Double visitor numbers are anticipated for the Easter weekend this year compared with 2021.
According to projections, over 86 000 holidaymakers are expected to flock to Durban during the Easter period from April 14 to 18. Projections indicate that anticipated visitor spend will be around R160 million (€9.9m) and contribute about R400 million (€24.8m) to the province’s gross domestic product while creating about 800 employment opportunities.
In 2021 only 46 000 visitors explored the City during Easter.
The city is implementing measures to ensure visitors have a memorable stay, with entertainment in key attraction nodes such as beaches, township and urban eateries just to mention a few. Safety measures will also be in place.
Some of the exciting activities on offer over the Easter period include the Aliwal Shoal Reef, just off the coast of Umkomaas, which boasts beautiful corals, reef fish and turtles, and offers shark-cage diving and scuba diving. Accommodation is also available.
Local tour guides are available to take visitors on a tour of Inanda, Ntuzuma, or KwaMashu. Here they can take a helicopter ride to see the magnificent Inanda Dam against the backdrop of the Matata mountains. Or they can fall in love with nature with the Durban Green Corridors hiking trails.
Florida Road offers a vibrant and joyful nightlife experience. The city also boasts several prestigious hotels such as the Beverly Hills Hotel. For a bit of pampering, visit the Mangwanani African Spa. Bird enthusiasts can take a trip to the Amanzimtoti Bird Park, which has 150 species of birds in the indigenous forest. Relax with a coffee at Bike and Bean or watch the Dolphin’s or the AmaZulu football club in action.
Head off to the Bat Centre to experience all the city has to offer in music, art, and crafts.
For more information, visit www.visitdurban.travel or follow Durban Tourism across all social media platforms @DBNTourism.