Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Durban, South Africa


Durban City Walking Tours

Durban walking tours highlight the multicultural aspects of the city - oriental, historical and 'feel of Durban'.
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Durban Walks

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All walking tours are bookable either at Tourist Junction (031 304 4934), the beachfront Tourist Junction outlet on North Beach 031 (332 2595) or at the airport. Tariff is R25pp. A booklet describing summaries of all the hikes in KwaZulu-Natal is available from Tourist Junction.

Oriental Walkabout

 Step out of Africa and into the east with a walk around Durban's Indian shopping centre and the Victoria St. Market.

Browse around bazaars and find silks, crafts, curios, brassware, silver, gold, items you thought were obsolete years ago and Zulu herbalists. Visit sari shops, the Jumma Musjid Mosque (largest in the southern hemisphere) and Emmanuel Cathedral. Buy the best bunny chows in Durban!

Guided morning tours - book at Tourism Junction. 031 304 4934.

The Durban Experience Walkabout

Really get to absorb the flavour of Durban! Tour the Natal Playhouse Theatre complex, the City Hall and the Local History Museum. Tuesdays only.

Guided morning tours - book at Tourism Junction. 031 304 4934.

Historical Walkabout

 Durban's sometimes turbulent history comes alive with visits to the steps where Winston Churchill spoke after escaping from prison in the Boer War, the monuments in Farewell Gardens (site of the first settlement in Durban), the Dick King statue, Durban's first railway station and the story of young John Ross, the Vasco da Gama clock as well as others. Mon - Fri.

Guided morning tours - book at Tourism Junction. 031 304 4934.

The Feel of Durban Walkabout

Go back in time with a visit to the Old Fort, St. Peters in Chains, the Barracks and Warrior's Gate. Also included is the 'Coast of Dreams' audiovisual presentation.

Guided morning tours - book at Tourism Junction. 031 304 4934

The Durban North Meander

Another flourishing area for artists is the Durban North area, north of the Umgeni River. Get a map from either Tourist Junction or the Umhlanga Rocks Publicity Association and follow the signs!

The Architectural Meander

Take in some of Durban's more interesting buildings.

The Berea Meander

The 'Berea' is the range of hills on the inland side of Durban and is a good landmark from where to judge where you are in Durban. It is also the home of many artists and craftspeople. Between 10.00 and 17.30 on the first Sunday of the month, they are 'at home' to you. Use your own transport to see them at work.

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