JULY 25, 2023 


Africa’s playground and the warmest place to be 

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Nestled just a stone’s throw away from Zambia lies Durban, South Africa’s warmest city and vibrant destination that beckons with an array of unforgettable experiences. Thanks to Proflight Zambia’s convenient 2-hour flight service, embarking on a thrilling exploration of Durban’s wonders, spanning a distance of approximately 2,180.1 km, has never been easier. 

From its sun-kissed golden beaches and sprawling shopping malls, to its lively restaurants and pulsating nightclubs, Durban has something to captivate every visitor. Recognizing the allure of this magnificent city, Durban Tourism extended a special invitation to a team from Zambia led by Petronella Chanda, Proflight Zambia’s esteemed Customer Service Representative, alongside prominent travel agencies Blueberry, Satguru and Voyagers Zambia and media personnel. The opportunity to completely immerse themselves in the city’s charm and partake in the esteemed Durban July event, left them with firsthand experiences to craft enhanced travel packages for clients seeking to explore this captivating city. 

This is their captivating journey and discovery of Durban’s must-visit attractions.  

Unforgettable Adventures Await in Durban 

Upon one’s arrival in Durban, a myriad of exhilarating activities awaits. Kickstart your day with an adrenaline-pumping trip to Highstakes KZN, a mere 40-minute drive from the city centre. Here, one can indulge in heart-racing quad bike rides, heart-pounding zip-lining, archery, and a host of other outdoor pursuits. Highstakes offers the perfect haven for thrill-seekers, filled with unforgettable experiences and breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and a serene farm ambiance. 

For those seeking the vibrant pulse of Durban’s nightlife, popular venues such as Mojos Carwash & Shisanyama, Tiger’s Milk at Oceans Mall, Umojo, or Dakkah restaurant and Bar are must-visits. These establishments offer an electrifying atmosphere, an extensive selection of drinks and cocktails, and delectable cuisine suited for ensuring a memorable night out. 

Shopaholics will find their retail paradise at Musgrave Centre, Gateway, or Oceans Shopping Mall, where a treasure trove of local and international brands await discovery. 

When it’s time to indulge in a delectable dining experience, make your way to Oscars Restaurant in Hillcrest. This culinary gem offers an array of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, catering to both vegetarians and lovers of diverse cuisine. While at Oscar’s make sure to try out the lamb chops served with vegetables that incudes butternuts and spinach.  

California Dreams is another must-visit destination, tantalizing your taste buds with a wide range of dishes that will leave you craving for more. 

Luxurious Accommodations and Cultural Enchantment 

Durban spoils visitors with an abundance of luxurious accommodations to suit every preference. Among the top choices is the renowned Southern Sun – Elangeni Hotel, offering breathtaking beachfront views and a warm ambiance that captures the very essence of the city. Wake up to the soothing symphony of crashing waves and bask in the golden glow of the sunrise, creating a truly enchanting experience. 

Durban’s architectural landscape, characterized by a harmonious blend of old-world charm and modern structures, adds to the city’s allure and cultural heritage. To delve deeper into Durban’s rich history and vibrant culture, take advantage of the bus tours organized by Durban Tourism. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, you’ll unravel the intricate tapestry of this lively city, gaining insights into its people and their fascinating stories. 
Hollywood Bets Durban July: A Fusion of Glamour and Unity 

If you ever find yourself in Durban during the early days of July, prepare to be enthralled by the prestigious Hollywood Bets Durban July. This glamorous affair draws a crowd of over 60,000 people, including tourists from across Africa and beyond. Attendees arrive adorned in stunning ensembles according to the event’s annual theme, leaving spectators awe-inspired. This year’s theme, “out of this world,” witnessed attendees pushing the boundaries of fashion and imagination. 

Zambian fashionistas and entertainers, Peter Mwansa and Natasha Vandermaas, couldn’t resist the allure of this dazzling event. Decked in bespoke outfits by talented Zambian designers, their presence radiated vibrant energy that captivated onlookers. Durban city and the Durban July event’s increased number of participants this year stands as a testament to the unity and enthusiasm shared not only by South Africans but by people from across the African continent. Durban Tourism played a pivotal role in fostering this sense of unity, bringing together local travel agencies, media representatives, and international guests to revel in the splendor of the Durban July. 

Durban, undeniably a preferred tourist destination, beckons with its warm and welcoming atmosphere, a diverse range of activities, and the well-deserved title of Africa’s playground. Whether you are seeking thrilling adventures, moments of relaxation, or an immersive experience of its vibrant culture, Durban promises an unforgettable journey. So, book a flight with Proflight Zambia, pack your bags and set your sights on the warmest place to be—Durban, South Africa. 


About Proflight Zambia
Proflight Zambia was established in 1991 and is Zambia’s leading scheduled airline. From its base in Lusaka its domestic routes include Livingstone, Mfuwe, Ndola, Solwezi, Kalumbila, Mansa, and Jeki/Royal airstrips in Lower Zambezi; and regionally to Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa from Lusaka.
The airline prides itself in providing a safe, reliable, efficient and friendly service, and offering good value to business and leisure travellers locally and internationally.
The airline operates a 126-seat 737-500 aircraft, three 50-seater Bombardier CRJ-100/200 jets, four 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft and one 18-seater Jetstream 32 aircraft.
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