What to Do on Good Friday in Durban

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As the Easter weekend approaches, Durban emerges as an ideal destination to celebrate the joy of Good Friday. With its sun-kissed beaches, vibrant cultural scene, and a large number of activities, Durban offers a unique blend of relaxation and excitement for both locals and visitors. 

In this article, we will guide you through the best ways to spend Good Friday in Durban, from engaging activities to comfortable accommodations.


List of Things to Do in Durban on Good Friday


  • Why You Should Spend Easter in Durban
  • The Best Activities in Durban for Easter
  • A Good Friday Dinner at The Capital Zimbali Resort
  • Accommodation for Your Easter Adventures
  • Frequently Asked Questions


Why You Should Spend Easter in Durban


Durban, known for its warm climate and diverse attractions, becomes a haven during the Easter season. The city offers a perfect mix of spirituality, leisure, and entertainment. The coastal charm, coupled with a rich cultural tapestry, creates a unique Easter experience. 

Whether you’re seeking a tranquil getaway or an adventure-filled holiday, Durban has something for everyone.


The Best Activities in Durban for Easter


Water slide at The Capital Zimbali


  • Sunset Reflections at Umhlanga Rocks: Begin your Good Friday with the breathtaking sunrise at Umhlanga Rocks, setting the tone for a tranquil Easter weekend.
  • Spiritual Journey at Emmanuel Cathedral: Immerse yourself in the spiritual significance of Good Friday at the historic Emmanuel Cathedral, adding a cultural touch to your Easter celebrations.
  • Beachfront Stroll at Durban Golden Mile: Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the iconic Golden Mile beachfront, embracing the refreshing sea breeze and stunning ocean views.
  • Adventure at uShaka Marine World: For an adventurous Easter, visit uShaka Marine World, where thrilling water slides and entertaining shows await, creating lasting memories for the whole family.


A Good Friday Dinner at The Capital Zimbali Resort


The Copper Restaurant and Bar interior


Perhaps you’re not looking to do something adventurous this Easter and instead, you’re looking to have a simple dinner with the family or with your significant other. The Capital Zimbali Resort has you covered:


1. The Copper Restaurant & Bar

Boasting panoramic ocean views and a menu that caters to every palate, The Copper Restaurant is a classic choice for an unforgettable Good Friday dinner. Our passionate chefs create a menu featuring succulent seafood, perfectly grilled steaks, and delightful vegetarian options. Each dish is prepared with precision and care.

Join us for a special Easter lunch on Sunday, March 31st, at 12:00 PM.

  • Adults: R695 per person
  • Children (under 12): R350
  • Children (under 4): Free

Reserve your table today! Contact Noxolo Dlamini or Zimbali Events for reservations.


2. Fireroom Sushi & Grill

This award-winning restaurant brings its modern take on Japanese cuisine to Ballito, offering a delightfully vibrant setting perfect for celebrating with loved ones. Savour exquisite sushi platters, melt-in-your-mouth grilled meats, and innovative cocktails. 

Indulge in a delicious Easter Sunday you’ll remember long after the chocolate bunnies are gone.


Accommodation for Your Easter Adventures


The Capital Zimbali family suite



Nestled within the Zimbali Estate, the Capital Zimbali Resort offers spacious accommodations in Durban, world-class amenities, and access to championship golf courses, pristine beaches, and a variety of restaurants and bars.

Be sure to take advantage of out Easter Weekend Specials for the perfect getaway with your family.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Are reservations required for dining at The Capital Zimbali Resort’s restaurants?

It is advisable to make reservations, especially during the Easter weekend, to secure your spot and ensure a seamless dining experience at The Copper Restaurant & Bar and Fireroom Sushi & Grill.


What are some family-friendly Easter events in Durban?

Many Easter egg hunts, family picnics, and church services are held throughout the city.


What are the best transportation options in Durban?

Renting a car offers flexibility, but Uber and metered taxis are readily available.

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