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Durban’s lesser known gems

When asked about Durban, many people are only vaguely aware of South Africa’s ‘other’ coastal city. In the tourism industry, we thing mainly about Indaba, the tourism conference hosted at the Durban ICC in May each year. Some are aware that Durban has the busiest container port in Africa.

While Cape Town stole the spotlight as the most popular tourist city in South Africa, Durban has been undergoing a major transformation. Not only does it have sandy beaches, warm water and ample sunshine, it also has breathtaking original Art Deco architecture examples to rival the best of Miami and a unique cultural heritage. Add lots of adventure activities such as the Guinness Record’s ‘World’s Tallest Swing’ at Moses Mabidha Stadium, the world’s fourth largest aquarium, uShaka Marine World, that looks like an underwater wreck... Durbs really has enough to keep visitors busy for many days.

The South African photographers Andy Stent and Szerdi Nagy has written an insightful blog for Africa Geographic Magazine, exposing some of the more interesting and unique things to do in and around Durban.

Did you know that Durban has ‘Rasta Caves’ near the uMzinyathi Waterfall, and that there are delicious vegetarian meals on offer at the Temple of Understanding, a Hare Krishna temple in Chatsworth? See their full article and beautiful photos of Durban here: Deeper into Durban

Personally, I can’t wait to visit Durban again!

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