Durban is known for its many scenic views – the brown sandy beaches and picturesque reserves are known throughout and situated in Durban’s Upper Highway area is the Hillcrest area where an unforgettable time lies in wait.

Valley of a 1000 Hills

The name – derived from the thousands of hills that merge down to the roaring Umgeni River that flows from the Drakensberg mountains and well into the inviting Indian Ocean – are merely a tease in the description of this truly beautiful Durban landmark and well into the inviting Indian Ocean.

Packed full of adventures for young and old, offerings such as zorbing, horse-riding and golfing at one of the many golf estates are but a few. During your trip, you are spoilt for choice with not only truly majestic views of nature but also quaint coffee shops and overnight accommodation that is sure to make this trip even more of an adventure.

Shongweni Farmer’s Market

Allow your travels to bring you to the Shongweni Farmer’s Market where you can stop for a satisfying country breakfast and refuel before checking out the incredible fresh produce and amazing crafts on display.

So grab a basket and get to know some of the owners of the best local produce you’ll ever come across before moving on to the next exciting activity.

Aqua Wild Africa

If you are more of the adventurous type the scuba diving with Aqua Wild Africa might be the thing for you. Offering open water diving, shark cage diving and more – if you’re looking to get the adrenaline pumping then look no further.

Aqua Wild Africa is owned and run by Daniele Marco Pavan who has been diving since she was 16 years old. With 25 years of diving experience under her belt, she is one of the most qualified professionals you’ll meet and be safe with.
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Picnic at Makaranga

Imagine watching a movie under the stars surrounded by exquisite flora as you snack on delectable eats freshly prepared for you. Sound interesting? Then a picnic at Makaranga could be just the outing for you.

At Makaranga you are spoilt for choice with the idyllic settings as well as the option of ordering a picnic basket and receiving it upon arrival. Does anything sound any better than that? I think not.

So go on… Visit Durban’s Hillcrest area and explore away! We know you want to…

Words: Lauren Daniels | Images: Supplied

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