#4 DURBAN| 25 Most Instagrammable Places in South Africa | Meet South Africa
Fifteen local and international Instagrammers visited attractions and spots in all nine South African provinces to photograph the best 25 Instagrammable locations in celebration of 25 years of democracy.
From adrenaline-fueled adventures to family-orientated activities, or simply a relaxed holiday on the beach, Durban offers something for everyone. Due to its mild climate, Durban has a laid-back outdoor lifestyle, providing fun-filled activities ranging from mountain-biking and diving to deep-sea fishing, game viewing, or historical battlefield tours.
Located on the eastern coast of South Africa, just outside of the port city of Durban, Umhlanga Rocks, also referred to as Umhlanga, is a popular seaside resort town. The tropical weather and lush vegetation make this an enticing holiday destination attracting visitors from all over the world.
Umhlanga and its surrounds feature golden-sand beaches stretching over 200 kilometers, endless sugarcane fields and the rolling verdant landscape of the Valley of 1000 Hills. It is the perfect location for ocean enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike, with great opportunities for diving, swimming, scuba diving, whale watching, dolphin viewing, deep-sea fishing, and kiteboarding. Don’t miss Umhlanga’s excellent golf courses; they are a real treat for the avid golfer.
The Golden Mile, Durban’s 3.7-mile long sandy beach and promenade. Swimming is good all year round due to the warm, subtropical climate. Surfing is prevalent, dozens of swimming and splash pools can be found along the promenade, and crafts can be purchased from seaside stalls. Exotic restaurants, nightclubs, and many hotels can be found oceanfront.