"DURBAN --- KwaZulu-Natal" Top 5 Page for this destination Durban by LoriPori
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Located on the east coast of South Africa, on a bay in the Indian Ocean, DURBAN is the country's chief seaport and third largest city. Named after Sir Benjamin D'Urban, who was governor of the Cape Colony in 1835, Durban was first colonized by Holland and later by England.
Durban is blessed with great sandy beaches and sub-tropical climate, which draws many European tourists.
Durban, whose Zulu name is Tewkweni, has a wonderful blend of African, European and Indian culture.
Hans and I thoroughly enjoyed our time here and marvelled at how beautiful Durban really is. There is many things to do and see here and I will try to cover some of those things.
One of the fun things to do is RIDE A RICKSHAW. Rickshas were brought to Durban by the Hulett family. By 1904, there were 2000 registered rickshaw pullers. Our "puller" made it a lot of fun for us as he jumped up and down like an animal would and made all these funny noises. We had a great time, even if it was just for a few minutes. The posted price at the time was 5 rands per person.
One of my very favourite things to do in Durban was to browse at the many FLEA MARKETS scattered throughout the Beachfront. Many colourful displays were laid out on the sidewalks for all to see. This one, with the vendor sitting comfortably in the shade, had mostly straw hats and baskets
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