Micro-itineraries: Durban in a few hours, and on a budget

Only a few hours in Durban during the day or at night? Here are a few places to check out and things to do that won't cost you that much more than a spicy Bunny Chow.

The new promenade

Go get some fresh air and exercise at the Durban promenade. With its recent upgrade, the Golden Mile by 750 metres is part of a R300 million project linked to the Durban Point Waterfront mega-development. The expansion, which started construction in January 2018, cost just under R400 million.

WATCH | A bird's eye view of Durban's new promenade - the longest in Africa

First Thursdays

First Thursdays Durban is a free and open event with a variety of exhibitions and interesting activities happening around Durban on the first Thursday of every month, most notably in the Station Drive Precinct.

Check out the events to attend every month here.

Visit the world's rarest plant

The Durban Botanical Gardens boasts a collection of some of the world's rarest plants. The gardens are free, so if you have some time to spare go see the Wood's Cycad (Encephalartos woodii), reputed to be the world's rarest plant.

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Go check Durban art

From the Faith47’s six murals in Warwich Junction to art galleries scattered around the cool neighbourhood of Glenwood, go check out the talent that hangs and is painted on these walls. 

READ: Fresh bread, garden courtyards and graffiti in Durban's leafy-green Glenwood 

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