If a Durban City Pass experience is what you are looking for, then are here to help you. Durban is one of the 2 major coastal cities, along with Cape Town. The city is also home to a lot of South Africa’s cultural history, being the heartland of the Zulu kingdom.
Durban City Pass Equivalent
Durban’s city pass experience is provided by the Durban Ricksha bus, which takes you to various tourist locations in the coastal city. You can enjoy the scenic drive of the warm coastal city from an open-top bus with a guide to fill you in on informational tidbits.
The Ricksha Bus tour is a 3-hour ride that runs daily. The first tour is from 9:00 to 12:00, and the second tour runs from 13:00 to 16:00. The price is R100 for adults and R50 for pensioners and children between 6 and 8 years old (Children under 5 years old ride for free)
Attractions You Will See
Below are some of the highlights of attractions that you will see on the tour.
- uShaka Marine World
- Emmanuel Cathedral
- Victoria Street Market
- Juma Musjid Mosque
- City Hall
- Francis Farewell Square
- Kwa Muhle Museum
- The Cube on Innes Road
- Green Hub
- Moses Mabhida Stadium
- Blue Lagoon
- Sun Coast Casino Beachfront (Route subject to change
Entrance Not Included
The South African city tours do not have a full-on city pass equivalent that includes entrance into tourist attractions. This is mainly because the tourist sites that you will visit are either inexpensive or even free to get into. With a city pass, where you pay for a pass that gives access to a larger number of attractions that would cost more if all visited. The trade-off is the convenience of visiting POIs in your own time in exchange for savings. With inexpensive attractions, there is less incentive to give up that convenience and, therefore, less demand for a full city pass.
Overview Of Durban
The Ricksha bus is an in transit tour for getting an overview of the city of Durban. If you want take a slower approach and spend time at the tourist destinations, you can go with various other operators. But if you just want to get a snapshot of the city and see what it has to offer in a short amount of time, then the Ricksha will do that for you.
If you want to book a ride on the Ricksha, then you can contact the North Beach Tourism Office, which is also the departing point for the bus tour.