Listed as one of the seven best cities in the world by the New7Wonders Cities poll, Durban is the third most populous city in South Africa and the second most visited city in South Africa after Cape Town.
Like Cape Town, Durban is popular for its incredible beaches and weather. Unlike Cape Town it has a subtropical climate and has extremely warm waters, due to its location on the coast of the Indian Ocean. The Golden Mile, a bike tour of the city’s beaches, is one of Durban’s most popular tourist activities. Durban is also home to the world’s fifth largest aquarium within the uShaka Marine World theme park complex. Durban is also famous for the numerous nature reserves found within and around the city, such as Burman Bush, Durban Botanical Gardens, and Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve.