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Hot air ballooning

Gently rising from the ground up to a height of around 10 to 20 meters and slowly sailing through the air for an hour or so, you will be awe-struck by the panoramic view which becomes ever clearer as the sun rises higher in the sky.

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Moses Mabhida Stadium tour

A brief stadium tour followed by a ride up the sky car experiencing a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city, followed by the big swing over the stadium.

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Gondola Ride at the point waterfront

Did you know that you don't need to go to the canals of Venice Italy to experience the magic and romance of a gondola ride? You and your sweetheart can enjoy a laid back hour or two on a romantic gondola ride, just floating down the canals without a care in the world, right here in Durban. Departure for this is from Zulumoon Gondola Rides at Durban's Point Waterfront next to uShaka Marine World, so once you're back from your trip along the canals, you could spend some time at the water park, enjoying the rides or going on a sight-seeing tour. Make sure that you go when it's cool, i.e. early or late in the afternoon as the midday sun can get pretty hot!

Tel: 084 730 8784

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The Gorge private game reserve spa

Experience a moment of complete indulgence, pampering and luxury at our lavish day spa which offers a range of therapies incorporating the exclusive products of Dermalogica and Africology. Professional therapists and breathtaking views enable guests to immerse themselves in peace and tranquillity. Day visitors are welcome to book treatments.

Karkloof Spa

Built to embrace the natural environment, the world-renowned Karkloof Safari Spa features 17 generous treatment rooms. It has been voted the best safari spa in the world and is hidden in the Karkloof Valley with wonderful views over the native bush and surrounding gardens. Choose from an exotic list of natural treatments and signature spa journeys uniquely created to revitalise your body and mind. With a team of exceptionally skilled and hand-picked Thai therapists, you are quite literally in the very best hands.

Moonlit Horseback Beach Rides

Watch the sun setting and the moon rising on the beach from horseback. You will enjoy a magical adventure on a 12km horse trail bathed in the light of the moon. These specially romantic and magical rides take you along their regular beach trail, but leaving in the late afternoon when you are likely to see the magnificent changing colours of the sky as the sun is setting over the horizon, experience the magical sight of the moon rising over the sea, and to be able to ride through the bush with only the light of the moon showing you the way and learning to really trust your steed.

Romantic Picnic at Makaranga

Just fifteen minutes' drive out of Durban, you'll find the breathtaking Botanical Gardens at Makaranga. Explore the authentic Japanese Garden; wind your way through the indigenous and exotic tree-lined avenues or head to one of the beautiful ponds set within the grounds. Spread out your blanket and unwind in the sun, to enjoy a delicious romantic picnic with your loved one. If you don't feel like packing your own basket, Makaranga has a delightful picnic menu that you can pick and choose from.

Tel: +27 (0)31 764 9418

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Sunset Walk to the Umhlanga Lighthouse

A sunset walk on the promenade in Umhlanga Beach is undoubtedly a romantic must do in Durban. The best route for a walk is to start at the Pier, and continue south towards the Lighthouse. A great idea for the romantics is to get your partners name written in sand on the beautiful sand art sculptures on the beach. Walk on the sand towards the Pier ending the evening with Dinner at the Oyster Box Hotel.