The unit of currency is the Rand which consists of 100 cents. There are many foreign exchange offices around Durban and most banks will be able to change foreign currencies.
Summers are warm and humid with an average temperature of 28 Degrees centigrade. Winters are mild with an average temperature of 18 degrees centigrade. The ocean rarely dips below 17 degrees centigrade.
Travel and Transport
Durban’s main airport is King Shaka International Airport.
Taxis and Uber are available all around Durban for Transport needs.
South Africa has one time zone all year around, which is two hours ahead of GMT.
South Africa’s Electricity supply runs on 220/230v Sockets and take round-pinned plugs. Adapters are available at most airports or travel shops.
Durban and most of KZN is malaria free. Please consult a medical consultant should you be traveling further North into our game reserve areas.
There are a number of internet cafes around Durban, but most hotels have wifi or internet hot spots.
Most people in Durban speak English or Zulu, however most people can communicate and understand basic English.
Our tap water is drinkable and safe to drink.
Some fun things to do in KZN and Durban!
Ushaka Marine World
uShaka Marine World is Durban’s most exciting place to visit, shop, eat or play. Situated on Durban’s Golden Mile, uShaka offers something for everyone from the largest aquarium in Africa, dolphin and seal shows at Sea World, thrilling slides and pools at Wet ‘n Wild, the largest jungle gym in Africa at uShaka Kids World, a Zanzibar warehouse of reptiles at Dangerous Creatures to an obstacle course with netted mazes and zip lines at Rope Adventure Park. Plus there’s shops and restaurants at Village Walk and Sea Animal Encounters Island, where guests can snorkel, feed a ray or shark dive.
The African Art Centre
The African Art Centre is a non-profit company which preserves and mentors the development of arts, craft and design; showcasing local creative talent to stimulate sustainable social and economic upliftment.
Durban’s Sky Dive Centre
Durban Skydive Centre offers Tandem Skydiving where you jump out an aircraft attached to an instructor, freefall for +/-35 seconds and then float to earth under parachute.Durban Skydive Centre will also offer a 10% discount to any Amashova cyclists that book and pay during October 2019, vouchers are valid for 6 months, any price increase will need to be paid if the vouchers are used after the 6 month period.
African Drumshack Entertainment
African Drumshack Entertainment: Get your family on the same beat! Enjoy a group activity of music making, laughter connecting around our rhythms!All welcome – an opportunity to enjoy an interactive activity with friends and family.
Hot Air Ballooning SA
Hot air balloon flights from exceptional locations In Drakensberg, KZN Midlands and Tala Valley just 45 minutes from Durban. For more information visit.