South Africa’s leading beach resort with a relaxed atmosphere
One of the high points of your vacation on MSC's luxury South Africa cruise is, undoubtedly, when your stunning ship pulls into the diverse and beautiful city of Durban. Seen from this vantage point, Durban’s majestic skyline soars above this bustling port and the sweeping sandy beaches below.
MSC Cruises offer some of the best cruise vacation deals around and your shore excursion to Durban tops off our South Africa cruise package with an exciting day out on shore.
A unique holiday destination, Durban is situated in the KwaZulu Province of South Africa and is the second largest city in South Africa.
Founded by British settlers in 1835, the city was named after Sir Benjamin Durban, then governor of Cape Town. Locally known as Thekwini, Durban is South Africa’s leading beach resort with ideal year-round beach weather and a relaxed atmosphere. Located along Africa’s southernmost tip, Durban has an extraordinary ambiance and is known as Africa’s ‘busiest and best-managed port’.
Durbanites truly regard their city as cosmopolitan: a melting pot of cultures, religions and history that has given rise to an extraordinarily rich and appealing destination. Durban is a great place to play, shop, experience nightlife and relax on one of the city’s award-winning beaches.
The city’s multi-ethnic character makes it the perfect place to experience the delights of African and Indian cuisine.
This holiday oasis offers everything from upmarket shopping malls, traditional arts and crafts, sports, swimming, nature and the arts – with truly something for everyone.