Durban is the busiest port in Africa. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. Also due to the city’s warm climate and excellent beaches make Durban a favourite tourist destination for those seeking the perfect place to relax.
Durban also has one of the largest populations of Indians. This is because the early in the century were brought by the early settlers to South Africa to work in the sugar plantations.
Durban tourist attractions include the following;
Durban’s best beaches are located along the Golden Mile, this is a beautiful beach stretch of golden sand.
Durban North Beach; It is situated north of the harbour and bluff, in between Bay of Plenty and Dairy Beach.
Durban South Beach; The main attraction here is the uShaka Marine World
Addington Beach; is the best place for those who want to learn how to surf.
Umhlanga Rocks beach; located 15 minutes north of Durban, famous for its luxury hotels and apartments
Durban Botanical Gardens
The Durban Botanical Gardens are famous its collection of the rarest plant in the world, a specimen of a Cycad (Encephalartos woodii). Though an exceptional visit all year, the best time to visit is during spring. Guided tours are available but must be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Durban’s Point Waterfront
The Durban Point Waterfront is probably South Africa's most exciting property development, and it’s located at the entrance to the busiest port in Africa. It’s an attractive multibillion dollar showcase with its main attraction being the uShaka Marine World, one of Durban’s best tourist attractions.
Durban Holiday Accommodation
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Durban Tours & Historical sites
Experience amazing Durban day tours & trips. Some of the attractions include;
Nelson Mandela Capture Site; Visit the place where Nelson Mandela was arrested and taken to Robben Island by the apartheid government.
The Battlefields Route; the commemoration site is located near the town of Dundee where the Anglo-Zulu 1879 battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift are.
Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Centre; Visit an authentic Zulu kraal, Shakaland, and learn by watching how the Zulu live by observing the day to day activities of the people of this village.
Luthuli Farewell Square; Luthuli Farewell Square is named in honour of the early trader Lieutenant Francis Farewell and liberation struggle leader Albert Luthuli.
The Gandhi Monument; the bronze statue epitomising Gandhi's unique, non-violent resistance efforts is located in the city centre
The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park; this is a World Heritage Site located in the central part of the Drakensberg mountain range.
eThekwini City Hall; The eThekwini (formerly Durban) City Hall is a replica of the Belfast City Hall in Northern Ireland.
Sri Sri Radhanath Temple of Understanding; This is the largest Hare Krishna temple in Africa
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While in Durban, you can visit the Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve for Safaris. It’s good for both day safaris and overnight safaris. Also we can organise for you to visit the more popular safari destinations in South Africa such as Kruger Park.
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