As well as flying lessons there are many things to do in Durban - such as visiting game reserves and the mountains, fishing, water sports and culture.
Durban is South Africa's most popular holiday resort. A major reason for this is its 'endless summer'. The sea is pleasant to swim in all year round. A few cool days - most Europeans would call them sunny and warm!
Water related opportunities abound - rock, surf and deep-sea fishing, yachting (for fun or learn to be a skipper), whale and dolphin watching, canoeing, paddling-skiing and surfing.
The Natal Coast is famous for its shad 'run' when these tasty game fish abound. Another not to be missed experience is the coast's annual 'sardine' run - known as the greatest shoal on earth - when millions upon millions of these small fish swim up the coast and them disappear.
These clouds of small fish (they blacken the ocean with their numbers) are pursued by shoals of game fish, large pods of dolphins and packs of hunting sharks. The shark nets are lifted to prevent them from being ripped apart.
The feeding frenzy is not restricted to marine predators! Many local wade into the sea with nets and even baskets to claim their share of the hunting spoils.
Durban is famous for is wave surfing. The July winter surfing contest draws the best surfers from all over the world for 10 days of competitive surfing and fun in the sun.
Surf boards are easy to hire and surfing lessons are freely available.
Paddle skis and canoes can also be hired. Take a lazy paddle up the Umgeni River that runs through the city, or enjoy the tranquility of an evening paddle on the bay.
Durban caters for just about every sport including tennis, hockey, swimming, and, of course, soccer rugby and cricket.
- Greyville Racecourse offers weekly horse-racing - highlight of the racing calender are the 'Durban July' and the 'Gold Cup'. and the
- Durban is home to the Natal Sharks Rugby Team who regularly feed on their foes in the 'The Shark Tank', more formerly known as as the 55000 seater Absa Stadium.
- Test cricket and one-day internationals are regularly played at the famous Kingsmead Oval scene of the unique 'timeless test' played between England and South Africa in the 1940's. The test was abandoned as a draw after eight days because the English team had to catch the mail boat home!
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