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Welcome to Durban


Founded by British settlers and Originally called Port Natal, the sunny seaside city of Durban is built around one of, if not the busiest port(s) in Africa. The city, popular for its all-year round sunshine and coastline of sun kissed beaches, sits in the KwaZulu-Natal province and eThekwini municipality.

The sophisticated cosmopolitan city of over 3,442,361 people is a major centre of tourism because of the city's warm sub-tropical climate and extensive beaches. Its land area of 2,297 square km is comparatively larger than other cities in South Africa.

Durban has the largest Indian population outside of India and the ‎largest Asian community on the African continent. Along with Vigan, Doha, La Paz, Havana, Beirut , and Kuala Lumpur; the city was recognised officially as one of the New7Wonders cities.

Information & Facts


The Golden Mile: Segway and bike hires provide the best tour and experience of the Durban Beachfront.

Moses Mabhida Stadium: Named after former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party, Moses Mabhida. It is a multi-use stadium and was one of the host stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

uShaka Marine World, one of the largest aquariums in the world and family-friendly theme park. It comprises of the uShaka Sea World, uShaka Wet 'n Wild, uShaka Beach, and uShaka Village Walk.

The Markets of Warwick—possibly the largest informal street market in South Africa

The International Convention Centre (ICC)—the leading conferences centre in Africa for the last 5 years, and rated 4th in the world i