Durban City

Durban is the third most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg and Cape Town and the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Located on the east coast of South Africa, Durban is the busiest port in the country. It is also one of the major centres of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. Durban forms part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, which includes neighboring towns and has a population of about 3.44 million, making the combined municipality one of the biggest cities on the Indian Ocean coast of the African continent. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg.

Durban is Known for

Located on the east coast of South Africa, Durban is famous for being the busiest port in the country.

However, though it looks very modern and safe, it is not. It's supposed to be one of the safest cities in South Africa, but unfortunately, even so, the crime rates aren't low. The city of Durban is located on the east coast of South Africa in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and in the municipality of eThekwini.

While summers are from December to March, the city also receives a good amount of rainfall during this period. The winter months from June to August are the best season to visit Durban as the temperatures is low and the rains are a rarity.

Places to Visit in Durban

Durban provides a glimpse into South Africa's multi-cultural history, with its vibrant Zulu culture, and visible Indian and colonial influences. The beach is hugely important to locals, as watersports enthusiasts and sunbathers lap up the ever present rays of sunshine. Drakensberg mountain range is even more thrilling -- with its prehistoric rock art hidden and engraved in its caves:

  • The Golden Mile
  • Indian District
  • KwaMuhle Museum
  • Botanical Gardens
  • uShaka Sea World
  • Essenwood Market
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Hiking Trail