Durban Point is one of Durban's most historic and significant urban quarters, but over the years it has been subject to creeping
blight that had left it largely abandoned and vacant. All that has changed with the launch in 2003 of the Durban Point Waterfront with over R1.8
billion being invested in the area. The Durban Point Waterfront has a superb location and enjoys access to a range of modes of movement including
pedestrian, road, rail and sea and therefore has local, national and international connections.
Much of the renewed impetus for this initiative in the Durban Point Waterfront is due to the implementation of the uShaka Marine World project.
This "must-see-must-do" attraction was consciously targeted at creating a development impetus for the city. This led to the idea of creating a unique
"waterfront city within a city" in which a system of canals forms the central spine of urban redevelopment and where the economic benefits of water
frontage extend throughout the area. The development includes a 1200-seater dolphinarium, retail outlets, apartments and restaurants. If you're
visiting the city, the Durban Point Waterfront is a must.