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Review of Golden Mile

Golden Mile
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Full-Day Durban City Tour
Ranked #8 of 104 things to do in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We recently visited the Ocean Basket for a family outing. We were pleasantly surprised by the changes on the Golden Mile. After lunch we decided to take a long walk between The Blue Waters hotel and The Edward hotel. The area was busy with lots of holiday makers enjoying the beach and the various restaurants were packed with patrons enjoying the vibe and the views. Little kids were roller skating and some were cycling. The beaches were packed and we're clean . lifeguards were visible. definitely worth a visit

Thank smoolla717
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This stretch of beach front has been nicely renovated but the amount of litter on the beach, sidewalks and grasses areas are distressing despite dustbins in every direction. It’s a pity as it is a nice place to walk and enjoy the beach.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This walk is stunning and surprisingly good exercise.

What more could you want walking along the beach front and smelling the ocean while being able to stop on the way for a smoothie or juice.

Really enjoyed Natal.

Thank Globetrotter201026
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Unequivocally, Durban is the warmest place to be – it is practically summer all year round with its sub-tropical climate and laid-back, friendly people.

Okay, I may be slightly biased having been born and lived in Durban most of my life; however, it’s my favourite place on Earth and I’ve been to many places.

Most mornings (when I am home, of course), at first light, I spend at Durban’s vibrant beachfront: running along the soft, golden beach sand; cycling up to thirty kilometres along the promenade, up and down the piers, around Moses Mabhida Stadium, across the Umgeni River and back again; surfing even in winter, mostly with a spring wetsuit; and recently, my new found addiction, yoga with Lauren from SurfSup Yoga. Exercising alongside the ocean, while watching the sun rise and sharing it with others that were clearly health conscious, was an experience to behold, every time.

When I’m not exercising my camera’s in hand capturing Durban’s best feature, the people. A promenade teeming with people, from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, exultant and savouring everything the beachfront had to offer from rickshaw rides to Zulu dancing, and everything in between including the young hammerhead sharks.

Besides people watching, the young scalloped hammerhead sharks had to be the next best thing about visiting the beachfront. Temporarily accommodated in the Point Waterfront canal, the curious sharks will remain there until they are large enough to be exhibited at uShaka Sea World. With the sunlight bringing out their different colours, ranging from pinks to browns, it’s a great pleasure observing them glide through the water. And especially while not many people know of them swimming out there in the open. Until now, perhaps.

Durbanites are the heart and soul of this warm vibrant cosmopolitan city, and it’s the main reason Durban is the warmest place to be. I couldn’t feel prouder to call Durban my home.

2  Thank Nicola B
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent view with security meaning safe environment. Love the place and wouldn't mind to visit over n over again.

Thank Ouma M
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