natural environment. You are not garaunteed in seeing all of the Big 5, it is very much, being in the right place at the right time, but it is a really exciting feeling when you do get a sighting!!
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