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What You Can Do at Moses Mabhida Stadium

What You Can Do at Moses Mabhida Stadium

Durban’s mainly known as the busiest port city in South Africa. But there’s more to it than its crystal clear waters and warm weather!

It’s also the home to the large Moses Mabhida Stadium, one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. There are a lot of things you can do here – and in this article, we’re taking you through our favourite activities!

What can you do at Moses Mabhida Stadium?

1. Try the big swing jump.

1. Try the big swing jump.
Photo by South African Tourism from Wikimedia Commons
Rate/sR695 per person
Best ForAdventure-seekers

Trying the big swing jump is a great choice for all adrenaline junkies who visit the Moses Mabhida Stadium. It’s the tallest swing in the world, being 80 metres high up the ground.

It’s an exhilarating experience that’ll make your heart explode in thrill (figuratively, of course). You’ll see the entire field through this along with the people from below who’ll look like ants from your point of view.

Rest assured that you’ll be strapped properly with secure harnesses by our local guides, particularly our good friend Taka who’ll give you all the safety briefings beforehand. He’ll also be there to assist you if there’s anything you need.

2. Ride the SkyCar.

2. Ride the SkyCar.
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Rate/sR60 for adults
R55 for pensioners
R30 for children under twelve years old
Free for children under six years old
Best ForKids and senior citizens who want a comfortable ride to the viewing platform

Riding the SkyCar takes you to the top of the arch of the Moses Mabhida Stadium where you’ll get a 360-degree view of the entire Durban City.

During your two-minute ride up, you can look through the glass windows to observe your beautiful surroundings. Once you reach the endpoint, you can get off and go to the viewing platform at the centre.

Of course, you’d better not miss the chance to take good photos or you can simply bask in the stunning panoramic view of our local coastline.

By the way, the SkyCar is not always available due to bad weather conditions so make sure to call the stadium beforehand if you want to ensure its availability.

Here are important contact numbers to keep note of.

Phone number of Stadium+27 31 582 8222
Phone number for Visitor Centre/Attractions+27 31 322 9936
Email of Chrisleena Marimuthu, head for Visitor Centre/Attractions[email protected]

3. Go for an adventure walk.

3. Go for an adventure walk.
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Rate/sR90 per person
Best ForYoung adults who love to work out

Reaching the top of the stadium can be done in two ways: through the SkyCar, as we discussed previously, or through the adventure walk. It’s around 500 steps to reach the viewing platform on top but it’s worth every drop of your sweat.

Once you reach the peak, you’ll feel out of breath – and just from the climb – but with the stunning panoramic view of our city.

FYI: there will be harnesses wrapped around your lower body as a safety precaution.

4. Do a segway gliding tour.

4. Do a segway gliding tour.
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Rate/sR285 per person for a 45-minute Express Glide
R350 per person for a 60-minute Beach or Blue Lagoon Glide
R360 per person for a 75-minute Full Stadium Glide
R535 per person for a 105-minute Stadium & Beach Glide
R590 per person for a 120-minute Ushaka Glide
Best ForAdults who want a convenient tour of the stadium and its surrounding area  

Segway gliding is one of the most chill and great ways to explore the Moses Mabhida Stadium and its surrounding area.

In case you don’t know what a segway is, it looks like a common scooter but it has a self-balance feature compared to the latter. Manoeuvring is easy because all you need to do is stand upright and hold tight on its main handle.

There will be a guide with you all throughout your tour who’ll tell you everything you need to know, whether it’s the history of the stadium or the background of the pristine beaches nearby.

Pro tip: pre-book your tour ahead of time to ensure a slot. 

Here are Segway Gliding Tours’ direct contact lines you can easily reach out to. They are the assigned agency for this tour that is in partnership with the stadium.

Phone number+27 31 303 4534 or +27 78 458 0055
Email[email protected]

5. Tour the stadium.

5. Tour the stadium.
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Rate/sR60 for adults (off-peak season)
R70 for adults (peak season)
R50 for pensioners, people with disability and students (off-peak season)
R60 for pensioners, people with disability and students (peak season)
R60 for scholars on a school tour (off-peak season, booked in advance)
R70 for scholars on a school tour (peak season, not booked in advance)
R30 for kids under 12 years old (off-peak season)
R40 for kids under 12 years old (peak season)
Free for kids within months old to 3 years old
Best ForStudents who want to learn more about the stadium’s history

Moses Mabhida is more than a place to do fun activities, it’s also a significant landmark that’s rooted in history (what is KwaZulu Natal known for?). It has secret tunnels, impressive changing rooms and big conference rooms that’ll pique your curiosity.

That’s why touring the stadium on foot is a must for all first-time visitors!

History 101: Moses Mabhida was the venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup so you’ll get a good hit of nostalgia about that iconic competition during your tour.

6. Watch sports matches.

6. Watch sports matches.
Photo by Tim Boyd from Wikimedia Commons
Rate/sVaries on the game and seat preferred
Best ForSports fans

You can never go wrong with watching a sports game at Moses Mabhida Stadium – because duh, why not? With its big seating capacity and its circular shape, any spot is perfect for viewing exciting matches.

The most popular games here that you can watch are cricket, golf and rugby union, apart from soccer, of course.

BONUS: What are the best places to eat near Moses Mabhida Stadium?

1. People’s Park Café

1. People’s Park Café
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Address414 Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Windermere, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Business hours6:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Fridays to Sundays and school holidays
Contact+27 31 303 5719
Known ForBurgers and chipsEggs Benedict

A few metres away from Moses Mabhida Stadium is People’s Park Café, a family-friendly restaurant with free parking. It’s also close to People’s Park where you can enjoy walking around with your loved ones after your meal.

Here, you can find a great selection of food from classic picks we love, particularly burgers and chips and their special eggs benedict.

Plus, they offer special kiddie meals with sweet treats such as cookies and cakes for your little ones. You can even let them go to the cafe’s playing area after they have their fill so they can have all the fun they want while you relax on the sidelines.

As for adults, you’ll love their bar area because they serve amazing cocktails like margaritas and mojitos. You can even go for a wine option, particularly their Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc if you want something different.

2. Nino’s

2. Nino’s
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Address44 Masabala Yengwa Avenue Shop 9, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Business hours8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Mondays to Fridays8:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Saturdays to Sundays
Contact+27 31 303 7657
Known ForChicken sliders with fries or onion rings
Power meal combo
Fruit juices

Nino’s very close to the Moses Mabhida Stadium so you can make a stop here before going inside the main stadium itself, especially if you have a long day ahead. 

They usually offer breakfast and brunch selections with big servings at an affordable price. Its average rate is R100 for a main meal, fairly cheap given its location.

Their must-try dish is the chicken sliders with either fries or onion rings as sides. We also recommend their power meal combo if you want a heavier meal – it’s a mix of avocado, corn, chicken and oats.

For something refreshing, you should try their different fruit juices. They also have amazing milkshakes with a secret twist that’ll give you the energy you need as you tour the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

3. Grimaldi’s Cucina and Sushi Bar

3. Grimaldi’s Cucina and Sushi Bar
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Address101 Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Stamford Hill, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Business hours6:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily
Contact+27 31 313 1735
Known ForBaked goods

After your trip to the Moses Mabhida Stadium, make a stop at Grimaldi’s Cucina and Sushi Bar. It only takes five minutes to get here so you won’t have to go far to enjoy good food.

With its soothing ambience, you’ll have a great time with your friends or family in this cafe. Plus, you can get a sneak peek of Durban’s amazing coastline through the glass windows.

Also, you can never go wrong by digging into their classic burgers or baked sushi. Their croissants are to die for, so try one or take it to-go.

4. Mali’s Indian Restaurant

4. Mali’s Indian Restaurant
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Address77 Smiso Nkwanyana Road, Morningside, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Business hours12:30 PM to 10:00 PM on Mondays to Saturdays12:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Sundays
Contact+27 31 312 8535
Known ForSweet and spicy dragon chicken
Lamb and chicken biryani
Prawn golden fry

Even if it’s been here for ten years already, we love dropping by Mali’s Indian Restaurant whenever we get the chance. 

They serve authentic Indian dishes in traditional copper bowls to make sure your food will still be piping hot once it reaches your table. Plus, they offer generous portions at fair rates, averaging only R80 for a main meal.

We recommend you try their sweet and spicy Dragon Chicken, delicious biryanis – lamb or chicken, either way, it’s worth a bite – and famous prawn golden fry/

As for sides, there are over six options of garlic naan or paratha to choose from. You can then top off your dining experience with some good ol’ desserts such as sooji or kulfi.

5. Kofi

5. Kofi
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AddressThe Boiler Room, Lion Match Office Park, 892 Umgeni Road, Morningside, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Business hours7:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Mondays to FridaysClosed on Saturdays to Sundays
Contact+27 81 798 1538
Known ForCoffee
Smoked chicken sandwich

For a quick coffee stop that’s close to the stadium, you can have it at Kofi which is only 10 minutes away by foot. They have great sandwiches, and one of our favourites is their smoked chicken with avocado and feta.

But of course, you shouldn’t miss their coffee selection with our go-to picks like lattes and cappuccinos.

FYI: they only accept payments through credit cards or the Zapper app so it’s best to be prepared.

FAQs on Moses Mabhida Stadium

Did we miss any activities that should be on this list? If you’ve been to Moses Mabhida Stadium and have something to add, let us know in the comments below!

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