The Sky Car Experience at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa

by Mridula on May 22, 2013

in Canon D550,Photography,South Africa

My first glimpse of Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban came quickly after landing at Durban.However my sky car experience at Moses Mabhida Stadium at Durban was much more fascinating.

I was supposed to attend (as a listener) the #MeetSouthAfrica blogging event but my flight was late. I managed to get to hear only the last two speakers. Then the snacks and wine was served. I was really excited about being in the stadium as it was one of the World Cup Football 2010 stadiums. So I took out my snacks through the door that opened to the stadium. Imagine having your snacks all alone in such a location!

Inside Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

Inside Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

OK, there were four other people inside the stadium all clicking pictures or having their drinks/snacks!  But this was not my last encounter with the stadium, I was back for more fun at the end of my stay at Durban when we went on to the arch in the Sky Car!

Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa

The Sky Car travels along the arch and leaves you high up on a viewing platform. The fee as of now is 55 Rand for an adult (one Rand varies between 6 to 7 rupees) and when we visited there was no queue. We actually formed the queue as we were 10 plus two guides. The only other tourist was a young girl on her own. It was late in the evening and I was quite excited about the views as well as the light!

Durban City from the Viewing Platform, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

Durban City from the Viewing Platform, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

I don’t know how it has happened but these days when I reach a place I am interested in photography first and seeing later. I know this is a bad strategy but that is how things are and I am not even try to change it. After a while at this trip I had a feeling I saw more through the view finder of the camera than with the eyes. Not good but I guess it is not changing as well in the near future. The grand panoramas on all sides excited me even though I feel my pictures are not a patch on the actual scene.

Durban City, Another View from Moses Mabhida Stadium

Durban City, Another View from Moses Mabhida Stadium

The view all around was lovely with the sun that was about half an hour from setting. I was wondering if we would stay there till sunset but it was not to be. I could have spent half a day there. All too soon it was time to get down.

SkyCar, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

Sky Car Tracks, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

If you are in Durban, do check out the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Sky Car is just one of the fun activities that you can do. There is much more check out the Moses Mbhida Stadium page to find out what is going on.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Anuradha Shankar May 27, 2013 at 11:44 am

what wonderful views!!


Debopam Banerjee May 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Great stadium…. Loved the clicks……


Meena Menon May 23, 2013 at 11:49 am

so this s SA thru a viewfinder ;)


Aziz Ampanwala May 23, 2013 at 11:09 am

Beautiful photos ! …


Niranjan May 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

Those are some lovely parting shots!


Anu May 22, 2013 at 10:16 pm

My Husby always wanted to visit S.Africa. And your adventures of SA is very inviting!


aparna May 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm

thnx for lovely pics nyc


My Say May 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

ati sundar Mridula Ji.. aapke dwara lee gayi ye achal chabiyaa ati manmohak evam path nirdeshak hain.. mere hridaya mei bhi yeh khudsoorat desh apni aankhon se dekhne ki abhilashayen jag rahi hain… bas mere paas mudraaon ki kami hai warna …. :) ati sundar ! abhar !


Tushar May 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Interested in photography first maybe because you want to share with blog readers. Thanks. Keep traveling, Keep writing.


rupam { xhobdo } May 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Awesome photos and nice post.Thanks for sharing :)


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