Moses Mabhida Stadium in Stamford Hill, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Arc of Triumph
Moses Mabhida Stadium in KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa is situated in the city of Durban.
The Stadiums iconic “arch of triumph” has provided Durban with a landmark to rival the London Eye or the Sydney Opera House. It was designed by the Ibola Lethu Consortium and is able to hold a variety of sporting and cultural events. Their website has up to date information on upcoming events and shows to be held at the Stadium.
It has been voted the most popular stadium in South Africa and during the 2010 Fifa World Cup it hosted 7 football matches, one being a semi-final match, which was attending by Paris Hilton, John Travolta and Leonardo Di Caprio.
The shape of the iconic arch was inspired by the “Y shape” on the South African flag and is 106 metres high. It not just a design feature, the SkyCar takes visitors to its highest point where they can get off and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the ocean.
There are 120 luxury suites providing 7 500 VIP seats and the usual stadium capacity is 56 000, but can be up-scaled to 85 000 if necessary for events such as the Olympics. The seats are comfortable and arranged in colour to give the effect of the ocean flowing onto the beach.
Things to do and see
- Visitor Centre
- SkyCar & Viewing Platform
- Stadium Tours
- Big Rush Big Swing
- Segway Gliding Tours
- Adventure Walk
- People’s Park
The Stadium is open to the public Monday to Sunday with a variety of activities and attractions.
Please refer to their website for rates and times on each separate activity as listed above. Rates can range from R50 to R695 per person depending on the activity and some activities are weather permitting or weekends only.
Durban has a warm climate throughout the year with cooler evenings in the winter months and rainfall throughout the summer months.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 15˚C and 29˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 7˚C and 20˚C.
There are Domestic and International flights into Durban’s King Shaka Airport on a daily basis. Bus services, taxis and car rental companies are available for easy access around the area.
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