It can be fun to travel for business. However, with a packed business schedule, there might not be much time to do much sight seeing. If you can find a place nearby that doesn’t take much time to visit, your business trip can have special memories that include much more than business and the inside of a hotel room.
A short business trip to Durban, South Africa might not allow much time to see the wildlife Africa is known for like lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos, also known as the big five. However, even on a business trip to Durban, South Africa, there are still things to see in the city of Durban. There’s the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre and the Vasco da Gama Clock. There’s the Sahara Stadium Kingsmead where cricket is played. There is the Kings Park Stadium or ABSA Stadium where concerts are held and which took part in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. If you want to see nature in the city of Durban, there is South Africa’s Durban Botanic Gardens.
A Visit to the Durban Botanic Gardens in Durban, South Africa : Plan your visit
The Durban Botanic Gardens is the oldest of Africa’s surviving botanical gardens and is a great place for business trip sightseeing when traveling for business in South Africa. Depending on how much free time you have or how much you want to see, you can spend anywhere from a few hours to your whole day visiting the botanical gardens in Durban, South Africa. You can visit the botanical gardens in Durban, South Africa by itself or as part of a tour of the city. A relative visited the Durban Botanic Gardens on a windy day of August of 2009 as part of a Durban city tour for 290 South African Rand or under $40 USD.
A Visit to the Durban Botanic Gardens in Durban, South Africa : Indoor areas
The botanical gardens in Durban, South Africa has indoor and outdoor areas. If the weather is bad, you can still visit the indoor areas. Remember that Durban, South Africa is in the Southern hemisphere where the seasons are opposite from places in the Northern hemisphere like the USA, Europe, and most of Asia.
South Africa’s Durban Botanic Gardens has a Gift Shop at the entrance. You can buy small handmade animal figures, pictures, postcards, books, and many other souvenirs. South Africa’s Durban Botanic Gardens has an Orchid House filled with flowering orchids, bromeliads, ferns, palm trees, other plants, and a small indoor waterfall.
A Visit to the Durban Botanic Gardens in Durban, South Africa : Outdoor areas
In the Durban botanical gardens’ large outdoor areas there are sculptural gardens and places to see live music. There are also water areas including a lake and lily pond. There are also large trees and birds. You can see some fig trees with impressive roots. Some of the trees by the water may be covered in egrets.
A Visit to the Durban Botanic Gardens in Durban, South Africa : Birds
There are many species of birds at the botanical gardens in Durban, South Africa. Some of the birds at the Durban Botanic Gardens include different species of African songbirds, ibises, egrets, ducks, geese, herons, storks, pelicans, kingfishers, drongos, barbets, honeyguides, Spotted Eagle Owls, African Harrier Hawks, African Spoonbills and more.
You might miss out on African Lions, African Elephants, Water Buffalo, leopards, and rhinos on a business trip to Durban, South Africa. However, even on a business trip to Durban, South Africa you might have time to visit the Durban Botanic Gardens. Seeing some plants and wildlife at the botanical gardens in Durban, South Africa can be fun. A business trip sightseeing visit to South Africa’s Durban Botanic Gardens is much more fun than spending time inside the hotel.
Interview with my dad