The SkyCar gives you the chance to discover Durban from a 106m-high vantage point. Look one way and take in the ocean views as far as the eye can see, look the other way and you’ll see the city living for miles. Why not try to spot your neighbourhood if you’re a local?
Mounted on an undercarriage, the SkyCar is a single cabin that runs up steel tracks on the northern arch of the stadium and is designed to roll down the arch under its own gravity – this enables it return to the lower station, even in the event of a power failure.
For the best scenery for miles, this must-see attraction is a must-do for locals and tourists alike.
The Big Rush Swing
The Big Rush Big Swing has been officially named the world’s tallest swing by the Guinness Book of Records since 14 May 2011. Not your average swing, the aptly named Big Swing allows you to take the thrilling leap swinging out into a massive 220m arc where you soar into the centre of the stadium.
Go on, take the leap.
Why walk the tour when you can glide it? Explore everything the stadium has to offer while you effortlessly and smoothly coast through its ins-and-outs.
After a quick 15-minute training session, you’ll set off on your journey with your qualified Segway tour operator. Enjoy the smooth ride and show off your ‘Segway Smile’ – the smile you can’t help but wear on a Segway ride.
Your tour guide will share his wealth of stadium knowledge, all while you enjoy the wind in your helmet and take in the scenery.
Whether you just want to go on the Moses Mabhida All Access Tour, or want to cover the promenade and beyond, there’s a wide range of Segway Gliding Tours to suit every glider.
Conquer the Arch
There are two ways to get to the top of the 106m high arch. There’s the SkyCar ride for those who can’t wait to reach the top, and then there’s the Adventure Walk for those who are up for a bit of a workout…
Take in the scenery as you make your way up the 500 steps. It’s a leisurely 20-minute walk to the top, and of course, there’s a breathtaking view and photo opportunity at every stop to catch your breath. Seventy metres up, you’ll come across the Big Swing platform where the brave leap into the stadium bowl. Got the guts? Think about it on your way up. And when you get to the top, you can savour the 360º Durban views knowing you really earned it. All Adventure Walkers are issued with safety equipment and, under the watchful eye of qualified instructors, a group of up to nine people at a time will be able to make their way to the top. For a comfortable walk, it’s best to wear appropriate footwear (trainers or flat, closed shoes).
This truly is a space for everybody. As soon as you get stuck into what the People’s Park has to offer, you’ll soon realise that every inch was designed with everyone in mind.
Stretch your legs and let your hair down, because the People’s Park was made for taking it easy with the family. Come on over to the People’s Park Café for a morning coffee, an afternoon lunch, or a weekend picnic. Bring the kids and their bikes along, and watch them do their thing from the café deck. And once they’ve worked up an appetite, let them choose something yummy from the kid’s menu.
Got something a bit more energetic in mind? Perfect. Get that training kit on, because the park has all the space you need to get your body moving and your blood pumping.
With the impressive stadium looking over the park, the green rolling lawns, the trees and the fountains – it’s these scenic surroundings that make it impossible to want to leave.
And because access to the park, the secure parking and wi-fi at the café is free, you can take your time, do your thing and make the most of the park for the people.