Here's another installment of our journey around South Africa, led by our intrepid leader, Sam.
To recap, this is part of a series I'm hosting on South of the Sahara for anyone interested in where to visit, what to do, and what to eat in South Africa (you can also read more by clicking on the Tour South Africa tag at the bottom of this post).
If you're in Durban...
"Do shop at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. It is my favourite mall in the entire country. You will find everything you need under one roof - fashion, shoes, home decor, movies, restaurants, electronics, computers, furniture, as well as groceries. You're also spoiled for choice when it comes to entertainment. Ride a surfboard at the wave house, watch a play at the Barnyard Theatre, go indoor rock climbing, go-carting, bowling, take your kids to the Fantasy Forest arcade or indoor amusement park... the list is endless. You may never want to leave.
Visit the Essenwood Flea market every Saturday in Musgrave, to purchase indigenous African artwork, home made delicacies, crafts and clothes. Don't miss out on the scrumptious avo-on-toast, I've never seen anything sell that fast.
Eating out: have Italian food at Luna Blu or Spiga d'Oro in Morningside, Indian at Jaipur Palace, healthy at Nourish in Westville, break some plates at the Grecian Plaka, or dine al fresco at Bean Bag Bohemia. If you like spicy Portuguese food, drive down to Ballito to sample oceanic delights at Beira Alta.
For something indulgent, book a High Tea at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, where you will be served decadent desserts, pastries and luscious mini cakes in the opulently decorated Palm Court.
Take a cable car over the Moses Mabhida Stadium, which is a modern architectural masterpiece that was built for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. You will be awe-inspired by the 360 degree view of the city.
Experience the wonders of the sea at uShaka Marine World, which also has a water park.
Drive further up the East Coast and go fishing in St Lucia, snorkelling at the nearby Cape Vidal, or scuba diving in Sodwana Bay."
The beautiful photo of the crafter at Essenwood Flea Market from here, the stadium pic from here, and the Cape Vidal image from here.