Eco Attractions

With the concerns about global warming and other negative influences on the planet, more and more people are seeking to find ways to preserve the environment, whether that is through conservation or protection of plants and animals. Durban, South Africa is a place that understands the importance of protecting the earth, and that is why there are several eco attractions in the community geared to helping make the planet a lot better place.

Umgeni River Bird Park

Umgeni River Bird Park

The Green Hub is one of the best places you can go to visit. This is one of the main focal points of the Durban Green Corridor. This attraction is part of the Blue Lagoon Park, a place dedicated to nature-based tourism. You will find incredible information about the Hub plus great educational materials and suggestions on how you can help to improve the environment where you live.

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You can find all kinds of great activities to do here, including hiking, canoeing, and mountain biking. You will also find a large number of beautiful and exotic birds, as well as join a tour that can teach you about the Hub and the history of the area. It is an amazing day for sure, and you can make it even more enjoyable by bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying a nice day outside in the Green Hub.

They not only want you to know that they are looking out for the environment, but they want you to be able to experience the wonders of the life in Durban up close. Wilson’s Wharf is such a place. This is a floating plaza of sorts that allows you to enjoy Durban’s famous Waterfront to its fullest. There are a wide variety of floating shots, restaurants, pubs, and even a theatre. This is an amazing place that gives you an incredible view of the marina.

You can join a cruise and tour the marina so you can see the coastline. There are several yachts that you can hire to show you around and you will love the wildlife you get to view as you tour the coast. These cruises leave every day, but it is a good idea to book ahead.

You can also visit the Natal Maritime Museum, which is aboard three different ships. There are two tug boats and a minesweeper – the SAS Durban. This is a great look at the history of the maritime in and around Durban, and you can learn about the role South Africa has played in the history of the world. It is a lot of fun for sure.

The Umgeni River Bird Park has some of the most exotic and rare birds you will find. In fact, there are several endangered species of birds in the park that would be extinct by now if it wasn’t for this refuge. It is truly amazing the avian creatures you will get to enjoy. This is a place that all members of your family will love as you will see rare owls, hornbills, storks, and the Cape Vulture.