Durban audio tour: Moses Mabhida and the Beachfront

Moses Mabhida and the Beachfront

Walking Tour

25 mins

About the Tour

On this beach promenade walk you will hear the stories that make Durban the remarkable place it is today. You’ll get to know what makes the iconic Moses Mabhida stadium such a hive of activity and also learn about the man himself. While you enjoy the ocean breeze you’ll hear how British colonists influenced the area and the story of how Durban got its name. You'll also learn the tragic story of Ruth First, one of South Africa’s first anti-apartheid activists who was murdered with a letter bomb.

Modern Durban is a city where Zulu customs blend together with Indian spices, where British colonial influence and the history of the Afrikaner sit side by side. This tour reveals what makes Durban such a diverse and inclusive place.

Tour Producer


Nicholas Gordon

Copywriter, Storyteller, History Nut. I love exploring my surroundings and knowing the rich history of events that preceded me on every corner. I'm proud to call Durban my home and hope to spotlight it as one of the world's underrated tourist destinations.

Major Landmarks

  • Moses Mabhida stadium

  • Suncoast Casino

Directions to Starting Point

Start at the north side of Moses Mabhida by the ticket centre near the Sky Car. Moses Mabhida is on the corner of the M12 and Isaiah Ntshangase Rd.
If you are driving a car, there is parking available off Isaiah Ntshangase Rd, directly in front of the stadium by the eateries and gym. Visitors can also make use of Uber in the area. Local public transport (taxis, train services) is not recommended for visitors, although the People Mover Bus services are reliable and safe, and operate a line along the beachfront stopping at King's Park Swimming Pool opposite the Mabhida stadium.

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Places to stop along the way

Moses Mabhida Stadium, The Bike & Bean Coffee Shop, Suncoast Casino, Pirates Beach

Best time of day

The tour is best taken during the day.


Street crossing. Press the pedestrian crossing button, and wait for the 'green man' signal to walk across.


Was a great walk and was very informative. Great to get out and see Durban’s surroundings

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 1 year ago
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Moses Mabhida and the Beachfront